Bhote Koshi is yet another popular river for rafting. It flows down from the plateau of Tibet where it originates, to Nepal in the south. Passing through deep gorges, the Bhote Koshi offers a rugged and a great river trip. With its classic rapids of Class III in the lower level and Class IV to V at higher flows, Bhote Koshi offers a terrific trip. Some of the rapids encountered on the trip are: Frog in a Blender, John’s Home, Gerbil in the Plumbing, Liquid Bliss, Dazed and Confused. After a three-hour drive from Kathmandu along the road to Tibet, one arrives at Bhote Koshi all geared up for the adventure. This is a fast flowing river owing to its steep gradient. With some challenging rapids, this is suited for novices and expert river guides as well. For some, it is the ultimate rush. Rafting is one of the best means to see the country and its character. While driving to the put-in point, the scenery en route is astounding; the Himalayan mountain ranges such as Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and others come into view. Along the way are some spectacular emerald fields, terraced hillsides, large .

One-Day Bhote Koshi Trip 

An early start and it’s off to the Bhote Koshi put-in point, 96 km away. The river offers real adventure with a rollercoaster ride. The drive to the put-in point is interes...

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Bhote Koshi

Put-In: 95km (3 hours private bus from Kathmandu)
Take-Out: Riverside Resort
(just above the dam - 3 hours private bus to Kathmandu)
Meals: 1 Day Option = Lunch / 2 Day Option = day 1 Lunch & Dinner / day 2 Breakfast & Lunch
Camping at permanent resort style camp
River Grade: 3 - 5
Season: Sep -May

At a glance

Day 1 6 am meet at the Alternative Nepal office in Thamel and drive to Lamoshangu, (3 hours). Rafting 3 hours on the lower section of Bhote Kosi for 14 km. Camp at the Tibet link resort.

Day 2 Drive to @ 95 kilo and raft down to Dam side, 17km, 4 hours. Take out at the dam and drive 3 hours to Kathmandu.

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