RAFTING IN THE BHOTE KOSHI RIVER
Your two-day liquid odyssey begins at The Borderlands Eco Adventure Resort. This border oasis is situated just south of Tibet and has exclusive access to the highest raft put-in point, which means more whitewater and one of the finest rafting and kayaking environments in the world.
Ultimate Descents Nepal , has spent more time on the Bhote Koshi river than any other rafting company. Guides are certified in river rescue and first aid. State of the art equipment and years of experience means you can happily bet on one of the safest and most exciting river journeys in the country. A rafting or kayaking experience in Nepal is a truly amazing experience.
Our trips meet at 0600 am (always make a point of checking this as it can change depending on the time of the year) at our office in Thamel. All the restaurants are closed at this time, so bring a snack for breakfast. Once we have everyone ready, we get on our chartered bus. The bus takes us out of Kathmandu Valley, through rice fields and the ancient town of Dhulikhel.
On a clear day, the entire Himalayan range is clearly visible from the summit. From here the road drops 1,000 meters to the village of Dolalghat on the banks of the Indrawati River. Then we push up north towards the Tibetan Border and the steep water that tumbles down from the plateau.
After an early lunch, everyone puts on a lifejacket, spray-jacket and helmet, ready to begin their adventure. Most of the people we take down the river have never been on a raft before and our guides gear the safety talk to neophytes.
Rafting on the Bhote Koshi is a full body activity, with much more than mere paddling. You learn how to throw your body weight around the raft in desperate, yet effective attempts to swing the raft around boulders and through the hydraulics. The Bhote Koshi is a steep mountain river with a long series of 3+ to 4- deeps.
Just before we reach the village of Barabise on this day, the journey ends and we load all the boats onto our bus and drive back up to the top of the river where our camp is waiting for us. While dinner is being prepared, take time to sit beside the river or play volleyball. It's an excellent time to have a beer, and swap and refine stories.
Age range, type of group
Anyone who is healthy anf physically fit can participate without any restrictions. even specially able people are invited if it is possbile for them to undertake the activity.
Sleeping and meals
camping in tents with or without shed in green lush hills on a green grassy floor, beside the roaring Bhotekoshi river. you have both campfire and restaurant here.
Ultimate Descents is Committed to conserving wild Himalayan Rivers :
Ultimate Descents Nepal (UD Nepal) is the founding member of Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT). We have always valued and respected our natural surroundings to affirm its sustainability for the future generations and continue to do so.
NRCT in association with UD Nepal has hosted many workshops for river guides, for river communities, has launched big campaigns such as Bagmati cleanup campaign, Save the Bhotekoshi Campaign since its inception in 1995. We also host the annual River festival during the last weekend of February on the Bhote Koshi River. UDN has been actively supporting these campaigns ever since they were initiated. These festivals are organized in order to raise awareness about the conservation of the Himalayan Rivers and to bring people and communities closer to the river so they understand its plight better. Events include Kayak Rodeo, Workshops on River Conservation, Friendship float (rafting) etc.
Our $1 Project : Every client who buys a trip worth $100, we keep aside $1 for River Conservation and River Restoration Projects. Some examples of our river restoration projects can be witnessed at the Sun Koshi Beach and Trisuli Beach Camp, an environmental initiative of UDN. You are welcome to visit us and find out more about these projects. Nepal has 6,000 small and big rivers. Join us to keep a few free flowing forever.
Nepal the world’s best whitewater destination :
Nepal has long held a mysterious attraction to travelers and trekkers alike. In recent years, this tiny Himalayan country has earned a reputation as one of the finest places in the world for river running. You can now experience some of the most amazing whitewater in an exotic destination. Ultimate Descents Nepal invites you to share in this experience and enjoy all the amenities of this best whitewater rafting.