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The Bhotekosi is best described as a liquid rush! As steep as it gets with constant rapids, this two-day trip is a full body workout and the skill and determination of the paddle crew is tested to the limit. The Bhotekosi roughly translated as 'river from Tibet', although little more than a mountain stream has one of the steepest gradients of any raftable river in Nepal.
Snow Giants loom over as the clean, fresh water roars and dodges its way through narrow canyons and the remnants of a huge, Giants' boulder-tossing contest! Shooting down glistening shoots into bubbling, frothing pools, the raft twists, turns and plunges to the exhilarated shrieks of the crew. The Bhote Kosi is one of the most technical rivers in Nepal, providing continuous, challenging rapids from start to finish. It has been likened to a pinball machine and you're the ball, which is certainly how it feels, with one intense rapid after another. It is exhilarating and fun and you will love running it! It is full of nasty drops, pour overs and huge bumping boulders. With an experienced guide it is a great first river for beginners, while having more than enough to challenge and thrill for an experienced rafter! Our guides know exactly where to put the raft to get the most out of this river and to avoid spills. Come play with us here and you will be hooked on rafting for life.
The Bhotekosi is without a doubt one of the most exciting short rafting trips in the world! Is It For Me? Ready for action, ready for fun? If this sounds like you then this river is the one. No experience necessary but you must be prepared to either throw yourself into the paddling or get ready for a flip!
There are two rafting seasons, The best season is September following the monsoon and extending through October, November and sometimes early December. The second season follows the spring thaw from March to May, the best water being in April/ May. It is great if you can combine the Marsyangdi or the Kali Gandaki with any of our treks in the Annapurna Region. If you are short of time we can arrange an airfare back from Pokhara to Kathmandu (or vice- versa). Keen to see a tiger? Add on a jungle safari to Chitwan or Bardia National Park.
Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Baseri which is the starting point of rafting. After lunch the guide will give you a briefing on the safety measures and nature of rafting on the Bhote Koshi. This day you will encounter only with class III rapids as prepare for the next day's real adventure. You camp for the night.
This is an adventurous day as you face challenging rapids of class V such as "frog on the blinder", "midnight express”,” wall", "cave", etc. Along with this you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and lifestyle of ethnic Nepali communities. Drive back to Kathmandu in the evening.