The Bhote Kosi / Upper Sun Kosi during high water is without a doubt the most action packed white water run in Nepal. The river drops off steeply providing continuous stretches of powerful class III-IV white water. Boulder gardens, small waterfalls, steep chutes and 90-degree bends present a multitude of hazards to be negotiated. The Bhote Kosi it is a technical river requiring an active crew. This run is not for the faint hearted !
At the end of an action packed day, you can relax and watch the sun set from the thatched bar of the Sukute Beach Resort or, the porch of your spacious, safari style tent. This is the place to mellow out! We guarantee that no one will try to sell you anything! Stay as long as you want, sunbathe on our sandy beach, read a book in peace, sit and chat around a fire, play backgammon in the bar, or enjoy the stars and sounds of the river.
River Bhote Kosi: meaning - 'The harmony of Tibet and the Himalayas' (1 to 2 days)
|September - December
||Approx.100 - 50 cumecs
|January - May
||Approx. 40 cumecs
|June - August
||Lower section only 4+
||Approx 180 cumecs
Location, Transportation and Timetable
Baseri (95 km.) the main put in point for Bhote Kosi River is 4 hour drive North-East of Kathmandu. Transportation to Baseri will be by private transport. The 25 km. of river action takes two days. The road journey from the 'Dam' - take out point is approx. 3 hours to Kathmandu. There is an orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have, to meet your fellow rafters and also your guide.
There is not much time to look at the mountain scenery and surroundings once you are on this river as whitewater action starts! However, en route there is an excellent opportunity to stop in Dulikhel to admire the stunning views of the Himalayas! The Bhote Kosi is regarded as one of the best short white water rafting trips in the world. It is the steepest river that is rafted in Nepal, with continuous rapid action making this river a full-on commitment and a huge adrenaline rush.
This is an ideal trip for those wanting a short but intense and thrilling rafting trip. It is better suited to those who has some previous rafting experience.
What we provide
Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.
We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided.
All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.
What to bring
Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.
What you need to tell us
Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.
Himalaya Glory Travels www.trip2himalaya.com
" takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.
Departures every second day
A beautiful steep mountain river only a few hours drive from KTM offering two days of intense challenging activity.
Rafters need no previous experience
This is the perfect river for the expert kayaker. The rapids are continuous and powerful with great surfing and hole riding. A bombproof roll is a prerequisite.