Bhote Koshi River Rafting 2 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 2 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle/ Tourist Bus/ Jeep
  • Activity White water Rafting
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn
  • Group Size Mini. 2, Max. 14 People
  • Trip Start/End Lomosangu/Dolalghat
  • Max Altitude 1,300m

Bhote Koshi River Rafting Overview

The Bhote Koshi River could be the best choice for those who are looking for a short, but fast-paced, rafting adventure in Nepal. It is the steepest raftable river with technical class III and IV rapids. The trip begins near the Nepal/Tibet (China) Kodari border taking you through the natural beauty of the area. During the adventure, you can take part in other activities such as mountain biking, bungee jumping, and short treks. On this trip, you will get an opportunity to see terraced green fields high above the river on precipitous slopes, as well as curious villagers lining suspension bridges, as you plunge through cascading waves and chutes of foam.

Bhote Koshi River Rafting offers a thrilling whitewater experience. It is an exciting river to raft and kayak on. Kathmandu and Pokhara are both easy access points for the main branch of the Sun Koshi River, which originates in Tibet. Bhote Koshi Rafting has many exciting gorges between mountain valleys, hills, and springs. The rapids and canyons of this river are very challenging, with their big bounces. Adventure Club  Trek selects Bhote Koshi River for its difficult and fun adventure sports.

Bhotekoshi River is easily accessible by Private Car/Jeep from Kathmandu. Lamosangu is 3 hours away via Araniko Highway. You will be amazed by this highway's numerous bends and natural scenes every time you look outside. Bhote Koshi is a challenging river, as the road view shows while traveling to the access point for rafting. Upper Bhote Koshi finishes at Barabise, while Lower Bhote Koshi begins at Lamosangu Dam. Lamosangu is the place to start rafting. The current of water in this river makes rafting in it a challenging experience. Some rapids are breath-stopping and can make your hair stand on end.

A gorgeous three-hour drive gets you to the rafting site from Kathmandu. Technically, the Upper Bhote Koshi ends just after Barbisae where the Sun Koshi joins as a stream from the left.  The Lower Bhote Koshi rafting starts from the Lamasangu.

Rafting starts/Ends info

River Name: Bhote Koshi
Rafting put in point: Baseri or Lamasanghu
Rafting ending point: Dolalghat

Best Season, Raft grade with Water Volume

SeasonGradingWater Volume
September - December5-Approx.100 - 50 cumecs
January - May4+Approx. 40 cumecs
June - AugustLower section only 4+Approx 180 cumecs


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Today, we will drive from Kathmandu to Khadichour in about 3 hours. We will begin our river journey after the guides have given you safety and paddle instructions. The river journey will be filled with continuous class 3 rapids. We will reach the riverbank after rafting around 16 km and then camp at Sukete Village.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsLunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we'll again Raft from Sukete Village to Lamoshanghu with all our energy; it's one of the fastest-flowing rivers in Nepal and gives you the thrill you came for; we'll drive back to Kathmandu. 3-4 Hours from there. While Returning, we'll see the breathtaking view of nature and finally get back to the hotel.

  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illnesses or injuries. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All Rafting equipment including life jacket, helmets, paddle, paddle top, and self-balling raft.
  •  Ground Transportation bt Tourist Bus/Van 
  • Experienced Guide and supporter
  • Tented camps in Riverside pool
  • Full board meals with hot drinks
  • Accommodation camping in a tent
  • All national Park permits
  • Rafting permit.
  • Rafting, kitchen, and camping equipment experienced Captain Cook and other staff
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc. for guide and cook
  • Waterproof plastic bag to pack your clothing and equipment while rafting.
  • All Government Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu 
  • Travel insurance (must). (See the travel insurance page)
  • International airfare to and from Nepal. (See the international flights page)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks
  • Tips for guide, helpers, and driver (Tipping is expected)

Useful Info

What To Bring For The Rafting 

  • T-shirt
  • swimwear for the river
  • Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover
  • Sunscreen and lip protector
  • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap
  • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
  • Personal medication
  • Flashlight
  • Footwear 
  • Reading boot

Safety Issue

Our team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believes every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - SRT (Swift Water Rescue Technician), CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and Wilderness First Aid, and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and makes your rafting journey with us more comfortable and enjoyable

The Equipment We Provide For The Trip

Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits, and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food, and drinks

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