Whitewater Paddling Trip November 22nd to December 6th 2015 (Balephi Khola, Lower Bhote Kosi, Sun Kosi and Tamur Rivers)

Whitewater Paddling Trip November 22nd to December 6th 2015 (Balephi Khola, Lower Bhote Kosi, Sun Kosi and Tamur Rivers)

    Whitewater Paddling Trip November 22nd to December 6th 2015 (Balephi Khola, Lower Bhote Kosi, Sun Kosi and Tamur Rivers)

Itinenary

Day 1 When you arrive into Kathmandu airport, you will be met by the Whitewater Adventures Nepal Expedition Leader and transferred to the hotel to relax or recover from jetlag and welcome dinner in evening talk about the trip.

  1. Not included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2  ( This  half day sightseeing day is optional  )

Your expedition leader with culture guide will meet you in your hotel after breakfast and we will begin the sightseeing and exploration day around Kathmandu. We will visit Patan Museum and Durbah square. Have lunch in Thamel and then spend the afternoon getting fitted out in boats and preparing for the river trip. In the evening we will hold our pre departure meeting.

  1. Not included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 After breakfast we will take you to our bus from your hotel which is five or ten minutes and we will put all the bags in the bus. We will drive approximately 2 and a half hrs to the lower Bhote Kosi River. You will get magnificent views of the Everest Mountain Range. Paddle beautiful class 2- 3 whitewater. We will have lunch along the way. Camp on the river bank.

Day 4 Paddle the Baleph Khola river taking in stunning views of Everest on a clear day. The Balephi Khola is one of the smaller tributaries of the Sun Kosi and is a lovely tight boulder strewn river with crystal clear water. We will paddle this lovely jewel of a river down into the Sun Kosi.  We will set up camp on the banks of the Sun Kosi River.

  1. Included : All meals until arrival back in Kathmandu on Day 12 morning.

Day 5-11The Sun Kosi has been described as one of the best white water trips in the world. Big volume rapids, beautiful scenery, warm water and excellent beaches for camping the river travels from northern part of Nepal and travels all the way east to the terai, flat lands of Nepal. All the major rivers from the Himalayas drain into the Sun Kosi and the river increases giving a feeling of power. You will travel through lush jungle, rice paddies and pass small villages. Monkeys, deer and many species of birds inhabit the Sun Kosi river corridor.  Class 2- 4+ rapids over 7 days paddling 270 kms from the put in at Sukute Beach and take out at Chatra, this is truly a wonderful experience.  Camping along the way on river beaches, which are perfect for early morning yoga sessions and relaxing after paddling.

Day 11  Paddle about an hour in the morning to the take out Chatra. We will have a traditional dhal bhat lunch and then pack our bus and drive up to the put in of the Tamur river which is approximately 2 hrs drive. After unloading our gear at the put in at Mulghat we will paddle a couple of kilometers to a lovely river beach where we can relax and enjoy the new river environment. The Tamur River drains from Mt. Kanchenjunga which is the third highest peak in the world.

Day 12 Full day paddling down the Tamur River with over 25 rapids grading from 2-4.  There is an option to raft this section. Camp at the confluence of the Sun Kosi and Tamur rivers.

Day 13 Paddle down to the take out of the Sun Kosi river stopping along the way at the Bharah temple. Lunch and then overnight bus trip back to Kathmandu approximately 18hrs arriving @ 9 am the following morning. NB: There is the option here to take a 45 minute flight back to Kathmandu which will reduce the itinerary by one day.

Day 14 You will be dropped off at your hotel and then can spend the rest of the day shopping and relaxing in Kathmandu. Stay overnight in hotel.

  1. Not included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 Fly home

Cost Included / Cost Excluded

Cost Included

  • Permits
  • Food ( while on the river )
  • Guides
  • Camping and river gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mattress
  • Dry bag
  • Tent
  • Kayak
  • Paddle and gear boats
  • All the cooking and kitchen equipment
  • Satellite phone
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
  • River maps
  • 3 nights accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu (we can organize extra nights if people require)
  • Airport pick up
  • Culture guide and sightseeing day
  • Professional standard river guides and safety kayaker
  • Private bus to put in and take out
  • Twin share room in hotel

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare
  • Nepalese visa (this costs US$65 for 30 days and you need two passport photos) this can be issued on arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Extra snacks on the river and meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Beverages for on the river i.e.) alcohol
  • Normally people tip the local guides at the end of the trip
  • Flight from Biratnager Kathmandu

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