Trip Overview

Bhote Koshi river rafting

Bhote Koshi river rafting is a short adventure trip of 2 days, ideal for those seeking a short but adventure-filled rafting experience in Nepal. The Bhote Kosi River is a 4-hours drive to the northeast of Kathmandu, through the Araniko Highway. We generally make into the river from Lamosanghu and follow the river down for a stretch of about 25 kilometers. The Bhote Koshi is one of the fastest flowing rivers in Nepal. The Bhote Koshi originates in the Tibet plateau and flows all the way up to the south and then finally joins with the Sun Koshi river. 

In this standard two day itinerary, we reach the river at the put-in point on the first day. Soon after a short briefing,  we engage in rafting for about ten kilometers and return to a resort/tent camp to spend the night. The following day as well, our starting point will be the same but we run the full course of 25 kilometers. And finally, emerge out of the river in Dolalghat Bazaar. After lunch at Dolalghat, eventually, we retrace our drive back to Kathmandu.

This River Rafting trip is a perfect short river trip for those seeking a whitewater adventure in Nepal. While rafting, you can also see the panoramic view of mountains, green hills, and riverside settlements. Besides, gentle and constant grade III rapids, we will expect more wild and huge grade IV-V rapids too. This Bhote Koshi rafting trip is considered to be one of the best whitewater rafting adventures and the best short rafting trip in Nepal.

Rafting trip facts

Source of the river: Phurbichyachu, Mt. Sisha Pangma
Put in point: Lamasangu Dam(18km)
Put out point: Dolalghat Bazaar
Way to reach the rafting point: By Road (private vehicle)
River grade: 4/5 Class
Water volume: Approx. 40- 100cumec
Best Time: Mar-Apr, Oct-Dec
Accommodation: Tent Camp.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-479
  • TRIP NAME: Bhote Koshi river rafting
  • DURATION: 2 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Rafting in Nepal
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • BEST SEASON: March, April, October, November, December,
  • MAX ALTITUDE
  • ACCOMMODATION tent camp
  • TRIP ROUTE: Kathmandu-Lamosanghu-Dolalghat-Kathmandu

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Khadichaur(Lamasangu Dam) (95 km/4hrs)

    We shall drive along the Araniko Highway to Lamosangu Dam, Khadichour, the starting point. It will take about 4 hours to cover a distance of 95 km. This drive goes through small settlements with spectacular mountain views. On reaching the put-in point, there will be an orientation program. And then we begin our first-day rafting. The first 10 km is the most exciting stretch of the river and then return to the starting point to play again the same stretch the next day. Overnight in tent camp.

  • Day 2: Pack up and set out

    After breakfast, we shall set out for our full-day rafting adventure. Today we, are going to experience some of the wildest grade V rapids and enjoy more of our white water river action until Dolalghat. Lunch will be planned at Dolalghat and after lunch transfer back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

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      EDhan
      EDhan

      10th November, 2015

      My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

      The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

      Margo Boston
      Margo Boston

      14th October, 2015

      Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

      We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

      Lori
      Lori

      7th October, 2015

      Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.

      Palm
      Palm

      12th August, 2015

      Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.

      What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.

      Irfan
      Irfan

      27th December, 2019

      Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.