The Bhote Koshi is one of the best white water adventures in Nepal (class 4 to 5). Your journey to the starting point takes you through the mountains, past a vista of traditional Tibetan life. Once you're on the river, though there is no time to stop and admire the scenery, as you and your fellow rafters negotiate some of the fastest and steepest rapids in Nepal. This true adventure can be rafted between October and December and February and April.
A beautiful steep mountain river only a few hours drive from Kathmandu offering two days of intense and challenging activity. The River "Bhote" roughly translates as "river from Tibet" so there are quite a lot of rivers with this name in Nepal. This Bhote kosi is the main branch of the sun Kosi and it has been descended by kayak from near the Tibetan border at Kodari. The Arniko Highway follows the river from Kathamandu to Lhasa, so access and souting are relatively easy. The upper valley above Barabise is impressively narrow with steep hill sides shooting up over 200m from the river, and there are come dramatic and scenic gorges down at river lever. Just to drive up the highway and look at the river is like reading an erotic novel- it quickens the blood and excites the mind!
Technically, the Bhote kosi ends just after Barabise where the Sun Kosi joins as a stream from the left: we have taken our description down to the dam at lamosangu, as this is the usual run. There is a new hydro scheme near Kodari and proposals for other schemes that if implemented at some time in the future, will mean that almost all of the river will be diverted. This isnt the raft trip for everyone, but if you're into fun, challenge, intense physical activity, and non-stop action then this could be you. It makes a great dimax for any team who have just finished a longer multi-day raft trip and want to continue the adrenaline high that white water induces.
Day 01: Drive to Tibet border then Rafting
Day 02: Rafting & Drive back to Kathmandu
Fixed Departure Dates for Bhote Koshi White Water River Rafting
15th - 16th March,18th - 19th March, 20th - 21st March, 24th - 25th March, 27th - 28th March, 29th - 30th March, 2nd - 3rd April, 5th - 6th April, 8th - 9th April,12th - 13th April,16th - 17th April, 20th - 21st April, 24th - 25th April, 28th - 29th April, 31st April- 1st May, 5th - 6th may,9th - 10th May, 14th - 15th May,18th - 19th May,24th - 25th May,28th - 29th May