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Bhote Koshi

“Bhote” roughly translates as “river from Tibet” so there are quite a lot of rivers with this name in Nepal. This Bhote koshi is the main branch of the Sun koshi and it has been descended by kayak from near the Tibetan border at Kodari. The river is followed by the Araniko Highway from Kathmandu to Lhasa, so access and scouting are relatively easy. The upper valley above Barhabise is impressively narrow with steep hill sides shooting up over 2000 m from the river, and there are some dramatic and scenic gorges down at river level. Just to drive up the highway and look at the river is like reading an erotic novel – it quickens the blood and excites and mind!

Technically, the Bhote koshi ends just after Bahrabise where the Sun koshi joins as a stream from the left: we have taken our description down to the dam at Lamasangu 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.

Note : As per your request ,we also provide you day trip rafting.

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Day 01:
Meet at the office as per time arranged by your expedition leader at the pre-departure meeting. Then we travel by our private bus to the river starting point of the trip. This is a spectacular drive through villages and if weather permits, you will have fantastic mountain views i.e. Ganesh Himal, Langtang etc. Upon arrival in the camp lunch will be served.   After early lunch your expedition leader will deliver a safety talk and provide all paddling gear for the trip. First day rafting provides about three and half hour of pure white water. After a long series of class 3 rapids we drop into the first class 4 drop known as Gerbil In The Plumbing.  From here there is a stretch of class 3 whitewater and then we come to the crux of the day, which is a long, technical rapid called 'Frog in a Blender'. After this rapid we settle down for about twenty feet, and then it’s back into the soup with a long series of class 3+/4- drops which lead us into a nifty little rapid called Carnal Knowledge of a Deviant Nature.  The remaining ten kilometers of river is a non-stop series of class 3 and 4 drops terminating into short pools with the next drop just a few feet away.  The river flows through a beautiful narrow canyon with lush green vegetation and waterfalls coming in from the steep stone walls.  At the bottom of this stretch is a rapid called ExLax.  Just before we hit the village of Barabise we load all the boats onto our bus and drive back to our camp, change your wet clothes, enjoy the scenery and late evening have dinner and camp. hot drinks, rum punch, enjoy the scenery an

Day 02:
Early morning, have hot drinks and breakfast then pack your gears. You have the second chance to show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids.  We have lunch on the river and continue the action until the take out point. We run the top stretch again in the morning, though most people don’t recognize it the second time through. Today instead of getting out at Barabise we continue on down through the center of town and onto a short flat stretch. Upon reaching the dam, the entire gradient of the last kilometer fulminates into fifty meters of incredibly steep and technical rapid known as 'The Great Wall'.  'The Great Wall’s one redeeming feature is that there is a pool at the bottom, because right after the pool is an incredible rapid called 'Liquid Bliss', which leads directly into a rapid called 'Fake Right Go Left', which leads directly into another rapid called 'My God, What To Do?'.  The trip ends with a bang on a long series of drops known as 'Dazed and Confused'.  Without a doubt this is some of the finest whitewater rafting to be had anywhere. Our trip ends by mid-noon. Once you get their load up all the kits on bus, drive back to Ktm.

Departure Point:  Kathmandu
River Start Point: KM 95
River Finish Point: Lomasangu Dam
Outward Travel Time: 1/2 Hours
River Grade: III to IV 
Return Travel Time: 3 Hours
River Days: 2 Days
River Distance: 20 Kms.

Day 01:
Meet at the office as per time arranged by your expedition leader at the pre-departure meeting. Then we travel by our private bus to the river starting point of the trip. This is a spectacular drive through villages and if weather permits, you will have fantastic mountain views i.e. Ganesh Himal, Langtang etc. Upon arrival in the camp lunch will be served.   After early lunch your expedition leader will deliver a safety talk and provide all paddling gear for the trip. First day rafting provides about three and half hour of pure white water. After a long series of class 3 rapids we drop into the first class 4 drop known as Gerbil In The Plumbing.  From here there is a stretch of class 3 whitewater and then we come to the crux of the day, which is a long, technical rapid called 'Frog in a Blender'. After this rapid we settle down for about twenty feet, and then it’s back into the soup with a long series of class 3+/4- drops which lead us into a nifty little rapid called Carnal Knowledge of a Deviant Nature.  The remaining ten kilometers of river is a non-stop series of class 3 and 4 drops terminating into short pools with the next drop just a few feet away.  The river flows through a beautiful narrow canyon with lush green vegetation and waterfalls coming in from the steep stone walls.  At the bottom of this stretch is a rapid called ExLax.  Just before we hit the village of Barabise we load all the boats onto our bus and drive back to our camp, change your wet clothes, enjoy the scenery and late evening have dinner and camp. hot drinks, rum punch, enjoy the scenery an

Day 02:
Early morning, have hot drinks and breakfast then pack your gears. You have the second chance to show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids.  We have lunch on the river and continue the action until the take out point. We run the top stretch again in the morning, though most people don’t recognize it the second time through. Today instead of getting out at Barabise we continue on down through the center of town and onto a short flat stretch. Upon reaching the dam, the entire gradient of the last kilometer fulminates into fifty meters of incredibly steep and technical rapid known as 'The Great Wall'.  'The Great Wall’s one redeeming feature is that there is a pool at the bottom, because right after the pool is an incredible rapid called 'Liquid Bliss', which leads directly into a rapid called 'Fake Right Go Left', which leads directly into another rapid called 'My God, What To Do?'.  The trip ends with a bang on a long series of drops known as 'Dazed and Confused'.  Without a doubt this is some of the finest whitewater rafting to be had anywhere. Our trip ends by mid-noon. Once you get their load up all the kits on bus, drive back to Ktm.

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