Bhote Koshi River 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. The river is followed by the Araniko highway so access and scouting are relatively easy. The upper valley above Bahrabise is impressively narrow with steep hill sides shooting up over 2000m 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 excited the mind.
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 start right from the Lamasangu.
It’s a great beginner river for rafters and fun for kayakers at all levels. If you have never rafted before and if you have limited time but desire an adrenaline overload, then this is a perfect trip package for you because Bhote Kosi is probably the most exciting short rafting trip in Nepal.
Day 01: Morning we take a drive to Lamosangu- Dam, the starting point of rafting. This is a spectacular drive through villages and if weather permits, you will have fantastic mountain views i.e. Ganesh Himal, Langtang etc. This day we raft 10 km of the most exciting stretch of the river. After end of the rafting drive back to our camp.
Day 02: After breakfast a quick pack up and set out (approx. 9 to 10 a.m.) for white water rafting again. You have the second chance to show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids. We have lunch on the river bank and continue the action until we reach at the take out point Dolalghat Bazaar about 2 to 3 p.m. Then drive back to Kathmandu. Our trip is over here.
We organize a pre-departure meeting the day before to answer questions and meet the team.