Bhote Koshi River “2 day Adrenaline Action from Tibet”

Bhote Koshi River“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. 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.

Accessibility and Location:The starting put-in point Baseri or Lamusangu Dam for the Bhotekoshi River is about 3 hour a way east from Kathmandu, High Mountain Wave Trekking provides you private transportation to transfer there for the rafting trip. After completion, 17 km trip ends at Dam or Dolalghat. The return journey from the take-out point takes appr. 3-4 hr Short drive by private bus to Kathmandu.

River Description

Season/Months Difficulties/Grade Water volume
September - December V- Approx.100 cumecs
January - May iv+ Approx. 50 cumecs
June - August Lower Section Approx. 180 cumecs

Trip Preparation and pre-departure meeting
Before heading every outdoor trip we would like to request to our guests to be gathered at our office for pre-departure meeting as it is also prime concern to introduce with our team-Trip Leader, Guides, trip staffs and other guests, complete final official formalities, discuss about the trip system, timetable and other important matters to make your happy journey successful.

Equipments and services we provide for the trip
Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food and drinks.

Things you need to bring for the trip
River wear gear: shorts- half pant, T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection), swim wear, Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandals.

For the camp site wear: Personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, Trouser/pant, under garments socks, a towel, light shoe, Fleece type pullover, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, reading and writing materials, medication recommended by your doctor. 

Safety Issue
High Mountain Wave Trekking team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believes every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - AR/CPR, Wildness First-Aid and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides in every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and make your rafting journey with us more comfort and enjoyable

Care of Environment
The care of environment is our prime concern responsibility to protect the wildness resources of Nepal for future generation. We practice and follow minimum impact polices on our every outdoor journey- by using gas or kerosene as a cooking fuel instead of local firewood. Moreover by disposing and cleaning both biodegradable and non-degradable properly from the campsite.




River Name Best Season Grade* Water Flow Put In Point Take Out Point
TRISHULI (1-3 DAYS) Sep - Dec 4 300 Caraudi Gaighat
  Jan - May 4- 250 Charaudi Gaighat
Jun - Aug 4+ 450 Baireni Gaighat
SETI KHOLA (2 DAYS) Sep - Dec 3 50 Damauli Gaighat
  Jan - May 2 20 Damauli Gaighat
Jun - Aug 4 100 Damauli Gaighat
BHOTE KOSI (2 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5- 100 Baseri Dolalghat
  Jan - May 4+ 50 Baseri Dolalghat
Jun - Aug lower section 180 Dam Dolalghat
KALI GANDAKI (3 DAYS) Sep - Dec 4+ 500 Nayapul Dam
  Jan - May 4 200 Nayapul Dam
Jun - Aug Nr 1000 Nayapul Dam
MARSHYANGDI (4 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5- 250 Nagdi Bimalnagar
  Jan - May 4 100 Nagdi Bimalnagar
Jun - Aug NR 450  Nagdi Bimalnagar
SUN KOSI ( 8-10 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5 475 Dolalghat Chatara
  Jan - May 5- 300 Dolalghat Chatara
Jun - Aug NR 1200  Dolalghat Chatara
KARNALI (10 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5 550 Kareleghat Chisapani
  Jan -May 5- 300 Kareleghat Chisapani
Jun - Aug NR 1350  Kareleghat Chisapani
ARUN (09 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5- 400 Tumlingtar Chatara
  Jan - May 4 200 Tumlingtar Chatara
Jun - Aug NR 850  Tumlingtar Chatara
TAMUR (10 days) Sep - D ec 5 350 Dovan Chatara
  Jan - May 4+ 150 Dovan Chatara
Jun - Aug NR 750  Dovan Chatara
SETI KARNALI (07 days) Sep - D ec 5 350 Gopghat Chisapani
  Jan - May 4+ 150 Gopghat Chisapani
Jun - Aug NR 750 Gopghat Chisapani
BHERI - Fishing Trip (07 days) Sep - D ec 5 350 Surkhet Chisapani
  Jan - May 4+ 150 Surkhet Chisapani
Jun - Aug NR 750 Surkhet Chisapani