Bhote Koshi River Rafting

Bhote Kosh River Rafting is another world famous river for rafting. The Bhote Koshi originates in the Tibetan plateau and from there it flows down steep gorges to Nepal in the south. Naturally, the landscape it flows through is rugged, adding thrills to the trip. It’s a classified as Class IV and Class III in the lower level.

Rapids: Frog in the Blender, John’s Home, Gerbil in the Plumbing, Liquid Bliss, Dazed & Confused.

Bhote Kosh River Rafting starts with a 3- hour drive from Kathmandu along the Araniko Highway to Bhote Koshi. The drive to the put-in point has its own highlights – views of snow-capped mountains such as Langtang and Dorje Lakpa towards the north of the country. With its steep gradient, it is a fast flowing river that sometimes challenges even the expertise of river guides. The rapids on the Bhote Koshi are highly technical and come one after another in quick succession. At first the Class III rapids are encountered followed by the more difficult Class IV. The river flows through narrow canyons covered in lush green vegetation and from the rocks flow down crystal clear waterfalls. The usual run on this river last from one to two days.

The Bhote Kosi is known as the River from Tibet and you can start a trip after a peak over the border into Tibet. The Kathmandu / Lhasa Highway (AKA Friendship Highway, Arniko Highway) runs along beside the river. You can run a day trip or do a two-day expedition and run parts of the river twice. It’s a great beginner river for rafters and fun for kayakers at all levels.

Bhote Kosh River Rafting is a beautiful adventure trip with very steep plunges and a basically non-stop, fast-flowing mountain river. Perhaps you are beginning to understand what this great trip in Nepal offers you nothing less than the ride of a lifetime. If you have never rafted before and if you have limited time but desire an adrenaline overload, then this is a perfect introductory trip package for you because of the Bhote Kosh River Rafting is probably the most exciting short rafting trip in Nepal and best white water adventure in the world.

With the adventure of Bhote Kosh River Rafting you also get the chance to observe emerald green fields terraced high above the river on precipitous slopes, and curious villagers lining suspension bridges who are amazed as we plunge through cascading waves and chutes of foam. Visiting an ancient culture, trek in the awe inspiring Himalayas and get a tan – yep the weather is sunny! We love the excitement of this trip and it really is the best available in whitewater fun. The rapids here are a solid class IV- V at high flow, and a more classic III at lower levels. This true adventure can be rafted between October and December and February and April.

Please Bring

  • T-shirt.
  • swim wear for on the river.
  • Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover.
  • Sunscreen and lip protector.
  • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap.
  • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best).
  • Personal medication.
  • Flashlight.
  • Footwear.


Day 01: Drive 3 / 4 hours to the rafting starting point Khadichour (Lower Section). After lunch start Rafting continuous whitewater rapids to Sukete Village and make camp at river beach.

Day 02: After breakfast we will back to the Baseri (Upper Section) hit class 4 rapids and stop at Lamoshanghu Dam. We have lunch over there and back to Kathmandu by private transportation