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Arun River Rafting

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With four major river systems and hundreds of their tributaries, Nepal is considered as an important destination for those interested in whitewater rafting. The river systems include the Sapta Kosi in the east, the Narayani in the central, the Karnali in the west and the Mahakali in the far-west regions.

The Arun River is the biggest tributary of the Sapta Koshi River system. Originated in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China, the river enters Nepal by cutting mountains nearMt. Everest and Mt. Makalu and passes through Tumlingtar. Kartikeghat, which is close to Tumlingtar, is the place from where rafting trip in the Arun River normally begins. Tumlingtar is connected to Kathmandu and Biratnagar by air. We can also get to this place by trekking from Hile in Dhankuta district. This route is relatively much longer, as it takes for us about one and a half days’ bus drive to reach Hile from Kathmandu. The Arun River offers the best whitewater rafting trip due to her great rapids and remote location. Moreover, the lovers of rafting can also be familiarized with a variety of ethnic communities.

The river has some deep and awesome gorges, which are quite fascinating for explorers, travelers, geographers and river runners. The river joins other major six tributaries of the Sapta Koshi River before coming to Chatara in Sunsari district.As the river has powerful currents, rafting lovers may face more challenges each day. Rapids come one after another in succession. We can also enjoy beautiful scenery during the trip.


Day 01:Kathmandu –Biratnagar- Basantapur We take our early flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and then drive Basantapur via Dharan. Overnight at Basantapur.

Day 02:Basantapur We take breakfast and go for excursion around Basantapur and prepare for trekking.

Day 03:Basantapur to Mangalbare It is our turn to trek to Mangalbare from Basantapur. We would experience varieties of wildlife and green vegetation on the way. Overnight in the camp.

Day 04: Mangalbare to Guphapokhari Having lunch at Mangalbare, we trek to Guphapokhari . Overnight stay in camp.

Day 05: Guphapokhari to Gorja From Guphapokhari, we trek to Gorja. En route, one can enjoy the remote rural settlement and unique culture. Overnight stay in our camp.

Day 06:Gorja to Dobhan Trek to Dobhan from Gorja. Snacks will be served on the way. Overnight stay at Dobhan.

Day 07: Dobhan to Kabelidobhan It is the first day of our rafting. It starts at Tamor River and camp at Kabelidobhan.

Day 08:Kabelidobhan to Koya River Full day White Water Rafting and camp at Koya River bank

Day 09:Koya River to Dumre We would raft down at calm section and camp at Dumre.

Day 10:Dumre to Tribenighat Rafting continues in whitewater rapids of Tamor River and camp near Tribenighat.

Day 11:Tribhenighat to Kathmandu It is the last day of rafting. We raft for about 3 hours and completes at Chatara and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 12:Arrival in Kathmandu Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. We would visit some of the historical sites and World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. Farewell dinner will be served in the evening.

Day 13: Back home destination

Note: If the group is less or more than 4 pax the price will be changed.

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Ajaya Bajracharya

this is wonderful, experience trip

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