Bhote Koshi Rafting

  •   Trip Grade: Easy
  •   Meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner
  •   Accomodation: included
  •   Transportation: included


Paddle through extremely channeling rapids and feel the adrenaline rush taking over you. Experience nature and the wild roaring waters at its best with Bhote Koshi Rafting experience. Bhote Koshi is the main branch of Sun Koshi River which flows from Tibet. The Bhote Koshi Rafting experience is easily accessible from Kathmandu and is considered to be one of the most sought after rafting destinations in Nepal.

Bhote Koshi offers the closest Grade 5 Whitewater rafting experience. The triumph of having drafted on the immense white water rapids of the Bhote Koshi surely calls for an experience of a lifetime. Confidence and exhilaration are the main aspects brought forward in the most imposed upon people by this rafting experience. Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition provides all the services for rafting, just come and enjoy this thrilling experience with us, for an adventure of a lifetime.

Paddle into the rapids; experience the wild Nepal and return home with triumph on having completed the exceptionally liberating white water rafting experience in Bhote Koshi. Surrounded by awesome, rugged mountain scenery, this rafting journey is something out of an action movie, waiting to be completed by hands of awesome thrill seekers like you. Come experience true adrenaline rush with the experience rafters of Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition for a safe and wonderful experience.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Lamosangu

Day 3: Rafting Begins

Day 4: More Rafting

Day 5: Rafting Ends

Day 6: Departure


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. The city is a vibrant mix of ancient temples, colorful bazaars, and modern amenities. You can explore the city on your own, visiting the famous Swayambhunath Temple or the bustling streets of Thamel. Alternatively, you can relax and prepare for the adventure ahead, getting a good night’s sleep to be ready for the next day.

Day 2: Drive to Lamosangu

After breakfast, you will embark on a scenic 3-4 hour drive to Lamosangu. The route will take you through winding mountain roads and past picturesque villages, giving you a glimpse of rural life in Nepal. Upon arrival in Lamosangu, you will check into your hotel and have a briefing about the upcoming rafting trip. This will include information on the Bhote Koshi River, the equipment you will be using, and the safety measures that will be in place. In the evening, you can explore the local area or relax in your hotel, getting some rest before the start of the rafting adventure.

Day 3: Rafting Begins

After breakfast, you will drive to the starting point of the rafting trip. Here, you will receive a safety briefing and be given all the necessary equipment for the rafting adventure. The Bhote Koshi River is known for its fast-flowing rapids and challenging drops, making it a popular destination for white-water rafting enthusiasts. The rafting journey starts from Baseri, and you will experience some of the most thrilling rapids on the river. You will stop for lunch along the way, and in the evening, you will set up camp on the riverbank. You can relax and unwind around a bonfire, enjoying a delicious dinner and the serene sounds of the river.

Day 4: More Rafting

After breakfast, you will continue your rafting journey on the Bhote Koshi River. Today, you will face some challenging rapids, including the infamous “Frog in the Blender” and “Jaws”. These rapids are named for their intense twists and turns, which will test your skills and leave you exhilarated. You will stop for lunch along the way, and in the evening, you will set up camp on the riverbank once again. This will be another opportunity to relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings, as well as to bond with your fellow rafters.

Day 5: Rafting Ends

After breakfast, you will continue your rafting journey until you reach the endpoint of the trip. From there, you will be transported back to Kathmandu, where you can relax and reflect on your adventure. You may want to explore more of the city, visiting the iconic Pashupatinath Temple or the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square. Alternatively, you can simply rest and recuperate, letting the memories of the past few days sink in.

Day 6: Departure

On the final day of your trip, you will depart Kathmandu and head back to your home country, carrying with you memories of an unforgettable adventure on the Bhote Koshi River. You may have formed new friendships and gained a deeper appreciation for the natural beauty of Nepal. As you say goodbye to this enchanting country, you will likely feel a sense of longing to return and explore more of what it has to offer.


  • Pickup and drop-off from Kathmandu hotel to the rafting starting point and back
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Lamosangu before and after the rafting trip
  • All meals during the rafting trip (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Rafting equipment (raft, paddles, life jackets, helmets, etc.)
  • Professional rafting guide
  • Camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags, mattresses)
  • First-aid kit
  • All necessary permits and fees


  • Airfare or transportation to/from Nepal
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, and souvenirs
  • Additional accommodation or meals before or after the trip
  • Tips for the rafting guide and staff
  • Any extra activities or tours not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or cancellations, natural disasters, or political unrest.

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Essential Equipment for Bhote Koshi Rafting:

  • Swimsuit
  • Quick-dry shorts and T-shirts
  • Sun hat and sunglasses with strap
  • River shoes or sturdy sandals with straps
  • Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal medications (if needed)
  • Water bottle
  • Dry bag or waterproof pouch for personal items
  • Towel
  • Warm clothes for evening and morning

FAQ for Bhote Koshi Rafting:

Q: What is the best time to go rafting on Bhote Koshi River?

A: The best time for rafting on Bhote Koshi River is from October to December and March to May.

Q: How many hours do we raft per day?

A: You will typically raft for around 5-6 hours per day, with stops for lunch and breaks.

Q: Is it safe to go rafting on Bhote Koshi River?

A: Yes, it is safe to go rafting on Bhote Koshi River as long as you follow the instructions of your rafting guide and wear the necessary safety equipment.

Q: Do I need to have prior rafting experience to join this trip?

A: No, prior rafting experience is not necessary, but you should be physically fit and able to swim.

Q: What is the difficulty level of rafting on Bhote Koshi River?

A: Rafting on Bhote Koshi River is considered to be challenging with class III-IV rapids.

Q: What happens if there is bad weather during the trip?

A: Your rafting guide will make the necessary adjustments to ensure your safety and enjoyment. If the weather conditions are too severe, the trip may be postponed or canceled.

Q: Are there any age restrictions for this trip?

A: Yes, the minimum age requirement for this trip is 16 years old.

Q: Can I bring my camera or phone on the rafting trip?

A: It is not recommended to bring any electronic devices on the rafting trip. However, if you want to bring your camera or phone, make sure it is in a waterproof case or dry bag. Your rafting guide may also have a waterproof camera to take photos during the trip.