Rapidrunner Expeditions – The Best Rafting in Nepal, based in Pokhara

Bhote Koshi – 100% Adrenaline Overload

Just 3 hours from Kathmandu, the Bhote Kosi is a very steep and very continuous mountain stream with solid grade 4 and 5 rapids in high water and more grade 3 at lower levels. Continuous, challenging and action-packed the Bhote Kosi offers you nothing less than the ride of a lifetime. This trip departs from Kathmandu, so please allow an additional day for your transportation between Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Lower Bhote Kosi  1 Day Trip – All Year (except July)

River Grade: 4

Departs from: Thamel Chowk, Thame,l Kathmandu

Departure Time: 6.30am

Put In: Lower Bhote Kosi (3.5hrs by bus from Kathmandu)

Take Out: Lower Bhote Kosi (3 hrs by bus to Kathmandu)

Returns to: Thamel Chowk, Thame,l Kathmandu

Return Time: 6pm

Meals: 1 X lunch

Baggage: You dont need much for 1 day!

Included: Raft Guides, Safety Kayakers, Support Staff, Rafting equipment, inc. CE rated helmet and buoyancy aid, Spray Jacket, Wetsuits if required, Lunch, Transportation to and from the river, Waterproof ‘Pelican’ boxes & Dry Bags

Excluded: Insurance, Sleeping Bag, Additional snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Optional tips for guides

NB: Hotel Pick-up and drop-off is available for groups, on request!

Trip Details

Depart Kathmandu at 6.30am and drive to our put in point on the lower Bhote Kosi. We give a thorough safety talk and allow time for you to learn paddling techniques and guide commands. We then take to the river and experience a fantastic series grade 3 and 4 rapids as we travel downstream. After the day has ended we return to Kathmandu in time to go to the pub!

Upper Bhote Kosi  2 Day Trip – October to May

River Grade: 3+4

Departs from: Thamel Chowk, Thame,l Kathmandu

Departure Time: 6.30am

Put In: Upper Bhote Kosi (4hrs by bus from Kathmandu)

Take Out: Upper Bhote Kosi (3hrs by bus to Kathmandu)

Returns to: Thamel Chowk, Thame,l Kathmandu

Return Time: 6pm

Accommodation: 1 night tented beach camp

Meals: 2 X lunch, 1 X dinner, 1 X breakfast

Baggage: You can bring whatever you want on this trip as we will have our own road support throughout the trip!

Included: Raft Guides, Safety Kayakers, Support Staff, Rafting equipment, inc. CE rated helmet and buoyancy aid, Spray Jacket, Wetsuits if required, Meals, Transportation to and from the river, Waterproof ‘Pelican’ boxes, Dry Bags, Camping Equipment.

Excluded: Insurance, Sleeping Bag, Additional snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Optional tips for guides

NB: Hotel Pick-up and drop-off is available for groups, on request!

Trip Details

Depart Kathmandu at 6.30am and drive to our put in point just below the dam on the upper Bhote Kosi. After lunch we give a thorough safety talk and allow time for you to learn paddling techniques and guide commands. We then take to the river and experience a series grade +4 rapids as we travel downstream. After the day has ended we drive to our riverside campsite.

After breakfast we take our bus to the put in point high in the Bhote Kosi gorge, close to the Borderlands resort. Before starting there is another paddling session to refresh everyone’s memory and warm up before the real action begins. You will then experience 4 hours of pure whitewater, all the way downstream, encountering rapids such as ‘Gerbil in the plumbing’, ‘Frog in the Blender’, ‘Carnal Knowledge’, ‘Midnight special’, ‘Ex-Lax’, ‘The great wall’, ‘Liquid Bliss’ , ‘Fake right, go left’,‘My God, what to do?’ and ‘Dazed & Confused’. Without a doubt this is some of the finest whitewater rafting to be had anywhere in the world.

All members of the Rapidrunner Guide Team are trained to international standards in Safety and First Aid and hold current Wilderness First Aid, CPR and WRT qualifications!