The Thrills of Bhote Koshi River Rafting

Bhote Koshi River originates in the Tibetan plateau Shisapangma 8013 m flows viciously to Nepal in the south that changes its bursting speed only in Barhabise then runs in Lamosangu Hydropower Dam. The name of Bhotekoshi River has been derivative from Bhot which means Tibet and Koshi means ‘River’, the Nepalese old generation still calls Tibet as ‘Bhot’. It takes three hours driving from Kathmandu along the Arniko Highway to reach Bhote Koshi by bus.

You will be witnessing views of snow-capped mountains such as Langtang and Dorje Lakpa towards the north of the country. The river flows through narrow gorges covered in lush green vegetation and from the rocks flow down translucent waterfalls. The white water of the Bhote Koshi is highly challenging and comes one after another in immediate sequence. With its precipitous incline, it is a fast-flowing river that challenges the capability of river guides.


Bhotekoshi River mostly originates from the Tibetan mountain Bhote Kosi river trip is an ideal trip for those looking for a short whitewater voyage. It offers amazing scenery of the territory, gorges, formation of limestone, and exciting drops of river making your trip adventurous an ever memorable.

Best season for Bhotekoshi rafting

The best season for rafting in Bhotekoshi is Jan-May, Oct-Dec. From the last week of February through the end of May and from the last week of September till November, it is the perfect time to raft on the Bhotekoshi. Some of the few names of rapids on Bhotekoshi River are – the Great Wall, the Water Paradise, Frog in a Blender, Water World of confusion, Gerbil in the plumbing and the like.

Itinerary of Bhote Koshi River Rafting

Day 01: Kathmandu Valley is the starting point of Lomosangu-Dam of the trip. This is a spectacular drive through villages and if weather permits, you will have Panoramic mountain views i.e. Ganesh Himal, Langtang, etc.

Day 02: After breakfast run white water hit again a class 3 rapid starting from the upper section. You have a second chance to show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids. The takeout point is Dolalghat Bazaar about 2 to 3 p.m. and drive back to Kathmandu.

The itinerary may be different in travel agency rafting packages in Nepal.

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