Meandering through the stunning Mahabarata range in central Nepal, this extended journey stands as a classic example of one of the world’s most scenic, enjoyable, and thrilling whitewater rafting trips. Beginning just 3 hours from Kathmandu near Dolalghat, just 60km from the Tibetan border, the journey will take us through a tremendous variety of scenery – towering mountains, lush jungle, pastoral valleys dotted with remote settlements – to our exit point at Chatara on the Gangetic plain. The length of this trip will provide for all manner of river conditions, from wonderfully placid sections to raging Class IV rapids. As the journey progresses, the size of the rapids increase, allowing time for our team to become comfortable before the most difficult sections during the last days. The size of the rapids during the most challenging sections are nothing less than jaw-dropping – a perfect climax to an utterly amazing experience.
Day 1: Drive approx. 3 hours (65km) from Kathmandu to Balephi. Begin rafting from Balephi.
Days 2 – 9: We will spend an average of 8 hours daily on the river, stopping at various point of interest and for meals. Will camp each night on the riverbanks. We will take one rest day near Raighat, where the views of Mt. Everest are particularly excellent.
Day 10: Exit point at Chatara. Drive to Biratnagar. Optional drive or flight from Biratnagar to Kathmandu.
- Airport pickup and drop off in private vehicle
- Hotel with included breakfast in Kathmandu
- Private transportation and government licensed guide while sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
- Government licensed, experienced trekking guide and porters during trekking
- Insurance for trekking crew (guides and porters)
- All required equipment for trekking crew, kitchen tent, dining tent, and toilet tent
- Accommodations in hotels, tea-houses, or camps during trekking
- Three daily meals while trekking
- All required conservation fees and trekking permits (TIMS)
- Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
- Entrance fees for attractions (UNESCO world heritage sites, museums, etc.) during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Personal insurance or cost of air rescue in the event of emergency
- Air ticket to and from Nepal from your point of origin
- Visa fee for entry into Nepal
- Personal expenses (souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, hygiene items, staff tips, etc.)