Nepal is a nation filled with adventurous locations and gorgeous mountains, rivers, and lakes. A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the river and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners. Several grades of whitewater rafting trips are available to suit any interest or preference.

Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.

You can combine the Tamakoshi River rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks or the nearby trekking locations for those interested in a long day’s expedition. Please get in touch with us here at Pokhara Info if you have any questions about rafting in Nepal. We will provide you with the best options and packages. 

About Tamakoshi

In the vicinity of 7181m, the glaciers of Mount Gaurishankar feed the Tse Rolpa Lake, from which the Tamakoshi River originates. The Tama Koshi River is a perennial river fed by snow and glaciers and is a tributary to the Sun Koshi River, which is, in turn, a tributary to the Koshi River. As far as thrilling adventure goes, Tamakoshi River Rafting takes the biscuit. The Tamakoshi rafting is an extremely difficult rafting trip more suitable for experienced rafters.

Kayaking and rafting in the Tamakoshi start from a bridge along the road to Jiri called Busti. The upper reaches of the Tamakoshi River are in the Tibetan Himalayas. There are various major tributaries of the river, such as Astonishing Rolwaling, Jugu, Gumu, Singati, Tineku, Charang, Gopi, Andheri, Khare, Jhyaku, Dholti, Maren, Milti, Khimti. The Tamakoshi River (Copper River) holds a volume almost double that of Bhote Koshi, which makes it an extremely challenging river to raft on. It is generally considered rafting only for those who have a good understanding of the technicalities of sturdy water.

This river is considered dangerous as it is far from the main trekking routes and away from the main trekking routes, but it is still a challenging whitewater challenge. Rafting and kayaking are both popular activities on this river. There might only be a few numbers of people who enjoy rafting on this river. This is a high-risk rafting spot and is not recommended for beginners. However, if you are an experienced rafter, you can test your skills here.

Tamakhosi Rafting Itinerary

Kathmandu and Dolakha Districts are two districts that are separated by 70km of aerial distance and 148.8 km of highway distance. You can easily take taxis or take public transport to get to Dolakha while enjoying the scenic beauty of the route.

You will be able to see perfect mountain panoramas from the Rolwaling and Khumbu areas when we reach the put-in. This is an incredible drive through villages, and if the weather cooperates, you will be able to see Ganesh Himal, Langtang, etc. The rafting equipment will be ready for you in a matter of minutes. Ask questions and enlarge your horizons. And let the thrill begin.

The second day starts with a quick breakfast and packs up (about 9-10 a.m.), and you run your grade 4-5 rapid again. You will have a second chance to show how well you can handle that class 4-5 rapid. You get to enjoy most of the rafting of the trip on the second day. Lunch is served on the river, and we continue down the river until the take-out point at Dolalghat Bazaar, around 3 to 4 p.m.

After the exciting trip, we can either take the bus or fly back to Kathmandu. You can also choose from many other adventures in Nepal, like bungee jumping, peak climbing, and much more. We wish you the best as you conclude your journey to Nepal. Relish your final moments in Kathmandu, whether they're breakfast in a cafe, strolling around, or shopping for mementos.

Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the TamaKoshi River that is safe and interesting. As Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients, the matter of safety while rafting is also taken very seriously. However, it will surely be a fun experience and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for 5 to 7 days at the Tama Koshi River.

Cost includes:

  • Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
  • Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
  • All needed government tax/vat.

Cost excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters

After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.

We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.

Which are the most suitable months for rafting in Nepal?

The best time to go rafting is between September and early December and between March and early June. Whitewater rafting is most popular in October. With proper precaution, the Trishuli, Seti, and a few other rivers are good for rafting even in monsoon season.

When was rafting started in Nepal?

About 100 Nepalese were trained in 1976 to become rafting agents, and some of them started their own firms. In 1989, the Government recognized the Nepal Association of Rafting Agents. 

Where can I get the local currency for personal expenditure during the trip?

The banks and money exchanges are the two best places to exchange foreign currencies. Money exchanges also offer a legitimate service, and you can exchange cash at your hotel if it is small amounts. Kathmandu offers money exchange facilities. Money changers are located primarily in Thamel. Prices are often displayed on boards in the front of the stores. The Nepali Rupee is the official currency of Nepal.

Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal and thank you for visiting!

 

  Bigyan Neupane