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Arun River Rafting

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Arun River is one of the mighty tributary of Sapta Koshi River that streams through the Tibetan Plateau passing the Northern slopes of Mt. Everest and Makalu. Arun River Rafting starts with a 3-day trek through remote villages of the tranquil Arun valley that offers camping in lush forests with views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks which is still unrivaled and unspoiled.

The Upper Arun is a standout amongst the most influential and regarded rivers in Nepal, slicing through the Himalaya with profound and marvelous gorges, lavish valleys and eminent riverside beaches. The Arun is a natural choice for those lookout for genuine adventure. The powerful current and expansive volume of water offers ascent to immense and noteworthy rapids all around the excursion. The rapids might be challenging and in fact complex. It is likewise the first choice for those looking for a campaign into the wild.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Kathmandu - Tumlingtar (518 m; 1 hr flight)

Day 2: Tumlingtar- Savaiya Khola (730m; 2  hrs ); Peparation for the river trip the next day

Day 3: Savaiya Khola - Megan Besi

Day 4: Megan Besi - Ranighat

Day 5: Ranighat - Chatara

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 – Kathmandu - Tumlingtar

After an hour’s flight from Kathmandu, Tumlingtar in eastern Nepal is reached. Since the Tumlingtar flight is usually in the afternoon, camp is set up at Tumlingtar itself. The afternoon can be spent visiting the little village with its tiny teashops and airstrip. A briefing for the next day’s adventure follows.

Day 2 – Tumlingtar- Savaiya Khola

Breakfast at 8: 30 am is followed by a trek to Sabiya Khola that takes about two hours at a leisurely pace. Briefing for the next day’s schedule follows. On this day all equipment for the trip is arranged in preparation for the river trip the next day.

Day 3 – Savaiya Khola - Megan Besi

An early breakfast and by 9:30 am, it is time to hit the water. Most of the day, the river is quite smooth except for encounters with little rapids of Class III/IV.

Day 4 – Megan Besi - Ranighat

This day brings more challenges than the previous one. Quite a number of rapids are encountered one after the other. The first is a left-bend rapid, before the suspension bridge at Ranighat. A number of rapids follows and at the end of the day, it is time to halt and set up camp.

Day 5 – Ranighat - Chatara

Compared to the previous days, today is pretty smooth and relaxed. The Arun River then merges with the Sun Koshi to form the collective Sapta Koshi, one of the major river systems of Nepal. Floating down the Sapta Kosi for about half an hour and the site of a temple in Bara Chettra, dedicated to lord Vishnu is reached. From here it’s another half-hour float to Chatara. The splendid river trip in eastern Nepal ends here and the drive back begins.

Trip Cost US$ 1650 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Ground Transportation,(From Kathmandu tourist bus after rafting Local bus).
  •  Meals, (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip.
  • River Permit.
  • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during thewinter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment.
  • Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc).
  • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire.
  • Safety Kayak.
  • Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation.
  • Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
  • First aid kid box.
  • Emergency evacuation assistance.
Cost Excludes:
  • Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip.
  • Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip.
  • Things of personal use.
  • Member insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees. Click here for more details
  • Private Transportation.
  • Sleeping bag.

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- 05/17/24 Guaranteed US$ 1650 per person Book this trip
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Please bring: -

  • T-shirt.
  • swim wear for on the river.
  • Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover.
  •  Sunscreen and lip protector.
  • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap.
  • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best).
  • Personal medication.
  • Flashlight.
  • Footwear.
  • Reading book.
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Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

Apart from managing trekking and tours, Mr K.C also handles client inquiries, accommodation reservations, arrangements of transportation and flights, and other logistics. Recognizing the importance of personalized service, he proactively takes care of clients' needs and requirements. He is fluent in English and excels in organizing treks, tours, and adventure sports in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

He is highly committed to promoting responsible tourism and prioritizes client satisfaction by providing top-notch service through his well-organized company. He believes that through responsible traveling, we can protect the natural environment and promote sustainability. He has expanded his knowledge by traveling to various countries worldwide, such as India, Bhutan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Japan, UK, Canada etc and is passionate about exploring more destinations.

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