The beautiful Arun River
in Nepalís springs up from the Everest region joining
with the Sunkoshi on the way and snakes its way onto the
Indian plains in Bihar. Along the path, the Arun rambles
through spectacular mountain scenery, remote villages
and farming valleys. At its peak flow in places, this
river truly rages with some rapid graded as class VI. In
other places, the Arun meanders along at a more sedate
pace allowing you time for relaxation and to enjoy your
Due to Arunís remoteness getting there is all part of
the action. You can travel the 500 km over two days by
road or fly to a nearby airstrip. From the bus or
airstrip it is four hours trek to Kartikeghat, your put
in point. Though difficult to get to, it is certainly
one of the most rewarding river trips in Nepal.
spectacular mountain scenery
Unique remote villages and farming valleys
Discover the Arun's remoteness
River Rafting Itinerary:
Day 01: Kathmandu
to Tumlingtar: - An hour's flight from Kathmandu
to Tumlingtar takes you away from the hustle and
bustle of Kathmandu. The Tumlingtar flight if
scheduled in the afternoon, the camp shall be
put up in Tumlingtar itself. The afternoon could
be spent in visiting this tiny village with its
small teashops and airstrip. Briefing for the
next day's trip in the evening.
Day 02: Savaiya Khola Breakfast will normally be
served at 8: 30 AM. Trek for about two hours at
a gradual pace until Sabiya Khola. Briefing for
the next day's schedule. Get the equipments
ready to start early for the following day.
Day 03: Megan Besi As soon as we get on the
river. From Tumlingtar, we get started at 9:30
AM after breakfast. Today is pretty smooth
except for little rough ones of grade III/IV.
Day 04: Today could be more challenging than the
previous days. We come across quite a number of
rapids one after another. The first encounter is
a left- bend rapid, before the suspension bridge
at Ranighat. A number of rapids follow after
this, one after another we finally camp nearby
Day 05: Today is pretty smooth and relaxed
compared to the previous days. The Arun River
now merges with river Sunkosi to form in to a
confluence of river Saptakosi, one of the major
rivers of Nepal, which further flows to merge
with the famous Gange in India. Float along
Saptakosi for another half an hour and we reach
the site of a temple in Bara Chettra a Hindu
temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. From here,
float for another half an hour to Chattra .
Day 06: Arrival Kathmandu
(The trip price will vary depending on the group size,
duration and services required. Please contact us via
our website with your details to obtain a quote.)
Transportation from / to Kathmandu by tourist bus as per
All International standard rafting equipment as
necessary (Such as self bailing rafts, helmets, life
jackets, kayaks, plastic paddles and spray jackets etc.)
Well-trained and highly experienced rafting guides,
cooks, and other helper staff.
Camping & Cooking equipment (tents, mattress & kitchen
3 timesí a day continental & Nepalese meals during the
rafting period (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Accommodation in 2 person capacity tent during the
All staffs salary, insurance, meals etc.
All necessary fees, Government/Local taxes, all national
park and conservation area fees. Tourist service charge,
Any type of personal expenditure such Alcoholic
beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry.
Food & accommodation cost incase of any natural accident
caused by weather.
Tips, Gratuities and expenditure.
Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation,
accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft
of or damage to baggage and personal effects. You are
advised to insure for it.