Nepal has four major river system with more than two - hundred fifty sizeable tributaries .The major rivers are: - The Sapta Kosi in the extreme eastern Nepali; the Narayani in the central Nepali; the Karnali in the western Nepal and the Mahakali in the far western Nepal . Arun rivers are one of the tributaries of river Sapta Kosi that flows in the Eastern Nepal . Besides being the only Hindu country in the world with all to myths and mysterious character, Nepal has more than one hundred different dialects speaking people belonging to various ethnic groups. Meeting there different ethnic groups of people during the of rafting is all a part of adventure.
Departure Point: Kathmandu
River Start Point: Tumlingtar
River Finish Point: Chatara
Outward Travel Time: 1 hour flight
River Grade: III to IV
Return Travel Time: 13 Hours
River Days: 05 Days
River Distance: 50 Kms. (Approximately)
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.
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.
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 blithe rapid.
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 . Drive back.
Cost includes: -
All rafting equipments with guide, full meals while you are on the river, accommodation in a two-person tent, all necessary fees, and round trip transportation by bus and river permit.
About the Snowpal Treks and Expedition.
Snowpal Treks and Expedition has been known as one of the best white water specialists with over a decade of experience, running trips in all of Nepal 's permitted rivers with 100 Percent safety record. .
We basically follow the suggestions allocated by the lonely planet guide book providing you with high quality equipment such as a self bailing raft, American Cup life jackets, white water helmets, Carlisle paddles, advance rescue Kayaks, 100 percent water proof barrels, dry bags, first aid kit, two person tent, dry jacket, sleeping bags, mattress, and professional raft guide (well trained on emergency medical technical & River safety)
we are always conscious of serving hygienic yummy meals, sterilized drinking water on the trips. Our chefs are Knowledgeable in Nepalese and international cuisines. The vegetables are iodine treated. We provide tin packed and fresh food.
All our guides are skilled outdoorsmen, superb chefs and great companions. Our guides are trained at international standards and have spent several years rowing for leading raft companies.
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