Rising in the Himalayas of Dolpo district, Bheri is yet another incredible whitewater rafting river of Nepal . Due to its remote location in far- west Nepal , it remains relatively unexplored and has refreshing campsites in a serene atmosphere, surrounded by lush green vegetation and picturesque landscape. The mellow rapids of Bheri, graded as easy whitewater for its fun-filled yet calm waters offer an enchanting river trip though delightful little villages with vibrant local traditions, charming people who enjoy a warm and hospitable culture. Bheri is also considered one of the better rivers for fishing.
The two large tributaries, Thuli (meaning big) and Sani (Small!) unite at Ramnaghat to form the main Bheri River . Rafting on the crystal clear water, night stops on the clean and brilliant white sandy beaches combined with fishing and jungle safari in the Bardia National Park make the Bheri trip a superb outdoor experience in Nepal .
Departure Point: Kathmandu or Pokhara
River Start Point: Samjhighat
River Finish Point: Bardia National Park
Outward Travel Time: 1 day
River Grade: III to IV
Return Travel Time: 1 Hour
River Days: 04 Days
River Distance: 50 Kms. (Approximately)
Day 01 :
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, it is an hours flight with spectacular views of the Himalayas . On arrival drive to the put in point Samjhi ghat which will take approximately 3 to 4 hours. The drive it self is a unique experience, winding up through the Siwalik Hills and passing through local village.
On arrival at the starting point your own-tented camp awaits you by the bank of the Bheri River . Dinner will be layout for you around the camp.
KUMALGAUN After breakfast we break camps and starts on our adventure down the Bheri River . After 20 minutes, We encounter our firsts big rapid, one of many to come. The Bheri itself is so remote that it remains a relatively unexplored river of west Nepal . The first section of the river is quite rough with twisted bend creating many exiting rapids. We stop for lunch beside the river and take time to explore the surrounding area, bird watch or simply laze in the midday sun. We continue to encounter more white-water and come to the rest on one of the many sandy beaches.
Day 03 :
Jamu the "Exciting " section gives way to a narrow gorge section with vertical cliffs of 200-300 feet on either side interspersed with open valley where there are small villages. This area is generally scenic but here too white-water in encountered. Once again we find one of the many pristine beach for our camp side for the night.
Day 04 :
Bardia National Park The final Day on the river still holds a few surprises with several but exciting rapids to be encountered. After an hours float we arrive at the confluence of the Bheri river and The Karnali river. Once again we enter another gorge section, This time opening onto the huge plain plains of the southern tarai region of Nepal . Once through this gorge we enter into the Bardia National Park .
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