Friday, 31 October 2014 02:01 pm

Arun River Rafting

The Arun is respected as one of the most mighty and powerful rivers of Nepal.

The lower valley is in parts quite well populated with a wide variety of different tribes. The whole area is relatively un-spoilt, and sees only a few trekking groups, mainly taking the Eastern approach to Everest and Makalu Base Camp.

We schedule rafting trips on the Arun every year. Tumlingtar is the obvious and most convenient starting point and we recommends that you fly here as it is only a short direct flight from Kathmandu and only forty minute’s walk from the river. The 70 km down to Chatra has been kayaked in a day, but normally makes a relaxed 3 day raft trip and you can then fly back to Kathmandu from Biratnagar.

The powerful arun River: The 70 km river action takes 5 to 6 days. The return journey from Chatara, the take-out point, is 14 to 16 hours to Kathmandu. The powerful current and large water volume ensure huge and impressive rapids are encountered the length of this river journey from Bumling makes a excellent 05 to 06 days River trip and 03 days wilderness trip with Most of the rapids can be challenging and technically class 04 to 05 class and pristine canyons together 09 days . we can offer this trip with one way flight to Tumlingtar to reach the starting point of the river and getting necessary gear there makes it a bit an expensive trip.

Sample Itinerary

The journey to the put-in point for the Arun River involves a 18 hour Journey by bus to Khadbari followed by a 03 day wilderness trip to the village of Bumbling. Or Fly to Tumlingtar is more Logistic and makes inexpensive trips. Start walking from Tumlingtar to Bumbling it takes again 03 days trekking to the put in point. The 70 km river action takes 5 to 6 days. The return journey from Chatara, the take-out point, is 14 to 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara) to Kathmandu in additional cost.

No. of Days

Best Season

Grade*

Water Flow

Departure Date

9 DAYS

Sep - Dec

5-

150-800

on request


Jan - May

4

100-300

on request


Jun - Aug

NR

600-1100

on request

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