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Arun River Rafting

  • 5 Days
  • Moderate
  • 1 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Dinner

Transportation: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Tented Camp+Hotel

Activities: Rafting

Best Time: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

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The Arun River White Water Rafting has four main river systems with more than two hundred fifty sizeable tributaries, and it is one of the most of the most mighty and powerful rivers of Nepal. The major rivers are Sapta Kosi in the extreme eastern Nepal, the Narayani in the central Nepal, the Karnali in western Nepal, and the Mahakali in far western Nepal. The Arun River is one of the tributaries of Sapta Kosi that flows into Eastern Nepal. In addition to enjoying your rafting trip, you have a chance to experience more than one hundred different dialects belonging to various ethnic groups on your trip. Meeting different ethnic groups of people during the rafting is all a part of an unforgettable experience.

The journey to the put-in point for rafting on the Arun River engages a 16 hour road trip, with transportation by bus to Hile, followed by a 3 day trek to the village of Bumbling. Or 45 minutes scenic flight to Tumlingtar, which is the obvious and most convenient starting point from Kathmandu, and only forty minutes walk to the river.  This 70km of river action take 5 – 6 days. The return journey from Chatara, the take-out point of Arun Rafting/Kayaking, is 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara), and the flight takes around 50 minutes to Kathmandu, and it’s on additional cost. This stunning Arun River is only available for those undertaking an expedition. The scenery on both the trek and river is matchless and untouched.

The upper part of Arun is one of the most powerful and respected rivers exclusively with the unique Bublick and double catamaran in Nepal River. It flows cutting through the Himalaya with deep and awesome gorges, lush valleys and superb riverside beaches. The powerful current and large water volume ensure enormous and striking rapids are bumped into the length of this river journey. These rapids can be challenging and technically complex for the whitewater Rafter. The Arun is an outstanding choice for a long trip for those who are seeking real exciting activity, and the adventure of encountering huge rapids in an idyllic setting. This is the first choice for those who want an expedition into the wilderness in Nepal. We “Nepal Mother House Treks” are glad to organize this Rafting / Kayaking trip considering our client's safety and enjoyment. The itinerary can be customized according to your wish and holiday schedule.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar -45 minutes.

Day 02:Savaiya Khola

Day 03:Megan Besi

Day 04:Rafting Trip

Day 05:Rafting and drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost Include

  • Transport for the trip.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Guide and safety crew.
  • All equipments for rafting.
  • Basic first aid kit is carried by your leader.
  • Accommodation in twin sharing tent if more than one day.


Cost Exclude

  • Travel and equipments insurance.
  • Personal clothing and equipments.
  • Personal expenditure,
  • Optional trips. Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control.
  • Tips for the crew.
  • Group dinner after the trip.


Trip Note

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, wildlife Safari, Bungee Jump, Hotel Booking, an Everest view flight, a trip out to Bhaktapur or Patan, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!


Day 01 : Fly Kathmandu to Tumlingtar -45 minutes.We fly from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar. The Tumlingtar flight is scheduled in the afternoon, and camp shall be put up in Tumlingtar itself. The afternoon could be spent in visiting this tiny village with its small tea shops and airstrip. Rafting guide will give you briefing for the next day trip.

Day 02 : Savaiya Khola You will be served breakfast in the morning. Trek for about two hours at a gradual pace until Sabiya Khola. Rafting guide give you a briefing for the next day's schedule. Get the equipments ready to start early for the following day.

Day 03 : Megan Besi After breakfast you will start your whitewater river rafting, and today is pretty smooth except for little rough ones of grade 3/4.

Day 04 : Rafting Trip Today is a bit more challenging than previous days. You come across quite a number of rapids one by one. 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 : Rafting and drive back to Kathmandu. Today you have it pretty smooth and relaxed compared to the previous days. The Arun River now merges with river Sunkosi to form into a confluence of the river Saptakosi, one of the major rivers in Nepal, which further flows to merge with the popular 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, we float for another half an hour to Chattra. Drive back to Kathmandu or fly from Biratnagar after bus drive.

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