This mature river “Bheri” cuts a wide valley as it flows west join the Karnali just before it cuts to through the Chure Hills, disgorges onto the plain of the Tarai, and flows into Royal Bardia National Park. Two decades ago, the whole of this area was wild pristine jungle roamed by one of the nomadic hunting tribes ‘Route’. Still, on this trip you find a few of these tribespeople living by the river, and although some of the jungle has been cleared for farming, for the majority of the time you will see only cliffs, forest and wildlife.
For the Bheri river trip you have options either taking 1 ½ hour spectacular Himalayas scenery flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu, and then 1hour drive is required to reach Samjhighat, the put-in point or a 627 km long journey by road. The journey of driving itself is a unique experience winding up through the Siwalik Hills and passing through local villages. The return bus journey to Kathmandu is about 20 hours. Alternative returns would be via the Bardia national park which is located nearby, or bus to Nepalganj (2 hours) and fly to Kathmandu from there. Once the gorge is exited, the Seti River enters from the right, (this is the western Nepal Seti, not to be confused with the river close to Pokhara) and the river grade drops to class 2. Another day or two brings you to the Bheri River, entering from the left which has a good camping beach when you reach the take-out at lunch time following the day. The source of the Bheri River is the mountainous region of Dolpo in the north. The Bheri river trip offers one more incredible opportunity for whitewater Rafting/ Kayaking in Nepal. It flows through Nepal's far west and is yet to be fully explored, giving it an atmosphere of mystery, rich flora, and refreshing landscape which makes your trip comprehensively enjoyable. The rapids here are, however, mild in comparison to rapids one encounters is some of the more ferocious rivers in Nepal. Bheri is graded as easy, but offers an equally exciting experience as the waters lead through charming villages that have preserved century-old traditions and customs. This river is also known for good fishing spots.
At Ramnaghat, the two large tributaries, Thuli (big in Nepali) and Sani (small) converge and give rise to the larger Bheri River. The white sandy beaches are ideal for night stops, and on the Bheri River there are plenty of them. This trip usually ends in the Bardia National park where a jungle safari augments the great adventure on your trip. A combination of rafting, fishing and safari make this an unforgettable experience for all adventurers who choose the Bheri River Rafting. We “Nepal Mother House Treks” are glade to organize this Rafting / Kayaking trip considering our client's safety. The itinerary can be customized according to your wish, and holiday schedule.