At the Put – in – Point technical briefing will be given by the expert river guide on the do’s and don’t’s as well as a few commands that will help to steer the raft in unison during rafting. Flowing from the glaciers of the highest mountains in the world, the Bhote Kosi river rushes through the gorges of the Himalayas, traversing the rugged foothills before entering Nepal from Tibet and then meanders through the lush tropical jungle. Life jacket and helmets will be provided have to worn at all times during rafting. Baggage shall be stored in waterproof bags and cameras in air-tight containers.
We prepare for rafting, get ready in our rafting outfits and rub some sunscreen lotion – all set for the day’s adventure and cast off by heading downstream to begin our river trip.. The rapids come continuously and are highly technical. Hence, it is very important to listen to your guide and paddle according to his instructions. The journey on the flowing torrents is exhilarating and a fun-filled adventure. After a series of Class III rapids, easy yet so adventurous, we hit the first Class IV rapid popularly known as Gerbil in the Plumbing followed by the technical rapid Frog in a Blender, which makes us fearless while tackling the churning waves as we wind up in a big swirling pool. After a long gutsy ride, which feels like a ride on the back of a giant dragon, we stop for a scrumptious lunch on the riverside.
Certainly, a good meal after a great adventure is such a delight. But it’s not over yet. We gear up again and board our rafts to face more challenges and more excitement. The river flowing through beautiful narrow canyons with lush green vegetation and tumbling waters that come down from great waterfalls, join the churning waves of the great Bhote Koshi.
There are more exhilarating rapids ahead making our descent yet more thrilling. Depending upon the time available, we end our journey at one of the take-out points.