ARUN RIVER RAFTING

Description:

Nepal has four major river systems with more than two - hundred fifty sizeable tributaries .The major rivers are: - The Sapta Kosi in the extreme eastern Nepali; the Narayani in the central Nepali; the Karnali in the western Nepal and the Mahakali in the far western Nepal. Arun Rivers are one of the tributaries of river Sapta Kosi that flows in the Eastern Nepal. Besides being the only Hindu country in the world with all to myths and mysterious character, Nepal has more than one hundred different dialects speaking people belonging to various ethnic groups. Meeting there different ethnic groups of people during the rafting is all a part of adventure. Himalaya Family Adventure organizes Arun River Rafting.

Trip Highlights:

Departure Point Kathmandu
River Start Point Tumlingtar
River Finish Point Chattara
Outward Travel Time 1 hrs. Flight
River Grade III-V
Return Travel Time 13 Hrs.
Group Size 4-12 People

Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar: - An hour's flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The Tumlingtar flight if scheduled in the afternoon, the camp shall be put up in Tumlingtar itself. The afternoon could be spent in visiting this tiny village with its small teashops and airstrip. Briefing for the next day's trip in the evening.

Day 02: Savaiya Khola   Breakfast will normally be served at 8: 30 AM. Trek for about two hours at a gradual pace until Sabiya Khola. Briefing for the next day's schedule. Get the equipments ready to start early for the following day. 

Day 03: Megan Besi As soon as we get on the river. From Tumlingtar, we get started at 9:30 AM after breakfast. Today is pretty smooth except for little rough ones of grade III/IV.

Day 04: Today could be more challenging than the previous days. We come across quite a number of rapids one after another. 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: Today is pretty smooth and relaxed compared to the previous days. The Arun River now merges with river Sunkosi to form in to a confluence of river Saptakosi, one of the major rivers of Nepal, which further flows to merge with the famous 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, float for another half an hour to Chattra. Drive back.

Day 06:  Arrive Kathmandu.

NOTE:  Our river guides will give briefing every evening for the next day. So, any information not covered now by this itinerary can be discussed then.

Safety for Rafting

Of course when rafting especially during the high water, your safety is our main concern. Prior to going on the water, our guides will give you a complete safety talk and demonstration of how to deal with any situation that might occur whilst on the river. Of course you will be supplied with and required to wear a helmet and life jacket at all times. Our guides make the trip fun for you but at the same time they don’t take unnecessary risks. Though on some rivers we run high class rapids, they all within the limits of our guides. Our guides all highly qualified and experienced allowing them to give you the thrills of the river in safety. Of course there are occasions when accidents do happen, that’s why our guides have full first aid training and know how to handle such situations. Safety comes first in everything we do.

Cost includes

All rafting equipments with guide, full meals while you are on the river, round trip transportation by tourist vehicle and river permit, Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip, River Permit, Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical   equipment, Safety Kayak, Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc), Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire, insurance for all staff and their transportation, Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership, First aid kid box.

Equipments

We basically follow the suggestions allocated by the lonely planet guide book providing you with high quality equipment such as a self bailing raft, American Cup life jackets, white water helmets, Carlisle paddles, advance rescue Kayaks, 100 percent water proof barrels, dry bags, first aid kit, two person tent, dry jacket, sleeping bags, mattress, and professional raft guide (well trained on emergency medical technical & River safety)

Food

We are always conscious of serving hygienic western/continental meals. Our chefs are Knowledgeable in Nepalese and international cuisines. The vegetables are iodine treated.

The Guide

All our guides are skilled outdoorsmen, superb chefs and great companions. Our guides are trained at international standards and have spent several years rowing for leading raft companies.

Necessary Items to Bring   

T-Shirt, Sun Hat/Cap, Sandal, Shocks, Warm Fleece Jacket, Warm Shirts, Good Sleeping Bag, Sun Block Cream, Special Medications, Long Trousers, Towel, Dry Shoes, Shorts, Sunglass, Water bottle, Swimsuit, Toiletries, Torchlight.

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