The Kali Gandaki river rafting is one of Nepal’s very best rivers for whitewater Adventure. The source of the river is formed at an altitude of 3900m (12795ft) in the Mustang region of Nepal, which borders Tibet. Using the Deepest gorge in the world that is formed between the Mt. Annapurna (8346m) Massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8046m) and named after the ferocious goddess kali. The river with total catchment area of 46300 sq. km is notable for the deep gorge through which it flows and for a large hydroelectric power in Nepal.
The Kali Gandaki passes through narrow gorges, alongside tumbling waterfalls and jungle, traditional Magar and Chhetri villages, whose inhabitants often venture down to the riverside to meet the rafters with traditional ‘Namaste!’. There are superb opportunities to see the Annapurna Mountain range and a variety of wildlife and temples on River banks.
The tumbling waterfalls and grate challenging rapids attract the many whitewater seekers to encounter once upon a time for their rafting experience. This holy river is ideal for medium length wildness expedition and a reward for bird watching and wildlife.
Probably the best combination trip in Nepal-magnificent white water, a beautiful unspoiled valley, combined with one of the most scenic treks in Nepal. The Tamur and its tributaries drain the snows of Kanchenjunga third highest peak in the world. The river is the sixth largest river in Nepal and seems to have a feeling of thrusting power and of being constrained by its valley sides. The first commercial run of the Tamur was in 1990 and there have been very few descents since then.
It is an outstandingly beautiful river with superb views of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu. The river trip includes around 120 km descent through more than 100 of the most exciting rapids still to be named has to offer grade 3 to 4, with some graded -5, making one of the best white-water expedition trips in the world.
The trip starts with an internal flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar in the far South-East of Nepal. We take a private vehicle drive to Basantapur in the Tehrathum region, where we camp overnight. The following day, we begin an awe-inspiringly beautiful 4-day trek to Dobhan through the remote Taplejung region of Eastern Nepal. From Dobhan we begin the exhilarating trip, which includes a day relaxing on a remote river beach or an optional one-day trek visiting local villages. The Tamur is best tackled between October and November, and February and May.
Karnali River Rafting is one of the best rivers rafting in the world. This magnificent river originates from Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Karnali River literally means “Holy water from the sacred mountain”.
Sauli is the rafting put-in-point. The river drops into imposing canyons filled with powerful big volume white-water. There is a wide variety of fauna and flora including dense forests, jungle and also remote villages. Just enough easier water to regroup and prepare for the next big challenge separates rapids like “Captivity”, “Flip and Strip” and “Gods House”. Towards the end of the trip the river gradient begins to ease as the Karnali leaves the mountains and flows out into the Gangetic plains of Terai. Jungle is thickens and the river is broadens than pristine Beaches become bigger and more beautiful.
Arun River is one of the most powerful whitewater current and fast river in Nepal. Cutting through the High Himalaya with deep and awesome gorges, green valleys and excellent riverside beaches.
Arun River flows from the melting of Mt. Makalu (8462m) and other mountains of that region uniting with thousands of small spring and streams along the thick woods of the famous Arun valley before winding its way down through the hinterlands of eastern Nepal.
Arun River Rafting is undoubtedly the most exciting white-water river rafting in Nepal. Starting with 4 days trek followed by 3 days of rafting. The powerful current and large water volume make sure huge and remarkable rapids are encountered through length of this river journey. The rapids can be technically and challenging.
Arun River is an excellent choice for a long whitewater rafting trip for those who are seeking a true adventure and the thrill of encountering huge rapids in a peaceful setting. It is the first choice for those wanting a whitewater expedition into the wilderness area.
A trekking route in the Khumbu region. Khumbu is known to the world as the land of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world and the native area of the Sherpas. A 35-minute flight from Kathmandu gets you to Lukla. From there, a few hours of trekking you enter the highlands of Sagarmatha National Park and Namche Bazar – the capital and commercial center of Khumbu – The route continues through Tyangboche monastery, located under the buttresses of Ama Dablam (6,921 m) and reach Gorakh Shep, last point before starting your climb to Kala Patthar (5,615 m) to see the sunrise. There you are greeted with the spectacular view of Mount Everest, surrounded by other giants such as Nupse and Lhotse, and other snow-capped mountains. You descend the same trail back to Lukla and Kathmandu.
According to the Hindus Mythology, Lord Shiva spend most of his time on the top of the holy Mount Kailash, practicing Yogic austerities, joy and love with his divine consort Parbati (Mother of Mythology). The Lake Mansarovar and the holy Mount Kailash are the SOUL of all AUM followers the world over.
“Conventional wisdom says a single circuit of Mt. Kailash wipes out all the sins of a lifetime, 108 Parikramas guarantees enlightenment. A ritual bath in the sacred Mansarovar Lake delivers pilgrim to Brahma’s paradise and a drop drink of its water relinquishes the sins of hundred of lifetimes.”
On this 15 day tour and trek you not just embrace an amazing opportunity to trek the hotspots of Bhutan but also get to feast on an incredible diversity of mountains and ecosystems. A hike to Takstang Monastery provides ample acclimatization for a delightful trek from Drugyal dzong towards campsite at Shana (2800m) and thereon to Soi, Thangthangkha and then to Jangothang. A rest day in Jangothang acclimatizes you completely for further trek to Lingshi, Shodu, Barshong and finally to Dodina.
Along the trekking trail, nature scintillates you with its lush forests of pine, oak, rhododendron, juniper, bamboo and spruce, Pachu River gracing down the majestic landscape, outstanding views of Chomolhari (7320m), Jichu Drake (6900m) and Tshrim Khang, cliffs overlooking stunning views of cascading waterfalls, yak pastures and trout-fishing sites. If you get lucky, you may get to spot rare fauna like blue sheep and snow leopard. Eventually, after insightful sightseeing in Thimpu you will be farewell to Bhutan with indelible trekking experience, photographs and mementos that intimately bond you to Bhutan and its people throughout your lifetime.
Classic Laya Trek offers you the luxury of experiencing the most amazing trekking adventure along the off beaten path with plenty of acclimatization. Reckoned synonymous to warmth hospitality and a dotted trekking destination, Laya is a perfect hub to capture a complete picture of Bhutan. You can taste Bhutan’s famous butter tea, yak milk and local brewed wine, watch cultural program and remain mute witness to the authentic Bhutanese culture and custom.
En-route to Laya the trekking trail weaves past Shana camp, Soi Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Lingshi, Chebisa, Shomuthang, Robluthang and Limithang. You cannot help yourself soak in the tranquility and exotism of nature. Further ahead, you trek along Koina, Gasa Hot spring, Goen Damji and Tashithang on a network of well-maintained and rock-strewn trails. Each of these destinations has its own distinct character: unique geographical features, surreal mountain vegetation, quaint hamlets, dzongs, open pastures, indigenous people, art and history are juxtaposed amid the seclusion and simplicity of Bhutan. Hot spring bath at Gasa Tshachu is an additional treat that makes your trek more memorable and undeniably worthwhile.
The fabled walled city of Lo Manthang, capital of Mustang, has enticed intrepid adventurers since tourists were first allowed to enter the forbidden Kingdom of Mustang. An unforgiving, arid and high altitude mountain desert landscape along with the necessity for challenging trekking. Now, with the advent of a rough and ready jeep road that extends up through the spectacular Kali Gandaki Valley, between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, it is possible to travel between and beyond the Himalayas onto the Tibetan Plateau and reach Lo Manthang by 4WD vehicle. Some things have not changed though. The ochre coloured, wind eroded, untamed wildness of Mustang remains the same, as does the need for a special permit. On this Mustang Jeep Tour you can now reach Lo-Manthang and explore this once forbidden mountain scrape without having to trek hard and long. Our Mustang Jeep Tour from Pokhara to Lo Manthang over land is very much an adventurous Nepal cultural tour. The landscape has not been tamed and the journey is on a bumpy dirt road, which remains at the mercy of the mountain gods and the climate. However, for those who dreamt of travelling into Mustang and were deterred by the need to trek arduously, a whole new possibility now exists. With our suggested itinerary, we have carefully considered that as it is a bumpy, slow ride (and even though the journey could be done quicker) it is desirable not to spend “all day, every day” driving and have endeavored to find a balance between travelling and the experience overall. Some nights are spent in ‘comfort lodges’ (proper beds and en suite), although these do not exist yet in Charang and Chusang, so some nights are in the usual, more basic trekkers lodge accommodations thus 4 seasons sleeping bags are still required for these nights.
This trek is exclusively designed for those who wish to explore the most of Bhutan on foot within the short span of time. Exploration begins with a hike to Taktsang monastery. This helps you in getting acclimatized for trekking to Drugyal dzong, Shana Shana, Soi Thangthangkha, Jangothang, Dumzo Dhumzo, Thombu Shong, Shana Zam and then back to Drugyal dzong. Breathtaking views of towering rugged peaks like Chomolhari (7320 m), Jichu Drake (6900m) and Tshrim Khang, ruined forts, pristine villages, rivers, lakes, lush forests of oak, pine, rhododendron and spruce and abundant wildlife provide the trip with constantly changing sceneries and experiences along with a special connection with nature. This 11 day trek gives you exhilarating and rewarding way to experience some of the most captivating and wondrous areas of Bhutan.