ARUN RIVER RAFTING
ARUN RIVER RAFTING
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Cutting through the Himalaya with deep gorges, lush valleys and superb riverside beaches, Arun river is the most potent and respected grade V river of Nepal that enters along the South Himalayan (3,500m) flowing downstream following a very steep and rapid current that later concurrence with Sunkoshi River and snakes its way onto the Indian plains in Bihar. Sprawling landscapes that are abundant in wildlife and unhindered by man-made intrusions.
Originating in Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China where it is called the Phung Chu or Bum-chu, the Arun is an excellent choice for a long trip for those seeking the thrill and real adventure of encountering huge rapids in an idyllic setting. The river leaves the Tibet region at a height of about 3,500 meters (11,500 ft) and crosses the main Himalayan ranges. It is likewise the first choice for those wanting an expedition into the wilderness. The powerful current and large water volume ensure huge and impressive rapids are encountered throughout the length of this river journey. The rapids can be challenging and technically complex. The scenery on both the trekking and river journey is pure and supreme.
The adventurous rafting trail which is suitable for intermediate and advance level rafting and Kayaking takes us along a remote landmark to encounter towards the toughest and fastest water current flowing downstream.Rafting through the cold mountain water tackling numerous turbulent rapids various cutting edge twist and turns creating around 90 km distance coverage towards the Chatara in Terai region,you would be able to view splendid scenery encompassing still unrivaled and unspoiled high himalayas, thick and dense lush forest including wide species of birds and animals.
Get ready to feel alive when you relish coolness of whitewater on your skin as it holds you and washes away your worries to invigorate you.
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Day 01:Arrival at Himalaya Journey Trekking office in kathmanduWhen you arrive at the Himalaya Journey Trekking office , you will get an Arun River rafting briefing with official arrangements. Don't miss the chance to reconnoiter Kathmandu and have a lovely overnight stay there.
Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar in eastern NepalAfter a 35 minutes’s flight from Kathmandu, Tumlingtar in eastern Nepal is reached. Camp is set up at Tumlingtar itself because the Tumlingtar flight is usually in the afternoon . In the afternoon you should visit the little village with its tiny tea shops and airstrip. A briefing for the next day’s adventure follows.
Day 03: Trek fromTumlingtar to Savaiya KholaSavaiya Khola Breakfast will be served and you will Trek for about two hours at a gradual pace until Sabiya Khola. Briefing for the next day's schedule will occur. Get the equipment ready to start early for the following day.Enjoy a peaceful and serene view.
Day 04: Hit the water from Savaiya Khola to Megan BesiWe paddle to Savaiya Khola. Most of the day, the river is quite smooth except for encounters with little rapids of Class III/IV where we stop for the night in preparation of a more strenuous day tomorrow.
Day 05:Encounter rapids between Megan Besi and RanighatThe first is a left-bend rapid, before the suspension bridge at Ranighat. A number of rapids follow and at the end of the day, it is time to halt and set up camp. It is the “Green Day” as we will be rafting among the greener side of Nepal. We will raft to Tribeni (union of three rivers) from Ranighat.
Day 06: Float down the saptakoshi through Ranighat to ChataraGoing gets easier when The Arun River now merges with River Sunkosih to form into a confluence of river Saptakoshi and you get a chance to recover from yesterday’s white water.After rafting for around an hour and half, we will reach our take out point, i.e. the 6 days of awesome expedition comes to an end at Chatara, from Tribeni .
Day 07: River trip ends and drive back beginsThe splendid river trip in eastern Nepal ends here.You can either drive back to Kathmandu from Chatara or fly back to Kathmandu from Biratnagar, which is an hour and a half drive from Chatara.
- Rafting name: Arun River Rafting
- River Grade: Class III – V+
- Rafting difficulty: Grade 4-5
- Starting point: Tumlingtar
- Ending Point: Chatara
- River Distance: 110 km
- Trip length: 5-6 days
- Best Season : Sep-Dec, Mar-May
- Price : *******
- Rafting package: Private/Group tour
- The breathtaking koshi hills on the way, the gumbas and stupas can be visualized
- Deepest valley of the world, Arun Valley Which is famous for cardamom farming
- Travels through tiny farming villages and pristine land of the tranquil Arun valley
- The smiling chilled Sagarmatha (Mt.Everest) , Makalu, Lumbasumba & Kumbhakarna
- Noteworthy Kalinchwok Bhagwati temple&Dolakha Bhimsen temple
- Cocktail of nature from Tumlingtar
- Firsthand experiences of any festivals you’ve attended in your travels.
- Hindu temple in Barah Kshettra , dedicated to lord Vishnu
- Hospitality provided by the native indigenous ethnic groups of Rai, Yakkha, Limbu,etc
- Offers a great range of lakes and ponds like Sabha Pokhari, Panch Pokhari, Gosa Pokhari,etc
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- All surface transfers as per itinerary
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Fooding, lodging, insurance and other expenses of the staffs
- All necessary paper works
- Camping & Cooking equipment (tents, mattress & kitchen utensil
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Professionally trained and certified safety kayakers.
- All ground transportation by private vehicles as per the itinerary program
- Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available]
- Emergency evacuation assistance.
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- Meals in Kathmandu
- safety kayak
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Tented accommodation with campfire in beautiful river beach
- Expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others
- Personal rafting equipment
- Tips, Gratuities and expenditure.
- Drinks except tea & Coffee. Personal expenditure such Alcoholic beverages & drinks, laundry, and phone .
- Any extra transportation exception to the itinerary [we can arrange upon request]
- Helicopter rescue due to out of control
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
- Trekking sticks
- Quick-drying pants and shorts.
- Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
- Rainwear (jacket and pants.
- Duffle bags
- Plastic boots and crampons
- Mountaineering ice axes
- Climbing helmets (optional)
PERSONAL ITEMS CLOTHING
It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Warm hat
- Bandana (if necessary)
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
- Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
- Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
- Baby wipes
- Sun Hat
- Toilet Paper
- Urinary products
- Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
- Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
- Books/GPS navigators
- Credit cards/ATM cards