Overview The Arun River rafting trip is an exhilarating adventure that takes you through the heart of the remote and rugged landscapes of Nepal. Spanning approximately 300 kilometers, the Arun River offers a thrilling and challenging experience for both experienced rafters and adventurous beginners. The journey begins in Tumlingtar, a small town in eastern Nepal, where you will also get greetings by stunning views of the Himalayas. From there, you will embark on a multi-day rafting expedition that will take you through pristine forests, deep gorges, and picturesque villages. Arun River in Tibet The Tibetan name Bum-chu may refer to…
The Arun River rafting trip is an exhilarating adventure that takes you through the heart of the remote and rugged landscapes of Nepal. Spanning approximately 300 kilometers, the Arun River offers a thrilling and challenging experience for both experienced rafters and adventurous beginners.
The journey begins in Tumlingtar, a small town in eastern Nepal, where you will also get greetings by stunning views of the Himalayas. From there, you will embark on a multi-day rafting expedition that will take you through pristine forests, deep gorges, and picturesque villages.
The Tibetan name Bum-chu may refer to a religious ceremony attempting to divine prospects for the coming year from the level of water in a pot or well, chu is the Tibetan word for water. The river also originates near Gutso in Nyalam County of Tibet. Around 17 kilometres (11 mi) downstream the Men-chu joins it. The Tingri county occupies the upper reaches of the Bum-chu and the lateral valleys formed by its tributaries, the foremost of which are Lolo-chu, Shel-chu, Rongpu-chu, Trakar-chu, Kharda-chu, Ra-chu Tsangpo, and Langkor Gya-chu. The Yeru Tsanpo converges with Bum-chu in Tingkye County, which accommodates the lower Bum-chu valley. Another river that meets Bum-chu is Trakar-chu.
The river flows past the town of Kharda, gateway to the Khangzhung east face of Everest. The force of its accumulated waters carves its way, south of Drengtrang, through the main chain of the Himalayas directly between the mountain massifs of Makalu and Kangchenjunga into Nepal. Since the river’s elevation is about 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) at the border while Makalu and Kangchenjunga are both about 8,500 metres (27,900 ft), the valley is some 5,000 metres (16,000 ft) deep, one of the world’s deepest.
The Arun River also known for its powerful rapids, ranging from Class III to Class V, providing an adrenaline-pumping experience for rafting enthusiasts. As you navigate the rapids, you will surround it by breathtaking scenery, including cascading waterfalls, terraced fields, and towering cliffs. The river also offers moments of tranquility, allowing you to appreciate the serene beauty of the surrounding nature.
During the trip, you will have the opportunity to camp along the riverbanks, immersing yourself in the wilderness and enjoying the simplicity of life in the great outdoors. The nights filled with camaraderie as you gather around a campfire, share stories, and savor delicious meals prepared by the experienced guides.
The Arun River rafting trip is not only about adventure; it also provides cultural insights. As you pass through remote villages, you will have the chance to interact with the friendly locals, learn about their traditional way of life, and witness their unique customs and traditions.
The trip concludes at the confluence of the Arun and Sunkoshi rivers, where you will bid farewell to the majestic Arun and its captivating landscapes. This unforgettable journey will leave you with memories to cherish and a deep appreciation for the power and beauty of nature.
Whether you are an experienced rafter seeking an adrenaline rush or an adventurous soul looking for a unique experience, the Arun River rafting trip promises an unforgettable adventure filled with excitement, natural beauty, and cultural immersion.
Departure Your Arun River rafting trip comes to an end, and you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
This itinerary includes transportation to and from Kathmandu, all necessary rafting equipment and safety gear, and overnight camping with meals prepared by experienced river guides. The trip is led by experienced and professional river guides who are well-trained in safety and first aid.
All meals during the rafting period
Transportation going by tourist or local bus depending upon the mode of transportation
Available at put-in and pull-out point
Rafting, kitchen and camping equipment experienced Captain
Cook and other staffs group leader will be free over ten pax
Airfare domestic / international
Visa Fee US $ 30.00
Airport tax domestic / international
Hard / Soft Drink like alcoholic beverage / mineral water
Personal travel insurance / medical insurance
Emergency evacuation things of personal use
Tips for rafting crew