Arun River Rafting
The easiest ways to approach this river by plane to Tumlingtar is closer to put in point Kartikeghat where as you have to trek from Tumlingtar. Alternatively one can drive for 1½ days. This trip begins with a 3-day trek through remote villages in Eastern Nepal - an area few visitors ever see - camping out in lush forests with views of the snow capped Himalayan peaks. On the river, the powerful current drives your raft or kayak through 6 days of great white water action and you have to face more challenges each day as the number of rapids come one after another in succession; at night you relax on fantastic beaches in dramatic valleys. In our opinion, the combination of trekking, spectacular scenery, great rapids and remote location makes Arun the best river to run the fantastic white water rafting trip in Nepal.
Finally Arun meets with the Sunkoshi into a confluence of the Saptakoshi River. Below this confluence it is the same as Sunkoshi river trip.
Arun River Facts
Grade for Autumn : Oct – Dec 4 to 5
Grade for Spring : Feb – May 3 to 5-
Possible operation : Round the year
Departure : Kathmandu or Pokhara
Rafting days : 11 days (KTM to KTM)
Entrance by : Fly to Tumlingtar for 45 minutes or drive to Basantapur 19 hours
Put-in point : 45 minutes down from Tumlingtar
Put-out point : Chatara
River distance : 70 km.
Optional trips to : Koshi Tappu or Royal Chitwan National Park for an excellent jungle safari
Numbers of pax : Minimum 6 persons
Day 01: Kathmandu to Tumlingtar by air and trek to Kartikeghat.
Day 02: Rafting and camp at Tumlingtar.
Day 03: Rafting and camp at mid forest.
Day 04: Rafting and camp nearby Bhite rapid.
Day 05: Rafting ends at Chatara and transfer to Kathmandu.
Note: Rafting itinerary can be changed as per different situation.