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Tamur, Marsyangdi, Bhotekosi...,
Nepal
April 02, 2017

Multi-river kayak class 4/5, November 4th 2017

The best of Nepal Kayaking trip for those boaters that want Class 4/5 kayaking. We’re going to pack in as many rivers and the best rapids as we can in a month !

NB: This trip has been designed so kayakers who don’t want to do all of it can do any part they want so if you haven’t got time for the whole lot just pick what sections you can do.

We start this trip introducing those who have not been to Nepal with a multi-day classic: The Tamur River with its incredible trek in and world-class kayaking. We have the luxury of having it catered for through supporting gear rafts. This is an epic trip just on its own!

Before we start our travel across Nepal firstly to Pokhara for some great time to take a breather and soak up the beauty of the surrounding Himalayas before getting some more river /creek time on the steep and technical Modi Khola with stunning 8 meter mountain-back drops.

We then cross into the next drainage to paddle the mighty Marsyangdi on our way back to Kathmandu.

Its here  we can stop for a day, restock supplies, wash the dust and sand off before heading East again.

Next we take on the continuous waters of the Bhoti Kosi. First we tackle the upper rafting section of continuous grade 4 to get an idea of what it might be like up higher! Staying that night at the beautiful Last Resort. Its here we decide on the water levels for those feeling like they want to go large and take on the upper upper Bhoti which has a reputation for humbling some great paddlers, or take the time to get the adrenalin flowing in different pursuits like Bungy Jumping or taking on the worlds biggest bridge swing. You can of course just plain relax, and enjoy the bar amenities or even a massage for those sore muscles. It’s from there we head out to Tamba Kosi for the last leg of our incredible journey. This river will put the icing on the cake of a very hard kayaking trip with its very solid grade 4/5 two-day run. Then it’s back on the private bus and back to Kathmandu!!

Back in town its time to wash off all the travel grime we have accumulated do some last minute shopping have a great meal in one of Kathmandu’s many famous eateries, grab some drinks and reflect on the whole trip!

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, relax and take in the sights
  • Day2 Kathmandu shopping Sightseeing, more relaxation!
  • Day 3 Pack for trip, get bus loaded and sent off with the gear and all those who aren’t taking the flying option
  • Day 4 Early flight to Biratnagar meet the bus and continue the drive to the trail head Bassantapur
  • Day 5 Trek in
  • Day 6 Trek in
  • Day 7 Trek in
  • Day 8 Trek arrival at the Tamur river, prepare gear, riverside relaxation
  • Day 9 Kayak / raft the Tamur
  • Day 10 Kayak /raft the Tamur
  • Day11 Kayak /raft the Tamur
  • Day 12 Kayak /raft the Tamur
  • Day 13 Kayak / raft the Tamur  take out at Chatra bus to Pokhara
  • Day 14 Rest day Pokhara, rent play-boats and to Upper Seti
  • Day 15 Head to Modi, trek for a day, stay overnight in a tea-house
  • Day 16 Short walk up the Modi Khola
  • Day 17 Kayak Modi Khola to dam take out head back to Pokhara
  • Day 18 drive to Nardi, overnight teahouse
  • Day 19 Kayak / Raft the Marsayangdi drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 20 Rest day
  • Day21 Upper Bhoti Kosi, stay at Last Resort famous for bungy and mega-canyon-swing
  • Day 22 Upper Upper Bhoti Kosi  for those who want class 5  other wise rest and Bungy at the resort!
  • Day23 Drive to the Tamba Kosi & if time remains, get some paddling
  • Day24 Tamba Kosi
  • Day 25 Tamba Kosi return to Kathmandu!
  • Day 26 Wash and clean everything! Relax, shopping
  • Day 27 Return home !

Dates and Prices

LAND COST

$3,900 per person.

Rates quoted are per person, based on sharing twin accommodations.

Single Supplement—$180 for ‘requested’ singles; $100 for ‘forced’ singles. If you prefer single accommodation, you must pay the single supplement Fee. If you’re traveling alone and wish to share accommodation, we’ll try our best to find you a roommate.

Costs include:

  • return transfers from airport to the hotel
  • land transport during the tour and activities as noted in the itinerary
  • accommodation in hotel/inns in country and villages & camping fees
  • Expert leadership, and problem solvers!
  • Arrangements in the field, including camp meals,porters, cooking  staff and group gear.

Cost excludes:

  • Airfare, expenses of personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, laundry, etc.) tips and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Insurance (we strongly recommend you purchase the supplementary trip insurance which includes trip cancellation insurance), etc.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions or any other circumstances beyond our control.

For Kayaks and personal gear we recommend to bring your own. We do have a fleet of kayaks to rent for those having trouble or wishing not to fly with boats. For other gear such as drytops, PFDs paddles etc. we strongly suggest to bring your own.

For those not wanting to do all of the tour please contact us for pricing on which legs that you want to do.

As this is fully supported tour we will be travelling with unloaded boats to make this a trip of pleasure! This means you can bring a little more personal gear than going on a self support (but that doesn’t mean we bring all but the kitchen sink!).

Get in touch with us if you have any questions about joining this

What to bring?

  • A pair of river shorts or swimming costume.
  • A pair of Chacos or similar sandals. Trainers are also okay.
  • Long sleeved shirt to wear under your life jacket.
  • A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off.
  • Wide brimmed sunhat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Chums for fastening your sunglasses to your head.
  • Nalgene or similar water bottle.
  • Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat.
  • Thermal Top Medium weight – Heavyweight Capilene or polypropylene is the best.
  • Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF15 minimum
  • Lightweight long trousers.
  • Lightweight long Sleeved shirt.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Down jacket
  • Ladies should bring a long skirt or sarong to cover your legs whilst in the company of locals.
  • Underwear.
  • Glasses or Contact lenses. Disposable lenses are ideal.
  • Toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap and shampoo.
  • Forget the cosmetics and hair dryer! But we do suggest moisturizer.
  • Hand wipes
  • A 3-season sleeping bag and thermarest sleeping mat
  • Travel Pillow.
  • Small pack towel.
  • Headlamp or head torch and spare batteries.
  • Shoes or boots for the trek.
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Any medication you may be taking.

Optional Items

  • Your favourite book or a journal for recording your river memories.
  • Sketchpad.
  • Photographic or video equipment. We recommend bringing your own waterproof casing and a cleaning kit as sand gets everywhere. Bring a spare memory card or plenty of film. Also bring spare batteries for your camera.
  • Waterproof disposable for the “action” on the raft shots.
  • Swiss Army Knife or Leatherman.
  • An iPod or other music preferences. We have speakers.

Personal Spending

  • The only money that you need to bring is for meals in town, souvenirs, DVD, personal items and the beer kitty for the raft trip if you drink. Please remember that many of the countries we visit do offer Credit Card and ATM facilities and for a small charge you can withdraw cash either from your account or Credit Card for convenience.
  • If you wish to pass on a gratuity to your guide we leave this entirely up to you.
  • Basically, we advise you to keep things as light as possible, without skimping on the essentials.

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