Bhotekoshi and Balephi: 2 days

  • 2 Days

  • March - June | Sept -Nov

  • II-IV

  • 11 kms

Balephi is centre of Balephi Gaupalika i.e Balephi Rural municipality located in Sindhupalchok District of Province no 3, Nepal. The place is gateway to Jalbire and Jugal Gaupalika.

The town lies on Araniko Highway – the 114 km-long highway which connects the capital city Kathmandu to the Chinese border in the north. There is a temple named Kapileshwor Mahadev named after Hindu god Shiva which is main attraction of the town. It is beautiful town habitated by people between two koshi tributaries namely Bhotekoshi and Balephi which are very famous tourist hideout for adventure tourism like rafting, kayaking and camping.


  • Day1

    • We leave for camping at 7 am from your hotel, sharp. Please make sure that you are on stand-by
    • well before the departure time.
    • It will take about 1.5 hours to reach Paanch-khaal from Kathmandu.
    • Tea / coffee stoppage for 40 minutes at Paanch-khaal (self-pay).
    • Journey will be further 1.5 hours to reach our Campsite at Sukute.
    • It will take approximately 30 minutes for setting up the equipment for our rafting adventure.
    • You'll be asked to fill in your details and can also change into more comfortable water-friendly
    • clothes.
    • We’ll then board a transport to head for our starting point at Andherii.
    • There will be 20 minutes rafting safety briefing before the start.
    • During our trip, we'll come across places where you can go for a swim or experience jumping off
    • cliffs. Our guides will inform you when we reach those areas.
    • Our trip will end at Sukute (our campsite).
    • Lunch will be served consisting of Sandwich, Green salad, Tuna salad, Mayo salad, Tang Juice
    • and mineral water at the end of the trip at Sukute.
    • After lunch, we shall freshen up and then spend some time by the beach or even swimming, if
    • interested.
    • Refreshing tea, coffee, popcorn and prawn chips followed by some camp briefing at 5:00 pm.
    • Sleeping arrangements will be in quality tents. We have three different types ranging from 2-3
    • people, 7-10 people and an open Raft tent (Salta). Private tents are also available upon request
    • at the time of booking.
    • Bonfire will be lit and then BBQ (chicken) shall be served.
    • Tea, coffee and soup shall be served before dinner.
    • Dinner will follow onwards after BBQ. This includes Spaghetti with Tomato sauce, cheese, boiled
    • vegetable and Green Salad.
    • Guests can then stay around the bonfire or head to sleep.
  • Day2

    • Tea and coffee will be available at 7:30 am.
    • Breakfast will be served around 8 am. This will consist of bread, jam, honey boiled-egg, Hash brown-potato.
    • We will depart for Balephi (our next rafting activity) by 10 am. The duration till our starting point Jalbirey, is approx. 1.5 hrs. The road is completely off-road. Therefore, everyone should be prepared for a bumpy ride.
    • There will be 20 minutes rafting safety briefing before the start.
    • We shall then board our rafts and then paddle down.
    • On your way, you’ll witness serene rural settlements and wild plant with slight glimpse of the mountains to the north.
    • We will stop for lunch after 2 hours of paddling.
    • Lunch will be prepared on site itself. This will consist of fired-pasta, bread, lemon salad, cheese, chicken roast, seasonal fruits, tang juice and green salad.
    • After spending about an hour and half, we will continue our journey downstream.
    • For paddling 1.5 hours or so, we’ll reach our campsite.
    • We’ll rest our rafts and then freshen-up
    • Tea and Coffee will be served.
    • We then pack up for Kathmandu.
    • The drive shall be about 3 hours straight.
    • Our journey will end at Sorhakhutte, right where we began.

What to Bring

  • Shorts / ½ pant
  • Sport Sandals
  • Shirts that will dry quickly
  • Swim suit
  • Warm layers (fleece, trousers)
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and batteries/chargers
  • Water Bottles
  • Flashlight
  • A little cash

What’s Included

  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue, and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professionally trained and certified safety kayakers.
  • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment, including boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs, dry bags and Pelican boxes.
  • Treated drinking water
  • Two-way transportation 
  • River permits.
  • Industry standard first aid kits
  • Team photos (photos videos by our team)
  • Included meals
    • Day 1 = Lunch & Dinner
    • Day 2 = Breakfast, Lunch

Types of food provided:

Throughout our expedition, we provide treated stream water for drinking. We employ crews with great culinary ability and provide breakfast, lunch and dinner during the expedition in a buffet style. So, yes you have the freedom to choose what you like. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know about it at the time of booking, so that we can arrange accordingly. 

Sample menu for the expedition

  • Breakfast: Tea, Coffee, White chocolate, Muesli and Cornflakes, Yogurt. Eggs, Toast, Hashed potatoes, Pancakes, Porridge  etc.
  • Lunch : Bread, Cheese, Salami, Tuna, Sardines, Baked beans, Salads, Fresh fruits and Biscuits
  • Dinner: Pasta, French fries, Curries, Steamed or Fried vegetables. We may provide Nepali Dal, Bhat in rotation for longer trips.

What’s Not Included

  • Visas, flights, other taxes etc.
  • Personal items like toiletries, clothing, camera etc.
  • Alcohol and other packed food.
  • Insurance policy: paddlers need to have their own insurance since we only provide insurance to our crew.
  • Tips for guides – we pay our guides and porters fairly but if you want you can tip them personally.