Arun River “Adrenaline Challengers’Delight”
The Arun is respected as one of the most mighty and powerful rivers of Nepal.
The lower valley is in parts quite well populated with a wide variety of different tribes. The whole area is relatively un-spoilt, and sees only a few trekking groups, mainly taking the Eastern approach to Everest and Makalu Base Camp.
We schedule rafting trips on the Arun every year. Tumlingtar is the obvious and most convenient starting point and we recommends that you fly here as it is only a short direct flight from Kathmandu and only forty minute’s walk from the river. The 70 km down to Chatra has been kayaked in a day, but normally makes a relaxed 3 day raft trip and you can then fly back to Kathmandu from Biratnagar.
The powerful arun River: The 70 km river action takes 5 to 6 days. The return journey from Chatara, the take-out point, is 14 to 16 hours to Kathmandu. The powerful current and large water volume ensure huge and impressive rapids are encountered the length of this river journey from Bumling makes a excellent 05 to 06 days River trip and 03 days wilderness trip with Most of the rapids can be challenging and technically class 04 to 05 class and pristine canyons together 09 days . we can offer this trip with one way flight to Tumlingtar to reach the starting point of the river and getting necessary gear there makes it a bit an expensive trip.
|September - December
|Approx. 300 cumecs
|January - May
|Approx. 200 cumecs
|June - August
|Approx. 450 cumecs
Rafting put in point
Rafting ending point
River wear gear
Shorts- half pant, T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection), swim wear, Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandals.
- Private Transport from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by van or Private Mini bus, as per above itinerary
- All International standard Rafting equipment as necessary such as self bailing rafts, Gear raft Safety kayakers, Helmets, (PFD) life jackets, outfitter plastic paddles, dry top jackets, waterproof barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag for multiday trip, wet-suite if necessary etc. well trained and highly experienced English speaking Trip Leader, raft Guide and helper etc.a day meals during the rafting,
- Personal nature expenses like toiletries, drink, Trips, gratuities, laundry etc
- in case of any emergency accident, rescue & insurance such as health, evacuation & loss, theft of or damage to baggage & personal effects Trips
- Things you need to bring for the trip
Accessibility, Location and Timetable:
The journey to the put-in point for the Arun River involves a 18 hour Journey by bus, with transportation arranged by Mountain River Rafting to Khadbari followed by a 03 day wilderness trip to the village of Bumbling. Or Fly to Tumlingtar is more Logistic and makes inexpensive trips. Start walking from Tumlingtar to Bumbling it takes again 03 days trekking to the put in point. The 70 km river action takes 5 to 6 days. The return journey from Chatara, the take-out point, is 14 to 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara) to Kathmandu in additional cost.
The powerful current and large water volume make sure huge and remarkable rapids are encountered the length of this river journey. The rapids can be technically and challenging compound.
This spectacular river is only available for those undertaking an expedition. The scenery on both the trekking and river journey is supreme and pure. The Arun is one of the most powerful whitewater current and fasted rivers in Nepal, cutting through the High Himalaya with deep and awesome gorges, green valleys and excellent riverside beaches.
The Arun is an excellent choice for a long whitewater rafting trip for those who are seeking a true adventure and the thrill of encountering huge rapids in an peaceful setting. It is the first choice for those wanting an whitewater expedition into the wilderness area.
Trip Preparation and pre-departure meeting
Before heading every outdoor trip we would like to request to our guests to be gathered at our office for pre-departure meeting as it is also prime concern to introduce with our team-Trip Leader, Guides, trip staffs and other guests, complete official formalities, discuss about the trip system, timetable and other important matters to make your happy journey successful.
Equipments and Services we provide for the trip
Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food and drinks.
Mountain River Rafting team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believe every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - SRT (Swift Water Rescue Technician), CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and Wilderness First Aid, and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides in every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and make your rafting journey with us more comfort and enjoyable
Care of Environment
The care of environment is our prime concern responsibility to protect the wildness resources of Nepal for future generation. We practice and follow minimum impact polices on our every outdoor journey- by using gas or kerosene as a cooking fuel instead of local firewood. Moreover by disposing and cleaning both biodegradable and non-degradable properly from the campsite.
How many in the group and how many in each raft?
The group size is required minimum 4 people above for each trip,
each raft must be at least 6 pax and a guide, however we can add
up to 8 pax depending on rivers.
How many gear rafts?
We provide gear raft for every multi days wildness trip 1-2 paddle rafts : 1 gear raft
How will you get to and from the river?
We provide private transportation to and from the river for each rafting trip and for those who looking for fly back after the trip to be on extra cost.
How long is each day? How many actual hours on the water?
Normally the rafting duration approximately 4-5 hours each day on the water.
How many in the river team and what are their jobs?
Normally in each trip, we provide a guide for a paddle raft. a safety kayaker and a gear raft guide and they do their team work job accordingly. Our rafting team members are professional and well known their job and you may join for with the team work together.
Where will you camp each night?
We camp each night by the river bank on the sandy beach everyday new camp site where we could set up tents.