The Balephi Khola is one of the smaller tributaries of the Sun Koshi, joining that river a short distance upstream of Dolalghat and only a long 70 km from Kathmandu. The river rises on the southern slopes of Dorje Lakpa (6990 m) one of the mountains to the north east of Kathmandu and at the head of the Lang tang valley. It is a fairly typical fast flowing, Himalayan River with steep valley sides.
Balephi Khola is one of the fantastic rivers of Nepal which is a short, fun trip, close distance from Kathmandu with the feel of a mini whitewater expedition in high water session in Bhalebhi Jalbire Sukute section you can find the numerous technical rapids, boulder-garden rapids, an unspoiled valley and good mountain views.
For rafting this is an intense, fun tight, technical and active trip however it does need the right water level so is only possible for a couple of months each years in high water season. Here below we offer a short a day whitewater rafting in Nepal.
Additionally the convenience of following alongside the main Araniko highway, offers the opportunity to see Mt. Everest region snow capped mountain on the way from Dhulikhel, as well as best section of the river is best for your needs depending on your experience.
If you are short on time or simply interested in a bit of river fun and a trip which provides the convenience of getting you out of Kathmandu and short travel destination – then this river is the perfect choice.
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.
River trip pre-departure:
Before heading every adventure trip we likes to request to our guests to be tougher our office for pre-departure meeting and prime concern to introduce with our Whitewater team-Trip leader, raft guide, trip staffs and other guest, complete formalities of official discuss about the river trips and other important matters to make impressive your Adventure Whitewater trips in Nepal.
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.