Rising in the Himalayas of Dolpo district, Bheri is yet another incredible whitewater rafting river of Nepal. Due to its remote location in far- west Nepal, it remains relatively unexplored and has refreshing campsites in a serene atmosphere, surrounded by lush green vegetation and picturesque landscape. The mellow rapids of Bheri, graded as easy whitewater for its fun-filled yet calm waters offer an enchanting river trip though delightful little villages with vibrant local traditions, charming people who enjoy a warm and hospitable culture. Bheri is also considered one of the better rivers for fishing.
The two large tributaries, Thuli (meaning big) and Sani (Small!) unite at Ramnaghat to form the main Bheri River. Rafting on the crystal clear water, night stops on the clean and brilliant white sandy beaches combined with fishing and jungle safari in the Bardia National Park make the Bheri trip a superb outdoor experience in Nepal.
The perfect river trip for the scenery-seeking Rafter with an interesting variety of rapids. Comparable to the Trisuli in difficulty, the Bheri offers more white water and a strong current will keep us moving.
The moderate white water makes the Bheri an interesting and ideal trip for the intermediate kayaker wanting to go on an expedition for the first time. The river has a great feeling of remoteness, but isn’t o committing and the new road up the valley makes access relatively easy and many paddlers go on about the play potential on this unspoiled river.
Rafting Grading system
In Nepal there are dissimilar the rafting category as a grade as per people’s feeling to rafting in river and water force. To really enjoy your rafting holiday it is important to prepare yourself physically and to choose a river that which grade’s river is suitable for you. For this reason we have graded our river to provide an indication of what is required. Please remember though, that only minimal exercise is required to prepare you for most of our trips.
Flat water (Skill Level: Very Basic)
These types of rivers are flat and slow moving. A river with a I grade listed will have some flat spots. A completely 1 graded river will be totally flat. This kind of river is good for sightseeing and relaxing. Rapti River in Chitwan is categorized 01 grade in Nepal.
Bubbling current (Skill level: basic paddling skill)
In grade II river some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some maneuvering. This grad river is flat but moving little bit faster than grade I. Seti and Madi River are Graded 02 category in Nepal.
Technical & Exciting (Skill level: experienced paddling skills)
In a Grade III river, the rapids are becoming more serious and technical. Grade III and above can only be rafted with trained guides. This is a fun river with lots of excitement. In the river you will found small waves, maybe a small drop and some rapids.
Seriously big rapids (Skill level: whitewater experience)
Grade IV or above grad you required previous experience and good physical fitness. This is where the adrenaline gets going; grade iV River has a fast moving current with many big drops and rapids. This kind of river is action packed and needs technical paddling. In the river you will found medium waves, rocks, considerable drop. Bheri, Bhotekosi and Arun River are categorized as IV Grade River in Nepal.
The hair-raising limit (Skill level: advanced whitewater experience)
Grade V is a serious river not for the faint hearted, with a torrent like current and huge rapids this is the ultimate in white water adventures. In the river you will found large waves, large volume, large rocks, large drop, requires precise maneuvering. Sunkosi and Karnali River are grade 05 categories in Nepal.
un-navigable (Skill level: successful completion of a Class 6 rapid without serious injury)
Please note that most rivers contain more than one grading. For example a grade I –V river will contain elements of all four grades, flat spots, slower small rapids and some big fast rapids. The grade also varies depending on the season and the amount of water running down the river. Rafters can expect to encounter substantial huge waves, huge rocks and hazards, and huge drops.
Day 01: Fly to Nepalgunja and drive to Bheri Bridge and overnight camp.
Day 02:Morning go for fishing around, have a breakfast, trip preparation - safety brief, change clothes, clean up camp site, pass your packed gear to load on raft and start rafting, on the way of trip have a lunch, continue fishing/ rafting and overnight camp at river beach.
Day 03:Morning go for fishing around, have a breakfast, trip preparation - safety brief, change clothes, clean up camp site, pass your packed gear to load on raft and start rafting, on the way of trip have a lunch, continue fishing/ rafting and overnight camp at river beach.
Day 04:Morning go for fishing around, have a breakfast, change clothes, clean up camp site, pass your packed gear to load on raft and start fishing/rafting, on the way of trip have a lunch, continue rafting and overnight camp at river beach and fishing around the campsite.
Day 05:Continue commence fishing/rafting same as previous day and overnight camp at river beach and fishing around the campsite.
Day 06:Continue commence fishing/rafting same as previous day and overnight camp at river beach and fishing around the campsite.
Day 07:Continue commence rafting same as previous day, end the trip at Chisapani, have lunch, transfer to Nepalgunja airport and fly back to Katmandu
( by STOL flight) OR drive as you required (overland journey 14-16 hrs. from Chisapani).
|Group size||Peak season||Off season|
|2-4 person||US$ 800.00|
|5-10 person||US$ 700.00|
|11 and above||US$ 600.00|
Above price: Subject to change without prior notice!
Group size Minimum 2 person and Maximum 12 person in a group
- Professional rafting guides & safety kayakers.
- First Aid International Wilderness First-Aid.
- Professional safety kayakers & back up gear raft support.
- International name brand ISO certified rafting & kayaking equipment including full personal outfitting from essential paddles, helmets & life jackets to dry tops, wetsuits, dry bags, pelican boxes.
- Accommodation riverside camping /house during travels.
- We have top of the line camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, personal tents, tarpaulins, mattresses, sleeping bags etc.
- Meals (local tea house meals while trekking & western meals wile rafting & camping = breakfast, lunch & dinner daily).
- We provide fresh, delicious & hygienically prepared food while on the river, including tea, coffee & hot chocolate as well as drinking water.
- Round trip private bus transportation.
- River permits.
Cost does not Included
- Unrelated transportation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc.
- Local flights (note - there is an option to fly back from Birathnagar - Kathmandu at an additional cost).
- Items of a personal nature (toiletries, clothing, camera etc).
- Alcohol and junk food.
- Plastic bottled mineral water.
- We prefer to treat local stream water and help preserve our environment.
- We provide insurance for our crew - but participants must be properly insured through an emergency medical travel plan.
- We may offer trip photography at a small additional charge - please inquire!
- Tips for guides.
- If you feel that our crew did a great job, you are invited to offer.
- A personal Tip.
Fix deparutre dates:
|February||04th,11th,18th and 25th|
|March||04th,11th,18th and 25th|
|April||01st,08th,15th and 27th|
|October||01st,08th,15th and 22nd||07th,14th,21st and 28th|
|November||05th,12th,19th and 26th||04th,11th,18th and 25th|
|December||03rd,10th,17th and 27th||02nd,09th,16th, and 23rd|
For more information, Please feel free to contact us
- Shorts / ½ pant.
- Sport sandals.
- Polypropylene / quick dry long shirts.
- Swim suit.
- Track pants / comfortable long pants.
- Warm fleece.
- Jacket (waterproof shell).
- Shoes (not big trekking boots).
- Pyjamas (something comfortable to sleep in).
- Warm hat (in cold months).
- Personal toiletries.
- Sunscreen / sunscreen lip protection.
- Water bottle.
- Head lamp / flash light.
- Personal first aid kit.
- Sleeping bag (if you do not have one – we will provide a complimentary rental).
- A little cash for treats & tips.