The Arun River Rafting trip starts with 3 days trek through remote villages of Arun valley. Camping out in green forests with views of the stunning Himalayan peaks. On Arun River, the powerful current drives your raft or kayak through 4 days of magnificent white water action; at night you relax on fantastic beaches in dramatic valleys of Arun. In our view, the combination of trekking, amazing scenery, great rapids and remote location make the Arun itself best river running.
Arun River: known as ‘Trekker’s Delight’ (9 days)
|September – December||5 –||Approx.400 cumecs|
|January – May||4 +||Approx.200 cumecs|
|June – August||Not Run||Approx.850 cumecs|
Location, Transportation and Timetable
The journey to the starting point for the rafting on Arun River involves a 16 hour road journey with transportation arranged by Higher Limits Trek to Hile, followed by a 3 day trek to the village of Bumbling. The 70km of river action take 5 – 6 days. The return journey from Chatara, the ending point of Arun Rafting/Kayaking, is 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara), flight takes around 50 min. to Kathmandu and it’s on extra cost.
This impressive river Arun is only available for those undertaking an expedition. The scenery on both the trek and river is unique and perfect. The Upper Arun is one of the most powerful and respected rivers in Nepal, cutting through the Himalaya with deep and awesome gorges, green valleys and excellent riverside beaches. The powerful present and large water volume ensure massive and exciting rapids are encountered the length of this river journey. The rapids can be challenging and technically complex.
The Arun is an exceptional choice for a long trip for those seeking real adventure and the thrill of encountering huge rapids in an idyllic setting. It is the first choice for those wanting an expedition into the wilderness.
What we provide?
Besides with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit. We serve plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request. All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.
What to bring?
Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.
What you need to tell us?
Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is important that you inform us of any medical circumstances that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.
Higher Limits Trek takes the safety of its customers very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.