Rafting in Nepal – Bheri River 4 whitewater Rafting, Fishing and Safari trips

Bheri River Rafting, Nepal is a famous for whitewater rafting, fishing and safari trips. It is for whitewater Rafting canyoning kayaking trips among the rafters and kayakers in the world.

Bheri River rafting is attractive river in the western part of Nepal. It is easy and one of the biggest for rafting fishing and safari combination trip with big water flowing from High Himalayas. It can be combined with Bardia National Park. The trip provides unique opportunity of exploring remote villages, interesting local peoples, blue water, good white beaches, fine campsites, the exploration of unspoiled cultures and enjoying the picturesque views of natural scenario with white sandy beaches for camping. Bheri River Rafting trip gives rafters a thrilling ride. It is not easily approachable but hard access and remoteness.

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bheri river rafting nepal. image source: trekkingagencynepal.com

Bheri River Rafting trip is life memorable trip for the visitors who are looking for something fresh being away from hustle and bustle of city life.

The  Bheri river has its origin in the Dolpo region of Nepal. Two large tributaries, the Thuli Bheri (meaning big Bheri) and Sani Bheri (Small Bheri) join at Ramnaghat to form the Bheri River.

You have two options for a trip to Bheri River Rafting to get the river. One way is taking flight to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu for one and half an hour. Another way is a 627 km. long journey drive by road to Nepalgunj from Kathmandu. From the Nepalgunj you should go on drive to get the Bheri River.

Bheri River rafting trip with Fishing trip is unique in its own, very hard to justify in words. This a river that is less frequented and known to contain a variety of big catches with their warm and hospitable culture complemented by unique flora and fauna. A trip that compensates all terms of difficulties.

The first section of this Bheri River is quite tough with twists and turns. As a result it creates many exciting narrow gorge section of the river with vertical cliff of 200-300 feet on either side. The gorge is interspersed with open valleys where there exist small villages. The trip can be continued with a jungle tour in the Bardiya Wildlife Reserve.

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You’ll experience beautiful and diverse scenery, lots of wildlife and unspoiled villages during rafting in Bheri River.

Some facts about Bheri River Rafting

Departure PointKathmandu or Pokhara
River Start Point:Samjhighat
River Finish PointBardia National Park
Outward Travel Time1 day
River Days04 Days
River Distance50 Kms. (Approximately)
River GradeIII to IV Medium
Return Travel Time1 Hour
Duration9 Days
Min. Group Size4 pax
Best SeasonOct to Dec & Mar to May.

 


Bheri River Rafting Itinerary:

Day 01: First day of your trip to get Bheri River for rafting, you should fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. It may takes about an hour flight with spectacular views of the Himalayas. On arrival drive to the put in point Samjhi Ghat which will take about 3 to 4 hours. The drive itself is a unique experience, winding up through the Siwalik Hills and passing through local village. On arrival at the starting point your own-tented camp awaits you by the bank of the Bheri River. Dinner will be layout for you around the camp. That’s all for first day trip to Bheri River Rafting but waiting awesome experience.

Day 02: After taking breakfast, break camps and starts on your adventure down the Bheri River. After 20 minutes of short trek, you encounter your first’s big rapid, one of many to come. As we mentioned above the Bheri River itself is so remote that it remains a relatively unexplored river of west region of Nepal. The first section of this Bheri River is quite rough with twisted bend creating many exiting rapids. You’ll be stopped for lunch beside the river for a while. We recommend you to take time to explore the surrounding area of Bheri River, watch birds or simply laze in the midday sun. After sometime you’ll continue to encounter more white-water and at the last come to the rest on one of the many sandy beaches.

Day 03 : Third day of your trip you’ll experience more exciting. Jamu ‘exciting’ section gives way to a narrow gorge section of Bheri River with vertical cliffs of 200-300 feet on either side interspersed with open valley where you’ll see small villages are living. This area of the Bheri River Rafting is generally scenic but here too white-water in encountered. Once again you’ll find one of the many pristine beaches for your camp side for the cool night.

Day 04 : Bardia National Park The final Day on the river still holds a few surprises with several but exciting rapids to be encountered because you’ll enter in Bardia National Park. After an hour’s float you reach at the confluence of the Bheri river and The Karnali river. Once again on the 4th day of your rafting in Bheri River, you enter another gorge section. This time you’ll experience opening onto the huge plain plains of the southern Terai region of Nepal. Once through this gorge you enter into the Royal Bardia National Park. So, trip to Rafting in Bheri River gives you not only to rafting in Bheri River, but also views of some part of Jungle Safari. You can continue your trip to Bardia National Park, a famous places for jungle safari in the world.

Trip Price of Bheri River Rafting:

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This is not an official website of any Travels, Tours and Trekking Agency of Nepal. It is just informative blog. So you don’t need to depend about the trip price to Bheri River Rafting on this blog. But we can tell you that trip price may be different on basis of trekking agency. The price may vary from trekking agency to trekking agency. However the price of Bheri River Rafting trip may depend on the following some determinants:

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu and other cities where you stay during the trip to Bheri River Rafting.
  • Mode of Transportation to Bheri River. (car / van / bus / bike / flights)
  • Duration of Bheri River Rafting Trip
  • Number of crews (Guides, porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
  • Travelling time (Season)
  • Extra services you booked.
Note: The itinerary to Bheri River Rafting can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly accommodation of hotel can be changed (upgraded or downgraded). It depends on your budget. So we recommend you to fix the trip price before you book your trip to Bheri River Rafting.

You will get best price after your inquiry: We suggest you for enquiry any authorized and licensed trekking agency in Nepal. Keep in mind; don’t deal with unauthorized trekking agency. We know about value of money and world economy so fell free to share with trekking agency about your tentative budget for this trip so they can mention and compromise with price. They may run cheap trip to Bheri River Rafting trip and expensive trip when you wish to pay more and need extra deluxe service.

Trip price may contain following services

  • All International standard rafting equipment as necessary. E.g. self bailing rafts, helmets, life jackets, kayaks, plastic paddles and spray jackets etc.
  • Freshly cooked all meals, drinks, breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea or coffee.
  • Camping gears;
  • First aid kid box
  • Accommodation in two men tent & all necessary fees
  • Kitchen tent, Dining tent, toilet tent,
  • Ground transportation going by tourist Bus or return after the trip tourist bus or local Bus depending upon the mode of transportation available at put-in and pull-out point, staffs.
  • Well-trained and highly experienced rafting guides, cooks, and other helper staff, captain and kitchen crews.
  • All necessary fees, Government/Local taxes, all river rafting fee and tourist service charge,

Trip price doesn’t contain following services

  • Any type of personal expenditure such Alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry or things of personal use
  • Helicopter rescue charger.
  • Tips, Gifts and all bar bills.
  • Private Transport
  • Food & accommodation cost in case of any natural accident caused by weather.
  • Private vehicle.
  • Rescue & your personal insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects. You are advised to insure for it.

 What the Trekking Agency Company provides during trip of Bheri River Rafting:

Along with their high quality self-bailing rafts, they provide you helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit. They provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. They also provide tents and sleeping. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request. All the equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

Things you need to Bring for Bheri River Rafting

On the Raft:

  • T -shortsSun hat/cap
  • Trainer/Teva type sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglass
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries/special medications

Off the Raft:

  • Long trousers
  • Towel
  • Dry shoes/socks
  • Warm fleece jacket
  • Warm shorts
  • Good sleeping bag
  • Sun block
  • Torchlight

What you need to tell the Trekking Agency

Please tell them whether you are a swimmer, non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. It is important to inform them of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip.

Safety
The Trekking Agency Company takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All their 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.

Passport and Visa:

All tourists to Nepal except the Indian nationals must hold valid passports and visa. Indian nationals don’t need a visa to enter Nepal, but must have proof of identity. All other nationals require a visa, obtainable in advance form Nepalese Embassies or consulates, or upon arrival at the border or at Tribuvan International Airport. The tourist visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or Consulate abroad. Don’t forget to bring two passport size photos and a payment of visa fees. The process is the same for the ‘gratis’ visas. The visa fees cannot be paid by credit cards. The visa application forms are available in the passport control lounge. They are also distributed in the aircrafts before landing. Tourists can extend their visa at the Department of Immigration, Tridevi Marg, Kathmandu or at Immigration Office, Pokhara.

Foreign visitors other than the Indian nationals are required to pay their hotel bills and air tickets in foreign currency. However the other payments must always be made in Nepalese currency. You can buy Nepalese currency at foreign currency exchange counter at the Tribhuwan airport, Kathmandu. Different banks are also opened to serve as the foreign currency exchange counters at different places of Nepal. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through the banks or authorized foreign exchange dealers. Tourists other than Indian are not allowed to import or export the Indian currency. The rate of exchange of the foreign currencies is determined by the Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rastra Bank and is announced in the press daily.

Fee exemption of tourist visa:

  • For tourists from China, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and  Pakistan
  • For the tourists, who have already stayed in Nepal for 15 days or more, visiting Nepal for the second time during the same visa year.
  • For tourists staying in Nepal for 3 days (72 hrs) or less.
  • Children below 10 years of age.

Contact Office of Immigration:

In Kathmandu

Department of Immigration, Exhibition Road (near the City Bus Park), Kathmandu, tel. 494273, 494337.

In Pokhara

Pokhara Immigration Office, inside the tourist information centre at Damside, just 200 metres from Bank Chowk. Opening times as mentioned below.

Working Hours: Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Working Days: Monday to Friday.

Local Currency: Nepalese Currency is Nepalese Rupee. A Nepalese Rupee is subdivided into 100 paisa. The denominations of currency notes are available in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000 Rupees. Similarly, coins are available in 1, 2, 5 and 10 rupees, which are in circulation.

Time: Nepal is 5 hours 45 minutes ahead of GMT and 15 minutes ahead of Indian standard time.

You are recommended to see also:

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  3. Rafting in Nepal – Marsyangdi River Rafting
  4. Rafting in Nepal – Kali Gandaki River Rafting
  5. Rafting in Nepal – Karnali River Rafting
  6. Rafting in Nepal – Bhote Koshi River Rafting
  7. Rafting in Nepal – Sun Koshi River Rafting
  8. Rafting in Nepal – Arun River Rafting
  9. Rafting in Nepal – Trishuli River Rafting
  10. Rafting in Nepal – Tamur River Rafting

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I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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