Bheri River Rafting


Trip Information

Bheri River Rafting is another popular river rafting in the Dolpo Region of Nepal which is graded as an easy river to raft. It is easy because the rapids in the river are not violent in comparison to other rivers of Nepal. Bheri River is an attractive river in the western part of the region. On the way for river rafting there are little villages with ancient tradition which have been perfectly preserved. Bheri is also famous for fishing spots. From Bheri a plane flies to Nepalgunj and takes additional 3-4 hour drive to Samji Ghat. We can complete Bheri river rafting adventure at the Bardia National park which also provides unique opportunity of exploring remote villages in the region. It is attractive because of white sandy beaches for camping. When two tributaries combine in the river at Ramnaghat it gets its full size. While passing through the pristine jungle and sometimes seeing of wild animals closely makes excitement to the rafters. Rafting in Bheri River, Fishing, Jungle safari in Bardiya national park gives full satisfaction.

We will provide high quality self-bailing rafts, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejacket and first aid kit and we will also provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared foods and drinks. Equipments which we provide are highest quality, cleaned and well mentioned. A rafter needs to bring suitable footwears for wearing in the raft, warm clothes, towel and sun block creams. We will take the care of safety for our clients. Our guides are licensed with many years of experience on the river of Nepal.


Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Samji Ghat

Drive from Kathmandu to Samji Ghat takes about 20 hours. If taken a one hour flight from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj, it takes about 4 hours of drive from Nepalgunj to Samji Ghat. The Siwalik Hills and passing through local villages make the drive unique and entertaining.


Day 2: Raft from Samji Ghat to Ranighat and Camp at Beach

After breakfast, we will start over the rafting to first section of Bheri River. Before that, you will spend some time getting introduced to the rafting techniques, safety measures and precautions. Today we will raft from Samji Ghat to Ranighat via Kunal Gaun which is very exciting section passing through a narrow gorge. We can enjoy bird watching after the lunch period. We will find a pristine beach for our campsite for the night. We will stay in tented camps on the sandy beach during the night.


Day 3: Raft from Ranighat to Jamu and camp at the beach

The second day of rafting starts from Ranighat. You will tackle few rapids today on the water coming from the high mountains. Team work will be very important and our coordinated efforts will take us swiftly across the rapid flow. Finally, we will reach the exciting section of Jamu on a narrow section with vertical cliffs over a couple of hundred feet on the both sides. Overnight stay will be in the beach near Jamu.


Day 1: Jamu to Bardiya National Park:

Today is the last day of rafting. From Jamu, we will start rafting again. Our rafting adventure will end in the afternoon when we reach the premises of Bardiya National park. It is the largest and most undisturbed protected area in the Terai Region. Bardiya National park is famous for one-horned rhinoceros and Royal Bengal Tiger which are rare and endangered animals.


Day 5: Drive to Kathmandu

Unless you have any further plans to extend your stay, we will drive back to Kathmandu on the final day. You may also wish to drive to Nepalgunj and then fly from there to Kathmandu, which will take less time but more cost.


What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the raft trip. The food served will be western and continental.
  • River permit charges and all government taxes
  • Necessary equipments including high quality self-bailing rafts, life jackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bags for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipments
  • Safety kayak boats
  • Necessary staffs (Guides, helpers, cooks etc)
  • Expenses for tented accommodation at river beach with camp fire
  • Food, accommodation, transportation, insurance and salary of all staff

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters



3 star hotels in Kathmandu will be provided and in days during the trek you will have standard tea houses as accommodations. Rooms will be on twin sharing basis and you will be charged extra if you need a single room. Cases may be different for solo travelers and odd numbered groups or genetically different peoples travelling together. Standard teahouses will be provided during the trip days.


During a Tea House trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the Tea House, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have Nepali versions of western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants. And of course Nepali milk tea is served everywhere.


Best Season

The best seasons to join this trek are autumn and spring. The weather is clear and views are breathtaking. Winter obviously is a good choice but you need to withstand strong colds. Summer or Monsoon will be affected by rainfalls but a good choice if you are into botany.

Customer Reviews


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 5 Days

Difficulty: Easy

Activities: White Water Rafting

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Rafting

Country: Nepal

Region: Western Nepal

Group size: Min 1 pax

Best Season: Any Season