WhiteWater Nepal - Arun River Rafting/Kayaking

Arun Rafting

Fact Sheet

Arun River: known as 'Trekker's Delight' (9 days)

Season Grading Water Volume
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 put-in point for the rafting on Arun river involves a 16 hour road trip, with transportation arranged by WhiteWater Nepal 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 take-out 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 additional cost.

This spectacular river Arun is only available for those undertaking an expedition. The scenery on both the trek and river is unrivaled and unspoiled. The Upper Arun is one of the most powerful and respected rivers in Nepal, cutting through the Himalaya with deep and awesome gorges, lush valleys and superb riverside beaches.

The powerful current and large water volume ensure huge and impressive rapids are encountered the length of this river journey. The rapids can be challenging and technically complex.

The Arun is an excellent 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.

Our company organizes river expeditions on the upper sections of Arun river.

What we provide
Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.
We provide 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 essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip.
Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.

WhiteWater Nepal takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.

Arun River Expedition:
Our company organizes river expedition on the upper sections of Arun River. The Expeditions are for experienced rafters.

The Hisorty of Our Expeditions on the Arun:
2000 - Arun River (Upper Gorge) from Num - First Descent
2004 - Arun River (40 km. of upper Arun gorge from Nepal - Tibet border) - First Descent
2008 - Arun River (Upper Gorge) from Num
For more information about our expeditions, please, have a look The History of Our River Expeditions