Arun river trip

KARTIKEGHAT TO CHATARA

Kartikeghat is the put in point; Kartikeghat can be approached either by flight or by road. Thru trip requires, however taking a mini trek to reach Kartikeghat either from airstrip or the bus stop. It takes one hour’s flight to Tumlingtar. If the Tumlingtar flight is scheduled in the afternoon, the first day camp spent visiting this tiny village with small teashops and the airstrip.

The following day, after breakfast trek to Kartikeghat starts at a gradual pace: this takes about four hours. The river crew organizes the equipment in preparation for the early start next morning. You can explore the surrounding areas.

The third day, a rapid is hit as soon as sailing start. Some more encountered in a succession.

Forth day Tumlingtar, you start around 9.30 am after the breakfast. Today is pretty smooth except for a few rapids graded between 5 to 6 class.

The fifth day, you face more challenges then the previous days as a number of rapids come one after another in succession. The first encounter is a left bend rapid before the suspension bridge at Ranighat. A number of rapids follow after this, until Bhite rapid is hit across. Camp will be nearby this rapid.

The sixth day is pretty smooth and relaxed compared to the previous day. The Arun now meets with the Sunkoshi River into a confluence of the Saptakoshi River. Below this confluence it is the same as Sunkoshi river trip. You can either drive back from Chatara via Biratnager of fly out from Biratnager to Kathmandu.