Nepal has four major river systems with more than two hundred and fifty sizeable tributaries. The major rivers are: – The Sapta Kosi in the extreme eastern Nepal; the Narayani in the central Nepal; the Karnali in the western Nepal and the Mahakali in the far western Nepal. Arun River is one of the tributaries of river Sapta Kosi that flows in the Eastern Nepal.
Departure Point: Kathmandu
River Start Point: Tumlingtar
River Finish Point: Chatara
Outward Travel Time: 1 hour flight
River Grade: III to IV
Return Travel Time: 13 Hours
River Days: 05 Days
River Distance: 50 Kms. (Approximately)
Kathmandu to Tumlingtar: – An hour’s flight from Kathmandu to Tumlingtar takes you away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The Tumlingtar flight is scheduled in the afternoon, and the camp shall be put up in Tumlingtar itself. The afternoon could be spent in visiting this tiny village with its small teashops and airstrip. Briefing for the next day’s trip in the evening.
Savaiya Khola Breakfast will normally be served at 8: 30 AM. Trek for about two hours at a gradual pace until Sabiya Khola. Briefing for the next day’s schedule. Get the equipment ready to start early for the following day.
Megan Besi As soon as we get on the river. From Tumlingtar, we get started at 9:30 AM after breakfast. Today is pretty smooth except for little rough ones of grade III/IV.
Today could be more challenging than the previous days. We come across quite a number of rapids one after another. The first encounter is a left- bend rapid, before the suspension bridge at Ranighat. A number of rapids follow after this, one after another we finally camp nearby calm rapid.
Today is pretty smooth and relaxed compared to the previous days. The Arun River now merges with river Sunkosi to form in to a confluence of river Saptakosi, one of the major rivers of Nepal, which further flows to merge with the famous Ganges in India. Float along Saptakosi for another half an hour and we reach the site of a temple in Bara Chettra a Hindu temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. From here, float for another half an hour to Chattra . Drive back.