White water rafting on the Bhote Koshi River, Nepal

Sherri and I went white water rafting on the Bhote Koshi River, which is sourced in Tibet…

The area we picked was a Class III rafting area….which was sufficient fun for beginners like us.  

The area becomes a Class IV and V during the monsoon season.  Perhaps we’ll try next time.  

After a short briefing about what to do….we did not have a clue….we were ready to go….or so we thought….

Luckily, our guide and his assistant did most of the steering.  This allowed us to avoid most boulders along the way….


Sometimes, we disappeared under the water….I’m kidding….this is just an illusion…

You’ll note the kayaker.  His role was to rescue us should we end up in the Bhote Kosi.  
Calm before a storm was the pattern….


As it turned out, I ended up in the river…. fed by glaciers….frigid….on only two occasions.  

On both occasions, I managed to hold on to the ropes on the raft.  

With retrospect, I wished I had let go to see how the kayak rescue would have turned out.  

I have to admit however that it did not cross my mind when I fell in the water.  I held to the ropes as if my life were dependent upon it….

Our team:

A must do if you come to Nepal….

Marc 

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