We rafted down the lower section of the Bhote Koshi river, a great section for a beginner who doesn’t want to face Class 4+ rapids as an introduction to the sport. So there were some fun rapids as well as some nice lazy sections to relax and bathe in the sun. There was great community spirit between everyone as you would expect when partaking in an activity which relies upon each member of the raft doing their own job.
The camping was a fun experience too; the camp had been set up and food was waiting and as the night got colder a fire was stoked up. But it was the next day which really revealed the gems of Nepal. It was perhaps a 3/4 hour hike up the side of the valley but the view got more and more spectacular at each rest stop. The best was to come, the second camp had a 270 degree view all around and in the far distance one could see the snowy peaks of the majestic Himalayas.
I think the short trip highlighted the variety of activities available: the fact that we were one day rafting down the Bhote Koshi, the next spotting the Himalayas far above the river of the previous day. It is times like these that you come to appreciate the diversity of Nepal.