River Rafting Tour

River Rafting ,Punakha

Though rafting in Bhutan is in its infancy, experts who have scouted the rivers say that is has the potential for some of the best rafting on earth. There are plenty of good stretches on many of the rivers ranging from class 3 to 5. The outstanding ones are Mo Chu, upstream of Punakha in central Bhutan, and the Ema Datse Canyon on the Mangde Chu in central Bhutan.
Rafting is a fantastic opportunity to see the Land of the Thunder Dragon in a way that few people ever have. Not many people have seen a Dzong from below, perched 100s of feet on a cliff. Our itineraries will not overwhelm you with the prospect of paddling class 4s straight away. Instead we will introduce you to the waters at a very comfortable pace, with enough time to explore the quaint little towns that dot the country. When you are truly enjoying the adrenalin rush, our ever helpful staff will be there to take care of your other needs like arranging picnics and setting up camps where ever needed.
Experts have suggested one of the best rafting/kayaking tips as follows. Travel over a 12,000 foot pass into Haa valley, which has been opened recently to tourists. Then down the put in of the Amo chu/river and on to the border of India, passing through all of Bhutan’s diverse ecosystems into some of the best jungle left in the Himalaya. The Amo Chhu flows out of the high Himalayas of Tibet and down onto the Indian plain, crossing the southwestern corner of Bhutan thru the Haa Valley. The lower section is a wonderful Class III + trip suitable for intermediate kayakers and novice rafters. The water quality is spectacular – clear, clean and fast, a beautiful way to explore this remote region.

Day 1: Arrive in Paro; drive to Thimpu.

Day 2: Drive over the Dochu La Pass (12,000 ft ) and paddle the Mo Chhu river (Class IV). Hike from Punkha Dzong to our camp on the Pho River.

Day 3 & 4: Hike upstream, then raft down the Pho Chhu (class III/IV) to camp

Day 5: Rafting in the morning; visit the Wangdi Phodrang Dzong; drive to Thimphu

Day 6: Day in Thimphu at the Market or Paddle the Puna Tsang Chhu

Day 7: Drive from Thimpu to Ha; begin hike into Haa Valley.

Day 8: Hike over the Tegola Pass (12,000 ft)

Day 9 & 10: Hike over the Puli La Pass (10,500 ft) to the Amo Chhu put in.

Day 11 & 12: Raft/kayak on Amo Chhu; camp on river beaches.

Day 13: Arrive in Phuentsholling and check into hotel.

Day 14: Drive to Bagdora and fly to any major cities in India to connect international flights.