Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Bhote Kosi River Experience

After trekking in Langtang with Carolyn, my knees decided that they needed a break from my backpack. So Steve and I decided to go on a two-day rafting adventure down the mighty Bhote Kosi River, which lies between Kathmandu and the Everest region and about 100 km south of Tibet-- in the heart of the highest mountains in the world.

The experience introduced me to the extreme adventure side of Nepal and built lifelong memories with a fantastic group of people-- including Steve and my new friends Toon and Vivyana.

Here are Steve and my photos from our trip. Hopefully, a detailed description of our journey will soon follow...

Our raft taking it easy after a rapid on Day One.

My possy (L-R)-- Toon (from Belgium), Vivyana (his girlfriend from Mexico), and Steve (my partner in crime).

Toon and I formed the front line during Day One, while Steve and I led our crew on Day Two. (Toon had to step in for me on Day Two after I had a freak accident with a rock while attempting to push our boat back into the river after circumventing a class V rapid.)

Steve enjoying the action going into a rapid.

Me at the ready after a rapid.

Me taking it easy.

The beginning of Day Two-- Bungee jumping at the Last Resort's 160 meter (525 feet) suspension bridge platform over the Bhote Kosi. Two members of our group had signed up prior to rafting to take the plunge.

Our raft moving toward a class IV rapid.

Stuck on a rock in a class III rapid.

Our other boat in action.

The crew back in Kathmandu.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun! I have never been rafting myself, but I think I would enjoy it, too. What a completely different type of adventure, after your trek in Langtang.