Kayaking and Rafting Adventure of Bhutan

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Description

Description

The crystal clear rivers of Bhutan square measure one in every of the kingdom’s best unbroken open secrets. Fed by the glacial-melt of the jap range, six major rivers (Wang Chhu, Sunkosh, Puna Tsang Chhu, Mangde Chhu, Kuri Chhu and Dangme Chhu and their tributaries), are scouted for kayaking and rafting.

They pass over high valleys and low plains to fulfill up with the river in Asian country. The pristine natural setting and therefore the sheer form of the rivers’ courses provides a singular chance to explore Bhutan’s stunning geographical region. venturous travelers won’t be defeated by the rugged, intractable waterways of Bhutan. The rivers square measure plentiful with sturdy currents varied between slow, mild flows in some places and powerful, raging torrents will be found throughout the country. though journey sports and commercial enterprise square measure comparatively recent introductions to Bhutan, they’re speedily gaining in quality.

The stream courses on the market in Bhutan provide one thing for all guests, no matter experience: There square measure straightforward routes for beginners and nightmarish runs for the veterans. Besides the rafts and therefore the kayaks, Bhutanese agents conjointly organize walking and trekking expeditions on the scenic stream banks. the simplest time for rafting and kayaking is from March to Gregorian calendar month and Gregorian calendar month to Gregorian calendar month.

Safety

Bhutanese rafting and kayaking guides square measure well trained and can do everything to confirm that you just relish the journey whereas minimizing the risks. The rivers of Bhutan were 1st surveyed for potential routes for water sports in 1997 by Gerry Mofatt and Peter Knowles, each seasoned rafters/kayakers at the invite of the Royal Government and therefore the Department of commercial enterprise.

They trained the primary batch of Bhutanese river-guides and conducted surveys to grade the rivers. Since then, different rivers are surveyed together with the Punatsang Chhu, Manas and Amo Chhu. TCB tips make sure that all operators use well maintained skilled instrumentality and maintain an affordable guide-client magnitude relation.

KAYAKING AND RAFTING ROUTES

Paro Chhu (Bondey – Isuna Bridge)
Location: Paro Valley, Western Bhutan
Length: Approximately 10 km (3 hours)
Difficulty: Class III-IV
Flow: About 500 cfs
Season: March – April
Craft: Kayaks recommended due to narrow and steep rapids

Upper Pho Chhu (Wangthangkha – Samdingkha)
Location: Punakha Valley, Western Bhutan
Length: Approximately 7 km (2 hours)
Difficulty: Class III-IV
Flow: 2000 -3000 cfs
Season: March – April, October – November
Craft: Kayaks and Rafts

Mo Chhu – Tashitang Devil’s Gorge Section (Tashithang- Below Punakha Dzong)
Location: Punakha Valley, Western Bhutan
Length: 12 km, 5 -7 hours with scouting
Difficulty: Class V
Flow: 1000 cfs
Season: February/December.
Craft: Kayaks only (too steep for rafts)
(Caution: Higher than medium flows makes this run dangerous. High water runs are not recommended for amateurs)

Mangde Chhu – Upper Section (Yundo Choling Palace- Langthel)
Location: Trongsa, Central Bhutan
Length: Approximately 5 km (2 hours with scouting)
Difficulty: Class IV
Flows: Approximately 3000 cfs
Season: March – April, November – December
Craft: Kayaks

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