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Explore Bhutan's Rivers

Rafting in Bhutan

Fed by the Eastern Himalayas, the clean and clear rivers of Bhutan flow through high valleys and low plains down to the Brahmaputra river in India.

The sheer variety of the rivers’ courses provide easy rafting for beginners and hair-raising runs for the veterans and a unique opportunity to explore Bhutan’s beautiful wilderness. The best time for rafting and kayaking is from March to April and November to December but it may be possible at other times depending on rainfall and weather conditions.

The most popular rivers are the Pho Chu where rafting takes place on a 16km section with 15 rapids ranging from Grade 2 to Grade 4. The Mo Chu is a gentler river paddled for a 10km sections with rapids of around grade 2. The journey past Punakha Dzong tops off a wonderful river journey.




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