River Rafting Expedition

Rafting down the Bhote Kosi River was an adventure, to say the least. The Borderlands Company took twelve travelers including Andy, the two trekkers I went to Everest Base Camp with, and me. Out of the four of us, Andy and I were the ones who did not fall off the boat during the rapids. Both of them, on separate occasions, managed to fall backward off the boat into the water. Luckily, neither of them was hurt so it ended up making for a good laugh and lots of jokes.

The first day was the easier of the two days and the river had at the highest class three rapids, so it seemed more like a scenic tour of the riverside villages than an epic adventure. After the first day down the river, we headed to the Borderlands Resort, which was very charming. We stayed in luxury safari-style tents, which were large and had comfy beds and blankets. The dining area was probably my favorite part of the resort; with low tables, large pillows to sit on, a bar area, paintings on the walls, and lots of space it was a perfect place to hang out and get to know our fellow rafters after many hours in the sun.

The next day we headed back to the river, but this time instead of a scenic day it was one rapid to next. The other boat completely capsized. Luckily, we managed to stay afloat the whole time, although we probably got stuck on rocks over 10 times. At times, it may have felt like we were paddling more for our lives than for fun, but it made for a great adventure and a full day of madness. All three of us, completely exhausted, fell asleep on the bus on the way back to Bhaktapur.



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