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A Nepalese warm up

Greetings from Kathmandu. 

Upper Bothe Khosi 

Hard lines in the gorges of the Upper Bothe Khosi 

Three of us (myself, Giles Brunning and Chris Smith) arrived in Nepal five days ago for three weeks of quality Nepalese whitewater.  Our primary intention is a descent of the Thule Behri river in the West of the country, a river that is seldom paddled despite a reputation for being on of the best hard multi-day rivers in the country.  So far we have hooked up with Andreas, a german boater with all the local knowledge that we need, and we’ve been warming up on the Bothe Khosi, Upper Bothe Khosi and the Thamba Khosi.

  Bothe Khosi

Chris on the Bothe Khosi

The Burns have been looking after us, even when I decided to take mine for an extended side-surf session in a sticky hole on the Upper Bothe Khosi gorges.  We are all feeling suitably warmed up and excited about heading west to the Thule Bheri, tomorrow we have a long drive and a short flight followed by five days on the river.  Enjoy the pictures from our warm up and stay tuned for futher updates on our progress…

Transport in Thamel

Kayak transport in Thamel

Small child, large Burn

“Mummy, can I have one of these for christmas?”

Photos by David Fairweather & Chris Smith