Matching for people who loves to raft, there are plenty of good stretches on many of the rivers ranging from grade 3 to 5. Rivers in Bhutan provides the opportunity for tourists to experience rafting and kayaking. The outstanding ones are the “Mo chu“ upstream of punakha in western Bhutan and the Ema datse canyon on the Mangde chu in central Bhutan. The river has some class-3 rapids, namely Horse Play, Strainers Paradise and the wrathful Buddha.
March till May and in October till December is the best time for this activity. The company will provide you with all rafting equipment with safety measures but clients are also required to bring their safety gear for better fitting and comfort.
The most famous rafting and kayaking rivers in Bhutan are‚ Phochhu ad Mochhu which is located in Punakha district. The natural setting and the sheer variety of the rivers’ courses makes up for a unique opportunity to explore Bhutan’s beautiful wilderness. It is more than a teaser and an invitation to anyone interested in adventure travels. The rivers are plentiful with high currents and depths reaching a maximum of about five meters; at places it passes gently on and in others the rivers rage through loudly, dominating the environs. Although adventure sports and tourism are relatively recent introductions, it is gaining on in popularity. The sport offers something for everyone. There is easy rafting for beginners and hair-raising runs for the veterans. Besides the rafts and the kayaks, Bhutanese agents also organize walking and trekking expeditions along the scenic river banks. The best time for rafting and kayaking is from March to April and November to December.