The six rivers (wang chhu, Sunkosh, Puna Tsang chhu, Mangde Chhu, Kuri Chhu and Dangme Chhu) have been scouted for kayaking and rafting. The sport offers something of everyone. There is easy rafting for beginners and we 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.

1. Paro Chhu (Bondey to Isuna Bridge)
Location: Paro valley, western Bhutan Length: approximately 10 km (3hours) Difficulty: class III-IV Flow: about 500 ctsSeasons: March- April Craft: kayaks recommended due to narrow and steep rapids.

2. Lower Paro Chhu (Isuna Bridge-Chhuzom)
Location: Paro valley, western Bhutan Length: 7km (1hours) Difficulty: class II-III with one V Flow: about 500 cfs Seasons:March- April Craft: kayaks (too small for rafts)

3. Wang Chhu- Upper Run (Chhuzom Confluence- Lower Tam Chhu, Dobji Dzong)
Location: Thimphu/Paro/Phuntsholing highway, western Bhutan Length: Approximately 4km (2 hours) Difficulty: class IV, one VFlow: 800-1000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November – December (caution: a high water in this Section is extremely dangerous. Not recommended for amateurs) Craft: kayaks (too small for rafts)

4. Wang Chhu – Lower Run (Tam Chhu- 4 Km Downstream)
Location: Thimphu/Paro/Phuntsholing highway, western Bhutan Length: 4km (2 hours) Difficulty: class III Flow: 800-1000 cfsSeasons: March- April, November – December (Tips: a high water run is possible with good scouting) Craft: kayaks, Rafts

5. Upper Pho Chhu (Wangthangkha – Samdingkha)
Location: Punakha Valley, Western Bhutan Length: Approximately 7km (2 hours) Difficulty: class III-IV Flow: 2000-3000 cfsSeasons: March- April, October – November Craft: kayaks and Rafts

6. Lower Pho Chhu ( Samdingkha- Below Punakha Dzong)
Location: Punakha Valley, Western Bhutan Length: 7km (1.5 hours) Difficulty: class III with one IV at the bottom Flow: 2000-3000 cfs Seasons: March- April, October – November (Tips: runs at high water possible) Craft: kayaks and Rafts

7. 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 Seasons:Feb/Dec. (caution: higher than medium flows make this run dangerous. High water runs not recommended for amateurs) Craft:kayaks and Rafts

8. Mo Chhu – upper run (14 km above Punakha Dzong – Kabjisa)
Location: Punakha Valley, Western Bhutan Length: 3 km (1.5 hours with Scouting) Difficulty: class IV- V Flow: 1500-2000 cfsSeasons: March- April, November- December Craft: kayaks only.

9. Kabjisa- Khamsum Yuling Namgyal Chhorten
Location: Punakha Valley, Western Bhutan Length: 5 km (1.5 hours) Difficulty: class III-IV Flow: 1500-2000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November-December (Tips: with good Scouting, runs at higher flows Possible) Craft: kayaks and Rafts

10. Lower Mo Chhu ( Khamsum Yuling Namgyal Chorten – Below Punakha Dzong)
Location: Punakha Valley, Western Bhutan Length: 6 km (1hour) (Note: in spring, High winds and Small currents make this Stretch longer and harder) Difficulty: class I-II Flow: 800-1000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November-December (Tips: with good Scouting, runs at higher flows Possible) Craft: kayaks and Rafts

11. Upper Dang Chhu ( Wangduephodrang Downstream – Kichu Resort)
Location: Wangduephodrang, Western/Central Bhutan Length: Approximately 3 km (2hours with Scouting) Difficulty: class IV-V at medium flows, V-V at higher flows Flow: 400-500 cfs Seasons: March- April, October-November (Caution: high water makes this run dangerous. Not recommended for amateurs) Craft: kayaks only (too small and steep for Rafts)

12. Middle Dang Chhu ( Kichu Resort- Dang Chhu down –stream)
Location: Wangduephodrang, Western/Central Bhutan Length: 5 km (1.5 hours) Difficulty: class IV with three Class V ScoutsFlow: 400-500 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December Craft: kayaks. (Tips: rafts possible but only with crew and portages. It is time consuming but there are great runs at stretches)

13.Lower Dang Chhu ( Wangduephodrang upstream- Puna Tsang Chhu Confluence)
Location: Wangduephodrang, Western/Central Bhutan Length: Approximately 5 km (1hour) Difficulty: class III+ Flow: Class IV with 3 Class V scouts (Tips: runs possible at high water if the first section is scouted carefully and the paddlers are strong)Seasons: March- April, November- December Craft: kayaks and Rafts.

14. Puna Tsang Chhu – The canyon ( Kami Chhu- Waklaytar)
Location: Wangduephodrang, Western/Central Bhutan Length: Approximately 15 km (4hours in Kayaks with scouting, longer for rafts due to portages) Difficulty: class IV-V at low to medium flows, solid vat-high flows Flow: 5000-7000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December (Caution: high water on this stretch can be extremely difficult. Not recommended for amateurs)Craft: kayaks. (Rafting possible with strong crews)

15. Puna Tsang Chhu- Waklaytar to Sunkoshtar
Location: Wangduephodrang, Western/Central Bhutan Length: Approximately 17 km (4hours) Difficulty: class III- IV at most flows Flow: 5000-7000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December (Tips: high water makes this run more difficult but reasonable as well) Craft: kayaks and Rafts.

16. Mangde Chhu- Upper Section (Yundo Choling Palace – Langthel)
Location: Trongsa, Central Bhutan Length: Approximately 5 km (2hours with Scouting) Difficulty: class IV Flow: Approximately 3000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December Craft: kayaks only

17. Mangde Chhu- Ema Datsi Canyon (Langthel – Rayfay)
Location: Trongsa, Central Bhutan Length: Approximately 7 km (3hours with Scouting) Difficulty: Pool drop Class III- IV at medium flows Flow: Approximately 3000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December (caution: high water makes this section very dangerous. Not recommended for amateurs) Craft: kayaks only

18. Ema Datsi Canyon _ Kevorkian canyon (Rayfay – Tingtibi)
Location: Trongsa, Central Bhutan Length: Approximately 50 km (2 river days) Difficulty: Class V- VI at low to medium FlowsFlow: Approximately 3000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December (caution: high water makes this section very dangerous. Not recommended for amateurs) Craft: kayaks only

19. Chamkar Chhu ( Tangbi – Jakar)
Location: Bumthang, Central Bhutan Length: 5 km (1hour) Difficulty: Class II -III Flow: 1500 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December Craft: kayaks and Rafts

20. Tang Chhu ( Misitang – Jakar)
Location: Bumthang, Central Bhutan Length: 10 km (2hour) Difficulty: Class III – IV (includes one of the world’s only class VI cases of flat water) Flow: 300-500 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December (caution: high water runs not recommended for amateurs) Craft: kayaks (Tips: the rapids in the lower section are too narrow to allow a raft to pass. Portaging is not an option)

21. Kuri Chhu- Upper Run ( Lhuentse _Tangma Chhu)
Location: Lhuentse, Central –Eastern Bhutan Length: Approximately 14 km (3hour) Difficulty: Class IV for the first 7 km, V – VI after that Flow: 4000-6000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December (caution: high water runs not recommended for amateurs) Craft: kayaks (Tips: the longer portages and big rapids in the lower canyon make this impossible for rafts.)

22. Kuri Chhu – middle run ( Bottom of the upper Canyon – Autsho Village South)
Location: Lhuentse, Central –Eastern Bhutan Length: Approximately 20 km (3 -4 hours) Difficulty: Class IV- IV + with a couple class Vs Flow: 4000-6000 cfs Seasons: March- April, November- December (caution: high water runs not recommended for amateurs) Craft: kayaks and rafts.

23. Kuri Chhu – lower run (power house- Hydropower project site)
Location: Lhuentse, Central –Eastern Bhutan Length: Approximately 10 km (1 hour) Difficulty: Class III Flow: 4000-6000 cfsSeasons: March- April, November- December (caution: high water runs not recommended for amateurs) Craft: kayaks and rafts.

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