Mo Chhu White Water Rafting & Kayaking

Flowing from the striking Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten to picturesque Punakha Dzong, the lower Mo Chhu river connects these two most attractive sights in Punakha Valley and the swathe of lush countryside between.

An hour spent floating downriver provides an unforgettable experience of the beautiful Punakha Valley. While the upper reaches of the Mo Chhu offer challenging whitewater conditions, the lowest stretch of the river combines straightforward rafting with wonderful scenery, making it particularly attractive for those new to rafting. The 6km (3.6 mile) trip takes around an hour — occasionally slightly longer in the spring when winds and currents intervene to push this section of the river from Class I to Class II.