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Timings : All Day

Time Required : 45 minutes

Entry Fee : No Entry Fee

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Mo Chhu, Punakha Overview

Starting from Gasa Dzongkhag district near Tibet and Bhutan border, the Mo Chhu(River) flows towards Punakha in the central region of Bhutan. It then joins the Po Chhu from the northeast of Bhutan. The confluence of the two rivers is right below the Punakha Dzong which is a treasure trove of experiences as activities like Rafting and Kayaking are carried out here. The confluence of the 'Mo chhu' and 'Po chhu' is called 'Puna Tseng Chhu', which then flows through Wangdue Phodrang, and the districts of Dagana and Tsirang.

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Rafting and Kayaking in Mo Chhu River

Rafting Stretch and Duration: 5.6 miles comprising of 10 rapids, 1.5 hours
Price: The cost of river rafting during the peak season will be around Rs. 3500 and during the off-season, it’s around Rs. 1500.
Starts: The rafting starts at the bridge that leads to Khansum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Ends: Below Punakha Dzong.
Difficulty Level: I-II
Best Time: October to April, this is the best time to catch a glimpse of the rarest birds in the world. 

If you are fond of swimming, then you can even opt for the optional open float on the lowest part of the river, with gentle rapids, around the valley which will provide you with a 360-degree view of the beautiful nature around you. This is advisable for children above 5 years of age.

The best part is, the rafters need not be professionals in order to go ahead with these water sports in Mo Chhu River. The only thing which they need to do is paddle through the river and the rapids, in some places.

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