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Arun River – Nepal & China’s Transboundary River

Arun Rivers is one of the Sapta Kosi river estuaries that streams into the eastern part of Nepal. another than being the world’s holiest nation with its myths and enigmatic nature, Nepal has 8 world’s highest mountain including majorities of highest altitude glacier lakes and rivers.

And among them, Arun river is also one of the astonishing lakes to behold picturesque views for tourists. Moreover, the Arun river originates in Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China where it is regarded as the Phung Chu or Bum-chu.

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Arun river is also a transboundary river that is the part of Koshi and sapt river system of Nepal.   Little traveled, it provides a shorter and simpler substitute to the Sun Koshi, with fairly challenging broad rapids.

This is also known as one of Nepal ‘s mightiest and most strong rivers. The entire area is largely unused and has only a few trekking parties, following the Eastern route to Everest in particular.

Routes And Roads

The journey starts from Kathmandu where an hour flight from the domestic airport will take you to the Tumlingtar. And after spending a night at Tumbling, you can head towards Savaiya Khola.

After the Savaiya Khola roads will take you to Megan Besi and from there you have to move to Ranighat where you can experience the exceptional pleasure of Arun River.

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Arun River Importance For Nepal-China

The Arun is Nepal ‘s largest trans-Himalayan river, which also has the highest snow which ice-covered area of any Nepalese river basin. The Arun drains over half of the area that contributes to the Sapta Kosi river network but only provides about one quarter of the overall discharge.

This obvious paradox is attributed to the presence of over 80 percent of the Arun’s drainage area in the Himalayan rain shadow. The Tibetan name Bum-chu may refer to a religious ritual seeking to see spiritual prospects from the water level in a pot or well for the coming year, chu is the Tibetan word for the water.

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