Sun Koshi River Rafting

Duration: 8 DAYS

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Sun Koshi River Rafting

Get ready for one of the most exciting rafting experiences in the finest river of Nepal! Sun Koshi River rafting is amongst the top ten rafting trips in the world and is a must opt for adventure activity in Nepal. Bhotekoshi River originates from the snow melted water of Langtang and Phubichyachu Himal that borders Tibet and beyond. The river water flows through Nepal as Sun Koshi River until it meets the Ganga River in India.

Rafting in the Sun Koshi River Rafting is a matter of joy. The rapids that varies from grades III – V are overwhelming and are named on the basis of previous experience collected by the rafters. You can get the movements like Meat grinder, High anxiety, jaws and big dipper as you dive in to the fun of white water. The views of lush valleys, mountains, forests and villages along the way makes the environment even more appealing. Sun Koshi River, the river of gold as per its literal meaning is known for its unpredictable nature. You will find the river calm and tranquil at one moment and the very next moment you will find it wild, turbulent and challenging.

Initiate your journey at Dolalghat after a drive from Kathmandu to the rafting starting point (Dolalghat). Once you arrive at Dolalghat, walk to the bank of river and take some practice sessions from instructor. Take a short briefing on do’s and don’ts during the rafting and opt for the real white water fun. Paddle as you enjoy the thrust of the river. The unpredictable nature of Sun Koshi River Rafting adds to the challenge of the river. End your journey at Chatra and walk to the nearest road for a drive back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Drive to Dolalghat
  • Day 02 : Rafting Experience
  • Day 03 : Rafting Experience
  • Day 04 : Rafting Experience
  • Day 05 : Rafting Experience
  • Day 06 : Rafting Rxperience
  • Day 07 : Rafting Experience
  • Day 08 : Last day of rafting

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle
  • Meals as specified in 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary
  • Flight from Biratnagar to Kathmandu including departure tax
  • Rafting guides, safety kayakers, all rafting and camping equipment
  • All permits and entry fees
  • Government taxes, service charges, etc.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary
  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Day 01 - Drive to Dolalghat

Early in the morning, we drive towards Dolalghat admiring the magnificence of Himalayan ranges in our sight. Dolalghat is the starting point of our water adventure. As we move ahead towards the bank of Sunkoshi River in Dolalghat, we enjoy our lunch and take a shot briefing from the instructor about our journey. We will be explained about the do’s and don’ts during our trek. We initiate our rafting journey with few practice session and continue with real rafting experience. Today, we experience a Class IV rapid called Rotten Cave. In the evening, we stay at a tent set up in the bank of the river. (Lunch and dinner included)

Day 02 - Rafting Experience

After having our breakfast, we get ready with our gears and set off to experience a thrilling rapid of class IV+ known as meat grinder. We run straight down avoiding the holes to the left and right and continue our adventure down below until we reach a confluence where Sunkoshi meets Tama Koshi. We encounter a beautiful temple of Shiva here. We set up a tent for the night, (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 03 - Rafting Experience

We continue rafting down below the confluence of Likhu Khola. Here we experience a short Class III + grade rapid which is followed by a long Class IV rapid which are named as pre anxiety and high anxiety respectively. We set a tented camp for overnight stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 04 - Rafting Experience

As we start our day, we experience several thrill of Class III + rapids. Then we stop for lunch and get ready for the biggest and exciting experience of white water river rafting. The Harkapur II and III are the hardest rapid that we can experience throughout our journey. The rapids are tackled with care and technique. As we move ahead, we set a camp where we stay for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)

Day 05 - Rafting Experience

We continue our rafting journey to the point where the Dudh Koshi river joins to meet Sun Koshi river at the left. As the river widens, we come across some small rapids and paddle until we tackle the Jaws rapid. We spend our night in a tented camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 06 - Rafting Rxperience

The day can be considered as the hardest day of our rafting journey as we come across Class IV + grade rapids. We experience the Rhino rock and jungle corridor rapids until we relish the beautiful waterfalls that cascade from both sides of the river. We spend our night in a tented camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 07 - Rafting Experience

As we come to the end of our rafting experience, we may try kayaking if interested. The instructors will help us with the basic skills for manoeuvring the boats. We spend our night in a tented camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 08 - Last day of rafting

As we come to the wrapping up phase of the journey, we get ready for the last stretch of the river. We will experience some Class IV rapids named Big Dipper. We move ahead until we reach a point where Arun and Tamor meets Sun Koshi to form Saptakoshi. Enjoying the lust in green hills, we float along the powerful water current of the river. At around two p.m. we wrap up our journey and drive towards Biratnagar airport. From the airport, we take a flight back to Kathmandu. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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What to Bring:

  •     Shorts / ½ pant
  •     Sport sandals
  •     Polypropylene / quick dry long shirts
  •     Swim suit
  •     Track pants / comfortable long pants
  •     Warm fleece
  •     Jacket (waterproof shell)
  •     Socks
  •     Shoes (not big trekking boots)
  •     Pyjamas (something comfortable to sleep in)
  •     Warm hat (in cold months)
  •     Towel
  •     Personal toiletries
  •     Sunscreen / sunscreen lip protection
  •     Water bottle
  •     Head lamp / flash light
  •     Personal first aid kit
  •     Camera
  •     Sleeping bag (if you do not have one – we will provide a complimentary rental)
  •     A little cash for treats & tips

Important Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

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