Sunkoshi River Rafting - River of Gold

Sunkoshi river rafting

The Sun Kosi or, 'River of Gold' is rated one of the top ten river trips in the world. The river rises near Shisha Pangma in Tibet and runs eastwards, draining the highest mountains in the world before emerging on the plains of India, where it joins the Ganges. Our journey takes us 270km through some of Nepal's remotest regions giving you a unique wilderness experience. A dream trip for rafters and experienced kayakers the Sun Kosi combines pristine beaches, warm water and the thrill of Himalayan white water.

Itinerary

A Pre-departure meeting is held the evening prior to your departure at our Kathmandu sales office, 6pm.

DAY 01 : 7 am meet - store extra luggage. Breakfast, (not included). Drive Sukute Beach Resort lunch . Safety briefing, raft Upper Sun Kosi / Bhote Kosi Continuous class 4 rapids. Stay in Camping put in point of the Sun Kosi.

DAY 02 : Breakfast - load rafts - lunch. Depart

DAY 03 : Big class 4+rapids "No exit" and " Meatgrinder". Tama Kosi joins the Sun Kosi on the doubling the volume of the Sun Kosi Camp located near a beautiful Shiva temple overlooking the confluence.

DAY 04 : Several km below the confluence of the Likhu Khola we negotiate the, "Anxiety" series of rapids, including, pre, post and "High Anxiety". Scout and possible photo stop. Camp.

DAY 05 : Arrive at Harkapur bazaar. Prepare to run one of the largest and most difficult rapids on the river Harkapur II. Camp beyond the confluence of the Sun Kosi and Dudh Kosi, which drains Mt Everest.

DAY 06 : Rest day trek or relax.

DAY 07 : "Jaws" I, II & III', Rhino Rock, camp above the Jungle Corridor.

DAY 08 : The "Jungle Corridor" contains several kilometers of continuous white water. Waterfalls cascade down both sides of the canyon. It is a remote and wild place demanding commitment.

DAY 09 : A relaxing morning floating through stunning landscapes soaking up the sun and watching the world go by. The Big Dipper a fitting finally to the Sun Kosi. Huge standing waves and a giant hole separate you between the Himalaya and the northern plains of India. After the confluence of the Arun Rivers the foothills dramatically give way to flat lands of the Terai and the take out point, Chatra.

Day 10 : Drive Back to kathmandu 10 hrs

Safety for Rafting :

  • We takes the safety and security of all its clients very seriously. It is our primary concern and reflected in every aspect of your time with us.
  • All our guides are licensed, trained in CPR, first aid and advanced river rescue techniques.
  • All our equipment is world class, up to date and carefully maintained.
  • We use Avon self-bailing rafts.
  • We always use safety kayakers on every trip.
  • We prepare all food with the utmost attention to hygiene.
  • Whenever possible we use private bus and driver.

What to bring with you during the Rafting

  • Light weight clothing that will dry quickly, eg. shorts, t-shirt, swim wear for on the river.
  • Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover.
  • Sunscreen and lip protector.
  • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap.
  • Towel.
  • Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best!) and any personal medication.
  • Flashlight.
  • Footwear that will stay on in the river, ‘Tevas’ or tennis shoes are best.

Trip Facts

Departure from : Kathmandu
River Grade IV - IV+
Total Days 10 Days.