Sunkoshi River Rafting in Nepal

10 Days
  • Trip Code: Sunkoshi River Rafting
  • Trip Type: Rafting
  • Max. Altitude:
  • Travel Mode: Coaches

Sun Koshi means “River of gold “ perhaps named after the gold that is sometimes panned from the river gravels or alternatively it refers to the orange colour of the water in the monsoon when it is thick with alluvial silt.

The Sun Koshi flows from the Himalaya to eastwards in Nepal through the great valley between the mahabharat Lekh Mountains. It forms the watershed for most of eastern Nepal and gathering strength from tributaries draining the highest mountains in the world it emerges onto the northern plains of India where it joins the Ganges.

Rafting trips start right here from Dolalghat. Since the Banepa-Bardibas highway is now in operation. It is possible to arrange a trip from Dumjabesi. One of the nice things about the Sun Koshi is with the exception of a few big rapids like Harkapur the general standard of the river gets progressively harder as you descend it.

So there is time to loosen up and practice your skills on easy water before you reach the more interesting bigger and more challenging rapids lower down the river. You will be pleasantly surprised and flattered by how much your skills improve by the end of the trip.

Trip Code Sunkoshi River Rafting
Trip Duration 10 Days
Trip Type Rafting
Trip Grade Moderate
Min Group Size 1
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Transportaion Coaches
Meals All meals
Acommodation Tented Camp

Breakfast at 7am / drive to Sukute Beach (lunch) / safety briefing / raft upper Sun Koshi / Bhote Koshi continuous grade 4 rapids / overnight camp.

Breakfast / load rafts / lunch / departure.

Big grade 4+ rapids “No exit” and “Meatgrinder”. The Tama Koshi joins the Sun Koshi at this point doubling the volume of water. Camp located near a beautiful Shiva temple overlooking the confluence / overnight camp.

Few kilometres below the confluence of the Likhu Khola, encounter a series of rapids known collectively as “Anxiety” including / pre / post and “High Anxiety”. scout river / overnight camp.

Harkapur. Prepare to run one of the largest and most difficult rapids of this river. Harkapur II. Camp beyond the confluence of the Sun Koshi and Dudh Koshi which drain Mt Everest / overnight camp.

Rest day trek or relax at camp.

“Jaws” I, II & III and Rhino Rock rapids are negotiated today / camp above the Jungle Corridor.

The “Jungle Corridor” contains several kilometres of continuous white water, waterfalls cascade down both sides of the canyon. It is a remote and wild place demanding commitment / overnight camp.

A relaxing morning floating through stunning landscapes soaking up the sun and watching the world go by. The Big Dipper provides a fitting finale to this incredible journey, huge standing waves and a giant hole separate you from 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 / take out point at Chatra.

Drive (15 hours) back to Kathmandu or drive to Biratnagar / fly to Kathmandu.

Service Includes/Excludes

Tour cost include

Ground Transportation by Coaches/Air
Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
River Permit
Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, life jackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment
Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
Accommodation on tented camp
Safety Kayak
Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
First aid kid box

Tour cost exclude

Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
Emergency evacuation
Things of personal use
Member insurance
International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
Tips to Staffs
Sleeping bag

Need to bring: –

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 and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
Personal medication
Reading book
Fishing hook (you can fishing in the Himalayan River)


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