Sunkoshi River Rafting
Literally, Sun Koshi means "River of Gold". It flows from the Mountains to east of Nepal throughout the vast valley between Mahabharata range. It is the source of water for the most of the eastern part of Nepal. Sun Koshi river rafts begins from the Dolalghat. However, from Dumjabesi also trip is possible because of the Banepa-Bardibas highway. You can experience the different grades of water rapids, exciting and huge challenges as you process ahead. While rafting, you cannot see any towns or roads just the rhythm of water and the stunning view of the often seen villages and huge mountains and lush vegetation. You can feel the hospitality of the people while you are rafting as they say "Namaste" and good bye by waving their hands. On the way all along you can see the sandy beaches for the camping and resting. While you come down at the lower fraction of the river you can see some monkey and beautiful birds as the forest is dense here.
- Trip Duration: 9 days
- Starts Point: Dolalghat
- Ends Point: Chatara
- River Distance: 177 km
- Grade: IV
- Best Season: Nov - Dec or March - May
- Accommodation: Lodge/Camp
- Transportation: Private Vehicle/Public Bus
Itinerary in Detail
Day 01: Scenic drives from Kathmandu and starts the journey after some necessary tips about the safety. Today the trip is easy with moderate grades. On the way you can see the lush vegetation and magnificent picturesque.
Day 02: After breakfast, we start our rafting with full of joy and adventure. We pass "Meat grinder" after some hours of rafting and finally we reach at Tama Koshi.
Day 03: We continue from yesterday journey by enjoying the rapids of waters. Today the rapids are high and you experience the scenic beauty of nature as well as adventurous journey. After some hours of rafting we pass Likhu Khola confluence with some thrilling experience and nervousness.
Day 04: Today is the big day for rafting as the rapids are also high and we face many obstacles while heading. We pass from the narrow canyons, big narrow rocks and splash of water on the face. With nervousness and anxiety we reach at Harkapur Village.
Day 05: Rest day. Today we enjoy at the beach of the river by different activities.
Day 06: After breakfast, we start our day with water. We raft whole day at the Dudh Koshi convergence and couples of hours of rafting at the river we set camp above the passage of the jungle.
Day 07: Today is possibly the best day for rafting because we raft at the passage of the jungle and the grade of the water is also very high up to IV rapids. On the way we can see the numerous waterfalls, mountains as well as lush vegetation. The splash of water gives you the experience of rafting in Nepal with the picturesque beauty.
Day 08: Today we pass the corridor by facing the different class III/IV. The journey becomes more adventurous because of the fluctuated class. The water becomes big and at the camping spot and stay overnight.
Day 09: Today is last day of our adventurous journey. After breakfast we head towards Chatara. And we pack everything and drive back to Kathmandu or you can extend your trip either to Pokhara or Chitwan National park.
- Ground Transportation (From and After)
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
- River Permit
- Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment
- Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
- Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire
- Safety Kayak
- Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
- First aid kid box
- Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
- Emergency evacuation
- Things of personal use
- Personal insurance
- International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
- Tips to Staffs