Sunkoshi River Rafting

Sunkoshi River Rafting
Dolalghat, Sindhupalchok to Chattara, Dharan
Duration
8 days
Distance
270 km
River Grade
V
Best Season
October/November and March/April/May

Highlights

  • Adventurous, exciting and mesmerizing pool drop rapids
  • Camping and wide sandy beach
  • Caves, waterfalls, farming terraces ad dense forest with birds view
  • The most popular water adventure of Nepal
  • Closely observe rustic way of life
Sunkoshi River is very famous For the rafting and kayaking enthusiastic who are looking for an adventurous water expedition. Sun Koshi River Rafting is highly recommend rafting destination of Nepal. Originated from Tibetan plateau Sun Koshi River rolls on through Himalayas, Mahabharata ranges, green valleys to the Ganges of India. The major tributary of Dudh Koshi is Indravati River, which meets with Dudh Koshi in Dolalghat, the entry point of rafting. 

Sun Koshi means the gold river in Nepali language. The religiously sacred river Sun Koshi is also enriched by enchanting view of natural landscapes, glimpse of rustic way of life and religious value of rivers. Thirst of white water rafting adventure can be relinquished only in Sun Koshi River as it provides all rapid grades. 

Sunkoshi River is Top rated under the best ten rivers for rafting and kayaking in world. Sun Koshi River consists of 272 km long distance for rafting including the grades of 1-5. The 8 days rafting begins from Dolalghat, three hours driving distance from Kathmandu and ends in Chatara a holy place in Sunsari district. On the beginning of rafting we will be rewarded by enchanting views of snow capped mountains, green valleys, endless terraces of vegetable farming and paddy fields both sides of river, then we will see tropical forest, wider sand beaches and  lush green fields of plain area. 

8 days Sunkoshi River expedition begins with sightseeing of cultural, religious and historical heritages of Kathmandu valley, then, we drive to Dolalghat, the entry point next day.  From second day to 9th day we continuously raft for 272 km with full of exciting moments. Every day camping in sandy beach with campfire and beach games gives your extra fun along with rating and kayaking. 

Similar Adventure River: Karnali River 

Trip Itinerary

Start your journey at 7:00 am, departing for the rafting starting point at Dolal Ghat. Enjoy a scenic 3-hour drive to Dolalghat, the beginning of your rafting adventure. Spend a short rafting session in Tarang Gaon.

Accommodation: Tent

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Experience the warmth of the gathered villagers cheering as you navigate the river, gradually leaving behind the majestic Langtang ranges. Encounter the challenging Khuei Bhai rapid and camp near the Mahadev temple, the reputed first Shiva temple in Nepal.

Accommodation: Tent

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Encounter the "WET AND WILD" adventure, passing through the fishing village of Kodaris and Chamera Bhir, where bats cling to the cliffs. Enjoy exciting rapids on the way to Khunkot, where you'll camp for the night.

Accommodation: Tent

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Raft from Khurkot to Likhu Khola for approximately 5 hours. Experience diminishing habitations, pass through Rai villages, and enjoy exciting rapids in the afternoon with excellent photo opportunities.

Accommodation: Tent

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Continue your rafting adventure from Likhu Khola to Harkapur village, spanning approximately 6 hours. Navigate through deep gorges, punctuated with thrilling rapids, and witness Langur and Rhesus monkeys along the riverbanks.

Accommodation: Tent

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Embark on an exciting and challenging day from Harkapur village to Rai Ghat, rafting for approximately 6 hours. Navigate demanding rapids, including 'Mangal Rapid,' named after the first Nepali rafter, Mr. Mangal Gurung. Experience the 'Roller Coaster,' a hair-raising rapid, before concluding the day.

Accommodation: Tent

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Raft from Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat for around 6 hours. Brace yourself for thrilling rapids past Sap Su Khola, featuring 'holes,' 'eddies,' and churning 'stopper waves' that demand teamwork and vigorous paddling.

Accommodation: Tent

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Continue the adventure from Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat, rafting for approximately 6 hours. Enjoy the morning navigating through rapids before a lunch break, and witness the river spreading wide after emerging from the Mardheku gorge.

Accommodation: Tent

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Raft from Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra for about 6 hours. Experience a mix of fun-filled rapids and calm, undulating floats. Reflect on the journey as you approach the end, savoring the last moments of this incredible expedition. We will catch bus to Kathmandu and next day morning we will arrive in Kathmandu or if you book flight ticket from Biratnagar to Kathmandu, we will drop you at Biratnagar airport. 


Cost includes

    • Ground Transportation (From and After)
    • Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
    • River Permit
    • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical   equipment
    • Safety Kayak
    • Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
    • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire
    • Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
    • Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
    • First aid kid box

Cost doesn't include

    • Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
    • Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip
    • Emergency evacuation
    • Things of personal use
    • Member insurance
    • International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
    • Airfare (Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu
    • Tips to Staffs
    • Sleeping bag 

Please Bring Yourself

    • T-shirt
    • swimwear 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
    • Flashlight
    • Footwear 
    • Reading book
    • Fishing hook (you can fishing in the Himalayan River)

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Prices starting from
Foreigners

$1,150 USD 850

per person


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Prices starting from
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