Sunkoshi River Rafting in Nepal

Sunkoshi River Rafting in NepalNepal is homing of colorful and intricate mixed religion to the austerity of the Buddhist monasteries. Nepal is known as the incredible staircase to the top of the world. From these breathtaking heights, rivers crash down through the foothills, fed by monsoon rains and melting snow, on their way to the Great Plains of the Ganges.

Nepal has many rivers for you to explore. Nepal has been River runner's paradise. No one other country has such a choice of multi-day trips away from roads, in such magnificent mountain surroundings, with warm rivers, a semi-tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife and friendly welcoming people. All this makes a wealth of unlimited opportunities for great river rafting, kayaking, climbing, mountaineering, biking, hiking and ever popular trekking adventures in Nepal. Nepal has something to offer to everyone

Rafting in Nepali River is usually a Wilderness experience. Some of Nepalese Clean blue rivers are next to highway and some of other are don't have highway along with them. Nepal has much kind of River Rafting trips from short to long and the important thing is to choose the right trips for you. Without any experience you before in River, you can explore most of the famous Rivers in Nepal. You don't need to come only a Rafting trip in Nepal. Either in your long trekking package or part of your luxurious tour in both it is very much worthy to include a day or longer Rafting trip in the River of Nepal.

One of the 10th classic and best white water journeys on Sunkoshi (river of gold) is in Nepal offers a longest river trip and the most fascinating among the few rivers, which flow down from snow-capped mountains. Big rapes, warm water, beautiful scenery and great camping makes this is a classic multi-day river trip. There will be a great trip for intermediate and advanced kayakers. At its best in medium to high flows. This enchanting river expedition of 9 days will definitely be the highlight of you visit to Nepal, its memory shall last for ever and ever . Sunkoshi is an unpredictable river, it has its own moods, serene, calm and tranquil one moment, wile and turbulent the next, always changing, always challenging, the ultimate in the river adventure. So, Sun Koshi is famous in rafting circles, and with good reason.

Our Team Ganga Jamuna Adventure Treks is always waiting to make your trip more enjoyable with safety way. You are always well come in Nepal with your Adventure or easy trip. Give us chance to serve in our way that you will love for sure.


Trip Fact

Grade for Autumn

Oct - Dec 3 to 4

Grade for Spring

Feb to May 3to 4

Total Days

10 days Kathmandu to Kathmandu  

Departure

On request

Entrance by

Drive 3 hours east to from Kathmandu

Put-in point

Dolalghat

Put-out point

Chatara

River distance

270 km.

Optional trips to

Drive to Biratnagar and take a flight to Kathmandu or drive to  Chitwan National Park or Koshi Tappu for an excellent safari or drive back to Kathmandu.

Numbers of pax

Minimum 06 person  

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: 3hrs drive to Dolalghat; rafting starting point and short rafting camp in Tarang Gaon

Day 2: Tarang Gaon to Dumja village rafting approx. 4 hours The gathered villagers shall cheer you as you drift away slowly gathering momentum, slowly leaving behind the Langtang ranges. Sunkoshi is considered as a Holy river by the Nepalese Hindus, the river flows into the Holy Ganges in India, soon we hit the very technical rapid called Khuei Bhai rapid, strewn with rooks and boulders, hence, considerable care is need. Camp for the night near the Mahadev temple, reputed to be the first Shiva temple in Nepal.

Day 3: Dumja village to Khunkot rafting approx. 6 hours WET AND WILD.immediately we are hitting the rapids passing enroute the fishing village of Kodaris' and the Chamera Bhir were you see hundreds of bats screaming and clinging to the walls of the cliffs, some good fun filled rapids takes up to Khunkot where we camp for the night.

Day 4: Khurkot to Likhu Khola rafting approx. 5 hours Habitations dwindle, few poor Rai villages' enroute, exciting rapids in the afternoon with good photo prospects

Day 5: Likhu Khola to Harkapur village rafting approx. 6 hours Today, we pass through deep gorges punctuated with exciting rapids unfolding pleasant floats in the afternoon troops of Langur and Rhesus monkeys can be seen romping the riverbanks.

Day 6: Harkapur village to Rai Ghat rafting approx. 6 hours Today is one of the most exciting and challenging days of the expedition encountering some very demanding rapids where you witness the skills of our guides, we pass through 'Bridge rapids' and 'Krishna rapids' stopping to carefully plan our strategy through the next rapids. Mr. Mangal Gurung was the first rafter to successfully take rafts in 1979 and he has the distinction of being the 1st Nepali to raft the Sunkoshi, it was a no mean success, hence, the rapid is named after him 'MANGAL RAPID'. Floating past the confluence of the Dudh Koshi, we hit the last rapid for the day, 'Roller Coaster' a hair rising rapid.

Day 7: Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat rafting approx. 6 hours Hold tight, the ride is not over yet.as past the point of Sap Su Khola is a rapid with the greatest drop Huge 'holes', 'eddies' and churning 'stopper waves' demands team work and hard paddle. ,/

Day 8: Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat rafting aprox. 6 hours We take to the rapids again, busy all morning earnestly thanking for the lunch break, emerging from the Mardheku gorge the river spreads wide, less agitated after its confinement between steep cliffs and gorges.

Day 9: Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra rafting aprox. 6 hours Today the whole stretch is a mixture of fun filled rapids and calm undulating floats, you are somewhat relived, yet sad that the trip is coming to an end, all good things ultimately does.

Day 10: Short rafting reaches out points Chatara, after lunch takes night bus to Kathmandu or drive to Biratnagar to take a flight back to Kathmandu.

After a while we join the turbid waters of the Arun Koshi encountering our last rapids to the junction of the Tamur Koshi. The river changes its course from west -east to northeast through beautiful gorge floating to the white temple of Barahchhatra set upon the east bank. This is a Hindu temple dedicated to 12 different Hindu Gods and Goddesses; we stop to pay a visit. Suddenly we break through the Mahabharat and Rapcha ranges and spreading before us is a completely flat horizon, slowly we drift to Chatara. After Chatara we drive to Koshi Tappu or Chitwan National Park for an excellent Safari or drive back to Kathmandu or drive to Biratnagar for your fly back to Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Drive to and from Rafting starting and Ending Point by private transportation
  • Rafting activities with all necessary equipments
  • Lunch, Dinner and bottled of water
  • Tented cam with wood fire
  • Down Sleeping bag

Trip Cost Doesn’t Includes:

  • Personal expenses like Drinks, Tips to Staff
  • Things not mentioned in cost includes

Note: : We can make this trip longer or shorter. You can also include trip with some other activities such as trekking, cultural tour, jungle safari, bungee jump, paragliding etc. For further information and prices for any of the above treks please contact us

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