Sunkoshi River Rafting is one of the top ten river rafting tours in the world. The Sunkoshi rafting tour traverses 272 kms though the untouched countryside and small village of the wonderful ‘Mahabharat Range’ mountain of central Himalaya. The put in point lies 3 hrs east form Kathmandu at Dolaghat, 60 km from the Tibet border and the end point is at chatra, near Dharan .The Sun Kosi volume increases considerably as it combines with seven big tributaries to become one of the major rivers of south Asia.

The Sunkoshi River Rafting offers varied & changing landscape form terraced farmland to steep gorges and then to subtropical jungles. Each night, we camp on large sandy river banks in close contact with village people and rewarding sights of wildlife. Watching the moon rise with the sound of the river, the noise of wild animals, drinking, singing, dancing, and playing games by candle light make this river rafting tour exclusive experience. Just before the end of our rafting trip ,we float by the great Hindu temple of Shiva at Baraha chhetra and then, just around the corner, the hills dramatically give way to the flat lands of the Terai and the northern plains of India stretching endlessly before us. Form the take out point you can go on to the chitwan national park or fly back one hour form Britnagar. This river is a BIG volume HIGH adrenaline expedition.

Sunkoshi River Rafting Highlights

River Grade : 3
Duration : 8 Days
Rafting Start Point : Dolalghat
Rafting End Point : Chattra
Distance : 272km

Price:

  • The given price is in US dollars. Do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Visa Information:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance:

Guide / Porters  : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1
At 7 am meet in Ktm. office – store baggage and finalize plans, a quick breakfast then we drive to Dolalghat i.e. put-in-point of Sun TKOs. The drive is spectacular with magnificent view of the Himalayan Ranges on a clear day. Upon arrival at sun kosi (Dolalghat), we unload gears, lunch will be served and a full safety briefing will be given by your expedition leader. The first and second days are easy paddling. The big rapid you will encounter on that day is of class 4+ rapid “Rotten Cave”. We will choose our beach campsite, where dinner will be served amidst the splendor of the star filled sky.
Day 2
Have breakfast pack up the gear and start rolling down the river. Today you will encounter a big class 4+ rapid ” Meat grinder”. It is fairly straight run down the center avoiding holes left and right. A few meters below here the Tamba Kosi river joins the Sun Kosi on the left with a beach on the confluence. There is another beautiful Shiva temple overlooking the two rivers. We camp here.
Day 3
Today a few kms below the confluence of the Likhu Khola is a short, class 3+ rapid. Pre-Anxiety soon followed by a long class 4 rapid High Anxiety with a large hole on the left halfway down and a series of holes at the bottom. Float a while and then camp.
Day 4
This day starts with several class 3+ rapids then a quick stop for buying food and maybe beer. Then prepare for a big and interesting one Harkapur 2 and 3 the hardest rapid on the river which should be carefully scouted. Camp
Day 5
Some km below Harkapur, Dudh Kosi river joins the Sun Kosi from the left. Below here the river widens into an arid area of gravel. You meet some small rapids an will teach you into another aptly named rapid ‘Jaws’. Camp
Day 6
Last few days are mainly wave trains if you are interested you can try kayaking where our experts will teach you the basic skills needed to maneuver the boats or learn the Eskimo roll. Camp
Day 7
Last few days are mainly wave trains if you are interested you can try kayaking where our experts will teach you the basic skills needed to maneuver the boats or learn the Eskimo roll. Camp
Day 8
The last stretch of river which brings you to the last class 4+ Big Dipper is a series of huge standing waves. A few kilometer later Big Arun and Tamur rivers joins together to form the Sapta Kosi. Then you float along on the powerful current , the hills dramatically give way to totally flat Terai and the northern plains of India. This is the end of a classic and memorable river journey. We will finish our trip around 2 pm pack the gear and then drive back to Kathmandu around 4 pm from Chattra. This takes around 13/14 hours .
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