Sunkoshi Rafting

9 Days

Sunkoshi Rafting, Sunkoshi ” River of gold” is one of the finest rivers available for rafting because it is considered to be one of the 10 classic rivers in the world.

It starts from the bottom of Mt. Sisapangma and Langtang range of Nepal, Tibet border & runs through the Mahabharat Parbat range. Gathering power from tributaries draining some of the highest peaks of the world it emerges on to the northern plains of India where it flows into the Gangas.

From Dolalghat to its end at Chautara it runs for 270 km with grade 3-5 rapids. The experience is only enhanced by the experienc of remote village nestled on the laps of hills; Hindu temples and religious spots along the way make this trip really joyful.

Sleep under the moon’s light for 8 nights and make some unforgettable memories with us. Every night is awesome the excitement of sleeping somewhere new!

Our guides are experienced and are familiar with the river. They will provide all you need for a safe and comfortable float.

We raft to Chautara on the final day for two to three hours, where our ride awaits us. Then we’re driving back to Kathmandu. Note that there are many ways in which this adventure can be extended.

Combine our paragliding, bungee jumping, wildlife safari and/or trekking with our rafting trip. Let us know your interests and the perfect combination package will be managed for you!

Sunkoshi Rafting Difficulty & Required Experience

Adventurers of all ages can experience Sunkoshi Rafting. River rafting does not require any previous experience, it only requires a desire for fun. Rafting can be done all year round.

The rains bring even more exciting rapids during the monsoon season. Himalaya Discovery arranges complete management of the rafting excursion. For more detailed information, please feel free to contact us.

Day 01 :

From Kathmandu, drive to Balephi, the raft put in point (3 hrs driving), lunch served, equipment packed and be ready to listen some important safety and paddling briefing by our guides.

Immediately, the action starts- paddle forward and harder. The three class rapids will be exercise for the learner rafters. The area is scenic and panoramic. Camp set at Dolalghat. Enjoy the dinner and campfire.

Day 02 :

After having breakfast, we paddle down to encounter with challenge of “Meatgrinder”i.e. IV+ rapids. A few meters below here the Tamakoshi joins Sunkoshi on the left with a beach on the confluence.

There is another beautiful Shiva Temple, where the local pilg nnn+rims come worship every morning. We camp here.

Day 03 :

Until the confluence with the Likhu Khola, we have short easy rafting and rapids are only iii class.

Thereafter, very soon we face the iv + rapid “High Anxitiety” with a large hole on the left highway down and series of holes at the bottom. Swim for a while splashing each other and camp.

Day 04 :

After facing a several 3+rapids, we stop for a while to buy some necessary provisions and beers. Be ready to paddle faster because we encounter with challenge of v class rapids “Harkapur 2” and “Harkapur 3”, the hardest and biggest in this trip, which should be carefully scouted. Camp set—– and just think what a great day we have.

Day 05 :

After the confluence with the Dudhkoshi river from Mt. Everest, the river becomes wide in size, but very soon we meet the “Jaws”, iv rapid.

Day 06 :

Today is the hard day, as you will encounter with V class rapids “Rhino Rocks” and “Jungle Corridor” and a few continuous white water.

Waterfalls cascade on both sides of the river. One waterfall makes great spot for a team shower. We set camp and enjoy the tranquil night.

Day 07 :

Relax yourselves because you paddle too much for couple of days.

Day 08 :

Great waves not a big rapid so you can ask our kayakers to instruct you about how to roll.

Day 09 :

Today, we are going to face the last rapid of this trip “Bigdipper” is a series of huge standing waves.

A few KM down we meet Arun and Tamur to form the river As Saptakoshi (seven rivers) and we will have numerous waves and whirlpools.

For a short time we go to visit Barahi temple in order to pick a so-looked small rock. We finish our trip at Chatara and then drive back to Kathmandu.

Price Includes

  • All land transportations are by private vehicle or tourist bus.
  • Tent camp & supplies (kitchen, toilet, sleeping bag, etc.).
  • Government-authorized experienced guide.
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for the guide.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trip.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
  • Rafting equipment (rafts, life jackets, wetsuit during winter, safety equipment, etc.).
  • Safety Kayak, River permit and First Aid Kit.
  • Camp out in a tent or OPT for resort accommodation.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal visa.
  • Any personal medical or evacuation expenses incur.
  • Tips for the staff (tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Price Includes’ section.

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The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. This itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.

On trip of this type weather, political strikes, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

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Sunkoshi Rafting
  • 9 Days
  • Moderate
  • Min. 2 to Max. 12 People
  • February, March, April, May, September, October, November
  • 2000m.

“ I was born and raised in Nepal, nearby Everest region. I am proud to be a native Sherpa, and I have been a Mountain guide over a decade now. Following my passion, I decided to start helping travelers with their travel plans! I think life is a journey, a trip where you collect experiences when you share with other people and with nature. “

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