Sun Kosi River Rafting

Trip Details
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • Ends in : Biratnagar
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River Sun Koshi Rafting : meaning - 'The River of Gold' Mt. Everest region (7 to 9 days)

Season

Grading

Water Volume

September - December

5

Approx.475 cumecs

January - May

5-

Approx.100 cumecs

June - August

Not runable

Approx 1200 cumecs

 

Sun Kosi River Rafting

Location, Transportation and Timetable

Dumja, instead of Dolalghat, new put-in point for Sun Kosi River Rafting/Kayaking trip, is about 3 hour drive east of Kathmandu. "Welcome Nepal Treks & Tours (P)LTD" provides private transport to the put-in point of Sun Kosi river trip. The 235 km. of river action can take either 7 or 9 days, it depends on the season. There is an orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have, to meet your fellow rafters and also your guide and team.

The return journey from the take-out point of rafting/kayking on Sun Koshi River - Chatara, in far south east of the country, takes approximately 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara), flight takes around 50min. to Kathmandu and it's on additional cost.

Description of Sun Koshi River Rafting

Sun Koshi river rafting/kayaking - classic river trip is famous for being one of the top ten river journeys in the world. The ever changing scenery helps to ensure that every day on the river is exciting and different. The beginning of the trip sees high mountains, open valley, forests and small remote villages. The final days bring you to open plains and the thriving village of Chatara.

The rapids encountered at the beginning of the river trip are fairly relaxed class 3, giving an excellent opportunity for great teamwork to really develop. As the Sun Kosi winds its way across the country the size of the rapids increase and it is not unknown for villagers watching from the riverbank to lose sight of the raft in the huge waters!

Sun Kosi river rafting/kayaking is an ideal trip for those wanting to combine peaceful stretches of stunning scenery, some great and challenging rapids and the experience of a lengthy trip where lifelong friendships can often begin.

What we provide

Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.

We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.

All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What to bring

Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.

What you need to tell us

Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip.

Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.

Safety

Welcome Nepal Treks & Tours takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Early morning drive to Balephi (65 Km), Start rafting from Balephi, Raft up to Dolalghat
  • Day 02: Pucharghat
  • Day 03: Dhani Ghat
  • Day 04: Harkapur
  • Day 05: Raighat
  • Day 06: Rest day to Explore around (nice spot for viewing Mt. Everest)
  • Day 07: Raswaghat
  • Day 08: Riverghat
  • Day 09: Ranitar
  • Day 10: Biratnagar

What’s Included

  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • Full board tent accommodation on Twin Sharing Bases during the Rafting
  • Surface Transportation as per itinerary
  • Meals, western style and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
  • River rafting Permit for Sunkoshi River
  • Necessary equipment such as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles
  • All necessary safety and medical equipment
  • Safety rescue kayak with the guide
  • Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
  • Experienced professional guides/leader
  • All necessary documentation, Service charge and Government Taxes

What’s not Included

  • Hotel, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Domestic and International Airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. Visa can be obtained on the arrival at Kathmandu airport or any official border entry point to Nepal.
  • Alcoholic beverages, mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet.
  • Hotel accommodations and meals if you choose to stay at the hotel anywhere during whole trip
  • All kind of Personal Expenses

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Early morning drive to Balephi (65 Km), Start rafting from Balephi, Raft up to Dolalghat Drive from Kathmandu to starting point Dolalghat. Short rafting and camp in Tarang Gaon.
  • Day 02Pucharghat Raft from Tarang Gaon to Dumja village passing through villages and gradually leaving behind the Langtang ranges. We hit a very technical rapid called Khuei Bhai rapid. Lunch and camp near the Mahadev temple.
  • Day 03Dhani Ghat Raft from Dumja village to Khunkot.
  • Day 04Harkapur Raft from Khurkot to Likhu Khola. We pass through few Rai villages enroute and exciting rapids in the afternoon.
  • Day 05Raighat Raft from Likhu Khola to Harkapur village. Today we pass through deep gorges with exciting rapids, pleasant floats in the afternoon where you can see Langurs and Rhesus monkeys on the riverbanks.
  • Day 06Rest day to Explore around (nice spot for viewing Mt. Everest) Raft from Harkapur village to Rai Ghat. Today is one of the most exciting and challenging days of the trip as we encounter some very demanding rapids, Bridge rapids, Krishna rapids, and the famous MANGAL RAPID. After passing the confluence of the Dudh Koshi, we hit one more rapid for the day, Roller Coaster.
  • Day 07Raswaghat Raft from Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat. Today is yet another challenge for the rafters as we hit the rapids with the greatest drops.today’s trip demands complete team-work and hard paddle.
  • Day 08Riverghat Raft from Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat. We take to the rapids again, emerging from the Mardheku gorge where the river broadens, less agitated after its confinement between steep cliffs and gorges.
  • Day 09Ranitar Raft from Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra. Today the whole trip is a mixture of fun-filled rapids and calm undulating floats which gives you enough time to relax.
  • Day 10Biratnagar Short raft and we reach out-point Chatara. After lunch, drive to Kathmandu or drive to Biratnagar airport to take flight to onward destination.

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