• Sunkoshi River Rafting

Sunkoshi River Rafting

Trip Facts :

Program Code: TT-RS02
Duration: 10 days
Program Type: Raft
Minimum Pax: 8
Mode of Travel: Land
Start Trip: Dolalghat
End Trip: Chatra
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Overview

Sunkoshi River rafting in Nepal is the most raft trips start at Dolalghat your raft ‘put-in-point’ covering the distance of 57kms in about 3 hrs. Your excitement starts and ends only after you covered 210kms of wild stretches calm flows through high rock strewn passages eventually emerging form the mountains to the flat plains of southern Nepal.

One of the 10th classic and best white water journeys on Sunkoshi 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.

There are few more tributary of Sun Koshi as Rosi Khola, Junga Khola, Tamakoshi, Dudh Koshi (Milk River), Rasuwa Khola. Tribenight from where the Arun and Tamur join the Sunkoshi to form the giant Saptakoshi, which flows through Mahabharat range onto the Gangetic plain.

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Dolalghat

Day 02: Tarang Gaon to Dumja village rafting

Day 03: Dumja village to Khunkot rafting

Day 04: Khurkot to Likhu Khola rafting

Day 05: Likhu Khola to Harkapur village rafting

Day 06: Harkapur village to Rai Ghat rafting

Day 07: Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat rafting

Day 08: Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat rafting

Day 09: Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra rafting

Day 10: Short rafting reaches out points Chatara,

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Dolalghat; rafting starting point and short rafting camp in Tarang Gaon

Day 02: 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 03: 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 04: 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 05: 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 06: 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.  Floating past the confluence of the Dudh Koshi, we hit the last rapid for the day, ‘Roller Coaster’ a hair rising rapid.

Day 07: 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 08: 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 09: 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.

Cost Include

  • Rafting Guide & Supporter.
  • All rafting equipments such as self-bailing rafts, life jackets and safety equipments.
  • Paddle top, helmets and waterproof gear bags.
  • All meals during the raft trip. (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis tent camping.
  • All national park and rafting permits and fees.
  • Round trip ground transportation.
  • All kitchen and camping equipment cook and needed staff.
  • Safety kayaker.
  • Sleeping Bag and mattress.

Cost Exclude

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal clothing
  • Expenses of personal nature and insurance.

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