Sunkoshi River Rafting - 06 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-SRR-58
Duration: 06 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 1350
Trip Grade: Easy
Accommodations: Hotel
Transportation:Private Vehicle

Sunkoshi River Rafting

Sunkoshi is considered among ten best rivers in the world during the world during the voluminous flow. It is also called the river of gold. Sunkoshi river is an ideal destination for pursuing a classic white water rafting trip in Nepal. Sunkoshi river rafting is able to stand on one of the top ten river trip of the world. The river is wonderful for rafting as well as for Kayaking; besides, it is very reachable by road. The ever changing scenery helps to ensure that every day on the river is exciting and different. The beginning of 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.

Rafting trips start right here from Dolalghat. Since the Banepa Bardibass highway is now in operation, it is possible to arrnge a trip from Dumjabesi. One of the nice things about the Sun Koshi is that, with the exception of a few big rapids like Harkapur the general standard of the river gets progressively harder as you descend it so there is time to loosen up and practice your skills on easy water before you reach the more interesting bigger and more challenging rapids lower down the river.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Drive to Dolalghat, starting point of rafting.
Day 02: Raft to Khalte Chayenpur.
Day 03: Raft to Likhu Khola.
Day 04: Raft to Harkapur.
Day 05: Raft to Rasuwa Ghat.
Day 06: Raft to jungle Corridor.
Day 07: Raft to Big Dipper.
Day 08: RAft to Tribeni Dovan.
Day 09: Raft to Chatra & drive back.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. ]

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Day 01: Drive for Dolalghat from Kathmandu (3-4 hours).
After a 3-4 hours drive from Kathmandu, Dolalghat is reached, which is the put-in point on the Sun Koshi River. After the usual briefing  and preparation, the trip is on. The river looks deceitfully peaceful and lazy and soon local village are encountered. Lunch stop is at a lovely sandy beach.One of the rapids encountered along the way on the first day is Kooyeh Bhir. There are village and temples on the way until campsite is reached a few km above rapid Meat Grinder.

Day 02: Raft to Khalte Chayenpur.
Today, the day begins more promisingly as two hours down the river lies the first class III rapid, Meat Grinder. The path to choose is straight through the middle avoiding holes on either side. A few Kilometers down and the confluence of the Tama Koshi or "River of Copper" and Sun koshi is encountered. After a lunch stop, there is ample time to explore the landscape and see different ethnic groups along the river. The second camp is set up above the rapid Punch and judy. This day ends with a dinner by campfire.

Day 03: Raft to Likhu Khola.
The valley here is always changing in terms of its width. At Bat Cave, the crew takes the rapid seriously. The size of the rapids on this river can surprise you. It is time to stop and scout and eventually decide on the most exciting  route through. Here people of the ethnic group called Newars always wait to see the adventurers pass by. Floating down after lunch, the water splashes across the boat but the waves are no threat. Later, a nice stretch of sandy beach is chosen for the campsite.

Day 04: Raft to Harkapur.
On day four, the surroundings change noticeably as the canyon gets narrower and the vegetation gets thicker. A number of small to medium sized rapids are encountered. A few kilometers below the confluence of the Likhu Khola a long class IV rapid named Likhu Rapid is encountered. Soon after lunch the ride takes one across interesting rock formations on the walls. The white water gets more exciting and he day ends at a campsite near a small village called Harkapur.

Day 05: Raft to Rasuwa Ghat.
Today, There is mounting excitment as the biggest rapid is to be encountered. Everyone is looking forward to it. There are early signs as the river picks up speed. The rapid Harkapur II deserves some respect. After careful scouting, the team faces the challenge and the boat goes through. An hour and a half float downstream, the confluence of the Sunkoshi and Dudh Koshi rivers is encountered. Going further downstream, the river valley broadens to almost 2 km across. In the afternoon run, a number of small rapids are crossed on the way.

Day 06: Raft to Jungle Corridor.
Today is full of thrills as there are many rapids to face today. Beginning with small rapids, they get progressively bigger and longer. One of these is Jaws, a challenge with a huge hole at certain levels. Even the smaller ones are fun and the afternoon is full of them until Rhino Rock, a class III rapid is encountered. This lies just above the next bridge and heralds the beginning of the " Jungle Corridor". It is then time to halt for the night and set up camp.

Day 07: Raft to Big Dipper.
The gorge forces the water to flow through a narrow opening whcih is thickly forested. Along the way are a succession of rapids such as Copper Chin and Black Hole etc. Today thete is an opportunity to shower under some waterfalls, an invigorating experience. As the gorge is maneuvered, rapidly changing scenery unfolds. Camp for the night is set up near a waterfall that drops down from a height of four hundred feet.

Day 08: Raft to Tribeni dovan.
Today, everone is looking forward to the Big Dipper. This rapid is a series of standing waves with holes that can create quite a bit of trouble. This must be inspected carefully and the right strategy adopted to tackle it. Soon the waters ease our and the afternoon float is enjoyable. There are many spectacles today; watching cremations, logging of bamboos or people being ferried across in dugouts. This region has a strong presence of the Rais and Limbus who are collectively known as Kirants, descendants of ancient rulers of kathmandu valley.The confluence of the three main rivers of eastern Nepal; Arun, Tamur, Sun koshi is a good camping spot.

Day 09: Raft to Chatara & drive back.
Today is the last day on the rivers starts with a visit to the popular Hindu temple at Barah Chhetra below Tribenighat, which is the meeting place of the three rivers. After lunch on the beach, the fabulous Sun Koshi river trip ends at Chatra and the drove back begins with fond memories of the nine day journey through gorges and challenging rapids.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Price Include

  1. Ground Transportation and domestic flight as per the itinerar.
  2. All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during your trip.
  3. River Permit.
  4. Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, Helmets, plastic paddles, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical equipment.
  5. Necessary staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
  6. Tented Accommodation in river beach with camp fire.
  7. All accommodation, Insurance for all Our staff.
  8. First aid Kid box.
  9. One Professional river rafting guide for one group.
  10. Company T-Shirt.

Price Exclude

  1. Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip.
  2. Emergency evacuation.
  3. All Personal expenses (phone call, bar bills, battery recharge, shower heater etc.)
  4. Member insurance.
  5. Tips to Staffs.


The following is the list necessary equipment that is recommended for your to bring with you on a for the white water rafting or kayaking trip in Nepal. If you don’t have everything required, no worry you can easily purchase or hire in Kathmnadu.

You may bring Items

  1. One pair of Sports Sandals that firmly on your feet when swimming
  2. One set clothes for Rafting.
  3. T-shirt, knee Length shorts or cropped trouser s, Men- Knee length swim Shorts, T-shirt.
  4. One set Of clothes for evening. Choose long trousers, Long sleeved top/ jumper, warm hat, socks.
  5. Sleep Wear
  6. Sleeping bag.
  7. Torch
  8. Sun Cream
  9. Sunglasses with sports strap
  10. Baseball Cap or other sun hat with a peak
  11. Towel
  12. Camera
  13. Fleece jacket/sweater (wool or synthetic only for the winter season)
  14. Cotton underwear
  15. Fleece style jacket
  16. A couple handkerchiefs
  17. Pocket knife
  18. Hand towel Spare
  19. Eyeglass
  20. Hard shell water bottle
  21. Personal medical kit.

Note: Try to Pack as economically as possible as all your kit and placed in a dry Bag and carried with you on the raft.

Global Holidays Adventure Provide

  1. Experience and license holder rafting Guide and Supporter with kitchen crew.
  2. All meal during your rafting trip (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner) Expect one day trip (In one day trip we provide lunch Only )
  3. Accommodation on twin sharing basis on tent camp.
  4. All national and raft Permits.
  5. All transportation as per the itinerary.
  6. All camping Equipment.
  7. Safety kayaker, self-bailing rafts, life jackets and safety equipments.
  8. paddle top.
  9. Helmets.
  10. Waterproof gear Bags.
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