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Sun Koshi River Rafting

The sun kosi means &ldquoRiver of Gold &ldquo-because of its beauty or maybe because of its orange color in the monsoons when it is thick with alluvial silt. This river is one of the ten best whitewater rafting trips in the world. big rapids , warm water , beautiful scenery and great camping beaches make this a classic multi-day river trips . Upper section of this river is known as Bhote Kosi -river from Tibet.A small tributary of the sun kosi joins it below Bare Basie. Raft put in point, Dolalghat is only 2 hours driver from Kathmandu.

Departure Point              : Kathmandu River sunkoshi river rafting
Distance                           : 272kms (Approximately)
River class                       : 4,4+,5- Volume :400cms Rafting
Start Point                        : Dolalghat-alt 625m
Rating Finish Poin           : chatatra-alt150m
Distance                            : 260km
River days                          : 8days
Average                              : Gradient: 2m/km
scenery/Wild                     : ** Star rating: **

    Sunkoshi River Rafting Itinerary    

Day 01.
At 7 am you will be meet by us - store baggage and finalize plans, will have a quick breakfast then we drive to Dolalghat. The drive is spectacular with magnificent view of the Himalayan Ranges on a clear day. Upon arrival at sun kosi (Dolalghat), will have a lunch and a full safety briefing will be given by your leader. The first and second days are easy paddling. The big rapid you will encounter on that day is of class 4+ rapid &quotRotten Cave". We will choose our campsite, where dinner will be served.

Day 02.
Have breakfast pack up the gear and starts rolling down the river. Today you will encounter a big class 4+ rapid &quotMeat grinder". It is fairly straight run down the center avoiding holes left and right. A few meters below here the Tama Koshi 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 03.
Today a few Kilometers below the confluence of the Likhu Khola, there 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 04.
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, Then Camp.

Day 05.
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 and will teach you into another aptly named rapid 'Jaws', Then Camp.

Day 06.
Today is a hard day as you will encounter most of the grade 4+ rapids - you are straight into good exciting rapid &quotRhino Rock" which is a grade 4+ followed by &quotJungle Corridor" a kilometer of continuous white water. Waterfalls cascade on both sides of the river. One waterfall makes a great spot for a team shower, Then Camp.

Day 07.
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, Then Camp.

Day 08.
Note: The Cost of the Trip The last stretch of River which brings you to the last class 4+ Big Dipper is a series of huge standing waves. After few kilometers, Arun, Tamur and Sunkushi join togetherand 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 Rafting journey. We will finish our trip around 2 pm pack the gear and then drive back to Kathmandu around 4 pm from Chatara. This takes around 13/14 hours. Note: The Cost of the Trip depends on group size & departure dates are available on request So, Contact us for departure date and cost.