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9 Days Sunkoshi River Rafting In Nepal

Has white river rafting been on your bucket list for a long time? Does white river rafting in Sunkoshi River excite you? If you’re looking for a trip full of memorable moments, then Sunkoshi River rafting is for you.!

Sunkoshi means the river of gold and flows from the snow-capped mountains, offering the longest rafting trip in Nepal. Rafting in Sunkoshi River is a challenge in itself as it has its own moods; at one moment it is serene and tranquil and another, turbulent and wild.

This amazing rafting trip will take you to the wilderness and closer to nature, wildlife, and culture. Along the way you 9 Days Sunkoshi River Rafting in Nepal will come across ethnic groups like Newar, Rai and Libmbus. You will also get to witness over 250 different varieties of orchids and further in the basin you can find 400 species of birds.

Is the Sun Koshi WhiteWater Rafting in Nepal 9 Day package not what you were looking for? No worries, we have more rafting packages for you to checkout such as Kali Gandaki River Rafting or Trishuli River Rafting.

9 days Sunkoshi River Rafting in Nepal Itinerary:

This fascinating multi-day trip is set among beautiful scenery, making the trip special. The trip is not only for rafters, but, also for intermediate and advance kayakers. You will get to experience plenty of rapids while rafting in the beautiful Sunkoshi River for 10 days including Punch, High Anxiety, Meat grinders and many more. Here is the detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Dolalghat to Khalte Chayenpur

From the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, it will take about 3 hours through the hilly terrain to reach Dolalghat. After a brief instruction and safety talk the rafting trip begins. Lunch will be served at a beautiful sandy beach.

One of the major highlights of day one is Kooyeh Bhir. On the way you will see temples and villages while you approach the campsite. The Meat grinder rapid will greet you before you reach the campsite.

The crew will set up the tents. You can choose to help the crew or explore the surroundings. The choice is yours!

Day 2: Khalte Chayenpur to Likhu Khola

The second day of the Sunkoshi river rafting trip will be more relaxing than the first day. Two hours down the river you will encounter the first class 3 rapid; Meat Grinder. You should raft straight through the middle of the river while avoiding holes on the either side of the Sunkoshi River. A few kilometers later you will encounter the junction, where Sunkoshi and Tamakoshi River meet.

After lunch is served you can explore the beautiful vicinity. The second camp will be set above Judy and Punch. At night you will have dinner by campfire, which marks the end of day.

Day 3: Likhu Khola to Harkapur

The width of the river is always changing and the rapids in the river will surprise you. Around Bat cave the crew will take the rapids carefully. It is the moment to stop, scout and finally determine the most exciting route.

You may get water splashing inside the boat but the waves aren’t a threat. The sandy beach will greet you, which is formed by the deposition of a large amount of white sand during monsoon season and is ideal for camping. The tents will be set up by the crew for the night.

Before it gets dark you can explore the neighborhood of the surrounding area and the culture of the natives.

Day 4: Harkapur - Rasuwa Ghat

On day four, You will notice a significant change as the canyon gets narrow and the vegetation more dense.. You will face medium sized rapids on the way and a few kilometers down the rapids you will arrive at the the merge point of Likhu Khola called Likhu Rapid which is a long class 4 rapid.

After having lunch, the journey will lead you towards amazing rock formations. The white water will continue to get more exciting throughout the day. You will stay overnight at the small village of Harakpur, where you can buy souvenirs and visit tea shops.

Day 5: Rasuwa Ghat - Jungle Corridor

The fifth day will be a big challenge as you will confront the strongest rapid. The river will pace up in speed, as you arrive at the rapid Harkapur 2.

After rafting for an hour and half you will arrive at the junction of Sunkoshi and Dudhkoshi River. Further downstream you will find that the river has widened 2 km. During the afternoon you will experience small rapids and the water adventure for the day will end around Rasuwa Khola.

Day 6: Jungle Corridor - Big Dipper

The day begins with small rapids followed by stronger rapids as the day progresses. The highlights of the day are Jaws, which is a thrilling huge hole at certain levels, a class 3 rapid called Rhino Rock and the beginning of the ‘jungle corridor.’

Day 7: Big Dipper - Tribeni Dovan

You will find a gorge that forces water to flow through a narrow channel into a dense forest. The trail will greet you with rapids like Black Hole, Copper Chin and others. Also, you will get a chance to take a shower under a few waterfalls. You will get to camp beside a waterfall, which falls from the height of 400 feet. The location is a few kilometers away from the major rapid the Big Dipper.

Day 8: Tribeni Dovan - Chatara (Dharan)

The major highlight of the day is the Big Dipper and the series of standing waves and holes, meaning, the rapid must be maneuvered with great care. Later, the river will calm down and the afternoon rafting becomes pleasant.

You will get an opportunity to get acquainted with the people and culture of the region. This region is inhabited by the Rais and Limbus and they are collectively called Kirats. You will be camping around the confluence of three rivers- Sunkoshi, Tamur and Arun, which marks the end of day.

Day 9: Chatara – Kathmandu

Your day will begin with a visit to the famous Barah Chhetra temple around Tribenighat- which means the merging of three rivers in Nepali. On a full moon day many Hindu devotees pay homage at the temple, while celebrating the victory of Lord Vishnu over a legendary demon.

Chatara will be the last and will bid goodbye to the gorges and rapid challenges of the Sunkoshi River. After having lunch on the beach, you will head back to Kathmandu with amazing memories.

Price Include/Exclude:

Price Includes:

  • All Ground transportation
  • Necessary equipment including high quality bailing rafts, helmets, lifejackets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only in winter) on particular rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels
  • Safety and medical equipment.
  • River permit
  • Safety Kayak
  • Meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner (western and continental food) during your rafting trip
  • Accommodation in Tent on the river beach and fire camp
  • Accommodation, food and insurance for all staff and their transportation
  • Expedition elements including professional guides and leaders
  • First Aid Box

Price Exclude:

  • Alcoholic Beverages, mineral water and cold drinks during the entire trip
  • Accommodation in hotels and meals if you stay at a hotel during the trip
  • Emergency evacuation and Member Insurance
  • Tips to staff and Sleeping bag
  • Pick and drop off to the international airport (it can be arranged upon request)

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