Rafting in Nepal

Rafting in Sun Koshi River

Sun Koshi means “River of gold “- perhaps named after the gold that is sometimes panned from the river gravels, or alternatively it refers to the orange color of the water in the monsoon when it is thick with alluvial silt. The Sun Koshi flows from the Himalaya to eastwards in Nepal through the great valley between the Mahabharata Lekh Mountains. It forms the watershed for most of eastern Nepal and gathering strength from tributaries draining the highest mountains in the world it emerges onto the northern plains of India where it joins the Ganges.

Rafting trip start from Dolalghat; Since the Banepa - Bardibas highway is now in operation, it is possible to arrange a trip from Dumjabesi. One of the nice things about 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. By the end of the trip you will be pleasantly surprised and flattered by how much your skills improve

Day 01:
Drive from Kathmandu to Dolalghat by bus, overnight camping.

Day 02:    
Rafting from Dolalghat 4-5 hours, overnight camping.

Day 03:
Rafting 4-5 hours, overnight camping.

Day 04:    
Rafting 4-5 hours, overnight camping.

Day 05:
Rafting 4-5 hours, overnight camping.

Day 06:
Rafting 4-5 hours, overnight camping.

Day 07:    
Rafting 4-5 hours, overnight camping.

Day 08:
Rafting 4-5 hours, overnight camping.

Day 09:
Rafting continue to Chatra and drive back to Kathmandu.


Rafting permit, Land transportation, Rafting equipment, 3 times meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner), Two men Tents, Mattresses, dining tent, Table and seating chairs Sleeping bag, Life jacket, rafting guide and cook and cooking gears.

Personal expenses, Medicine, Helicopter rescue, air fare, insurance.

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