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The Sun Koshi River of Gold has been rated as one of the top ten rafting trips in the world. It is also in the list of  must do while in Nepal’s. The river rises near Shisha Pangma in Tibet and runs eastwards, draining the highest mountains of the world before emerging on the plains of India, where it joins the Ganges. The journey takes us 270 km through some of Nepal’s most remote regions giving a unique wilderness experience. The first two days are relatively easy and allow time to train as a team before the bigger rapids arrive. The rapids have acquired names like Meat Grinder, High Anxiety, Jaws and Big Dipper, from previous experiences on expeditions. Say no more! The calmer stretches between rapids give you time to take in the phenomenal views, swim in warm water and camp on white sandy beaches. This river is a BIG volume HIGH adrenaline expedition.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Rafting
Trip Length 9 Days
Trip areas Sunkoshi River
Trip Starting Dolalghat
Trip Ending Chatara
Meal Plan Full board
Places to see Kathmandu, Dolalghat, Sunkoshi River
Main attractions Flora & Fauna, animals, Culture, Local peoples,
Difficulty Moderate
Grade +4(5)
Accommodation Camping
Mode of Transportation Private transportation
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season March -Middle of Jun & Sep-Dec


Day 01: Drive to Dolalghat the put-in-point of Sun Koshi.
Upon arrival at Dolalghat unload the gear - lunch will be served and a full safety briefing will be given by the expedition leader. The big one that will be encountered in the first day is a class 4+ rapid Rotten Cave. Choose your beach campsite, where dinner will be served amidst the splendor of the star-filled sky.

Day 02: Have breakfast, pack up the gear and start rolling down the river.
A big class 4+rapid Meat grinder can be encountered. It is fairly straight, run down the center avoiding holes left and right. A few meters below 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. Camp there.

Day 03: Rafting 4-5 hrs.
A few kms below the confluence of the Likhu Khola is a short class 3+ rapid ËœPre-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: Rafting. 5 hrs.
This day starts with several class 3+ rapids and a quick stop for buying food. Prepare for a big and interesting one Harkapur 2 and 3 the hardest rapid on the river which should be carefully scouted. Camp.

Day 05: Rafting. 5-6 hrs
Some kms below Harkapur, Dudh Kosi river joins the Sun Koshi from the left. Below, the river widens into an arid area of gravel. Some small rapids can be experienced which will lead into another aptly named rapid Jaws Camp

Day 06: It will be a hard day as you can encounter most of the grade 4+ rapids.
Raft straight into good exciting rapid Rhino Rock which is a grade 4+ followed by Jungle 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. Camp

Day 07: Kayaking training.
If anyone is interested then you can try kayaking, learn the basic skills needed to maneuver the boats from experts or learn the Eskimo roll. Camp

Day 08: Rafting ending.4-5 hrs raft.
The last stretch of river which brings to the last class 4+ Big Dipper is a series of huge standing waves. A few kilometer later Big Arun and Tamur rivers join together to form the Sapta Koshi. Float along 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 river journey. Trip will end around 2 pm, pack the gear and then drive back to Kathmandu around 4 pm from Chattra.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu from Chattra. 12 hrs..

Inclusions / Exclusions

Price: Please contact us.

All rafting equipment with guide and helper,
Meals while you are on river,
Accommodation in two men tent,
All necessary fee and round trip transportation by bus

Personal expenditure,
Food & accommodation cost in case of any natural calamities caused by weather,
Tips and other expenditure.
Things you need to bring for the trip

River wear gear:
Shorts- half pant,
T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection),
Swim wear,
Sun Cap/Glass/Cream,
Personal water bottle,
A pair of river sandals.

For the camp site wear:
Personal sleeping bag,
Lightweight shirts,
Under garments socks,
A towel,
Light shoe,
Fleece type pullover,
Flash light,
Personal toiletries,
Reading and writing materials,
Medication recommended by your doctor.

Note: This trip can also be customized according to client interest and time frame. Please send us the email for more details.

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To all Aaradhana Teams! Its been an absolute pleasure to meet you all and I am very greatful for your hospitality and all the help I have received during my stay in Nepal. I hope you will continue this …

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