Sunkoshi River Rafting

Trip Overview
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeRafting
  • Major AttractionSunkoshi River Rafting
  • Best TimeSpring, Autumn

Sunkoshi’s naturally set flow that progressively changes from a general standard to more challenging as it descends makes it a preferred rafting river. This phenomenon facilitates adequate time to practice skills on easy water before hitting the more interesting, bigger, and continuous rapids down the river. The Sunkoshi River originates near Tibet and is joined by the Bhoti Koshi just downstream from Barbesi. Most rafting trips start at Dolaghat and follow the eastward flows eastwards through the great valley between MahabharatLekh range and the Himalayas.

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Early in the morning, you drive along a 65 km route for 3 hours to get to Balephi. Our raft put-in point. After arriving at Balephi, we take our lunch. Then, We explain all the mandatory details before getting on the raft. Our expert river guide knows the terrain very well and demonstrates the use of appropriate gear. Then, paddling along the river's rhythm amid picturesque landscape, exquisite wilderness, and the panorama of majestic hills, you head towards Dolalghat. After reaching Dolalghat, you witness terraced fields and traditional Nepali houses perched on the hillsides and slopes. This glorious adventure concludes for the day with camping at a great site in Dolalghat.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 65 Km

You continue rafting against thrashing rapids. This exhilarating river ride meanders against class IV ‘No exit’ and ‘Meatgrinder’ rapids towards Pucharghat. It becomes much easier to control the fast-paced whitewater run. Pristine Tamang villages zoom into the picture. Eventually, after hours of succumbing to unparallel rafting challenges, you to camp at Pucharghat.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

As the rafting trip advances further, you get more familiarized with the topology of the Sunkoshiriver. Besides rendezvous with exhilarating scenic rapids, breathtaking scenery, and cultural heritages, the other attractive aspects make the journey enjoyable, memorable, and satisfying. You also enter the confluence of the LikhuKhola. Finally, you camp at DhaniGhat.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

The river trip meets a series of whitewater rapids with various intensities at regular intervals. First, you encounter a fantastic boulder-strewn white water. Then, while rafting towards Harkapur, you struggle against class III rapids. The trip gets more challenging and threatening as torrential rapids transform into V-class rapids. The expertise of the river guide, coupled with extreme precaution and safety measures, plays a critical role at this point. After a fun-filled adventurous rafting trip, you camp at Harkapur.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

You encounter IV class rapids while rafting past Harkapur as you enter the confluence of the Dudhkoshi River. Amidst the exotic ecosystem and natural vistas, the river widens below the Dudhkoshi and flows through a broad valley after mellowing down. In comparison to Sunkoshi, Dudhkoshi is much colder. After having maneuvered through awesome rapids like Rapid Punch, Juddy, High anxiety, Motorcycle, Harkapur 1, Harkapur 2, and Harkapur 3, you eventually reach Raighat, where you set up camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

You set aside this day for complete mental and physical rest. After proper rest, you can explore the areas around the campsite. Capturing nature’s beauty in a snapshot would make this picturesque scene a memory to remember. Viewing the most blissful sight of the mesmerizing Mt. Everest is another visual treat sprawled before you.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Fighting against rapids like Jaws and Dead Man’s Eddy, you raft past a suspension bridge and a huge eddy. Your heart palpitates with the adventure spirit as you paddle ahead for more challenging whitewater rafting. Exotic wilderness and nature become your witnesses all through this thrilling river trip. Your river guide provides you with informative tidbits from time to time. You conclude the journey of the day by finally camping at Raswaghat.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Making your way through wild verdant vegetation, rock-strewn cliffs, and house-sized boulders, you bounce and splash against the untamed river. Further ahead, you encounter continuous white water with rapids like Rhino Rocks and Jungle Corridor. Finally, you will see views of exotic wilderness, pristine hamlets, and picturesque landscapes; as you reach Riverghat, you will lookout for a suitable campsite.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

As the untamed river cuts, breaking into foaming white water rapids, you position the raft securely, enjoying the stunning scenery. You raft through narrow canyons and furious rapids like Chamereghat and Darsandhungat.

 Arriving at Ranitar, you put a halt to the trip for the day and camp at a fantastic location.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Departing from Ranitar, you paddle along imperial rapid, Big dipper. Soon after discovering enchanting waterfalls and paradisiacal side canyons, you enter TribeniGhat, the confluence of the river Arun, Tamur, and the beginning of the SaptaKosi River. Holding onto the cherishing memories of the trip, you bid farewell to your rafting journey after arriving at Chatara. There is a Barahi temple lying in the vicinity of Chatara. You can visit this temple to pay your homage to Lord Vishnu. After that, you drive to Biratnagar.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

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