Ride thrilling rapids with names like 'Meat Grinder' and 'Jaws'
Immerse yourself in the rich Nepalese culture as you visit traditional villages and temples
Relax under the stars and enjoy delicious Nepalese cuisine prepared over an open fire
Create lifelong memories with a group of like-minded adventurers
Journey through the breathtaking Mahseer Gorge with towering cliffs and lush forests
Experience the adventure of a lifetime on Nepal's 'River of Gold'!
The Complete Guide to Sun Koshi River Rafting Tour
The Sun Koshi River is a 270-kilometer long river that originates from the Himalayas and flows through the stunning landscapes of Nepal's mid-hills, before meeting the Ganges in India. The river is famous for its exciting rapids, breathtaking scenery, and diverse cultural experiences .
Throughout the tour, we will encounter a variety of rapids with varying difficulty levels, ensuring that every day on the river is an exciting challenge. The rapids are interspersed with calm stretches of water, allowing time to relax, soak up the stunning scenery, and appreciate the unique cultural experiences. Some of the most exciting rapids include 'Meat Grinder,' 'Hakapur,' and 'Jaws.' However, the calm stretches of the river are equally enjoyable, offering the chance to swim, relax, and enjoy the company of fellow travelers.
Join us on a nine-day Sun Koshi River rafting tour and experience the adventure of a lifetime. Challenge yourself physically and mentally, immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of Nepal, and make lifelong memories with a group of like-minded adventurers.
Day 1 - Kathmandu to Dolalghat
Meet at our office in Kathmandu for a trip briefing and final preparations
Drive from Kathmandu to Dolalghat, passing through beautiful rural landscapes and small villages along the way
Upon arrival at Dolalghat, meet your experienced river guides and prepare for your first day of rafting
Raft from Dolalghat to Tarang Gaon, enjoying the beautiful scenery and thrilling rapids along the way
Camp overnight on the river bank at Tarang Gaon
Day 2 - Tarang Gaon to Dumja
After breakfast, pack up camp and continue rafting downstream towards Dumja
Enjoy the stunning views of lush hills and terraced farms as you navigate through the rapids
Stop for lunch on the river bank before continuing on to your campsite at Dumja
Settle in for the night with a delicious dinner and relaxing evening around the campfire
Day 3 - Dumja to Khurkot
Today's journey will take you through some of the most challenging rapids on the Sun Koshi River
Raft through rapids with names like 'Jaws' and 'Dead Mans Eddy' before arriving at the beautiful village of Khurkot
Set up camp on the river bank and enjoy a peaceful evening under the stars
Day 4 - Khurkot to Likhu Khola confluence
Depart from Khurkot and continue downstream towards the confluence of the Likhu Khola and Sun Koshi rivers
Navigate through rapids with names like 'High Anxiety' and 'Hakapur' before arriving at your campsite for the night
Take some time to explore the nearby village and interact with the locals to learn more about the Nepalese culture and way of life
Day 5 - Likhu Khola confluence to Harkapur
Today's journey will take you through some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Sun Koshi River
Enjoy breathtaking views of towering cliffs and dense forests as you navigate through exciting rapids
Arrive at your campsite at Harkapur and enjoy a delicious dinner and relaxing evening around the campfire
Day 6 - Harkapur to Rasuwa Ghat
Depart from Harkapur and continue downstream towards Rasuwa Ghat
Navigate through rapids with names like 'Rhino Rock' and 'Big Dipper' before arriving at your campsite for the night
Enjoy a peaceful evening on the river bank, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of Nepal
Day 7 - Rasuwa Ghat to Jungle Corridor
Today's journey will take you through the beautiful and challenging Jungle Corridor
Navigate through rapids with names like 'The Great Wall' and 'Black Hole' before arriving at your campsite for the night
Enjoy a delicious dinner and relaxing evening around the campfire, sharing stories and experiences with your fellow adventurers
Day 8 - Jungle Corridor to Bonjur Ghat
Continue rafting downstream towards Bonjur Ghat, enjoying the beautiful scenery and exciting rapids along the way
Arrive at your campsite for the night and enjoy a peaceful evening on the river bank
TRIP ENDS HERE!
Medical and First-Aid Kit
Knife and Carabiner
Throw-Bag (Rope inside, in case of rescue operations)
All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid Qualifications.
All camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, mattresses, sleeping bags, tarps, personal tents etc. No additional charge for sleeping bag hire.
All meals and water whilst on the river. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided.
Transportation to and from the river by bus.
All equipment, including PFD’s, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards and regularly checked.
If you are kayaking with us, kayak hire is also included in the cost. See which kayaks we have here.
Gear Raft support.
Extensive medical kit.
Trip photos *make sure you bring a USB stick along with you.
What's Not Included
Alcohol and additional snacks.
Things To Pack
Swimsuit or shorts
Sunglasses with a strap
river sandals that attach securely to your feet
You might want to bring along rain gear and a sweater or jacket.
Extra Cash is handy for souvenirs and refreshments.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
While basic swimming skills are recommended, they are not required. All participants are required to wear a life jacket, and our guides will teach you the necessary safety skills to enjoy the trip.
We recommend leaving electronic devices in a safe, dry location as they may be damaged or lost during the rafting trip. Our guides will take photos and videos of your adventure, which you can purchase after the trip.
We provide snacks and water on the trip, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks if desired. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences.
We recommend booking as far in advance as possible. We run at capacity for most of the summer and many trips will sell out well over a month in advance.
Age and weight restrictions may vary depending on the trip's difficulty level and location. Please contact us for more information and to determine the appropriate trip for your group.
Yes, we offer private rafting trips for groups of all sizes. Please contact us for more information and to schedule your private trip.
Unfortunately, there is currently no third-party insurance system available for Nepal's whitewater industry, meaning that we are unable to provide insurance coverage for participants. To ensure the safety of all our clients, we require that they have appropriate emergency medical and evacuation insurance that is suitable for the activity and adventure level they are undertaking.