Sunkoshi River Rafting

Sunkoshi  Rafting
Sunkoshi Rafting
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Destination: Nepal

Trip Duration: 11 Days

Grade: Moderate

Min Pax:6 to 12 pax in one group.

Accommondation: Camping

Transport:Private Vehicle

Start From: Dolalghat

End: Chattara

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Best Season: Mar- May and Oct- Dec.

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Sunkoshi River Rafting takes longest trip and Top River for rafting. Sunkoshi River Rafting starts from near Tibet boarder and eastern part of Nepal. Sunkoshi River Raftingoffers big volume white water. Sunkoshi River Rafting starts from Dolalghat. While rafting, you can see natural beauty, people, culture, wildlife and many more. Before reaching Chattara , pass many ethnic groups, each unique and colorful area is seen. There are numerous rapids Meat grinder, punch and high anxiety and many more.  This trip ends at Chattara at plain area. 

Brief Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival.

Day 02:Drive to Dolalghat.

Day 03:Rafting

Day 04:Rafting

Day 05:Rafting

Day 06:Rafting

Day 07:Rafting

Day 08:Rafting

Day 09:Rafting

Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 11:Departure.

What's Includes

    • Tented Accommodation in campsite.
    • Breakfast, lunch and Dinner during rafting trip.
    • Ground transport.
    • Rafting equipments like high quality self balling rafts, life jackets, helmets, plastic paddles, and dry bag gear.
    • Safety kayak.
    • First aid box
    • Staff (guides, helpers and cooks).
    • Government tax.
    • Food, insurances and accommodation for all staffs and their transportation.

What's not Includes

    • Any type of insurances.
    • Personal nature expenses like bottled water, laundry, personal costume, tips.
    • Bottled water, alcoholic beverages and cold drinks.
    • Personal use things.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival.Meet by our Himalayan Asia representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about program. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu). Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2Drive to Dolalghat. Upon arrival at Dolalghat upload the equipment and take lunch. Guide gives brief about safety. In first day, we encountered with class iv+ “Rotten cave”. On first day, Have breakfast pack up the gear and start rolling down the river. We encounter a big class 4+rapid “Meat grinder". A few meters below here the Tama Koshi River joins the Sun Koshi on the left with a beach on the confluence. There is another beautiful Shiva temple overlooking the two rivers. On second day a few kms below the confluence of the Likhu Khola is a short, class 3+ rapid Pre-Anxiety soon followed by a long class 4 rapid High Anxiety ½ with a large hole on the left halfway down and a series of holes at the bottom. Float a while.
On third day starts with several class 3+ rapids then a quick stop for buying food and maybe beer. Then prepare for a big and interesting one ½Harkapur 2 and 3 the hardest rapid on the river which should be carefully scouted. On forth day, after some kms Harkapur, Dudh Koshi River joins the Sun Koshi from the left. Below here the river widens into an arid area of gravel. You meet some small rapids and will teach you into another aptly named rapid 'Jaws'. Next day, we encountered most of the grade 4+ rapids - you are 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. Next day, Last few days are mainly wave trains if you are interested you can try kayaking where our experts will teach you the basic skills needed to maneuver the boats or learn the Eskimo roll. The last stretch of river which brings you to the last class 4+ Big Dipper is a series of huge standing waves. There is a few kilometer later Big Arun and Tamor rivers joins together to form the Sapta Koshi. Then you float along on the powerful current, the hills dramatically give way to totally flat Terai and the northern plains area.

Day 3RaftingMeal: breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Overnight in camp.

Day 4RaftingMeal: breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Overnight in camp.

Day 5RaftingMeal: breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Overnight in camp.

Day 6RaftingMeal: breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Overnight in camp.

Day 7RaftingMeal: breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Overnight in camp.

Day 8RaftingMeal: breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Overnight in camp.

Day 9RaftingMeal: breakfast,lunch and dinner.
Overnight in camp.

Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu.After taking breakfast, drive towards Kathmandu.
Meal: breakfast,lunch and dinner.

Day 11Departure.After taking breakfast, our representative come in hotel and transfer to airport.

Usefull Info

  • How is Nepal?
    Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of  China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the worlds ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
    Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
    In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.
  • Passport and Visa:
    First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal, if you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.
  • Weather: 
    Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.
    Nepal has four seasons:
    Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
    Summer:  (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
    Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Hindi name Dashain and Tihar. For more detail about Nepal Weather:
  • Currency: 
    The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For more exchange rates, please visit Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Insurance:
    We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, lost of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.
  • Accommodation:
    Himalayan Asia provides you minimum two star hotels or according to your choice and lodge or camping  in rafting route. In camping or lodge, you can found normal bed with pillow and blankets. We always search and give to our client’s standard lodge with good environment which make your trip happy and healthy.
  • Food:
    We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine but during trek we eat from Nepalese menu especially Pasta, Mo Mo , soup items, Dal Bhat, tea, coffee etc. In trekking route, you will take dinner and breakfast in lodge and lunch will be along the way.
  • When is best season for rafting  for Nepal?
    The best time to come is September to May. If you come in Autumn and spring season , then best time for trekking also.
  • Is it suitable rafting for me?
    If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any rafting itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have  walk more days in mountain. All rafting program can see in our website. 
  • Need any special equipment for rafting?
    In another column, you can find what you need to carry. Need to bring warm clothes, comfortable shoes, trousers. Or you can buy in Kathmandu before starting rafting.
  • What do I need for rafting?
    -Day pack (rucksack)
    -Light weight and warm trousers.
    -Socks.
    -Sun hats and gloves.
    -Full- sleeves t shirt.
    -Warm jackets.
    -Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
    -Light weight cotton clothing.
    -Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
    -Knee supports.
    -Sun glasses.
    -Sun cream and lip protector.
    -A one liter hard Water bottle.
    -Batteries
    -Flash light
    -A pair of sandals.

Note

What we provide:

  • Rafting Equipment:
    We provide to our clients high quality rafts, helmets, paddles, wetsuits, life jackets and first aid kits.  
  • Meal:
    Our kitchen staffs are experienced and well trained about hygienic meal. We always give food to our client healthy and hygienically cooked food and other items.
  • Accommodation:
     In city area, we provide best three star hotel (above three star client on request) and in rafting area, we provide tents, mats and sleeping bag.
  • Staff:
    We provide our staff in rafting; all are professional, experienced and government license guide.