Sunkoshi River Rafting
The first couple of days on the river fairly relaxed with class II and small class III rapids just to warm you up.This is an ideal time to get some cohesion as a group and the river guides take this opportunity to get the teams to work with exquisite precision for what is to come!.On the third day, the rapids become more powerful and frequent with high water trips.Many lower sections of large volume rivers are usually rather flat, not the Sun Koshi,some of its biggest and best rapids are saved for the last days. A trip on this fantastic river it is a combination of powerful whitewater, stunning scenery, villages and truly quiet and introspective evenings along what many people consider to be one of the world’s ten classic river journeys.
Starting Point:- Dolalghat
Ending Point:- Chatara(Dharan)
River Days:- 9 days
River Distance:- 275 km Approximately
River difficulty:- 5 to 5-
Best season: – Round of Year
Group size: Minimum 4 Pax
Departure:- Upon request
Day 01: Early morning scenic drive of around 2 hours to Dholalghat / good views of the Himalayan ranges / at Dholalghat unload gear- have lunch / rafting leader will give a full safety briefing / start rafting hit the first major rapid Kuhirebhir,class 4 / straight run down the center and camp at Khalte Chayanpur.
Day 02: This day starts with several classes 2+ to 4 / it’s a fairly straight run down the center avoiding holes left and right. / the Tama Koshi river joins the Sunkoshi from the left / pass some interesting villages / camp at Tamakoshi Dovan.
Day 03: Today start with several classes 2+ and 3 rapids / a few kms below the confluence of the Likhu Khola is a short class 3 rapid / this is followed by a long class 4 rapid with a large hole on the left halfway down and a series of holes at the bottom / float a while / camp at Khurkot.
Day 04: Start with several classes 4+ and 5 rapids / before the hardest and most interesting ones Harkapur 2 and 3 / this rapid needs to be carefully scouted for any changes in water flow / rated as in the top ten of rapids in the world / camp at Harkapur.
Day 05: Some km below Harkpur, Dudhkoshi River joins in the Sunkoshi from the left. Below here, the river valley widens into an arid area of the gravel and rocks. You will meet exciting rapids followed by Jaws quite a long rapid with a large rock on the bottom right that forms a huge hole at certain levels. We camp out after jaws Rasuwa ghat.
Day 06: Busy day / mostly 4+ rapids / straight into rapid “Rhino Rock “grade 4+ / followed by the “Jungle Corridor” / one kilometer of continuous white water, at the end of these rapids a series of water falls cascade in from both banks / this is great place for a wash, massage and recuperation / camp at end of Jungle Corridor.
Day 07: Pretty relaxing day as most of the river is flat water / a good day for practicing white water skills / camp at Ranitar.
Day 08: The last day of the expedition includes the last major rapid class 4+ “Big Dipper a series of huge standing waves / an exciting climax to a wonderful trip / a few kms further the mighty Arun river enters from a gorge on the left / almost immediately afterwards the Tamor River also adds its water and the combined river becomes the Sapta Koshi (Seven rivers) / float along on the powerful current rounding a corner, a new suspension bridge swoops high over the river and the hill dramatically gives way to totally flat Terai and the northern plains of India / a truly fitting end to a classic and memorable river journey / pack the gear and then back to Kathmandu.
(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)