Nepal contains has limitless adventurous sports to adrenaline junkies, among them Rafting is also one of it. Rafting can be done from September to December and March to June because during the rainy season rafting will be difficult. There are many rafting rivers in Nepal like in Trishuli, Kali Gandaki, Bhote Khosi, set river, etc. This all rafting can be done in the short days but Sunkoshi river rafting is the longest day trip river in Nepal. It can be done in 9 to 10 days.
Sunkoshi (River of Gold) rafting provides a safe and enjoyable rafting experience that takes us through many villages and the dense forest. We start our raft from Dolalghat and end at the Chatara. Looking at various types of flora and fauna we complete our Sunkoshi rafting. People of Sunkoshi mainly do fishing that provides us with the opportunity to participate in local activities.
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14 days this trip leads to 10day long rafting adventure that passes through the dense forest which homes some of the most beautiful birds like kingfisher and wild peacock.
Sunkoshi is the River of Gold.
Best season is September to November, April to June
The forested canyons and gorges are full of Class III-IV rapids and the final stretch takes you through a dense jungle with chattering monkeys to keep you company.
Rated as one of the top ten river rafting adventures in the world by National Geographic
Why this Trip
If you are seeking for a long river rafting experience with a wide variation in scenery and villages along the way, then the “river of gold” is a superb choice.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
High above from the sky, you will land in the city of art. One of our representatives will escort you to our office first for a briefing of the itinerary. Right after that, you will check-in at the hotel for refreshment. In the evening we meet for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant with a cultural performance of Newari community. Overnight in Kathmandu;
As for sightseeing day, we visit one of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site: Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Hanumandhoka Durbar Square first. And then continue our tour according to your preferences. During the tour, we can shop in Thamel for things you might need while rafting. Overnight in Kathmandu;
After breakfast, we drive to Dolalghat which takes about 3 hrs. After reaching Dolalghat, we start rafting in Sunkhosi River. After rafting for awhile we reach Tarang Gaon where we set our camps and spend overnight.
Crossing the Dumja Village after breakfast we move to Khunkot. We pass through the fishing village of Kodaris and Chamerabhir where we can see many bats. Today's rafting will be rather long that will last up to 6 hrs before we reach Khunkot.
After breakfast, we leave and raft towards the Likhu Khola. Passing through the few poor Rai Villages we head towards the Likhu Khola. It takes 5 hours of continuous rafting on exciting rapids before we reach. Overnight in camp;
Like every morning we take breakfast and move ahead towards the destination. Passing through the deep gorges and encountering the Langur (Rhesus monkey) on the side of the river we reach Harkarpur after 6 hours. Overnight Camping at Harkarpur.
After breakfast, we embark on the most challenging and equally exciting rafting of this trip. During this day, we pass through the ‘Bridge Krishna Rapids' stopping to carefully plan our strategy through the next rapids. Mr Mangal Gurung was the first rafter to successfully take rafts in 1979 in Sunkoshi hence, the rapid is named after him 'MANGAL RAPID'. Floating past the confluence of the Dudh Koshi, we hit the last rapid for the day, 'Roller Coaster' a hair rising rapid class.
After breakfast, we leave Rai Ghat and move towards our destination. We cross many rapids i.e. ‘holes ‘, ‘eddies’ and ‘stopper waves’ to reach Bander Ghat. It takes 6 hours to get there. Overnight at Camp.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Sun Koshi Rafting can be done all year around excluding monsoon season. March, April, September, October are the best time to do rafting in Sun Koshi although in winter water will be cold so it will be hard to raft.
First of all make sure that you can swim which will help for you in case of emergency. If you cannot swim then we will provide you a safety measure. If anything happen with you doing the rafting please inform your tour guide so that we can take you hospital as soon as possible.
If you need extra day to complete, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.