Sunkoshi river rafting is one of most exciting adventure activity in Nepal. This trip is most challenging rafting spot because of the grade 4 to 5 rapid. Thus, while rafting you will hear the rhythm of water, the stunning view of villages, huge mountains and lush vegetation. The journey of this rafting take 270 km with an unique wilderness experience. Hence, the river rafting of Sunkoshi is a breathtaking and awesome adventure activity that makes unforgettable lifetime.
The rafting trip begins from Dolaghat and end to Chatara. You will drive 3 hour to reach the Dolaghat and back to Kathmandu from Chatara take approx 16 hour from private and local bus. Otherwise you will back Kathmandu from Biratnagar by flight takes 50 mins . Once you reach in Dolaghat , first of all you will provide all the necessity information about rafting .
If you want to join this river rafting in best season then the season is coming near and book it now. The best season is autumn, spring and winter. At that time the volume of water rapid is approx 750 cums. Once in lifetime you will join this trip because of wilderness rapid challenges. And for safety precaution you will provide helmet and life-jacket. A professional guide will provide all necessity equipment techniques skill to the rafter.
So you will not miss this Sun Koshi river rafting trip, because the rapid level start from class 3 and increasing in next level. Any age group of member can participate this rafting trip. A family member, friend, solo traveler can easily participate and enjoy the trip. Nowaday both international and domestic traveler participate and increasing the rafting trip in this destination. Therefore, those who are interesting will book it now and there is limited seat available.
Day 01Kathmandu to Dolalghat.
65 km, 3 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation hotel in Dolaghat
Early morning drive to Balephi (65 Km), Start rafting from Balephi & Raft up to Dolalghat Early in the morning we drive through 65 km route for 3 hours to get to Balephi, our raft put in point. After arriving at Balephi, lunch is served. Prior to rafting all the concerned details are thoroughly briefed out and then equipped with appropriate gear we venture into rafting journey piloted by expert river guide. Paddling along the rhythm of roaring river amid the picturesque landscape, exquisite wilderness and panorama of majestic hills, we head towards Dolalghat. On reaching Dolalghat, we witness terraced fields and traditional Nepali houses perched on the hillsides and slopes. This glorious adventure concludes for the day with camping at a superb site in Dolalghat.
Day 02Rafting to Pucharghat.
3 hours rafting AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tent & Camp lodge in Pucharghat
We continue rafting against thrashing rapids. By the time 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 out into picture. Eventually, after hours of succumbing to unparalled rafting challenges we camp at Pucharghat.
Day 03Rafting to Dhani Ghat.
3 hours rafting AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tent & Camp lodge in Dhani Ghat
As the rafting trip advances further, we get more familiarized with the topology of Sun Kosi river. Besides rendezvous with exhilarating scenic rapids, breathtaking scenery and ethno-cultural heritages are the other attractive prospects that make our journey so very enriching, memorable and satisfying. We also enter the confluence of the Likhu Khola. Finally, we camp at Dhani Ghat.
Day 04Rafting to Harkapur.
3 hours rafting AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tent & Camp lodge in Harkapur
The river trip meets a series of whitewater rapids with various intensities at regular intervals. We encounter amazing boulder-strewn whitewater bonanza! On rafting towards Harkapur, we struggle against class III rapids. The trip gets more challenging and threatening as torrential rapids transforms into V class rapids. Expertise of river guide coupled with extreme precaution and safety measures play key roles at this point. After fun-filled adventurous rafting trip, we camp at Harkapur.
Day 05Rafting to Raighat
3 hours rafting AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tent & Camp lodge in raighat
Rafting past Harkapur has us encounter with IV class rapids as we enter the confluence of the Dudhkoshi River. Amidst the exotic eco-system and natural vistas, the river widens below the Dudhkoshi and flow through a broad valley after mellowing down. In comparison to Sun Kosi, Dudhkoshi is much colder. After having maneuvered through awesome rapids like Rapid Punch, Juddy, High anxiety, Motorcycle, Harkapur 1, Harkapur 2 and Harkapur 3, we eventually reach Raighat where we set a camp.
Day 06 Rest day.
AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
We set aside this day for complete mental and physical rest. After proper rest, we can explore the areas around the campsite. We can even have beauty of nature evidenced in our picturesque snapshots. Viewing the most blissful sight of mesmerizing Mt. Everest is another visual treat sprawled before us.
Day 07Rafting down to Raswaghat.
3 hours rafting AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tent & Camp lodge in Raswaghat
Fighting against rapids like Jaws and Dead Man’s Eddy, we raft past a suspension bridge and a huge eddy. Our heart palpitates with adventure spirit as we paddle ahead for more challenging whitewater rafting. Exotic wilderness and nature remain our witnesses all through this thrilling river trip. Our river guide provides us informative tidbits from time and again. We conclude the trip of the day by lastly camping at Raswaghat.
Day 08Rafting to Riverghat.
3 hours rafting AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tent & Camp lodge in Riverghat
Making our way through wild verdant vegetation, rock-strewn cliff and house-sized boulders, we bounce and splash against the untamed river. Further ahead, we encounter continuous white water with rapids like Rhino Rocks and Jungle Corridor. We will be treated with awesome view of exotic wilderness, pristine hamlets and picturesque landscape. As we near Riverghat, we look out for a suitable campsite.
Day 09Rafting to Ranitar.
3 hours rafting AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tent & Camp lodge in Ranitar
As the untamed river cuts against the rocky banks, crash into rocks and crevices breaking into foaming white water rapids, we position the raft securely abiding the instructions of our river guide. Enjoying the stunning scenery, we white water raft through narrow canyons and furious rapids like Chamereghat and Darsandhungat. After arriving at Ranitar, we put a halt to the trip for the day and camp at a fantastic location.
Day 10Rafting down to Chatara and drive to Biratnagar.
BB Plan-Breakfast Drive to Biratnagar
Departing from Ranitar, we paddle along imperial rapid, big dipper. Soon after discovering enchanting waterfalls and paradisiacal side canyons, we enter Tribeni Ghat, the confluence of river Arun, Tamur and beginning of the Sapta Kosi River. Holding onto the cherishing memories of the trip, we bid farewell to our rafting journey after arriving at Chatara. There is a Barahi temple lying in the vicinity of Chatara. We can visit this temple to pay our homage to lord Vishnu. Thereafter, we drive to Biratnagar.