Wild Waters of Nepal: 8-Day Sunkoshi River Rafting Expedition

Conquer the roaring rapids of the Sunkoshi River, a majestic waterway flowing through the heart of Nepal.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our “Adventure Journey in Sunkoshi River.” Brace yourself for the thrill of white water rafting in Nepal as you conquer the roaring rapids of the Sunkoshi River, often referred to as the “River of Gold.” This 8-day tour includes 5 days of exhilarating rafting on the Sunkoshi River, allowing you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nepal’s countryside while challenging yourself with exciting Class II, III, and IV rapids. From the moment you arrive in Kathmandu until your departure, our expert team will ensure your safety and provide you with an adventure of a lifetime. Get ready to paddle, navigate, and create lifelong memories on this remarkable rafting expedition through the Sunkoshi River.

Sunkoshi River, Rafting in Nepal

Tour Details

Country

Nepal

Price

Locations

Duration

8 Days

Difficulty

Moderate, Challenging

Trip Highlights

  • Navigate the rapids of the Sunkoshi River, ranging from Class II to Class IV
  • Immerse in the natural beauty of Nepal's countryside, from towering cliffs to terraced fields
  • Spend nights camping along the pristine banks of the Sunkoshi River, allowing you to connect with nature and create lasting memories with your fellow adventurers.
Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu! Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our team will warmly greet you and assist with transferring you to your hotel. Once you have settled in, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, providing an opportunity to relax and familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Take this time to unwind and prepare for the exciting journey ahead. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Smooth Level, Rafting in Sunkoshi River, Nepal
Day 2

Dolalghat to Pachuwarghat Rafting

After breakfast, we'll drive from Kathmandu to Dolalghat (approx. 3 hours), where our rafting adventure begins. Our experienced guide will provide safety instructions and equipment details. Get ready for an exhilarating day on the Sunkoshi River, starting with smooth rapids at the confluence of the Bhotekoshi and Indrawati rivers. As the day progresses, we'll conquer thrilling Class III rapids and set up camp at Pachuwarghat.

Rafting: approx. 4 hours

Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Camping by Sunkoshi river bank, Nepal
Day 3

Pachuwarghat to Chainpur Rafting

We'll continue our rafting adventure from Pachuwarghat to Chainpur, encountering exciting Class II and Class III rapids along the way. As we paddle downstream, we'll witness the beauty of the Nepali countryside, pass by the Hindu Holy temple Kusheshwor, and catch a glimpse of the BP Highway and traditional Majheee Gaun - Fisher’s village. After reaching Chainpur, we'll set up camp at the riverbank and enjoy a well-deserved dinner.

Rafting: approx. 5-6 hours

Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kayak Rescue Team, Harkarpur Class V Rapids
Day 4

Chainpur to Jhagre Rafting

Today presents a more challenging section of the Sunkoshi River as we paddle from Chainpur to Jhagre. The water volume increases, and we'll face rapids such as Meat Grinder (Class IV), Punch (Class IV), Judy (Class III), Pre-anxiety (Class III), and Anxiety (Class IV). Despite the thrilling rapids, we'll find time to relax and set up camp in Jhagre.

Rafting: approx. 5-6 hours

Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sunkoshi River Rafting, Harkarpur Class V Rapids
Day 5

Jhagre to Raighat Rafting

After breakfast, we'll start our rafting adventure for the day. As we paddle, we'll encounter the Dudha Koshi River joining the Sun Koshi River. Soon, we'll face the famous Harkapur I & II rapids, rated Class V. Continuing our journey, we'll navigate the confluence of the Dudh Koshi and Sunkoshi rivers, a seasonal route accessible during rafting season only. We'll then reach Raighat, where we'll conclude the day's rafting, set up camp on the beautiful beach, and enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Rafting: approx. 6 hours

Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hit by the rapids, Rafting in Sunkoshi River, Nepal
Day 6

Raighat to Rasuwaghat Rafting

After breakfast, we'll raft towards our final destination, Rasuwaghat, located in the eastern region of Nepal. Today's rafting track promises thrilling rapids, including the Class IV Jawas Rapid and the infamous "Dead Man Eddy." The highlight of the day is the Rhino Rock rapid, a Class IV rapid that resembles a charging rhinoceros. Depending on the river's water level, this rapid guarantees an exciting and memorable experience. Our expert rafting guide will lead us through this adventure. We'll conclude our rafting journey at Rashuwaghat, where we'll set up camp on the beach of the Sunkoshi River, enjoy dinner, and spend the night in Rasuwaghat.

Rafting: approx. 6 hours

Tented Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kathmandu, People in Nepal
Day 7

Rasuwaghat to Biratnagar - Fly to Kathmandu

After the breakfast, drive to the nearby Biratnagar Airport (approx. 2-hour drive), followed by a flight back to Kathmandu. Our team will transfer you to your hotel, allowing you to relax and enjoy the remaining time in Kathmandu.
N/A Breakfast
Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 8

Departure from Kathmandu

After breakfast, check out and get ready to depart for Kathmandu International Airport for your onward journey back home or to your next destination.
N/A Breakfast

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Wild Waters of Nepal: 8-Day Sunkoshi River Rafting Expedition

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8 Days

Includes

  • White–water river experienced English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Refill drinking water during tour.
  • All permits & entrance fee where required in the itinerary.
  • 2 nights accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast in Kathmandu, 5 nights in tented camp (two–man tents)
  • Rafting gears, quality rafting and kayaking equipment.
  • First aid & swift water rescue professional certified safety kayakers.
  • Shelters, simple mattress, sleeping bags, toilet tents.
  • Domestic flight tickets Biratnagar - Kathmandu (economy class)

Excludes

  • International flights.
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information

Season

Grading

Water Volume

September – December

5

Approx.475 cumecs

January – May

5–

Approx.100 cumecs

June – August

Not runnable

Approx. 1200 cumecs

  • Off-season: Moonsoon / Jun-Aug (not runnable due to safety)
  • Varied Prices Based on Group Size
  • There is surcharge for travelling on Lunar New Year, Christmas, regional New Year and other public holidays throughout the region please check with your consultant for date confirmation.
    Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.
  • Singles Joining – If you are joining a trip as a solo traveler please add the single supplement to the trip price. If you are willing to share a room please let us know and we will do our best to find someone for you to share with, we will inform you before finalizing the final payment of the trip.
  • Although it is our intention to operate the itinerary as detailed in the proposal, we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes made as a result of climatic conditions, alterations to flight schedules or other operational factors.

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