Sunkoshi River Rafting

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromContact Us
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • TransportationNA
  • DestinationNepal
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About Trip

Sunkoshi’s naturally set flow that progressively changes from general standard to harder as it descends makes it a preferred rafting river. This facilitates adequate time to practice skills on easy water before hitting the more interesting, bigger and continuous rapids down the river. The Sunkoshi River originates near Tibet and is joined by the Bhoti Koshi just downstream from Barbesi. Most rafting trips start at Dolaghat and follow the eastward flows eastwards through the great valley between MahabharatLekh range and the Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Early morning drive to Balephi (65 Km), start from Balephi and raft up toDolalghat
  • Day 02:-5 Days Raft from Dolalghat to Pucharghat.
  • Day 06:Raft from Pucharghat to DhaniGhat.
  • Day 07:Raft from DhaniGhat to Harkapur.
  • Day 08:Raft from Harkapur to Raighat.
  • Day 09:Rest day.
  • Day 10:Raft from Raighat to Raswaghat.
  • Day 11:Raft from Raswaghat to Riverghat.
  • Day 12:Raft from Riverghat to Ranitar.
  • Day 13:Chatara, Pick up and Drive to Biratnagar

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Early morning drive to Balephi (65 Km), start from Balephi and raft up toDolalghatEarly in the morning you drive along a 65 km route for 3 hours to get to Balephi, our raft put in point. After arriving at Balephi, lunch is served. Before starting getting on the raft, all the mandatory details are thoroughly briefed out. Our expert river guide knows the terrain very well and explains you on the use of appropriate gear. Paddling along the rhythm of river amid picturesque landscape, exquisite wilderness and panorama of majestic hills, you head towards Dolalghat. After reaching Dolalghat, you 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 02-5 Days Raft from Dolalghat to Pucharghat. You 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 into picture. Eventually, after hours of succumbing to unparallel rafting challenges you camp at Pucharghat.
  • Day 06Raft from Pucharghat to DhaniGhat. As the rafting trip advances further, you get more familiarized with the topology of the Sunkoshiriver. Besides rendezvous with exhilarating scenic rapids, breathtaking scenery and ethno-cultural heritages are the other attractive aspects that make the journey interesting, memorable and satisfying. You also enter the confluence of the LikhuKhola. Finally, you camp at DhaniGhat.
  • Day 07Raft from DhaniGhat to Harkapur. The river trip meets a series of whitewater rapids with various intensities at regular intervals. You encounter an amazing boulder-strewn whitewater bonanza! While rafting towards Harkapur, you struggle against class III rapids. The trip gets more challenging and threatening as torrential rapids transforms into V class rapids. The expertise of the river guide coupled with extreme precaution and safety measures play key roles at this point. After a fun-filled adventurous rafting trip, you camp at Harkapur.
  • Day 08Raft from Harkapur to Raighat. You encounter IV class rapids while rafting past Harkapur, as you enter the confluence of the Dudhkoshi River. Amidst the exotic eco-system and natural vistas, the river widens below the Dudhkoshi and flows through a broad valley after mellowing down. In comparison to Sunkoshi, Dudhkoshi is much colder. After having maneuvered through awesome rapids like Rapid Punch, Juddy, High anxiety, Motorcycle, Harkapur 1, Harkapur 2 and Harkapur 3, you eventually reach Raighat where you set up camp.
  • Day 09Rest day. You set aside this day for complete mental and physical rest. After proper rest, you can explore the areas around the campsite. Capturing nature’s beauty in a snapshot would make this picturesque scene a memory to remember. Viewing the most blissful sight of the mesmerizing Mt. Everest is another visual treat sprawled before you.
  • Day 10Raft from Raighat to Raswaghat. Fighting against rapids like Jaws and Dead Man’s Eddy, you raft past a suspension bridge and a huge eddy. Your heart palpitates with the adventure spirit as you paddle ahead for more challenging whitewater rafting. Exotic wilderness and nature become your witnesses all through this thrilling river trip. Your river guide provides you informative tidbits from time to time. You conclude the trip of the day by finally camping at Raswaghat.
  • Day 11Raft from Raswaghat to Riverghat. Making your way through wild verdant vegetation, rock-strewn cliffs and house-sized boulders, you bounce and splash against the untamed river. Further ahead, you encounter continuous white water with rapids like Rhino Rocks and Jungle Corridor. You will be treated with awesome views of exotic wilderness, pristine hamlets and picturesque landscapes. As you reach Riverghat, you look out for a suitable campsite.
  • Day 12Raft from Riverghat to Ranitar. As the untamed river cuts against the rocky banks and crashes into rocks and crevices breaking into foaming white water rapids, you position the raft securely abiding the instructions of your river guide. Enjoying the stunning scenery, you white water raft through narrow canyons and furious rapids like Chamereghat and Darsandhungat. After arriving at Ranitar, you put a halt to the trip for the day and camp at a fantastic location.
  • Day 13Chatara, Pick up and Drive to BiratnagarDeparting from Ranitar, you paddle along imperial rapid, Big dipper. Soon after discovering enchanting waterfalls and paradisiacal side canyons, you enter TribeniGhat, the confluence of the river Arun, Tamur and beginning of the SaptaKosi River. Holding onto the cherishing memories of the trip, you bid farewell to your rafting journey after arriving at Chatara. There is a Barahi temple lying in the vicinity of Chatara. You can visit this temple to pay your homage to Lord Vishnu. Thereafter, you drive to Biratnagar.

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