Overview

The Sun Koshi River is one of the longest in Nepal. This multiday rafting adventure is the adventure of a lifetime. Because the mountains are much bigger in Nepal, so too are the rivers. You will be surprised how far these rapids take us in 10 days. During the 10 days on the raft, experience class 3-5 rapids.  The class 5 rapids will certainly get your adrenaline pumping, but there is no knowledge of rafting that is necessary to experience this wonderful excursion. All you need is a spirit of adventure and a desire to have some fun!

Sometimes referred to as the Gold River, the Sun Koshi originates from Tibet’s Zhangzangbo Glacier. When the river reaches Dolalghat, it heads south and eastward, eventually joining other rivers to cross the Mahabharat range and before finally arriving at the Gangetic Plains.

This marathon of an adventure spans from near the northern border of Nepal all the way to the south – the Terai region. We embark on our journey in Dolalghat, northeast of Kathmandu, after a scenic drive on the highway that connects Kathmandu to Tibet. The river plummets down the tallest mountains in the world before reaching Dolalghat. We hop in the raft and start our float.

The river carves through dense jungle-like forests and passes villages surrounded by terraced hillsides. We raft about 5 of 6 hours each day before setting up our camp on the banks of the Sun Koshi. Relax around the campfire and taste the delicious homemade meals from our chef. Let the sound of the water and wind chill you out, and enjoy these precious moments. Sleeping in a tent near the foot of the Himalayas is an awesome experience.

For 9 nights, sleep under the light of the moon and make some unforgettable memories with us. The excitement of sleeping somewhere new each night is awesome!

Our guides are experienced and know the river well. They will provide you with everything you need to have a safe and comfortable float.

The final day, we raft for two to three hours to Chatara, where our ride aways us. Then, we drive back to Kathmandu. Do note that there are numerous ways to extend this adventure. Combine our rafting trip with paragliding, bungee jumping, jungle safari, and/or a trek. Let us know your interests and we will manage the perfect combination package for you!

Sun Koshi River Rafting can be experienced by adventurers of all ages. River rafting requires no previous experience, just a desire to have some fun. Rafting can be done all throughout the year. Even during monsoon season, the rains bring even more thrilling rapids. Breeze Adventure arranges the rafting excursion with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dolalghat (3 hours driving) and raft to Tarang Gaon.
  • Day 03: Tarang Gaon to Dumja. Rafting 4 hours.
  • Day 04: Dumja to Khurkot. Rafting 5-6 hours.
  • Day 05: Khurkot to Likhu Khola. Rafting 5 hours.
  • Day 06: Likhu Khola to Harkapur. Rafting 6 hours.
  • Day 07: Harkapur to Rai Ghat. Rafting 6 hours.
  • Day 08: Raighat to Bander Ghat. Rafting 5-6 hours.
  • Day 09: Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat. Rafting 5-6 hours.
  • Day 10: Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra. Rafting 6 hours.
  • Day 11: Barahchhatra to Chatara. Rafting 2-3 hours, drive to Kathmandu.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dolalghat (3 hours driving) and raft to Tarang Gaon.
    • Tarang Gaon
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
  • Day 03: Tarang Gaon to Dumja. Rafting 4 hours.
    • Dumja
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Capm
  • Day 04: Dumja to Khurkot. Rafting 5-6 hours.
    • Khurkot
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
  • Day 05: Khurkot to Likhu Khola. Rafting 5 hours.
    • Likhu Khola
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
  • Day 06: Likhu Khola to Harkapur. Rafting 6 hours.
    • Harkapur
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
  • Day 07: Harkapur to Rai Ghat. Rafting 6 hours.
    • Rai Ghat
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
  • Day 08: Raighat to Bander Ghat. Rafting 5-6 hours.
    • Bander Ghat
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
  • Day 09: Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat. Rafting 5-6 hours.
    • Bonjur Ghat
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
  • Day 10: Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra. Rafting 6 hours.
    • Barachhatara
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
  • Day 11: Barahchhatra to Chatara. Rafting 2-3 hours, drive to Kathmandu.
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
    • 1400m

Cost Details

Cost Includes

All ground transportation.

Tent Camp & supplies (kitchen, toilet, sleeping bag, etc.).

Government-authorized experienced guide.

Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for the guide.

Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the excursion.

All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)

Rafting equipment (rafts, life jackets, wetsuit during winter, safety equipment, etc.)

Safety Kayak

River Permit

First Aid Kit

Maps

Service charge and government taxes

Cost Excludes:

International airfare

Meals in Kathmandu

Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.

Tips for guide and porter

Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary

Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

Personal Insurance