We organize a pre-departure meeting the day before to answer questions and meet the team.
We organize a pre-departure meeting the day before to answer questions and meet the team. Morning we take a drive to Dolalghat, the put-in-point of Sun Kosi rafting. The drive is beautiful. In clear weather you will have a magnificent view of the Himalayan Ranges . Upon arrival at Dolalghat we unload the gear – lunch will be served and a full safety briefing will be given by your expedition leader. The first and second days are easy paddling. The big one you will encounter today is a class 4+ rapid “Rotten Cave”. We will choose our beach campsite, where dinner will be served amidst the splendor of the star-filled sky.
Have breakfast pack up the gear and start rolling down the river. Today you will encounter a big class 4+rapid ” Meat grinder”. It is fairly straight run down the center avoiding holes left and right. A few meters below here the Tamba Kosi river joins the Sun Kosi on the left with a beach on the confluence. There is another beautiful Shiva temple overlooking the two rivers. We camp here.
Today a few kms below the confluence of the Likhu Khola is a short, class 3+ rapid ‘Pre-Anxiety’ soon followed by a long class 4 rapid ‘High Anxiety’ with a large hole on the left halfway down and a series of holes at the bottom. Float a while and then camp.
Day 04: This day starts with several class 3+ rapids then a quick stop for buying food and maybe beer. Then prepare for a big and interesting one ‘Harkapur 2 and 3 the hardest rapid on the river which should be carefully scouted. Camp
Some kms below Harkapur, Dudh Kosi river joins the Sun Kosi from the left. Below here the river widens into an arid area of gravel. You meet some small rapids an will teach you into another aptly named rapid ‘Jaws’. Camp
Day 06: Today is a hard day as you will be encounter most of the grade 4+ rapids – you are straight into good exciting rapid “Rhino Rock” which is a grade 4+ followed by “Jungle Corridor” a kilometer of continuous white water. Waterfalls cascade on both sides of the river. One waterfall makes a great spot for a team shower. Camp
Last few days are mainly wave trains if you are interested you can try kayaking where our experts will teach you the basic skills needed to maneuver the boats or learn the Eskimo roll. Camp
The last stretch of river which brings you to the last class 4+ ‘Big Dipper’ is a series of huge standing waves. A few kilometer later Big Arun and Tamur rivers joins together to form the Sapta Kosi. Then you float along on the powerful current , the hills dramatically give way to totally flat Terai and the northern plains of India. This is the end of a classic and memorable river journey. We will finish our trip around 2 pm pack the gear and then drive back to Kathmandu around 4 pm from Chattra. This takes around 13/14 hours.
Optional trips: Drive to Biratnagar and take a flight to Kathmandu or drive to Chitwan National Park or Koshi Tappu for an excellent safari
Trip Fact - 8 days
Best Rafting Season: Autumn & Spring
Grade (Autumn: Oct. to Dec.): III to V
Grade (Spring: Feb. to May.): III to IV
Rafting Days: 8 days
Put in point: Dolalghat
Put out point: Chatara
Number of pax: Minimum 6
Departure date: On the request
Return time to Kathmandu by drive: 14 hours
- Round trip transportation
- River permits
- Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness First Aid
- Professional safety kayakers
- Gear raft support
- International name brand ISO/CE certified rafting equipment including helmets, PFDs, paddles, splash jackets and wetsuits
- Dry bags and pelican boxes to keep your personal items dry and safe on the river
- Variety of fresh, hygienically prepared meals while on the river, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate and treated drinking water
- Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents, simple mattresses and sleeping bags
- Industry standard first aid kits
- Unrelated transportation, accommodation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc…
- Items of a personal nature including swimwear, towel and toiletries
- Personal insurance. we provide insurance for our crew member
- Tips for guides