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Sunkoshi Rafting

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Sunkoshi Rafting Overview

Sunkoshi River Rafting is one of the longest river trips descending 270km through Mahabharata Lekh Mountain and is the most fascinating among the White Water Rivers of Nepal.The Sunkoshi River in Nepal is a popular destination for rafting and kayaking enthusiasts. It is known for its challenging rapids and stunning scenery, including lush forests, waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. The rafting trip typically starts from Dolalghat and ends in Chatara. Sunkoshi rafting is full of surprises having its own moods–serene, calm and relaxing one minute, and wild and extreme the next. The Sunkoshi River is also popular for Kayaking.

The rapid of the river always keeps changing as it passes through the hills, plains, gorges, and canyons offering thrilling adventure. Sunkoshi rafting is full of peaceful surroundings, beautiful picturesque scenery, open valley, sandy beaches, rich culture, and challenging rapids flow. Our journey begins from Dolalghat and ends in Chatara. The distance covered in rafting will be around 272 km. You will see various forests in the way and experience one of the exciting rapids. Sunkoshi Rafting takes you to various places with varying landscapes as you meander through the exhilarating whitewater rapids. The journey is a challenging one, for you raft through gorges and in between huge boulders. So, Sunkoshi Rafting will give you one of a kind rafting experience.

We at Amble Himalaya want our customer to be satisfied to the fullest, hence offering excellent services throughout the trip. We have an expert river guide that ensures safety in the unpredictable waters. So, just trust us and pack your bags to join us in this extraordinary adventure.

Trip Highlights

  • Challenging rapids: The river offers a mix of fast-flowing rapids, technical drops, and calm sections, making it a thrilling adventure for experienced rafters.
  • Stunning scenery: Rafters can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, including lush forests, waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains.
  • Wildlife spotting: Along the way, rafters may have the chance to spot various wildlife, including monkeys, eagles, and even rare species like the one-horned rhinoceros.
  • Cultural encounters: Rafters may also have the opportunity to interact with local communities and experience the rich culture and traditions of Nepal.
  • Camping on sandbars: Some trips may include camping on sandbars along the river, offering a unique opportunity to sleep under the stars in a peaceful and remote setting.
  • Delicious food: Rafters will be served with delicious local food, providing a taste of Nepalese cuisine and culture.

Short Itinerary

Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Dolalghat

Day 02 Khalte Chayenpur to Likhu Khola

Day 03 Likhu Khola to Harkapur

Day 04 Harkapur to Rasuwa Ghat

Day 05 Rasuwa Ghat to Jungle Corridor

Day 06 Jungle Corridor to Big Dipper

Day 07 Big Dipper to Tribeni Dovan

Day 08 Tribeni Dovan to Chatara

Day 09 Drive from Chatara to Kathmandu

Sunkoshi Rafting Trip Itinerary

On the first day of the Sunkoshi rafting trip in Nepal, you will travel from Kathmandu to Dolalghat, which is the starting point of the rafting journey. The journey from Kathmandu to Dolalghat takes around 3-4 hours by bus and passes through scenic hills and traditional villages. Upon arrival at Dolalghat, you will meet the rest of your rafting team and receive a brief orientation and safety talk.From Dolalghat, your rafting begins after a basic training and practice session. Playing with the waves of the roaring river, you reach Khalte Chayenpur where you will be camping for the night.

On the second day of the Sunkoshi rafting trip in Nepal, you will start rafting from Khalte Chayenpur to Likhu Khola. This section of the river is relatively calm, allowing you to become comfortable with the rafting equipment and techniques before the more challenging rapids ahead. During the rafting journey, you will have the opportunity to admire the stunning scenery along the river, including lush forests, rolling hills, and traditional villages. After several hours of rafting, you will reach Likhu Khola, where you will set up camp for the night.

Your journey begins from Likhu khola and you will reach you to harkapur in your 3rd day of rafting. The rapids get more challenging as we raft towards Harkapur from Likhu Khola. As you navigate the rapids, you will also have the chance to spot various wildlife along the river, including monkeys, eagles, and other birds.You would need to be extra careful for you might come across boulders as the whitewater rapids turn torrential which is equally exciting for you. Following the expertise of the river guides, you reach Harkapur thrilled and safe. Overnight in a camp

Rafting through the rapids, you enter the Dudh Koshi River confluence. As the river widens below Dudh Koshi River, you notice that the water is much colder than that of Sunkoshi. This section of the river offers a mix of calm stretches and exciting rapids, providing a balance of relaxation and adventure.Enjoying the exotic countryside landscape, you reach Rasuwa Ghat to camp for the night. Overnight in a camp

On the fifth day of the Sunkoshi rafting trip in Nepal, you will continue rafting from Rasuwa Ghat to the Jungle Corridor. This section of the river offers a unique experience as you raft through a dense jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation and wildlife. You may also have the opportunity to swim and relax in the calm sections of the river. Working your way through huge boulders and splashes of the river, you continue rafting on the white water rapids to reach Jungle Corridor. Overnight in a camp

Starting slow, the rapids get bigger and longer as you head to Big Dipper. Big dipper, as the name suggests, is one of the highest currents you will be facing in the whole rafting experience. This section of the river features some of the most challenging rapids of the trip, providing an adrenaline-filled experience for experienced rafters.Enjoy rafting through narrow canyons and furious rapids, and the water splashing your face. Overnight in a camp

Today, you will get to have a natural shower under the waterfalls whilst rafting on exhilarating rapids. The landscape starts changing as you raft through the gorge. You will camp near a waterfall and relax for the day

It is the last day of your rafting. The last major rapid you cross today is quite challenging and needs cautious monitoring, so make sure you follow the instructions of your river guide strictly. After that, the river flattens and you float to reach the confluence of Arun, Tamor, and Sunkoshi rivers in Chatara. Overnight in a camp at chatara.

In the morning, you visit Baraha Chhatra, a sacred pilgrimage site for the Hindus of the region. You then drive back to Kathmandu, leaving Chatara and Sunkoshi River behind, with fond memories of the adventure.

Sunkoshi Rafting Price & Dates

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    Sunkoshi Rafting Trip Included

    • Transportation to and from the starting point
    • Rafting equipment, including life jackets, helmets, paddles, and tents
    • Meals and camping equipment during the rafting trip
    • Local guides and support staff

    Sunkoshi Rafting Trip Excluded

    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, alcohol, and snacks
    • Tips for guides and support staff
    • Emergency evacuation costs
    • Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes section

    Sunkoshi Rafting FAQ's

    Rafting equipment, including life jackets, helmets, paddles, and tents, are typically provided by the rafting company. Some rafting companies may also provide sleeping bags and other camping equipment.

    The best time for Sunkoshi rafting is from September to November and from March to June, when the water levels are high and the weather is relatively warm.

    Rafting is an adventure sport, so it has its risks, but we take various majors to mitigate those risks for you to enjoy the adrenaline rush without the fear of being injured. We brief you about the dos and don'ts before you start rafting. We provide you with a life jacket and helmet to avoid serious injuries. Our team members are on their toe to rescue you in case you fall or get seriously injured. There is no fun without a little uncertainty.

    Yes, absolutely. We have previously catered to non-swimmers, and we encourage people who want to overcome their fear of water to take part in one of our rafting sessions and come out stronger than ever.

    All of our river guides have undergone training and are certified under the provisions of Government of Nepal. They are highly experienced, and they know the river.

    We do not run our rafting packages in contaminated water. While the color might look muddy, depending on the season, the fast-flowing river cleans itself; hence you needn't worry about getting allergies and falling sick.

    You needn't have any specific skill to partake in rafting. A short training is given at location before each rafting session. You just need to pay attention and follow the rules.

    You just need basic fitness to be able to raft. However, you need to be prepared to propel, steer, and recover your raft, so you might need some physical strength.

    There are a maximum of 7-8 people in a raft to avoid crowding and to maintain balance of the raft.

    Pack light. Wear comfortable clothes for rafting. Bring a pair of slippers and a set of clothes to change after the water adventure.

    We have a professional photographer to document the thrilling adventure through pictures and videos. You can purchase the photo later in the day. But, it is up to you if you want to bring your own camera. The company will not be liable to any damage.

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