Sunkoshi River Tour Rafting

10 Days

Sunkoshi River Rafting is the golden opportunity on the Sunkoshi River which is also known as the “River of Gold” would be perfect for adventurous experience. It is rated as one of the top ten classic river journey and listed as must do rafting while in Nepal having the naturally progressive raj rids one can view the beautiful Mahabharat Range, collecting tributaries from the highest Mountains in the world, ranging across eastern Nepal. This river has the distance of approximately 260 km with water volume about 400 cumecs. It may take around 8 days to cover the total distance which is normally started from Dolalghat. Having the naturally progressive rajrids, till you reach at Harkapur, The river standard gets harder where you can have an opportunity to practice your skill on water. Visitors would be definitely happy to feel on the knowledge. Upgraded on taking bigger and challenging rajrids by the time trip. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition  Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organise this Sunkoshi River Rafting.

<p>Rafting starting point and short rafting camp in Tarang Gaon. A pre-departure meeting to answer any questions, arrange timings for the departure and meet the team over a glass of rum (or two) is held the night before.</p>

<p>Tarang Gaon to Dumja village rafting approx.</p><p></p><p>4hours.  The gathered villagers shall cheer as drift away slowly gathering momentum, slowly leaving behind the Langtang ranges. Sunkoshi River is considered as a Holy river by the Nepalese Hindus, the river flows into the Holy Ganges in India, soon we hit the very technical rapid called Khuei Bhai rapid, strewn with rooks and boulders, hence, considerable care is need. Camp for the night near the Mahadev temple, reputed to be the first Shiva temple in Nepal.</p><p></p>

<p>Dumja village - Khunkot  rafting approx.</p><p></p><p>6hours WET AND WILD.immediately hitting the rapids passing enroute the fishing village of Kodaris' and the Chamera Bhir were you see hundreds of bats screaming and clinging to the walls of the cliffs, some good fun filled rapids takes up to Khunkot where over night at camp.</p>

<p>Khurkot to Likhu Khola rafting approx. 5hours Habitations dwindle, few 'Rai villages' enroute, exciting rapids in the afternoon with good photo prospects</p><p></p>

<p>Likhu Khola to Harkapur village rafting approx.</p><p></p><p>6hours pass through deep gorges punctuated with exciting rapids unfolding pleasant floats in the afternoon troops of  Langur and Rhesus monkeys can be seen romping the riverbanks.</p>

<p>Harkapur village to Rai Ghat rafting approx.</p><p></p><p>6hours one of the most exciting and challenging days of the expedition encountering some very demanding rapids where you witness the skills of rafting guides, and pass through 'Bridge rapids' and 'Krishna rapids' stopping to carefully plan our strategy through the next rapids. Mr. Mangal Gurung was the first rafter to successfully take rafts in 1979 and he has the distinction of being the 1st Nepali to raft the Sunkoshi River Rafting, it was a no mean success, hence, the rapid is named after him 'MANGAL RAPID'. Floating past the confluence of the Dudh Koshi, hit the last rapid for the day, 'Roller Coaster' a hair rising rapid.</p>

<p>Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat rafting approx.</p><p></p><p>6hrs. hold tight, the ride is not over past the point of Sap Su Khola is a rapid with the greatest drop Huge 'Holes', 'Eddies' and churning 'stopper waves' demands team work and hard paddle.</p>

<p>Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat rafting aprox.</p><p></p><p>6hrs. The rapids again, busy all morning earnestly thanking for the lunch break, emerging from the Mardheku gorge the river spreads wide, less agitated after its confinement between steep cliffs and gorges.</p>

<p>Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra rafting aprox.</p><p></p><p>6hrs. The whole stretch is a mixture of fun filled rapids and calm undulating floats are somewhat relived, yet sad that the trip is coming to an end, all good things ultimately does.</p>

<p>Short rafting reaches out points after lunch drive to Chatara- Kathmandu by night bus 10hrs. or drive to Biratnagar and take back to by flight 30minutes Kathmandu</p><p></p><p>After a while we join the turbid waters of the Arun Koshi encountering our last rapids to the junction of the Tamur Koshi. The river changes its course from west -east to northeast through beautiful gorge floating to the white temple of Barahchhatra set upon the east bank. This is a Hindu temple dedicated to 12 different Hindu Gods and Goddesses; we stop to pay a visit. Suddenly we break through the Mahabharat and Rapcha ranges and spreading before us is a completely flat horizon, slowly we drift to Chatara. After Chatara we drive to Koshi Tappu or Chitwan National Park for an excellent Safari or drive back to Kathmandu or drive to Biratnagar for your fly back to Kathmandu. Note: Rafting itinerary can be changed as per different situation.</p>

Cost Include

  • Airport and hotel transfer.
  • Hotel room accommodation in Kathmandu (BB).
  • All land transportation.
  • All necessary paper works and permits.
  • Sightseeing, temples entry fee.
  • English speaking trekking guide.
  • All expenses of guide and porters.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • All applicable taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare ticket.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Travel insurance and rescue.
  • Extra night hotel accommodation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses like bar, phone, laundry, mineral water etc.
  • Tips and gifts.

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