Introduction to Sunkoshi River Rafting
Sunkoshi River Rafting is the longest day rafting in Nepal. If you are looking for a 9-10 day-long exciting and adventurous trip then this is the one for you. There are not many rivers where you can spend 10 days rafting the same river. Sunkoshi River Rafting offers a world-class rafting experience covering a distance of 270 kilometers through the Himalayas with 3-5 grade rapids.
Sunkoshi is one of the top 10 places to raft in the world on the list of National Geographic and Lonely Planet. The Sunkoshi River Rafting has a lot of flat sections, but it also has some great rapids spread throughout its journey which makes this trip an amazing trip. The journey starts in the center of Nepal and reaches the border of India in the southeast. The commercial journey of this trip starts from Dolalghat, a place near the confluence of Bhotekoshi and Indrawati.
Encounter many animals during the trip
During the Sunkoshi River Rafting trip, various species of birds, monkeys, deer, and leopards can be seen, and there are also crocodiles in the river, which are mainly fish-eating creatures. The views during the Sunkoshi River rafting are beautiful and the journey is relaxing with mountain views to admire.
To make the journey even more enjoyable, you can spend a night in Dhulikhel. In Dhulikhel enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayas and the next sunrise before heading out to the river. In this 10-day journey, you come in close contact with Nepal’s natural beauty, local people, and culture.
You can easily reach the rafting place in 3 hours by drive from Kathmandu. Some rafting gear such as helmets and life jackets as well as other safety equipment will be provided at the rafting spot. Before you start rafting, the guide will give you a short briefing about some techniques of rafting. After a few practice sessions, you will enjoy real river rapids.
Best season for rafting in Nepal
Generally, September to early December and March to June is the best time for Sunkoshi River Rafting in Nepal. However, you can do it at any time of the year according to your vacation. These 10 days of river rafting will surely be the main highlight of your trip to Nepal which will be remembered forever and ever. Check out our given itinerary which especially covers all aspects. Let us know if it is not suitable for you, we will tailor it to your requirement.
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Drive from Kathmandu to Dolalghat (56km) and start rafting to Tarang Gaon.
Raft Tarang Gaon to Dumja – 4 hours raft.
Raft Dumja to Khurkot – 5 hours raft
Raft Khurkot to Likhu Khola – 4 hours raft.
Raft Likhu Khola to Harkapur village – 6 hours raft.
Raft Harkapur village to Rai Ghat – 5 hours raft.
Raft Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat – 6 hours raft.
Raft Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat – 5 hours raft.
Raft Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra – 6 hours raft.
Raft from Barahchhatra to Chatara then drive back to Kathmandu.
Frequently asked questions about this trip
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