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Rafting Sun Koshi River

Sun Koshi River

8-9 day River of Gold Expedition

 Accessibility and Location

The new put-in point Dholalghat or Dumja for the Sun Kosi River is about 3 hours drive east from Kathmandu and Mountain River Rafting provides your private transportation to there for the rafting trip.  The 235 km trip ends at Chatara.   The return journey from the take-out point takes approximatley 14-16 hours drive by bus to Kathmandu.  Alternatively it is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar about 1:30 hours from Chatara to the airport and a 40 minute STOL flight to Kathmandu.  This will be an extra cost.  

 River Description

The most popular classic expedition-rafting trip and is one of the top ten-river journeys in the world. The Sun Koshi rises in nearby Tibet, joined in the Bhote Koshi below of Barabise Bazaar, and continue eastwards of Nepal through the great valley of Mahabharat Range. It is also the main watershed resource of the east Nepal.  The river journey consists of beautiful open valleys, amazing waterfalls, clean sandy beaches, dense forest and colorful remote cultural villages. 


Months                                                Difficulties/Grade                                           

September – December                             iv                                                             

 January – May                                          iv                                                  

 June – August                                           iv+                                                             


 Trip Preparation and pre-departure meeting

Before heading every outdoor trip we would like to request that our guests be gathered at our office for a pre-departure meeting as it is also of prime importance to introduce you with our team-Trip Leader, Guides, trip staffs and other guests, complete official formalities, discuss about the trip system, timetable and other important matters to make your happy journey successful.

Equipments and Services we provide for the trip

Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food and drinks.

Things you need to bring for the trip

River wear gear: shorts- half pant, T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection), swim wear, Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandals.

Camp site gear: Personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, Trouser/pant, under garments socks, a towel, light shoe, Fleece type pullover, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, reading and writing materials, medication recommended by your doctor. 

 Safety Issue

Mountain River Rafting team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believe every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - AR/CPR, Wildness First-Aid and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides in every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and make your rafting journey with us more comfort and enjoyable.

 Care environment

The care of environment is our prime concern responsibility to protect the wildness resources of Nepal for future generation. We practice and follow minimum impact polices on our every outdoor journey, by using gas or kerosene as a cooking fuel instead of local firewood. Moreover by disposing and cleaning both biodegradable and non-degradable properly from the campsite.


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Trek Information


8-9 Days

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All year

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As per your request


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