Sunkoshi River Rafting

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 8 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • AccommodationCamp
  • MealsThree Meals a day ( Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Group Size2-30
  • Best SeasonThroughout the Year

What to Expect:

  • Experience the thrill of navigating exhilarating pool drop rapids, creating a fun and bouncy adventure during your rafting expedition.
  • Indulge in the serenity of stunning beach camping, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
  • Embark on a journey through picturesque villages, dense jungles, and enchanting waterfalls, immersing yourself in Nepal's mesmerizing landscapes.
  • Discover the authenticity of Nepal's original river expedition, providing an unparalleled rafting experience.

Embark on the Sunkoshi River rafting adventure today and discover a riveting blend of thrills, tranquility, and stunning landscapes that will leave you with unforgettable memories!

Nestled in the magnificent landscapes of Nepal, the Sunkoshi River stands as an undisputed jewel in the crown of river rafting. Translating to 'River of Gold' from the native Nepali language, Sunkoshi offers a world-class rafting experience combined with breathtaking scenic beauty and an array of wildlife, making it an unmissable adventure for adrenaline seekers worldwide.

Characterized by its unique blend of technical and high-volume white water, Sunkoshi River rafting unfolds as a thrilling and immersive multi-day experience. Known as one of the top ten river journeys globally by National Geographic, this venture rewards you with unparalleled natural beauty, diverse geological landscapes, and the chance to witness a variety of flora and fauna endemic to the region.

As you embark on this exhilarating journey, you'll be greeted by class III-IV rapids, perfect for both seasoned rafters and beginners with a taste for adventure. The river's ebb and flow amplify the sense of thrill, with tranquil sections giving way to heart-pounding rapids that offer a high-adrenaline rush.

One of the most enchanting aspects of the Sunkoshi River rafting experience is its setting. The river flows through lush forests, past traditional Nepalese villages, and between towering Himalayan peaks. The terrain surrounding the river varies from dense forests to sandy beaches, providing ample opportunity to camp and absorb the serenity of nature.

As the journey progresses, rafters get the chance to marvel at the remarkable diversity of Nepal's ecosystems. The riverbanks house an abundance of wildlife including different species of birds, mammals, and reptiles. It's not uncommon to spot otters playfully swimming or hear the mystic call of a wild peacock during your journey.

Overnight beach camping forms an integral part of the Sunkoshi River rafting adventure. As the day’s thrill subsides, unwind under a canopy of stars, savouring the serenity of the Himalayan wilderness. Campfire camaraderie, coupled with the delicious local cuisine, adds another dimension to this unforgettable experience.

Navigating the Sunkoshi river is a task for skilled and experienced guides, ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable rafting adventure. They are well-equipped to instruct you on the nuances of white water rafting, from basic paddle strokes to more advanced manoeuvres.

Whether you're an adrenaline junkie looking for your next big thrill, a nature enthusiast eager to immerse yourself in pristine wilderness, or someone seeking to step out of your comfort zone, Sunkoshi River rafting offers an experience like no other. As you ride the waves, you'll not only test your limits but also forge a deeper connection with nature and its raw, unfiltered beauty.


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In the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and drive for approximately 3 hours to reach Dolalghat, the starting point of the rafting adventure. Upon arrival, receive a 30-minute briefing by the team leader, prepare for rafting, and embark on the thrilling rafting experience. Set up camp at Tarang Gaon, a beautiful riverside location.

  • Camp
  • Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at the camp, continue the rafting journey with slightly faster rapids than the previous day as the Sun Koshi River descends to lower elevations. Experience the excitement of sharp bends and rapid tides, along with breathtaking views of mountains, vibrant paddy fields, and colorful settlements along the riverbanks. Stop for lunch and reach the picturesque village of Majhi, known for its fishermen. Take a short break to interact with the locals and enjoy tea, coffee, and snacks in local eateries. Continue rafting and reach Chainpur for overnight camping. Explore the surroundings and engage with the local community.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with an early morning trek along the B.P. Highway and nearby villages to observe the morning rituals of the locals. After breakfast, resume rafting downstream on the Sun Koshi River. Encounter the confluence of the Tamakoshi and Sun Koshi rivers, followed by thrilling rapids such as Meat Grinder, Punch, Judy, Pre-anxiety, and High-anxiety. Raft between Okhaldhunga and Sindhuli districts, enjoying the adventurous paddling. Arrive at Jaghare for overnight camping. Relax and immerse yourself in the camping experience.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, navigate through exciting rapids like Harakpur I and reach the confluence of the Sun Koshi and Dudh Koshi rivers. Be cautious as you tackle high-speed tides, including High-Anxiety and Pre-Anxiety. As the Sun Koshi narrows and becomes more intense, proceed with care until reaching Raighat. Set up camp and spend the night amidst nature.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enter Udayapur district and prepare for a more challenging day of rafting. Encounter thrilling rapids, sharp bends, and dense forests along the riverbanks. Experience the excitement of Jaws rapid, followed by the notorious Dead rapid. Enjoy seemingly easier white water for a while before encountering Rhino Rock rapid. Pass through another exciting rapid near the confluence of two small streams. After approximately 4 hours of exhilarating rafting, arrive at Rasuwaghat and set up camp for the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day is dedicated to relaxation and leisure activities. Enjoy a delicious BBQ in the evening and engage in fishing, swimming, village walks, and other recreational activities throughout the day. Spend the night at the same campsite.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Embark on the second last day of rafting, navigating through the dense forest adorned with a series of waterfalls, caves, and rocks. This section, known as the "Jungle Corridor," presents more challenging and extreme rapids. Brace yourself for sharp bends, debris from landslides, and confluences that make paddling through the river an exhilarating experience. Encounter rapids like Big Dipper (Class IV) and Black Hole (Class III). After approximately 5 hours of exciting rafting, reach the stunning confluence of three rivers: Tamor, Arun, and Dudh Koshi. Unwind on the beach, engage in beach games, and enjoy a campfire in the tent camp. Spend the night in tents amidst nature's beauty.

  • Camp
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Following breakfast, embark on the final day of rafting. Experience the smooth but high-volume water as you enter a dense forested area. Gradually, you'll reach the revered Hindu pilgrimage site of Baraha Kshetra Dham. Enjoy an hour of rafting before reaching Chatara, the endpoint of the rafting journey. Reflect on the thrilling memories of the expedition as you embark on a 9 to 10 hours drive back to Kathmandu. Alternatively, if you prefer to fly, you'll be transferred to Biratnagar Airport for an afternoon flight back to Kathmandu.

  • Your own Hotel
  • Breakfast

The itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, river conditions, and other unforeseen circumstances. The provided itinerary is a general outline and may be adjusted by the tour operator for optimal safety and enjoyment.

Cost Details


  • Land transportation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals provided during the rafting excursion
  • Overnight accommodation in a tented camp
  • Field and additional staff members as required
  • Highly trained and internationally certified guides fluent in English, specialized in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue, and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professional safety kayakers to ensure your safety
  • Rafting equipment from renowned international brands, ISO/CE certified, including helmets, PFDs (Personal Flotation Devices), paddles, splash jackets, and wetsuits
  • Dry bags and Pelican boxes to safeguard and keep your belongings dry during the river adventure
  • A variety of freshly prepared meals, maintaining high hygiene standards, including tea, coffee, and treated drinking water while on the river
  • Camping arrangements and necessary equipment, including shelters, tents, basic mattresses, and sleeping bags
  • River permits necessary for the activity
  • Standard first aid kits meeting industry regulations

Good to Know

Rafting Preparation

One day prior, we will gather at the Dream Heaven Adventure office for a pre-departure meeting. This meeting serves as an important introduction to our team, including the Trip Leader. We will also complete any necessary official formalities, discuss trip details, the itinerary, and address any important logistics to ensure the success of your adventure trip.

Rafting Guide

For your rafting adventure, we provide a highly skilled and professionally trained English-speaking guide. Our guides possess extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the river's topography and natural surroundings. Equipped with swift water rescue training and emergency wilderness first aid skills, our guides prioritize your safety, ensuring you can relax and enjoy the experience without worry. They excel at reading river features and maneuvering the raft to guarantee everyone's safety while maximizing fun. With their exceptional expertise and guidance, we guarantee you'll have an incredible time during your white water rafting excursion.

Rafting Equipments

We provide top-quality equipment and services to ensure your safety and enjoyment. This includes a self-bailing raft, a whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddles, neoprene wetsuits, PFD-lifejackets, dry top splash jackets, waterproof containers or barrels for cameras and valuable items, dry bags for other belongings, a first-aid kit, tents or mass fly sheets, sleeping mats, and other necessary camping gear. Additionally, we offer hygienically prepared food and drinks during the trip.

Things you Should Bring

For the river, it is recommended to bring shorts or half pants, T-shirts (long-sleeved for sun protection), swimwear, a sun cap, sunglasses, suntan cream, a personal water bottle, and a pair of river sandals.

For the campsite, please bring a personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, T-shirts, trousers/pants, underwear, socks, a towel, light shoes, a fleece-type jacket, a flashlight, personal toiletries, a camera, and any reading or writing materials. If you have any prescribed medications, please ensure you bring those as well. You can store any other non-essential items at your hotel or in our office store room.

Safety Precautions

At Dream Heaven Adventure, safety is our top priority on every rafting trip. We take extensive measures to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all our participants. Our team members undergo updated training courses in AR/CPR (Advanced Resuscitation/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), Wilderness First Aid, and Whitewater Rescue Techniques conducted by Rescue 3 International. In addition, we provide expert rescue kayakers on every rafting trip for extra safety measures, allowing you to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience with us.

Cost of the Trip

The cost of each trip varies based on the duration and size of the group. Larger groups benefit from reduced costs. Our pricing typically includes comprehensive services such as full board camping, transportation to and from the put-in and take-out points via private coach, and the provision of all necessary safety equipment.

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