Sun Koshi River Rafting

11D - 10N
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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: River Rafting
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping


  • river journey to the top ten rated river expeditions in the world
  • rafting in the longest river of Nepal
  • experience numerous challenging river rapids during rafting
  • witness refreshing waterfall, typical villages and forest hills
  • camping on the white sandy beaches


About Sun Koshi River Rafting

Sun Koshi River rafting is the most exciting and challenging white water rafting in Nepal, rated as one of the top ten river expeditions in the world. Also popularly known as “Golden River”, the Sun Koshi River happens to be the longest river in Nepal, cascading 270 km starting near the Tibetan border and draining off the Eastern Himalayas all the way to the sacred Ganga River in India, this river offers big volume white water.

Sun Koshi River rafting commence from Dolalghat, the put-in point for the Sun Koshi River is two hours from Kathmandu. The river journey in Sun Koshi offers a tremendously exciting experience of white water rafting roaring past typical villages and green mountains covered with forests and rice terraces. The refreshing waterfalls, bat caves, interesting temples, beautiful white sandy beaches for camping and the great variety of challenging rapids range from class 3 to 5 makes Sun Koshi River Rafting more interesting and impressive to rafting and kayaking enthusiast.

This 11 days Sun Koshi rafting is a classic choice for water activities enthusiast looking for a long river expedition with a nice variety of scenery and challenging rapid grades.


Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by Lapha Holidays representative and transferred to the designated hotel in our private vehicle for check-in. In the evening we will have a short meeting where we will brief you the rafting itinerary

After early morning breakfast, we will drive to Dolalghat which is approx. 3hrs drive from Kathmandu. Upon reaching Dolalghat, you will meet our rafting guide and crew members. Our guide will give you short instruction about the trip and brief you about the safety measures and do some paddling practice. Please listen to the instruction carefully and understand to act upon the guide’s commands which are essential for having a good time. After the short briefing, our rafting journey begins from Dolalghat to our rafting camp in Tarang Gaon.

After breakfast, we raft from Tarang Gaon to Dumja village which is approx. 4 hours rafting. Slowly leaving behind the Langtang ranges, we soon hit the technical rapid call KHUEI BHAI rapid and strewn with rocks and boulders. The camping site is prepared near the Mahadev temple in Dumja village, known to be the first Shiva temple in Nepal

Dumja village to Khurkot rafting is approx. 6hour wet and wild rafting. En route, we pass through Kodari, a fishing village and the Chamero Bhir where you can find hundreds of bat clinging to walls of the cliffs. Hitting some good fun-filled rapids, we reach campsites in Khurkot for overnight stay.

After breakfast, we begin our raft from Khurkot to Likhu Khola. Passing through exciting rapids with good photo prospect we finally reach Likhu Khola camp sites for overnight stay.

Passing through deep gorges punctuated with exciting and challenging rapids and unfolding pleasant floats, we raft to Harkapur campsites. En-route we can witness various wildlife including troops of Langur and Rhesus monkeys on the riverbanks.

Today is one of the most exciting and challenging days of the Sun Koshi River Rafting journey. We encounter some of the very demanding rapids where you need to follow the guidance of the guide and you will witness the skills of our guides. We pass through various rapid named as Bridge rapids, Krishna rapids, Mangal rapids and Roller Coaster.

Today is also the challenging day of the raft. During rafting to Bander Ghat, you will come across the greatest drop Huge ‘holes’, ‘eddies’ and churning ‘stopper waves’ which demand teamwork and hard paddle

We take to the rapids again from Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat rafting. Emerging from the Mardheku gorge, the river spreads wide and rafting starts to get less agitated

Today, the whole section of a raft is a mixture of fun-filled rapids and calm undulating floats and least challenging than the previous days' raft. 

After breakfast, the short rafting reaches us to Chatara, out-point of the Sun Koshi River Rafting. After lunch, we take night bus to Kathmandu or drive to Biratnagar to take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Cost Detail

  • All Ground Transportation (One- way tourist bus & one- way Local bus or Private vehicle) or as per itinerary.
  • All International standard rafting equipment as necessary (Such as self-bailing Rafts, Helmets, Life Jackets, Kayaks, Paddles, waterproofs bags, waterproof Barrels and first aid kit.
  • Well-trained and highly experienced English speaking guides and safety kayakers, cooks and other helper crew member.
  • If 2D 1N trip: Accommodation in twin-sharing for 2 person capacity tent during the rafting including camping equipment and cooking utensils mainly tents, mattress, sleeping bags and kitchen gears.
  • Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner as per the itinerary. The foods are freshly prepared.
  • Salary, insurance and all experiences of guide and all crew members
  • All necessary fees, Government/Local taxes and river permits
  • Any extra Lunch and dinner incurred before or after the trip due to unseen conditions.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client’s travel insurance).
  • Tips and Gratuities to the guide(s), and crew members (Tipping is expected).
  • Any person expenditure on alcoholic drinks and beverages.
  • Personal travel and health insurance and other personal expenses (phone call, battery recharge, laundry, and extra food
  • Additional private transportation except what is mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section above.
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