Sunkoshi River Rafting

Hoshi Trek
Sunkosi is one of the top ten river rafting tours in the world. The Sunkosi rafting tour traverses 272 kms though the untouched countryside and small village of the wonderful 'Mahabharat Range' mountain of csenteral Himalaya. The put in point   lays 3 hrs east form Kathmandu at Dolaghat and the end point is at chatra, near Dharan .The Sun Kosi volume increases considerably as it combines with seven big tributaries to become one of the major rivers of south Asia.

River Information

Departure point         : Kathmandu
River days         : 8 days
River distance : 272 kms
Rafting starts at         : Dolalghat 
Rafting end at : Chattra
Outward travel time : 3 hours 
River grade         : IV - V
Return travel time : 13 hours

Itienary Details

 Day 01 Early in the morning at around seven, we meet at the office - store baggage and finalize plans; quick breakfasts then we drive to Dolalghat. The drive is spectacular with magnificent view of the Himalayan Ranges on a clear day. Upon arrival at Sun Koshi (Dolalghat), we unload gears, lunch will be served and a full safety briefing will be given by your expedition leader. The first and second days are easy paddling. The big rapid you will encounter on that day is of class 4+ rapid "Rotten Cave". We will choose our beach campsite, where dinner will be served amidst the splendor of the star filled sky.
 Day 02 Have breakfast pack up the gear and start rolling down the river. Today you will encounter a big class 4+ rapid “Meat grinder". It is fairly straight run down the center avoiding holes left and right. A few meters below here the Tama Kosi River joins the Sun Kosi on the left with a beach on the confluence. There is another beautiful Shiva temple overlooking the two rivers, where we camp for the night.
 Day 03 This day is a few kilometers below the confluence of the Likhu Khola is a short, class 3+ rapidity. Pre-Anxiety soon followed by a long class 4 rapid High Anxiety with a large hole on the left halfway down and a series of holes at the bottom. Float a while and then camp. It is adventurous and highly exciting. 
 Day 04 This day starts with several class 3+ rapids then a quick stop for buying food and maybe beer. Then prepare for a big and interesting one Harkapur 2 and 3 the hardest rapid on the river which should be carefully scouted. Camp
 Day 05 Some kilometers below Harkapur, Dudh Kosi River joins the Sun Kosi from the left. Below here the river widens into an arid area of gravel. You meet some small rapids and will teach you into another aptly named rapid 'Jaws' and finally we stop for overnight Camp.
 Day 06 Today is a hard day as you will be encounter most of the grade 4+ rapids - you are straight into good exciting rapid "Rhino Rock" which is a grade 4+ followed by "Jungle Corridor" a kilometer of continuous white water. Waterfalls cascade on both sides of the river. One waterfall makes a great spot for a team shower. Camp 
 Day 07 Last few days are mainly wave trains if you are interested you can try kayaking where our experts will teach you the basic skills needed to maneuver the boats or learn the Eskimo roll. Camp 
 Day 08 The last stretch of river which brings you to the last class 4+ Big Dipper is a series of huge standing waves. After some kilometers raft, another rivers Big Arun and Tamur joins together to form the Sapta Kosi. Then you float along on the powerful current, the hills dramatically give way to totally flat Terai and the northern plains of India. This is the end of a classic and memorable river journey. We will finish our trip at the afternoon, pack the gear and then drive back to Kathmandu around in the evening from Chattra. This takes around 13 hours. 

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