Sunkoshi River Rafting

12 Days

Sunkoshi river rafting is an attractive adventure, taking enthusiasts on a journey through the heart of Nepal’s beautiful landscapes. Widely known as the “River of Gold”, the Sunkoshi offers a unique blend of adrenaline-pumping rapids, breathtaking landscapes, and cultural experiences. Picture yourself navigating through both wild rapids and calm stretches, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

The Sunkoshi isn’t just a river; it’s a chance to explore Nepal’s traditions and way of life. As you float along, you’ll pass through traditional villages and lush forests, gaining a genuine feel for the heart of the Himalayan region.

Our rafting adventure is more than just a ride down the river. It’s a chance to connect with nature, make new friends, and experience the warmth of Nepali hospitality. Whether you’re an experienced rafter or a first-timer, our team is here to make sure you have a fantastic time.

So, gear up for an unforgettable journey down the Sunkoshi River, where every splash, laughter, and serene moment will be etched into your memory. Join Himalayan 360 for an adventure that goes beyond the ordinary – an adventure that captures the essence of Nepal’s natural wonders and the spirit of exploration! The Sunkoshi River is waiting for you!


Sunkoshi River Rafting is one of the classic and top ten white water rafting trips in the world positioned in Nepal. Sun Koshi River also indented by the “River of bullion” is fed by the flurry of the Khumbu Region in the high Himalayas. Sun Koshi River is the key tributary of the Sapta Koshi “the biggest ricer in Nepal” which is one of the major rivers of south Asia and eventually flows into the sacred river Ganges in India.

The ever-altering Scenery alongside of the river and relaxing +3 rapid add a new occurrence to the trip every day. Sun Koshi River Rafting is an excellent mixture of the long day exhilarating and demanding rapids, and the beautiful and inspiring Scenery giving you an opportunity to learn about teamwork which will be helpful afterwards in this journey

Sunkoshi River Rafting starts from the put-in point in Dumja in substitute to Dolalghat which is in the 3 hours car drive space towards east from Kathmandu. In this rafting trip, you will raft approximately 272 kilometres along the river until you reach the take-out point at the plain of Chatara. This rafting trip originally passes through the high mountains and impressive steep Georges, terraced farmlands into the open valley, through the untouched subtropical forests and small remote villages. You stay somewhere on the side of these Jungles, villages and on the sandy bank of the river baked by the sun the whole day for the night camping and pleasuring the wilderness.

The rafting offers you wonderful views of the Mahabharata ranges which are the range of the central Himalayas. Ahead of reaching the take-out point in Chatara we also pass through one of the Holy Hindu sites of Baraha Chettra holding a temple devoted to 12 Hindu gods and goddesses. From the temple, the Mahabharata ranges and Rapcha range eventually alter into the lowland of Terai. From Chatara we drive back to Dharan and take a bus to Kathmandu Drive back to Biratnagar and take a flight to Kathmandu or extend your trip with other exotic tours to Chitwan National Park, Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve or Pokhara.


  • Navigate Grade III to V rapids for an adrenaline rush.
  • Himalayan vistas, valleys, and terraced fields enchant rafters.
  • Connect with locals in traditional Nepali villages.
  • Navigate confidently with experienced guides sharing local insights.


Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan 360 will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel.

After checking in, you can rest or, with the guide, visit Himalayan 360’s office in Thamel, a part of Kathmandu in the tourist district. Here there are many shops and restaurants. The shops are colourful and full of pashminas, slippers, trekking equipment, and felt items. The restaurants serve European as well as Nepalese meals. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan 360 where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. Overnight.

Day 2:
Drive from kathmandu to Dolalgat and Start rafting toTarang Gaon.

After having breakfast we drive for about 2 and half hours to Dolalgat and 3 hours raft and camp in Tarang Gaon.

Day 3:
Raft from Tarang Gaon to Dumja Village (4 hours)

After having breakfast we start rafting from Tarang Gaon to Dumja village rafting for approximately 4 hours. As we raft forward we slowly leave the Langtang range behind and soon encounter a very technical rapid called Khuei Bhai rapid. This rapid is sprinkled with rocks and large boulders. For the night we camp near the Mahadev or Lord Shiva temple.

Day 4:
Raft from Dumja Village to Khunkot.

After having breakfast we start rafting from Dumja village to Khunkot rafting approx. 6 hours. As soon as we start rafting we encounter two big rapids en route to the fishing village of Kodaris and the Chamera Bhir. Chamera Bhir, you can see hundreds of bats shattering and clinging upside down to the wall of the cliff.

Day 5:
Raft from Khunkot to Likhu Khola.

After having breakfast we start rafting from Khurkot to Likhu Khola rafting approx. 5 hours. Today the day is quite relaxing and you can take some photographs as you pass through the beautiful scenery and Rai villages.

Day 6:
Raft from Likhu Khola to Harkapur Village.

After having breakfast we start rafting from Likhu Khola to Harkapur village rafting approx. 6 hours. Today, we pass through deep gorges and witness exciting rapids recounting pleasing floats in the afternoon. We can see the troops of Langur and Rhesus monkeys ramping on the riverbanks.

Day 7:
Raft from Harkapur Village to Rai Ghat.

After having breakfast we start rafting from Harkapur village to Rai Ghat rafting approx. 6 hours. This day is the most exciting and challenging day of the expedition where you witness some very demanding rapids like ‘Bridge rapids’ and ‘Krishna rapids’ stopping to carefully plan our strategy through the next rapids. Mr Mangal Gurung was the first rafter who successfully took his rafts in 1979 and got the merit of being the 1st Nepali to raft the Sunkoshi, hence, the rapid is named after him ‘MANGAL RAPID’. At the end of the Day you encounter the last rapid of the day, ‘Roller Coaster’ a hair rising rapidly.

Day 8:
Raft from Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat.

After having breakfast we start rafting from Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat rafting approx. 6 hours. Today you encounter one of the most exhilarating rapid of the trip Hold with the record drop of Huge ‘holes’, ‘eddies’ and churning ‘stopper waves’ that demand teamwork and a hard paddle.

Day 9:
Raft from Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat.

After having breakfast we start rating from Bander Ghat to Bonjour Ghat rafting approximately. 6 hours after emerging from the Mardheku gorge the river spreads wide, less agitated after its internment between steep cliffs and gorges.

Day 10:
Raft from Bonjur Ghat to Baraha Chhetra

After having breakfast we start rafting from Bonjur Ghat to Baraha chhetra rafting approx. 6 hours. Today the day is mixed with fun-filled rapids and calm rolling floats.

Day 11:
Raft from Baraha Chhetra to Chatara and drive back to Kathmandu or Biratnagar.

After short rafting, you reach the takeout point at Chatara, lunch takes the night bus to Kathmandu or drive to Biratnagar to take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 12:
Final Departure

Today is the last day of our Trip, it is the time to say goodbye and return to the real world. If you have some time left, you can do some souvenir shopping or sightseeing around the hotel. A representative from Himalayan 360 will collect you from the hotel and take you to the airport 3 hours before your departure.

Cost Info

Cost Includes

  • Rafting guide
  • Food during the trip
  • Rafting permit
  • All necessary equipment for rafting
  • All transportation during the trip

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Insurance
  • Tips for rafting member
  • Items which is not mentioned in including services


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How deep is the Sunkoshi river?

The estimated total length of the river with its tributaries is 214 km, with an average water depth of 1.2 m.

What is the meaning of Sunkoshi?

The meaning of Sunkoshi is “River of Gold”.

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