Nepal has a reputation for being one of the best places in the world for white water rafting, with outstanding river journeys ranging from steep, adrenaline-charged mountain streams to classic big-volume wilderness expeditions. Warm water, a subtropical climate and huge white sandy beaches that are ideal for camping add further to the appeal.
Sun Koshi river rafting is very much exciting and different that any other Rafting in Nepal with ever changing scenario during rafting.Rafting in Sun Koshi river is suitable for all type of rafter from beginner to professional level rafter.
We start our rafting from the Dolalghat which takes 3-4 hours drive from Kathmandu and take short raft to the Tarang Gaon.It is a fairly easy start to the trip, with just a few Grade 2 rapids before we reach our camp on Butterfly Beach. We setup camp and stay overnight there.
Our next day rafting start in the morning after breakfast and packing of camp. Today we raft to the most excited big class rapid “No Exit” – Grade 3 and “Meatgrinder”-Grade 4. We will setup camp at Dumja.
Another enjoying day of rafting where we raft to a point where Tama Koshi River joins the Sun Koshi on the left with a beach on the confluence. There is another beautiful Shiva temple. We will setup camp at Khurkot.
Today we raft to “Anxiety” rapid series whihc includes the “Pre”, “Post” and “High Anxiety”. After that we raft to the warm waters, keep an eye out for those cheeky monkeys, enjoy the scenery and perhaps have a little go at kayaking. We setup camp at Likhu Khola beach.
Today we raft to the “Harkapur” village. We passes to the 3+ grade rapid and Harkapur 2 and 3 are the hardest rapid on the river which should be carefully scouted.
After the Harkapur, Dudh Kosi River joins the Sun Kosi from the left. Below here the river widens into an arid area of gravel. We meet some small rapids and will teach you into another aptly named rapid ‘Jaws’.
This is the hardest part of the rafting as we will encounter most of the grade 4+ rapids – we are straight into good exciting rapid “Rhino Rock” – 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.
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.
The last stretch of River which brings us to the last class 4+ Big Dipper is a series of huge standing waves. After few kilometers, Arun, Tamur and Sunkushi join together and form the Sapta Kosi. Then we 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 Rafting journey. Finally we finish rafting around 2 pm and then drive back to Kathmandu which takes around 14 hours of journey.
This is a great river for any kayaker. Great for expericed kayakers wanting to take it easy but also for beiginngers or intermediates wanting to improve upon their skills. There is the option to kayak the easier days and then jump in the raft when the rapids get alittle too intense! With our kayaking guides showing you the way, this is a great high volume river to work on your skills.
What we provideAlong with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit. We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request. All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.
What to bring
- shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river
- suitable footwear for wearing in the raft
- warm clothing for the evenings
- a towel
- SPF40 sunblock
What you need to tell usPlease tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.
SafetyOsho Adventure takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.
- Transportation to the put in point and back from the take out point.
- All meals during Bhote Koshi River rafting period.
- Bhote Koshi River white water rafting River permit.
- all Necessary Bhote Koshi River rafting equipments.
- Twin sharing camping accommodation during rafting period.
- Experienced river guide trained by government of Nepal.
- Highly experienced Bhote Koshi River rafting support staffs.
- Safety Kayak.
- First aid medical kit.
- All procedure, local taxes and rescue arrangement.
- Airport pick up and drop.
- Rafting member insurance.
- Cold drinks, Mineral water and alcoholic beverages.
- Personal expenses rafting equipments and tings.
- Hotel accommodations and meals not included in trip fact.
- Emergency evacuation cost.
- Sleeping bags.
- Tips for guides.
Frequently Asked Questions
Rafting is for fun, excitement, wilderness and adventure. There is risk involves with any adventurous activities. Our guides are well trained to overcome risks in rafting. The most common injury is sunburn, and most other injuries occur on land, especially getting into and out of the boats.
Every rafter (beginner or experienced) are necessarily wears a coast guard approved buoyancy vest. This will keep you afloat in the event that you find yourself in the river. Many non-swimmers enjoy white water rafting, however it is advisable not to go rafting above IV+ grade river. One things there will be one man single rescue Kayak. This safety kayak always front of us if some body fall down from water this Kayaks man (Kayaker) immediately rescue to the fallen people. This rescue Kayaker always waits at the ends of the risk place like Rapids.
You must be fit and healthy for rafting as many boats on rafting need paddling which will be in your hand. Our guides will instruct you on paddling technique. Oar boats, where you ride along as a passenger, are also available on many rivers. If you’re in doubt about your ability to go rafting, or your fitness, check with your doctor before you go.
It is depend on the time, water temperature and weather condition. We recommend you dress for the water temperature, rather than the air temperature, since you’ll be getting wet. Don’t wear cotton. It will just make you colder. Please check on Highlights tab.
If you are first time rafter, then it is advisable to start rafting with II or III grade, however you can also choose for IV grade. Guides will make sure you are trained in safety and paddle techniques. For class V Rivers, you must have prior class IV experience.
Many people love falling from boat, it’s exciting. But with our guide and their instruction, you are fully safe from falling out of the boat. If you fall out of the boat which is very rare, then there is always safety kits available with our guides.
It is only recommend to bring waterproof cameras, which work just fine. The quality of the pictures is pretty good, and if you lose it, it’s not the end of the world. They are well suited to rafting. Some river trips have professional photographers, whose photos you can view and order after the trip.
Yes, if you have time and interest then we many things to do such as- Trekking in Nepal, Jungle Safari, Expedition in Nepal and Birds Watching tours.
Tipping is not expected, but is certainly appreciated by the guides, who work hard to make sure you have a fun, yet safe trip. If you feel your guide has done a good job, keeping you entertained, and sharing the wonderful river environment with you, then feels free to show your appreciation.