Sunkoshi river is a river of Gold. It is one of the top ten rivers of the world for white water rafting. It is one of the most enjoyable river in
the world. Sunkoshi is a watershed for most of Eastern Nepal and flows through valleys in Mahabharat range. The river flows towards east through
Mahabharat range. The river gains strength from many glaciers fed tributaries on its way. This is a large volume river where most of the major
rapids are formed by Monsoon debris brought in by side streams, and loose rock fall. Hence these rapids change from year to year.
The lower section of the river is a large volume river and is usually flat. The surroundings are heavily forested. The trip provides opportunity to look for 250 different species of orchids and River chats, dippers, flycatcher, tibias, wall creepers, bulbuls, fork tales, ibis bills are a few of the almost 400 species of birds available around the basin. There is a famous Hindu Pilgrimage known as Barah Chhetra near Tribenighat.
The rafting put-in point is Dolalghat, a three hours drive from Kathmandu, and put-out point is at Chatara. Chatara is well connected by high ways. The estimated distance between these two points are 272 Km. Everyday 5 hours paddling on the river except first & last day make 7 days on the river. There are no roads and towns between put-in and put-out points. There are only picturesque villages, friendly people and a few places to stock up on beers and cigarettes. All along the river are beautiful white sandy beaches for camping. Sunkoshi river rafting starts off fairly relaxed, with small class two rapids & small class three rapids to warm up on during the 1st couple of days. The rapids of grade 5 are countered in later days.
|Day 01||Drive to Dolalghat; Lunch; warm up exercise, rafting, and stay in a camp in Kuhebhir; Grade: 2 - 3|
|Day 02||After breakfast rafting, lunch in between, and stay in a camp in Nabalpur; Grade: 3 - 4|
|Day 03||After breakfast rafting, lunch in between, and stay in a camp in Raighat; Grade: 3 - 4|
|Day 04||After breakfast rafting, lunch in between, and stay in a camp in Rashuwaghat; Grade: 5|
|Day 05||After breakfast rafting, lunch in between, and stay in a camp in Ranitar; Grade: 5|
|Day 06||After breakfast rafting, lunch in between, and stay in a camp in Tribeni; Grade: 4 - 5|
|Day 07||After breakfast rafting till put out point at Chatara; Grade: 2; Evening: Drive to Kathmandu|
|Day 08||Arrive Kathmandu at morning, hotel transfer and rest|
Departure from: Kathmandu. Ask for departure date or if you are a group or 4 or more then rafting at the date suitable to you.
Cost: from US$ 400.00 per person
Please note that: Reservations are needed. Please book as soon as possible. The tour can be booked by paying 10-20% of the tour cost by credit card Master or Visa). The balance amount must be paid before the tour starts. Do you want to book this? Or do you want to have more information? Please feel free to Email us with details of your plan.
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