The Sun Koshi River of Gold has been rated as one of the top ten rafting trips in the world! It is also in the list of must do while in Nepal.The river rises near Shisha Pangma in Tibet and runs eastwards, draining the highest mountains of the world before emerging on the plains of India, where it joins the Ganges. Our journey takes us 270km through some of Nepals most remote regions giving you a unique wilderness experience. The first two days are relatively easy and allow time to train you as a team before the bigger rapids arrive. The rapids have acquired names like Meat Grinder, High Anxiety, Jaws and Big Dipper, from previous experiences on expeditions. Say no more! The calmer stretches between rapids give you time to take in the phenomenal views, swim (voluntarily) in warm water and camp on white sandy beaches. This river is a BIG volume HIGH adrenaline expedition!!!

Fitness Level : Challenging
Duration : 5 Group Size :4-12
Best Season : Sep-nov, Feb-May                                  River Grade: IV-V

 Itinerary Outline

Day 1 :  Drive to Dolalghat-Raft-Overnight at River Camp

Day 2 : Rafting Day, Overnight at River Camp 

Day 3 : Rafting Day, Overnight at River Camp

Day 4 : Rafting Day, Overnight at River Camp

Day 5 :Drive to your onward destination 


We will use tented accommodation with wel-managed campsite at peaceful river beach. you will enjoy the smooth sound of water during the night where you can hear the friendly amicable mornign sounds of birds. 


We will fully prepare with our camping gears with food with us. we will buy fresh food while there will be village possible. We are always conscious of serving hygienic western/continental meals. Our chefs are Knowledgeable in Nepalese and international cuisines. The vegetables are iodine treated.

Day 1 :   Drive to Dolalghat-Raft-Overnight at River Camp
Morning at 7 am meet in Ktm. office - store baggage and finalise plans a quick breakfast then we drive to Dolalghat the put-in-point of Sun Kosi. The drive is beautiful. In clear weather you will have a magnificent view of the Himalayan Ranges. Upon arrival at Dolalghat we unload the gear - 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 one you will encounter today is a 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 2 :  Rafting Day, Overnight at River Camp 
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 Tamba 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. We will camp here.

Day 3 :  Rafting Day, Overnight at River Camp
Today a few kms below the confluence of the Likhu Khola is a short, class 3+ rapid ‘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.

Day 4 :  Rafting Day, Overnight at River Camp
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 5 : Drive to your onward destination 
Some kms 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'. Camp

Cost Include

All rafting equipments with guide

  Full meals while you are on the river

  Round trip transportation by tourist vehicle

  River permit

  Meals, Western and continental food 

  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, during your rafting trip

  Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts

  Lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles

  Wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers

  Dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment

  Safety Kayak, Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc), 

  Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire

  Insurance for all of our staff and their transportation

  First aid kid box.

Cost Exclude

Any Kinds of Cold Drinks

 Alcoholic beverages during the whole trip

  Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip

  Emergency evacuation

  Things of personal use

  Clients insurance

  Private Transportation

  Additional Activities

  Sleeping Bags

  Extra hours/Day Raft (can be arrange on request)

  Tips to Staffs