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Sun Koshi River Rafting Expeditions

from 25 reviews
Price starting from

$987 USD 745

per person


8 days

Max. Elevation


Group size

2+ Above

Private vehicle and a flight ticket
Best Season
March-may, September-December
Three star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, and camping tent rafting period
Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trip
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu–Dolalghat-Pachuwarghat-Chainpur-Jhagare-Raighat-Rasuwaghat-Rasuwaghat to Waterfall-Tribeni Ribeni-Chatara-Biratnagar and back to Kathmandu


  • Beautiful Beach Camping
  • Numerous high Rapids of the Sun Koshi River
  • Rafting through jungle, villages, and waterfalls
  • Long Rafting of 270 KM for 8 days
  • Hindus temple on the way of rafting
  • Rafting from the nearby Tibetian border ends on the nearby Indian border.
  • Enjoying the remoteness of Nepal


Sun Koshi River Rafting, floating downstream for a week or more encountering various exciting rapids and bouncy waves. As rafting and paddling techniques progress heading further with enjoyable and exciting moments of great thrills. Sun Koshi, means a River of Gold where in early days local villagers use to pan for gold dust flowing on rivers. The rivers flow from the glaciers of Central Himalaya of Langtang and Jugal Himal, as well from the mountains in Tibet.

These great rivers provide excellent adventure in the world of water sports, paddling through bouncy big waves and white-water rapids. Sun Koshi Rafting is listed as the world’s top ten rivers for a white-water rafting adventure, where you will be paddling to conquer great rapids names like Harkapur-I, II, and III with Big Dipper, Jungle Corridor, and Meat Grinders. Finally ends on the flat land of the Eastern flat land of Terai at the great ‘Sapta Koshi’, the meeting point of seven great rivers of Nepal. 

Important Note

  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.
  • The above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

Trip Itinerary


Morning drive east from Kathmandu on the old Nepal and Tibet highway, past the scenic old town of Dhulikhel to Dolalghat town, at the confluence of two rivers Melamche and Bhote Koshi. Which makes Sun Koshi the River of gold, in the early days villagers panned for gold dust. The crew and captain of the boat receive providing briefing and information on the rafting technique and safety measures.

After getting equipped with helmets, and life jackets keep your valuables in a safe water-proof barrel, then get into the raft as the float starts with instruction from the captain seated on the back giving orders on paddling technique. The captain will provide some practice exercises on paddling in a calm area, and then head through waves and rapids. As you paddle downstream encounter exciting rapids and then complete the first day, overnight camp is set on a nice sandy beach, close to a rural farm village after a few hours of first-day rafting.



Rafting Expeditions continues downstream for six days encountering many exciting rapids as you paddle through villages around the district of Ramechap, Sinduli, and Okhaldhunga. As rafting progress finally reached a wide Gangetic plain of Terai region, within sub-tropical temperatures after going through big exciting rapids called ‘Meat Grinder’and Harkapur- I to III avoiding drops and holes on reaching flat areas of Far southeast Nepal.

Ending the adventure. Where a short drive of a few hours takes you to Biratnagar city airport for a flight back to Kathmandu, after a great memorable adventure and experience Rafting Sun Koshi River.


  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by Van, Hiace, Mini Bus, Tourist Bus, or Local Bus as per itinerary.
  • Land transportation except above and Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and drop.
  • All International standard rafting equipment as necessary (Such as self-bailing rafts, helmets, life jackets, kayaks, plastic paddles, spray jackets, etc.).
  • 2-night Three-star hotel in Kathmandu (Twin share base). 
  • Well-trained and highly experienced English-speaking rafting guides, cooks, and other helper staff.
  • 3 times a day continental and Nepalese meals during the rafting period (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Camping & Cooking equipment (tents, mattresses & kitchen utensils).
  • Accommodation at twin sharing tent during the rafting en-route.
  • Airfare: Biratnagar/Kathmandu with airport tax and related transportation.
  • All staff daily wages, insurance, meals, etc.
  • All necessary fees for rafting permits, Government local taxes, all national park, and conservation area fees.
  • International airfare & Nepali visa-free.
  • meals in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
  • Drinks except for tea and Coffee: Any type of personal expenditure such as Alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry.
  • Cost for in case of any natural accident caused by weather.
  • Rescue (Evacuation) and insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation, loss, theft of or damage to baggage, and personal effects.
  • Tips, Gratuities, and expenditure.


    • farewell dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with a Nepali culture dance program.
    • Adventure certificate of achievement.

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