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Sun Kosi

One of the greatest Himalayan rafting expeditions. This suggested organised rafting trip in Nepal can readily be extended to include sightseeing and other activities too. What can we say? The Sun Kosi (The River of Gold) is regarded as one of the top ten whitewater rafting rivers in the world. To the informed this river needs no introduction. It flows through the untouched countryside and small villages of the beautiful Mahabharat Lekh mountains of the central Nepal Himalaya.  The start-point lies three hours east of Kathmandu at Dolalghat and the end-point is at Chatra, near Dharan in the Eastern Terai. The Sun Kosi’s volume increases considerably as it combines with seven big tributaries to become one of the major rivers of South Asia.  The first few days offer fun class II-III rapids and allow time to learn the skills and team work needed for the much larger, far more challenging rapids to come as the whitewater builds into great, thundering class III-IV+ and sometimes class v rapids if water levels are high. The Sun Kosi presents the chance to see a very special part of Nepal that is rarely seen by outsiders and, with it, billions of litres worth of heart-pumping, world-class whitewater action. In addition to out-standing whitewater rafting, the Sun Kosi offers varied and changing landscapes from terraced farmland to steep gorges and then to sub-tropical jungles.  Each night you'll camp on large, sandy river banks in close contact with village people and perhaps rewarding sights of wildlife.  The final part of the river may well be the most dramatic – 10kms of nearly non-stop class IV rapids through the ‘Jungle Corridor, and climaxing with the ‘Big Dipper’ rapid.

Sleeping bags (3 season) will be required for the nights spent camping. We can arrange sleeping bag rental if required.

10 Days - 8 days rafting - 2nts Hotels - 7 nts camping


The Rafting is up to Grade 4+ (5) (when waters are at their highest)

We have shown the itinerary on the basis of a complete holiday purely for illustrative purposes. Naturally as tailor-made Nepal holiday specialists we would be happy to discuss additional options, whether it be other activities, more/less sightseeing, alternative/upgraded accommodation etc dependent upon your interests, preferences and time available. We even tailor-make a suggested 'what to pack' list for you based upon your ultimately chosen Nepal tailor-made holiday too.

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu


Day 2 - To the Sun Kosi and raft


Days 3 - 8 Sun Kosi River Expedition


Day 9 - Fly to Kathmandu


Day  10 - Depart Nepal



Don't forget this trip can be customised



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Sun Kosi River, whitewater rafting adventures in Nepal

Price Guide

£ GBP 817

$ US 1065


Detailed Itinerary

 EUR 940

All meals

'on tour'


Grade 4+/5 - One of the great Himalayan rafting rivers

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WARNING:High risk of Inspiration



The price shown is for guideline purposes only. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers,  private overland travel, internal flights as indicated in the itinerary, meals as indicated in the itinerary, main baggage transfers, rafting crew and all rafting equipment inc cook (except sleeping bags( permits & fees & Snow Cat Travel Rafting Guide. All guides are english-speaking, professionals and fully licensed.

IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT OUR PRICE GUIDES Prices per person displayed are for guide line purposes only. Please contact us for a personal quotation. Factors such as the size of your party, seasonality, international exchange rates, tailor made options and final itinerary chosen etc will affect the price. For more info-see the “more information about prices” link below.