Sunkoshi River Rafting

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Trip fact

    Destination Nepal
    Duration 09 Days
    Class III+ to IV
    Put In Point Dolalghat/3 Hours drive from Kathmandu
    Put Out Point Chatara
    Accommodation 🎪🎪🎪
    Best Season Sep.- Nov & May-June
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Sunkoshi River Rafting

Rafting in Sunkoshi takes 7-9 days and believe us every day is different.

Rafting in Sunkoshi awards you the peculiar experience as you will be rafting for whopping 235km, i.e., longest river trip in Nepal. Sunkoshi River Rafting is rated among top ten river expedition in the world by National Geography. The majestic river rafting experience rendered by Sunkoshi River is accompanied by scenic view of Himalayan Mountains, lush forests, and varied temples. The snow melting from Mt. Langtang and Mt. Phubichyachu of Tiber border is what forms Sunkoshi River.

Rafting experience starts neat the Tibetan border all the way to Ganges River of India. Rafting in Sunkoshi offers big volume white water rafting. The exciting class III to Class V rapids surely allures all the rafting and Kayaking enthusiast from the world. Moreover, the presence of relaxing canyons, waterfalls , temples, bat caves, and of course admirable white sandy beaches set for camping renders enriching rafting experience like no before.

villages, temple, then Sunkoshi is waiting. This rafting combines endearing scenery and exciting Long River experience. The panoramic view of mountains front dropped by villages full of exciting culture and tradition is not something you see every day. In the initial days of rafting, you will be encountering fairly relaxed course III rapids but as day advances, class IV and V rapids will be welcoming you. The obstacles namely Rhino Rock, Jungle Corridor, Jaws are just few to name so that you can have the tip of iceberg. The rafting moment in Sunkoshi is unpredictable as one moment you will be paddling through silent and Calm River and next thing you know is you are in challenging, turbulent and exciting rapids.

This “river of gold” Sunkoshi rafting starts from Dolalghat which is just 2 hour drive from capital Kathmandu. Recently Dumja has been identified as new put in point for Sunkoshi Rafting. As the journey starts, you will rafting through Tarang Gaon, Dumja, Khurkot, Likhi Khola, Harkapur Gaon, Rai Ghat, bander Ghat. Bonjur Ghat and finally to Barachhatra. The final day of rafting brings you to open plain and admirable village of Chatara. Upon reaching Barachhhatra, we will drive you to Chatara and then to Kathmandu.

Upon reaching put-in-point, you will be briefed about dos and don’ts of rafting. You will be introduced with fellow rafters, guide and team.

What you provide

We provide self-bailing rafts, wetsuits, helmets, plastic paddles, wet suits, life jackets and first aid kit. We concern your safety. So, we have well trained staffs and rafters capable of CPR, first aid and complicated river rescue. The healthy food and comfortable night sleep is guaranteed under the Bhotekoshi rafting of Aarya Tara Travels and Tours.

What to Bring

  • T-shirt, swim wear for on the river, warm clothing for the evenings, fleece or a pullover.
  • Sunscreen and lip protector, Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap
  • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best), Personal medication
  • Flashlight, Footwear, Reading book, fishing hook if you do fishing.

Please inform us about:

  • Medical condition of yours if any
  • If you are non-swimmer or you feel uncomfortable in the running water

Drive from Kathmandu to Dolalghat (60 km). Upon arrival, briefing and start rafting tour towards Tarang Gaon.
Raft from Tarang Gaon to Dumja– approx. 4 hrs. raft
Raft from Dumja to Khurkot – approx. 6 hrs. raft
Raft from Khurkot to Likhu Khola– approx. 5 hrs. raft
Raft from Likhu Khola to Harkapur village – approx. 6 hrs. raft
Raft from Harkapur village to Rai Ghat – approx. 6 hrs. raft
Raft from Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat – approx. 6 hrs. raft
Raft Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat – approx. 6 hrs. raft
Raft Bonjur Ghat to Baraha Chhetra – approx. 6 hrs. raft
Raft from Baraha Chhetra to Chatara then drive back to Kathmandu.


  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professional safety kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • International name brand ISO/CE certified rafting equipment including helmets, PFDs, paddles, splash jackets and wetsuits
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes to keep your personal items dry and safe on the river
  • Variety of fresh, hygienically prepared meals while on the river, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate and treated drinking water
  • Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents, simple mattresses and sleeping bags
  • Round trip transportation
  • River permits
  • Industry standard first aid kits


  • Unrelated transportation, accommodation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc…
  • Footwear
  • Items of a personal nature including swimwear, towel and toiletries
  • Insurance
  • Tips for guides