Sun koshi River Rafting 8 Day.

Welcome to Gurla Mandata

Sun koshi River: 8 days (Minimum 5 person) Per person per  TRIP USD  400
River Sun Koshi: meaning – ‘The River of gold .

Season Grading Water Volume
September – December 5 Approx.475 cumecs
January – May 5- Approx.100 cumecs
June – August Not runable Approx 1200 cumecs

Dumja, instead of Dolalghat is new put-in point for Sun Koshi River Rafting/Kayaking trip. And, it is about 3 hour drive east of Kathmandu. Gurla Mandata Trek  provides private transport to the put-in point of Sun Koshi river trip. The 235 km of river action can take either 7 or 9 days. So, it depends on the season. There is an orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip. Furthermore, it gives you an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have. And to meet your fellow rafters. And also your guide and team.
The take-out point of rafting/kayaking on Sun Koshi River is Chatara. It lies in far south east of the country. The return journey  takes approximately 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar. It takes around 50 min to Kathmandu.

First of all, Sun Koshi river rafting/kayaking – classic river trip is very famous. And it is one of the top ten river journeys in the world. The ever changing scenery helps to ensure that every day on the river is exciting and different. The beginning of the trip sees high mountains, open valley, forests and small remote villages. Finally, the final days bring you to open plains and the thriving village of Chatara.

The rapids encountered at the beginning of the river trip are fairly relaxed class 3, giving an excellent opportunity for great teamwork to really develop. As the Sun Koshi winds its way across the country, the size of the rapids increase. And it is not unknown for villagers watching from the riverbank to lose sight of the raft in the huge waters!
Sun Koshi river rafting/kayaking is an ideal trip for those wanting to combine peaceful stretches of stunning scenery, some great and challenging rapids and the experience of a lengthy trip where lifelong friendships can often begin.

What we provide
Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, sweatsuits, life jackets, and first aid kit.
We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Similarly, tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
Therefore, all our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What to bring
Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.

What you need to tell us
Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also, it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip.
And, don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.

Gurla Mandata Trekking takes the safety of its clients very seriously. Furthermore, all our guides are licensed. Also, they have many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. Moreover, all are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.

Rafting in Nepal

Available departures

  • Day 01 : Drive to Dolalghat
  • Early in the morning, we drive towards Dolalghat admiring the magnificence of Himalayan ranges in our sight. Dolalghat is the starting point of our water adventure. As we move ahead towards the bank of Sunkoshi River in Dolalghat, we enjoy our lunch and take a shot briefing from the instructor about our journey. We will be explained about the do’s and don’ts during our trek. We initiate our rafting journey with few practice session and continue with real rafting experience. Today, we experience a Class IV rapid called Rotten Cave. In the evening, we stay at a tent set up in the bank of the river. (Lunch and dinner included)
  • Day 02 : Rafting Experience.
  • After having our breakfast, we get ready with our gears and set off to experience a thrilling rapid of class IV+ known as meat grinder. We run straight down avoiding the holes to the left and right and continue our adventure down below until we reach a confluence where Sunkoshi meets Tama Koshi. We encounter a beautiful temple of Shiva here. We set up a tent for the night, (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
  • Day 03 : Rafting Experience.
  • We continue rafting down below the confluence of Likhu Khola. Here we experience a short Class III + grade rapid which is followed by a long Class IV rapid which are named as pre anxiety and high anxiety respectively. We set a tented camp for overnight stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
  • Day 04 : Rafting Experience.
  • As we start our day, we experience several thrill of Class III + rapids. Then we stop for lunch and get ready for the biggest and exciting experience of white water river rafting. The Harkapur II and III are the hardest rapid that we can experience throughout our journey. The rapids are tackled with care and technique. As we move ahead, we set a camp where we stay for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner included)
  • Day 05 : Rafting Experience.
  • We continue our rafting journey to the point where the Dudh Koshi river joins to meet Sun Koshi river at the left. As the river widens, we come across some small rapids and paddle until we tackle the Jaws rapid. We spend our night in a tented camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
  • Day 06 : Rafting Experience.
  • The day can be considered as the hardest day of our rafting journey as we come across Class IV + grade rapids. We experience the Rhino rock and jungle corridor rapids until we relish the beautiful waterfalls that cascade from both sides of the river. We spend our night in a tented camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
  • Day 07 : Rafting Experience.
  • As we come to the end of our rafting experience, we may try kayaking if interested. The instructors will help us with the basic skills for maneuvering the boats. We spend our night in a tented camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
  • Day 08 : Last day of rafting.
  • As we come to the wrapping up phase of the journey, we get ready for the last stretch of the river. We will experience some Class IV rapids named Big Dipper. We move ahead until we reach a point where Arun and Tamor meets Sun Koshi to form Saptakoshi. Enjoying the lust in green hills, we float along the powerful water current of the river. At around two p.m. we wrap up our journey and drive towards Biratnagar airport. From the airport, we take a flight back to Kathmandu. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Cost Includes
  • Rafting permit
  • Land transportation
  • Rafting equipment
  • 3 times meal a day (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner).
  • Two men Tents, Mattresses, dining tent, Table and seating chairs Sleeping bag
  • Life jacket
  • Rafting guide and cook and cooking gears
Cost Excludes
  • Personal expenses
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Helicopter rescue incase needed
  • Any air fare
  • Insurance.



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