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Sun-Koshi RIver

A deservedly popular and medium length of river trip is combining exhilarating white water with fine scenery. One of the famous names of Himalayan Rivers, The Kali Gandaki raises in Mustang an enclave of Nepal Poking into Tibet on the other side of the Himalayas here; it is a flat & braided river, flowing in an arid open valley. As it tumbles down between the majestic Dhaulagiri & the Annapurna ranges, it creates one of the world's deepest gorge The explorer Michael Peissel ran this stretch of the river in a small hovercraft in 1973 & at least two other groups have rafted & kayaked in this section "All day you have to continuous keeping paddlers busy against all technical rapids on the Kali Gandaki River. Both experienced & novice rafters love this. Nowhere else is it possible to find such diversity on a 3 day raft trip. ice drops, sparkling chutes & turbulent rapids provide class III to IV+ runs during the fall & spring seasons.

 

 

 

Itinerary :
Day 01: 3 hours drive to Dolalghat; rafting starting point and short rafting camp in Tarang Gaon.
Day 02: Tarang Gaon to Dumja village rafting approx. 4 hours. The gathered villagers shall cheer you as you drift away slowly gathering momentum, slowly leaving behind the Langtang ranges. Soon we hit the very technical rapid called Khuei Bhai rapid, strewn with rooks and boulders, hence, considerable care is need. Camp for the night near the Mahadev temple, reputed to be the first Shiva temple in Nepal.
Day 03: Dumja village to Khunkot rafting approx. 6 hours WET AND WILD.immediately we are hitting the rapids passing enroute the fishing village of Kodaris' and the Chamera Bhir were you see hundreds of bats screaming and clinging to the walls of the cliffs, some good fun filled rapids takes up to Khunkot where we camp for the night.
Day 04: Khurkot to Likhu Khola rafting approx. 5 hours Habitations dwindle, few poor Rai villages' enroute, exciting rapids in the afternoon with good photo prospects
Day 05: Likhu Khola to Harkapur village rafting approx. 6 hours Today, we pass through deep gorges punctuated with exciting rapids unfolding pleasant floats in the afternoon troops of Langur and Rhesus monkeys can be seen romping the riverbanks.
Day 06: Harkapur village to Rai Ghat rafting approx. 6 hours Today is one of the most exciting and challenging days of the expedition encountering some very demanding rapids where you witness the skills of our guides, we pass through 'Bridge rapids' and 'Krishna rapids' stopping to carefully plan our strategy through the next rapids. Mr. Mangal Gurung was the first rafter to successfully take rafts in 1979 and he has the distinction of being the 1st Nepali to raft the Sunkoshi, it was a no mean success, hence, the rapid is named after him 'MANGAL RAPID'. Floating past the confluence of the Dudh Koshi, we hit the last rapid for the day, 'Roller Coaster' a hair rising rapid.
Day 07: Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat rafting approx. 6 hours Hold tight, the ride is not over yet.as past the point of Sap Su Khola is a rapid with the greatest drop Huge 'holes', 'eddies' and churning 'stopper waves' demands team work and hard paddle
Day 08: Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat rafting aprox. 6 hours. We take to the rapids again, busy all morning earnestly thanking for the lunch break, emerging from the Mardheku gorge the river spreads wide, less agitated after its confinement between steep cliffs and gorges.
Day 09: Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra rafting aprox. 6 hours. Today the whole stretch is a mixture of fun filled rapids and calm undulating floats, you are somewhat relived, yet sad that the trip is coming to an end, all good things ultimately does
Day 10: Short rafting reaches out points Chatara, after lunch takes night bus to Kathmandu or drive to Biratnagar to take a flight back to Kathmandu.

 

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Name of RIver
Grade
Distance
Best Season
Departure
Days
Entrance by
Put-in
Put-out
Need (min)
Sun-Koshi River 3 to 5 270kms Four Season Fixed & On Request 10 Days
(Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
03hrs East from Kathmandu Dolal Ghat Chatara 06 pax

  

Price for the Trip :

The cost for the trek or tour will depend on several different factors. The type of accommodation you choose in Kathmandu and/or another destination will make a difference to the overall costing (budget to 5 star accommodation). The mode of transportation you prefer is the another factor which affects the cost of your package, for example prices change significantly between flight versus private car/van, tourist/local bus. The number of guides and/or porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek. From above reason the same trek/tour can vary in price quite substantially.

 

Service Includes : Service Excludes :
  • Accommodation :
    • in Teahouses / Camping in Twin-sharing basis.
  • Meals :
    • Breakfast on Day 02 to Day 10.
    • Lunch on Day 01 & Day 10.
    • Dinner on Day 01 to Day 09..
  • During Rafting :
    • Required River permits.
    • Necessary equipments as high quality self-bailing rafts, life-jackets, helmets, plastic paddles, camera barrels and safety & medical equpments.
    • Safety Kayak.
    • Well trained Rafting Guide & required Staffs (helper, cook etc).
  • Air Transportation (sector flight) as per itinerary :
    • for Biratnagar to Kathmandu.
  • Road Transportation (non-air-conditioned / air-conditioned) as per itinerary :
    • from Kathmandu to Rafting Starting Point on Day 01.
  • Any International Airfare and taxes and Nepal visa fees.
  • Any other Road Transportation and / or Air Transportation not mentioned in "Service Includes".
  • Any other meals not mentioned in "Service Includes".
  • Any kind of hard or soft drinks or mineral bottle water during whole trip.
  • Tour Guide of any language (can arrange if demanded & cost will be extra).
  • Any Entrance fees in Heritage sites, Temples, Museums, Caves and Parks in Kathmandu and other cities which is not mentioned in "Service Includes".
  • Sleeping bags for Rafting (NPR 50.00 per bag per night).
  • Emergency Transportation / Evacuation.
  • Extra cost for unseen & unstoppable circumstances (natural disaster, flight cancel, strike etc)
  • Cost of extra day(s) stay or for hiring extra porters and vehicle(s) in any cause.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Personal Expenses (like laundry, phone call, internet, taxi-fare during personal use etc).
  • Tips and all the other expenses not mentioned above & of personal nature.
Some info about this rafting : Note:
  • Rafting starts : from Dolal-ghat.
  • Rafting ends : at Chatara
  • Rapid : 03 to 05
  • River Distance : 270kms.
  • Best Season : Around the year.
  • Operates : Fix & On Demand
  • Entrance by : 03hrs drive to East from Kathmandu.
  • Days : 10 Days package program.
  • Mode : Budget / Standard
  • Can move after : back to Kathmandu / Jungle Safari in Koshi Tappu and/or Chitwan.
  • We need minimum 06 (six) person for rafting.
  • Extra day(s) stay charges extra cost.
  • Tipping is expected but not mandatory & Tips (guides, porters, cook, driver, guard and other assistants) as per guest.
  • Vehicle use in package :
    • Tourist Bus & Public Bus for budget group / individual.
    • Car for 02-03 persons, Jeep / Van (12 seats) for 04 to 09 persons, Van (15 seats) for 10 to 14 persons, Mini Bus (25 seats) for 15 to 24 persons, Bus (35 seats) for 25 to 34 persons & Bus (45 seats) up to 44 persons for 'Private' group / indivisual.
  • Plans : BB = Bed & Breakfast, MAP = Lunch / Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, AP = Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
  • Hotels : as per your requirement & availability on request (charge : extra).

 

Some Important Notes :
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What to Bring / Wear

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Temperature
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Some Travel Rules
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Some Trekking Rules

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Altitude Sickness
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Some Rules for White Water Rafting
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Some Rules for Jungle Safari and National Park / Conservation Area
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Inside the Lumbini Garden, please
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Some Tips about Traffic System
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Currency Exchange Rate
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Embassies & Consulates
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Visa System & Entry / Exit Point
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Risk & Liabilities
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Tour Cancellation

 

 

 

 

 

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