Sun Koshi/Tamur: meaning - 'The River of Gold' Mt. Everest region (11 days)
This classic river trip is famous for being 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. The final days bring you to open plains and the thriving village of Chatara.
The rapids encountered at the beginning of Sun koshi trip are fairly relaxed class 3, giving an excellent opportunity for great teamwork to really develop. As the river 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!
The unique Sun Kosi trip above ending with a short drive and camping on the adjoining Tamur River.The next morning, we will raft the Tamur, which is a very powerful and exciting river with over 30 Class 4+ rapids in rapid succession. After rejoining the Sun Koshi, we camp at the confluence, and then the next morning we raft to Chatara and return to Kathmandu. This extra day trip to Tamur is the best way to end the Sun Koshi experience.
This is an ideal trip for those wanting to combine peaceful stretches of stunning scenery, some challenging rapids and the experience of a lengthy trip where lifelong friendships can often begin.
Sunkoshi Tamur Expedition 11 days
(Combine trip of Paddle to Sunkoshi and Tamur River)
Sunkoshi River: 08 days The Sun Koshi (river of gold) is the best classic extended Kayaking trip of Nepal. We offer kayaking trip on Sunkoshi approximate 7 to 8 days. It has big rapids, more remote trip, warm water and great camping, grade IV, big water.
|September - December
|Approx. 475 cumecs
|January - May
|Approx. 100 cumecs
|June - August
|Approx. 120 cumecs
Sun Koshi and Tamur
Rafting put in point
Rafting ending point
River wear gear
Shorts- half pant, T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection), swim wear, Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandals.
- Private Transport from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by van or Private Mini bus, as per above itinerary
- All International standard Rafting equipment as necessary such as self bailing rafts, Gear raft Safety kayakers, Helmets, (PFD) life jackets, outfitter plastic paddles, dry top jackets, waterproof barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag for multiday trip, wet-suite if necessary etc. well trained and highly experienced English speaking Trip Leader, raft Guide and helper etc.a day meals during the rafting,
- Personal nature expenses like toiletries, drink, Trips, gratuities, laundry etc
- in case of any emergency accident, rescue & insurance such as health, evacuation & loss, theft of or damage to baggage & personal effects Trips
- Things you need to bring for the trip
Accessibility and Location
The trip begins and ends Pokhara to Pokhara-after breakfast early morning from Lakeside, transferred by private transportation to the put in point Maldhunga of the Kali Gandaki River bank (appr. 3 hr.drive) and after 3-day apr. 60 km. wildness expedition trip ends and take out at dam (Mirmi). We serve you lunch there, clean up and load the gear and drive back about (5hr.) journey to Pokhara again. Kali Gandaki rafting trip is ideal for combining with any Annapurna region trekking trip before and after according to your holiday plan.
The kali Gandaki River is one of the oldest major tributary of Gandaki river system in mid-west of Nepal. Before Himalayan born 70 million years ago, the river was following from the marginal Himalayan range of Tibetan plate it was falling into the sea of Indian Ocean. After Himalayan rage born it cut the valley of Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) massif in between formed deepest gorge in the world. The kali Gandaki river valley route also known as oldest trading route and holy pilgrimage trail to the Muktinath (nirvana centre).
The beautiful scenery, tumbling waterfalls and grate challenging rapids attract the many whitewater seekers to encounter once upon a time for their rafting experience. This holy river is ideal for medium length wildness expedition and a reward for bird watching and wildlife.
Trip Preparation and pre-departure meeting
Before heading every outdoor trip we would like to request to our guests to be gathered at our office for pre-departure meeting as it is also prime concern to introduce with our team-Trip Leader, Guides, trip staffs and other guests, complete official formalities, discuss about the trip system, timetable and other important matters to make your happy journey successful.
Equipments and Services we provide for the trip
Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food and drinks.
Mountain River Rafting team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believe every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - SRT (Swift Water Rescue Technician), CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and Wilderness First Aid, and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides in every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and make your rafting journey with us more comfort and enjoyable
Care of Environment
The care of environment is our prime concern responsibility to protect the wildness resources of Nepal for future generation. We practice and follow minimum impact polices on our every outdoor journey- by using gas or kerosene as a cooking fuel instead of local firewood. Moreover by disposing and cleaning both biodegradable and non-degradable properly from the campsite.
Day 1: Drive to Dolalghat
Morning start drive to Dolalghat, the rafting starting point of Sunkoshi, Arrive on the river, fix the gears and get ready for rafting. Till now our crews will be prepare the lunch. After lunch your expedition leader will deliver a safety talk and provide for the trip. After 4 hours kayaking choose the campsite on the river beach, evening dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Rafting through Tama Kosi river
Your trip will continue further - you will encounter a big class IV+rapid “ Meat Grinder”. Right after few meters below you’ll meet another river called Tama Kosi. The camp will be set on the left with a beach on the confluence.( Rafting-5-6 hours)
Day 3: Likhu Khola Rafting
After few kilometers below with the confluence of the Likhu Khola you’ll encounter a class III+ rapid Anxiety’ soon followed by a long class 4 rapid ‘High Anxiety’ with a large hole on the left halfway down and a series of holes at the bottom. Continue floating and overnight camp. (Rafting-6-7 hours)
Day 4: Camp at Raighat
Starting with several class II to III+ rapids you will be encountered one of the hardest rapid named ‘Harkapur” class V. After few kilometers rafting, camp at Raighat after the confluence of Dudhkoshi from Mt. Everest region. (Rafting-6-7 hours)
Day 5: Camp at the riverside
The river starts widen from today. After some II to III class rapids you encounter with another nice rapid called “Jaws” class IV+. Continue paddling and camp on the riverside. (Kayking-6-7 hours)
Day 6: Raft through Jungle Corridor
You will encounter few IV+ rapids this day followed by Jungle corridor; the long continuous whitewater and both side waterfalls make your wonderful experience. Overnight camp near by the waterfall (Rafting-6-7 hours)
Day 7: End day of classic Sunkoshi
This is the second last day of the of classic Sunkoshi. You will encounter few III+ rapids, overnight camp nearby Ranitar. (Kayking-6-7 hours)
Day 8: Last stretch of river
The last stretch of river which brings you to the last class IV+ ‘Big Dipper’ is a series of huge standing waves. A few kilometer later Big Arun and Tamur joins together to form the Sapta Kosi. Then you float along on the powerful current, the hills dramatically give way to totally flat Terai and the northern plains of India. This is the end of a classic and memorable river journey. We will end our trip to Sunkoshi at Chatara
Day 9: Drive to Mulghat over night stay.
Day 10: Rafting from Mulghat to Triveni
Rafting from Mulghat to Triveni, the confluence of Arun, Tamur and Sunkoshi, this day is total adrenaline day you have several rapids III - IV+ and more. .
Day 11: Trip end at Chatara and drive to Kathamndu
Finally your trip will end at Chatara and drive to Kathamndu arrive Kathamndu Next day morning, ( if you are too tired take a flight) Or take option flight from Birtanagar and take evening flight to Kathmandu. End trip in Chatara
How many in the group and how many in each raft?
The group size is required minimum 4 people above for each trip,
each raft must be at least 6 pax and a guide, however we can add
up to 8 pax depending on rivers.
How many gear rafts?
We provide gear raft for every multi days wildness trip 1-2 paddle rafts : 1 gear raft
How will you get to and from the river?
We provide private transportation to and from the river for each rafting trip and for those who looking for fly back after the trip to be on extra cost.
How long is each day? How many actual hours on the water?
Normally the rafting duration approximately 4-5 hours each day on the water.
How many in the river team and what are their jobs?
Normally in each trip, we provide a guide for a paddle raft. a safety kayaker and a gear raft guide and they do their team work job accordingly. Our rafting team members are professional and well known their job and you may join for with the team work together.
Where will you camp each night?
We camp each night by the river bank on the sandy beach everyday new camp site where we could set up tents.