Sun Koshi river rafting/kayaking - 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 the river trip are fairly relaxed class 3, giving an excellent opportunity for great teamwork to really develop. As the Sun Kosi 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 Kosi 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, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.
We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
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.
Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.
WhiteWater Nepal takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to the river, unpack and lunch, begin river trip early afternoon, steady afternoon with nothing too difficult.
Day 02: Past 'Meat grinder', and the Tama Kosi Confluence.
Day 03: 'Punch and Judy', Likhu khola confluence and maybe as far as 'High Anxiety'.
Day 04: Past 'High Anxiety', to Hakapur village & rapid. Big day.
Day 05: Layover day? Little Devisthan beach.
Day 06: Dudh Kosi confluence, 'Jaws', camp above jungle corridor.
Day 07: Probably the best, numerous big class 4's in the jungle corridor, 'Rhino rock', 'El Wasto' and others.
Day 08: Out of the corridor, odd class 3 / 4, 'Big Dipper', could arrive Chatra.
Day 09: Arrive Chatra, pack, drive to Kathmandu.