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  • Experience Nepal's original multi-day river expedition
  • Enjoy exciting whitewater rapids
  • Experience remote beach camping
  • Have access to local villages
The Sun Koshi is the longest trip (in river miles) offered in Nepal and is rated as one of the top ten river expeditions in the world.

Starting near the Tibetan border and draining off the Eastern Himalayas all the way to the sacred Ganges River in India, this river offers big volume whitewater. A journey down this “river of gold” impresses any rafting or kayaking enthusiast with its relaxing canyons, refreshing waterfalls, bat caves, interesting temples, beautiful white sandy beaches for setting up camp and of course the abundance of whitewater.

If you are looking for a long river expedition with a nice variety of scenery and access to local villages along the way, then the “river of gold” is a classic choice.
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5.0 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Great paddling, big waves and beautiful beach camping
Anonymous From Germany At
5 - Excellent
“The Sun Koshi early in October was lots of fun with the monsoon run-off. The river has lots of waves to offer and some beautiful scenery! The trip was well organized and the guides were super friendly and skilled on and off the river. It was an amazing, memorable journey, thank you again!”
Sun Koshi white water rafting
Gav Wigham From UK At
5 - Excellent
“A fantastic white water rafting experience! 8 days of good rapids, laughs, sun and great people. The guides are outstanding and look aftrr you really well. The meals they make over 8 days going down the river are unbelievable. If you like adventure, thrills, white beaches, camp fires and laughs out in the middle of nowhere this the trip for you. Cant praise it highly enough. You obviously get stretches of calm water but the guide has a laugh with you and the rapids more than make up for these periods. One tip.....pay the $90 for a flight back at the end rather than get the bus, it's a long long journey.”
Camping
Depart Kathmandu around 7 am. Take a private bus to Dolalghat, Sun Koshi River put-in point (approximately 3 hours). Have lunch, a safety briefing and demonstration at put-in point. Enjoy the short 1/2 day rafting to start the river journey, before stopping for riverside camping.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Good times paddling on the Sun Koshi River! Each day on the river will have a similar routine, but please understand that times are just a suggestion and may fluctuate due to weather and river conditions as well as group participation.

General daily routine:
- 7am tea & coffee / 8am breakfast / 9:30am departure
- paddling approx 2-3 hours / lunch on riverside / paddling approx 2-3 hours
- set up camp / relax / explore / practice kayak rolls / dinner 7pm / sleep

On an adventurous trip like this, we request the group work together as a team and pitch in with simple chores at camp. You will be requested to put up your own tents and pack up your own personal gear and sleeping bags. We also ask that all participants wash their own dishes, while we will take care of the majority of kitchen duties. We may also request that participants help out at times with collecting water or firewood etc. Your trip leader will provide a full camp briefing, and by the end of the first day, everyone should be familiar with the routine. This is a nice way to get to know fellow participants and crew and really share in the unique adventure that you are on together.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Good times paddling on the Sun Koshi River! Each day on the river will have a similar routine, but please understand that times are just a suggestion and may fluctuate due to weather and river conditions as well as group participation.

General daily routine:
- 7am tea & coffee / 8am breakfast / 9:30am departure
- paddling approx 2-3 hours / lunch on riverside / paddling approx 2-3 hours
- set up camp / relax / explore / practice kayak rolls / dinner 7pm / sleep

On an adventurous trip like this, we request the group work together as a team and pitch in with simple chores at camp. You will be requested to put up your own tents and pack up your own personal gear and sleeping bags. We also ask that all participants wash their own dishes, while we will take care of the majority of kitchen duties. We may also request that participants help out at times with collecting water or firewood etc. Your trip leader will provide a full camp briefing, and by the end of the first day, everyone should be familiar with the routine. This is a nice way to get to know fellow participants and crew and really share in the unique adventure that you are on together.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Good times paddling on the Sun Koshi River! Each day on the river will have a similar routine, but please understand that times are just a suggestion and may fluctuate due to weather and river conditions as well as group participation.

General daily routine:
- 7am tea & coffee / 8am breakfast / 9:30am departure
- paddling approx 2-3 hours / lunch on riverside / paddling approx 2-3 hours
- set up camp / relax / explore / practice kayak rolls / dinner 7pm / sleep
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Good times paddling on the Sun Koshi River! Each day on the river will have a similar routine, but please understand that times are just a suggestion and may fluctuate due to weather and river conditions as well as group participation.

General daily routine:
- 7am tea & coffee / 8am breakfast / 9:30am departure
- paddling approx 2-3 hours / lunch on riverside / paddling approx 2-3 hours
- set up camp / relax / explore / practice kayak rolls / dinner 7pm / sleep
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Good times paddling on the Sun Koshi River! Each day on the river will have a similar routine, but please understand that times are just a suggestion and may fluctuate due to weather and river conditions as well as group participation.

General daily routine:
- 7am tea & coffee / 8am breakfast / 9:30am departure
- paddling approx 2-3 hours / lunch on riverside / paddling approx 2-3 hours
- set up camp / relax / explore / practice kayak rolls / dinner 7pm / sleep
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Camping
Good times paddling on the Sun Koshi River! Each day on the river will have a similar routine, but please understand that times are just a suggestion and may fluctuate due to weather and river conditions as well as group participation.

General daily routine:
- 7am tea & coffee / 8am breakfast / 9:30am departure
- paddling approx 2-3 hours / lunch on riverside / paddling approx 2-3 hours
- set up camp / relax / explore / practice kayak rolls / dinner 7pm / sleep
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Sleeper bus
Enjoy 1/2 day of paddling to our Sun Koshi River take-out point at Chatara. Have lunch at take-out point, before starting our private bus journey back to Kathmandu (15 hours +/-).
*Note upgrade option to fly from Biratnagar to Kathmandu = $190 USD +/-
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
2 Star Hotel
The bus journey continues to Kathmandu for a mid day arrival.

*Note - our crew will continue to Pokhara at the end of this trip. Its is possible to join us instead of returning to Kathmandu if you wish.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Professional, highly trained & certified rafting guides
  • Professional safety kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • International ISO/CE certified safety equipment including personal PFDs, helmets, paddle jackets, wetsuits & paddles
  • Camping & camping equipment
  • Meals & drinking water
  • Round trip private bus transportation from/to Pokhara
  • River permits
  • Industry standard first aid kits
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Fly back from Biratnagar
what's excluded
  • Insurance (required)
  • Footwear
  • Items of a personal nature (including swimwear, towel, toiletries etc)
  • Tips for guides (optional)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 9 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 24 participants
Age Requirement 16 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Kathmandu, Nepal/ Kathmandu, Nepal
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Minimum age is typically 16. Some exceptions apply. Please inquire with information of younger teens for special consideration. Participants must be water confident and able to swim. Suggested packing list: Shorts / ½ pants Tshirt Sport sandals or comfortable shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet Polypropylene / quick dry long shirts Swimwear Track pants / comfortable long pants Warm fleece Jacket (waterproof shell) Travel towel Socks (just one or two pairs not essential, but evenings can get cold) Shoes (not essential – do not bring big trekking boots) Pyjamas (something comfortable to sleep in) Sun hat Warm hat (in cold months) Personal toiletries Sunscreen / sunscreen lip protection Sunglasses (if you must wear prescription glasses during activity bring a strap) Mosquito repellent Water bottle (please bring a reusable water bottle to help avoid purchasing disposable plastic) Head lamp / flash light Personal first aid kit (add extra contact lenses if appropriate) Sleeping bag (if you do not have one – we will provide a complimentary rental) A little cash for treats, tips and the occasional chance for photographs This trip requires a minimum of 8 participants. In the unlikely event that not enough other people sign up, we will provide an immediate refund.
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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