8-9 river days
Group Size

Sunkoshi Watercourse Rafting Itinerary

Gathering strength from tributaries draining the highest mountains in the world the white water on the Sun Kosi is Biblical, even expedition-size rafts disappear into the vastness of crashing waves and rolling, boiling water. After the monsoon the river is high and wild, and definitely not for the faint-hearted. Whipped, foamy white water where narrow gorges constrict the river’s flow, the rapids here are long and powerful. The warm waters of the Sun Kosi surge, snake and wind for 270 km to the east of Nepal. While the lower sections of large volume rivers are usually rather flat, the Sun Kosi reserves some of its biggest and best rapids for the last days. At the right flow it’s an incredible combination of white water, scenery, villages, and truly quiet and introspective evenings on huge sandy beaches along what many people consider to be one of the world’s 10 classic river journeys.

Is It For Me? With no warm up days you are straight into the action with this one. If you are short of time but still want a wilderness experience then this river is perfect for you.


Day 1

You’ll arrive into Kathmandu, you’ll be met by your Drift Nepal Expedition’s staffs and have some time to explore this great city.

Day 2

Explore Kathmandu, the worlds largest outdoor museum. Walk or take a rickshaw around the temples, stupas or shops or take in a coffee and an amazing view of the Himalayas from a terrace coffee shop. We hold our pre departure meeting this evening.

Day 3

We will be taken to our bus from the hotel my the novel means of transport, rickshaws. We drive to the river taking in stunning views of Everest on a clear day. We give you safety and paddle instructions and start off our 270 km journey.

Day 4-10

Rafting the Sun Kosi at these levels is amazing! We run fantastic rapids such as High Anxiety, Harkapur, and Jaws. It isn’t just the river, we leave roads behind, and travel 270 km, camping on expansive beaches, washing in a gorgeous waterfall, or visiting the many temples dotted along this river.

Day 11

The best finish to any river trip we do… Big Dipper! We drive to Biratnagar and fly back to Kathmandu. We have a celebration post trip meal together at one of the many great restaurants on offer.

Day 12

After breakfast we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

Day 13

After a leisurely breakfast we take you back to the airport for your flight home.

Package Includes:

Travel fare

Professional guide

Wholeday food

Package Excludes:

Extra Snacks


Sunkosi River Rafting Nepal
Sunkosi River Rafting Nepal
Sunkosi River Rafting Nepal

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