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Rafting on Sunkosi: The River of Gold, Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 12 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: March - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 350 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 350 US Dollar (USD)

Beautiful scenery, culture encounters, and exciting white water make the Sunkosi one of the ten Best River rafting and kayaking rivers in the world.

To run Sunkosi River just after monsoon must rate as one of life's most exhilarating experiences. At this time of the year, the river is high and wild, and definitely not for the faint-hearted.

Nepal's "River of Gold", the Sun Kosi rises high near Mt. Shisha Pangma in Tibet, and runs eastwards in Nepal through the great Mahabharat Lekh mountains. It forms the watershed for most of eastern Nepal. Gathering strength from tributaries draining the highest mountains of the world, it emerges onto the northern plains of India where it joins the Ganges. Together they wind down to the bay of Bangal and into the Indian Ocean.

From the put-in at Dolalghat to the take-out at Chatara the expedition covers 270 km through some of Nepal's most remote countryside. There are no roads, towns, or other trappings of civilization and we must rely totally on our own supplies and experience.

The rapids on the first few days are not difficult no needed experience and prepare us for the harder rapids below. Five rapids; Meat grinder, High Anxiety, Jaws, Hakapur II, Roller Coaster, and the Big Dipper are only some of the rapids that have earned their names and reputations from previous expeditions. Unlike most rivers in this region, there are rapids all the way down the Sun Kosi, and the last few days are some of the best. Long Nine days of constant rapids, time spent exploring villages, jungle, and some of the small Hindu temples along the way make this a classic river expedition.

Itinerary:
Day 1: We'll leave from Thamel (Kathmandu) for our put-in-point Dolalghat (650m); Pachuwarghat. Overnight Camp.

Day 2: Rafting to Chainpur. Overnight Camp. Rapid: 2-3 class

Day 3: Rafting to Jhagare. Overnight Camp.Rapid: Class 4 / Dead Man, Eddy, Rhino Rock.

Day 4: Rafting to Rai Ghat. Overnight Camp.Rapid: Class 5 / Harkapur 1, Harkapu 2.

Day 5: Rafting to Rasuwaghat. Overnight Camp. Rapid: Class 4/Dead Man, Eddy, Rhino Rock.

Day 6: Rafting to near to waterfall. Overnight Camp. Rapid: Class 3-4/ Jungle Corridor and Roller Coaster.

Day 7: Rafting to Tribeni. Overnight Camp. Rapid: 3-4 class / Big Dipper.

Day 8: Rafting to Chatra (252m)/ 4 PM land transport (bus) to Kathmandu.

Day 9: In the morning time arrival in Kathmandu.

Supplemental Tour Information:
The raft can be operated with combine trip of Royal Chitwan National Park while you drive back to Kathmandu. Please let us know if you want to visit the park also. Season: March till May and October till November.

Grade - Class : 5 V

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- 350 USD per person
- Single supplement 105 USD.

Price Includes:
- Transportation on private minibus
- Meals as mentioned
- All rafting equipment
- Licensed holder guide
- Numbers of porters and helper
- Necessary permit.

Price Excludes:
- Meals other than mentioned
- Drinks and bar Bill
- Tipping
- Personal insurance
- Other things not mentioned
- Hotel and food in Kathmandu.

Note: If you take flight back the cost will be US$ 80 extra.

About This Supplier
Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2007

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