Sun Kosi Rafting Itinerary
Grab some fresh Bakery goods hot out of the oven for our 3 to 4 hour bus drive along the friendship highway to Dolaghat. The road takes us high above the river with awesome views of the Himalaya along the way. We take some lunch on the river bank in the bustling town and set up the rafts at which point your guides will issue you with the standard rafting equipment, a paddle, a helmet and a life jacket. We then head to the river for our safety briefing. Listen carefully for instruction and how to act upon the guide’s commands, not falling out of the raft and having a good time. Of course we will also tell you what to do in the likely event of you falling out of the raft. We head to the river for a gentle afternoon of rafting and a nice introduction to the rafting gang to get our coordination and team work up to scratch for the days to come.
Before us we have 270km of blissfully traffic free river to ourselves with plenty of world class rapids to keep us on the edge of our seats. The river carries us along at a nice pace through huge holes, rapids and past massive boulders in the river. At night times we will camp out on the lush white beaches where we can unwind after a hard days paddling. The course of the Sun Koshi offers up some world renowned rapids, such as Harkapur 2, Dead Mans Eddy and Jaws. Further down the river joins with the white flowing Dhud Koshi which has tumbled its way down form Everest, the water gets noticeably colder as well. The 7 km of river called the Jungle Corridor looms up to us after this meeting of rivers. It’s a wild wild rapid ride through a steep sided jungled canyon from one pounding rapid to the next, that’s going to get your heart racing.
Just when you think its all over, the last big rapid of this trip is called The Big Dipper, after which the river lets up, we all let out a sigh of relief and make our take out near where the Sun Koshi joins with the Tamur and the Arun Rivers. It’s a short drive and flight back to Kathmandu where awe can all have a hot shower, let down our hair and celebrate our amazing trip on one of the world’s best white water rafting rivers.