Sun Kosi World Class Whitewater River
Another of Nepal’s holy rivers, the Sun Kosi (Sun Koshi) is also known as the River of Gold and gets her name from the goddess Kaushiki. The legend goes that after this virgin goddess created peace on the earth she took the form of the Sun Kosi river. To us here at Adrenaline Rush Nepal the Sun Kosi is truly one of our favorite high water trips in Nepal. It is always a whitewater adventure and a great way to experience the real Nepal. It is river life at it's best.
In length, the Sunkoshi is the longest river trip in Nepal covering 270 km through the changing scenery as it winds it's way toward the southern border. It begins after a 3 hours drive from Kathmandu and is 60 km from the Tibet border. It is a true expedition in that we take everything we need with us on the river for cooking and camping. Along the way we visit local villages to purchase fresh vegetables or local goods to support the river communities. It is not only a excellent rafting and kayaking experience, it is an embrace of culture. Most people choose this river because of the amazing whitewater but fall in love for all the aspects that make up this trip.
Kayaking and Rafting High Water
This is one of the best times do this river and definitely our favorite. In late September - October this river swells from the monsoon rain making for an excellent whitewater trip. This river begins its journey slowly allow the rafter or kayaker to gain a feel for its ways. As the river progresses through fantastic scenery and quaint villages, you can experience Nepal’s culture. Sun Kosi's intensity picks up each day and by the last few days turns out some excellent whitewater. During high water October trips it boasts some of the biggest waves for sure in Nepal, if not around from around the world. This trip is listed as one of the world’s top ten classic river journeys and if you have the time and want to experience the real Nepal, it’s certainly a trip worth considering for not only rafters, but intermediate to experienced kayakers as well.
Sun Kosi Kayak Course and Rafting Low Water
During low water rafting the Sun Kosi is a perfect scenic relaxed trip with a few good rapids each day. It is also the best time to learn to whitewater kayak on this great river. As the river progresses in difficulty day by day you will have time to grow and work on your skills. May is our favorite time to run this course but we offer it throughout the winter. Find out more about learning to kayak at Kayak Course Nepal
RIVER TRIP DETAILS
Meeting Point: Adrenaline Rush Kathmandu 6:30 AM
Start Rafting From: Dolalghat to Chatra
Rafting: 8-9 Days
River Distance: 270km
River Class: 3/4+
Season: Best time : May-June and September-October High Water
The Sunkoshi is a superb river for rafting, with a few easy days warm up before entering the bigger rapids. It’s a good solid rafting trip for all levels of rafter and one of the best long river trips for rafting in the world.
Kayaking on this river can be done by the intermediate to the advanced kayaker. During lower water time it is perfect for a long whitewater kayak course. The rapids are big and bouncy and make for a great fun kayaking trip with plenty of surfing waves and lots of kayak friendly hole to play in . Its an easy accessible trip for kayakers and displays nicely some fine white water and the lush jungle surroundings.
Sun Kosi Rafting Itinerary