A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the River and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners thanks to rivers like Sunkoshi, Seti, and Karnali. Several grades of whitewater rafting trips are available to suit any interest or preference.
Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.
You can combine a SunKoshi and Karnali rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks for those interested in a long day’s expedition. If you have any inquiries about rafting in Nepal, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will provide you with the best options and packages.
Rafting on the Sunkoshi River will be very exciting indeed, as we can view the fascinating scenery as the water passes through the beautiful gorges. The River is referred to as the “river of gold” for a reason. Through the Mahabharata Range Mountains, the River flows from the Himalayas to eastwards in Nepal through the great valley. The River fulfills the significant demand for water in many parts of eastern Nepal through its tributaries.
Sunkoshi River rafting is one of the most benign activities in the world. With each increase in distance, the rafting becomes bigger and bigger. Our rafts will take us further down the Sunkoshi River, which becomes bigger after it confluences with numerous tributaries. Getting to the Sunkoshi River will be both interesting and tiring since we have to trek through remote regions and stay at tented camps for several nights, but you can expect the interesting parts to be visible while hiking and enjoy them to the fullest.
Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the Sunkoshi River that is safe and interesting. Because Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients, the matter of safety while you must also take rafting very seriously, it will be fun and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for nine days at the Sunkoshi River.
Day 1: Drive to Dolalghat
The drive will begin from Kathmandu and will continue for about 3 hours along the main trail. After reaching the Dolalghat at the end of the drive, we will prepare ourselves for rafting in the region. After the preparation, we will sleep at a tent camp for the night.
Day 2: From Dolalghat to Ratemate
On our way to the Ratemate, we will take the river raft to cross three rapids and then spend the night at a campsite near Dolalghat. The rafting towards the Ratemate will be exciting, crossing three rapids.
Day 3: Further down to Harkapur
We may enjoy the stunning scenery while overcoming the hardships of the rushing River as we raft from Ratemate to Harkapur. At Harkapur, we will spend the night in a tent camp after rafting for perhaps 4 to 5 hours.
Day 4: Enjoying the Day
Our two-day rafting trip begins from Harkapur. We will raft for four hours following the flow of the River and then sleep at the tented camp the next night. We will enjoy the evening at the tent camp along with a bonfire if you wish for a relaxing evening.
Day 5: Raft for several hours and camp at Rasuaghat
Following the previous day, we will continue our rafting through the fast-flowing River for another four hours until we reach Rasuaghat. We will spend our night in a tented camp.
Day 6: Raft from Rasuaghat
We will raft from Rasuaghat, following the flow of the River and challenging any obstacles that we encounter. Rafting is thrilling, challenging, and river-based. There will be about four rapids on our rafting expedition. On the sand along the Sunkoshi River, we'll set up camp in a tent for the night.
Day 7: Raft towards the Ranitar
After breakfast, we will resume our rafting trip on the second morning. During the rafting trip, we will challenge the river flow to reach the destination of today. We will raft through the big dipper and will rest at the tented camp at the sand beach of the River for the night.
Day 8: Reaching Chatara
The rafting trip to the Chatara will take only about two hours today, and you will spend the rest of the time visiting and exploring the region. We will spend our night sleeping at the Chatara after spending the day rafting and exploring the surrounding areas during the leisure time we have.
Day 9: Return to Kathmandu
Our journey back to Kathmandu will begin in Chatara. We will drive several hours on the main trail and see the roadside settlements of the local people along the way. After roughly nine days of rafting down the Sunkoshi River, you can enjoy a night in Kathmandu with your friends.
- Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
- Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Accommodation during the trek.
- Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
- Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
- First Aid kit.
- Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
- TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
- All needed government tax/vat.
- International Airfare.
- Your travel insurance.
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
- Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters
After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.
We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.
Which are the most suitable months for rafting in Nepal?
The best time to go rafting is between September and early December and between March and early June. Whitewater rafting is most popular in October. With proper precaution, the Sunkoshi River is good for rafting even in monsoon season.
When was rafting started in Nepal?
About 100 Nepalese were trained in 1976 to become rafting agents, and some of them started their own firms. In 1989, the Government recognized the Nepal Association of Rafting Agents.
Where can I get the local currency for personal expenditure during the trip?
The banks and money exchanges are the two best places to exchange foreign currencies. Money exchanges also offer a legitimate service, and you can exchange cash at your hotel if it is small amounts. Kathmandu offers money exchange facilities. Money changers are located primarily in Thamel. Prices are often displayed on boards in the front of the stores. The Nepali Rupee is the official currency of Nepal.
Furthermore, When you are ready to start your Nepal trekking adventure, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal and thank you for visiting!