WhiteWater Nepal - Sun Koshi and Tamur River Rafting/Kayaking

Fact Sheet

Sun Koshi/Tamur: meaning - 'The River of Gold' Mt. Everest region (10/11 days)

Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 5 Approx.475 cumecs
January - May 5- Approx.100 cumecs
June - August Not runable Approx 1200 cumecs

Location, Transportation and Timetable
River action Dumja, instead of Dolalghat the new put-in point for Sun Kosi River Rafting/Kayaking is about 3 hour drive east of Kathmandu, "WhiteWater Nepal (P.) LTD." provides you with private transportation to the put-in point of the river Sun Koshi. The 270 km. of river action take 10 to 11 days - it depends on the season. There is an orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with an opportunity to ask any further questions you may have, to meet your fellow rafters and also your guide and the team.
The return journey from the take-out point of Sun Kosi & Tamur River Trip Chatara, in the far south east of the country, takes approximately 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara), flight takes around 50 min. to Kathmandu and it is on additional cost.

CampingSun Koshi River in combination with exciting river section of Tamur river - a classic river trip is famous for being one of the top ten river journeys in the world. The ever changing scenery helps to ensure that every day on the river is exciting and different. The beginning of the trip sees high mountains, open valley, forests and small remote villages. The final days bring you to open plains and the thriving village of Chatara.

The rapids encountered at the beginning of the Sun koshi trip are fairly relaxed class 3, giving an excellent opportunity for great teamwork real development. As the river winds its way across the country the size of the rapids increase and it is not unknown for villagers watching from the riverbank to lose sight of the raft in the huge waters!

The unique Sun Kosi trip above ending with a short drive and camping on the adjoining with Tamur River.The next morning, we will raft the Tamur, which is a very powerful and exciting river with over 30 Class 4+ rapids in rapid succession! After rejoining the Sun Koshi, we camp at the confluence, and then the next morning we raft to Chatara and return to Kathmandu. This extra day trip to Tamur is the best way to end the Sun Koshi River Trip experience.

This is an ideal trip for those wanting to combine peaceful stretches of stunning scenery, some challenging rapids and the experience of a lengthy trip where lifelong friendships can often begin.

What we provide
Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.
We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What to bring
Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.

What you need to tell us
Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip.
Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.

WhiteWater Nepal takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.

Welcome to Sun Kosi River Rafting/Kayaking with "WhiteWater Nepal (P.) LTD." !