Sun Koshi River is one of the best raft able trips in the world. Big rapids, warm water, beautiful scenery and great camping make this a classic multi-day river trip. Sun Koshi means 'River of Gold'. The river rises near Tibet and flows eastwards through the great valley between the Mahabharat Lakh mountains and the Himalaya. It forms the watershed for most of eastern Nepal. For the majority of the trip there are no roads or towns. This is unspoiled, rural Nepal at its best. All along the river are beautiful large white sandy beaches for camping, and the lower section of the river is heavily forested with troops of monkeys and an abundance of bird life.
Sun Koshi River Rafting trips start right here from Dolalghat. Since the Banepa-Bardibas highway is now in operation, it is possible to arrange a trip from Dumjabesi. One of the nice things about the Sun Koshi is that, with the exception of a few big rapids like Harkapur the general standard of the river gets progressively harder as you descend it so there is time to loosen up and practice your skills on easy water before you reach the more interesting bigger and more challenging rapids lower down the river. You will be pleasantly surprised and flattered by how much your skills improve by the end of the trip!
For the vast majority of the river there are no roads or towns, just the occasional picturesque village and friendly shouts of "Namaste" from the bank this is UN-spoilt, rural Nepal at its best. All along the river are beautiful large white sandy beaches for camping and the lower section of the river is heavily forested with troops of monkeys and an abundance of bird life.