Sun Koshi and Tamur River
Nature: Combined Rafting/Kayaking
Duration: 10/11 days.
Sun Koshi/Tamur: meaning – ‘The River of Gold’ to view Mt. Everest region
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:
Dumja, the new put-in point, instead of Dolalghat, for Sun Kosi River Rafting/Kayaking is about 3 hour drive east of Kathmandu, “All Trekkers Team provides you with private transportation to the put-in point of the river Sun Koshi. 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, meeting your fellow rafters and also your guide and the team.
The return journey from the take-out point of Sun Kosi and 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 minute to Kathmandu and it is on guest request and additional cost.
The 270 km. of river action take 10 to 11 days – it depends on the season Sun 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 white water encountered at the beginning of the Sun koshi trip is fairly relaxed class 3, giving an excellent opportunity for great teamwork real development. As the river winds its way across the countryside, the size of the white water increases 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 River trip above ending with a short drive and camping on the adjoining with Tamur River. The next morning, we will raft on the Tamur River, 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 joining together, 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 formed.
What we provide are:
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 with you:
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 handi camp be useful to collect all in one.
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 any things if required.
All TRekkers Team 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.