Rafting in the River Sun Koshi (Upper)

Rafting in the River Sun Koshi (Upper)

The Sun Koshi here is clean and blue and the river is known for beautiful scenery. Rafting on this section gives rafters a relaxed easy time with no big rapids which makes it ideal for beginners to wet their appetite. The half day trip takes rafters through forested valleys, lovely white beaches and also allows views of the distanct snow-capped mountains. A perfect way to do this trip is to stay overnight at one of the scenic lodges if Dhulikhel enjoying the paranomic view of Himalaya and a specular sunrise the next morning before heading off to the river.

The usual put-in point is the Balefi bazaar which is a three-hour drive from Kathmandu and a two-hour drive from Dhulikhel. Soon after heading down the river there are wide white beaches and a few class I rapids are encountered. However, it's mostly relax, sit back and enjoy the scenery type of trip. The banks are covered in greenary and sightings of monkeys, mongoose and deer are possible. The most enjoyable trip ends at the famous Dolalghat which is the put-out point. An enjoyable one-day trip could also start from Lamosanghu encountering a whitewater Class III section on the way before winding up at Chehare

The best time to go is from October to December and from March to May.

(Source: Nepal Tourism Board)