Sunkoshi is known as the river of gold due to the gold that is sometimes panned from the river gravels. This is one of the top ten, best white water rafting in the world. The river of Sunkoshi offers warm water, beautiful scenery and great camping sites that make it a popular choice for multi day rafting trip.
The river rises near Tibet and flows eastward in Nepal through the great valleys between Mahabharata lekh mountain and the Himalaya. Sunkoshi has its own mood; it can be calm, serene and extreme depending upon the unpredictable nature itself. Thus, the Sunkoshi river rafting can be both charming and challenging.
The trip lasts usually for around 9-10 days. The trip begins officially from a drive to Dolalghat; which is the rafting starting point with short rafting camp in Tarang Gaon. The trip ends at Chatara, from where the rafters can take a flight back to Kathmandu. Route to the Chatara brings to you an examination opportunity of many ethnic groups, each of which are unique and colorful as relatively more Rais, Limbus and Newar are seen in this area. In this trip you have 250 different species of orchids to look for. Similarly, the wildlife and the vegetation to look out for as well as River chats, dippers, flycatcher, wall creepers, bulbuls, fork tales are a few of the almost 400 species of birds available around the basin.
The Sunkoshi rafting is popular among many local and external tourists. The rafting is an unforgettable experience once taken because it is full of scenarios that promises a great time into the wild, exploring some of Nepal’s magnificent flora and fauna, the breathtaking rivers and the diverse culture that encompasses the whole of Sunkoshi rafting. This rafting trip operates throughout the year, with peak times generally during the spring and autumn.