|Departure:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
Sun Koshi/Tamur: meaning – ‘The River of Gold’ Mt. Everest region (11 days)
This adventure packed journey is rated among the world’s top ten river journeys. The constantly changing scenery ensures that everyday is full of anticipation of Himalayan wonders. The initial part of the journey offers stunning mountain vistas, open valleys, lush green forests and charming Nepali villages. The concluding part of the trip takes you to the vast open expanses of the plains with the flourishing village of Chatara.
The initial part of the journey on the Sun Koshi provides fairly easy grade 3 rapids and this enables familiarization and teamwork to develop. As the river progresses across the country, the rapids gather volume and it is quite common for curious onlookers on the beach to lose sight of the rafts !
The classic Sun Koshi trip concludes with short drive and camping on the banks of the Tamur River. The following morning will see us rafting on thr Tamur River which has a succession of grade 4+ rapids ( approx. 30 of them ). We will rejoin the Sun Koshi and set up camp on the banks of the confluence. The next morning we raft onto Chatara and head back to Kathmandu. The extra day on the Tamur is an ideal way to conclude this adventure.
This trip is best suited for those who wish to combine calm and placid stretches of riverine scenery with a set of challenging rapids.
|September – December||V||Approx. 475 cumecs|
|January – May||V-||Approx. 100 cumecs|
|June – August||Not runable||Approx. 120 cumecs|
Trip Preparation and pre-departure meeting
Before heading every outdoor trip we would like to request to our guests to be gathered at our office for pre-departure meeting as it is also prime concern to introduce with our team-Trip Leader, Guides, trip staffs and other guests, complete official formalities, discuss about the trip system, timetable and other important matters to make your happy journey successful.
Equipments and Services we provide for the trip
Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food and drinks.
Things you need to bring for the trip
River wear gear: shorts- half pant, T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection), swim wear, Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandals.
For the camp site wear: Personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, Trouser/pant, under garments socks, a towel, light shoe, Fleece type pullover, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, reading and writing materials, medication recommended by your doctor.
Nepaltours River Rafting team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believe every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses – AR/CPR, Wildness First-Aid and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides in every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and make your rafting journey with us more comfort and enjoyable.
Care of Environment
The care of environment is our prime concern responsibility to protect the wildness resources of Nepal for future generation. We practice and follow minimum impact polices on our every outdoor journey- by using gas or kerosene as a cooking fuel instead of local firewood. Moreover by disposing and cleaning both biodegradable and non-degradable properly from the campsite.
Name of River : Sun Koshi / Tamur River
Days at River : 11
Distance covered on River : 35 km / 19 miles Approx.
Difficulty : 5-
Raft put in Point: Dolalghat / Mulghat
Rafting End Point: Chatara
Water Volume (Cumecs): 750
Ideal Season: Spring & Autum