Sun Kosi “River of Gold”

Difficulty: 4 / (4 +)
From: Sukute Beach Resort to Chatra
Distance: 270km
River Days: 8 – 9
Av. Gradient: 10 ft per mile
Best Season: Sept – Oct – May

The Sun Kosi or, ‘River of Gold’ is rated one of the top ten river trips in the world. The river rises near Shisha Pangma in Tibet and runs eastwards, draining the highest mountains in the world before emerging on the plains of India, where it joins the Ganges. Our journey takes us 270km through some of Nepal’s remotest regions giving you a unique wilderness experience. A dream trip for rafters and experienced kayakers the Sun Kosi combines pristine beaches, warm water and the thrill of Himalayan white water.

One of the ten best River trips in the world. Big rapids, warm water, beautiful scenery and great camping make it a classic multi-day river expedition. A great trip for advanced / intermediate and seasoned kayakers.


Rafters need no previous experience.


This is the perfect river for the advanced intermediate expert Kayakers. The majority of the rapids are pool-drop with great surfing and hole riding. Experienced safety kayakers accompany each trip offering, advise on rapids and tips on improving your technique. A good roll is a prerequisite.

Day 1

7 am meet at Equator Sales Office KTM- store extra luggage. Breakfast, (not included). Drive Sukute Beach Resort lunch . Safety briefing, raft Upper Sun Kosi / Bhote Kosi Continuous class 4 rapids. Stay Sukute Resort the put-in-point of the Sun Kosi.

Day 2

Breakfast - load rafts - lunch. Depart

Day 3

Big class 4+rapids "No exit" and " Meatgrinder". Tamba Kosi joins the Sun Kosi on the doubling the volume of the Sun Kosi Camp located near a beautiful Shiva temple overlooking the confluence.

Day 4

Several km below the confluence of the Likhu Khola we negotiate the, "Anxiety" series of rapids, including, pre, post and "High Anxiety". Scout and possible photo stop. Camp.

Day 5

Arrive at Hakapur bazaar. Prepare to run one of the largest and most difficult rapids on the river Hakapur II. Camp beyond the confluence of the Sun Kosi and Dudh Kosi, which drains Mt Everest.

Day 6

Rest day trek or relax.

Day 7

"Jaws" I, II & III', Rhino Rock, camp above the Jungle Corridor.

Day 8

The "Jungle Corridor" contains several kilometers of continuous white water. Waterfalls cascade down both sides of the canyon. It is a remote and wild place demanding commitment

Day 9

A relaxing morning floating through stunning landscapes soaking up the sun and watching the world go by. The Big Dipper a fitting finally to the Sun Kosi. Huge standing waves and a giant hole separate you between the Himalaya and the northern plains of India. After the confluence of the Arun Rivers the foothills dramatically give way to flat lands of the Terai and the take out point, Chatra. Drive- KTM

Day 10

Arrive KTM

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