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The Sun Kosi and Tamur
Trip Overview
Kayaking/Rafting the Sun Kosi & Tamur rivers, Nepal
Grade: III+/IV & IV/IV+
Time Of Year: October - November
Price: from 545 (See Pricing Info Below)
Duration: 14 days
Departure Point: Kathmandu, Nepal
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The Sun Kosi is a brilliant river - at its best in medium to high flows with big bouncy grade III-IV rapids and lots of friendly holes and waves.

Originating near Mount Shisha Pangma in Tibet, the ‘River of Gold’ runs eastward through Nepal draining most of the eastern portion of the Himalayas. From the put-in at Dolalghat to the take-out at Chatra in far-eastern Nepal, the warm water of the Sun Kosi surges, snakes and winds its way through 270km of some of Nepal's remotest countryside. At the right flow this river journey is an incredible combination of exhilarating whitewater, beautiful scenery and glorious white sandy beaches and is truly breathtaking.

The additional section of the Tamur is phenomenal with over 40 class IV+ rapids. It is quite possibly one of the best short river sections offered anywhere in the world. A few class III rapids provide a nice friendly warm-up and then it’s class IV pretty much all the way! By the suspension bridge at Chimrah you’ll have counted at least 25 rapids in 12km, and this really sets the scene. An impressive gorge of sheer rock walls finishes this magnificent river with a scenic finale and takeout at Tribeni, the confluence of the Sun Kosi. The last day completes the trip paddling down to Chatra. Different in nature, steeper and more technical, the Tamur is the perfect complement to the huge volume of the River of Gold and the perfect climax to any Himalayan river adventure.
  Catching a play wave on the Sun Kosi
Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu. You will be met by an AdventureX Guide and then taken to your hotel for the evening. Hot shower then out to one of the many local fine restaurants.
(No meals included)

Day 2
Have the day to explore the amazing city of Kathmandu. Grab a taxi or rickshaw to visit some of the incredible temples and squares that make up this most vibrant of capitals. At 6pm we will have a pre-departure briefing then head off for a meal together.
(Breakfast included)

Days 3 - 9
After a hearty breakfast it’s time to head towards the big river. The first part of the morning is spent explaining the finer points on how to paddle through whitewater. You will encounter numerous smaller rapids on the first two days of the river followed by the more meaty Meat Grinder, High Anxiety and Harkapur. After stopping at Tokshel Harkapur and spending time checking out this porter town we drift down to a rapid called Harkapur 2 and camp for the evening. The famous Dudh Kosi, the river of milk, which tumbles down from Mount Everest forms the next rapid followed by Jaws, then Dead Mans Eddy and cascading water falls. We will then have at least one layover day staying at the same river camp for two nights.
(All meals included)

Day 10
The next big rapid of the trip - The Big Dipper. It’s then a quiet cruise down the confluence with the Tamur and Arun and the beginning of the Sapta Kosi, or the Seven Rivers. By noon we have reached the takeout. Two hours by bus brings us to Mulghat where we make a riverside camp right beside the mighty Tamur River.
(All meals included)

Day 11
The Lower Tamur is without a doubt one of the most exciting things you can do in Nepal, and quite possibly one of the best short river sections offered anywhere in the world. A full day on the river brings us to the sandy camp at the confluence of the Sun Kosi.
(All meals included)

Day 12
The final day we raft the Sun Kosi to Chatra. Transfer back to Kathmandu.
(All meals included, except evening meal in Kathmandu)

Day 13
Free time in Kathmandu for shopping, sight-seeing etc.
(Breakfast included)

Day 14
After a rather leisurely breakfast we take you back to the airport for your return flight to Kathmandu.
(Breakfast included)

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Dates & Pricing
Price includes: Airport pick-up and drop off, all accommodation, all meals on trip, guides, all transport during trip, permits, national park fees (where applicable).
Excludes: personal insurance, meals in Kathmandu, personal drinks (soft drinks, beer etc.), tips, international flight.
Sun Kosi & Tamur Kayaking/Rafting
Minimum group size of 12
Includes 1 free place
(only pay for 11 places)
14 days 895 595pp
Minimum group size of 16
Includes 1 free place
(only pay for 15 places)
14 days 895 545pp
Deposit 250pp
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