||Predeparture meeting at Royal Beach Camp Kathmandu office in the afternoon to fit kayaks and meet all the participants and guides. The trip leader will go through what we need to bring, weather conditions and clothing and departure time for the next day etc. Hotel in Kathmandu and group dinner.
||At 7 am we meet in RBC Kathmandu office, store baggage and finalize plans. After a quick breakfast we drive to Dolalghat – our river starting point of the Sun Koshi. The drive is spectacular with magnificent views of the Himalayan Ranges on a clear day. Upon arrival at Dolalghat we unload gear, lunch will be served and a full safety briefing will be given by your expedition leader. We paddle our first strech of class II-III water and camp on the first beach, learning how to set up our camp for the night.
||After breakfast we pack up the gear and start rolling down the river. Today you will encounter a big water class 4 rapid “The Meat grinder”. It is a fairly straight run down the center. Round the corner the Tamba Kosi river is joining from the left. We camp on the perfect beach on the confluence. Right next to the camp there is a Shiva temple.
||Today is an easy drift in the morning and after lunch we punch a few good rapids. There is one more river joining here, the Likhu Khola. A few kilometers after the confulence we go thrrough a long class 4 rapid called “High Anxiety”. After a couple of more hours of paddling we look for a camp on the beach.
||Today starts with several class 3+ rapids before we arrive in Harkapur, a small village right by the river. At this point we have done half of our journey. Right after the village there is one of the hardest rapids on the rive, “Harkapur II”. We scout the rapid and shoot right down the middle. A few km below “Harkapur II”, the mighty Dudh Kosi River (the river draining from Mt. Everest) joins the Sun Koshi. Now the volume of the river is about three times more then on the first day. We paddle a couple of more hours down to Rai Gha,t a small village on the river left and camp.
||Below Rai Ghat we meet some small rapids leading to bigger ones, like “Jaws” and “Dead Mans Eddy”. After doing the harder rapids we have couple of hours of easy drift before arriving to “Rihno Rock”. We punch “Rihno Rock” and enter the “Jungle Corridor”. We camp in the jungle tonight and save the hard water for the morning.
||Today is an exciting day as you will encounter the “Jungle Corridor” a continuing white water sections of class III-IV rapids. At the end of this section we arrive at the waterfall beach where we do a lunch break and take a short walk to the waterfall for a shower. Afternoon drift down to the next camp.
||Now we have a few more rapids left on the last stretch of the river bringing you to the last class IV rapid “The Big Dipper” with a series of huge standing waves. After this rapid the river mallow out and you will arrive at the Arun and Tamur River confulances. Theese two rivers make the Sun Koshi change name into the Sapta Koshi. It´s our last night camping on the river journey.
||In the morning it is a couple of hours drift on the Sapta Koshi and we stop to visit an old Hindu tempel at Braha Chetra. We arrive in the lowlands, Terai, and the hills dramatically opens up in to the Indian plains. Your classic and memorable river journey will end at Chatara.Options to get back to Kathmandu: We take an overnight 18 hour busride back to Kathmandu or take a short flight. Flight is not included in the price (cost approx 150 EUR). Also an option is to take the bus and stop a few hours before Kathmandu at Royal Beach Camp – our basecamp in the Himalayas, for more kayaking or a few days of relaxation.
||Arrive in Kathmandu or Royal Beach Camp by bus. If flying back you arrive back in Kathmandu on day 9.