Adventure Trip on the Golden River 

Trip info:


Price: 2100 EUR


Days: 14


Date: 29 April – 12 May 2024


Guides: Jeremie Lamart & Amrit Gurung



• pick-up at the airport

• International guides

 • three nights hotel in Kathmandu

• one night at hotel in Nagarkot

• camping equipment for accommodation during the paddling trip

• all meals on the paddling trip

• kayak for you who kayak

• permit for paddling

• sightseeing in Kathmandu

• flight from Chatra back to Kathmandu


Not included:

• Flight to / from Nepal

• food in Kathmandu

• packraft

• visa

• tips


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Adventure Trip on the Golden River 

We begin this nine-day river adventure about thirty km from the border with Tibet. The large and warm Sun Kosi River takes us through a green river valley. Every day we get to enjoy both rapids with big, beautiful waves and calm sections as we float forward and enjoy the stillness. You who are not used to paddling white water go on our rubber raft with one of Nepal’s most experienced rapids guides, Amrit Gurung. You who paddle kayak or packraft are coached by one of Europe’s most experienced packraft guides, Jeremie Lamart.

Food is prepared on the river bank and served three times a day and we spend each night in tents on a lovely sandy beach. After 300 km and 9 days on the river, we are in the lowlands of Nepal not far from the border with India. Rafting or kayaking? If you choose to go on the raft, you do not need to have any previous experience. If you paddle a whitewater kayak or packraft, you should have paddled a grade III rapid before. You don’t have to be a professional paddler , this white water trip in Nepal is an excellent chance to develop your paddling skills with our guides.

The first few days we paddle grade II rapids and then slowly Sun Kosi and the rapids get bigger and you will soon be amazed at the size of the waves!


Day by day programme:

Day 1: You will be picked up from the flight and checked into your hotel. Then you meet your guides who give a briefing on equipment and paddling plans. You enjoy the first evening in Nepal together at the famous restaurant New Orleans Café. Night at hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast, you go kayaking and try out equipment. Then we get on the bus and head east from Kathmandu to the mountain village of Nagarkot, which is famous for its beautiful mountain views. After lunch we do a village walk to see a bit of Nepal’s countryside. Night at hotel.

Day 3: If we’re lucky with the weather, we’ll get a fantastic sunrise over the snow-covered mountain peaks in the distance. After breakfast at the hotel, it is then time to go further east, about two hours, to the river Bhote Koshi where we will begin our whitewater rafting. We check in at the simple and peaceful Rafting Star Camp resort. We will then do a safety briefing and paddling training. We divide kayak/packraft paddlers by level, so those who need a little light warm-up paddle class II or III and those who would rather take the opportunity to paddle some continuous class IV – do so. The night is spent in tents at the resort.

Day 4: Everything we are going to take with us on this very special trip is packed on an equipment raft below the resort and off we go. We float forward and paddle through calm rapids (class II). On the side of the river we see villages where people. We paddle about 25 km. Camping on a sandy beach.

Day 5: Among many rapids, there will be two bigger rapids today (class III). We set up camp near a Hindu temple where the locals pray to the god Shiva. Camping on a sandy beach.

Day 6: The morning is calm and we float forward in slow motion, but after the confluence with the river Tamba Kosi Sun Kosi doubles in volume. We paddle through a section with many long wave trains with large rolling waves. We set up our camp at the confluence with the Likhu Khola. Camping on a sandy beach.

Day 7: One of today’s big rapids is called ”High Anxiety”. We paddle through a small canyon with steep cliffs on each side. Camping on a sandy beach.

Day 8: Today is the time for the biggest rapid on Sun Kosi, namely Harkapur (class IV/V). This is a long exciting rapid with big waves and holes that we carefully inspect from shore to find the best line through. Anyone who feels up to it can simply walk past the rapids. We have lunch next to the confluence with the Dudh Kosi, the river that flows from Mt Everest. Camping on a sandy beach.

Day 9: The volume of the river is increasing every day. Today our journey begins with the big rapids ”Jaws” and ”Dead Mans Eddy”, which are not at all as dangerous as they sound, but are just as exciting with big, beautiful, booming waves. Now it’s up to you on the raft to follow the guide’s commands and paddle in time! Camping on a sandy beach.

Day 10: Today we take a much-needed and well-deserved rest day. Take the opportunity to wash some clothes, read a good book, play beach volleyball, enjoy vacation, sun, sandy beach and each other’s company! You who have paddled an inflatable boat might want to try kayaking! Camping on a sandy beach.

Day 11: Today we paddle through ”The Jungle Corridor”, a 10 km long stretch of jungle with continuous rapids with long glorious wave trains. We have lunch on a beach next to a waterfall. Camping on a sandy beach.

Day 12: Now we only have a couple of hours of paddling left. After passing the confluences of the two great rivers Arun and Tamur, we soon enter the Indian subcontinent and suddenly the earth is flat. A bus is waiting for us to take us to the airport, and soon we are back in Kathmandu. Hotel.

Day 13: In the morning we visit the large Buddhist stupa Bouda in the Tibetan area of Boudanath. The rest of the day is free. Hotel.

Day 14: So the day has come when it is time to go home. There are plenty of small shops near the hotel if you want to take the opportunity to buy gifts and souvenirs. Our guide arranges transport to the airport.

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Forspaddling Nepal. Camping på sandstrand vid floden Sun Kosi