An Exciting Adventurous moment of Life: Rafting and Drowned in Sunkoshi River

Our team of Rafting: from left (Bikash, Nisha, Anu and Jeevan) from right (Binaya, me and Bidya)
On 13th October of 2007, all staffs of Equal Access Nepal planned for annual retreat which was rafting on Sunkoshi river. We planned to start our rafting from Dolalghat and end in Nepalthok. We went there by bus and started rafting on 12:30 pm. In our boat, we were 7, working for Naya Nepal program: Binaya Guragain, Bidya Chapagain, Anu Upadhayay, Bikash Koirala, Jeevan Sharma, Nisha Lama and me. Our boat was yellow in color. We had a guide named Amit.
Our team while rafting
We were enjoying a lot because it was our first experience. Near about three hours after, we had a break for snacks. We were waiting for extreme rapids because we enjoyed lots in rapids of river. After snacks, Bikash Jee went to next boat and Shishir Gyawali came to our boat. When we reached on the juction of Chaurikhola and Sunkoshi, there was a huge rapid which was the largest and dangerous wave between Dolalghat to Nepalthok. We had most exciting adventurous moment of life because our boat was turned and we all fell in water.

Equal Access Rafting Team
I went to the bottom of river. At that time, I was confused either I was human or fish. I was struggling to escape from that tsunami wave. Fortunately, I was able to catch the rope of boat then I was hopeful toward life. We four: Bidya, Jeevan, Nisha and me were catching rope but we were unable to know about other three: Binaya, Anu and Shishir. Near about 10 minutes after, we were rescued.


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