Trishuli River Rafting

Trip Highlights of Trishuli River Rafting

Trip Duration 1 Day
Maximum Altitude 1300m
Difficulty Grade Easy
Best Seasons Spring-Automn
Start & End Point Kathmandu
  • A river for all types of outdoor sports lovers, from beginners to expert rafters
  • Enjoyable, exciting float downstream on the Himalayan glacial Trisuli River
  • Scenic float to bouncy waves and surprising, delightful white-water rapids.
  • A rafting thrill in the comfort of lovely river lodges and resorts by the riversides
  • Trisuli River with various options for a day or more with delightful moments

Overview of Trishuli River Rafting

Trishuli River Rafting is the most popular river for rafting in Nepal, as well as for kayaking, due to its easy accessibility. The river flows along the main highway of Nepal, a few hour drive from the capital city Kathmandu and scenic Pokhara.

The name Trishuli means a trident, a weapon of the Hindu God Shiva. The river is also joined by three major tributaries, Budi Gandaki, Masrsyangdi, and Seti, eventually becoming a wide Narayani River. Trisuli River is the source of the glaciers of the massive Ganesh and Langtang Himal ranges. It flows down south to mid-hills and then at low warm Terai, which makes Trishuli an enjoyable Rafting Rivers.

Trisuli River, where one can enjoy the exciting float for a day or more, having delightful thrills. As you paddle through, encounter Ladies Delight, Monsoon, Upsets, and Surprise, as well as Pinball and ‘S’ bend rapids as you float downstream scenic views of rural farm villages and deep forests, and chances of spotting some wildlife.

Itinerary of Trishuli River Rafting

Detail Trishuli River Rafting for a day:

Morning having early breakfast or en route to ‘Put-In Point’ of Rafting at Chauradhi village, our staff will pick you up from the hotel. A drive on a car, coach, or bus, according to group size, on leaving the city suburb and beyond Kathmandu valley. On the drive, enjoy distant views of Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu as far as Annapurna Himalayas in the far west. A downhill ride on the winding road for an hour, then on a good smooth main highway of the country. Drive through farm towns and villages past Naubise, Galche, and Malekhu, then reach Chauradhi, a roadside village. The river is not too far from the road head. Walk to the bank of the Trisuli River, where the captain/guide of the boat and rafting crews will welcome you.

Lunch depends upon time permitting, either on the sandy beach of Trisuli River or downstream beaches. A picnic-style lunch with bread, noodles, canned fish, meats and salads, and fresh seasonal fruits with cold orange or lemon drinks.

Captain, the head river guide, will brief on safety measures and paddling technique skills required, especially on big rapids. After getting geared up with helmets, life-jackets and Rafters need to wear shorts and T-shirts, and waterproof suits as optional.

The captain will guide you to your seats on the side tube of the raft after getting hold of a paddle each. Valuables like cameras, cell-phone, etc., are put in a water-proof barrel. Raft downstream as the captain gives orders from back, right, left, paddling as you come across smaller waves and go through a bouncy rapid Ladies Delights, and then soon encounter Monsoon rapids. The captain might stop the boat before heading to the big rapid called ‘Upset’ to scout for the best way to enjoy and conquer the notorious Upset rapids with curly waves.

Getting ready, sitting tight, going through Upset rapidly, the most exciting thrill of the day. After a safe and enjoyable dramatic movement, we soon paddle through another great rapid called ‘Surprise,’ close to the roadside village of Filing.

Enjoying the rapid Surprise, paddle downstream and going through the last small exciting ‘Bijali’ Rapid. It means electrifying, as excitement happens all of a sudden, and slowly raft reaches the bank of Trisuli River near Kurin-Ghat nice village.

End the day full of exciting activities paddling and going through the thrill of various rapids. A short walk uphill to the roadside and the village with shops and stores, where our vehicles will be waiting with your dry clothes.

After getting dressed up in normal dry clothes, head back to Kathmandu after an exciting and memorable adventure on Trisuli River Rafting.

Options for interested people, after ending the day rafting at Kurin-Ghat village, one can drive to scenic Pokhara or towards Chitwan National Park for a jungle safari. The other option is to stay in wayside river resorts and enjoy a cable car ride to the holy temple of Mankamana, located on a hilltop across River Trisuli.

Car 6 Jours


What's Included?
  • Ground Transportation as the size of the group by private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Rafting equipment
  • Rafting guide and Trshuli river permit
  • Government taxes and office service charge
What's Excluded?
  • Accommodation and Food in Kathmandu
  • personal Items such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips for rafting guide and staff

Essential Information - Trishuli River Rafting

Why people choose the Trisuli River Rafting:

Trisuli is the most popular river for rafting, as one can enjoy it for a day to two days or more. Where one can have exciting moments as one paddle through countless bouncy waves and thrilling rapids. Most people choose Trisuli Rafting due to its easy accessibility, where one can join the adventure from Kathmandu or Pokhara. As the river offers various options for visitors, one can head to Pokhara or Kathmandu after the rafting thrills. One can float further downstream to Chitwan National Park for a wildlife safari with a surge of adrenaline on rafting Trisuli.

Besides its closeness to the main highway, the climate is soothing with sub-tropical temperatures and spending overnights in river resorts.

Trisuli Rafting is fun and enjoyable for all types of people, from family and school/college groups to high executives. Trisuli River provides delightful moments from scenic float to moderate to exciting white-water rapids, with time to visit local villages.

Things to prepare for Trisuli River Rafting:

On booking with the right local Rafting Companies or River Runners, find the quality of equipment provided. As well as choosing the options for a day of a few hours rafting to two days. Knowing the types of rafts used from middle oars, which is best for the family with children and elderly people. Back oars where all participants need to paddle, as per the order and instructions from the captain of the boat.

Gathering information on what type of clothing and gear is required as per the duration of rafting and getting prepared to carry the right items needed for rafting for a day or more. The most important is the right seasons for rafting, obtaining information on the best time for rafting, the condition of the river, and the water volume.

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