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Trishuli River Rafing

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2 Days
Availability : Oct - Mar 2017
Min Age : 21+
Tour Details

Rapids: Snail’s nose, Monkey rapid, Malekhu rapid, Teendevi, Twin Rocks, Ladies Delight, Highway, Monsoon, Upset, Surprise, Bijuli, S-Bend and Pinball Rapid.

Trishuli, River named after the ‘Trident’ of Lord Shiva, a Hindu deity, is Nepal’s most popular river for whitewater rafting with its easy access from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The scenic valleys, astounding gorges, exhilarating rapids including easier and relaxing sections all make Trishuli a perfect rafting river for both first-timers and experienced rafters. One can raft for a varied duration depending upon time and interest normally from a day to four days enjoying the opportunity to observe Nepal’s diversity of demography, landscapes, cultural heritage along with the diverse flora and fauna.

Unlike other rivers, which are open during specific seasons, the exhilarating rapids of Trishuli welcome keen rafters during the monsoon as well, presenting a more challenging ride with powerful rapids and swollen waters.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu, Nepal. International Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Airfare is not included

Price Excludes

  • Airfare with Tax
  • Beverages
  • Tips and Expenses of personal nature.


  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees

Day 1Charaudi to Kuringhat

Early morning after breakfast, we leave Kathmandu at about 7.00 AM for our exciting Trishuli trip. We drive to Charaudi, our put-in-point (starting point for rafting), which takes approximately two and a half hours from Kathmandu. We will be greeted by the locals with beaming smiles. They are happy to see foreign faces once again geared up for rafting. After the crew assembles the rafts, we head towards the river for our safety briefing when paddling procedures and safety equipment will be explained.

During this day, we go through a number of rapids rated 1+ to 3+. Yes, the experience of tackling a rapid would be like accomplishing an absolute mission followed by our paddles raised in the air with everybody cheering “Bingo”. All rapids are rated or graded using an international rating scale. The grade of a rapid depends upon its difficulty level with 1 being the easiest and 6 being too difficult for rafting. All rapids have interesting names and our informed guides can relate the story behind each one.

After paddling for about two hours, we head for lunch to a beach unique for its strange sculptured boulders. Paddling through the splashing rapids inevitably tires our muscles and what could be more delightful than having a scrumptious meal al fresco, enjoying the sights and sounds of the river. Shortly after lunch, we enter the Trishuli gorge. As the canyon narrows, the walls become steeper, and the river accelerates causing the rapids to increase in size and frequency. This is the time to hang on tight!

After such a stimulating experience, it is humbling to see a majhi (local fisherman) building his precarious traps in such turbulent waters.

Our last rapid Jhoolunge Pul, is named after an old suspension bridge. Here we also often encounter an enthusiastic group of onlookers who line the bridge, excitedly waiting to see us pass beneath them. The geological formations are extremely interesting along the Trisuli River.

When we halt, everyone is welcome to help the crew with camp chores. Once the tents are pitched, a savoury dinner will be prepared over gas stoves.

Kunringhat is a popular destination among the Nepalese as it is the gateway to the holy Manakamana temple. It is believed that with the Goddess’ blessings, devotees will have their wishes fulfilled. It is wonderful camping out on the riverside with the bright stars so clear in the dark night sky while all the while enjoying the rumbling of the river. Our night does not end with dinner. Indeed, many adventure stories are told by the camp.

Day 2Kuringhat - Mugling

Our morning starts early but our second day has a leisurely pace. After breakfast, we continue down from Kuringhat for yet another fun-filled day. This day definitely presents us with thrilling rapids, but it’s our last day on the river. We are also rewarded with delightful scenic views along the way. The green and golden paddy fields, surrounding hills, riverside country life and the terraced hillsides attract our attention, which adds to the immense pleasure of our river trip.

We raft for about 1 ½ hours till we reach the confluence of Trishuli and the raging Marshyangdi. The Marshyangdi river comes from west Nepal and is one of the most popular rivers for white water rafting. Marshyangdi is quite technical compared to Trishuli and is popular amongst keen rafting experts.

We raft a stretch of approximately 5 Km. However, as mentioned above, no matter how long you are on the river it never seems enough when you reach the end of the run. We wind up our rafting trip on the Trishuli at Tea Pot, where we are met by the vehicle that will drive us on to Chitwan OR back to Kathmandu (approximately 4 hours).