Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenic drive along the Trishuli river 
  • Explore the great scenery & natural beauty of Nepal
  • Experience the white water rafting adventure
  • Impressive gorges, and exciting rapids

About Trishuli River Rafting / White Water Rafting

Trishuli River Rafting unfolds unlimited fun through the whitewater highway. It is the busiest river in Nepal where thousands of international and domestic tourists flock to experience the excitement of living in an inflated rubber boat.

Paddling in Trishuli River is not just experiencing rafting but rejuvenating in the thrill where adventurers challenge the wilds. This around 28 kilometers water highway takes you to the extremes of life. At one moment you are calm and in the next, you feel as if your heart is almost stuck in your neck. Yes, definitely rafting in the Trishuli River is an adrenaline rush!!

Trishuli River Location

It is a fun-packed exhilarating white water trip where unexpected thrills are expected in every rapid and bounce. The reason for the popularity of Trishuli River Rafting is its accessibility. The road connectivity to the starting point of Trishuli River Rafting is very common especially; from Kathmandu. It is also easily accessible from Pokhara (approx. 4 hrs drives) & 1 hr. drive from Chitwan National Park.

It takes around three hours to arrive at the starting point—Charaudi—of Trishuli River Rafting|Kayaking from Kathmandu. You will paddle for more than three hours in the river. It will be a hilarious experience in your life. Expert raft guides will give you some basic tips before you jump in the boat. Safety is the main matter of concern so you need to follow all the safety measures in a disciplined manner.  

Trishuli River Famous For 

The impressive gorges, exciting rapids, some easier sections, and easy accessibility from Kathmandu and Pokhara make the Trishuli river Nepal's most popular rafting river. Made up of the snow melt of Mt. Ganesh and Langtang Himal, the Trishuli river rafting is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Nepal.

Trishuli River Side Resort

The accommodation facilities at the stoppage point of rafting are of international standard. Many resorts are there which give perfect service to its guest, from pick up point to drop off. Among them, we use Trishuli River Side Resort to accommodate our guests who prefer an overnight stay during the Trishuli river rafting trip.

Trishuli River Rapids & Depth 

The river is graded as 3+ during autumn and 4+ during spring. Regulus suggests its guest not to have rafting here during monsoon as the rapids go above 5+ at that time. The rapids here have different names and among them ‘welcome’ is the first one that welcomes you with a powerful splash on your face. The first stage of rafting is not that difficult. While in this phase you get the opportunity to swim in the Trishuli River.

Lady Delight is another rapid which makes you scream for around 100 meters of a rough ride. After lunch, the real thrill begins.

Twins Rock is the rapid where you will enjoy outrageous waves of water. It flows in between two giant rocks. Similarly, there are many other rapids that you encounter one after another and each rapid has its own unique feature. Some of the rapids are Offset l, Offset ll, Snail's nose, Teendevi, Malekhu rapid, Monkey rapid, Surprise, Monsoon, Cotton Pony, S-Bend, Highway, Monsoon, and Pinball Rapid. 

Rafting in Trishuli River Price

One Day Rafting Trip Cost 

NationalityNepales IndianForeigns
Price  Rs. 1600 INR 1500 USD $ 35
Remarks  With Lunch With Lunch With Lunch

Overnight Trishuli River Rafting Cost

NationalityNepales IndianForeigns
Price  Rs. 2500 INR 2500 USD $ 45
Remarks Meals + RoomMeals + RoomMeals + Room

Along with Trishuli rafting, you can join other thrilling activities in Nepal like ParaglidingMountain Flights, Helicopter Sightseeing Tour, Zip Flyer, Sky Cycling, etc.

Itinerary

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Trishuli river rafting package is 1 day trip in Nepal. The itinerary of the Trishuli river rafting day tour starts after breakfast from Kathmandu and takes you to Charaudi through private transportation. 

Day 1: Kathmandu to Charaudi

7:00 am : Drive from Kathmandu to Charaudi 3-4 hrs

10:00 am Discussion on safety talk and how to use paddles, rafting continues to Kuringhat with class 1 or 3 rapids for 2 hours.

12:00 pm: Stop for some time for taking rest, enjoy lunch and then encounter the large gorge 'The Trishuli Gorge'. 

 3:00 pm: Drive back to Kathmandu or head towards Pokhara or Chitwan for an optional tour.

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  • Lunch

Trip Map

What to Expect

  • Ground transportation (one-way tourist bus one-way local bus) from/to Kathmandu.
  • Meals, Western and continental food (lunch) during your rafting trip.
  • River permit.
  • Necessary equipment such as high-quality self-bailing rafts, life jackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels, and all safety and medical equipment.
  • Necessary staff (guide, helpers, etc.).
  • Safety kayak.
  • First aid kit.
  • Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip.
  • Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Things of personal use.
  • Member Insurance.
  • Private transportation (if you want extra US$150 up 5 person).
  • International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange).
  • Tips to staff.

Useful Information

What To Bring For Trishuli Rafting Day Trip 

  • T-shirt, swimwear & warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover.
  • Sunscreen and lip protector, sunglasses, or a cap.
  • Footwear, sports sandals, or comfortable shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet
  • A little cash for treats, tips, and the occasional chance for photographs
  • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly ).
  • Personal medication.
  • Flashlight.
  • Reading book.
  • Fishing hook.
  • Waterproof Bag
  • First Aid Kit

FAQs

What is White Water Rafting?

An adventure sport where you cruise down and navigate a river aboard an inflatable rubber raft. White Water refers to rivers that have a lot of rapids, so White Water Rafting means running across rough rivers like these.

Do I have to be able to swim?

There are no situations on our trips when you are required to swim in the river. However, river sports present some risks and you may fall into the water accidentally during the trip. On all our trips you will be wearing a buoyancy aid (floatation jacket) which will hold your head above the water in the event that you fall out of the raft, ducky, or kayak. However, some confidence in the water is required as you will still need to be able to help the guide and move towards the raft or safety kayaker.

What happens on a typical rafting trip in Nepal?

Our goal, since 2000, has been to help people enjoy "the best outdoor experience of their lives." Every day on the river brings a new experience, whether it’s spending a ½ day experiencing your first rapids, spotting wildlife, hiking to ancient petroglyphs, or staying up late to watch shooting stars.  However, there are certain things you can count on. A Day with Regulus Nepal.–What to Expect on your Regulus Nepal. Whitewater Vacation details everything from breakfast to bathrooms.

Do I need previous experience?

No, but you should be ready to spend a few hours to a full day participating in an outdoor activity. Prior rafting experience is required to raft the Trishuli River.

I have never been before. Which trips are best for me?

Start off with a class III, or an easier class IV trip. An alternative is to ride along on an oar boat, which many companies offer on different rivers. If you are confident in the water, healthy, and feel adventurous, you can drop right into a class IV river without prior experience. Guides will make sure you are trained in safety and paddle techniques. For class V Rivers, you must have prior class IV experience.

What if I wear glasses?

No problem, many people raft with glasses. We suggest you buy a cord to attach them firmly to your head, so should they slip you will not lose them. If you prefer to raft without them, then we have a strong box to keep them safe while rafting.

Do I need insurance for this trip?

We recommend that our clients have proper medical insurance before choosing to raft with us. This allows us to make necessary arrangements in case of emergencies.

What equipment do I need for the trip and what equipment do you provide?

What we provide: Rafts, life-jackets, helmets, oars, other accessories, First Aid Kit (tapes, bandages, general drugs, etc).
What you need to bring: Clothing and footwear, toiletries, cameras, batteries, and other personal items.

What is the best season for White Water Rafting in Nepal?

September to early December and March to early June are commercial rafting months in Nepal. The more adventurous and experienced, however, choose to run the rivers from early September to early October and from May to June when there is a high flow in the river stream.

How many people are in a raft?

The rafts are large enough to carry six people (plus cargo on expedition trips) and your rafting guide. If you’re traveling with friends or in a group, we can generally organize it so that you are together in the same raft.

How far is the rafting from Pokhara / Kathmandu?

The details of travel to each river can be found on the River Trips page. The closest rafting to Pokhara is the Upper Seti, only a 1/2 hour drive from Lakeside. The closest rafting to Kathmandu is the Trisuli River, 3 hour drive away.

How are the White Water Rivers in Nepal classified?

The rivers of Nepal are graded on Class 1 to 6 international scale:

  • Class I Easy
  • Class II Medium
  • Class III Difficult
  • Class IV Very Difficult
  • Class V Extremely Difficult
  • Class VI Unrunnable

What is the possibility of falling out of the boat?

That often depends on the river levels but there is always a chance that participants may fall out of the raft.  You will be instructed by your guide on how to brace yourself in the raft to minimize the chance of falling out, but if you do our guides are trained to deal with this and every river trip has a safety kayaker (1 per paddle raft). There is a full safety briefing before you commence your rafting trip explaining what to do if you fall out of the raft.

How do I book a trip with you?

You can book a trip with us using the booking form on our website or if you’re already in Nepal you can come to visit us in our office at Lazimpat.

What happens if it is raining or bad weather?

White water rafting will still go ahead if it is raining or bad weather, you are going to get wet anyway and the river is normally at its’ best then. We will not refund if you decide to cancel at short notice due to rain or bad weather.

Is there a guide in the raft with us?

Yes, every boat is captained by a fully qualified and certified rafting guide. On some occasions, a trainee guide will also be in the raft to gain experience and learn from the qualified guide.

What about showers and toilets?

Showers will not be possible, in some places you can wash in the river or a stream. In such cases please be aware of the environment and use only biodegradable soaps and shampoos. Your rafting team will construct a pit toilet for your use near the campsite and supply toilet paper.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your camera on the trips. All our trips will have a large communal dry box that you can place your camera in while on the river. We also have small size dry boxes and bags available for hire, if you would like to keep your camera with you in the raft. However, it should be remembered that river trips are a risky activity and we cannot guarantee your camera’s safety against damage especially when out of our dry boxes.

There will be a professional film of your trip available for purchase on DVD upon completion of your trip.

What are the costs included and excluded in the rafting package?

Cost includes

  • Ground transportation
  • wages and insurance of guides
  •  porters and kitchen staff
  • food and accommodation during the rafting period, boats, and accessories (helmets, paddles, etc).

Cost Excludes

  • Mineral water or beverages
  • hotel accommodation or meals if you choose to stay in a hotel during the trip
  • personal items
  • emergency evacuation 
  • airfare when applicable.