Trishuli River Rafting
Trishuli River Rafting

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Transport: Drive in - Drive Out
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Group Size: 2 to 25
  • Max Elevation: 500m
  • Seasons: Jan - Dec

About Trishuli River Rafting

The name of this river is after a legend that says, high in the Himalaya at Gosainkund the god Shiva drove his trident into the ground to create three springs –the source of the river and hence its name Trishuli.The river has carved some truly impressive gorges in its lower part as it cut its way through the 2000 meter high Mahavarat Range. These gorges are also the rout flowed by the main Prithivi Highway and the road diesel trucks undoubtedly detract from the River itself. The opposite side to the road is relatively wild and you should see some wildlife, a profusion of colorful bird, including eagles and vultures.

For many people this river represents the ideal compromise rafting trip: just the right length of time, exhilarating rapid, but not too difficult, easily accessible from Kathmandu. Certainly if you’re looking for more of a ‘wilderness’ experience unsullied beaches, no other rafting groups, and un-spoilt scenery then you should consider one of the other river.The rapid on Trisuli are mainly big, bouncy and relatively safe; ‘flips’ (where the raft capsizes) or other accidents are rare in normal water condition, and if you wish, it is possible to walk around the few difficult rapid. Since the highway follows the river you can easily come back to Kathmandu in few hours after completion of the trip.

Highlights of Trishuli River Rafting

The put-in point for Trisuli River Rafting/Kayaking is located just 3 to 3.5 hour drive west of Kathmandu, making it an excellent choice for short trips. The scenery of river Trishuli includes small gorges and a glimpse of the cable car leading to the famous Hindu Temple Manakamana. For the most of the year the rapids encountered on the Trisuli are straightforward, easily negotiated and well spaced out. Trisuli river is an excellent river for those looking for a short river trip, without the challenge of huge rapids, but with some really exciting rapids, with beautiful scenery and a relatively peaceful environment. During the monsoon months the intensity of the rapids increases and attracts a radically different set of rafters. But there are sections for rafting during the monsoon for those who are looking for simply exciting trip!


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After an early breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, you will be driven in a 3-4 hrs ride to the raft put-in point at Fishling. Prior to rafting, a river guide will provide a thorough briefing about the safety measures and guidelines. Afterwards, we will begin our exhilarating rafting journey of about 4 hours down to Mugling with a short lunch break in between. Once you have completed this thrilling experience, you can either return to Kathmandu, Royal Chitwan National park or Pokhara.


6:30am - Departure from Kathmandu

10am - Arrival at Charandi

10:30am - Breakfast

10:45am - Brefing on Rafting by Trained Guide

11am - Rafting

2pm: Lunch

5pm: Stop at kurintar

6:30: Return to Kathmandu

    What's included

    • All surface/private car transfers as per itinerary
    • lunch  and other expenses of rafting crew
    • Necessary equipments during the rafting

    What's not included

    • Cold drinks and beverages.

    Useful Information


    Two way transportation will be managed. Pick up will be from Kantipath at 6am in the morning and drop in to the shorakhutte.


    Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera.


    You should be more than 15 years old to face this challenge and less than 55 is recommended


    Meal can be western type or typical nepali type.




    Transportation, One time meal, 3 Hrs Rafting