The Trishuli River Although not the most inspiring river for rafting in Nepal, is very much popular several reasons-it is close to Kathmandu and for a cheap bus ride you can be on the river in hours if a warm-up is what you need on arrival in Nepal. The major road running alongside it is, for most people, a down marker. It does however provide easy access to transport and villages along the way. For a family trip, Trishuli River provides a less serious and committing adventure than many of the other rivers. From a rafting point of view there are some good rapids but it is best run, in my opinion later in the season. On passing the main rapids in September 1999, many were washed out and only the biggest were evident.

Travel to the Trishuli River the journey to the Trishuli River takes about 3 hours by bus from Kathmandu, 5 hours from Pokhara. Most groups put-in at Charaudi and take out at Mugling and others continue till Narayangarh to make it a 3 days trip. From Narayanghat you can visit the Royal Chitwan National Park.

On the river The early sections contain class 2-3 rapids and build up steadily to class 4. ‘Teen Devi’ is a good class 4 above Benighat. Below here the river is class 3 as far as ‘Upset’ (4). After this the river winds its way down to Mugling at the Confluence of the Marsyandi.

Other options exist on the Trisuli for kayakers. A bus from Kathmandu to Betrawati or Trisuli bazaar can add another 15-20km of river to a trip. The advantages are that this section is away from the big road. It is predominantly lower in grade though at 2 – 3.

 

Itinerary


  1. Day 1

    Drive from Kathmandu to Charaudi

    07.00 AM: Drive from Kathmandu to Charaudi, 82 kms on the way to Pokhara, which takes about 3 hours. 11:00 AM: Briefing by your raft guide, After a short while we hit class 3 rapid called “Twin Rock” and other rapids. 2:00 PM: Lunch, we resume our river trip and hit rapids called “Upset” and “Surprise” which are of Class 3 & 4. At around 3 to 3.30 PM. we conclude our day trip at our camp site by river side and hot drink will be served. Dinner and overnight in tent.

  2. Day 2

    Drive from Charaudi to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, a quick pack-up and we set out in between 9 to 10 AM. and run white water. This morning we hit a class 3 rapids called “S-Bend” and “Pin Ball” and we stop for lunch near Mugling. After lunch, we will set out for the final excitement of this trip hitting a few class 2 or 3 rapids out of which are “Tea Pot” and “Rocky 2”. At about 2 to 3 PM we conclude our trip and hot drink will be served at the ending point and drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost & Dates

Cost Includes

  • Transportation from and to Kathmandu by tourist bus as per itinerary.
  • All International standard rafting equipment as necessary (Such as self bailing rafts, helmets, life jackets, kayaks, plastic paddles and spray jackets etc.)
  • Well-trained and highly experienced rafting guides, cooks, and other helper staff.
  • Camping & Cooking equipment (tents, mattress & kitchen gear).
  • Accommodation in tent during the rafting.
  • All staffs salary, insurance, meals etc.
  • All necessary fees, Government/Local taxes, all national park and conservation area fees.
  • Tourist service charge

Price Doesn't Include

  • Any type of personal expenditure such Alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry.
  • Food & accommodation cost incase of any natural accident caused by weather.
  • Tips, Gratuities and expenditure.
  • Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects.
  • You are advised to insure for it.

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