Overview

About Trishuli River Rafting

Trishuli River Rafting makes for the perfect day tour package. Leave the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu for a day and experience the natural beauty that Nepal offers in a unique way. Floating down the water for some hours is an ideal retreat for the body, mind, and soul. 

Like most rivers in Nepal, the Trishuli’s headwaters come from Tibet and come crashing down the Himalayas. The ice-cold water is refreshing on a steamy hot summer day. Soaking in the river is a great way to reward yourself after an exhausting trek. The Trishuli River, with its massive boulders scattered throughout the turquoise rapids, is a class 2-3 river. It is a mellow river, perfect for adventurers of all ages.

We leave early in the morning and drive towards Fisling. After a couple of hours, we jump in the raft and begin to float down the river. Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills, jungles, terraced hillsides, and local villages. The trip covers roughly 20 kilometers / 12.4 miles from Charaudi to Fisling. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Observe the diversity in landscapes as well as villages around the river.

There are several exciting rapids by the names of Snail's nose, Teendevi, Malekhu, Monkey rapid, Surprise, Monsoon, Cotton Pony, Ladies Delight, S-Bend, Highway, Monsoon and Pinball Rapid. They are still considered class 2-3, though, during monsoon season, they cause quite a thrill. 

Our ride awaits in Fisling, and we drive back to Kathmandu. Do note that there are numerous ways to extend this adventure. Combine our rafting trip with paragliding, bungee jumping, jungle safari, and/or a trek. Let us know your interests and we will manage the perfect combination package for you!

Note that this is a single day package. If you would like the extension to two or three days (one or two nights), there is an awesome way to extend the journey and camp on secluded beaches by next to the river. 

Trishuli River Rafting can be experienced by adventurers of all ages. River rafting requires no previous experience, just a desire to have some fun. Our guides are experienced and know the river well. They will provide you with everything you need to have a safe and comfortable float.  Rafting can be done all throughout the year. Even during monsoon season, the rains bring even more thrilling rapids. Breeze Adventure arranges the rafting excursion with complete management.  

The package begins and ends from Kathmandu. However, we can arrange to transport you from Pokhara to the river and back, just let us know!

Best Time for Trishuli River Rafting

The best time for Trishuli River Rafting is anytime from April-October.  April and May's month are known to be the hottest months, so it feels amazing to raft and swim in the glacier melted water. Lots of Nepalese people do rafting in this period. After the first half of May, monsoon season starts in Nepal. The water levels in the river rise, making it a lot more fun to raft. There will be lots of rapids on the river and the boat reaches higher speeds, so it’s a bit more exciting. We lead trips until October, when the weather starts to cool down. Note that October is still a viable and fun month to raft.

 If you are going on a trek to the Annapurna region, Trishuli River Rafting is perfectly on your way to Pokhara. Or, if you have finished your trek in the Annapurna area and want a little more adventure, cool off on your way back to Kathmandu!

Where is the Trishuli River?

Trishuli River is located northwest of the Kathmandu Valley. This river starts from Gosainkunda Lake in the Langtang region and flows all the way to Narayani River, which then leads to the Ganges in India. This river is beautiful and clean with cool glacier water. The Trishuli River is very popular with the Hindu people, as it is said that Shiva struck his trident on the Himalayas and the Trishuli River spewed from the opening. Many Hindus bathe in the river during specific festivals, believing that they will get rid of sin and receive good luck. There are two very famous pilgrimage sites on the banks of the Trishuli River. One is called Betrawoti Ganga and another is Devghat. Both are visited by thousands of pilgrims during festivals throughout the year.

This trip goes 25 kilometers from Adamghat to Malinga. If you would like to extend the trip to two days, you can go another 25 kilometers from Maling to Fisling.

Trishuli River Rafting Cost

Trishuli River Rafting cost depends on the itinerary and number of people. Normally, the trip cost for one day is $ 55 USD per person. If you want to do a multi-day trip with a luxury hotel stay, the cost will be a bit higher. We offer a very reasonable cost for the Trishuli River Rafting. If you prefer to go there and back with a private vehicle, the price of the package will increase.

Trishul River Rafting Difficulty

Trishuli River Rafting is the best option for beginner rafting lovers, though it is perfect for all groups. Lots of beginners, as well as professional rafters, have an awesome time in the Trishuli River. It can be done without previous rafting or swimming experience.

What you need to tell us beforehand

If this is your first river rafting excursion and you don’t have previous swimming experience, please let us know in advance. If you are coming with kids, we also would like to know this. It would be better to know in advance, so we can properly prepare and bring the correct equipment. Sometimes, the boat can flip upside down so our team will give the first priority to those who can’t swim.  It is no worries if you are taking this trip with a young one or someone who can’t swim, as we have life jackets, but it is better to know before. Our team makes sure your child is as safe as possible so they can have a memorable Trishuli River Rafting trip.

Safety 

Trishuli River Rafting is very safe. We have organized this trip with full safety. Our rescue team will be behind the boat in case of any bad situation. Also, all of our guides have years of experience on the river and know how to deal with all types of situations. We provide a life jacket and helmet to all our clients and our guide will brief about safety protocols before starting the adventure.

Things to Bring

This is a day trip so you don’t need to carry lots of clothes for this trip. Most people do this trip as a fun pit stop from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Pokhara to Kathmandu.

List for a day trip

  1. A pair of Sandle
  2. A pair of T-shirt
  3. Towel
  4. Extra Under-wear
  5. Sunglass
  6. Sunblock cream

Things to carry for a multi-day trip

  1. Little Suitcase/duffel bag
  2. 2 Pairs of Pant/ half pant ( depends on the season)
  3. 2 /3 pairs of T-Shirt
  4. 2 pairs of Under-wear
  5. Sun Glass
  6. Sunscreen Cream
  7. Quick-dry Towel
  8. Tooth Brush/toothpaste
  9. Shampoo/ soap
  10. 1 pair of Sandle/shoes
  11. Mobile charger
  12. Camera charger
  13. If you have, hair dryer
  14. Your personal First aid kit

Trip Highlights

Awesome Countryside Drive from Kathmandu to Rafting point.

Very Beautiful Himalayan View from Thankot.

Amazing white water rafting experience.

Local Food

Very excited rapids during the rafting

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Charaudi and Raft to Fisling, then drive to Kathmandu/ Pokhara

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Charaudi and Raft to Fisling, then drive to Kathmandu/ Pokhara
    Trishuli River Rafting Time Table:

    6:00 am:

    After waking up, have breakfast at your hotel or if you want to carry it, you can ask the hotel to pack your breakfast and eat it on the way.

    6:30 am:

    After having breakfast, we walk down to the bus station for 5 minutes. The tourist bus station called Sorakhutte Nayabazaar is just a 5-7 minute walk from Thamel. If your hotel is far from the bus station, we provide you a cab to the bus station.

    7:00 am:

    The tourist bus leaves towards Pokhara at 7 am. As we drive towards the Trishuli River, we see the beautiful outskirts of Kathmandu, including the local lifestyle, markets, etc. After 45 minutes of driving out of the Kathmandu Valley, we start driving through the scenic countryside. If the weather is clear, we get a chance to have a beautiful view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna Range Himalayas from the bus.

    9:00 am:

    The bus stops at a local restaurant where you can have some hot/cold drinks, snacks, and use the toilet. Those who haven’t had breakfast yet can have a quick breakfast here. The bus stops for about 20 or 30 minutes in total.

    10:30 am:

    As you arrive at the station, our team will pick you up and take you to the rafting starting point. If you are continuing to Pokhara or to Kathmandu from Pokhara, you will give your luggage to our team now. Just for your own security, it is best to lock your luggage, as the team will drop it at the office of the rafting ends. Then, our team will take you to the riverside by walking for about 5 minutes and give you all the important information and quick training for using the paddle, etc. before starting the rafting adventure. Ask any questions that you might have at this time.
    11:00 am:
    Let the rafting begin! Floating down the Trishuli River starts full of exciting rapids. You can feel the glacier melted water in the river, which feels amazing under the warm sun. The whitewater rapids give you a thrill throughout the day.
    12:00 pm:
    Our team stops at a restaurant near Trishuli River to eat. There will be a buffet lunch for everyone with a variety of choices. If you have never tried dal that, this is a great opportunity to taste it. It’s so nice to have lunch on the bank of Trishuli River. After our lunch, the rafting continues.
    1:30 pm:
    Hmm! Time flies when you’re having fun! This is a common feeling on the Trishuli River Rafting. By the time we finish, it feels like we just started! After the breathtaking adventure, we to dry clothes and get ready to head to the next destination. Whether you are going to Kathmandu or Pokhara, our team will arrange the bus for you. Please don’t forget to recheck your luggage before you go on the bus, because sometimes people take the wrong luggage so it makes trouble for both parties. The 4-hour scenic drive will bring you to Pokhara. If you are coming back to Kathmandu, it will take about 5 hours, depending on the traffic.
    5:30 pm:
    After 4/5 hours on the gorgeous highway, you arrive at Pokhara/Kathmandu. If you have booked your hotel and pick up service is included, please inform them and give your arrival location so they can pick up you to their hotel. If not take a cab to your hotel. We will, of course, help you with this process.
    • Kathmandu/Pokhara
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m/827m

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation.
  • Government-authorized, experienced guide.
  • Insurance, food, and wage for guide.
  • Hygienic meals during the excursion.
  • Rafting equipment (rafts, life jackets, wetsuit during winter, safety equipment, etc.)
  • Safety Kayak
  • River Permit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charge and government taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
  • Personal Insurance
Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews
  • Jack M.
    By , Canada

    WOW! What a lifetime experience in Trishuli River Rafting!

    It was great to end our adventure with Trishuli River Rafting! After trekking in the Annapurna region we decided to do rafting. We found Trishuli River Rafting is a good option for us. Because we could do it on the way to Kathmandu from Pokhara. I really liked the way to break long drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by doing this Rafting !! When I was tired of a long bus ride from Pokhara, The Trishuli River Rafting refreshed me and The rafting was amazing! I loved the rapid in the River! I would like to recommend Trishuli River Rafting for all travelers who are traveling to Pokhara from Kathmandu and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus. It’s a great chance to enjoy your long drive!  I can’t wait for my next visit to Nepal!

    It was great to end our adventure with Trishuli River Rafting! After trekking in the Annapurna region we decided to do rafting. We found Trishuli River Rafting is a good…

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  • Kiyan. P
    By , Australia

    Great fun in Trishuli River!

    When I was looking for a day adventure in Nepal, I got contact with Breeze Adventure for Trishuli River Rafting. Just about 3 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu we got to Beni ghat. I loved the rapids of the Trishuli River! I was there in May so I got a chance to enjoy fully! I heard that the best time for rafting in Trishuli River is May to until mid- October. From May monsoon starts in Nepal the water in the river increase, which makes more fun for river rafting. After Rafting we drove to Pokhara and had a great time in Pokhara. If you have enough time, you can overnight at Trishuli River Beach! I would do Trishuli River Rafting again and spend a night at Trishuli River Beach. Thank you Kishwor for organizing a short and sweet Adventure!

    When I was looking for a day adventure in Nepal, I got contact with Breeze Adventure for Trishuli River Rafting. Just about 3 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu we got…

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