Quite possibly the best day trip you can do in Nepal. Why spend 8 hours on the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Chitwan when you can raft half of it!

This is one of Nepal’s most popular rivers. The Trisuli has something to offer for everyone, from the most experienced kayaker to the first time rafter. It's an ideal year round river just a stones throw away from Kathmandu. A trip on the Trisuli will quench the white water desire of travellers with limited time in Nepal. The river meanders its way through scenic gorges and impressive valleys on its way to the plains. Although it gets a lot of bad press from the Lonely Planet, this is actually one of our all time favourite trips (sure it runs parallel to the road...but if your having a great time, who's going to notice, and the river often takes a different path and is much lower, you barely notice!) This trip leaves plenty of time to chill out, play rafting games, do some cliff jumps, swim and soak up the surreal atmosphere of Nepal's River life. Get off the bus and on the river!

Join us in the monsoon to see how fierce this river can really get!

Rafting : Rafters need no previous experience. Great for the first timer and families.

Kayaking : A fantastic first timer river or warm up river for those going on to the bigger rivers in Nepal. Plenty of small rapids and a few challenging ones. This river is also ideal for the first time kayaker wanting to learn a thing or two about whitewater. Check out our 4 days Kayak Clinic. Though it should be noted in the monsoon its definitely not a river for the faint of heart or less skilled.

OR...Why not try our 'ROCK AND RAFT' trip. One day rafting and one day canyoning with beach camp over night. It's our most popular trip! 













1 day (2 days optional) 

Departs: GRG Office, Thamel, Kathmandu at 6.30am daily. Returns: GRG office, Thamel, Kathmandu at 7pm (Pokhara on request).

From: Chauraudi (3 hour drive from Kathmandu) To: Chumligtar (4 hour drive to Kathmandu or Pokhara)

Volume in November : 400cms (1400 cfs)

All year round! 

US$65 per person

Trisuli River Rafting



We will meet you at 6.30am at our office in Thamel (or in Pokhara on request) to then catch the bus at 7am where we will drive for approx 3 hours to Chauraudi our starting point. From here our guides will sping into action, unloading the bus and getting the rafting gear ready. Every one will be given a life jacket, helmet and paddle. We then head to the river for our safety briefing. We will enjoy a fantastic afternoon of rafting and a picnic lunch on an unspoilt beach. Just after lunch you will be greated by the 8 main rapids of the river...'Ladies Delight, Monsoon, Landslide, Upset 1, Upset 2, Butterfly, Bezuli, and Surprise'. Make sure your your holding on because these are big bouncy rapids! We will then pull up to our camp, where you will be welcomed with a hot coco, camp fire and pop corn whilst the guides russle you up a treat for your dinner. Enjoy the evening on our river side camp star gazing and enjoying the fire. Or if you are just doing a DAY TRIP then we can drive you on to Kathmandu, Chitwan or Pokhara where you will arrive approx 7pm.


If you've opted for our two day option we raft for the morning before pulling out of the river and having lunch. The river is a bit calmer on the second day, so you can try out kayaking, or even guiding if you wish to learn, We can then head back to Kathmandu, Pokhara or down to Chitwan.


  • All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid Qualifications.
  • All camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, matresses, sleeping bags, tarps, personal tents etc. No additional charge for sleeping bag hire.
  • All meals and water whilst on the river. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided. Read our FAQ to see what tasty treats we will serve you.
  • Transportation to and from the river by bus.
  • All equipment, including PFD's, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards and regularly checked.
  • If you are kayaking with us, kayak hire is also included in the cost. See which kayaks we have here.
  • Porters.
  • River permits.
  • Gear Raft support.
  • Extensive medical kit.
  • Trip photos *make sure you bring a USB stick along with you.

  • Unrelated travel, visas, insurance, travel documents etc... Items of a personal nature (toiletries, personal medication, clothing, camers...)
  • Personal insurance.
  • Alcohol and additional snacks.
  • Travel insurance. To travel with GRG's you are required to have adequate insurance for the activity you are participating in, we have the necessary insurance for our crew but you must have your own seperate policy)
  • Optional tips for guides.

    Alex Mondau, Washington - " We rafted the Tirsuli in high water with Maila and GRG Adventure Kayaking and it was nothing short of an amazing day. They make sure you have quality gear that fits, the boys cook up a delicious meal on the river and are very conscious of being good stewards nature along the way. Chrissy handled all the booking like a pro! This is the second trip I've done with them and looking forward to booking some longer adventures next year!"