TRISULI RIVER rafting

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • A great way to travel: avoid the bus and travel by river
  • Great for year-round rafting and kayaking
  • Combine with other activities such as canyoning and camping
  • Paddle through impressive gorges all whilst keeping an eye on the local wildlife

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!

Trisuli Rafting is one of Nepal’s most popular river trips. 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 offering a pool drop style of big volume river. A rafting 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. It conveniently ends at our tented river side camp, Gurung Valley. Why not extend your trip and enjoy a night at our 1 million star hotel and soak up as much river life as you can! Get off the bus and on the river!

Join us for some monsoon rafting to see how fierce this river can really get!

Whitewater Rafting :

To join a rafting trip on the Trisuli you need no previous experience. Great for the first timer and families.

Kayaking :

A fantastic 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 tented camp over night. It's our most popular trip! 

TRIP DATES

ALL YEAR ROUND

FAST FACTS

CLASS

DURATION

DEPARTS & RETURNS

FROM / TO

VOLUME

BEST SEASON

PRICE

MAP

III / III+

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 / GB£50 per person

Trisuli Rafting

ITINERARY

DAY 1

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 3.5 hours to Chauraudi our starting point. From here our guides will spring into action, unloading the bus and getting the rafting gear ready. Every one will be given a life jacket, helmet and paddle. You will be able to change into your river clothes and have a quick cup of tea before the adventure begins.

We then head to the river for our detailed safety briefing. We will enjoy a fantastic day of rafting and a picnic lunch on an unspoiled beach. Big, bouncy, splashy fun! Just after lunch you will be greeted 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 raft 20km through the valley. The river is wide and there are opportunities to spot monkeys playing on the banks as we travel down. We will pass local fisherman and children walking to school as they shout 'bye bye' to the passing raft. For those brave enough, just before we reach our camp, there is a 10ft cliff jump which for many is a highlight.

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 rustle you up a treat for your dinner. You'll be able to change in one of our bamboo huts and relax  by our swimming pool. Enjoy the evening at our river side camp star gazing and enjoying the campfire. Our raft guides magically convert into musicians and often play traditional Nepali music around the campfire. 

Or if you are just doing a DAY TRIP then we can drive you on to Kathmandu, Chitwan or Pokhara where you will arrive approximately 7pm.

DAY 2

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. Although this section is more relaxing, there are a few rapids worth noting - S Bend being one of them which snakes round the rapid as we pass the famous Manakamana Cable car.

We can then transfer you back to Kathmandu, Pokhara or down to Chitwan. Or spend another night at camp if you wish. There are always options of kayaking and canyoning in the same area. 

TRIP INCLUDES

  • 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.
  • NOT INCLUDED

  • 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.
  • CUSTOMER REVIEW

    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!"