Enjoy a day rafting on the the Trishuli river on this full day river rafting trip from Kathmandu. For the most of the year, the rapids encountered on the Trisuli are straightforward, easily negotiated and well spaced out. It is an excellent river for those looking for a short river trip with some exciting, but not too challenging, rapids. In addition, the river is surrounded by 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 months for those who are looking for a simple, yet exciting trip.
You will be picked up at the meeting spot and transferred to the tourist bus station at 6:45am. From there you will be driven 3 hours to Charaudi, the put-in point, where a crowd of friendly local people eagerly wait to watch the proceedings.
Once at Charaudi, the crew will prepare the rafts, after which you will head towards the river for a safety talk and some lessons on how to use paddles. After that, you will start your rafting trip during which a number of Class I to Class III rapids are encountered (ratings are all given on the international rating scale).
Two hours down the river, at 12pm, you will encounter a beach with strange shaped boulders that resemble sculptures, and on this beach you will have lunch. An outdoor lunch by the river is always an enchanting experience. It will also give you a break from paddling, and some time to take in the scenery.
After lunch, you will continue down the river and encounter Trishuli gorge. Trishuli gorge is narrow and has very steep walls which causes the river to accelerate as it goes through it. Naturally, the rapids here are more ferocious and also more frequent.
At 3pm, the river rafting trip ends and you will be driven back to Kathmandu.