- Sushant Lama
Nepal is the second richest country in water resources in the world with more than 6,000 rivers. Among them, many are swift-flowing rivers which are very suitable for river adventures like rafting and kayaking. Many rivers offer rafting in Nepal but the most popular destination is Trishuli River.
Trishuli River is made up of snow melting from Mt. Ganesh and Langtang Himal. It joins at Devghat with Narayani River and later joins the Ganges in India. Trishuli Rivers offer adventurous rafting with more challenges and powerful rapids.
Trishuli river rafting is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Nepal which attracts lots of tourists who like an adventure. It is normally one-day rafting but you can extend it up to 2-3 days.
It is a white water river rafting which offers great scenery, exciting rapids, impressive gorges, some easier section, and easy accessibility from Kathmandu and Pokhara due to Prithivi Highway makes it even more exciting.
Kristine from Australia says, “I had never done it before and I loved it”
It is also a very good opportunity to experience natural and geographical diversity along with aquatic life and vegetation. It is one-day rafting which can be customized according to the group.
The rafting in Trishuli begins from Charaudi and ends in Kurintar or Gaighat according to your choice. The duration of Rafting is 3-4 hours after the rafting preparation, orientation, and safety briefing.
Naveen from India says, “I visited with my friends and enjoyed a lot in May 2018. You can enjoy rafting if you are on the way to Pokhara from Kathmandu.”
Trishuli is perfect for those who want exciting rapids rather than the challenging rapids. The Rafting features class 3+ rapids like Upset, Ladies Delight, Surprise, S Bend, and Pinball.
The rapids encountered are straightforward and can be tackled easily. Despite the presence of lots of rapids, it is safe for the child and first-time rafters.
Since it is a short time adventure, you can combine it with other adventures like Ghorepani-Poon hill trek, Annapurna circuit trek or Chitwan National Park visit.
Beney from London says, “If you’re traveling between Kathmandu and Pokhara and have a couple of days to spare then this is a great place to stop over”
You can also enjoy swimming, cliff jumping or enjoy the beauty of nature in between the excitement of rapids. Kayaking is also very popular in this region.
The best time to do Rafting in Trishuli would be in the autumn and spring season because of weather and water level in Trishuli.
Though it is one of the sought after adventure in Nepal, its price is very low and is under US 50$ if done individually. The cost can be lowered if Rafting is done in a group.
How to get there?
It is a 3-3.5 hour drive from Kathmandu and a 4-hour drive from Pokhara.
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