From Kathmandu: Trishuli River Rafting Day Trip

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From Kathmandu: Trishuli River Rafting Day Trip

From US$ 45 per person

Experience the whitewater rapids of Nepal's Trishuli River on a full-day trip from Kathmandu. Ride down the gorge through a variety of Grade 2 and 3 rapids, then enjoy lunch on the beach. A perfect adventure for beginners to rafting.

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Duration 12 - 14 hours
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English, Hindi, Nepali


The experience
  • Experience adventure in Nepal's most popular river rafting stretch
  • Benefit from experienced instructors, ideal for beginners or first-timers
  • Marvel at the views of impressive gorges and countryside
  • Enjoy a local Nepalese lunch by the riverside after the activity
Full description
Nepal is one of the better places in the world for rafting and kayaking, with mountain scenery that has drawn trekkers as well as climbers for many years. These same mountains offer an unbelievable diversity of whitewater challenges for paddlers. A sequence of exceptional river trips are found here, and you, too, can experience these rapids on a day trip from Kathmandu to the Trishuli River. The Trishuli River is a popular destination due to its proximity to Kathmandu and its easy road access. On this tour, you will set out for your journey in the early morning, arriving in Charaundi, the put-in point for river rafting. Before beginning, you will receive guidance from an experienced guide about general information regarding the trip. Then begin the rafting trip from Charaundi to Kurintar. It can be best classified as having 2 to 3 grade rapids. Enjoy your lunch on a beach of the Trishuli River, an area that features sculptured boulders. After your activity, you will enjoy a home-cooked-style lunch on a beach of the Trishuli River. At the end of your trip, tour staff will drop you off at your bus stop or car. 
  • Tickets for a public/tourist bus to and from Kathmandu (if option selected)
  • If you choose transfer by private car, you may be given a sedan (for upto 3 people), an SUV (for upto 6 people) or a minivan for larger groups
  • Participant's minimum age is 10 years and above. All minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • Rafting equipment
  • Rafting guide
  • Lunch
  • All drinks
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please note that transfer by public transport (bus) can take between 3.5 - 5 hours one way, due to traffic and road conditions, so please plan accordingly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Be prepared for a long bus rides and short rapids

I could not give this a 5 star simply because the time it takes to get to the put in place, and the return is very exaggerated. The brochure lists 3 hours, but the traffic issues, and road conditions make that impossible. It took 4 1/2 hours to arrive, and 5 and 1/2 to return. For 3 hours on the water seems like a rough trade off. The rafting part was fine, and the lunch provided was very good, but the travel time was crazy. The location is only 65 miles from Kathmandu, so that lets you know how fast you move.

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October 17, 2017

Fun water rafting trip

Overall it was a good water rafting trip. The scenery is beautiful and our guides were really good. Arjun from Green Valley Nepal came to meet us the day before and talk us through the trip. One of our group gets travel sick so we booked a taxi ($70) both ways instead of the bus and public transport. It's a long drive from Kathmandu, but I thought it was worth it to see the countryside! Lunch was daal bhaat - yum! You can take some valuables (a water-tight box is on each raft. Large bags go separately. The rafting itself was fun but not the biggest rapids I've seen. The rafting was actually run by another company - 'Eco' something. My only complaint was that the trip information said we would have, 'lunch on a beach of Trisuli River which features its unique sculptured boulders. Afterwards, you enter the Trishuli gorge.' Perhaps it was because the water levels, or perhaps this is the second day of the extended tour, but we didn't see this beach or the gorge. Too bad.

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July 25, 2014

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