Trishuli is a grade 3 river. It is the most popular and enchanting rafting river in Nepal which is easy to access from Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the monsoon, rafting in this river is one of the most ex citing activities you can do in Nepal. This rafting trip offers you scenic villages, attractive gorges, exhilarating rapids and easier sections of river for swimming and relaxing.
During monsoon, this river swells to its peak and offers brilliant white water action just a stone throw away from Kathmandu. This will quench the white water desire of travelers with limited time in Nepal. The Trishuli meanders its way through scenic gorges and impressive valley on its way to the plains.
Though this river can be rafted most time if the year, during monsoon it transforms itself into a swollen torrent of raging white water. It creates exciting and heart pounding adventure when the river is running high and wild. It is surely a trip not to be missed. Outside the monsoon this river is also highly suited for rafting with families and is ideal for first time rafters.
Departure Point: Kathmandu or Pokhara
River Days: 2 day
River Distance: 40KMS
River Starting Point: Charaundi
River Ending Point: Simaltal/GAIGHAT
Outward Travel Time: 2.5 Hours
River Gread: III
Return Travel Time: 3.5 Hours
Day 01: We leave Kathmandu at about 7 am and drive approximately 2.5 hrs. To Charaundi, rafting starting point. After the crew assembles the raft, they will explain the safety equipment and proper procedures.
During the day, we run a numbers of rapids, that rate to 2 to 3. All the rapids have been given Nepali and English names: our guide can relate the story behind each one.
We take lunch on a beach remarkable for its unique sculptured boulders. Shortly after lunch we enter the Trishuli gorge. As the canyon narrows the walls becomes steep, densely, forested, the current accelerates and the rapids increase in the size and frequency. This is the time to hang on.
After such a stimulating experience, it is humbling to see a Majhi (Fisherman) building his precarious traps in such turbulence. Our last rapid, Jholungepul, is named for an extensive suspension bridge. Here we often encounter an enthusiastic audience, they line the bridge excited to see us pass beneath. The geologic formations are tremendously interesting and not worthy. We camp at Kurintar on wildness beach on the Trishuli Valley. Every one is welcome to help our crew with camp chores. Once the tents are pitched a savoury dinner will be prepare over stoves and singing, dancing and playing the Games. Day 02: Our second day has a leisurely pace. After Breakfast, we continue down the Trishuli stopping to suit our interests. We spend the whole day within its forested canyon- one of the many in the Mahabharat range. We eat lunch beside the river and have time to explore birdwatch, photograph and learn about the local people. The area is inhabited by Magars and Gurung farmers, noted for noted for their friendliness and charm and we have an opportunity for visiting a Vieira and we end our River trip and drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan.