Trushuli Rafting |3 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Thrilling white water rafting with a mix of Class II to Class III rapids.
  • Scenic journey through terraced fields, remote villages, and lush forests.
  • Opportunities for cliff jumping and swimming in pristine waters.
  • Riverside camping in serene and remote settings.
  • Cultural interactions with local communities along the Trishuli River.

Trip Overview

Trishuli river rafting is renowned and good for beginners and intermediate-level rafting purposes. The river is class 3 to 4+ in high water so there probably is no doubt about having a lot of fun. As you get to grips with rafting, you will also get the chance to enjoy some fabulous views of the gorges and views along the Trishuli river. During the monsoon season, the river genuinely provides a tougher challenge and increases the difficulty level. Kayaking is also available if you prefer, with fully qualified experienced instructors. You may also wish to combine your rafting trip with a visit to the nearby Chitwan National Park, or the peaceful city of Pokhara.

Trishuli River rafting is a thrilling adventure that takes place on one of Nepal’s most iconic rivers, offering a blend of excitement, natural beauty, and cultural experiences. Located in the heart of Nepal, the Trishuli River is a popular choice for both novice and experienced rafters, thanks to its accessibility and diverse rapids.

One of the most enticing features of Trishuli River rafting is its accessibility. The river is conveniently located between Nepal’s capital city, Kathmandu, and the tourist hub of Pokhara. This accessibility makes it an ideal choice for travelers looking to squeeze in a day or multi-day rafting adventure amidst their broader exploration of Nepal’s wonders.

The Trishuli River boasts a range of rapids that cater to different skill levels. It offers an exciting mix of Class II to Class III rapids, providing exhilarating yet manageable challenges for beginners and intermediate rafters. The journey includes moments of thrilling whitewater action, balanced with serene stretches where rafters can soak in the stunning scenery and relax.

Beyond the adrenaline-pumping rapids, Trishuli River rafting introduces participants to Nepal’s captivating landscapes. As you navigate the river, you’ll be surrounded by terraced fields, picturesque villages, and lush forests. The journey also offers opportunities for birdwatching and wildlife spotting, adding to the immersion in nature’s wonders.

Trishuli River rafting is not just about the thrill of the rapids; it’s an experience that allows for cultural interactions as well. Along the riverbanks, you’ll encounter friendly locals who call the Trishuli Valley home. These encounters offer insights into the rich cultural heritage of Nepal, making the journey not just an adventure but also a cultural exploration.

Rafting, Kayaking on the Trishuli river can easily be combined with a visit to the nearby Chitwan National Park or Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary


Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Rafting Starting Point from Kathmandu

Your Trishuli River rafting adventure commences with an early morning departure from Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital. You’ll embark on a scenic journey by road, heading towards the picturesque Trishuli River, a popular rafting destination. Along the way, you’ll be treated to views of rolling hills, terraced fields, and quaint villages, providing a glimpse into rural life in Nepal.

Upon reaching the rafting starting point, you’ll be warmly welcomed by your experienced river guides and rafting team. They will provide you with a detailed safety briefing, ensuring that you are well-prepared for the adventure ahead. You’ll also receive the necessary rafting gear, including life jackets, helmets, and paddles, to ensure your safety and comfort during the expedition.

With your rafting team and equipment in place, you’ll set off on your Trishuli River adventure. The river is known for its Class II to Class III rapids, offering an exciting yet manageable experience suitable for both beginners and experienced rafters. As you navigate the clear and fast-flowing waters, you’ll be surrounded by stunning landscapes, including terraced fields and lush forests.

Day 2: Whole Day Rafting

The second day of your Trishuli River rafting adventure is dedicated to a full day of thrilling rafting. You’ll continue to paddle through the river’s meandering currents, taking on exhilarating rapids as you go. This day offers you ample opportunities to experience the rush of navigating through the rapids while enjoying the tranquility of the river and its surroundings.

Throughout the day, you’ll have opportunities to take refreshing breaks, swim in the pristine waters, and savor a delicious riverside lunch prepared by your rafting team. These breaks also provide moments of relaxation, allowing you to soak in the serene ambiance and appreciate the natural beauty of the Trishuli River valley.

Day 3: Short Raft and Drive to Next Destination

On the third day of your journey, you’ll enjoy a shorter rafting session on the Trishuli River before concluding your adventure. This final leg of the rafting trip allows for more enjoyment of the river’s scenery and a chance to conquer a few additional rapids.

After your morning rafting session, you’ll disembark from your rafts and bid farewell to the Trishuli River, filled with memories of thrilling rapids and stunning landscapes. From here, you’ll be driven to your next destination or back to Kathmandu, depending on your travel plans.

Equipment List

Rafting Essentials:

  1. Raft or Inflatable Kayak: The primary watercraft for your rafting adventure, suitable for navigating the river’s currents.
  2. Paddles: Sturdy, river-worthy paddles designed for whitewater use.
  3. Personal Flotation Device (PFD): A well-fitted PFD, commonly known as a life jacket, to provide buoyancy and keep you afloat.
  4. Helmet: A certified whitewater helmet to protect your head during rapids and potential collisions.

Safety Gear:

  1. Rescue Throw Bag: A throw bag with a rope for potential rescue situations.
  2. River Knife: A small, sharp knife for cutting ropes or webbing in emergency situations.


  1. Swimwear: Wear a swimsuit or swim trunks as a base layer under your rafting gear.
  2. Quick-Drying Clothes: Lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing for layering under your wetsuit or drysuit.
  3. Wetsuit or Drysuit: Depending on the season and water temperature, you may need a wetsuit or drysuit to stay warm in the water.
  4. Neoprene Booties: Neoprene booties to protect your feet and keep them warm in the river.


  1. River Sandals or Water Shoes: Sturdy, closed-toe sandals or water shoes with good traction and secure straps.

Personal Items:

  1. Water Bottle: A reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during your journey.
  2. Sun Protection: Wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses with retention straps, and high-SPF sunscreen to protect against the sun’s rays.
  3. Lip Balm: Lip balm with UV protection to prevent chapped lips from sun and wind exposure.

Camping Gear:

  1. Tent: A lightweight and waterproof camping tent if you plan to camp along the riverbanks.
  2. Sleeping Bag: A warm, waterproof sleeping bag suitable for camping in varying conditions.
  3. Sleeping Pad: An insulating sleeping pad for added comfort and warmth.
  4. Dry Bags: Waterproof dry bags for packing your clothing and personal items to keep them dry during the trip.

Personal Items:

  1. First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit, including bandages, antiseptic wipes, blister treatment, and any personal medications.
  2. Toiletries: Basic toiletries, including biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and a small towel.
  3. Headlamp or Flashlight: With extra batteries for camping and night-time activities.

Optional Gear:

  1. Camera: Waterproof camera or GoPro with a secure strap to capture your adventure.
  2. Insect Repellent: Depending on the season and location, insect repellent may be necessary.
  3. Snacks: Lightweight snacks for quick energy boosts during the trip.

Cost Included

  • Airport Pick up and Drop off
  • All domestic land and air transportation
  • All Accommodation
  • 3 main course meals a day while Rafting
  • Guides
  • Necessary permits and TIMS
  • Himalaya Sunrise Treks t-shirt 
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost not Include

  • Flights To/From Nepal
  • Tourist Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals while not on the rafting
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Tips for the guides and driver
  • Any services not mentioned in the itineraries.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances


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  • Trip Duration: 3 Days
  • Trip Grading: Fairly challenging
  • Best Time: February to mid-June and September to Januar
  • Group Size: 1+
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