Trishuli River Rafting - 1 Day

River rafting
Duration1 Day
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude1310 M
ActivitiesTrishuli Rafting
Group Size2
Best TimeRound of the year

The Trishuli River Day Rafting Trip is a popular adventure for those looking to experience some thrills while enjoying the natural beauty of Nepal. Starting from Kathmandu, this one-day trip is perfect for both beginners and experienced rafters.

Early in the morning, you leave Kathmandu and travel to the starting point on the Trishuli River, which is a few hours away. The journey itself is scenic, with views of rolling hills, small villages, and lush greenery along the way. Once you arrive, professional rafting guides give a brief safety talk and instructions on how to paddle and handle the raft. They provide all the necessary equipment, including life jackets and helmets, ensuring everyone’s safety.

The rafting begins on the calm sections of the river, allowing you to get comfortable with paddling and listening to the guide's commands. As you progress, the river presents more exciting challenges, with various rapids that provide a thrilling ride. The rapids have fun names like “Ladies Delight” and “Upset,” and navigating them is an exhilarating experience. In between the rapids, there are calmer stretches where you can relax, take in the beautiful scenery, and even jump into the water for a refreshing swim if the weather is warm. The Trishuli River flows through a picturesque valley, with terraced fields and forests on either side, making the journey as visually delightful as it is exciting.

A stop is made along the riverbank for lunch, which is usually a simple yet tasty picnic-style meal. This break gives you time to rest, chat with fellow rafters, and enjoy the serene surroundings. After lunch, the rafting continues with more rapids and calm sections, providing a perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. By mid-afternoon, the trip concludes at the take-out point, where you can change into dry clothes and prepare for the drive back to Kathmandu.

The Trishuli River Day Rafting Trip is a fantastic way to spend a day in Nepal, offering a mix of excitement, natural beauty, and a sense of accomplishment. Whether you are a solo traveler, with friends, or family, this adventure is sure to create lasting memories.


  • Exciting Rapids: The Trishuli River offers a perfect blend of rapids that cater to both beginners and seasoned rafters. The rapids, with names like “Ladies Delight” and “Upset,” provide thrilling and adrenaline-pumping experiences as you navigate through the turbulent waters.
  • Scenic Beauty: The river flows through a picturesque valley adorned with terraced fields, lush forests, and charming villages. The breathtaking landscapes make the rafting trip not just an adventure, but also a visual treat, allowing you to immerse yourself in Nepal's natural beauty.
  • Professional Guidance and Safety: Experienced rafting guides ensure your safety by providing thorough instructions and high-quality equipment, including life jackets and helmets. Their expertise helps you navigate the river confidently, making the trip enjoyable and secure for everyone.
  • Picnic-Style Lunch: A stop along the riverbank for a picnic-style lunch adds a delightful break to the adventure. This simple yet tasty meal, enjoyed amidst nature, gives you time to relax, recharge and bond with fellow rafters while taking in the serene surroundings.
  • Accessibility from Kathmandu: The trip’s convenient proximity to Kathmandu makes it an ideal one-day getaway. You can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and find yourself in the midst of a thrilling river adventure within a few hours, making it a perfect escape for a day of excitement and relaxation.
Trip PlanExpand all

07:00 AM – Departure from Kathmandu

Depart from Kathmandu in the early morning, around 7:00 AM. Travel by private vehicle or bus, enjoying the scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway, which takes approximately 3 to 4 hours.

10:30 AM – Arrival at Charaudi/Majhimtar

Arrive at the rafting starting point, either Charaudi or Majhimtar, depending on the water levels and season. Charaudi is the more common starting point, about 85 km from Kathmandu.

10:45 AM – Preparation and Safety Briefing

Meet the rafting guides who will provide a safety briefing and instructions on paddling techniques. You will be equipped with rafting gear, including life jackets, helmets and paddles.

11:00 AM – Start Rafting

Begin the rafting adventure on the Trishuli River. The first part of the journey includes relatively calm waters, allowing you to get comfortable with paddling and the guide's commands.

11:30 AM – Encountering Rapids

Navigate through the exciting rapids such as “Ladies Delight,” “Monsoon,” “Upset,” and “Surprise.” These rapids offer an exhilarating experience, with waves and swift currents adding to the thrill.

01:00 PM – Lunch Break

Stop along the riverbank for a well-deserved lunch. Enjoy a picnic-style meal, usually consisting of sandwiches, fruits, snacks, and drinks. This break provides an opportunity to relax, chat with fellow rafters, and enjoy the natural surroundings.

02:00 PM – Resuming Rafting

Continue rafting down the Trishuli River. The post-lunch session includes more rapids and scenic floats through the beautiful landscapes of the Trishuli Valley. Enjoy the blend of adventure and tranquility as you navigate through the remaining rapids and calm stretches.

03:30 PM – Arrival at Kurnighat

Reach the take-out point at Kurnighat, near the River Fun Beach Resort. Here, you can change into dry clothes and freshen up. The resort facilities might be available for use, depending on the package.

04:00 PM – Departure to Kathmandu or Pokhara

Board the vehicle for the return journey. You can either head back to Kathmandu or continue to Pokhara if you have further travel plans. The drive back to Kathmandu takes about 3 to 4 hours.

07:30 PM – Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive back in Kathmandu in the evening, marking the end of a thrilling and memorable day of rafting on the Trishuli River.

Did not find what you are looking for?Reach out to our travel experts.
Customize Trip
Cost Details
  • Transportation: Private vehicle or bus from Kathmandu to Charaudi/Majhimtar and back from Kurnighat to Kathmandu. Option to continue to Pokhara.
  • Rafting Equipment: Life jackets, helmets, paddles, and a raft.
  • Professional Guides: Experienced rafting guides who provide safety instructions and lead the trip.
  • Lunch: Picnic-style lunch along the riverbank, including sandwiches, fruits, snacks, and drinks.
  • Safety Briefing: Comprehensive safety briefing and paddling instructions before starting the rafting.
  • First Aid Kit: Available on the raft for emergencies.
  • Resort Facilities: Access to changing rooms and restrooms at the take-out point near the River Fun Beach Resort.
  • Personal Expenses: Items such as snacks, drinks (other than those provided), and souvenirs.
  • Travel Insurance: Personal travel and health insurance.
  • Optional Activities: Any additional activities at the River Fun Beach Resort or other locations not included in the standard package.
  • Personal Gear: Clothing suitable for rafting, swimwear, towels, sunscreen, and other personal items.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Photographs and Videos: Any professional photographs or video footage of the rafting trip, unless explicitly included in the package.
Dates & Availability

Every Day from Kathmandu

Essential Information

Important Notes:

  • What to Bring: Comfortable clothing for rafting, a change of clothes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and any personal medication.
  • Season: The best time for rafting on the Trishuli River is from September to early December and from March to June, when the water levels are optimal for a mix of adventure and safety.
  • Safety: Always listen to the guides and follow their instructions. Safety is paramount, and the guides are trained to ensure you have a fun and secure experience.
  • Enjoy your adventure on the Trishuli River!