is Nepal's most popular rafting river. Easy access from Kathmandu and
Pokhara, scenic valleys, impressive gorges, exhilarating white water rapids
and easier sections as well as the right amount of time, all make it the
perfect adventure trip for both first-timers or experienced rafters.
||Best for White water rafting
|Best Time to Raft
||October to May
Trisuli is the most easily accessible and popular rafting river. Trips are
normally for one or two days. The river can be reached either via Kathmandu
or Pokhara. The adventure trip can also be extended to Royal Chitwan
National Park. Trisuli river is quite popular with immediate kayakers.
Approximately 3 to 4 hours drive from Kathmandu to starting point
Fishing (94 km). Hit the rapid Bijuli. In afternoon white water hit the S
Bend rapid and Pin Ball.
Early morning white water rafting to hit Tea Pot and Rocky Two rapids.
Proceed to Simaltal or Gaighat. Drive back to Kathmandu / Pokhara / Chitwan.
As per the Hindu legend, the Trisuli River was created by Lord Shiva whlie
driving his trident (in Nepali 'Trisul') on the hill just above the
Gosainkunda Lake. The Trisuli river was created by Shiva to get cool rest
from the three springs.
Kayaking in Trisuli River
- This river has impressive gorges and exciting rapids.
- The river offers some amazing sightseeing options. Plenty of wildlife
is seen here; a profusion of colorful birds, including eagles and
vultures; more if one continues downwards Chitwan National Park where
one may see crocodiles and rhino by the riverside.
- The river provides the shortest rafting expedition of two days.
Trishuli river has been kayaked from near the Tibetan border down to
Betrawati by some of America's top expedition boaters. The intermediate
paddler will probably want to start at Betrawati, where the river is
relatively small - 85 cubecs as against 300 near Mugling. This gives a day
or two to get used to the nature of the river before hitting the bigger
rapids lower downstream. The more experienced paddler may prefer to
concentrate on playing the big rapids, putting in below Baireni and perhaps
accompanying a raft group so that he has a light kayak.