Nepal is without a doubt one of the most outstanding destinations for rafting and kayaking anywhere, an area that's increasingly finding itself at or near the top of bucket lists for whitewater enthusiasts around the world. Fueled by snowmelt from the mighty Himalayas, the country is a network of rivers cascading down through the mountain valleys, none more renowned than the formidable combination of the Trisuli and Budhi Gandaki rivers.
Easily accessible from either Pokhara, Kathmandu, or Chitwan, rafting on the Trisuli is a perfect introduction to the sport at very affordable prices. With moderate grades on offer during the river’s quieter moments, the waters can build to a roiling and threshing torrent of rainwater during the monsoon season as the pouring rains engorge the river with the runoff, particularly so when it merges with the Budhi Gandaki to create conditions that are the stuff of legend for expert kayakers, not least because of the spectacular mountain scenery that adds even more to the experience.
The journey begins with a 2.5-hour drive from Kathmandu to the launch point on the Trisuli, where the guide will run through the details, provide you with the appropriate safety gear, and introduce you to the other members of the rafting trip, typically a group of six to seven people. Then it’s on to the river and the roller coaster ride through the whitewater until the lunch break, followed by another two hours of thrills and spills before the guide draws the adventure to a close by the vehicle waiting to return you to either Kathmandu, Pokhara, or Chitwan.
Whitewater rafting is an extraordinary experience, and Nepal Trekking Experts is the agency of choice to arrange for your ride on the Trisuli, so why not get in touch with our staff and discuss the options?
Note: The above is just a guideline, and the entire trip can be extended or amended to suit your requirements–all you have to do is ask.