TRISHULI RIVER RAFTING
Trishuli is one of Nepal’s most popular river for rafting. Rafters will encounter exciting rapids and meander through small gorges with a view of cables cars bringing you to the Hindu temple Manakamana. The journey through the tranquil environment of Nepal with the music of the gushing river beneath you will be memorable. River rafting is a wonderful way to explore the wilderness of Nepal.
Once you arrive to Kathmandu we will collect you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Kathmandu is a beautiful city with streets lined with vibrant stores. You will have the rest of the day at your leisure where you can explore this beautiful city. Overnight at a hotel in the capital.
Today you will have the whole day to explore Kathmandu city. You will be visiting UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Boudhanath Temple, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and more. After noon you can explore the Durbar Square, Patan and Bhaktapur on foot, on cycles or a trishaw. Enjoy this beautiful and enchanting city which is chaotic but also exuberant harmony. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
The Trishuli river is a very popular spot for rafting in Nepal. Look forward to experience the diverse demographics of this beautiful country. You will start from Charaudi and end your rafting journey at Kuringhat. After a 4 hour ride to Charaudi, you will get set up and briefed about safety and rafting techniques. You will also have opportunities to swim in the river in the safe spots that the guides will mention. Your adventure will end at Kuringhat and after a meal you will start driving back to Kathmandu.
You will hike to Nagarkot today, which is a popular soft nature walk in Kathmandu. You will walk through a Tamang village where you will get a glimpse into their culture and way of life. As you continue on you will get to the Nagarkot 360 view tower offering amazing views of the snow-capped mountains and an amazing sunrise view over Mt. Everest. You will also see countrysides nestled over the horizon. Then walk back through rhododendron and pine forest enjoying the songs of birds.
Today you will have the whole day to yourself. With no set schedule you can take the day at your leisure and explore the city at your own pace. You can also do some souvenir shopping from the packed market places on the streets. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Depart from Kathmandu International airport to your destination.
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ADDITIONAL TRIP INFORMATION
When to go
In general the best times for rafting and kayaking in Nepal is from September to early December, and March to early June.
March to May March to May is a summer season characterized by long and hot days. As the lowers water flows the rapids are lower than they are from September to November. The rivers tend to rise again in May with the pre-monsoon storms and some melting of snow in the Himalayas.
June to August June to August is a monsoon with heavy rains. The rivers become 10 times bigger and can flood with 60-80 times the low-water levels, making most rivers insanely turbulent. During this time, only parts of the Seti river, Upper Sun Kosi and Trisuli can be commercially run.
September to early October and May to June From September to early October and May to June, rivers can be extremely high with monsoon run-off. Due to high flows it is potentially the most dangerous
times to be on a river. If you attempt expeditions at this time, you require a very experienced rafting company with an intimate knowledge of the river and you need to have very experienced team.
Mid-October to November As this time of year is warm and settled weather, runs are quite exciting. Its one of the most popular times to raft or kayak.
December December is a time to consider shorter rafting trip as the days are short with start of winter. Many of the rivers become too cold to enjoy unless you have a wetsuits.
What to bring
If you book an organized rafting or kayaking trip, the company will provide all specialized equipment – such as tents, roll-top dry bags to keep your gear dry even if the vessel flips. You will only need light clothing with warm clothes for nights. It is essential to pack a swimsuit, a towel, a sunhat, insect repellent, sunscreen and light tennis shoes or sandals. If you come in winter, you will need thermal clothing, especially on rivers like the Bhote Kosi.
Check if your rafting company provides paddle jackets and wetsuits. Waterproof camera containers are useful to take photos along the river.
Safety is the most important part of any river trips or expeditions. Sadly in Nepal, there are no minimum safety conditions set by any official entities. This makes crucial to choose a professional rafting and kayaking company.
Your guide should give you a comprehensive safety talk and paddle training before you start your rafting adventure.