Kathmandu and Pokhara with Rafting

Culture, nature and historical exploration with a soft adventure rafting on Trishuli river

This adventurous trip is designed to give you an amazing travel experience filled with fun and excitement. Kathmandu and Pokhara with rafting trip begins with a sightseeing tour to the most remarkable places in Kathmandu. After your insightful visits to the major places of Kathmandu valley, we offer you Rafting package, which will let you enjoy thrilling 3rd and 4th Grade White Water River rafting in Trishuli River for 3 heavenly hours. This rafting trip is sure to give you the most amazing experience filled with utmost thrill.

After an audacious rafting session in Trishuli, your next destination is Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city and one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal. Lying 200 km away from Kathmandu, Pokhara is overlooked by the beautiful Annapurna Ranges and spectacular snow-capped mountains. During the course of this trip, you will be guided to the most popular places in Pokhara like Phewa Lake, Davis Fall, the gorge of the Seti River, etc. Your stay in Pokhara with legendry Machhapuchhre’s spectacular view as a backdrop amidst the enchanting ambience of nature, bestows you with an experience of a lifetime.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square
  • Day 3 Drive to Charaundi; Raft to Kuringhat (3 hrs)
  • Day 4 Raft to Mungling; Transfer to Pokhara
  • Day 5 Sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Day 6 Drive to Kathmandu (4/5 hrs)
  • Day 7 Depart Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    It’s a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane lands at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the arrivals and escort you to your hotel. .

  • Day 2

    Sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square

    We begin our sightseeing tour with a visit to Boudhanath - the largest stupa in Nepal and a center of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. The stupa is designed like a giant mandala (a representation of a Buddhist cosmos). Our next destination is Pashupatinath Temple, which is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is regarded as the most sacred Hindu shrine in Nepal. Here you can witness cremation ritual of Hindus at ‘Aryaghat’, the cremation area of the temple. Then you head to Patan which lies 5 km away from Kathmandu Valley on the South-East. Patan is one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu and a destination for connoisseurs of fine arts. We take a tour of the Patan Durbar Square - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the square is the Patan Museum (originally a Malla palace), Krishna Mandir- a stone temple of Lord Krishna with its 21 spires and bas-relief art depicting scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, Royal Bath or 'Tushahity' and surrounding Hindu and Buddhist temples..

  • Day 3

    Drive to Charaundi; Raft to Kuringhat (3 hrs)

    Early in the morning you head off for Charaundi and on your drive, most amazing natural vista of Himalayan beauty sprawls before you. Then you gear up to begin your rafting trip to Kuringhat. On reaching the destination, you set for river rafting trip to Kuringhat along the raging waves of Trishuli. You bask in the splendor of rafting with amusing kaleidoscope of high mountain peaks, dense vegetations and mysterious wilderness as its backdrop. You conclude your whitewater river rafting for the day as you set up for the night at one of the resorts by the riverbank. .

  • Day 4

    Raft to Mungling; Transfer to Pokhara

    Today also you enjoy your rafting trip to the fullest. After having enjoyed your white water river rafting to Mungling for three hours, you wrap up your rafting trip at mid- day and head off to Pokhara..

  • Day 5

    Sightseeing in Pokhara

    Lying 200 km away from Kathmandu, Pokhara lets you witness breathtaking and captivating views of Himalayan beauties. Your Pokhara sightseeing tour includes visits to mesmerizing lake like Phewa, intriguing caves like Mahendra Gupha and Gupteshwor Cave, Bindabasini Temple, Davis Fall, the gorge of the Seti River and Tibetan refugee camp..

  • Day 6

    Drive to Kathmandu (4/5 hrs)

    After your sightseeing tour in Pokhara, you return to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you can indulge in any kind of activities of your interest. You can simply go for shopping, walking, sightseeing in the local markets or any kind or recreational activities..

  • Day 7

    Depart Kathmandu

    Our Nepali support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as Safari at National Parks, Muktinath Pilgrimage tour, etc. – please ask us..

General Information


Rafting means cruising down the gushing waters of river in an inflatable rubber raft or kayak over roaring waves and swirling fast-moving water using paddles.


Trishuli River rafting is widely acknowledged for its most culturally stimulating and exciting river trips in the world. Rafting along the exciting rapids of 1 to 3+ class of Trishuli River like Twin Rock, Ladies Delight and Scout Upset can be extremely mind-blowing experience. The duration of rafting is about 4 hours with a short lunch break.

Class 1 Easy and small rapids
Class 2 Some maneuvering small rapids and exciting.
Class 3 Rapids with irregular waves and hazards that needs to avoid and more exciting
Class 4 Very difficult rapids lots of rocks, holes and hard to maneuvering.
Class 5 Extremely difficult, long, and very violent rapids with several hazards, continue powerful rapids.
Class 6 Impossible to run the raft, Kayak may run this class of rapid, the more difficult rapid the more fun.


Our river rafting guides are highly professionals trained in emergency wilderness first aid and swift-water rescue. Prior to rafting, they provide a thorough briefing about the safety measures and guidelines.  Explore Himalaya always regard safety of our guest as the utmost priority. Prior to venturing into a rafting trip, rafters are thoroughly briefed about the safety measures and rafting guidelines.
A rafting trip is piloted by a river guide professionally trained in emergency wilderness first aid and swift-water rescue. Rafters venture into a river trip with safety jackets, flotation devices, helmets and river-friendly clothes. We use high quality inflatable rubber raft capable of giving extraordinary performance, agility, stability and maneuverability. Our rafts can swift through the wildest and strongest of waves and guarantee hundred percent safety.


We usually start our day after thorough briefings on the safety measures by river guide.  Generally, we raft for 4-5 hours a day. Around mid day after we have our share of glorious rafting experience with the challenging rapids, we stop for lunch at sandy beach. In a multiday trip, we set up a camp by riverside. Once we arrive at camping site, we can wander around nearby locality or simply relax basking in the splendor of nature. Camping overnight by riverside gives us time and opportunity to share our views, feeling and experiences under an open sky of sparking stars.


For a river trip exceeding more than a day, breakfast, dinner and lunch will be served at a campsite including tea, coffee and snacks. A team of cook and kitchen staff prepare healthy and nutritious meals under strict hygienic procedure. Boiled and treated water shall be supplied to you before you board the raft.


Best time for rafting is from March to May and September to November. Temperature can get colder in January and February ranging from 7° to 20° C. For rest of the month, temperature remains minimum 18° to maximum 30° C.


The cost of each trip depends on various factors such as types of accommodation, type of vehicles with or without air-conditioner, group size (i.e. number of people in your team) etc. Our costs are usually categorized into standard package (based on 3 star hotels), superior package (combination of 3-4 star hotel) and deluxe package (5 star hotels with air conditioned vehicles). However, you can always upgrade your accommodation and use air conditioned car at extra charge though you have initially booked standard or superior package. We can customize any tour to suit your best interest and budget.


We have a fleet of mostly Japanese made Toyota vehicles of all types and sizes, from small two-seater luxury cars to large capacity luxury tourist coaches. 4WD Land cruisers are used in difficult and muddy road trips. Size and type of vehicle depend on size of your group. We use two-seater car for 1-2 persons, micro luxury 6-seater van for 3-5 persons, 10-seater van for 6-9 persons and tourist coach or coaster for group size above 10 persons. Our drivers are specially trained to serve in the hospitality industry. The vehicles are checked carefully before assigning to your service.


Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Where restaurant meals are involved, the tipping is usually 5-10% of the bill.


All fees to sightseeing places stated in tour package are included in our cost.


Clothing requirement varies with the type of tour and season.


 From April to the end of October, it is warm in Kathmandu. In Nepal clothing for traveling purpose should be comfortable and light. You can also wear longer shorts provided that it is weather- friendly. In the months of November to the end of March, days are usually warm and evenings are cool. Put on your summer clothes during the day time but in the evening and night it is advisable to carry a light jacket. Winter season starts from December to February. One must be equipped with sufficient winter wears like jackets, sweaters, trousers etc to stay protected from the cold. In accordance to Nepali weather you can have your clothes well-packed in your luggage or you can also purchase clothes of your choice and needs from the clothing stores in Nepal.


• Lightweight pants • Cotton underwear • Light weight long sleeved shirt or T-shirt • Toiletries •Moisturizing lotion • Sun glasses (UV protection) • Water-bottle • River sandals or running shoes • Shorts or a swimming costume. Optional:  • Small binoculars • Camera, film & spare batteries • Personal first aid kit.
Company provides raft (number of raft depends on size of group), lifejacket, waterproof container to put camera, batteries etc.


1) Your booking will be confirmed by email once we receive your deposit of USD 500 and the signed copy of booking form and contract. The balance is due no later than two months prior to departure. If you book a tour less than 2 months prior to departure, you must send the full payment within 7 days of confirmation by us.

2) If you cancel, the following scale of charges will apply:
2 months before departure – Loss of deposit (US$ 500)
29 days to 2 months before departure – 30% of total trip cost
10 to 28 days before departure – 60% of total trip cost
Less than 10 days before departure – 100% of total trip cost


If you still have any questions regarding this trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can e-mail or contact us directly by Phone: 977-1-4418100 or Fax: 977-1-4412888.

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