“Trishuli River Rafting is popular because of the unlimited fun attached during the thrilling journey on this massive liquid highway”
Fourteen kilometers of river stretch for white water adventure, Trishuli River Rafting is a true adrenaline rush. For the first timers it is even more exhilarating. Starting point of Trishuli River Rafting is easy access from major tourist hubs of the country. Hence it has gained excessive popularity amongst domestic as well as foreign adventure seekers. However, the accessibility is only an advantage. Trishuli River Rafting is popular because of the unlimited fun attached during the thrilling journey on this massive liquid highway.
“Trishuli River caters Class 3+ rapids during autumn and Class 4+ rapids during spring. During Monsoon the rapids go beyond Class 5+”
It is maximum of four hours ride from either Kathmandu, Chitwan or Pokhara to the raft starting point. Three to four hours river ride followed by 3-4 hours of drive back to desired destination – Rafting in Trishuli is action packed day trip throughout. Trishuli River caters Class 3+ rapids during autumn and Class 4+ rapids during spring. During Monsoon the rapids go beyond Class 5+.
“The first rapid “Welcome” welcomes you with the heavy splash of water on your face”
Rafting in Trishuli for beginners normally kicks off at Charaudi. Expert river guides train the rafters with the river techniques before the journey. As the adventure begins, the first rapid “Welcome” welcomes you. The heavy splash of water on your face is an adventurous welcome. The first section of the rafting is mild adventure. Frequent water fight with the fellow rafters rafting in other rafts is fun here. Swimming in calm and deep section of Trishuli River could be yet another adventure. And for this you shouldn’t be a good swimmer at all.
“Ladies Delight – Hundred meters of rough ride up and down the fierce rapids demands screams out of thrills”
The real action begins after the lunch. The first rapid after lunch that greets you is “Twins Rock”. Twins Rock is a fast flowing rapid with outrageous waves of water in between two giant rocks. Initially it demands you to raft fast forward and then compels you to get down into the raft. Soon the raft enters yet another interesting rapid “The Roller Coaster”. Roll along the water and with efforts of rafting back and forward get pass it. After a while of pleasant rafting session and witnessing eye-catching rock formation in Trishuli River, “Ladies Delight” awaits you. Hundred meters of rough ride up and down the fierce rapids demands screams out of thrills. The adventure isn’t over yet. The most challenging rapids of Trishuli River are yet to come. “Offset I” takes the raft down to fill it with the water. Rafters here can just feel cold Himalayan water splashing every part of their body. Soon the “Offset II” caters similar thrills. The last rapid looks a piece of cake but it surprises. It is a whirlpool powerful enough to make several rounds around it before the raft gets out of it. Hence the rapid got its name “Surprise”.
Truly an exhilarating river journey, Trishuli River Rafting is the most ideal destination for enthusiast rafters during autumn and spring. It can be challenging enough to professional and avid rafters during the monsoon. Giving a try to raft along the rapids of Trishuli could be a lifetime river experience.
Nepal Association Rafting Agents ( NARA) is organizing the 24th Grand Annual Rafting Festival on 19th May 2012 on the Trisuli River. Price of participating in the rafting festival is Rs. 1599 (includes transportation to and from Kathmandu, buffet lunch and 3 hrs rafting). The put in point is Belkhu, Dhading and ending point is Malekhu, Dhading. One can avail the tickets for the event from NARA or any rafting agency.
Nepal Association of Rafting Agents (NARA) is organizing Phagu Rafting Festival in the Trishuli River from March 20th 2011. During the festival, rafting enthusiasts can enjoy a thrilling whitewater ride from Malinga to Jogimara on their rafts.
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We had a very good experience. Everything was well planned. Our guide Namgyal Sherpa was very experienced and helpful!