A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the river and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners. Several grades of whitewater rafting trips are available to suit any interest or preference.
Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.
You can combine a Sun Koshi and Karnali rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks for those interested in a long day’s expedition. Please get in touch with us here at Pokhara Info if you have any questions about rafting in Nepal. We will provide you with the best options and packages.
Visitors to Nepal often want to go rafting because of the rivers that originate from the high mountains and flow with the great currents. These rivers are some of the best rafting rivers in the world. Located just three hours away from Kathmandu, the Trishuli River is one of Nepal’s most popular places to raft. Its scenic beauty and the best rafting experience make Trishuli rafting one of Nepal’s most popular rafting rivers.
It will be fun and equally thrilling to raft on the Trishuli River with the views of the gorgeous forest, gorgeous surroundings, wildlife, and the white water. The huge waves and the striking waters of the river will be an unforgettable experience for you and your friends. During the monsoon season, the water flow will be fast at the river, so the rafting experience at the river will vary from season to season. The flow of the water at the river will directly relate to the season and rainfall.
Overview of the Trishuli Rafting
On the Trishuli River overnight rafting trip, we will set up our camps at the banks of the river. Riding rafts on different rivers in Nepal will be quite a fun experience. We will raft the Trishuli River for several hours, and then we will travel back to Kathmandu on the main road to Kathmandu, or we can make our way towards Chitwan, viewing the picturesque surroundings. However, it is totally up to you whether you wish to travel back to Kathmandu or head on to enjoy the Kaligandaki rafting via Pokhara subsequently or even visit Chitwan, as mentioned earlier.
Day 1: Following breakfast in the Kathmandu hotel
During our drive to the Trishuli River, we will enjoy the scenery along the way after having a hardy breakfast back in our hotel in Kathmandu. We will have a drive for about 3 to 4 hours through the main trail to reach the Malekhu, approximately 75 kilometers away from Kathmandu, and will begin the rafting for about 4 hours before we rest the night in a tent along the river's bank.
Day 2: Continuing on the trip
On the next day, we will struggle with the challenging water flow on the Trishuli River. After an hour of rafting, we will reach Mugling. Once we've had our fill of rafting, we will return to Kathmandu, depending on the package you choose, on the same trail for several hours.
Kali Gandaki Rafting
Due to the fast-moving water and the magnificent scenery, rafting on the Kali Gandaki River is one of Nepal’s most exciting rafting experiences. In this context, rafting on the Kaligandaki River is also exciting from the point of view of sightseeing because we will be able to see the magnificent Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna. You can reach this after a drive of about 3 hours from Pokhara.
As we trek along the beautiful river at Kaligandaki, we’ll be able to view the high mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli, etc. As we trek to the Kali Gandaki River, we will pass through remote regions, changing the trek to an extended or short trek. In addition to passing through deep gorges, this beautiful river will also pass through glorious waterfalls, jungles, and the traditional and cultural villages and localities of Magar and Chhetri. Rafting on the Kaligandaki River is a bit risky, though. Rafters thus have to carry several things to ensure their safety, but Pokhara Info is always vigilant for their safety.
Overview of the Kali Gandaki Rating Tour
Rafting on the Kaligandaki River will be an exciting experience right from the beginning as we enter the fast-flowing waves of the river. There are several grades of rafting on the Kaligandaki River. A grade of III or IV is generally given to the rafting on the Kaligandaki River because there are lots of black stones on the river. We can spend several days exploring the Kali Gandaki River to learn more about the region.
All in all, Pokhara Info’s crew members will make rafting on the Kali Gandaki River an adventure as well as safe.
Day 1: From Pokhara to Modi Khola via Nayapul
Pokhara will be our base, and we will drive to Nayapul for several hours. From Nayapul, we will then trek toward Modi Khola, where we will camp for the night. We can spend leisure time at the Modi Khola by rafting on the river. It will be an interesting experience to spend a night at the Modi Khola in a tented camp.
Day 2: Rafting to Purti Ghat
In the morning, we will have breakfast at the tented camp before beginning our rafting trip to the Modi Khola. While rafting on the fast-flowing river, we will enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna Peak (8091m) and Himalchuli Peak (7893m). Having rafted all day on the river, we will retire to a tented camp at Purti Ghat for the night.
Day 3: Back to Pokhara via Mime
The final day of rafting at the Kaligandaki River will be from Purti Ghat. After breakfast and rafting the river for several hours, we will walk through the villages of the areas settled by different groups of people following their own culture and traditions before returning to Pokhara. We conclude the trip as we return back to Pokhara, where we will spend the night.
Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the Trishuli and Kali Gandaki River that are safe and interesting as Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients. The matter of safety while rafting is also taken very seriously. However, it will surely be a fun experience and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for two days at the Trishuli River and three days at Kali Gandaki.
- Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
- Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Accommodation during the trek.
- Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
- Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
- First Aid kit.
- Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
- TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
- All needed government tax/vat.
- International Airfare.
- Your travel insurance.
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
- Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters
After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful cycling experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.
We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.
Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. I hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!