Trishuli river (Nepali : त्रिशूली नदी) is Nepal’s most popular rafting river. Trishuli river originates from Gosainkunda Lake and passes gently through Mahabharat Ranges and joins Narayani River at Devghat. Legend says that high in the Himalaya at Gosainkund the god Shiva drove his trident into the ground to create three springs – the source of the river and hence its name Trishuli.
Trishuli river has impressive gorges, moderate white water, a few exciting rapids, some easier sections, all easily accessible from Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara. You can complete your rafting trip in a day and during the length of your trip, you do not need prior rafting experience and will enjoy diverse Nepali landscapes, cultural heritage and demography.
Trishuli river rafting is perfectly suitable for first timers and families. The waters are not very challenging and you can loosen yourself and enjoy the scenery. The rapids that you will encounter are Twin Rocks (Class 3+), Ladies’ Delight (Class 3+), Upset first (Class 3+), Surprise (Class 4-), and Butterfly (Class 3). If weather permits, you can also get glimpses of cable cars that move to and from Manakamana Temple.
If you want, you may take a dip into the waters of Trishuli for swimming or cliff jumping, rafting guide will suggest you favorable spots. Trishuli river rafting starting point will be at Charaudi or Fishling and end point at Kuringhat or upto Narayanghat. Throughout the journey, you get to enjoy impressive gorges, beautiful valleys and typical Nepali villages.
All river guides are professionals and licensed by Government of Nepal. They are also completed Red Cross first aid training. Some of them also certified by International Rafting Federation (IRF) and are also trained as Whitewater Rescue Technicans(WRT).
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