Karnali rafting



  • A great way to travel: avoid the bus and travel by river
  • Great for year-round rafting and kayaking
  • Combine with other activities such as canyoning and camping
  • Paddle through impressive gorges all whilst keeping an eye on the local wildlife
  • Quite possibly the best day trip you can do in Nepal. Why spend 8 hours on the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Chitwan when you can raft half of it!

    Trisuli River Rafting is one of Nepal’s most popular river trips. The Trisuli has something to offer for everyone, from the most experienced kayaker to the first time rafter. And whilst we specialize in expedition trips, the Trisuli is by far our favorite day trip on offer. It is also our home and where we have built our fixed riverside camp.

    It’s an ideal year round river (even during monsoon) just a stones throw away from Kathmandu offering a pool drop style of big volume river. A rafting trip on the Trisuli will quench the white water desire of travelers with limited time in Nepal.

    The river meanders its way through scenic gorges and impressive valleys on its way to the plains. Although it gets a lot of bad press from the Lonely Planet, this is actually one of our all time favorite trips (sure it runs parallel to the road…but if your having a great time, who’s going to notice, and the river often takes a different path and is much lower, you barely notice!)

    This trip leaves plenty of time to chill out, play rafting games, do some cliff jumps, swim and soak up the surreal atmosphere of Nepal’s River life. It conveniently ends at our tented river side camp, Gurung Valley. Why not extend your trip and enjoy a night at our 1 million star hotel and soak up as much river life as you can! Get off the bus and on the river!

    View our detailed itinerary below.



    Join us for some monsoon rafting to see how fierce this river can really get!

    Whitewater Rafting :

    To join a rafting trip on the Trisuli you need no previous experience. Great for the first timer and families.

    Kayaking :

    A fantastic warm up river for those going on to the bigger rivers in Nepal. Plenty of small rapids and a few challenging ones. This river is also ideal for the first time kayaker wanting to learn a thing or two about whitewater. Check out our 4 days Kayak Clinic. Though it should be noted in the monsoon its definitely not a river for the faint of heart or less skilled.

    OR…Why not try our ‘CANYONING AND RAFTING’ trip. One day rafting and one day canyoning with tented camp over night. It’s our most popular trip! 


    DURATION: 1 day (2 days optional) 
    DEPARTURE: GRG Office, Thamel, Kathmandu at 6.30am daily
    FROM/TO: From: Chauraudi (3 hour drive from Kathmandu)
    To: Chumligtar (4 hour drive to Kathmandu or Pokhara)
    VOLUME: Volume in November : 400cms (1400 cfs)
    BEST SEASON: All Year Round

    PRICE: USD $90 / GBP £75 Per Person



  • All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid Qualifications.
  • All camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, matresses, sleeping bags, tarps, personal tents etc. No additional charge for sleeping bag hire.
  • All meals and water whilst on the river. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided. Read our FAQ to see what tasty treats we will serve you.
  • Transportation to and from the river by bus.
  • All equipment, including PFD’s, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards and regularly checked.
  • If you are kayaking with us, kayak hire is also included in the cost. See which kayaks we have here.
  • Porters.
  • River permits.
  • Gear Raft support.
  • Extensive medical kit.
  • Trip photos *make sure you bring a USB stick along with you.

  • Unrelated travel, visas, insurance, travel documents etc… Items of a personal nature (toiletries, personal medication, clothing, camers…)
  • Personal insurance.
  • Alcohol and additional snacks.
  • Travel insurance. To travel with GRG’s you are required to have adequate insurance for the activity you are participating in, we have the necessary insurance for our crew but you must have your own seperate policy)
  • Optional tips for guides.

    "We rafted the Trisuli in high water with Maila and GRG Adventure Kayaking and it was nothing short of an amazing day. They make sure you have quality gear that fits, the boys cook up a delicious meal on the river and are very conscious of being good stewards nature along the way. Chrissy handled all the booking like a pro! This is the second trip I've done with them and looking forward to booking some longer adventures next year!"
    tamur expedition nepal
    Alex Mondau



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