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Trisuli River Rafting

Probably the best combination trip in Nepal-magnificent white water, a beautiful un- spoilt valley, combined with one of the most scenic treks in Nepal.

Rapids are still waiting to be named.

The first commercial run of the Tamur was in 1990 and there have been few descents since (Our first was in 1991). The trip combines one of the best short Himalayan treks with challenging and exhilarating river-three days of trekking along the foothills of the Himalaya, followed by 129 km of exceptional rafting. The superb sandy beaches for camping, few villages and limited agriculture along the river provide the Tamur with the most pristine rafting environment in Nepal.

The trek begins at Basantapur, after an overnight bus ride from Kathmandu. The trail winds up and down through small villages magnificent rhododendron forests and verdant meadows. The mountain views with the great massifs of Makalu and Kangchandzonga dominating the two ends of the panorama are spectacular. After Gupha Pokhari, a stunning high-elevation lake at 10,000 feet, we begin our descent to meet the Tamur at Dobhan.
Although the Tamur is still relatively un traveled, it probably has created more whitewater interest than any other commercial rafting river in Nepal Known to be one of the best whitewater journeys in the world, the first 16 km of the river allows no respite-continuous rapids and churning whitewater embrace all the challenges of the river.
The last few days are extraordinary, as steep canyon, walls envelop the river, gorgeous scenery abound and the movement of powerful rapids provide a thrilling expedition, In the last four hours before the Tamur exits the canyon and cascades into the mighty Sun Kosi, we plough through more than 40 rapids. Giving everyone the thrill of it all. Once through, it is a short distance on relatively placid waters to Chatara. The Kosi Tappu Sanctuary and Chitwan National Park are options to be considered on the way back.

lf. The opposite side to the road is wild and you should see some wildlife, a profusion of colorful birds, eagles and vultures.

Fact Box  
Difficulty in Nov:
class 3(3+)
Damauli (Alt. 300m)
Trisuli River (Alt. 200m)
32 km (20 miles)
From Pokhara
2 hours
Av. Gradient:
3 m/km (15ft a mile)
Volume in Nov: 70 cms (2500 cfs)
Best Season: Oct-April.

This is a really pleasant, picturesque two day trip which offers an easier and shorter alternative to the upper Kali Gandaki or the Trisuli - no horrendous big rapids but plenty of friendly small ones.

Many companies now two-days raft trips on the Seti. It doesn't really need three days, but the 'Jungle Corridor' is so beautiful, with white beaches by a warm blue rive, completely away from roads, villages, and civilization, that it make a great place to lazy or camp. Comment from one-woman rafter was: "this is the place I would like to spend my honeymoon"! The Seti river now sees several trips a week in high season, but there's a wide selection of beaches on which to camp, and you are far away from any road so it retains that precious 'away-from-it-all' feeling.

Several companies now offer kayak clinics on the Seti, where you are accompanied by a raft, as you learn to run the rapids. You normally start with an introductory day on the lake at Pokhara and then, at Damauli to take 3 or 4 days to slowly make your way down the river. Partners who are not interested in trying this deviant activity should note that most companies would welcome you to come along for a relaxed ride on the support raft.

Rafting above Damauli is probably not worthwhile in view of the lower volume, narrow steep falls that would need portaging and shallow shingle rapids.
Group Size
2 - 3 
4 - 5
6 - 7
8 - 9
10 - 11
12 + Above 
Price in US$ 
800 750 700 700 650 600 550

What's Included:

  • All meals during the rafting period
  • Rafting permit transportation going by tourist or local bus depending upon the mode of transportation available at put-in and pull-out point rafting, kitchen and camping equipment experienced Captain
  • Cook and other staffs groupleader will be free over ten pax

What's Included:

  • Mineral water,Cold drinks and Alcohols during whole trip.
  • Emergency evacuation things of personal use member insurance

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