The adventure of a jet scooter ride can now be
experienced in Nepal; it’s truly a novel way of discovering
one of the country’s finest rivers, the Trishuli. The 6km
ride starts near a riverside resort in Thimura, situated 8 km from
Narayanghat and 28 km from Mungling.
The safely features of the machines are well proven. Nevertheless,
there are well proven. Nevertheless, there are certain mandatory
safely conditions that apply –such as the use of helmets,
life jackets, provision of a two-way communication system with the
operator of the jet scooter and accident insurance for all the riders.
Cost, Access & Accommodation
There is currently only one agency offering the sport. They have
two Yamaha scooters that can do speed of 60-70 kmph. The agency’s
driver operates the scooters, carrying two passengers. Ride along
the 6km stretch lasts approximately 12 minutes and costs Rs. 176
per person for walk in tourists. For others, there are two package
deals. A one night package deal, which includes the ride, dinner,
breakfast, and a peep into the lifestyle of the Chepangs, Gurungs
and Magars (as also a chudka dance), costs $12 for Nepalis, $14
for tourists from SAARC countries and $17 for local diplomats (INGO
There is also a 2-night package, which offers beside the above mentioned,
a visit to Devghat, a holy Hindu place at the confluence of the
Trishuli and Kali Gandaki Rivers. Devghat is also a destination
place for old people wanting to spend the last days of their life.
They find solace in the company of those who are there for the same
The site also offers jungle walks and bird watching. This package
includes 2 dinners, lunch, breakfast and two nights stay at the
river resort. For Nepalis, it comes at &22, for SAARC tourists
at $26 and for local diplo-mats at $28. an additional attraction
is a place called Sita Gufa, a cave where it is be lived the earth
opened up to receive the wife of lord Rama to take her to where
she same came from.
The resort offers a pick-up service by jeep/car. From the bus stop
Ramnagar, situated off the highway from Mungling to Narayanghat
the riverside resort at Timura is 2 kilometers from Ramnagar. Travelers
from Kathmandu can take any of the several buses going to Narayanghat/Chitwan
and get off where the rod branches off to Ramnagar. Those coming
in from Chitwan can take any bus headed
For Kathmandu or Pokhara and alight at the some place on the highway
and head for Timura. The riverside resort is the only accommodation
in the area.