The Trisuli has basically two emotions: a raging temper during monsoon, and a smiling face the rest of the year. Rafters love them both for different reasons. If this is your first time rafting, you may wish for a gentle introduction. If not, you may come for one wild ride from August to mid-October. Just choose an established rafting company.
Rafting trips generally set off from the small village of Bhaireni. Further along, at Benighat, the Trisuli merges with the roaring Buri Gandaki River, creating impressive rapids. Rafting trips break for the night between Benighat and Charaudi, about 20km downstream. Some trips continue on to Chitwan National Park.
If you plan on staying along this stretch, your hotel can arrange a trip. Alternatively, you can book through a Kathmandu tour provider, although they will choose your accommodation as part of the package. Costs depend on the length of the trip, which ranges from two hours to several days. A short two-hour trip costs around US$20, while a four-hour trip is around US$35.
It is possible to trek south from Hugdi, halfway between Benighat and Mugling, to Chitwan National Park, a walk of around five days.