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A rafting day trip is the perfect way to move from Kathmandu to your next destination, breaking up the long bus journey to Pokhara or Chitwan, or just escape the city for a day. Our day trips on the TRISHULI RIVER are packed with fun and excitement and are led by qualified guides (WRT/IRF) who show you their Nepal. On all our trips we provide a minimum of 2 safety kayakers to support our paddlers. As part of your package we include a riverside lunch, transport to and from the river and FREE photos and video taken by your guide and kayakers.
In the heart of Nepal, the TRISHULI river cuts through the foothills of the Himalayas. Alongside it is the main road linking Kathmandu with the rest of Nepal and India. Despite this the Trishuli valley is a peaceful and beautiful place. The rivers rapids provide the adventure so that your day trip can be as wild or as gentle as you choose.
It was a great spring/summer season in Nepal with over a thousand people coming rafting and kayaking with us and enjoying the thrilling white water available. We’ve met fantastic people and made brilliant friends who have shared their experiences of Nepal, their home countries and the world with us. A big thank you to all who joined us and left us with some great memories.
Around in March were a group of true adventure kayakers from Russia and Ukraine who inspired us with their love of whitewater. They hired some boats from us and headed to the Arun river, producing this stunning video.
It has been a busy year so far at Adventure Aves and we have loved it. We’ve taught a few people to kayak and got them hooked on the sport we love. Big up to Garrett, from Canada, who managed to roll an impressive 11 times in a row after just a few hours of instruction (video will appear on You Tube soon!). Congratulations to Neil from the UK who after doing some kayaking with us went on to complete the Torq Yak Attack Mountain Bike Race, an amazing feat and he did it all in aid of a great cause. We look forward to seeing him next year when he is back to do it all again and a little bit more (see www.chase-the-rainbow.blogspot.com). Back in January we took delivery of three new rafts and we are glad we did, with groups of up to 150 clients heading down the Trishuli, enjoying the Saturday holidays through March and April; they have been well used already. At the moment Kancha is in the lead with most days on the river and has been showing his play boating skills to our clients. He’s also done a great job of teaching our new team member, Anjit, to kayak. Anjit has taken to it like a duck to water and has done a brilliant job over the last few weeks.
The beginning of the year always brings a list of things to do at Adventure Aves. This year that list included a few weeks ice climbing in the Khumbu for Bishnu, the arrival of our two new NRS rafts, the final edit of our Marsyandi video as well as the usual office work and maintenance ready for the season ahead. Never fear though, we love rafting and kayaking in Nepal any time, even when it is a little bit chilly, and we were thrilled to make a few trips to the river too. A scenic rafting trip on the Seti and to test the new rafts a day trip on the Bhote Kosi. We also got together with the Kathmandu Valley Wide Scout Group and spent a fun day on the Trishuli. All good fun and a big thanks to our friends from Italy, Germany, Canada and the Scouts of Kathmandu Valley.