Karnali River Rafting

Duration: 7 Days

The Karnali River is one of the longest and largest rivers in the far west of Nepal. It originates in Tibet's Mt. Kailash and descends gently into the Himalayan landscape of western Nepal. The area through which it flows is full of wilderness with deep forests abundant with flora and fauna and is relatively unpopulated. After the monsoon rains, the rapids become huge and more technical. One highlight of this classic river journey is a 7-km-long gorge “thrill-a-minute roller-coaster ride” with rapids at every bend. Truly though, any season suits the Karnali. The expedition begins with a bus journey into the remote and almost untouched region of western Nepal and crossing through part of the Bardia National Park. If the idea of a two-day bus ride doesn't appeal to you, there is the option of flying to Nepalgunj and catching a five-hour bus to meet the rest of the group in the frontier town of Surkhet. From here, we drive further, for about four hours, to get to KalyaniDanda, the last stop. The river section lasts seven days, including one layover day. By combining this trip with a short trek or a trip to Bardia National Park, Karnali rafting is an ideal choice for those who want to have a truly unique experience in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: 08:00 AM Departure from Kathmandu
  • Day 02: 05:00 PM. Arrival at Surkhet. Trek option: begin trekking straight away. Camp at a school halfway to the river.
  • Day 03: Continue Trek to river arriving early afternoon, rafting for an hour or two, and Camp.
  • Day 04: River to above jungle Ghat
  • Day 05: Visit Jungle Ghat village, river to above the Jungle Corridor
  • Day 06: The big day - God's house rapid and others.
  • Day 07: Out of the Jungle Corridor
  • Day 08: Steady float to the confluence of the Bheri River
  • Day 09: Half day to Chisopani, leave mid-afternoon
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Experienced Guide& Supporter
  • All meals during the rafting period
  • Accommodation camping in a tent
  • All national Park permits
  • Rafting permit.
  • All necessary fees.
  • Round-trip Ground Transportation
  • Rafting, kitchen and camping equipment experienced Captain Cook and other staffs
  • All Rafting equipment including life jacket, helmets, paddle, paddle top & self-balling raft.
  • All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained

Cost Excludes

  • Mineral water, cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
  • Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during the whole trip
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Things of personal use
  • Member insurance
  • International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Trip Duration 7 Days
  • Destination Nepal
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