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Karnali River Rafting - 10 Days

Karnali River Rafting

The Karnali is the longest river of Nepal and Karnali River Rafting covers the low land trek with some of the most beautiful nature scenery of western part of Nepal. It is very remotely area and drive from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and it takes about 12 hours and it takes about five hours drive to the trek starting point. The trek lasts for two day from Surkhet through the forest. The Rafting section takes about 7 days, which gives you plenty of time exploring the river, canyons, waterfall and aquatic lives. You will be able to see river crocodile, gharial and maybe the rare gangetic river dolphins.

Day 1
Day 01

We travel to the far west and arrive in Surkhet very late/early hours of the next morning; You are able to have a sleep here.

Day 2
Day 02

After breakfast, we will take a truck as far as the road goes until about lunch time [this all depends on availability be flexible]. After lunch we walk all afternoon to the put-in point at Sauli.

Day 3
Day 03

After having heavy breakfast at 8:00 a.m. we get ready for wild ride. This section of the River is terribly wild. The continue rapid makes rafter forget to breathe. Lunch will be served en-route and camping at 03:00 p.m.

Day 4
Day 04

This is the type of day that people imagine when they think of Himalayan water. It is big and continuous. We enter into the Jungle Corridor. This is a narrowing jungle clad gorge and it is all ours.

Day 5
Day 05

More of the same including the notorious GOD’S house rapid. Camp at the Seti Dovan and relax.

Day 6
Day 06

It isn’t over yet! Keep paddling hard! You really are experiencing the best of the west on yet another day of great action and breathe taking scenery and camping at Jamuna village

Day 7
Day 07

This is a holiday after all so we have programmed a rest day so you can take time to enjoy your surroundings and relax on a great sandy beach.

Day 8
Day 08-09

We see the rapids dying off as we come out of the gorge. We pass the confluence with the Seti River where the river broadens. Today, the next day and a half is a chance to enjoy your journey admiring the country and villages you pass.

Day 9
Day 10

This is the final day of river. We end this trip in the early afternoon at Chisopani Bridge & lunch is served there. You will catch night bus at about 1530hrs to get back to Kathmandu or you can enjoy in Bardia National Park, which is famous for bird watching

Cost Includes

  • professional English speaking local guides, highly trained & safety certified to international standards in first aid and WRT
  • professional safety kayakers
  • state of the art rafting equipment including rafts, paddles, helmets, life jackets, dry tops, wetsuits, dry bags, pelican boxes, throw bags, repair kits etc.
  • Top of the line camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, personal tents, tarpaulins, mattresses, sleeping bags etc.
  • fresh, delicious & hygienically prepared food while on the river, including tea, coffee & hot chocolate as well as drinking water
  • round trip local bus transportation (sometimes private 4WD, micro-van or big bus & sometimes tourist bus)
  • industry standard first aid kits

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Unrelated transportation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc…
  • items of a personal nature (toiletries, clothing, camera etc)
  • alcohol and junk food
  • plastic bottled mineral water **we prefer to treat local stream water and help preserve our environment**
  • insurance **we provide insurance for our crew – but participants must be properly insured through an emergency travel plan**
  • Tips for guides

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