Gov Regd. No: 81255/067/068 Tourism Regd. No.: 1278/067

Karnali River Rafting

The Karnali is largest river of the Nepal .The area it flows through is wild and relatively unpopulated with some of the most pristine jungle scenarios in Nepal and abundant wildlife .the rapids  are also pretty wilder in comparison to  sun Kosi . The karnali is more constrained by its canyon walls, making bigger ,more continuous and serious rapid.  The access to the river is two days driver from Kathmandu.

Departure Point                        : Kathmandu or Pokhara               
Distance                                     : 180km
River class                                
 :4+,5,5             River days                                :8-11days
Rafting Start Point                   : 

Rating Finish Point                   : Chisopani
Start rating               :***                                       
Scenery/wild                              : ***

Volume in Nov                           : 300cms


 Karnali River Rafting Itinerary   

Day 01.

you will be meet by our Representative in Pokhara/ Kathmandu and drive to Surkhet. We travel to the far west and arrive in Surkhet very late in the evening. You are able to have a sleep here.

Day 02.

After breakfast we continue our drive to Karnali starting point at Dungeshwar (5 hrs). This section of the drive offers yet unspoiled scenery of charming villages and farms. We will do short rafting trip after lunch to set up first night's camp by the bank of Karnali.

Day 03.

The River gives the team, time to build. There are good rapids and water flow those allow learning errors. We still manage to get at least one great class IV rapid in. We camp and get excited about tomorrow.

Day 04.

This is the type of day that people imagine when they think of Himalayan water. It is BIG and it is continuous. We enter into the Jungle Corridor. This is a narrowing jungle clad gorge and it is all ours. The team building is put into full practice and when your guide shouts &quotall forward" he really means it! Enjoy the ride all day and camp in this sensational setting.

Day 05.

More of the same including the notorious GOD'S HOUSE rapid. Don't forget to take in the bird life which is equally as abundant as the lush vegetation. Camp and relax.

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 breathtaking scenery.

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 08-9.

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 and the next day and a half are a chance to enjoy your journey admiring the country and villages you pass. You will have seen the safety kayakers in action and will no doubt be inspired, so ask the guides for some supervised instruction, or take over the raft and learn about the river.

Day 10.

We come to the end of our Trip at about lunch time where our bus will be waiting to collect us. Those who are going to Bardia National Park (highly recommended!), will be collected from here as well.

Day 11.

We arrive back at Kathmandu/Pokhara, in the early morning of the eleventh day. What a journey!!!

Note:Bardia Wild life Safari: The Karnali river flows into the Bardia National park, definitely the best National park in Nepal for the wildlife safari. Bardia now is what Chitwan was twenty years ago. so it is highly recommended. Fly Back from Nepaljung: Please, note that after Karnali Rafting there is an option to fly back to Kathmandu from Nepalgang.

Note: The Cost of the Trip depends on group size & departure dates are available on request So, Contact us for departure date and cost.