Karnali River Rafting

Karnali River Rafting

Karnali River Rafting, Nepal's mightiest river is arguably the finest multi-day river trip in Nepal, and the classic Himalayan River expedition. The Karnali's headwaters come off Mount Kailas in Tibet and slice through the Himalayas in a series of magnificent gorges and pristine forest. On our 180 kilometers River journey we won't see a single sign of the modern world but natural beauty and cultures. It's one of the last places in Nepal that you can see old growth forest and have a real chance of seeing Nepal's wildlife like Monkeys, Langur, Rhesus, leopards, bear, martins, deer, crocodiles and garials; even tigers.
 

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 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. A great walk which high lights just how "out there" you really are. You pass local villages and spectacular scenery, and then you hit the river.

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. Continues rapid makes rafter forget to breathe. Lunch will be served en-route and camping at 03:00 p.m. in First Inquiry.

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. The team building is put into full practice and when your guide shouts "all forward " he really means it. Enjoy the ride all day and camp in this sensational setting at God-house.

Day 05 :

More of the same including the notorious GOD'S house rapid. Camp at the Seti Dovan 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 breath taking scenery and camping at Jamuna village

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 08-09 :

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 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. You see there is more to a rafting expedition than just rafting.

Day10 :

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.

Karnali river also supports some of the finest fish habitat in Nepal, with giant catfish and Golden Masher prowling the depths. Midway through the trip we select a choice piece of beach and for two nights we stay at the same camp and people have an opportunity to explore this beautiful country, wallow in a mud bank, play in the region's plentiful waterfalls, or just hang out and learn something about their fellow rafters.Whitewater ranges from easygoing class three, to bone crushing class five, depending on the time of year. Regardless of the month, Karnali river rafting always offers good, hard rapids with miles of beautiful scenery and deep river gorges.

 

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 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. A great walk which high lights just how "out there" you really are. You pass local villages and spectacular scenery, and then you hit the river.

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. Continues rapid makes rafter forget to breathe. Lunch will be served en-route and camping at 03:00 p.m. in First Inquiry.

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. The team building is put into full practice and when your guide shouts "all forward " he really means it. Enjoy the ride all day and camp in this sensational setting at God-house.

Day 05 :

More of the same including the notorious GOD'S house rapid. Camp at the Seti Dovan 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 breath taking scenery and camping at Jamuna village

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 08-09 :

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 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. You see there is more to a rafting expedition than just rafting.

Day10 :

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.

 4-8 Pax US$ 500.00 per person

9+ Pax  US$ 450.00 per person

Price Included

  1. Professional rafting guides & safety kayakers.
  2.  First Aid International Wilderness First-Aid.
  3. Professional safety kayakers & back up gear raft support.
  4. International name brand ISO certified rafting & kayaking equipment including full personal outfitting from essential paddles, helmets & life jackets to dry tops, wetsuits, dry bags, pelican boxes.
  5. Accommodation riverside camping /house during travels.
  6. We have top of the line camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, personal tents, tarpaulins, mattresses, sleeping bags etc.
  7. Meals (local tea house meals while trekking & western meals wile rafting & camping = breakfast, lunch & dinner daily).
  8. We provide fresh, delicious & hygienically prepared food while on the river, including tea, coffee & hot chocolate as well as drinking water.
  9. Round trip private bus transportation.
  10. River permits.

Cost does not Included

  1. Unrelated transportation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc.
  2. Local flights (note - there is an option to fly back from Birathnagar - Kathmandu at an additional cost).
  3. Items of a personal nature (toiletries, clothing, camera etc).
  4. Alcohol and junk food.
  5. Plastic bottled mineral water.
  6. We prefer to treat local stream water and help preserve our environment.
  7. Insurance.
  8. We provide insurance for our crew - but participants must be properly insured through an emergency medical travel plan.
  9. We may offer trip photography at a small additional charge - please inquire!
  10. Tips for guides.
  11. If you feel that our crew did a great job, you are invited to offer.
  12. A personal Tip.

 

  1. Shorts / ½ pant.
  2. Sport sandals.
  3. Polypropylene / quick dry long shirts.
  4. Swim suit.
  5. Track pants / comfortable long pants.
  6. Warm fleece.
  7. Jacket (waterproof shell).
  8. Socks.
  9. Shoes (not big trekking boots).
  10. Pyjamas (something comfortable to sleep in).
  11. Warm hat (in cold months).
  12. Towel.
  13. Personal toiletries.
  14. Sunscreen / sunscreen lip protection.
  15. Water bottle.
  16. Head lamp / flash light.
  17. Personal first aid kit.
  18. Camera.
  19. Sleeping bag (if you do not have one – we will provide a complimentary rental).
  20. A little cash for treats & tips.

Trip Facts

 Duration: 10 days

Best Time: Feb-April and Oct-Dec

 Group Size: 4+

Rafting Grade: V

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge & Camping

Transportation:  Private Vehicle & Tourist Bus

Price: from US$ 500.00 per person

 

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