Karnali River Rafting

Karnali River is Nepal’s longest River, it drains most of the Far western region of Nepal – the ‘wild west’. Karnali River area that it flows through is wild and relatively unpopulated with some of the most pristine jungle in Nepal, and abundant wildlife. The rapids are also pretty wild, with the river building to its climax in these lower canyons. The valley narrows into a series of canyons, the river speeds up’ and there are big rapid, one leading into another, almost continuously down to the Seti River. Karnali river winds through some magnificent un-spoilt scenery, eventually emerging onto the plains flowing through the Royal Baridia National Park to join the Ganges.

The Karnali river rafting is more constrained by its canyon walls giving bigger more continuous and serious rapids. This constrained nature of the river means that any increase in volume has a more pronounced effect on the difficulty of the rapid and this makes it a river that is best run at low and medium flows – in higher water the Karnali is a serious commitment.

Day 01 : This is a long bus journey, so be prepared with water etc. 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 put in 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 "all 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 breath taking 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 8-9 : 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 journey at about lunch time where our bus will be waiting to collect us. Those who have booked to go 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.

Cost Includes

1.  Bus transfer as mentioned in the Itinerary
2.  Meals during the rafting trip
3.  Accommodation in the tented camp
4.  Necessary rafting equipment, safety gear
4.  Guide and other staffs as per requirements
5.  Safety Kayak
6.  First aid kit box
7.  Service fee and Government tax

Cost Excludes

1.  Nepal Visa
2.  All sorts of Drinks
3.  Insurance
4.  Meals in Kathmandu
5.  Other not mentioned above as inclusion

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