Karnali River Rafting in Nepal

10 Days
Nepal
6
Strenous
  • Trip Code: Karnali River Rafting
  • Trip Type: Rafting
  • Max. Altitude:
  • Travel Mode: Air/Coaches

Karnali River is one of the finest big volume rafting and kayaking trips in Nepal-spectacular, remote, jungle-clad canyons, big white and abundant wildlife.

The Karnali is Nepal’s longest and largest river and with its tributaries it drains most of the far west of Nepal-the ‘wild west’ as many people call it rising in the vicinity of Tibet’s holy Mount Kailash and glacier of Kanjiroba Himal & other small peaks as well as Rara lake rapid encountered on this river is 1 to 5 class. This bottom section of the river definitely lives up to that name-the area that it flows through is wild and relatively unpopulated with some of the most pristine jungle scenery in Nepal abundant wildlife.

From the frontier town of Surkhet there is an unique and lovely two-day trek through lowland Sal forest to the village of Saul in the seldom seen area of far West Nepal. From Sauli it’s 180 km to the nest road access at Chisopani, on the northern border of the Royal Bardia National Park. The river section takes about seven days, giving plenty of time to explore some of the side canyons and waterfalls, which comes in to the river valley. For 180 kilometers we won’t see a single sign of the modern world. 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.

The rapids are also pretty wild with the river building to its climax in these lower canyons shortly after the sharp bend in the river ‘the elbow’ by the Lohore Khola, the valley narrows into a series of canyons, the river speeds up, and there are big rapids, one leading into another, almost continuously down to the Seti river from the ‘Elbow’ down to the Seti the gradient is 3m/km (15ft a mile), but after here, the gradient eases, as the river winds through some magnificent unspoilt scenery, eventually emerging onto the plains and flowing through the Royal Bardia National Park to join the Ganges. Finally leaving you close to Bardia National Park, where you can combine your rafting adventure with a safari trip and maybe spot some of the park’s one-horned rhinos and elusive tigers or you can either drive back or fly back to Kathmandu. Go on this trip if you want a true expedition style adventure and a totally classic river journey.

Overview
Trip Code Karnali River Rafting
Trip Duration 10 Days
Trip Type Rafting
Trip Grade Strenous
Min Group Size 6
Trip Start Syauli
Trip End Chisapani
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Transportaion Air/Coaches
Meals All meals
Acommodation Tented Camp
Service Includes/Excludes

Tour cost include

Ground Transportation by Coaches/Air
Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
River Permit
Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, life jackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment
Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
Accommodation on tented camp
Safety Kayak
Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
First aid kid box

Tour cost exclude

Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
Emergency evacuation
Things of personal use
Member insurance
International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
Tips to Staffs
Sleeping bag

Need to bring: –

T-shirt
swim wear for on the river
Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover
Sunscreen and lip protector
Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap
Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
Personal medication
Flashlight
Footwear
Reading book
Fishing hook (you can fishing in the Himalayan River)

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