The Karnali River with its elegant Class III to nerve-wracking Class V rapids, offers a classic expedition with its big volume white water garlanded with fishing and exploring the remotest and the most pristine region of Nepal. It has so much diversity and entertainment to offer that it has been termed by explorers as the 11-day Wild West Classic.Since it is a long raft trip, the first half gives the thrill and feeling of wild adventure with extreme and continuous bouncy rapids followed by nice, calm and relaxing float into the exquisite and immaculate wilderness in the second half.
Karnali, Nepal’s longest and largest river, springs from the base of Mt. Kailash and flows into Nepal, on the way, making an ultimate descent forming several rapids ranging from Class 3 to Class 5. Sweetness Light (IV), Jail House (IV), God House (V), Juicer (IV), and Flip and Strip (IV) are the rapids to look forward to; the notorious Class V rapid God House has a hole, the size of a bus. One highlight of this journey is a 7 km turbulent ride through the gorge offering rapids at every twist and turn. Seasonal snowmelts and storms can cause the water level to swell drastically, making the river even more challenging. Before reaching our put-in point, we will be exploring the Tharu culture and their mouth-watering dishes. Once we hit the water, we see no signs of modern life for the next five days. Days will get as challenging and demanding as possible, yet so rewarding with spells of calmness and anarchy in the river, occasional rest in the river bank, fishing, and wildlife sightings. Explorers have encountered the elusive Royal Bengal tiger along with the monkeys (Rhesus and Langur), leopards, bears, deer, crocodiles, and Gharial in the region. Dolphin excursion, crocodile watching, and fishing in the calmer portions of the river is another highlight of the trip. Karnali offers some of the finest fish habitat in Nepal; giant catfish and Golden Mahseer are the notable ones.
Safety measures are of profound concern to our team as we believe every outdoor trip needs to be a happy and a safe one. Our team members are trained in various courses- SRT (Swift Water Rescue Technician), Wilderness First Aid , and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) to name a few. We guarantee an adventurous rafting experience with the utmost safety precautions. Come join us and the others in a bid to explore the Wild West.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Surkhet via Butwal and overnight camping
Day 03: Drive from Surkhet to Dhungeshwor, camp at the river bank
Day 04: Rafting from Kareleghat and overnight camping
Day 05: Rafting day and camping on the beach
Day 06: Rafting day, camping on the beach near the confluence of the Seti River
Day 07: Rafting day, camping on the beach after passing Bijura village
Day 08: Rafting to Chisapani, end of the trip, drive back to Kathmandu by private bus
Day 09: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 10: Final Departure
Dates & Price All The Dates Are Guaranteed
- Domestic and international flights transfer.
- Kathmandu hotel in a double/twin room sharing.
- Guided tour of the city with all entry fees as per Itinerary.
- Kathmandu- Kareleghat and Chisapani - Kathmandu Drive.
- Accommodation in the beach camp
- Daily breakfast Lunch and dinner
- Experience professional guide, accredited by the Nepal government.
- Group first Aid Kit.
- Insurance for all our staff.
- Nepal Social Adventures T-shirt.
What's Not Included
- Personal travel insurance; medical and evacuation insurance.
- Nepal entry visa fee US$40 for one month, US$ 25 for 15 days.
- Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water.
- International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
- Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc.