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Karnali River Rafting

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  • Itinerary
  • Cost Details
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Nepal's longest and largest river, the Karnali springs forth from Mount Kailash, a sacred mountain in Tibet important to both Buddhist and Hindu.It makes the largest river for a commercial rafting trip. So it becomes more than just a rafting trip.
 
The first half of this river journey into the "wild west" offers incredible whitewater excitment, commonly described as "a thrill a minute roller coaster ride". The second half of the trip settles down into some more moderate & gentle rapids and eventually a relaxed float rewarded by dramatic and hugely varied pristine and unspoiled wilderness.
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy nature's showers with epic waterfalls.
  • Tented Camp on white sandy beaches.
  • Wild animals, species of birds and healing plants can be sighted.
  • Exceed through, Canyon, Overgrown forests, Verdant hills and scenic villages.
  • Waves are extremely calm and gentle to raft.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Drive Kathmandu to Surkhet.
  • Day 2 : Drive and trek to Sauli (starting point of rafting).
  • Day 3 : Full day rafting.
  • Day 4 : Full day rafting.
  • Day 5 : Full day rafting. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 6 : Full day rafting.
  • Day 7 : Rest day at River bank.
  • Day 8 : Rafting Period.
  • Day 9 : Rafting Period.
  • Day 10 : Final day of Rafting.

Day 1 : Drive Kathmandu to Surkhet.

Drive (14 hours) to Surkhet by public bus or private tourist vehicle.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Drive and trek to Sauli (starting point of rafting).

Today, After early breakfast, we will drive as far as the road goes until about lunch time. After lunch we walk all afternoon to the starting point at Sauli.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp

Day 3 : Full day rafting.

Today, After heavy breakfast. We get ready for rafting. This section of the river is terribly wild. Continuous rapid makes rafter forget to breathe. We will take lunch around at 1:00 pm afternoon and camping at 3:00 pm.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp

Day 4 : Full day rafting.

Today, After breakfast we start our rafting. We enter into the Jugle Corridor. This is a narrowing jungle clad gorge and it is all ours.
 
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp

Day 5 : Full day rafting. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Today we will enjoy notorious GOD'S house rapid.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp

Day 6 : Full day rafting.

Today, we will get a chance to view breath taking scenery.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp

Day 7 : Rest day at River bank.

Today is rest day so you can take time to enjoy surroundings and relax on a great sandy beach with music.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp

Day 8 : Rafting Period.

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.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp

Day 9 : Rafting Period.

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.
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp

Day 10 : Final day of Rafting.

Today is the final day of rafting. We end our trip early afternoon at Chisapani Bridge & lunch is served there. You can drive back to Kathmandu or you can enjoy in Bardia National Park, which is famous for bird watching and Jungle activities.

What's included

  • Hotel pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Tented camp accomodation.
  • One professional English speaking licensed guides higly trained and safety certified to international standards in whitewater river guiding, Swift water rescue and wilderness first aid.
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner)
  • Professional saftey Kayakers.
  • Rafting equipment includig helmets, PFDs, Paddles, Splash jackets and wetsuits.
  • All necessary pick up & drop by toursit vehicle as per itinerary.
  • All necessary permits.
  • First aid kits.

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Items of personal nature including swimwear, towel and toiletries.
  • Footwear.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • Tips for guide & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, bottle water etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
What to Bring?
 
  • Shorts, Half pants
  • T-shirt
  • Sports sandals or comfortable shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet.
  • Swimwear
  • Travel towel
  • Sunscreen, Sunscreen lip protection.
  • Water bottle
  • A little cash for treats, tips and the occasional chance for photographs.
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Duration
10 days
Price Start From
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Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/R-01
Grade: Moderate grading info

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Kathamandu, Nepal

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