Karnali- one the longest and finest big volume rafting and kayaking rivers in Nepal situated in the far west of Nepal. It flows through a wild and relatively unpopulated most pristine jungle abundant with wildlife. The river offers plenty of time to explore some of the side canyons and waterfalls, which comes into the river valley. For 180 kilometers we won’t see a single sign of the modern world. The mild Class III to fabulous Class V rapids make the ride and unforgettable one, and combining fishing or jungle safari with the trip adds another attraction to the great adventure.
For thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline high, Karnali river offers a 7 km roller-coaster ride through a fabulous gorge. The journey to the river starts with 12 hrs drive to Surkhet. The put-in point at Tallo Dhungeshwor is reached after a six-hour drive through lovely sal forests. Exciting rapids are encountered right from the rafting beginning day. The river takes rafters through the pristine Bardia National Park and the trip ends below the spectacular Chisopani Bridge which is the longest suspension bridge in Nepal.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Surkhet (12 hrs)
Drive to Surkhet which is regional headquarters of Mid-Western region of Nepal. Overnight in Guesthouse
Day 02: Drive to Sauli (5hrs)
On this day, you will be driven to Sauli which is the out-in point for Karnali River rafting. While travelling through the villages and picturesque views of the surrounding, you feel like you are in wonderland. Everything around you looks fresh and impressive. Stay overnight in the camp
Day 03: Rafting Beginning
On this day, rafting adventure in Karnali starts there from Sauli. Rafting continues in the wilderness of Karnali facing the challenges of big bounces and rapids in big water. Rafting continues with excitements sometimes forgetting to breathe in handling the technical difficulties. We stay overnight in a camp by the river.
Day 04: Rafting to God-house
This day rafting is more challenging. Rafters can experience the real flow of the river while they are having adventures. The rafting continues through pristine jungles with the opportunities to explore passing some gorges and really challenging rapids. You stay overnight in a camp
Day 05: Rafting to Seti Dovan
This day adventure is too not less than yesterdays. So, many high bounces and rapids is to be handled while floating in the rivers. The excitement reaches its height in white water where you dip into the waters from rapids. Enjoying the adventurous rafting, we stay in Seti Dovan area in a camp.
Day 06: Rafting to Jamuna Village
Rafting continues with the excitement and enjoying astonishing views of the natural landscapes. Breath stopping challenges in the river make you restless and overwhelmed. The journey in the water of Karnali is mostly adventurous with magnificent views of jungles and natural lives. We stay overnight in a camp in Jamuna village area.
Day 07- 10: Rafting continues to reach Chisapani
These days rafting is pleasant enough when you reach at the confluence of Seti River. The river broadens and many kayakers can be found in the river. You can rest for one day to explore the surrounding area with the team or can ask for information about the region with your guide. The rapids in the river can be felt dying out so challenges are not to be faced in water adventure. After reaching at Chisapani rafting adventure comes to the put-out point. There are options to visit Bardia National Park or retrieving back to Kathmandu. Bardia National park exploration is the best way to add more adventure.
Day 11: Drive Back to Kathmandu
On this day, you catch a night bus and travel to Kathmandu. In the morning you will reach Kathmandu. Jiwan Travel and Tours representative will receive you at the bus park and transfer to the hotel. You have free time to visit and shopping in Kathmandu. Dinner party in the evening in a Nepalese restaurant Stay overnight in the Hotel
• Land transportation from Kathmandu to the put- in point and back from the take- out point
• All meals during Karnali River rafting period
• Karnali River white water rafting River permit
• All Necessary rafting equipments
• Twin sharing camping accommodation during rafting period
• Experienced river guide trained & recognized by government of Nepal
• Highly experienced Karnali River rafting support staffs
• Safety Kayak
• First aid medical kit
• All procedure, local taxes and rescue arrangement
• Airport pick up and drop
• Rafting member insurance
• Cold drinks, Mineral water and alcoholic beverages
• Personal expenses on rafting equipments
• Hotel accommodations and meals in Kathmandu
• Emergency evacuation cost
• Sleeping bags
• Tips for guide and support staffs