Most experienced river travelers who have rafted or kayaked down the Karnali - Nepal's mightiest river, will agree with the ‘’Wild West" of Nepal; an area only recently opened to tourism. That it is one of the best trips offered anywhere. Karnali lies in the western part of Nepal.
Rising in the vicinity of Tibet's holy Mount Kailash, the Karnali carves the Himalayan landscape into a series of magnificent gorges and canyons as it descends slowly into the forests of western Nepal. Seasonal snow melts and storms can cause the river levels to swell drastically and create the extremes of white water rafting.
In high water, the Karnali is a serious undertaking with fairly straightforward, yet huge rapids. Even at lower levels, it is still not a walk in the park, as the rapids become more constricted and the gradient steeper. One highlight of this classic river journey is a 7-km long gorge "Thrill-a-minute roller-coaster ride" with rapids at every bend. Truly though, any season suits the Karnali. Different Treks Nepal funds a school along the banks of the Karnali River. A portion of every Karnali trip is donated to the school. Your expeditions will not only is a great experience but a meaningful contribution to the future by providing supplies for the school children. If you would like more information about this and other non-profit activities we organize, please do not hesitate to contact us.
River Grade : Class V
Lodging: Hotel/Tented camp
Start Point: Sauli
Ending Point: Cisapani
Raft Distance: 180KM
Duration: 14 days
Best Time: Autumn/Spring/Summer
# 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu Bed & breakfast basis
# All Ground Transport
# Full board during the rafting
# All necessary rafting equipment
# Safety Kayak
# Necessary raft crews
# Tented camp during rafting
# Expedition elements include experience river guides
#Air fare Kathmandu/Nepaljung/Kathmandu
# All taxes & permit
# Nepal visa fee [ 1 passport size photograph ]
#International airfare to and from Kathmandu
#Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from
River (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
#,Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu [and also in the case of early return from rafting or mountain than the scheduled itinerary]
# Travel and rescue insurance, personal expenses & equipments
# phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater
# Optional trips and sightseeing if extended, entrance fee of city sightseeing. any cost of Kathmandu except accommodation on BB plan as per mentioned itinerary,
#Tips for Rafting crews.
Day 1Arrival & transfer to hotel
Day2 prepare for Rafting
Day 3 Fly to Nepaluung, Drive to Surkhet
Day 4 Drive to Sauli
Day 5 Start Rafting at Karnali river
Day 6 Continue Raft to God house.
Day 7 Continue Raft to Seti Dovan
Day 8 Continue Raft to Jamuna Village
Day 9-12 Continue Raft to Cisapani
Day 13 Fly to Kathmandu
Day 14 Depart Kathmandu