Karnali River Rafting

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Karnali River Rafting




7-9 Days




Rafting and sightseeing




Private vehicle/car/bus

Best Season:

October to November or March to June.

Karnali River is the longest and largest river in Nepal which flows from the base of Mt. Kailash in Tibet in the far-western part of Nepal. Rafting in Karnali River is attractively intended to have adventures and thrill in white water rafting. Karnali River is full of exciting rapids, kayaking opportunities, fishing, and jungle safari and trekking to an unpopulated area. Karnali River Rafting passes through primitive jungle areas and wilderness where rafters can see rare wildlife and forests. The river rafting provides the chance to experience Tharu culture and jungle activities too.

Karnali River Rafting is one of the most elegant rafting trips all over the world. The river is considered to be one of the best rafting rivers in Nepal which is full of thrill and adventure that demands quick paddling. The rapids earlier on in the trip are comparatively easy, but be prepared for a thrill-a-minute adventure as you enter the main canyon where a rapid will be waiting for you in every corner. You can experience beautifully shrine scene, Tharu culture and their dishes, jungle safari, dolphins’ excursion, crocodiles watching, and exciting big rapids along the way while rafting. The river emerges from Mt. Kailash, therefore, it has sacred significance for both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. The scantily populated far western region and its backwardness can be experienced during the river rafting trail. The river set in a spot is Sauli near Surkhet.

Rafting in Karnali River is also visiting Nepal’s remote area in the Far-Western region. The trip can be managed with the Bardiya National Park tour or Tharu Cultural tour in the Karnali region. Jungle safari, fishing, and other interesting exploring tours can be arranged with this rafting tour to make your journey more exciting and memorable. The rafting package can be packed up in 10 days or less too. The best season to go on this trip is from October to November or the end of March to June.

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Surkhet

We travel to the far west and arrive in Surkhet enjoying the scenic beauty of Nepal with the views of mountains and green hills. Overnight in Surkhet.

Day 2

Drive to Sauli

After early breakfast, we drive to Sauli through the villages and picturesque views of the surrounding. Overnight in Sauli.

Day 3

Rafting from Sauli

After morning breakfast, we get ready for a wild and exciting trip. The rafting is full of big bounces and rapids. Overnight at Camp.

Day 4

Rafting God-house

Today we continue rafting with big and bouncy rapids and enter into the jungle corridor. Overnight at Camp.

Day 5

Rafting to Seti Dovan

We continue our trip where rafters can experience the real flow of the river while having adventures at the same time. The notorious God-house rapid is also included on this day. Overnight at Camp.

Day 6

Rafting to Jamuna

The rafting continues with the thrill and experiencing breathtaking scenery of the natural landscapes. Overnight at Jamuna village.

Day 7

Rafting to Chisapani

As we continue our rafting we can see the rapids dying off as we come out of the gorge. We pass the junction with the Seti River where the river widens. You can enjoy your trip cherishing the country and villages you approach. You will also witness the safety kayakers in action. After reaching our endpoint at Chisapani you can either return to Kathmandu or you can enjoy in Bardiya National Park, which is famous for bird watching and jungle activities.

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Thrilling Rafting

Rated 5 out of 5
February 26, 2020

It is really amazing to rafting Karnali. We can enjoy a lot about rafting delicious food natural sightseeing .environmental is so cool and clam. The staff is quite friendly. Prices are quite remarkable and best.

Paty Hughson
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