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Karnali River Rafting

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: KRR22
Trip Duration: 10 days
Max. Altitude: 2000
Grade: Challenging
Program Type: Rafting
Trek Start Point: Kathmandu
Trek End Point: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Teahouse / Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Land
Transportation: Car / Bus / Flight
Minimum Pax: 4+
Best season: March - June / September-November
Karnali River Rafting:-Karnali River Rafting is  located in far west of Nepal is one of the most isolated and least explored areas of the Himalays. Only recently opened to foreigners, this region offers some tremendous challenges and rewards.
Karnali River Rafting , Nepal’s mightiest river, descends through the Himalayas in a series of magnificent gorges and pristine forest. It rise high in Tibet near Mount Kailash, the four-sided mountain which is holy to Buddhists and Hindus as the center of the universe and the source of four mighty rivers-the Sutlej, Brahmaputra, the Indus and the Karnali. Emerging onto the Terai the river flows through the Royal Bardia Wildlife Park and continues across the Northern Plains of India to the Bay of Bangal.
We drive from Kathmandu about 10 AM and get Surkhet about five Am next day morning. Then we have a breakfast at Surkhet and take a three hours drive to Kalyandanda through dirt road. We will have lunch here and walk about 1 and half hour to Great Loop.
In traditional Nepalese fashion, dozens of porters carry all our equipment as we trek along narrow trails to the “Great Loop”of the Karnali. Loading all food and gear into our raft, we venture onto the river to challenge some of the world’s best whitewater. A “thrill a minute roller coaster ride” takes us through a spectacular sun drenches land of steep wooded canyons, deserted beaches, and small villages.
Langur Monkeys study our progress from the verdant forest and Himalayan Tahr, black bear, deer, jackals, and elusive leopards are still abundant. Gharial and Mugger crocodiles bask in the final canyon. The Karnali is also renowned as one of Nepal’s premier fishing river with Masheer, a form of fresh water perch, and giant catfish.
The Karnali combines small trekking in a seldom visited part of the Himalayas and exceptional rafting through tropical jungle, and the option of a wildlife safari in the best reserve in Asia. This is a classic big volume river at all flows. If you are looking for a long wilderness expedition this is the journey for you.

Most experienced river travellers who have rafted or kayaked down the Karnali – Nepal’s mightiest river, will agree that it is one of the best trips offered anyhwere. Karnali lies in the western part of the kingdom in the whats called the ” Wild West” of Nepal, an area only recently opened to tourism. 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.


Day 01 Drive to Birendra Nagar (Surkhet) from Kathamndu

Day 02 After breakfast rafting team moves via minibus to put-in point Dungeshwar

Day 03: It’s the day to take challenge with Karnali River

Day 04: After breakfast constant bumping into the Karnali

Day 05: Constant bumping into the Karnali rapids continues including notorious GOD’S HOUSE rapid. Camp at Seti Dovan over night.

Day 06: Keeping paddling into Karnali rapids you will experience what is Himalayan whitewater rafting.

Day 07: Its free day for paddle you too.

Day 08 & 09: Paddling starts with morning sun, bumping with Karnali

Day 10: With morning rafting we will come to an end of the rafting put-outs at Chasipani of Bardiay

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu from Chisapani, Bardiay about 23 hours.

Day 12 : Finally trip concludes reaching Kathmandu.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 01 Drive to Birendra Nagar (Surkhet) from Kathamndu about 23 hours by bus. You have to pass your first night inside the bus throughout the drive.

Day 02 After breakfast rafting team moves via minibus to put-in point Dungeshwar with 5 hours drive. Unspoiled scene of far western villages, farms and mountains will welcome you with natural stroke. After lunch there will be briefing about security, terrain and rapids by leader and guides. Over night in camp at the bank of Karnali.

Day 03: It’s the day to take challenge with Karnali River. Team organizes warm up rafting you will be trained for constant bumping on river rapids. Karnali has great class IV rapid. Over night in camp with full of excitement for next day.

Day 04: After breakfast constant bumping into the Karnali rapids of starts. Its the day to experience what people imagine about Himalayan whitewater. Its BIG and continuous passing through the Jungle Corridor rafting moves ahead as guide shouts “all forward.” Over night in camp.

Day 05: Constant bumping into the Karnali rapids continues including notorious GOD’S HOUSE rapid. Camp at Seti Dovan over night.

Day 06: Keeping paddling into Karnali rapids you will experience what is Himalayan whitewater rafting. Along side Karnali river you will view breathtaking natural setting. Over night in Camp.

Day 07: Its free day for paddle you too. All rafting team will enjoy great sandy beach with camp fire with its natural beauty.

Day 08 & 09: Paddling starts with morning sun, bumping with Karnali you as well as team will pass the confluence with Seti River. These two day gives chance to enjoy journey admiring the country and villages. These two days you will enjoy smooth rapids of Karnali with tented camp nights.

Day 10: With morning rafting we will come to an end of the rafting put-outs at Chasipani of Bardiay. Our trip concludes with lunch. It’s the point from where you can start visiting Bardia National Park (highly recommended!) or back to Kathmandu.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu from Chisapani, Bardiay about 23 hours.

Day 12 : Finally trip concludes reaching Kathmandu.

Start Date End Date Price In US Dollar($) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@nepalfreelanceguide.com

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Your Program Duration = 10 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

Cost Included

  • Private Transportation.
  • Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip.
  • River Permit for rafting
  • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical   equipment.
  • Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook, Kitchen staff etc).
  • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire Safety Kayak.
  • Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation.
  • Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership.
  • First aid kid box.

 

Cost Exclude

Cost not included

  • Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip.
  • Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Things of personal use.
  • Member insurance.
  • International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange).
  • Tips to Staff ( if you are happy with our staff service during the Rafting)
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    I have been trekking to poonhill on jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking picture on poonhill. If you were planning to…

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