Karnali River Rafting

Duration: 10 Days   |  

We organize Karnali River rafting expedition. For the seven days and 180 kilometers on this Karnali River rafting, we will encounter some incredible white water with nerve-racking rapids such as God's House, Juicer and Jailhouse, just to name a few. On the flats we can let go of our fear of falling out of our raft. We just relax and look around to see one of the last places in Nepal with an old-growth forest and maybe even spot some wildlife.

The Karnali also supports some of the finest fish habitats with giant catfish and Golden Masheer prowling the depths so we might bring some fishing gear just in case! For kayaking, the Karnali is also an amazing river where we can cut loose on some big water and rapids or if we feel intimidated we can always take the sneak lines or just cruise on the raft. All this also comes with pristine beaches for camping and miles of beautiful scenery.

Do not miss to join this trip if you want a true expedition style adventure and a totally classic river journey.


  • Grade for Autumn            Sep - Dec 3 to 5 
  • Grade for Spring               Feb to May 3 to 4 
  • Possible operation             Round the year 
  • Departure                          Fixed and on request 
  • Rafting days                     10 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu) 
  • Entrance by                      19 hours bus ride from Kathmandu led you to Surkhet 
  • Put-in point                       Sauli 
  • Put-out point                Chisapani 
  • River distance              180 km. 
  • Optional trips to          Bardia National Park for an excellent safari trip or drive back to Kathmandu.  
  • Numbers of pax          Minimum 2 persons

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Travel to the far west and arrive in Surkhet:
  • Day 02Put-in point at Sauli:
  • Day 03Ready for wild ride:
  • Day 04Enter into the Jungle Corridor:
  • Day 05Camp at the Seti Dovan:
  • Day 06Camping at Jamuna village:
  • Day 07Rest day:
  • Day 08Rafting expedition:
  • Day 09Rafting expedition:
  • Day 10Final day of river:
Detail Itinerary


  • Ground Transportation, (From Kathmandu tourist bus after rafting Local bus).
  • Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip.
  • River Permit.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Private Transportation (If you want extra US$150 up 5 people).
  • International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange).
  • All Airfare

Useful Information

Note: Rafting itinerary can be changed as per the different situations.

Please bring 

  • T-shirts.
  • Swimwears for on the river.
  • Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover.
  • Sunscreen and lip protector.
  • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap.
  • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best).
  • Personal medication.
  • Flashlight.
  • Footwear. 
  • Reading book.
  • Fishing hook.

Nepal Visa info

Visa for Nepal, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. Please kindly bring two passport size photos and passport copy along with you. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 100. If you need more info on a visa for Nepal then please kindly feel free to ask with us or browse our Nepal info page. 

Further Information 

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding the trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all inquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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