The Karnali River is Nepalese longest and mightiest river and a classic moutain river expedition. The Karnali's headwaters come off Mount Kailash in Tibet, the center of the universe for both Buddhists and Hindus, and then slice through the Himalayas in a series of magnificent isolated gorges and forest. The Karnali River flows uninhibited through a sparsely populated region in the west of the country.
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 Gods 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 old growth forest and maybe even spot some wildlife. The Karnali also supports some of the finest fish habitat 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