11 Days Karnali RaftingBack
Trip Facts Program Code: NEPAL-RAFT Duration: 11 days Program Type: Rafting Maximum Altitude: Minimum Pax: 6 Mode of Travel: Drive Start Trip: Kathmandu or Pokhara End Trip: Kathmandu or POkhara Program Grading: Moderate,Moderate - Tour Driving Hour:  hours Driving Distance:  KM Trek Distance:  KM Flying Hour:  hours


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Karnali is also known as the longest and biggest river of Nepal, emerges at Mt. Kailash, an holy mountain, and flows through the scenic flora and fauna. It features an easy one day trekking from the nearest road access to the put in point. Along the journey, to encounter with the challenge of 3-5 class rapids is one pleasure and equally to experience the remote life through the dense of forest is another vitality of this trip. Rapids like "Captivity", "Flip and Stripe", "Gods House" are separated by just enough easier water to regroup and prepare for the next big challenge.
Towards the end of the trip the river gradient begins to ease as the Karnali leaves the mountains and flows out in to the Gangetic plains of the Terai. The dense of forest thickens as the river broadens, and the pristine beaches become bigger and more beautiful.

White Water Rafting is a special venture in the river on inflatable rubber boat. A river trip is usually an unusual adventure. The most thrilling, exciting and exotic river trips in Nepal can be arranged throughout the year. You have to choose river trips lasting 1 to 12 days on some of the best and exciting rivers in Nepal. These wild-rivers, some of them rising from the hidden plateau of Tibet and some of them from the high Himalayan Mountains of Nepal cut deep down the rugged sloppy mid-hills of Nepal and then finally meander across the Indian plains to join the holy waters of the river Ganga.

In a country like Nepal, a river-trip is one of the best noble gateways to explore a typical cross section of the country's natural as well as ethno cultural heritage. Whether it's just the two of you for a romantic escape or perhaps a group of friends outing, this action packed jaunt to the foothills will surely become a favorite outing sport of yours for many years to come. The river flows and passes through some of the most beautiful canyons, ethnic villages and landscapes of Nepal. The trips offer full spectrum of wilderness river experiences from the gently flowing stretches to the Loud roaring wild and wet rapids. All the guides are highly trained and qualified in the aquatic sport for white water river rafting.

Selecting Rivers
When selecting your rafting trip, you should know what to expect out of it. River journeys range from short one-day excursions to 12-day expeditions. Each one is incredibly unique and offers an experience of a lifetime, and the excitement does not depend on the length of the river trip. The table below serves a general guideline for journeys on the most popular rivers in Nepal. Trisuli is the river, where you can plan your rafting trip any time, even in the last moment when you are in Kathmandu, Chitwan or in Pokhara.

About Safety
 Most people's image of white water rafting is one portrayed by films and the media and almost everyone who has not done it imagines it as a horrendously dangerous sport. However, the truth is reverse. Accidents, even minor ones are rare and rafting has a much safer accident record than say driving, cycling, or probably walking. This is because when you are on the river you are in relatively protected vehicle - a nice big bouncy rubber raft directed by an experienced river guide will never get out of the control. Aside from formal qualifications in Swift-water Rescue and Wilderness, First Aid Training, almost all Nepalese river guides have devoted much of their lives to learning and running whitewater.

We are pleased to be able to provide you with the following information which you hopefully will find useful?
Below you will find a rafting/kayaking table that covers all the accessible rivers of Nepal, and a short presentation of the rivers.
Name of river Trisuli River Sun Koshi Kali Gandaki Karnali River Arun River Seti River Bhote Koshi
season grade grade grade grade grade grade grade
Jan.-May 2 3 4 4+ 4 2+ 4
June-August 4 5 impossible impossible impossible  impossible
Sep.-Oct. 3 4+ 5 5 5 3 impossible
Nov.-Dec. 2 3+ 4 4+ 4+ 2+ 4

Short Itinerary

Departure Point: Kathmandu
Commencing Point: Sauli
Ending Point: Chisopani
Travel time outward:14 hrs.
Returned travel time: 12 Hrs.  
River Grades:III to IV+

Day 1: We meet at 7AM with your personal gears. This is a long road suffer so be prepared with water, tit bit etc. we travel to the far west and arrive in Surkhet very late/ early hours of the morning. You are able to have a sleep here. (B,L,D)

DAY 2: After breakfast, we will take a truck as far the road goes until about Lunch  time. After lunch, we walk all afternoon to Sauli, the put-in point . A great walk which highlights just how "out there'' you really are. You pass the local villages and spectacular scenery, and then you hear the river! (B,L,D)

Day 3:The river gives the team time to build and there is enough challenging rapids and Water flow to allow for learning errors. We still manage to get at least one great class IV rapid in. We camp and get excited about tomorrow. (B,L,D)

Day 4: This is the type of day that people imagine when they think of Himalayan water. It is BIG and it is continuous. We enter into the jungle corridor. This is a narrowing jungle clad gorge and it is all ours. The team building is put into full practice and when your guide shouts "all forward," he really means it! Enjoy the ride all day and camp in this sensational setting. (B,L,D)

Day 5:More of the same including the notorious GOD'S HOUSE rapids. Do not forget to take in the bird life, which is equally as abundant as lush vegetation. Camp and relax. (B,L,D)

Day 6: It is not over yet! Keep paddling hard! You really are experiencing the best of the west on yet another day of great action and breathe taking scenery. (B,L,D)

Day 7: This is holiday after all, so we have programmed a rest day. You can take a time to enjoy your surrounding and relax on a sandy beach.  (B,L,D)

Day  8:While paddling through the marvelous river gorge, we have chance to face the challenge of heart-touched rapids before the river's confluence with Seti(western Seti). (B,L,D)

Day  9: The day of tranquility to enjoy the scenery and ethno-cultural life the real Nepalese people. You will also be inspired and instructed how to rolling and running kayaks by our expert kayakers. So that, you will have enjoyed not only the rafting but also the diverse activities. (B,L,D)

Day 10:Having paddled so many days in this river of paradise, we will un wantingly give up paddling after Lunch. Our car is waiting for us. Those who are going to Bardia National Park(highly recommended) for Jungle Safari in Bardia. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Arrive early in the morning in Kathmandu.

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