Karnali River 14 Days


Karnali is the longest river in Nepal which originates in the Holy Mt. Kailasha in Tibet and flows through deep Georges , deserted beaches and steep canyons. Karnali is Nepal`s longest and the largest river which fall in the Bay of Bengal emerging from Mt. Kailash, the high Himalayan region therefore it has religious importance for both Buddhist and Hindu followers. Flowing south into Nepal, it is a dramatic canyons raging with big volume white water and eventually flowing into remote areas of pristine jungle abundant with wildlife, birdlife and fish such as the highly prized Mahseer.

The mild class III to fabulous Class V rapids make the ride etched in your mind. Where, fishing and jungle safari adds another dimension to the grand adventure. The first half of this river journey into the “wild west” offers excellent white water excitement, commonly described as “a thrill a minute roller coaster ride”. The second half of the trip settles down into some more moderate & gentle rapids and eventually a relaxed float rewarded by pristine and unspoiled wilderness. The Karnali River finishes at the famous Bardia National Park – a more remote jungle and rich in wildlife such as tigers, rhino, crocodiles, deer, sloth bear, monkeys, birdlife, mahseer fish and more.

The Karnali is also famous for Mahseer fishing. For thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline high, it has a 7km roller-coaster ride through a faboulous gorge. Karnali River Rafting is considered to be one of the best rafting rivers in Nepal with full exigent rapids, kayaking opportunities, fishing, and jungle safari and trekking to unpopulated area. Along the trail you can experience wonderfully shrine environment, jungle safari, Dolphin excursion, crocodiles watching, fishing in the calm ponds of the river. Karnali River rafting passes through pristine jungle area and wilderness providing the opportunity to see rare wildlife and forests. You can visit Bardia National Park to make trip more adventurous where you can have Jungle safari, Bird watching and many other adventures. The river rafting also offers to experience Tharu culture and jungle adventure activities with camping stays on the river bank of Karnali. White water rafting in this river is life memorable because it continues with bouncy and exciting big rapids which can be one of the finest rafting trips ever. Rafting in Karnali River is totally classic river journey and also an opportunity to visit Nepal`s remote area in Far-Western region.
The journey to the river starts with an hour long flight to Nepalgunjand a drive to Surkhet. The put-in point at Tallo Dhungeshwor is reached after a six hour drive through lovely sal forest. Exiciting rapids are encountered from day one. The river takes rafters through the pristine Bardia National Park and the trip ends below the spectacular Chisopani Bridge which is the longest suspension bridge in Nepal. 

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
As you advent to this sacred land undoubtedly you will horde your reminiscence with accumulating blissful experiences you can ever clutch anywhere else from. Historically treasured, culturally rich as well as naturally boon Kathmandu welcomes you with all its heart. As soon as you step here you will be greeted by our Earth Matter Trek`s authentic member. You after then will be escorted to the luxurious hotel where you will be provided a welcome cuisine and you will overnight stay there.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
Today after having breakfast we will take you to the most admired sightseeing areas of Kathmandu which is proud as well as pride of Nepalese people. You will relish an ancient treasure Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and  Swayambhunath Stupa which reflects the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. We will take you back to the hotel where you will spend overnight.

Day 3: Kathmandu - Nepalgunj flight - Surkhet Drive
You will be transferred to Surkhet via Nepalgunj Flight by airway in the afternoon in a domestic airlines enjoying scenic beauty of Nepal with the views of Mountains and green hills. Surkhet is regional headquarter of Mid-Western region of Nepal so you can stay overnight luxuriously. You can travel in Night bus to reach Surkhet which is cheaper but takes more than 12 hrs to reach there. Overnight in Guest House.

Day 4: Drive to Sauli - 5hrs
On this day, you will be driven to Sauli which is the out-in point for Karnali River rafting. While travelling through the villages and picturesque views of the surrounding, you feel like you are in wonderland. Everything around you looks fresh and impressive. There you stay overnight exploring the surrounding area in the evening.

Day 5: Rafting Beginning
On this day, rafting adventure in Karnali starts there from Sauli. Rafting continues in the wilderness of karnali facing the challenges of big bounces and rapids in big water. Rafting continues with excitements sometimes forgetting to breathe in handling the technical difficulties. We stay overnight in a camp by the river.

Day 6: Rafting to God - house
This day rafting is more challenging. Rafters can experience the real flow of the river while they are having adventures. The rafting continues through pristine jungles with the opportunities to explore passing some gorges and really challenging rapids. You stay overnight in the God-House area.

Day 7: Rafting to Seti Dovan
This day adventure is too not less than yesterdays. So many high bounces and rapids is to be handled while floating in the rivers. The excitement reaches its height in white water where you dip into the waters from rapids. Enjoying the adventurous rafting, we stay in Seti Dovan area in a camp.

Day 8: Rafting to Jamuna Village
Rafting continues with the excitement and enjoying astonishing views of the natural landscapes. Breath stopping challenges in the river make you restless and overwhelmed. The journey in the water of Karnali is mostly adventurous with magnificent views of jungles and natural lives. We stay overnight in a camp in Jamuna village area.

Day 9 - 12: Rafting pleasantly to reach Chisapani
These days rafting is pleasant enough when you reach at the confluence of Seti River. The river broadens and many kayakers can be found in the river. You can rest for one day to explore the surrounding area with the team or can ask for information about the region with your guide. The rapids in the river can be felt dying out so challenges are not to be faced in water adventure. After reaching at Chisapani rafting adventure comes to the put-out point. There are options to visit Bardia National Park or retrieving back to Kathmandu. National park exploration is best way to add more adventure.

Day 13: Rest day in Kathmandu
A day of rest and relaxation, you can go for shopping and sightseeing. After breakfast we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square. After Kathmandu Durbar Square we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa. Swoyambhunath is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. Swoyambhunath has developed into an important center of Buddhism. Our next destination is Patan Durbar square after then we will proceed for sightseeing tour to Great Stupa of Boudhanath. In the evening we will have fare well dinner together at an Authentic Nepalese restaurant.

Day 14: Departure
Our splendid journey in Nepal abolishes here and we will bid you farewell.

  Rafting / Kayaking