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Karnali River Rafting Expedition Nepal

Nepal's longest and largest river, the Karnali, begins its life near to Tibet’s holy Mount Kailash. It carves its way through the Tibetan plateau and through the Himalaya into Nepal’s lush western forests. After the snow melt this river becomes a raging torrent with huge rapids which offers brilliant rafting and kayaking.

  • Reviews 2 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Open Group
    • rafting-trip
    Rafting & Camping Trip
  • Activity Level Hard
    8/10
  • Group Size Medium
    8/12
All about Karnali River Rafting Expedition in Nepal

Nepal's longest and largest river, the Karnali, begins its life near to Tibet’s holy Mount Kailash. It carves its way through the Tibetan plateau and through the Himalaya into Nepal’s lush western forests. After the snow melt this river becomes a raging torrent with huge rapids which offers brilliant rafting and kayaking. A highlight is the 7km long gorge which is one long raging rapid that sucks you in one end and spits you out the other (in one piece!). This is one of the Nepal’s must do rivers.
Not only is the river a gem for its white water, but it’s course travels through a relatively unpopulated area, filled with pristine jungle allowing the paddler good chances of viewing the abundant wildlife like deer, leopards, tiger, jackals, mongoose, monkeys and small brown bears. Although the river is remote, the bus ride and short trek to the start point is pleasant and extremely scenic making it a worthwhile all round trip.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this trek (Includes) Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis AP basis.
  • Accommodation: In good hotel as AP basis; Mahendranagar and Surkhet (Guest house).
  • On the trip: In camping tents on twin sharing basis including all meals (Veg and non Veg).
  • AP basis: All meals included
  • Travel: Delhi-Kathgodam-Delhi train tickets (3 ac or CC).
  • Kathgodam to Kathgodam in small vehicles/ Tempo traveler.
  • Safety Kayakers & experienced river guides and kitchen staff on the trip.
  • All camping gears as; Tents, Mattress (Rubber + Air), camping chairs and folding table, Dinning tent etc.
  • Entry/ Permit fee in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Govt. Service Tax (9%).
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Food expenses during travel between these destinations like Delhi to Kathgodam, Kathgodam to Delhi.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
  • Tips to the camping staff & guide.
  • Any extra costs incurred due extension / change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “ADVENTURE TRIPS INDIA.” and its associates.
  • Alcohol, cold drinks, laundry and such kind of personal liking items.
  • Items not specified in “Cost Includes”.
  1. Day 1 Kathgodam- Mahendranagar-Birendranagar (Surkhet)

    We meet at Kathgodam railway station (Early morning), get into car/coach and drive to Banbasa. Cross the border of India-Nepal and drive further to Mahendranagar. We will continue our long drive to Birendranagar. Evening check in Hotel where we also meet our Nepali rafting crew.

  2. Day 2 Drive and walk to start point-Raft

    After breakfast we continue our drive to Karnali put in point at Dungeshwar (5 hrs). This section of the drive offers yet unspoiled scenery of charming villages and farms. We will do short rafting trip after lunch to set up first night's camp by the bank of Karnali.

  3. Day 3 Rafting

    The river gives the team, time to build. There are good rapids and water flow those allow learning errors. We still manage to get at least one great class IV rapid in. We camp and get excited about tomorrow.

  4. Day 4 Rafting

    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.

  5. Day 5 Rafting

    More of the same including the notorious GOD’S HOUSE rapid. Don't forget to take in the bird life which is equally as abundant as the lush vegetation. Camp and relax.

  6. Day 6 Rafting

    It isn’t 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.

  7. Day 7 Rest Day

    This is a holiday after all, so we have programmed a rest day so you can take time to enjoy your surroundings and relax on a great sandy beach.

  8. Day 8-9 Rafting

    We see the rapids dying off as we come out of the gorge. We pass the confluence with the Seti river where the river broadens. Today and the next day and a half are a chance to enjoy your journey admiring the country and villages you pass. You will have seen the safety kayakers in action and will no doubt be inspired, so ask the guides for some supervised instruction, or take over the raft and learn about the river.

  9. Day 10 Raft/Drive

    We come to the end of our journey at about lunch time where our bus will be waiting to collect us. Check in Hotel in Mahendranagar.

  10. Note: Extend your trip to Bardia National Park, Pokhra & Kathmandu. Call OR Email
  11. Day 11 Long day drive back to Kathgodam via Banbasa.

    A long day drive will take us back to India via Banbasa. Take night train from Kathgodam railway station.

Overall Rating 5/5
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Kim Burgess & Ann Cowling, Australian National University, Australia
Reviewed on 10 April 2006
5/5

Kim Burgess & Ann Cowling, Australian National University, Australia (2006) We sincerely recommend Adventure Trips India to women alone, families as well as mixed groups. Childern are not only welcomed, but appreciated. Safe adventurous travel is their passion. Risks are not taken. The food was fantastic and more than we would eat. However we look forward to the future and bringing friends and spouses to India to enjoy trekking with Adventure Trips India.

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Ravi and Sheela Shankar,
(Principal Yoga Teachers at Yoga Nidhi, Chennai)
Reviewed on 20 September 2010
5/5

Have done treks with Adventure Trips India & Kundan, to Tapovan, Kuari Pass and Tungnath we would strongly recommend him to anyone wanting to organize a trek in the Himalayas. He has a great team and is a very good organizer. His knowledge of the areas trekked, his quiet confidence that keeps you reassured and his ability to adjust to the capacity of the group are qualities that make him the person we keep coming back to all our treks..

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Best Time: From Oct - May

Cost: US $1000/- Per Head(all inclusive)

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