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Karnali River Rafting

  • 9 Days
  • Maximum Capacity: 20
  • Adult

From, $ 900.00 Per Adult


Karnali River, Nepal’s mightiest river is arguably the finest multi-day river trip in Nepal, and the classic Himalayan River expedition. The Karnali’s headwaters come off Mount Kailash in Tibet and slice through the Himalayas in a series of magnificent gorges and pristine forest.


On our 180 kilometers River journey we won’t see a single sign of the modern world but natural beauty and cultures. It’s one of the last places in Nepal that you can see old growth forest and have a real chance of seeing Nepal’s wildlife like Monkeys, Langur, Rhesus, leopards, bear, martins, deer, crocodiles and gharials; even tigers. The river also supports some of the finest fish habitat in Nepal, with giant catfish and Golden Masher prowling the depths. Midway through the trip we select a choice piece of beach and for two nights we stay at the same camp and people have an opportunity to explore this beautiful country, wallow in a mud bank, play in the region’s plentiful waterfalls, or just hang out and learn something about their fellow rafters.


Whitewater ranges from easygoing class three, to bone crushing class five, depending on the time of year. Regardless of the month, the Karnali always offers good, hard rapids with miles of beautiful scenery and deep river gorges.


9 Days

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Trip Information

Package Duration

9 Days

Transfer Days

2 Nights and a Half Days by Bus

River Days

6 Days

River Grade

Challenging Challenging

Starting Point

Karaleghat (558m)

Ending Point

Chisapani (195m)

River Distance

Approx. 185 kms.

Average Gradient

4 m/km (20 ft a mile)

Volume in Nov.

300 cms (10500 cfs)

Trip Itinerary

Day 01 Night bus to Birendanagar (Surkhet).

Day 02 Minibus to Kalyani (Rough Road) about 4 hours and trek to Karaleghat about 2 hours and camp.

Day 03 Rafting 4 to 6 hours white water section camp by river beach.

Day 04 Raft about 5 hours of class 4/5 grade rapids through Junglaghat and camp.

Day 05 Full of continues whitewater rafting and camp.

Day 06 Canyon Exploration fully, whitewater rafting and camp.

Day 07 Flow down the jungle area and camp by jungle.

Day 08 Wildlife views while rafting and finish at Chisapani. Drive back to Kathmandu after lunch or travel Royal Bardia National Park.

Day 09 Arrive Kathmandu.



  • Transportation from / to Kathmandu by tourist bus as per itinerary.
  • All International standard rafting equipment as necessary (Such as self bailing rafts, helmets, life jackets, kayaks, plastic paddles and spray jackets etc.)
  • Well-trained and highly experienced rafting guides, cooks, and other helper staff.
  • Camping & Cooking equipment (tents, mattress & kitchen gear).
  • 3 times’ a day continental & Nepalese meals during the rafting period (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in 2 person capacity tent during the rafting
  • All staffs salary, insurance, meals etc.
  • All necessary fees, Government/Local taxes, all national park and conservation area fees. Tourist service charge,


  • Any type of personal expenditure such Alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry.
  • Food & accommodation cost in case of any natural accident caused by weather.
  • Tips, Gratuities and other expenditure.
  • Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss.

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