Karnali River Rafting

Karnali River Facts

Grade for Autumn: Sep - Dec III to V

Grade for Spring: Feb to May III to IV

Possible operation: Round the year

Departure: Fix and on request

Rafting days: 10 days (KTM to KTM)

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 KTM.

Numbers of pax: Minimum 6 persons

Trip Price: Contact Us

Karnali River Rafting - US$ 950 Per Person

Karnali River Rafting is full of challenging rapids, kayaking opportunities, fishing, and jungle safari and trekking to unpopulated area. Karnali River rafting passes through pristine jungle area and wilderness providing the opportunity to see rare wildlife and forests. The river rafting also offers to experience Tharu culture and jungle adventure activities with camping stays on the river bank of Karnali. Karnali is Nepal’s longest and the largest river which fall in the Bay of Bengal emerging from Mt. Kailash. White water rafting in this river is life memorable.

Karnali River Rafting is considered to be one of the best rafting rivers in Nepal. The river put in point is Sauli near Surkhet. Along the trail you can experience wonderfully shrine environment, Tharu culture and their dishes, jungle safari, Dolphin excursion, crocodiles watching, fishing in the calm ponds of the river. Rafting continues with bouncy and exciting big rapids which can be one of the finest rafting trips ever made. The river emerges from Mt. Kailash, the high Himalayan region therefore it has religious importance for both Buddhist and Hindu followers. Rafting in Karnali River is also visiting Nepal’s remote area in Far-Western region.

Karnali river adventure trip can be managed with Bardia National Park tour or Tharu Cultural tour in Karnali region. Jungle safari, fishing adventure, Dolphin excursion, crocodile watching and other interesting exploring tours can be organized in this adventure package. You can visit Bardia National Park to make trip more adventurous where you can have Jungle safari, Bird watching and many other adventures.

Go on this trip if you want a true expedition style adventure and a totally classic river journey.

Karnali River Rafting Itinerary

A unique river passing through the two greenery hills usually explored by beginner and intermediate kayak learners and rafters. It has impressive gorges exciting rapids on its small volume white water.

Day 01: 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 02: 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 03: Rafting Starting Day.
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 04: 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 05: 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 06: 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 07- 10: 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. Drive to Nepalgunj Airport to fly Kathmandu. On arrival Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel. There are options to visit Bardia National Park or retrieving back to Kathmandu. National park exploration is best way to add more adventure.