Karnali Rafting

Karnali River Rafting is most unique and nomad wild west exploration on big volume flow of Himalayas. The scenic destination Karnali filled with superb jungle canyons, many challenging rapids, remote cultural heritage and abundant wildlife. The Karnali River is located far-west Nepal in remote hidden valley of mid hill (Mahabharat Parbat) and it was not well facilitated with modern transportation for longtime. All the necessary gear supplies are carried on by porters. Since few years back due to access opened connection with Karnali highway made quite easy to organize rafting trips. So in this time your trip will be probably unforgettable and better facilitated and capturing some superb photographs.

Your Karnali River Rafting trip will begin after starting drive from Kathmandu, it takes approximately overnight journey to Surkhet first where you will reach early morning time. We have breakfast there then continue another 4-5 hour journey to Dhungeswor put in point. You will travel via newly built Karnali highway. First day you will get few hours short rafting and overnight at soft crystal clear sandy beach campsite. The from another day the real classic style karnali rafting will begin, along the trip you will encounter some of the very popular rapids like- Sweetness and Light, Human for Lunch, Jail House, God’s House, Juicer and many nameless continue corner bent rapids day by day. Karnali rafting will be filled with exiting and pure exploration which can heal and retreat your total body, mind and soul.

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 put-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 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 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. There are options to visit Bardia National Park or retrieving back to Kathmandu. National park exploration is best way to add more adventure.


Day 11: Retrieve Back to Kathmandu. On this day, you catch a night bus and travel to Kathmandu. In the morning you will be in Kathmandu. The company members Himalayan River Fun will receive you and transfer to the hotel. You have free time to visit missed sites of the city. We organize celebration dinner in the evening with company members. Stay overnight in the Hotel.


Day 12: Farewell Day. It is the last day of the trip in Nepal for this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and shopping in the markets. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, the representatives of Himalayan River Fun will take you to the TIA. You return back to your homeland planning for another adventure trip in Nepal next time to visit.

River wear

shorts or half pant, T-shirts (long sleeve for sun protection), swim wear, sun cap, sun glass, suntan cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandal etc

For camp site

personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, T-shirts, trouser/pant, under garments, socks, a towel, light shoe, fleece type jacket, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, reading and writing materials, medication recommended by your private doctor or personal first-aid kit etc.