• Karnali River Rafting

Karnali River Rafting

Trip Facts :

Program Code: TT-RK05
Duration: 12 days
Program Type: Raft
Mode of Travel: Land
Start Trip: Sauli
End Trip: Chisopani
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Overview

Karnali river rafting is one of the finest big volume rafting and kayaking trips in Nepal. The Karnali river is the best white water rafting as it is a perennial, torrential, turbulent and undisturbed river of the Himalayas, which is one of the three major rivers of Nepal, the other two being Gandaki or Narayani River and Sapta koshi River. It originates from Mansarover and Rakes Lake and receives much snow fed rivers such as Mugu Karnali and Humla Karnali at Himalayan belt. The Karnali basin lies between the mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri and Nanda Devi, in the western part of Nepal. In the north, it lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas. The Karnali river has its origin in the perpetually snow covered Himalayan mountains.

Karnali river is the longest river in Nepal, 507 Km in length, forms several gorges with its swift currents. A 202 Km long, Seti River, its feeder stream, drains the western part of the catchment, and joins the Karnali River in Doti north of Dundras hill. Another feeder stream, 264 Km long Bheri river, drains the eastern part of the Catchment and meets the Karnali River near Kuineghat in Surkhet. It makes a spectacular gorge near Chisapani which contains diverse kinds of Trans -Himalayan and sub-Himalayan fish species. The bottom of the Karnali River is mostly boulder-strewn at its upper reaches and sandy at its lower reaches and the river water is clean except in rainy season. Its depth ranges from 3-10 m but in deep gorges varies from 50 m-100m. Karnali fans divides into two main channels, first Geruwa on the left and Kauralia on the right near downstream Chisapani.

 

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj

Day 02: Surkhet/Sauli.

Day 03: After this point we have no names for the camping places.

Day 04: Rises with nice and hot cup of tea or coffee and pack up,

Day 05: Daily routines are as usual, rise with cup of tea or coffee, pack up

Day 06: It is not over yet! Keep paddling hard

Day 07: This is the day almost on holiday for you, as we have set on program a rest day

Day 08-09: We have seen the rapids dying off as we came out of the gorge.

Day 10: As we have programmed, after last breakfast of rafting at chisopani

Day 11: Full day Jungle activities,

Day 12: Light Breakfast, short Tharu village walk,

Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and drive to Surkhet. Transfer to Kathmandu Airport, check in and 1hour fly to Nepalgunj. As soon as we reach to Nepalgunj Airport our private transport will waiting us, ready to leave for Surkhet. Surkhet is central principal town of Birendra Nagar, locating District Hospital, Post office and Bank accepts cash to cash. There is a small rural Airstrip but very rare to get direct flights.

Day 02: Surkhet/Sauli.
After breakfast, we will be riding gears loaded truck as far as the dot road goes, perhaps until the sauli village and lunch en route. Truck ride is quite interesting passing through forest, villages and spectacular sceneries. After lunch we will be hiking down to rafting put-in point. It’s depends with how we timing, if we are still in time we will start same day, otherwise we pitch the camp here.

Day 03: After this point we have no names for the camping places. However the river gives teams to build and there is enough challenging rapids and water flow to allow for learning errors. We still manage to get at least one great grade IV rapid in and camp. Get an exciting for tomorrow.

Day 04: Rises with nice and hot cup of tea or coffee and pack up,
have breakfast then get set. This is the type of day people imagine; when they think of Himalayan white-water it is BIG and continuous. The team building is put into full practice and when your raft captain shouts “all forward” he really means it! Enjoy the rowing all the time and camp in this sensational setting.

Day 05: Daily routines are as usual, rise with cup of tea or coffee,
pack up, have breakfast and get ready to move on. Day is more of 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.

Day 06: It is not over yet! Keep paddling hard
! You are really experiencing the best of the “wild west” and yet another great day with full action packed and breath taking sceneries

Day 07: This is the day almost on holiday for you, as we have set on program a rest day
, so you can take time to enjoy your surroundings e.g. fishing if we have rots, a short hiking, playing, relaxing or seating and writing on a great sandy beach.

Day 08-09: We have seen the rapids dying off as we came out of the gorge. We come across the west Seti confluence where the river is broadens. From here next two and half days you have chances to enjoy your journey admiring the country and villages as you come across. You will have seen the safety kayakers in action and will no doubt be inspired, so here you can ask with your guide to for some supervised instructions, or stay on the raft and learn more about the river. Now here we are at Karnali Chisopani Bridge the final conclusion camping. You see there is more to a rafting expedition than just rafting.

Day 10: As we have programmed, after last breakfast of rafting at chisopani see up the rafting staffs, Rhino Lodge Bardia’s staff will pick up us and transfer to Lodge Km and Lunch. In the afternoon 1 or 2 activities according to programmed by lodge and dinner at lodge.

Day 11: Full day Jungle activities,
at evening, Tharu cultural dance with B/B Q dinner. Day 12: Dolphin Excursion, Packed lunch, dinner at lodge.

Day 12: Light Breakfast, short Tharu village walk, Lunch and transfer to Nepalgunj and fly back to KTM.

Cost Include

  • Rafting Guide & Supporter.
  • All rafting equipments such as self-bailing rafts, life jackets and safety equipments.
  • Paddle top, helmets and waterproof gear bags.
  • All meals during the raft trip. (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis tent camping.
  • All national park and rafting permits and fees.
  • Round trip ground transportation.
  • All kitchen and camping equipment cook and needed staff.
  • Safety kayaker.
  • Sleeping Bag and mattress.

Cost Exclude

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal clothing
  • Expenses of personal nature and insurance.

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