Karnali River Rafting

Lying in the remote region of the west, Karnali is the longest river of Nepal. Rafting in the Karnali river provides an opportunity to enjoy an adventure on the wild river glancing remarkable surrounding scenery. It is approximately water expedition of 185 km, ranging from 6-7 days. Usually the rafting starts from Karaleghat. It takes 2 days to reach Karaleghat. Karnali is also regarded as the holy river starting from the high mountains of Nepal. The river passes through the Himalayas to the middle hills. Thus, you can enjoy the thrills of adventure with the enough rapids and speed of high frequencies at every interval of the water flow. The big volume of water in the Karnali is very much favorable for the rafting as well as for the Kayaking.  This water journey gives a perfect opportunity to see the peaceful surroundings and the geography of the high hills including flora, fauna, jungle as well as the dense forests and the remote villages of the west. November through to April is the most preferable time for the river rafting on Karnali river.

Bhandari tours and travel arranges the various rafting packages including Karnali River Rafting. Join us for a memorable rafting and travel experience.



Rafting Facts 




River Distance: Approx. 185 kms

Rafting Starting Point: Karaleghat

Rafting Ending Point: Chisapani


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 continuous 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.



v  The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of tour.
v  Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
v  Additional activities may be added as per travelers request with approx. additional cost.
v  The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides.

v  For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call. 


Cost Include:

v  Arrival / departure transfers by private car.
River Permit.
Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment.
Safety Kayak.

v  Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc).

v  Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire.

v  Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation.

Cost Exclude:

 v  Hotel Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu..
v  Airfare international flights
v  Nepal entry visa fee, Visa can be obtained easy at the arrival
v  Mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone calls, internet.
v  Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

V Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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