Nepal’s longest and largest river, the Karnali springs forth from Mount Kailash, a sacred moutain in Tibet important to both Buddhist and Hindu. Flowing south into Nepal, it forms the major drainage system for the western districts before dropping off into dramatic canyons raging with big volume whitewater and eventually flowing into remote areas of pristine jungle rich with wildlife. The first half of this river journey into the wild west offers incredible whitewater excitement, commonly described as a thrill a minute roller coaster ride. The second half of the trip settles down into some more moderate & gentle rapids and eventually a relaxed float rewarded by dramatic and hugely varied pristine and unspoiled wilderness. The Karnali River finishes at the famous Bardia National Park – the most jungle in Nepal rich in wildlife. Many consider this spectacular journey one of the finest rafting rivers in the world and is our crew favorite expedition in Nepal. If you are looking for a truly authentic, intensely remote river expedition with wile whitewater combined with a relaxed and peaceful float into pristine wilderness – then this is the ultimate adventure for you!
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS The ultimate river expedition in Nepal Epic whitewater rapids combined with relaxed float Dramatic variety of intensely remote and pristine scenery Bardia National Park Crew favorite
DURATION: 10 days CLASS: IV / IV+ DEPART FROM: Community Nepal Travel and Tours, Pokhara 6am (private bus) START POINT: Dungeswar / 17 hours from Pokhara (option to fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj) FINISH POINT: Chisapani / 13 hours to Pokhara (option to fly Nepalgunj to Kathmandu) RETURNS TO: Community Nepal Travel and Tours, Pokhara (private bus) MEALS: Day 1 = lunch & dinner Days 2 – 9 = breakfast, lunch & dinner Day 10 = breakfast ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights riverside beach camping 1 night hotel outbound 1 night hotel inbound SEASON: Open: Sep. – May Best: Oct. – Nov. and Mar. to April
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.