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Karnali River

Karnali River is one of the finest big volume rafting and kayaking trips in Nepal-spectacular, remote,jungle-clad canyons, Big white & abundant wildlife. The Karnali is Nepal's longest & largest river & with its tributaries it drains most of the far west of Nepal-the'wild west' as many people call it, rising in the vicinity of Tibet's holy Mount Kailash & glacier of Kanziroba Himal,other small peaks, as well as Rara lake rapid encountered on this river is 1 to 5 class. This bottom section of the river definitely lives up to that name-the area that it flows through is wild & relatively unpopulated with some of the most pristine jungle scenery in Nepal abundant wildlife. From the frontier town of Surkhet there is an unique and lovely two-day trek through lowland Sal forest to the village of Saul in the seldom seen area of far West Nepal. From Sauli it's 180 km to the nest road access at Chisopani, on the northern border of the Bardia National Park. The river section takes about seven days, giving plenty of time to explore some of the side canyons and waterfalls, which comes in to the river valley. For 180 kilometers we won't see a single sign of the modern world. It's one of the last places in Nepal that you can see old growth forest and have a real chance of seeing Nepal's wildlife.

The rapids are also pretty wild, with the river building to its climax in these lower canyons shortly after the sharp bend in the river 'the elbow' by the Lohore Khola, the valley narrows into a series of canyons, the river speeds up, and there are big rapids, one leading into another, almost continuously down to the Seti river from the 'Elbow' down to the Seti the gradient is 3m/km (15ft a mile), but after here, the gradient eases, as the river winds through some magnificent un-spoilt scenery, eventually emerging onto the plains and flowing through the Royal Bardia National Park to join the Ganges. Finally leaving you close to Bardia National Park, where you can combine your rafting adventure with a safari trip and maybe spot some of the parks one-horned rhinos and elusive tigers or you can either drive back or fly back to Kathmandu.

 

 

 

Itinerary :
Day 01: We travel to the far west and arrive in Surkhet very late/early hours of the next morning, You are able to have a sleep here.
Day 02: After breakfast, we will take a truck as far as the road goes until about lunch time [this all depends on availability be flexible]. After lunch we walk all afternoon to the put-in point at Sauli. A great walk which high lights just how "out there" you really are. You pass local villages and spectacular scenery, and then you hit the river.
Day 03: After having heavy breakfast at 8:00 a.m. we get ready for wild ride. This section of the River is terribly wild. Continues rapid makes rafter forget to breathe. Lunch will be served en-route and camping at 03:00 p.m. in First Inquiry.
Day 04: This is the type of day that people imagine when they think of Himalayan water. It is big and continuous. We enter into the Jungle Corridor. This is a narrowing jungle clad gorge & it is all ours. The team build-ing is put into full practice and when your guide shouts "all forward " he really means it. Enjoy the ride all day and camp in this sensational setting at God-house.
Day 05: More of the same including the notorious GOD'S house rapid. Camp at the Seti Dovan and relax.
Day 06: It isn't over yet! Keep paddling hard! You really are experiencing the best of the west on yet another day of great action and breath taking scenery and camping at Jamuna village.
Day 07: This is a holiday after all so we have programmed a rest day so you can take time to enjoy your surroundings and relax on a great sandy beach.
Day 08 & 09: We see the rapids dying off as we come out of the gorge. We pass the confluence with the Seti River where the river broadens. Today, the next day and a half are a chance to enjoy your journey admiring the country and villages you pass. You will have seen the safety kayakers in action and will no doubt be inspired, so ask the guides for some supervised instruction, or take over the raft and learn about the river. You see there is more to a rafting expedition than just rafting.
Day 10: This is the final day of river. We end this trip in the early afternoon at Chisopani Bridge & lunch is served there. You will catch night bus at about 1530hrs to get back to Kathmandu or you can enjoy in Bardia National Park, which is famous for bird watching.

 

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Name of RIver
Grade
Distance
Best Season
Departure
Days
Entrance by
Put-in
Put-out
Need (min)
Karnali River 3 to 5 180kms Autumn & Spring Fixed & On Request 08+02 Days
(Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
19hrs West from Kathmandu Sauli Chisa- pani 06 pax

  

Price for the Trip :

The cost for the trek or tour will depend on several different factors. The type of accommodation you choose in Kathmandu and/or another destination will make a difference to the overall costing (budget to 5 star accommodation). The mode of transportation you prefer is the another factor which affects the cost of your package, for example prices change significantly between flight versus private car/van, tourist/local bus. The number of guides and/or porters required will also affect the total cost of your trek. From above reason the same trek/tour can vary in price quite substantially.

 

Service Includes : Service Excludes :
  • Accommodation :
    • in Teahouses / Camping in Twin-sharing basis.
  • Meals :
    • Breakfast on Day 02 to Day 10.
    • Lunch on Day 01 & Day 10
    • Dinner on Day 09.
  • During Rafting :
    • Required River permits.
    • Necessary equipments as high quality self-bailing rafts, life-jackets, helmets, plastic paddles, camera barrels and safety & medical equpments.
    • Safety Kayak.
    • Well trained Rafting Guide & required Staffs (helper, cook etc).
  • Air Transportation (sector flight) as per itinerary :
    • for Nepalgunj to Kathmandu on Day 10.
  • Road Transportation (non-air-conditioned / air-conditioned) as per itinerary :
    • from Kathmandu to Surkhet on Day 01
    • from Surkhet to Rafting Starting Point on Day 02.
    • from Rafting Ending Point to Nepalgunj on Day 10.
  • Any International Airfare and taxes and Nepal visa fees.
  • Any other Road Transportation and / or Air Transportation not mentioned in "Service Includes".
  • Any other meals not mentioned in "Service Includes".
  • Any kind of hard or soft drinks or mineral bottle water during whole trip.
  • Tour Guide of any language (can arrange if demanded & cost will be extra).
  • Any Entrance fees in Heritage sites, Temples, Museums, Caves and Parks in Kathmandu and other cities which is not mentioned in "Service Includes".
  • Sleeping bags for Rafting (NPR 50.00 per bag per night).
  • Emergency Transportation / Evacuation.
  • Extra cost for unseen & unstoppable circumstances (natural disaster, flight cancel, strike etc)
  • Cost of extra day(s) stay or for hiring extra porters and vehicle(s) in any cause.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Personal Expenses (like laundry, phone call, internet, taxi-fare during personal use etc).
  • Tips and all the other expenses not mentioned above & of personal nature.
Some info about this rafting : Note:
  • Rafting starts : from Sauli
  • Rafting ends : at Chisapani
  • Rapid : 03 to 05
  • River Distance : 180kms.
  • Best Season : Round the year
  • Operates : Fix & On Demand.
  • Entrance by : 19hrs drive to West from Kathmandu.
  • Days : 10 Days Package Program.
  • Mode : Budget / Standard
  • Can move after : back to Kathmandu / Jungle Safari in Bardia.
  • We need minimum 06 (six) person for rafting.
  • Extra day(s) stay charges extra cost.
  • Tipping is expected but not mandatory & Tips (guides, porters, cook, driver, guard and other assistants) as per guest.
  • Vehicle use in package :
    • Tourist Bus & Public Bus for budget group / individual.
    • Car for 02-03 persons, Jeep / Van (12 seats) for 04 to 09 persons, Van (15 seats) for 10 to 14 persons, Mini Bus (25 seats) for 15 to 24 persons, Bus (35 seats) for 25 to 34 persons & Bus (45 seats) up to 44 persons for 'Private' group / indivisual.
  • Plans : BB = Bed & Breakfast, MAP = Lunch / Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, AP = Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
  • Hotels : as per your requirement & availability on request (charge : extra).

 

Some Important Notes :
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What to Bring / Wear

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Temperature
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Some Travel Rules
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Some Trekking Rules

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Altitude Sickness
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Some Rules for White Water Rafting
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Some Rules for Jungle Safari and National Park / Conservation Area
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Inside the Lumbini Garden, please
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Some Tips about Traffic System
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Currency Exchange Rate
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Embassies & Consulates
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Visa System & Entry / Exit Point
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Risk & Liabilities
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Tour Cancellation

 

 

 

 

 

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