Karnali, the longest river in Nepal, originates in the holy Mt. Kailash in Tibet and flows through deep gorges, deserted beaches and steep canyons. Karnali river rafting is One of the best river trips in Nepal, the Karnali run can last up to ten fun-filled days. The mild Class III to fabulous Class V rapids make the ride an unforgettable one and combining fishing or jungle safari with the trip adds another dimension to the great adventure.
Rapid: Captivity, Flip & strip, God’s House, Elbow and Sweet Well.
The Karnali is also famous for Mahseer fishing. Far removed from urban influence, this is a remote region of Nepal with frequent sightings of diverse wildlife. The river is demanding with encounters of massive rapids that test the skill of rafters. For thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline high, it has a 7km roller-coaster ride through a fabulous gorge. Karnali River Rafting journey to the river starts with an hour-long flight to Nepalgunj and a drive to Surkhet. The put-in point at Tallo Dhungeshwor is reached after a six-hour drive through lovely sal forests. Exciting rapids are encountered from Day One. The river takes rafters through the pristine Bardia National Park and the trip ends below the spectacular Chisopani Bridge which is the longest suspension bridge in Nepal.
Karnali River Rafting is quite difficult because of its strong rapids. This river has very clean water. One can see many wild lives as well as river dolphins during the trip. Karnali River Rafting trip is possible after the long trek to reach the starting point. Main features of the rafting are the magnificent forest scenery, spectacular rock formations, waterfalls, deserted White River beaches and rare wildlife and many local and migratory birds.
Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.
We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.
Maintaining the highest standard of safety and service, river trips have been classified in accordance to status of water flow, rapids & remoteness.
In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. Before you begin your white-water rafting, our professional rafting guide will thoroughly brief you about the necessary safety measure and rafting guidelines you need to follow, while you are on the river.
As your safety is our utmost priority, we have made the rafting journey the safest. The rafting trip is piloted by a river guide professionally trained in emergency wilderness first aid and swift-water rescue. Rafters venture into a river trip with safety jackets, flotation devices, helmets and river-friendly clothes. We use high quality inflatable rubber raft capable of giving extraordinary performance, agility, stability and manoeuvrability. Our rafts can swift through the wildest and strongest of waves and guarantee hundred percent safety.
Best time for rafting is from March to May and September to November. Temperature can get colder in January and February ranging from 7° to 20° C. For rest of the month, temperature remains minimum 18° to maximum 30° C. Monsoon rafting can be arranged on Trishuli river.
You are required to bring some shirts, T-shirts, socks, hat, suntan lotion, sunglasses with string, river shoes or flip-flop, flashlight, personal medication, couple of shorts and pants for the evening and morning, a sweeter or a jacket.
Company provides raft (number of raft depends on size of group), safety devices, sleeping bags, mattress tents & kitchenettes.
For rafting, we provide you professionally trained English speaking rafting guide for your rafting journey. The guide provided to you is highly experienced and has thoroughly versed in topography and nature of river. The guides are professionally trained for swift water rescue and emergency wilderness first aid, so you don’t have to stress over your wellbeing. Our skilled guides are also able to read river features and move the boat in a way so that everybody stays safe and has fun. With the excellent expertise and guidance of our guide, we assure you will have the great time doing white water rafting.
The cost of each trip depends on duration of trip and group size, the higher the group size lower is the cost.
Cost usually includes: All full board camping service and transportation to the put in point and back from the take-out point by private coach, all safety equipment etc.
Cost does not include: alcoholic beverages, personal clothing, expenses of personal nature and insurance.
Basically, we start our day with a briefing of the trip and the safety measures you need to adopt. After the briefing by the river guide is finished, the rafting journey begins. In a day we will raft for around 4 – 5 hours. After sometimes of rafting through the challenging rapids, we stop at the sandy beach for the lunch. Finishing up with lunch, we will raft over water for an hour or two and end the rafting journey for the day. For multi day rafting journey, we setup the camp by the riverside. Once we arrive at camping site, we can wander around nearby locality or simply relax basking in the splendour of nature. Camping overnight by riverside gives us time and opportunity to share our views, feeling and experiences under an open sky of sparking stars.