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Karnali River Rafting

Karnali River Rafting
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Activity :
Rafting in Nepal
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Duration :
10 day(s)
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Climate :
Great climates

A one-day trek from the nearest road leads you to Karnali, Nepal’s largest and longest river. On the river, a series of challenging class IV to V rapids takes you through narrow canyons and dense forest full of diverse flora and fauna, 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 park’s one-horned rhinos and elusive tiger.


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 lunchtime [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 and it is all ours. The team building 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.

Grade for: Autumn Spring
Sep - Dec III to V Feb to May III to IV
Possible operation:  Around the year.
Departure: Fix and on request
Total time in Nepal:  14 days
Rafting days: 10 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Entrance by:  19 hours bus ride from Kathmandu led you to Surkhet
Put-in point:  Sauli
Pull-out point:  Chisapani
River distance:  180 km.
Possible optional trip to:  Bardia National Park for an excellent safari trip or drive back to Kathmandu.
Numbers of pax require:  Minimum 6 persons

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