Wild Karnali River Rafting

The Nepals longest and largest river, Springs from the base of Mt. Kailash (Nagari) the western part of Tibet, the center of the universe for both Buddhist and Hindu believers. Flowing south into Nepal and it forms the major drainage system of the western districts of Nepal. It is one of the finest BIG volume rafting and Kayaking trip in the world. A classic expedition and definitely the best combination trip: short 2 days trekking, rafting, Kayaking, Fishing, wild life safari, remoteness and unpopulated ?Wild West?. Sauli is the rafting put-in-point. The river drops into imposing canyons filled with powerful big volume white-water. These canyons flow into scarcely populated areas of pristine jungle teeming with abundant bird and wildlife. Just enough easier water to regroup and prepare for the next big challenge separates rapids like ?Captivity?, ?Flip and Strip? and ?Gods House?. Towards the end of the trip the river gradient begins to ease as the Karnali leaves the mountains and flows out into the Gangetic plains of Terai. Jungle is thickens and the river is broadens than pristine Beaches become bigger and more beautiful.

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Day 01: Drive to Nepalgunj ( 14 hrs)

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: Start raft from Sauli to patale

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: raft to river gorge

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: camp at God-house.

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: Camp at the Seti Dovan and relax.

More of the same including the notorious GOD’S house rapid. Camp at the Seti Dovan and relax.

Day 06: camping at Jamuna village

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: on a great sandy beach.

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: Continue rafting and End at Chisopani Bridge

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:Continue rafting and End at Chisopani Bridge

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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