Karnali River Rafting

Karnali River (Grade 4 - 5) “Wild West World Class Classic”
The mighty Karnali is one of the longest expedition river in far west of Nepal. The big volume expedition river journey allow three and half day full of challenging rapids and rest of days will be floating just observing beautiful land escapes and wildlife. The Wild West journey to this river is an experience of remote hidden treasure of Himalayan country as well exploration its unique ethnical cultures. The Karnali River has several tributes from different Himalayan range of far west as well one major tribute from Mansarobar Lake of Tibet, one from Rara Lake and others from Mt Saipal, Api and Kanjiroba. New road access to Jumla Karnali highway made easier to transfer now a day.

10 days Karnali Rafting

Day 01& 02: Drive to put in point camp by night bus to Surkhet and again to final stop

  • Rafting gear unload (giving your helping hands)
  • Camp site setting (giving your helping hands)
  • Drink tea, coffee & chocolate with cookies
  • Dinner preparation, after dinner talking fantasy of the day or sleep

Day 03-09: Wake up be refresh and drink tea, coffee & chocolate

  • Packing gear first and breakfast
  • Changing clothes and put valuable items in dry pack kit
  • Remove camp setting & site clean up
  • Loading gear on raft and other stuffs on cargo raft
  • Safety talk and rafting orientation
  • Commence the rafting, lunch on the way and by 3-4 PM end the trip
  • Camp site setting (giving your helping hands)
  • Changing clothes drink tea, coffee & chocolate
  • Dinner preparation, after dinner talking fantasy of the day or sleep

Day 10: Wake up be refresh and drink tea, coffee & chocolate

  • Packing gear first and breakfast
  • Changing clothes and put other stuffs in dry pack
  • Remove camp setting & site clean up
  • Loading gear on raft and other stuffs on cargo raft
  • Safety talk and rafting orientation
  • Commence the rafting, end the trip by 11 AM   
  • Changing clothes, load the gear on bus top
  • Have a lunch and if you are catching flight transfer to Nepalgunja airport and fly to Kathmandu or night bus journey to Kathmandu and arrive next day
  • Trip Highlights
  • Cost Includes/Excludes
  • Useful Information
Trip Highlights

Karnali Rafting highlights

Total Trip Days: 10 Days (Long drive to & from west Nepal or flight to Nepalgunja)

River Days: 8 Days

River Grade: 4-5 Class

Trip Type: Multi Days Expedition

Best Time to Do: Autumn & Spring Season

Put in Point: Dhungeswor/ Syauli

Ending Point: Chisapani

Transportation: Private Jeep/Van/Bus or flight to & from Nepalgunja

Food: 3 meals per day during the rafting days & foods self on the bus journey

Accommodation: At River Beach-tented camp or mass dome of raft with trap

Safety: Safety kayakers for every trip

Trip Overall: Generally trip stars everyday after breakfast from the camp site, lunch break on the way and finally stop next camp

Ideal from Organize: Kathmandu to Kathmandu or combined with Chitwan and Bardiya wildlife Safari tour

Cost Includes/Excludes

Trip Cost: Please contact us for cost details.

Rafting Package Cost Includes

  • Transportation- private car/jeep/ van or local bus as per package
  • Airport pick up and drop as per package
  • All necessary rafting & camping gear
  • Accommodation at tented camp or mass dome of raft with trap, meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner as per package
  • Experienced raft guides & safety kayakers
  • Guide’s insurance, salary & trip allowance

Rafting Package Cost Excludes

  • Flight tickets and airport tax to/from Nepalgunja for Karnali trip
  • Personal transportation except above programs
  • Accommodation & meals during stay in Kathmandu and along the bus journey
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Emergency evacuation cost
  • All bar bills except tea and coffee
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities for guide and staffs
Useful Information

Nepal Rafting Information

Rafting Preparation 

One day before at 5:00 PM gathered at Himalayan Mentor office for pre-departure meeting as it is also major concern to introduce with our team-Trip Leader, Guides, trip staffs and other guests, complete official formalities, discuss about the trip, timetable and other important logistics to make your adventure trip successful.

Rafting Equipments and Services 

Best quality self-bailing raft, whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, dry top splash Jacket, waterproof Container or Barrel for camera and valuable items, dry bag for other stuffs, first-aid kit box, tent or mass fly sheet, sleeping mat and other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared foods and drinks.

Things you need to bring

River wear: shorts or half pant, T-shirts (long sleeve for sun protection), swim wear, sun cap, sun glass, suntan cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandal etc

Camp site wear: personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, T-shirts, trouser/pant, under garments, socks, a towel, light shoe, fleece type jacket, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, reading and writing materials, medication recommended by your private doctor etc. Other stuffs you can store at your hotel or at our office store room which are not necessary to bring for the rafting.

Safety Precaution

Himalayan Mentor team take safety issues are main concern of every rafting trip and believe all our outdoor trips with us must be operated safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - AR/CPR, Wildness First-Aid and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. And in every rafting trip we also provide expert rescue kayaker for extra safety to make your trip with us more comfort and enjoyable.