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9 Nights/10 Days

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Nepal’s longest and largest river, the Karnali, springs forth from the base of Mt. Kailash in Tibet, the center of the universe for both the Buddhist and Hindu religions. As it carves its path south through theHimalayait forms the major drainage system of the western districts. Shortly after the starting point at the village of Sauli, the river drops into imposing scarcely populated canyons filled with powerful white water rapids and remote pristine beaches. One of the finest BIG volume river trips in the world, the Karnali provides a classic expedition into Nepal’s remote, unpopulated, “Wild West”.

Towards the end of the trip as the river gradient begins to ease and the jungle thickens the Karnali leaves the mountains and flows out into the Gangetic plains of the Terai. A truly memorable finish to one of the finest rafting and kayaking trips in the Himalayas. Witness spectacular, remote, jungle-clad canyons with abundant wildlife.

This is a great river for the advanced kayaker. Rapids are pool-drop with spectacular surfing. If you are an advanced intermediately contact us and inquire about a personal kayak instructor / guide.

Fact File
Country Nepal
Activities Rafting
Trip Length 10 Days
Trip areas Karnali River
Trip Starting Above Surkhet
Trip Ending Chisapani (180 km)
Meal Plan Full board
Places to see Kathmandu, Surkhet, Kathmandu
Main attractions Flora & Fauna, animals, Culture, Local peoples,
Difficulty Moderate
Grade 4, 5
Accommodation Camping
Mode of Transportation Private transportation
Group Size Minimum: 2, Maximum: above 2
Season March -Middle of Jun & Sep-Dec


A Pre-departure meeting is held the evening prior to your departure at our office at 4 pm.

Day 01: Drive to Surkhet and be taken to a hotel. The bus will early morning from Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive as far as the road goes.
Trek in the afternoon to the put in - load rafts, camp.

Day 03: Enter and negotiate the jungle corridors of the Karnali.

Day 04: Continuous white water rapids(photo opportunities, great action, breathe, taking scenery.)

Day 05: Continuous white water rafting.

Day 06: Rest day, time to enjoy your surroundings, relax on a beautiful sandy beach or trek into a remote village.

Day 07: Drift by the confluence of the Seti river.

Day 08: Continuous rafting.

Day 09: Raft / kayak to take out, Chisapani.

Day 10: Overland to KTM.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Price: Please contact us.

All rafting equipment with guide and helper,
Meals while you are on river,
Accommodation in two men tent,
All necessary fee and round trip transportation by bus

Personal expenditure,
Food & accommodation cost in case of any natural calamities caused by weather,
Tips and other expenditure.
Things you need to bring for the trip

River wear gear:
Shorts- half pant,
T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection),
Swim wear,
Sun Cap/Glass/Cream,
Personal water bottle,
A pair of river sandals.

For the camp site wear:
Personal sleeping bag,
Lightweight shirts,
Under garments socks,
A towel,
Light shoe,
Fleece type pullover,
Flash light,
Personal toiletries,
Reading and writing materials,
Medication recommended by your doctor.

This trip can also be customized according to client interest and time frame. Please send us the email for more details.

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To all Aaradhana Teams! Its been an absolute pleasure to meet you all and I am very greatful for your hospitality and all the help I have received during my stay in Nepal. I hope you will continue this …

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