Cheap Karnali River 9 days Rafting

karnali river rafting

Tour Package Overview

Are you thinking of going rafting in the Karnali river of Nepal? Are you looking for the itinerary for the 9 days Karnali River rafting in Nepal?

Karnali River originates from the Tibetan plateau near lake Manasarovar. The river carves its way through the Himalayas of Nepal. It is the largest and longest river of Nepal, which flows for 507 meters or 315 miles. It flows south and makes its way in the western districts of Nepal before dramatically falling with a huge volume of whitewater. It also touches the wildlife of the remote jungle.

Karnali River is the ultimate river for a rafting expedition as it boasts the combination of rough rapids and calm water. On the first half you will experience the thrilling and exciting white water adventure, while the second half will greet you with moderate and gentle rapids, which ultimately leads to the wilderness amidst dense jungle. Many consider rafting in the Karnali river as the best in the world.

If this itinerary is not suitable for you, then Asia Horizon Treks and Expedition offer you the opportunity to experience other affordable rafting packages such as Tamur River Rafting 12 Days or Sun Koshi River Rafting 10 Days.

Tour Packages Itinerary

The first day of the adventurous and thrilling rafting trip will begin form Sauli and will take you through a few villages, ending at Chisapani. Here is the detailed itinerary,.

Day 1 (Kathmandu to Nepalgunj to Sauli)

The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is connected to Nepalgunj via airways and is approximately an hour long flight from the capital. If you seek a cheaper alternative, then you need to travel 12 hours via car to reach Nepalgunj.

You will drive approximately five more hours to reach Sauli which is the starting point of Karnali River rafting for 9 days. During the drive you will be treated to incredibly picturesque views and quaint villages.. You will get to explore the village before the night approaches.

Day 2 (Rafting from Sauli)

On the second day of the 9 days Karnali River rafting you will receive a brief safety instruction lesson before commencing the real rafting trip. The trail of rafting will take you through the wilderness of Karnali and will challenge you with rapids and rough  water. The technical expertise needed to overcome the challenges will leave you full of adrenaline. The day will end on a riverside camp.

Day 3 (Rafting to God-house)

Day three of the 9 days Karnali River rafting trip will be highly challenging!. You will pass through untouched jungles and have a thrilling ride through incredible gorges and technical rapids. The day will end at the God-House area, where you will set up camp.

Day 4 (Rafting to Set Dovan)

While rafting on day 4 of the 9 days Karnali River rafting you will get to witness several rough areas  and challenging rapids. The excitement will escalate as you encounter the height of the white water from where you will dip into the river from the rapids. Yet another a day full of adventure will end by camping in the Seti Dovan area.

Day 5 (Rafting to Jamuna Village)

Day five of the 9 days Karnali River rafting will be filled with thrilling encounters and captivating, wild beauty. The river will challenge you, forcing you to overcome adversity and feel the exhilarating sense of achievement.

The fun-filled journey will take you through the lush green forests with breathtaking views of the jungle and wildlife. You will spend the night by camping near the Jamuna village.

Day 6 to 9 (Rafting to Chisapani)

The last four days of rafting in Karnali River will be a relatively relaxed journey until you reach the junction of Seti River.  As the river widens you will witness an increase in the number of kayakers. You will be given the option to take a day off and explore the area with your guide.

The river will significantly die out. Upon reaching the river exit point in Chisapani the trip of 9 days Karnali River rafting will come to an end. If you wish to explore more you can visit Bardia National Park, which is the largest and most undisturbed national park. Or, you can return back to Kathmandu by bus.

Tour Packages Cost Information

Asia Horizon Treks and Expedition have been providing safe river rafting experiences at the most affordable prices.  Thousands of happy travelers have turned  their dream into reality with us.

Cost Included

  • Ground Transportation
  • Necessary equipment including high quality bailing rafts, helmets, life jackets, plastic paddles, wet suits (only in winter) on particular rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and safety as well as medical equipment.
  • River Permit
  • Safety Kayak

Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner (wester and continental food) during your rafting trip.

Accommodation, food insurance for all staff and their transportation

  • Necessary Staff (Guide, Cook )
  • Accommodation in Tent on the river beach and fire camp Expedition elements including professional white water river guides and leaders
  • First Aid Box Company T-Shirt

Cost not Included

  • Alcoholic beverages, mineral water and cold drinks during trip. Accommodation in hotels and meals if you stay at a hotel during the trip
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Member Insurance
  • Tips to Staff
  • Pick and drop off to International airport (can be arranged upon request)
  • Airfare (Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Kathmandu
  • Sleeping bag (US$X Per day)

Tour Info

  • Tour Duration: 9 Days
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