Karnali River Rafting-10 Days

Oct-Dec, Feb-May

trip facts

Rafting starting point: Dhungeshwor (altitude 560m)
Rafting Ending point: Chisapani (altitude 195m)
Duration: 10 days
Class:  4-5
Distance on River: 180km
Volume in November: 300M3/sec
Distance Kathmandu-Surkhet: 600km
Best season: Oct to Dec, Feb to May

Experience of exploring the Karnali will tell you that it is one of the most incredible journeys of life. The River, in volume is the largest and longest in Nepal and the upper sections are rarely explored. Along the lower section the river takes a sharp turn from south to north, often called the Western Bend. At this point the river can be accessed and an incredible adventure through deep gorges and remote regions begins.The upper Karnali, better known as the Humla Karnali raises in Tibet from the holy peak, Mount Kailash some very experienced expedition groups can run upper sections. These normally start with a charter flight to Simikot and then sixteen to twenty days to the take out at Chisopani. The Lower Karnali can be run in five to seven days and still proves a major river journey that has got to fall in the category of being one of the best in the world.

what's included

  1. Professional skilled, government license holder Guides,
  2. Safety trained kayakers,
  3. Quality equipments: boats, kayaks, life jacket, helmets, paddle, dry bags,
  4. All rivers permits,
  5. Industrial certify first aid kit,
  6. All meals during the rafting period (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  7. Camping equipment: tent, mattress, sleeping bag,
  8. Transport all time on the rafting,


what's not Included

  1. Unrelated transportation, accommodation, then program
  2. Beverage items
  3. Items of a personal nature including swimwear, towel and toiletries
  4. Personal expenses
  5. Personal insurances
  6. Tips for guides

what to bring

  • Half pants
  • T-shirt
  • Sport sandals or comfortable shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet
  • Swimwear
  • Travel towel
  • Camera, charger, batteries
  • Torch light
  • Chocolates, cookies (energetic foods during the rafting time)
  • Body protection creams
  • Sleeping bag (if you have otherwise we will provide you)
  • First aid kids
  • Water bottle