Wild Adventure with Karnali River Rafting

12 Days
  • Rafting
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • On Tent or Resort
  • All meals during the Rafting
  • Private Vehicle / Flight
  • Moderate to Hard
  • Autumn & Spring
  • Guided
  • 15
  • 51


Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, the Karnali River stands as a testament to the raw, untamed beauty of Nepal’s wilderness. Originating from the sacred Mount Kailash in Tibet, revered as the center of the universe by both Buddhists and Hindus, this mighty river carves its way through the rugged terrain, offering adventurers an unparalleled rafting experience. Join us as we delve into the heart of far-western Nepal and conquer the exhilarating rapids of the Karnali.

The Magnificence of Karnali: Measuring as the largest and longest river in Nepal, the Karnali River holds a special place in the hearts of adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. Its journey begins at the base of Mount Kailash, where pristine waters gush forth, symbolizing the purity and vitality of this sacred land. From there, it flows southward, traversing through remote western districts, shaping the landscape and providing a lifeline for communities along its banks.

A Journey of Discovery: Rafting on the Karnali is not merely a recreational activity; it’s a journey of discovery. Starting from Sauli, adventurers are immediately thrust into a world of excitement and adrenaline. The river’s imposing canyons, filled with powerful white water, challenge even the most seasoned rafters. Rapids with names like “Captivity,” “Flip and Strip,” and “Gods House” test your skills and determination, while moments of calm allow for reflection amidst the awe-inspiring surroundings.

Immersed in Wilderness: As you navigate through the remote reaches of far-western Nepal, you’ll find yourself immersed in untouched wilderness. The jungle teems with life, its lush vegetation providing a sanctuary for diverse flora and fauna. The air is alive with the calls of vibrant birds, and elusive wildlife may make a fleeting appearance along the riverbanks. This is nature at its most pristine and captivating, a true paradise for those who seek adventure off the beaten path.

Tranquility Amidst the Rapids: Despite the adrenaline-fueled excitement of navigating challenging rapids, the Karnali also offers moments of tranquility. Between the rushes of white water, there are stretches of calm where you can catch your breath and marvel at the beauty that surrounds you. The riverbanks beckon with secluded beaches, perfect for pausing to soak in the scenery or enjoy a riverside picnic amidst the wilderness.

A Journey Through Time: As the expedition progresses, so does the landscape. The Karnali gradually leaves behind the towering mountains and plunges into the Gangetic plains of the Terai. Here, the river’s gradient eases, and the pace slows, allowing for a more leisurely exploration of the winding waters. The jungle thickens, and the beaches become larger and more inviting, offering the perfect setting for relaxation and reflection.


Rafting on the Karnali River is more than just an adventure; it’s a journey of discovery, a communion with nature, and an exploration of the soul. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie seeking thrills or a nature lover yearning for serenity, the Karnali has something to offer everyone. Join us as we embark on this unforgettable expedition through some of Nepal’s most stunning landscapes. Let the Karnali River be your guide as you create memories that will last a lifetime.

Things you need to bring

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

Campsite wear: personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, T-shirts, trousers/pants, undergarments, socks, a towel, light shoes, fleece type jacket, flashlight, personal toiletries, camera, reading and writing materials, medication recommended by your private doctor, etc. Other stuff you can store at your hotel or at our office store room which is not necessary to bring for the rafting.


After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be picked up there by our office representative and transferred to your hotel. If the arrival is early after some time rest we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square via walking through the old Newari town Asan.

Today we leave Kathmandu and take a flight to Nepalgunj. After arriving at Nepalgunj we drive towards Surkhet. During the flight of Nepalgunj by airway in the afternoon in a domestic airline enjoy the scenic beauty of Nepal with the views of Mountains and green hills. Surkhet is the regional headquarters of the Mid-Western region of Nepal. so you can stay overnight luxuriously. You can travel by Night bus to reach Surkhet which is cheaper but takes more than 12 hrs to reach there.
Overnight in Guest House.

On this day, you will be driven to Sauli which is the starting point for Karnali River rafting. While traveling through the villages and picturesque views of the surroundings, you feel like you are in wonderland. Everything around you looks fresh and impressive. There you stay overnight exploring the surrounding area in the evening.

From today our adventure rafting in Karnali starts there from Sauli. Rafting continues in the wilderness of Karnali facing the challenges of big bounces and rapids in big water. Rafting continues with excitement sometimes for getting to breathe in handling the technical difficulties.
overnight in a camp by the river.

More challenging rafting day than yesterday. Rafters can experience the real flow of the river while they are having adventures. The rafting continues through pristine jungles with the opportunities to explore passing some gorges and challenging rapids. You stay overnight in the God-House area.

Rafting regularly by passing So many high bounces and rapids are to be handled while floating in the rivers. The excitement reaches its height in white water where you dip into the waters from rapids. Enjoying the adventurous rafting, we stay in the Seti Dovan area in a camp.

Our Rafting continues with excitement and enjoying astonishing views of the natural landscapes. Breath-stopping challenges in the river make you restless and overwhelmed. The journey in the water of Karnali is mostly adventurous with magnificent views of jungles and natural lives. overnight in a camp in the Jamuna village area.

The whitewater action of the previous few days gives rise to some calmer water and the chance to relax and bask in the warmth of the sun, take in the ever-changing scenery, and try your hand at kayaking.

This day is the last day of rafting. we pass different rapids and reach Chisapani. After reaching Chisapani rafting adventure comes to the put-out point. Then Drive to Nepalgunj.

After enjoying breakfast at Nepalgunj we fly over Kathmandu. Then free day you enjoy shopping and a walking tour over there.

After breakfast and any last-minute shopping, we’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

Cost Includes

  • Transportation from/to Kathmandu by tourist bus/ Flight as per itinerary.
  • All International standard rafting equipment as necessary (Such as self-bailing rafts, helmets, life jackets, kayaks, plastic paddles spray jackets, etc.)
  • Well-trained and highly experienced rafting guides, cooks, and other helper staff.
  • Camping & Cooking equipment (tents, mattresses & kitchen gear).
  • 3 times a day continental & Nepalese meals during the rafting period (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in 2 person capacity tent during the rafting
  • All staff's salary, insurance, meals, etc.
  • All necessary fees, Government/Local taxes, and all national park and conservation area fees. Tourist service charge,

Cost Excludes

  • Any type of personal expenditure such as Alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry.
  • Trip Extend due to Different Cluse.
  • Tips For Rafting guide and other Cure Members
  • Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation, and loss.
  • Trip Cancelation Charges

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