Karnali White Water Rafting and Kayaking Expedition – 10 Days

10 Days

180 kilometers long Karnali River springs straight from Mount Kailash in Tibet and is one of the most preferred rafting destinations by both the guides and rafters as it offers an excellent white water thrilling roller coaster ride. The river flows into remote areas of immaculate jungle with abundant wildlife, birds and fish. The starting point of this rafting track is Dhungeshwor, which is around a 24 hour drive from Kathmandu; whereas the take out point is Chisapani (578 kilometers from Kathmandu).

The combination of some exquisite natural beauty and the magnificent white water canyon makes Karnali rafting one of the best trips available in Nepal. The best seasons to raft in Karnali are October to December and March to May. The 10 days river expedition is ideal for someone who is looking for a more different experience of Nepal with beautiful scenery and a great river action. And the main advantage of this rafting trip is that the take out point is situated ideally for people who want to visit Bardia National Park; and Karnali River itself is a great destination for fishing. Karnali rafting is one of the finest multi day rafting destinations.


Adventures in Nepal don’t get much better than the Karnali River Rafting. Nepal’s longest and largest river, the Karnali, begins its life near to Tibet’s holy Mount Kailash. It carves its way through the Tibetan plateau and through the Himalaya into Nepal’s lush western forests. After the snow melt this river becomes a raging torrent with huge rapids which offers brilliant rafting and kayaking. A highlight is the 7km long gorge which is one long raging rapid that sucks you in one end and spits you out the other (in one piece!). This is one of the Nepal’s must do rivers.


  • Awesome whitewater in combination with gentle float trip
  • One of the most remote river trips in Nepal
  • Taking out at Bardia National Park, Nepal’s largest jungle park
  • A 7 km gorge – basically one really long rapid!


Day 1 :

We will fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (1 hour) and approximately 7 hours to Gopghat from Nepalgunj, which is put-in-point and we will set our camp there.

Day 2 :

Early in the morning after taking breakfast, we will commence rafting from Gopghat to the Dipayal, setting our next day camp there.

Day 3 :

We will continue our rafting from Dipayal to Budhi Ganga confluence. We will set another camp there.

Day 4 :

Up to Seti karnali and Karnali confluence, we will continue our rafting where we spend our another night.

Day 5 :

We will raft from Karnali confluence to Todal Ghat and camp there.

Day 6 :

From Todal Ghat to Chisapani, we will further go on rafting and after we take out we will drive to your onward destination.

Included/Not Included

What’s Included

  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue, and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professionally trained and certified safety kayakers.
  • Gear raft support
  • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment, including boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs, dry bags and Pelican boxes.
  • Accommodation in a camp and all necessary facilities including two man tents, shelters, simple mattress and sleeping bag, toilet tents, etc.
  • Treated drinking water
  • Two-way transportation (private bus while going, public bus on return, option to fly from Biratnagar – Kathmandu)
  • River permits.
  • Industry standard first aid kits
  • Team photos (photos videos by our team)
  • Included meals
  • Day 1 = Lunch & Dinner
  • Day 2- 6 = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Types of food provided:
  • Throughout our expedition, we provide treated stream water for drinking. We employ crews with great culinary ability and provide breakfast, lunch and dinner during the expedition in a buffet style. So, yes you have the freedom to choose what you like. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know about it at the time of booking, so that we can arrange accordingly.
  • Sample menu for the expedition
  • Breakfast: Tea, Coffee, White chocolate, Muesli and Cornflakes, Yogurt. Eggs, Toast, Hashed potatoes, Pancakes, Porridge etc.
  • Lunch : Bread, Cheese, Salami, Tuna, Sardines, Baked beans, Salads, Fresh fruits and Biscuits
  • Dinner: Pasta, French fries, Curries, Steamed or Fried vegetables. We may provide Nepali Dal, Bhat in rotation for longer trips.

What’s Not Included

  • Visas, flights, other taxes etc.
  • Personal items like toiletries, clothing, camera etc.
  • Alcohol and other packed food.
  • Insurance policy: paddlers need to have their own insurance since we only provide insurance to our crew.
  • Tips for guides – we pay our guides and porters fairly but if you want you can tip them personally.


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Karnali White Water Rafting and Kayaking Expedition – 10 Days
From $ 1,200
/ Adult