Karnali River Rafting

  • Destination: Nepal

Karnali River is one of the biggest and longest river located in the far western region. The river has its origin in Tibet and enters into Nepal through Humla district and flows downstream to drain the subtropical jungles of Southern Nepal.

Karnali River rafting is the longest rafting experience you will ever get in Nepal. It is filled with thrilling rides and excitement, with rapids ranging from extreme to moderate. The river has been graded 4-5 in difficulty scale. The river cuts through jungles, gorges, mountains and settlements allowing you intimate moments with nature and wildlife. One of the highlights of the trip is passing through the Mahabharat mountain ranges, also called lesser Himalaya, dropping down to Bardia National Park, which is inhabited by Tigers, elephants and blackbucks.

The total duration of the rafting trip is 10 days although shorter trips can also be arranged. The put in point for the rafting is Sauli and the take out point is Chisapani. You can either fly to Birendranagar or take a day long bus ride to reach Sauli.

The best season for Karnali River rafting September through November and March through May. Our trips are led by experienced rafting guides who know the rivers intimately along with local culture and nature. We also provide raft boats, paddles, helmets, wet suits, life jackets and first aid kit.