The Karnali is Nepal's longest and largest river and with its tributaries, it drains most of the Far West of Nepal. The rapids are also pretty wild, with the river building to its climax in these lower canyons. In terms of volume, the river is comparable to the Sun Kosi, but the Karnali is more constrained by its canyon walls, giving bigger, more continuous and serious rapids. This constrained nature of the river means that any increase in volume has a more pronounced effect on the difficulty of the rapids and this makes it a river that is best run at low flows. Highest extreme instantaneous discharge measured at Chisapani was an incredible 21,700 cu secs.
Here you can enjoy one of the finest big volume rafting and kayaking trips in Nepal and definitely the best combination trip of trekking, white water rafting and wilderness.
Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj. From there, you will drive to Sauli (Tallo Dungeshowr) that takes about 8 hours. Stay overnight at camp in Sauli riverbank. [L, D]
Start rafting from Sauli to Jail House which takes about 5-6 hrs. Stay overnight at camp in Jail House side. [B, L, D]
Today, you will do rafting of about 5 hours from Jail House to Tatalighat. Stay overnight at camp in Tatalighat. [B, L, D]
Rafting from Tatalighat to Thuligad which takes about 6 hrs. Stay overnight at camp. [B, L, D]
Start rafting from Thuligad to Tamcha which takes about 6 hrs. Stay overnight at camp in Tamcha. Tamcha is the best suitable place for catching large number of fishes. [B, L, D]
Today, your rafting continues after breakfast to Bijaura takes about 5 hours. En route you will enjoy fishing. Stay overnight at camp in Bijaura (Jiragadi). [B, L, D]
From Bijaura, your today’s rafting reaches to Bheri Karnali confluence. Stay overnight at camp in the riverbank nearby Bheri-Karnali confluence (Ghatgaun). [B, L, D]
Today, your rafting continues to Chisapani which takes 5 hours including fishing time. Stay overnight at hotel in Chisapani. [B, L, D]
From Chisapani, your final day of rafting goes to Tikapur (Sattighat) takes about 5 hours. Stay overnight at tourist standards hotel in Tikapur. [B, L, D]
Early morning after breakfast, drive from Tikapur to Nepalgunj which takes about 3.5 hours. Same day fly to Kathmandu. [B]
Nepal Duration: 7 DaysRafting in Karnali River with Fishing
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