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Karnali River Rafting/Kayaking


‘River Karnali’ – meaning ‘Holy Water from the Sacred Mountain’

Duration: (10 days)

Season Grading                Water Volume

September – December                5              Approx.550 cumecs

January – May    5-            Approx. 300 cumecs

June – August    Probably not      Approx. 1350 cumecs

Location, Transportation and Schedule:

From Kathmandu to Kalyandada via Birendranagar involves a 22 hour bus journey dividing 2 or 3 days. (Or  one hour flight to Birandranagar, on additional cost, then a 2 hour bus drive). There is a orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, meeting your fellow rafters and your raft guide From Kalyandada there is a 2 to 3 hour trek to Kareleghat, the connect point for rafting on Karnali river. Porters transport all the rafting equipment and other necessities for the river trip. The 180km river action takes between 6 to 7 days. Bus transportation is provided from the take-off point of Karnali river rafting at Chisapani to either Pokhara (10 hours) or Kathmandu (16 hours). Don’t worry all is with All Trekkers Team. And you are with Trekkers Team.


This lowland trek in rafting combined with some of the most beautiful canyons originate in Nepal, makes Karnali rafting/kayaking the most memorable/wonderful. Among the river trips available in this country, it is often a favorite river trip of guides and rafters alike. There is a wide variety of flora and fauna including dense forests, jungle and also remote villages.

After monsoon rains the white water of Karnali river is demanding and huge, though relatively straightforward. As the river flows through some quite narrow canyons the flow of the water increases, as does the pace of the river. In low water the demands on the rafter are more technical, though equally exciting.

Karnali rafting is an ideal trip for those wanting a more unique experience, stunning scenery, great river action and all the benefits of a long river trip in Nepal. In addition, it has the external advantage of the Switch off point, being ideally situated for those wishing to visit Bardia National Park this is a golden and only one coincident. Karnali River is one of the best river in Nepal for fishing!

What we provide:

Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit. We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied by All Trekkers Team upon request.

All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What you need bring with you:

Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A handy-cam is best company to prison the eye catching scenes.

Be aware of:

Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request if any desire and demand you have vegetarian meals if required.


All Trekkers Team takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with adequate experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques are their inner career.

We heartily welcome to Karnali River Rafting/Kayaking with the best company and hospitality of All Trekkers’ Team and feel the reality being with us.