KARNALI (Ten Days-rapid graded 4/5)Rafting in nepal
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Rafting in longest river of Nepal flowing through steep, jagged canyons with rapids tightly packed, offering continuous challenging water at all flows. Either a bus ride to far-western Nepal or flight. The river section takes about 7 days to navigate, even as you explore canyons and waterfalls. Starts with the panoramic remote area offering easy access from Surkhet.
Day 01 : Drive Kathmandu to Surkhet,
We travel to the far west and arrive in Surkhet very late/early hours of the next morning. we are able to have a sleep here.
Day 02 : Arrive at Sauli ( start point of rafting )
After early breakfast, we will take a truck as far as the road goes until about lunch time [this all depends on availability be flexible]. After lunch we walk all afternoon to the put-in point at Sauli. A great walk which high lights just how "out there" you really are. You pass local villages and spectacular scenery, and then you hit the river.
Day 03 : Rafting
After having heavy breakfast. we get ready for wild ride. This section of the River is terribly wild. Continuoues rapid makes rafter forget to breathe. We will take Lunch around at 1:00 pm afternoon and camping at 3:00 pm. O/n at Camp.
Day 04 : Rafting
This is the type of day that people imagine when they think of Himalayan water. It is big and continuous. We enter into the Jungle Corridor. This is a narrowing jungle clad gorge and it is all ours. The team building is put into full practice and when your guide shouts "all forward " he really means it. O/n at Camp.
Day 5 : Rafting
More of the same including the notorious GOD'S house rapid. O/n at Camp.
Day 6 : Rafting
It isn't over yet! Keep paddling hard! You really are experiencing the best of the west on yet another day of great action and breath taking scenery. O/n at Jamuna village on Camp.
Day 7 : Rest day at River bank
a rest day so you can take time to enjoy your surroundings and relax on a great sandy beach.
Day 8 - 9 : Rafting Period
We see the rapids dying off as we come out of the gorge. We pass the confluence with the Seti River where the river broadens. Today, the next day and a half are a chance to enjoy your journey admiring the country and villages you pass. You will have seen the safety kayakers in action and will no doubt be inspired, so ask the guides for some supervised instruction, or take over the raft and learn about the river.
Day 10 : Final Day of Rafting
This is the final day of river. We end this trip in the early afternoon at Chisopani Bridge & lunch is served there. You will get night bus to back to Kathmandu or you can enjoy in Bardia National Park, which is famous for bird watching and jungle activities.
• Professional English speaking licensed guide & safety kayakers, highly trained safety team.
• International name brand ISO certified rafting & kayaking equipment including full personal outfitting from essential paddles, helmets & life jackets to dry tops, wetsuits, dry bags, pelican boxes
• Camping accommodation. We have top of the line camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, personal tents, tarpaulins, mattresses, etc.
• 3 Meals a day. We provide fresh, delicious & hygienically prepared food while on the river, including tea, coffee & hot chocolate as well as drinking water
• Round trip private transportation
• River permits
• Industry standard first aid kits
• Unrelated transportation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc...
• Items of a personal nature (toiletries, clothing, camera etc)
• Alcohol and junk food
• Plastic bottled mineral water **we prefer to treat local stream water and help preserve our environment**
• Insurance **we provide insurance for our crew - but participants must be properly insured through an emergency medical travel plan**
• Photos **we may offer trip photography at a small additional cost - please inquire!**
• Tips for guides **if you feel that our crew did a great job, you are invited to offer a personal tip**