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Karnali river rafting 10 days tour (Paddle Nepal)

Nepal’s longest and largest river, the Karnali springs forth from Mount Kailash, a sacred moutain in Tibet important to both Buddhist and Hindu. Flowing south into Nepal, it forms the major drainage system for the western districts before dropping off into dramatic canyons raging with big volume whitewater and eventually flowing into remote areas of pristine jungle rich with wildlife.

The first half of this river journey into the “wild west” offers incredible whitewater excitement, commonly described as “a thrill a minute roller coaster ride”. The second half of the trip settles down into some more moderate & gentle rapids and eventually a relaxed float rewarded by dramatic and hugely varied pristine and unspoiled wilderness.

The Karnali River finishes at the famous Bardia National Park – the most jungle in Nepal rich in wildlife. Many consider this spectacular journey one of the finest rafting rivers in the world and is our crew favorite expedition in Nepal.



10 days


IV / IV+


Paddle Nepal Lakeside Center, Pokhara

6am (private bus)


Dungeswar / 17 hours from Pokhara

(option to fly Kathmandu to Nepalgunj)


Chisapani / 13 hours to Pokhara

(option to fly Nepalgunj to Kathmandu)


Paddle Nepal Lakeside Center, Pokhara

(private bus)


Day 1 = lunch & dinner

Days 2 – 9 = breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 10 = breakfast


7 nights riverside beach camping

1 night hotel outbound

1 night camp or hotel inbound


Open: Sep. – May

Best: Oct. – Nov. and Mar. to April

Chaksibari Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Nepal Reopens For Tourism On August 17 2020

As of August 17th, 2020 the following businesses will resume operations

International flights

Hotels and accommodation facilities

Tourism related activities


Trekking and climbing permits

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