Nepals longest and largest river, the Karnali, springs forth from the base of Mt. Kailash in Tibet, the center of the universe for both the Buddhist and Hindu religions. Flowing south into Nepal it forms the major drainage system of the western districts.The Karnali is one of the finest BIG volume river trips in the world, a classic expedition into Nepals remote, unpopulated wild west.

From our starting point at Sauli the river drops into imposing canyons filled with powerful, big volume white water. These canyons flow into scarcely populated areas of pristine jungle teeming with abundant bird and wildlife. Rapids like Captivity, Flip and Strip and Gods House are separated by just enough easier water to regroup and prepare for the next big challenge. Towards the end of the trip the river gradient begins to ease as the Karnali leaves the mountains and flows out into the Genetic plains of the Terai. The jungle thickens as the river broadens, and the pristine Beaches become bigger and more beautiful.

Fitness Level : Challenging
Group Size :4-12
Best Season : Sep-Dec, Feb-May                     River Grade: III-V+

 Itinerary Outline

Day 1 :Drive OR Fly to Surkhet, Overnight at Hotel. 

Day 2 :Drive to Karnali River at Sauli-Raft- Overnight at River Camp.

Day 3 :Full Day Rafting, Overnight at River Camp.

Day 4 :Rafting Day- Overnight at River Camp.

Day 5 :Rafting Day- Overnight at River Camp

Day 6 :Rafting Day-Overnight at River Camp.

Day 7 : Rest Day-Overnight at River Camp.

Day 8/9 : Rafting Day- Overnight at River Camp

Day 11 : Drive back to onward destination.


We will use tented accommodation with wel-managed campsite at peaceful river beach. you will enjoy the smooth sound of water during the night where you can hear the friendly amicable mornign sounds of birds. we will use hotel at Surkhet. 


We will fully prepare with our camping gears with food with us. we will buy fresh food while there will be village possible. We are always conscious of serving hygienic western/continental meals. Our chefs are Knowledgeable in Nepalese and international cuisines. The vegetables are iodine treated.

Day 1 : Drive OR Fly to Surkhet, Overnight at Hotel. 
We meet at the office at 7am (Pokhara or Kathmandu) with your bags ready to go. This is a long bus journey, so be prepared with water etc. We travel to the far west and arrive in Surkhet very late/early hours of the morning. You are able to have a sleep here.

Day 2 : Drive to Karnali River at Sauli-Raft- Overnight at River Camp.
After breakfast, we will take a truck as far as the road goes until about lunch time (this all depends on flexible). After lunch we walk all afternoon to the put-in point at Sauli. A great walk which highlights just how "out there" you really are. You pass local villages and spectacular scenery, and then you hear the river!

Day 3 : Full Day Rafting, Overnight at River Camp.
The River gives the team time to build and there is enough challenging rapids and water flow to allow for learning errors. We still manage to get at least one great class iv rapid in. We camp and get excited about tomorrow.

Day 4 : Rafting Day- Overnight at River Camp.
This is the type of day that people imagine when they think of Himalayan water. It is BIG and it is 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! Enjoy the ride all day and camp in this sensational setting.

Day 5 : Rafting Day- Overnight at River Camp
More of the same including the notorious GOD’S HOUSE rapid. Don't forget to take in the bird life which is equally as abundant as the lush vegetation. Camp and relax.

Day 6 : Rafting Day-Overnight at River Camp.
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 breathe taking scenery.

Day 7 :  Rest Day-Overnight at River Camp.
This is a holiday after all, so we have programmed a rest day so you can take time to enjoy your surroundings and relax on a great sandy beach.

Day 8/9 :  Rafting Day- Overnight at River Camp
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 and 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. You see there is more to a rafting expedition than just rafting.

Day 11 :  Drive back to onward destination.
We arrive back at Kathmandu/Pokhara, in the early morning of the eleventh day. What a journey!!!

Cost Include

All rafting equipments with guide

 Full meals while you are on the river

 Round trip transportation by tourist vehicle

 River permit

 Meals, Western and continental food 

 Breakfast, lunch, dinner, during your rafting trip

 Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts

 Lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles

 Wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers

 Dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment

 Safety Kayak, Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc), 

 Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire

 Insurance for all of our staff and their transportation

 First aid kid box.

Cost Exclude

 Any Kinds of Cold Drinks

 Alcoholic beverages during the whole trip

 Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip

 Emergency evacuation

 Things of personal use

 Clients insurance

 Private Transportation

 Additional Activities

 Sleeping Bags

 Extra hours/Day Raft (can be arrange on request)

 Tips to Staffs