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10 Days
Availability : Available
Trip Facts


Availability: Departure date on request
River Days: 10 Days- most popular run, adrenaline magic of Himalayan flow
Rafting Grade: 3-5 Class


Trip Type:
expedition run
Best Season: September to May
Put in Point: Dungeshwor
Ending Point: Chisapani



Transportation: Private Jeep/Van/Bus or tourist bus
Accommodation: At River Beach-tented camp or mass dome of the raft with trap, lunch, dinner, and breakfast

Tour Details

Karnali I River is the longest river of Nepal which is one of the challenging and entertaining destinations for rafting. This offers a wide variety of fauna and flora including dense forests, jungle and also remote villages.  There is also the option to visit Bardia National Park and explore the jungle at the end of the trip. Karnali river rafting is an ideal for adventure seekers to experience adventures a more unique experience of Nepal, stunning scenery, great river action and all the benefits of a long river trip in.

The river flows into remote areas of the immaculate jungle with abundant wildlife, birds, and fish. This journey commences from the Dhungeshwor, which is around a 24-hour drive from Kathmandu; whereas the take-out point is Chisapani (578 kilometers from Kathmandu). The first part of Karnali River Rafting is quite technical as it drops into imposing canyons, massive current and rapids while toward end river gradient begins to ease as it enters into the huge plain, the river starts to broaden, the jungle became more and thicker. Our reputed company has experienced rafters who have run all the rivers and we provide you skills technique and knowledge about rafting which makes your adventure safe.  There will always be a guide in every boat who will give instructions on paddling and pick out the safest route on the river. We are always ready to help you there in any condition to make your trip memorable and joyful.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue, and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professionally trained and certified safety kayaks.
  • Gear raft support.
  • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment, including boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs, dry bags and Pelican boxes.
  • Accommodation in a camp and all necessary facilities including two man tents, shelters, simple mattress and sleeping bag, toilet tents, etc.
  • Team photos (photos videos by our team)
  • Treated drinking water.
  • Two-way transportation.
  • River permits.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • High Spirit trekking bag/duffel bag, T-shirt.
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses and all the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate bars and hot shower during the trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and staffs.
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in &"Trip Includes" section etc.


  • High Spirit T-Shirt

Day 1:Drive to Surkhet from Kathmandu, which takes about 15/16 hours. We will spend the night there.(Lodging + B-L-D),

Day 02:After breakfast, You will head towards Dhugeshwor, which is a 6 to 7 hours’ drive from Surkhet. (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast we begin our tour of four amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These
include the architecturally rich Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati
Nath, the interesting ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath) and Bauddha Nath Stupa which
is one of the largest stupas in the world. After completing our tour late in the
afternoon, we drive to Himalayan Glacier’s office for a brief meeting about our trek and
get to know our team leader (guide) and fellow travelers.

Day 03: You Preparations for the rafting will begin on the third day, where we have to through the rapid called “1st Inquiry”. Guide will be guided for safety and paddling instructions. We will camp on the river bank this day.

All treks to Everest begin from Luka where we will be flying to early in the morning, right
after breakfast. The flight will be an interesting one since we will be flying amidst the
grand Himalayas in a Twin Otter airplane. We begin our short trek to Phakding
immediately after landing. At one hour’s gradual descent, we will be at a Cheplung
village from where we have a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila (18900ft), a sacred mountain
which has never been climbed. From Cheplung, we continue descending to Phakding
and spend the night.

Day 04:After the breakfast, we’ll start our journey. We will come across big rapids like Jail house.

We begin our trek on uphill and downhill trails with multiple crossings over Dudh Koshi
River and a magnificent view of Mt. Thamserku (21,675ft) from the Benkar village. We
cross more bridges and reach the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo,
where our trekking permits are checked. We walk furthermore and pass through Jorsale
village before reaching Namche Bazaar. From here, we get beautiful views of the
Himalayas including Everest, Lhotse, Tawache and others. Overnight in Namche Bazaar.

Day 05: Today we will hit some rapids of God House, Juicer, Flip and Strip. After rafting further down the river we will reach the conference of Seti Beni, camp site for the day.

This is the first of the three scheduled rest days which will help us acclimatize to the
high altitude. Since experts believe that it is better to stay active even during rest days
for better trekking experience we are going to spend the day enjoying small hikes in and
around Namche Bazaar. We hike up to Everest View Hotel to enjoy admirable views of

the Himalayan vista. On our way back to Namche we also tour the Khumjung Monastery
(houses a yeti scalp!) and Hillary School. Our guide can also take us to the Tourist Visitor
Center near the headquarter of the Sagarmatha National Park where we can observe an
assortment of things related to the first Everest ascenders, Sherpa culture and learn
about the various plant and animal life in the Everest region. Overnight in Namche

Day 06: We will remain unrest at Seti Beni for this day. .

Day 07:Today we Raft entire day y. You will get to witness some enchanting scrivener and hit a few small rapids which will be like relaxing after two days of a thrilling experience. The camp site.

Day 08: Today we rafting trip will continue at an unspoiled beach.

Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mt. Everest, Ama
Dablam or Imja Tse. The village is beautiful with an array of fields enclosed by stone
walls to protect barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold wind and grazing
animals. We spend a day at Dingboche for acclimatization. We take a day hike to
Nagarjun Hill for great views of Makalu, Lhotse, Chalotse, Tawache, Ama Dablam and

Day 09:We will continue to raft this day while enjoying the beautiful scrivener and relax throughout the journey as the frequency of the rapids start to decrease.

Our trail passes through stone-walled fields and Imja Khola valley before entering glacier
moraines amidst towering Himalayas. The trail continues to Bibre which is a yak
herdsman place. From here, directly across the valley is the fantastic Ama Dablam and
the Amphu Labsa mountains. The trail ahead is intersected by icy streams. We continue
our walk for around half an hour and reach Chhukung. After lunch, we begin our trek
towards Chhukung Ri. The climb to Chhukung Ri involves some easy scrambling near the
summit. From the top, we can look directly across the valley for a fantastic view of Ama
Dablam and Amphu Labcha peaks. We descend back to Chhukung to spend the night.

Day 10: On the final day of our rafting trip, we will reach Chisapani. You can either drive back to Kathmandu or you can fly back to Kathmandu from Nepalgunj.

We begin today’s trek very early in the morning to reach the highest part of the entire
trip which is Kongma La pass. We can either take a trail over a hill which is to the
northwest of Chhukung over the Nuptse Glacier moraines or we can walk back to Bibre
and trek on the trail above the Niyang Khola. The top of the pass is marked by cairns and
Buddhist prayer flags. The final descent from the pass is the most difficult part of today’s
journey. After climbing the moraine on the far side, the trail turns north through
Khumbu Glacier which takes us to Lobuche. Overnight at Lobuche.