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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.