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Karnali River Rafting

Nepal’s longest and largest river, the Karnali springs forth from Mount Kailash, a sacred river in Tibet – the center of the universe for 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 white water and eventually flowing into remote areas of pristine jungle abundant with wildlife, birdlife and fish such as the highly prized mahseer.

The first half of this river journey into the “wild west” offers excellent white water 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 pristine and unspoiled wilderness.

The Karnali River finishes at the famous Bardia National Park – a more remote jungle and rich in wildlife such as tigers, rhino, crocodiles, deer, sloth bear, monkeys, birdlife, mahseer fish and more...

Many consider this spectacular journey one of the finest rafting rivers in the world!

If you are looking for a truly authentic and remote self support river expedition with extreme white water excitement, combined with a long, peaceful and relaxing float into pristine wilderness – then this is the right choice for you.

Please Note - The Karnali River is well outside of the earthquake affected areas of Nepal.  We have assessed the River and are happy to report the Karnali will be back open as usual for whitewater adventures after monsoon.

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