The Karnali is Nepal's longest and largest river. The area it flows through is wild and relatively unpolluted with some of the most pristine jungle scenarios in Nepal and abundant wildlife. The rapids are also pretty wilder in comparison to Sun Koshi. The Karnali is more constrained by its canyon walls, making bigger, more continuous and serious rapids. The access to the river is two days drive from Kathmandu.
Itinerary for Karnali River Rafting (10 Days)
Day 01 Drive to Bhutwal by private bus, camp at Bhutwal. Day 02 Drive to Surkhet and overnight camping.
OR Day 01 Fly to Nepalgunj, overnight at the hotel. Day 02 Drive to Surkhet and overnight camping. Day 03 Trek from Surkhet to Dhanigad, overnight camping. Day 04 Trek from Dhanigad to Kareleghat, camp at the river bank. Day 05 Rafting from Kareleghat and overnight camping. Day 06 Rafting day and camping on the beach. Day 07 Rafting day, camping on the beach near the confluence of the Seti River. Day 08 Rafting day, camping on the beach after passing Bijura Village. Day 09 Rafting to Chisapani, end of the trip, drive back to Kathmandu by private bus. Day 10 Arrival in Kathmandu
OR Day 09 Raft ends at Chisapani, drive to Nepalgunj and overnight at the hotel. Day 10 Fly back to Kathmandu.