river travellers who have rafted or kayaked down the Karnali - Nepal's
mightiest river, will agree that it is one of the best trips offered
anyhwere. Karnali lies in the western part of the kingdom in the
whats called the " Wild West" of Nepal, an area only recently
opened to tourism.
in the vicinity of Tibet's holy Mount Kailash, the Karnali carves
the Himalayan landscape into a series of magnificent gorges and
canyons as it descends slowly into the forests of western Nepal.
Seasonal snow melts and storms can cause the river levels to swell
drastically and create the extremes of white water rafting.
In high water
the Karnali is a serious undertaking with fairly straightforward,
yet huge rapids. Even at lower levels it is still not a walk in
the park, as the rapids become more constricted and the gradient
steeper. One highlight of this classic river journey is a 7 km long
gorge "Thrill-a-minute roller-coaster ride" with rapids
at every bend. Truly though, any season suits the Karnali.
Nepal funds a school along the banks of the Karnali river. A portion
of every Karnali trip is donated to the school. Your expedition
will not only be a great experience, but a meaningful contribution
to the future by providing supplies for the school children. If
you would like more information about this and other non-profit
activities we organize, please do not hesitate to contact us.