River, the largest and longest river in Nepal, is the destination of most
rafters in Nepal. Karnali river, known as Ghaghara in India, literally means
' holy water from the sacred mountain'. The river is ideal for long rafting
trips. The lowland trek joining strength with few impressive canyons makes
Karnali an unforgettable river rafting trip in Nepal. While kayaking in the
river one passes amidst dense forests and picturesque natural beauty. For
the lovers of big volume river rafting, Karnali river is safe to recommend.
||Mid Western Nepal
||Largest and longest river
|Best Season to Visit
- October to Decenber
- March to May
||Royal Bardia National Park
Rafting in Karnali river is not an ordinary trip for any rafter. The trek
comes for the rafters' enjoyment with some of the most beautiful canyongs in
Nepal. Diversity in flora and fauna is incredible. Rapids in the river get
huge after the monsoon rains. Flow of the water increases when river slices
through some narrow canyons. Those who desire to experience breathtaking
scenery, scintillating action and enjoyment of a long trip should go for a
ride in Karnali river.
Rapids like 'Flip and Strip', 'Captivity' and 'Gods House' compete with one
another for providing excitement to the rafters. The river broadens as it
bids adieu to the the mountains. Beaches become more beautiful and forests
The rapids you encounter in the early part are comparatively easy, but as
you enter the main canyon it becomes thrill every minute. There is a rapid
waiting for you every corner. The rafting expedition here is for expert
rafters. Not underestimate the trip for the terrain is wild. In case you
have decided to take the services of a commercial company, properly check
out theri experience on the river. Second half of the Karnali could come as
an anti-climax for the few, for it has little white water. But plenty of
wilderness and wildlife make up for it.
Safari at Royal National Bardia Park
- Majestic view of the Himalayas
- Gorgeous rapids like God's House, and gorges like Jungle Corridor
- Kayaking opportunity
- Spectacular scenery
- One of the finest stretches of white water in the world.
The Karnali river slices through the Royal Bardia National Wildlife
Preserve, arguably the finest wildlife reserve in Nepal. Bardia of today is
what Chitwan was 20 years ago. Stays at the luxurious Tiger Tops lodge and
tented camp are very exciting . One can enjoy plethora of activities ranging
from elephant safaris, canoeing amongst marsh mugger crocodiles, jungle
walks and bird watching in the park.
- Karnali is fed from the melting snow-capped Himalaya ranges.
- Karnali is known as the Ghagra River in India.
- Karnali flows through one of the most remote and least explored areas
- It is one of premier fishing rivers of Nepal.