Seti Karnali River Rafting

Seti Karnali River Rafting
Gopghat (Kanchapur) to Chisapani Pool (Bardia)
Duration
6 days
Distance
172.00 km
River Grade
III
Best Season
October/November and March/April/May

Highlights


A remote, beautiful, and little-travelled river that offers the same jungle wilderness and abundant wildlife as the Lower Karnali but at moderate difficulty.

The Seti rises wholly in Nepal on the flanks of the highest mountains in the Far West; Api 7132m, and Saipal 7031m and then flows south and southeast to join the Karnali. This is a remote valley, far from Kathmandu, that sees very few foreigners and has only had a few river descents. Although remote from Kathmandu, there is road access to the put in. Local people follow an unchanged lifestyle as subsistence farmers, and are naturally curious and friendly.

Rafting: This is not one of the main-line raft trips and you can be pretty well assured that you will be the only group on the river, probably that season! The rapids are fairly easy class three but the river flows through one of the remotest areas in Nepal with pristine jungle, plenty of wildlife and beautiful sandy beaches.

Kayaking: An easy river-trip and well recommended for the intermediate kayaker who wants to get away from everything! Great play potential and a steady current makes it a pleasant trip that will lead you straight into the Karnali and then into the Bardia National Park.

Trip Itinerary

We will fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj (1 hour) and approximately 7 hours to Gopghat from Nepalgunj, which is put-in-point and we will set our camp there.

Meal: Dinner 

Accommodation: Tent 

Early in the morning after taking breakfast, we will commence rafting from Gopghat to the Dipayal, setting our next day camp there.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Tent 

We will continue our rafting from Dipayal to Budhi Ganga confluence. We will set another camp there..


Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Tent 

Up to Seti karnali and Karnali confluence, we will continue our rafting where we spend our another night.


Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Tent 

We will raft from Karnali confluence to Toal Ghat and camp there.


Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Accommodation: Tent 

From Todal Ghat to Chisapani, we will further go on rafting and after we take out then drive to Nepalgunj for Kathmandu fly. 

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Cost includes

    • Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by Flight and Nepalgunj to Gopghat by Private vehicle
    • Chisapani to Nepalgunj by Vehicle and Nepalgunj to Kathmandu by flight
    • all ground transportation by private Vehicle 
    • Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
    • River Permit
    • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical   equipment
    • Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
    • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire
    • Safety Kayak
    • Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
    • Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
    • First aid kid box
    • Company T-Shirt

Cost doesn't include

    • Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
    • Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip
    • Emergency evacuation
    • Things of personal use
    • Member insurance
    • Private Transportation (If you want extra cost US$175 up to 6 people)
    • International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
    • Tips to Staffs
    • Sleeping bag (NRS.50 per night)

Please Bring Yourself

    • T-shirt
    • swimwear for on the river
    • Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover
    • Sunscreen and lip protector
    • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap
    • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
    • Personal medication
    • Flashlight
    • Footwear 
    • Reading book
    • Fishing hook (you can fishing in the Himalayan River)

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Prices starting from
Foreigners

$1,150 USD 1,050

per person


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Prices starting from
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$1,150 USD 1,050

per person


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