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Boutique trekking in the Himalaya

Nominated in the category "Best in Mountain Environment" on "Virgin Holidays, Responsible Tourism Awards 2010, 2011"

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Trip Facts

  • River: Karnali - Tamakoshi - Sunkoshi
  • Group Size: Min-4
  • Days: 10
  • Rapid Class: III to IV
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Type of Tour: Whitewater Rafting, Activity Holiday
  • Trip Cost: USD 670

White water Rafting Karnali River

Trip Overview

Most experienced river travellers who have rafted or kayaked down the Karnali- Nepal's mightiest river, agree that it is one of the best trips offered anyhwere. Karnali lies in the western part of the nation in what is called the 'Wild West' of Nepal, an area only recently opened for tourism.

Rising 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 level to swell drastically and create the extremes of white water rafting.

White water Rafting Karnali River

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.

Ultimate Descents 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 for you but will also be a meaningful contribution for the school children. If you would like more information about this and other non-profit activities that we organize, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cost includes: All meals, transportation to the put-in point and back from the take-out point, all rafting equipments and accommodation on a twin sharing basis.

Cost does not include: Sleeping bags/ mattresses, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses and insurance.

Fall 2011
17 September – 26 September 08 November -17 November
01 October – 10 October 17 November - 26 November
09 October – 18 October 26 November -05 December
21 October – 30 October 07 December -16 December
30 October – 08 November  

* Medium high flows.

** Due to pre-monsoon storms and snowmelt, expeditions at these times will be high flows.

*** With monsoon season, the river gets wild and very high, so expect more challenging rivers…

Client Reviews

My husband and I went on a trek in Nepal this past August, and we had a fabulous time. It was truly the most unique, beautiful outdoor travel experience that either of us have ever had. For anyone considering trekking in the Himalayas, we highly recommend Raj Tamang as a guide. His company, Responsible Adventures ( and (, is professional and customer-service oriented. We were amazed at the ways that Raj and his employees went above and beyond to make this experience memorable for us. Raj is a 'walking encyclopedia' of information about the culture and history of Nepal, and his confident, welcoming nature put us at ease. He was experienced at facilitating positive, genuine interaction between Himalayan villagers and Western trekkers such as ourselves, and that made all the difference in our 10 days touring the Manang valley. His company offers a service that is truly a cut above the rest.

We can't wait for another opportunity to trek with Raj! Feel free to check out our story and pics at

Elise and Josh Drexler
Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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