Bheri River Rafting commences either by taking a one and half hour flight to Nepalgunj or a 627 km long drive from Kathmandu. The flight provides an opportunity for spectacular views of the Himalayas. If you prefer to take the flight, a four-hour drive is required to reach Samjhighat, the put-in point. The drive itself is a unique experience, winding up through the Siwalik Hills and passing local villages.
One of the best for river rafts in the world, the Lower Karnali comprises a major river journey. Depending on the water level in the river, the jungle corridor could take as long as four days. The Seti river mixes from the right once the gorge is exited and the river grade drops to Class 2. After a day or two of rafting, the river meets Bheri coming from the left. The place has a pleasurable camping beach if you intend to reach the take-out point at lunchtime the following day. Chisopani, the take-out point is an impressive bridge spanning the river with plenty of shops selling food, soft drinks, and cold beer. The return journey to Kathmandu is about twenty hours’ drive with alternative returns via the Bardia National Park or a two hours bus ride to Nepalgunj from where flights are available to Kathmandu.
Day 01:Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Drive to SamhjiGhat
Day 02:Arrival at Kumalgaun Camp for overnight stay.
Day 04:Royal Bardia National Park
Day 05:Drive from Bardia National Park back to Kathmandu.
Day 01Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj and Drive to SamhjiGhatAfter an hours flight with spectacular views of the Himalayas we reach Nepalgunj. We further take a trive to SamjhiGhat, the put-in point which takes three to four hours. The drive itself is a unique experience - winding up through the Siwalik Hills and passing through local villages. On arrival at the starting point, you can rest at your own tented camp by the bank of the Bheri River. Dinner around the camp.
Day 02Arrival at Kumalgaun Camp for overnight stay.After breakfast we dismantle the camps and starts on our adventure down the Bheri River. After 20 minutes, the river’s first big rapid arrives. Bherilies in the remote region which is still a relatively unexplored river in the west of Nepal. The river’s first section is quite rough with twisted bends creating many exciting rapids. We stop for lunch beside the river and relax by exploring the surrounding area, engaging in bird watch or simply lazing in the midday sun. The raft continues along the white water with more rapids before it comes torest atarandom sandy beaches.
Day 03JamuJamu the "Exciting" section gives way to a narrow gorge with vertical cliffs of 200-300 feet on either side interspersed with an open valley where there are small villages. This area is generally scenic but here too white-water in encountered. Overnight stay in a camp along the pristine beach.
Day 04Royal Bardia National Park We set out for last day of the raft. The river still holds a few surprises with several exciting rapids to be encountered. We arrive at the confluence of the Bheri River and the Karnali River after about an hour. Once again, the river enters another gorge section and opens onto the huge plains of the southern Terai region of Nepal, the entrance to Royal Bardia National Park.
Day 05Drive from Bardia National Park back to Kathmandu.You can also opt for wildlife activities on National Park.
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