Seti Karnali Fishing and Rafting Expedition – 6 Days

  • 6 Days

  • Mar-June, Sep-Nov

  • II to IV

  • 172 kms

One of the important tributaries of the Wild Karnali River, Seti Karnali is a remote river in the far-west Nepal however the airstrips at Nepalgunj, Dipayal and Chainpur make the access to the river relatively easier than our thinking. Splendid white beaches for camping, views of distant mountains and peaks like Api and Saipal, beautiful sceneries with plenty of wildlife viewing and encounter with some big bouncy rapids are the some major reasons of Seti Karnali Rafting. In certain sections, rafters are kept busy by the succession of rapids encountered at every bend. Starting with a steep gradient, it gradually eases as it flows down. Making Put-in-point at Gopeghat, Seti Karnali ends its rafting trips at Chisapani. October to December and February to May are considered as the best time to raft Seti Karnali.
Seti Karnali River is also famous for fishing trips in Nepal. Seti Karnali is the combination of the Rivers Seti and Karnali, where Seti flows from southern parts of Api Himal (7132m) and Saipal (7031m) and join with lower Karnali. The geographical structure of the river is remote. From the touristic view it is the less crowed touring place but it is famous for fishing and rafting.

In 5 days long fishing trips the golden mahseer (Tor putitora) and the silver mahseer (Tor tor), Sahar, Bokar, giant catfish, and Asla are our target to catch and play. In different destination we will fishing for different fishes.

Seti Karnali Fishing and Rafting Expedition – 6 Days-map


  • Day1

    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.

  • Day2

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

  • Day3

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

  • Day4

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

  • Day5

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

  • Day6

    From Todal Ghat to Chisapani, we will further go on rafting and after we take out we will drive to your onward destination.

What to Bring

  • Shorts / ½ pant
  • Sport Sandals
  • Shirts that will dry quickly
  • Swim suit
  • Warm layers (fleece, trousers)
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and batteries/chargers
  • Water Bottles
  • Flashlight
  • A little cash

What’s Included

  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue, and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professionally trained and certified safety kayakers.
  • Gear raft support
  • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment, including boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs, dry bags and Pelican boxes.
  • Accommodation in a camp and all necessary facilities including two man tents, shelters, simple mattress and sleeping bag, toilet tents, etc.
  • Treated drinking water
  • Two-way transportation (private bus while going, public bus on return, option to fly from Biratnagar – Kathmandu)
  • River permits.
  • Industry standard first aid kits
  • Team photos (photos videos by our team)
  • Included meals
    • Day 1 =  Lunch & Dinner
    • Day 2- 6 =  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Types of food provided:

    Throughout our expedition, we provide treated stream water for drinking. We employ crews with great culinary ability and provide breakfast, lunch and dinner during the expedition in a buffet style. So, yes you have the freedom to choose what you like. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know about it at the time of booking, so that we can arrange accordingly. 

    Sample menu for the expedition

  • Breakfast: Tea, Coffee, White chocolate, Muesli and Cornflakes, Yogurt. Eggs, Toast, Hashed potatoes, Pancakes, Porridge  etc.
  • Lunch : Bread, Cheese, Salami, Tuna, Sardines, Baked beans, Salads, Fresh fruits and Biscuits
  • Dinner: Pasta, French fries, Curries, Steamed or Fried vegetables. We may provide Nepali Dal, Bhat in rotation for longer trips.

What’s Not Included

  • Visas, flights, other taxes etc.
  • Personal items like toiletries, clothing, camera etc.
  • Alcohol and other packed food.
  • Insurance policy: paddlers need to have their own insurance since we only provide insurance to our crew.
  • Tips for guides – we pay our guides and porters fairly but if you want you can tip them personally.