Sacred River- Scared Landscapes "Save the Karnali Expedition" - 45 days

 Karnali is the last and most pritine himalayan river. Nepal's mightiest river, agree that it is one of the best trips offered anywhere. 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. most experienced river, who have rafted or kayaked  down the karnali. 

                                                                     Karnali River Exploration Expedition Itinerary
DATES
DAYS
PROGRAMS
HALT 
PLAN
April 2nd
1
Arrival KTM (Sunday) and transfer to your hotel and meet the group
TBA-
BB
April 3rd 
2
In Kathmandu, apply Visa


April 4th
3
Tour in Kathmandu


April 5th
4
Get Chinese visa and issue Nepal Trek permit
TBA
BB
April 6th
5
Fly to Lhasa and stay there
Yak Hotel 3*
D
April 7th
6
Acomotization day with sightseeing, visit to patyala palace and Jokham Monastry and overnight at hotel in Lhasa
Shanhai Hotel
D
April 8th
7
Drive to Dongba 4500m. 415 Kms. 9-10hrs
Camp
BLD
April 9th
8
Drive to Manasarovar Lake 4550m. Cross Mayum La Pass 5225m. 235kms. 5-6 hrs
Camp
BLD
April 10th
9
Drive to Mabchakhambab (Karnali River Source)
Camp
BLD
April 11th
10
Trek along with river
Camp
BLD
April 12th
11
Trek along with river
Camp
BLD
April 13th
12
Trek along with river
Camp
BLD
April 14th
13
Trek along with river
Camp
BLD
April 15th
14
Trek along with river to Hilsa
Camp
BLD
April 16th
15
Trek over Nara La pass 4500m, to Thado Dunga 3800m. 6-7 hours
Camp
BLD
April 17th
16
Trek to Tumkot Khola 3300m. 5-6 hours
Camp
BLD
April 18th
17
Trek to Salli Khola 2800m. 6-7 hours
Camp
BLD
April 19th
18
Trek to Dharapori 2600m. 6-7 hours
Camp
BLD
April 20th
19
Trek to Simikot and prepare for next lag of expedition
Camp
BLD
April 21st
20
Rest day at Simikot and prepare for next lag of expedition
Camp
BLD
April 22nd
21
Start Kayaking trip to Nalla (Kharpunath) 3-4 hours
Camp
BLD
April 23rd
22
Continue Kayaking to Sunkhada 5-6hours
Camp
BLD
April 24th
23
Kayaking to Ghat Khola 4-5 hours
Camp
BLD
April 25th
24
Kayaking to Ghat Chaur 5 hours
Camp
BLD
April 26th
25
Kayaking Bina (Mugu) 5-6 hours
Camp
BLD
April 27th
26
Kayaking
Camp
BLD
April 28th
27
Kayaking
Camp
BLD
April 29th
28
Kayaking to Fayal Gaun 4-5 hours
Camp
BLD
April 30th
29
Kayaking to Manama 3-4hrs / Rukum
Camp
BLD
May1st
30
Panchadewal Rest Day
Camp
BLD
May 2nd
31
Raft to Daab, the proposed Dam site and meet rafting crew
Camp
BLD
May 3rd
32
Raft to Dungeshwor
Camp
BLD
May 4th
33
Raft Dungeshwor to Ravaldey
Camp
BLD
May 5th
34
Raft to Scorpian Beach
Camp
BLD
May 6th
35
Raft to Seti Confluence
Camp
BLD
May 7th
36
Rest Day
Camp
BLD
May 8th
37
Raft to Red Rock Canyon
Camp
BLD
May 9th
38
Raft to Quiney and camp
Camp
BLD
May 10th
39
Raft to Chisapani down, Camp in Bardia National Park
Camp
BLD
May 11th
40
Camp at Monatapu
Camp
BLD
May 12th
41
Monatapu to Monaghat (Indian Border and drive to jungle lodge for lunch)


May 13th
42
Jungle Lodge (Explore Bardia National Park)


May 14th
43
Drive to Nepalgunj Airport and fly to KTM, wrap up the expedition


May 15th
44
Rest day in KTM and sight seeing


May 16th
45
Fly back


BB - Breakfast L-Lunch and D- Dinner
 

US $............. On 12 person group size
 

Single Supplement USD 450
 

NOTE: Second league of Expedition will start from 25th September.

                                    Itinerary of Second League for Karnali Expedition.

Date
Day
Activities
25- Sep
   1
Arrival KTM( Sunday) and transfer to your hotel and meet the group
26- Sep
   2
Fly to nepalgunj and drive to mona ghat Indian border
27- Sep
   3
Start on motored raft on avatar 70 to 90km a day for 6days
28- Sep
   4
Activities
29- Sep
   5
Activities
30- Sep
   6
Activities
1- Oct
   7
Activities
2-Oct
   8
Arrive Delhi and Fly to Ktm
3- Oct
   9
Wrap up the program with previous report.
4- Oct
  10
Fly back to home


Note: During the entire expedition we will have briefing, debriefing sessions every day about findings and for the next day program. We expect to cover 70 to 80 Km a day with all the stops for water testing. Experts must submit the draft report and the time to submit report will be notified on the last day of expedition.

       

Name
Units
Organization/ from
Megh Ale Expedition Leader
 
NRCT
Ramesh Bhusal-Journalist
 
NRCT/NEFEJ
Vimal Thapa- Tour leader/Birder
 
Nature-treks.com/BCN/NRCT
Ben
 
 
Kripa

 
Local Kayaker
  1
 
International Kayaker
  1
 
Karen
  2
 
Scientist
  1
 
ICIMOD
  1
 
National Geographic Team
  2
 
WWP representative

 
Representative from India
 
 
Representative from China
 
 
Doctor
 
 
Pani Project
 
 
Total number
  10
 

Expedition Team Members:  

The above package cost includes: 

· Double sharing room with food in restaurant in Lhasa and Shigatse and cooked food onward Dongba

·  Double sharing tent with all camping and camping equipment during trek in Nepal and Tibet

·  Mules for luggage on Trek

·  Food during trek in Nepal and Tibet

·  Supporting camping crew

·  Humla Trek Permit fee

·  Simikot DDC fee

·  Hilsa community porter fee

·  Horde or Yak in Tibet for luggage

·  A truck for stuff pick up from Kyirong

·  All Tibet Alien travel permit and Rafting permit

·  Tibetan Guide and hotel in Purang

·  Tibet Tour by Deluxe Tourist bus

·  Chinese visa and visa service

·  Kathmandu/Lhasa flight

·  All logistics and camping, food and staffs in Nepal

·  Kayaking equipment and experts

·  Rafting equipment and experts

·  Local private transportation in Nepal

·  3 nights in Bardia lodge on full board

·  Nepalgunj/Kathmandu flight

·  Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu

·  Any applicable government tax

 The above package cost does not include  Lunch and dinner and sightseeing in Kathmandu

·  Personal clothing and sleeping bag

·  Personal Insurance of client

·  Filming permit (since not allowing)

·  Emergency evacuation

·  Rerouting and leaving tours in between and cost of porter of other staffs

· Cost incur due to any unforeseen events  Anything that is not mentioned in included section

 NOTE

 · Tibet close for tourist in the month of march and open first week of April. Earliest we can enter Tibet by second week

· of April 2018  Tibet visa is not granting for passport holder those travel in Muslim countries after 2015

·  Chinese authority in Tibet and as well as Kathmandu can anytime reject the visa approval, permit and visa in last

· moment if they suspect the involvement of fee Tibet or qualm  Do not take any book containing Dalai Lama's picture, free Tibet stickers can Tibetan flag

·  Filming is not allowing in this region due to political reason. However, we can take small handy cam and film in river

· while raftThe given cost is valid for foreign tourist group only. For Indian pax need minimum of 5 Indian and visa is issue in Chinese Embassy Delhi. Cost may differ since Indian group is operate by China Indian Pilgrimage Service Center (CIPSC) RISK AND LIABILITY  Nature-treks.com will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant.

·  However, all the Tibet tours are run strictly under Tibet Tourism Bureau. There for Nature treks.com or its Tibet agent

· shall not be responsible for any change or alterations of programs due to any unavoidable circumstances such as road blockage, landslide, and snow, political unrest cancellation of flight, delay arrivals, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot.  it is most advisable for clients to have full insurance against personal medical, helicopter evacuation and trip

· cancellation  Chinese authority in Tibet and as well as Kathmandu Consular section can any time reject the visa approval, permit and

· visa in last moment if they suspect the involvement of free Tibet.

 BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY 

·  Minimum 3 month advance booking is needed to secure the flight tickets and hotel room with advance payment of 10%

·  of total trip cost by bank.  Rest payment can transfer by bank or on arrival with cash

·  We accept Credit card of client those trek in Nepal and airfare charges but bank charges 4 % extra on the top of cost

·  10% Two weeks prior to departure date

·  20% One-week prior to departure date

·  30% 3 days prior to departure date

·  No refund will be applied for cancellation when arrived in Kathmandu and cancel the trip

RISK AND LIABILITY

· Nature-treks.com will put every effort to make your journey smooth and pleasant.

·  However, all the Tibet tours are run strictly under Tibet Tourism Bureau. There for Nature treks.com or its Tibet agent

· shall not be responsible for any change or alterations of programs due to any unavoidable circumstances such as road blockage, landslide, and snow, political unrest cancellation of flight, delay arrivals, sickness or accidents. Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot.  it is most advisable for clients to have full insurance against personal medical, helicopter evacuation and trip

· cancellation  Chinese authority in Tibet and as well as Kathmandu Consular section can any time reject the visa approval, permit and

· visa in last moment if they suspect the involvement of free Tibet.

REFUND OD UNUSED SERVICES

 If any leg of the journey cannot be availed due to bad weather conditions or certain areas are off bound due to restrictions imposed by the government, refund will be made but after deducting the refund charges as per rules and regulation of Nepal national bank (Nepal Rastra Bank).