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The Great Karnali Quest 2022 🇳🇵

The Great Karnali Quest is the downriver raft race in the Karnali river starts from Rakam at Dailekh district ends to Daulatpur Ghat near Chisapani covering 242 Km in total. The Karnali is among the 5 best world class rivers for whitewater rafting. Karnāli, running southward across the strike of the Himalayan ranges—form transverse valleys

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Racing

Save the Karnali – Nepal’s last and most pristine free-flowing river

by Megh Ale and Karen Bennett The mighty Karnali, Nepal’s longest, largest, and least known river system is in peril. Of the three major river basins emerging from the Nepal Himalaya—the Koshi, Kali Gandaki, and Karnali—the Karnali is the only river that remains free-flowing. All others have been dammed for hydropower generation reflecting an increasingly

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Racing

The Great Karnali Quest – 242 kms of epic Downriver racing!

Karnali, the longest river in Nepal, is recognized as world class for whitewater rafting and is still the last free flowing river in Nepal. It originates from the base of mount Kailash, flowing across the beautiful landscape of Nepal before dispersing into the Ganges River. The Great Karnali Quest- sacred downriver raft race (probably the

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Guide Training Workshops and Instructor Conference coming up

May and June have seen a record number of IRF Guide workshops being run around the world. These workshops provide rafting guides with an excellent opportunity to improve their river skills and obtain an internationally recognized certification from the IRF.  Here is what is happening in June onwards: 2 – 8 June: IRF and Rescue

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Guide / Safety

Two month intensive guide course in Nepal

During the fall season of 2018 Lapin Koskikoulu and Paddle Nepal have teamed up to run their first Himalayan River Guide Training Academy. The course will run over 2 months and is open to anybody wishing to travel & explore the rivers of Nepal and learn to become a professional river guide at the same

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