Feb 23, 2024

The Great Karnali Quest 2024: Nepal Gears Up for the Longest International-Level 248 km Raft Race

The Great Karnali Quest 2024: Nepal Gears Up for the Longest International-Level 248 km Raft Race

KATHMANDU, Dec 05:The Great Karnali Quest, a prominent international-level raft race covering a challenging 248 km, is scheduled to take place in Nepal from March 8 to 13, 2024. The Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies, Nepal River Conservation Trust, and Karnali Basin Conservation Foundation have collaborated to organize the Great Karnali Quest 2024, which will take place in Nepal.

NARA announced on Sunday at a press conference in Kathmandu that it will hold the longest raft race in the world, The Great Karnali Quest, 2024, to promote tourism in the Karnali region. The Great Karnali Quest Raft Race will cover 248 kilometers along the banks of the Karnali River, from Rakam Karnali in Dailekh District's Atbis Municipality to Daulatpur Ghat in Kailali District.

Megh Ale, the Coordinator of The Great Karnali Quest, emphasized the global significance of the race, asserting its potential to enhance the Karnali brand and contribute to both economic and sustainable tourism in the region.

The team participating in The Great Karnali Quest Raft Race should pay a fee of 450 dollars, according to Ale. The prize for The Great Karnali Quest was set at 3,000 dollars, but it is expected to rise to 4,000 dollars, according to him. He also stated that the Great Karnali Quest will be live.

Shiva Adhikari, President of the Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies, highlighted challenges in tourism promotion due to political issues within the Nepal Tourism Board. He urged collaborative efforts for the success of The Great Karnali Quest, emphasizing the need for streamlined processes in the private sector to facilitate tourism promotion.

So far, six international teams have confirmed their participation, according to the organizers. Due to the earthquake in West Nepal, the Great Karnali Quest program, which was scheduled from November 23 to 28, has been rescheduled.

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