Nepal is readying to host the world’s longest rafting competition in March under the aegis of Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies (NARA), Nepal River Conservation Organization (NRCT) and Karnali Basin Conservation Foundation.
Issuing a press release, the organizer NARA informed that they are planning to organize the world’s longest 248 km raft race, The Great Karnali Quest-2024, from March 8 to 13.
According to the chairman of The Great Karnali Quest, Megh Ale, they are going to run a 248 km raft race from Rakam Karnali in Aathbiskot Municipality of Dailekh to Daulatpur Ghat in Kailali. The Great Karnali Quest race will also connect the identity, economic and tourism development of Karnali, he said. The Great Karnali Quest Raft Race will help in the development of Nepal’s tourism sector, according NARA President Shiva Adhikari
Sixteen teams have been opened for registration in the competition from February 5 to 24. The organizers have confirmed that six international teams will participate in the tournament so far. Earlier, ‘The Great Karnali Quest’ scheduled for November 23 to 28 was postponed due to the November 3 earthquake epicentred at Jajarkot.