Extreme Nepal: Karnali Highway


An elderly Raute in a thoughtful mood

The extreme airport video of Lukla reminded me of an extreme highway in West Nepal on which I have traveled thrice. A documentary (below) on Karnali highway made by a French production company rates the highway as one of the world’s most dangerous. My first journey on the highway that lasted for 52 hours straight was the result of my unwillingness to wait indefinitely at Jumla airport (another not-so-easy-to-land-at airport) for a plane to come from Nepalgunj The weather didn’t improve thus I opted for the road. (Why and How I was in Jumla and where did I go. Plus: Rara Lake and a different Alchemist)

The second time I traveled on the highway, I started the journey from Surkhet as driver Tilak and his helper Muskan (and the Rautes) do in the film. After watching the movie, if you become curious about Tilak Nepali then Tales of a Highway Driver in Karnali is the page to go. It was such a memorable journey but at times I was so very tired too. (Super Tired. Nearly Depleted. Almost Finished)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

To know more about the photo click on the one below and find related link(s).

[Related links of ‘adventure’ blog posts:
1. Bungy Jumping In Nepal: Incredible Experience
2. White Water Rafting in Trishuli]

4 thoughts on “Extreme Nepal: Karnali Highway

  1. Karuna Shrestha

    Very very heart touching photographs. I admire very much for your great afford for bringing this out to all the kathmandu who don’t know about Nepal n Nepalese.


  2. aratilohorung

    जुम्लाका रसिला कुरा पनि छन् है…. जस्तै स्याउ …



Please post your thoughts. (कृपया तपाईंलाई लागेको लेख्नुस् ।)

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s