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Kali Gandaki River Rafting

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  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Rafting
  • icon Duration 8
  • icon Trip level Moderate
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 1 - 15
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Kaligandaki river Rafting

The river is named after the Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, the river in Mustang. It lies on the northern side of the Himalayan range. As it tumbles down between the majestic Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges, it creates one of the world’s deepest river canyons. Nice drops, sparkling chutes and turbulent rapids provide class III to IV + runs during the fall and spring seasons. Kaligandaki river rafting is bold and tenacious.

At Kalopani this river drops off the roof of the world. It cuts one of the deepest gorges in the world. After the confluence with the Modi Khola, the river swings south through an area where until recently, tourist were almost unknown. There are few villages actually on the river, most ate located on the river terraces some hundreds of meters above. This is a good river for drifting with floated boats or rafter and kayakers with limited experience. This is rewarding place for the birdwatchers and we have also seen mongoose, monkey’s and sign of leopards and others.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

When you land in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, check your hand bag, go to immigration office, make visa for your trip and get your suitcase, where outside our represented member shows you the board of our Company and your Name, transfer to the hotel. Our director meets you in the hotel and discusses about your whole trip. In the evening you will participate to experience typical Nepali food with cultural dance show.

Day 2

Full Day Kathmandu Cultural Tour

In the first day of your trip, our guide will take you to show UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Monkey temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath. This day from our guide you will learn about Hindu and Buddhist culture, history, geography, religion, caste system, living being and more things you may ask to him.

Day 3

Drive to Beni Overnight in the Hotel

We drive from Kathmandu to Beni Bazzar for Kali Gandaki River Rafting. It takes 9 hour to reach Beni Bazzar from Kathmandu.

Day 4

Drive to Kali Gandaki River & start Rafting

At around 7/8 am, we drive for around 3-4 hrs to the put-in point near Beni. Throughout this drive we have stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as well as the sacred Machhapuchare. Upon arrival, we unload all the equipment and you will receive a full safety briefing. Have lunch and then the guide will take you to the river starting point ready to begin your exciting 3 days raft trip. First day we begin with some class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, after 10/15 minutes you will be encountering 2 big class 4 rapids i.e. ‘Small Brother’ and ‘Big Brother’. Your guide will be making you work hard at doing exercises to work as a team maneuvering the raft efficiently. After scouting the rapid, the safety kayaks will go first then the raft. Soon after encountering these two big rapids we will reach the Modi Khola confluence where we will choose the beach for the evening campsite. We unload the rafts and one raft team prepares dinner and rum punch whilst the others play or relax and take in the scenery.

Day 5

Another day of Kali Gandaki Rafting

Once the rafts are packed we start down the river for a day mixed with adrenaline calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurnna 1 and Himachuli. We will tackle many class III sections and the challenging class IV named REFUND. This section of river is abundant with vines, wildlife and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. Our campsite is below the village of Purti Ghat.

Day 6

Half day Rafting & Pokhara Overnight

Soon after being back on the water we reach the holy village of Seti Beni. The river has deposited a house size boulder in the confluence with a smaller tributary. Since confluence is considered holy places in the Hindu religion, this boulder has become an important shrine to the local river people. There is usually a great audience to watch and listen to the spectacle as each team negotiates the rapid that has formed around this holy place. Not long after this it is time for the journey to end. Our bus will be waiting for us. We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara.

Day 7

Pokhara to Kathamndu

We drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It takes 7 hour to reach Kathamndu from Pokhara by Bus/Car.

Day 8

Departure to Respective Destination

Our represented member from Adventure Mountain Club assists you for your departure flight to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Includes/Excludes

Service Includes
  • All transport Bus/Car/Hiace according to group Size & tour schedule
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara B&B basis
  • Necessary  Rafting equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment.
  • Personal Insurance of Our Staffs
  • Tented accommodation in beautiful River beach
  • River Permit
  • Safety Kayak
  • Full board during rafting (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Kathmandu Cultural Tour, Expert Tour Guide,
  • Fees of Hindu Temple, Old Kathmandu City & Buddhist Stupa
Service Excludes
  • Nepal visa
  • International Flight Ticket
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (You will have welcome dinner with Nepali Cultural Dance)
  • Personal Expenses (Bar bills, Phone calls, Extra room, & Extra activities)
  • Tips for Staffs

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Trip facts

  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Rafting
  • icon Duration 8
  • icon Trip level Moderate
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 1 - 15
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