One of the famous names of Himalayan Rivers, the mighty Kali Gandaki raises in Upper Mustang through the deepest gorge in the world. And finally emerging out from the middle of Annapurna massif and Mt Dhaulagiri. It got its name after the goddess Kali known for her furiousness and brutality. Kali gandaki is the best option for whitewater river rafting.
All day you have to continuous keeping paddlers busy against all technical rapids on the Kali Gandaki River. Experienced and beginner rafters love this. Nowhere else is it possible to find such diversity on a 3 day raft trip. The Kali gandaki river raft comprises of valley with scenic beauty, peaceful beach, remote villages which really refresh you. Such a diversity cannot be found anywhere in a 3 day raft but Kali gandaki seem to be generous to give us that opportunity.
After your exhilarating white water trip you have options either to drive or fly back to Kathmandu or to visit the Royal Chitwan National Park or again you can go for the trekking trip in the popular area of Annapurna region for few days.
|River Grade:||Class III - IV|
|Ending Point:||Andikhola (Mirme)|
|River Distance:||55 km|
|River Days:||3 Days from Pokhara, 5 Days from Kathmandu|
|Best Season:||Sep - Dec or March - May|
|Price:||USD $ 160.00 Per person|
Day 1– Pokhara - Naya Pul - Modi Beni:
Pokhara can be reached by plane or by tourist bus. By plane it takes thirty minutes and 6-7 hours by bus respectively. The journey to the river begins early in the morning from Pokhara. The put-in point is 40km away at Naya Pul and the drive takes approximately 2 ½ hours.. After a briefing and preparations, everyone is on the boat. The first day’s treat includes a series of Class III and Class IV rapids.This is a warm up for the team.
Your guide will be making you work hard at doing exercises to work as a team direction the raft efficiently. The safety kayaks will go first then the raft.The day ends at the campsite.
Day 2 –Modi Beni - Purtighat:
The second day’s trip begins after breakfast and there are more Class III and Class IV rapids. Going further down, the landscape changes gradually and the valleys become wider. There are more temples along the way and villages mostly inhabited by Brahmins or Magars. The night halt is on a remote beach.
Day 3 – Purtighat - Mirmi:
The coming togetherof two rivers (the Modi and Kali), is the spot where two rivers meetandis considered a holy site by Hindus.Some small rapids are encountered here and are relatively easy. The valley then widens, and the great gorge is left behind. The river loses its wildness.Farmers can be seen busy in their fields and children wave from a distance. A lunch stop here brings an end to this marvelous three-day river trip. You load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara.
Day 04 -Back to Kathmandu
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Ground Transportation (all land transportation)
Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, life jackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment
Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
Deluxe Tent accommodation in River Fun Beach Resort with camp fire
Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
First aid kid box
Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip
Things of personal use
. Member insurance
. Private Transportation (If you want extra US$150 up 5 person)
. International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
. Tips to Staffs
. Sleeping bag (NRS.50 per night)
Please bring: -
swim wear for on the river
Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover
Sunscreen and lip protector
Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap
Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
Fishing hook (you can fishing in the Himalayan River)
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