The Kali Gandaki (The Holy River)

Kali Gandai River RaftingThe Kaligandaki River is named after the Hindu goddess Kali. The River springs up on the edge of the Tibetan platue in the Upper Mustang Region. It tumbles down to the plains through Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges carving through one of the deepest Canyons in the world. The Kaligandaki is one of Nepal’s finest and most fun medium length Rivers, merging great white water with some of the Nepal’s fine scenery and fascinating villages. It runs with clear and blue water and offers breathtaking mountain views. Along the journey it travels through tiny villages and pristine land.

This river is one of the most holy in Nepal and the way is dotted with cremation and burial mounds along with many small temples.

This river offers a great range of rapids and gives you technical and fun rafting. In the evening your camp will be on the pristine white water sands and you will enjoy the quite night time.

River Rafting Highlights

Discover Nepal’s fine scenery and fascinating villages
breathtaking mountain views
Travels through tiny villages and pristine land.
Offers a great range of rapids
Tumbles down to the plains through Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges

River Rafting Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to the rafting put-in-point at Baglung, throughout the drive we have wonderful views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as well as the sacred Fishtail Mountain. Upon arrival we unload gear. We serve lunch and our professional guides will give you a full safety briefing. After briefing it is straight in the grade 4 rapid Little brother followed quickly by Big Brother. If you have any doubts you have no time to think about them now! It is grade 4 to 4+ all the way! The scenery is impressive with blue green water, high sided lush green valleys and amphitheatres of golden sandstone cliffs with eagles riding the updrafts. On the left, pass a fascinating temple and ghat at the river1s confluence with the Modi Khola. Tonight we camp at one of nature’s five star sites with mind blowing views and dancing waterfalls.

Day 02: Today is continuous grade 3 to 4 world-class white water with rapids like Rafter’s Refund and our Breaker. Wave trains and holes abound early so watch out if you don’t want to flip! Adrenalin junkies hold on tight but don’t forget to keep glancing back upstream to catch views of the amazing Annapurna’s. Once camped, the village of seti Beni is just a short walk upstream and guarantees to delight with its stone flagged lanes and curious youngsters skylarking.

Day 03: As we continue downstream, the river cliffs narrow eerily above us and we enter a somber canyon glistening with wet black rocks. You experience what can only be seen from the water, so drink it all in as we drift towards our take out point. After lunch we take the four hour drive back to Pohkara.

Cost Information:

(The trip price will vary depending on the group size, duration and services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a quote.)

Cost Includes:

Transportation from / to Kathmandu by tourist bus as per itinerary.
All International standard rafting equipment as necessary (Such as self bailing rafts, helmets, life jackets, kayaks, plastic paddles and spray jackets etc.)
Well-trained and highly experienced rafting guides, cooks, and other helper staff.
Camping & Cooking equipment (tents, mattress & kitchen gear).
3 times’ a day continental & Nepalese meals during the rafting period (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Accommodation in 2 person capacity tent during the rafting
All staffs salary, insurance, meals etc.
All necessary fees, Government/Local taxes, all national park and conservation area fees. Tourist service charge,

Cost Exclude:

Any type of personal expenditure such Alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone, and laundry.
Food & accommodation cost incase of any natural accident caused by weather.
Tips, Gratuities and expenditure.
Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects. You are advised to insure for it.

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