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Kali gandaki River rafting

This River offers excellent medium   length white water rafting trips and views of the Annapurna as you run somemoderate to difficult rapids which make this river unique. The river is named after the color of the river and the Goddess Kali, so the river is considered to be holy and auspicious place to be cremated. As the river is drop and pool the moderate waves make the river interesting.

The river  originates  from  the Tibetan  plateau draining the water  of  Annapurna  and Dhaulagiri  Mountains   joins  with  Trisuli  at Dave  Ghat . Then the sapta Gandaki is called Nayayani. The kali Gorge between the 8000m mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is the deepest gorge in the world.

Departure Point   : PokharaKaligandaki River Rafting

River class   :   4-, 4+                                           

Volume in Nov     : 120cms
Rafting Start Point  :  Near Beni                                    
Rating Finish Point     :
Andhi Khola  540m     
Distance                       : 60 km                            
River days                    : 3 days 
Average: gradient      :
Scenery/wild               :  **      
Star rating                    : ***

Kali Gandaki River Rafting Itinerary

Day 01.
At around 7/8 am, we drive for around 3-4 hrs to the starting point near Beni. Throughout this drive we have stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as well as the sacred Machapuchare( Fishtail). 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 Rafting starting point ready to begin your exciting 3 days rafting trip. First day, we begin with some class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, after 10/15 minutes you will encounter 2 big class 4 rapids. The rafting guide will make 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, you will encounter 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 02.
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 03.
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.


Note:  Kayaking: This is a great river for intermediate to advanced Kayakers. Most rapids are pool-drop and there are surfing waves almost all the way down the river. Many rafting operators in Nepal has the best kayakers and instructors, they are always willing to share their enthusiasm and expertise. We encourage kayakers to join any of our trips. You needn't worry as our safety kayaker is always with the expedition.

Note: The Cost of the Trip depends on group size & departure dates are available on request So, Contact us for departure date and cost.