Kali Gandaki River Rafting
Kali Gandaki River Rafting is a great experience in its own right: the thrill of running white water rapids can be as exhilarating as reaching a mountain summit. One of the famous names of Himalayan Rivers, the Kali Gandaki raises in Mustang an enclave of Nepal poking into Tibet on the other side of the Himalaya (mountain). Here it is a flat and braided river flowing in an arid open valley and cuts one of the deepest gorges in the world between Mt. Daulagiri height 8167m to the west and Annapurna 8091m to the east. It has Nepal most challenging river runs making it the largest untapped whitewater potential in the world. There are many cremation sites and burial mounds on its river bank. Where transporting people on the robber boat.
|Put-In:Maldhunga [3 hrs drive from Pokhara]||Take Out:Mirmi Dam [4 hrs back to Pokhara]||Difficulty:Class 3+/ 4+|
|Season: Sep to Dec & Feb to Mar||Camping: 2 night remote beach with tented||River Distance: 60 km.|
Kali Gandaki river is largely unspoiled holy river offers exiting bumpy 60 set of fast and medium length white water rapids over 60 km,Where drifting through technical, challenging at medium and lower flows with lots of fun. Being Kalis river it is considered particularly holy and the confluence of every tributary by marked by cremations. Both experienced and novice rafters will love it and enjoy it.Being one of the holiest rivers in Nepal, every river junction on the Kali Gandaki is dotted with cremation sites and above ground burial mounds. River rafting expedition has everything, exciting rapids, sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, gorges, wildlife and a feeling of remoteness. A bumpy section of Class III rapids amidst a natural showcase of deep-wooded canyons, warm waters, sparkling side creeks and spectacular glimpses of wildlife.
|Day 01:||POKHARA DRIVE TO BENI RAFTING|
|Day 03:||RAFTING AND DRIVE TO KATHMANDU/POKHARA|
DAY 01: POKHARA DRIVE TO BENI RAFTING
You will takes through the pokhara valley, rice field and scenic view of the mountain. After three hours drive, we arrive output in point BENI. We start prepare our raft and its equipment. In addition, provide you every one, life jacket, Helmet, paddle, and water proof bag for you small bag. The group leader (Guide) give you information rive, safety paddling technique and other safety method and Safety guide (Kayaker) provide you kayak safety. Before we start our trip, we will provide you lunch. After lunch the guide will take you to the river starting point ready to begin your exciting 3 days rafting trip. On this day, we begin with plenty of class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, after couple of hours you will be encountering 2 big class 4 rapids i.e. ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Small Brother’. After 3 hours raft we reach our camping site Modi Khola. Where unload the rafts and raft team prepares dinner whilst the others play volleyball, football or relax and take in the scenery, dinner in evening. Overnight at camping
DAY 02: RAFTING
Wake up and having a breakfast and we start rafting, on the middle of our trip we going to have lunch. On this day, we are going have nearly 5 hours rafting where we going to meet a lots of 3+, -4, 4 class rapids with calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurna,Himchuli with machhapurcha Himalaya. In the evening we provide to you Dinner. Overnight at camping.
DAY 03: RAFTING AND DRIVE TO KATHMANDU/POKHARA
This is our last day for rafting where we can do nearly 3 hours rafting. On this day we will pass through 3+,4 class rapid, on this day we will provide you breakfast and Lunch, lunch will provide you at the ending point of rafting also where your bus will be waiting for you. We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara 105 km. for 5 hours driving.
Optional 2 Day 01: We board a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Drive to pokhara valley, rice field and scenic view of the mountain. After arriving in Pokhara, we are escorted to our hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul & Overnight camping at river side: After in taking delicious breakfast, we take an early morning 3 hours drive to Nayapul. Completely outfitted with apt rafting equipments and internalizing a thorough safety briefing, we begin our rafting journey from Nayapul. As we maneuver along the deepest gorge of the world, we navigate with our professional river guide a bumpy section of Class III rapids amidst a natural showcase of deep-wooded canyons, warm waters, sparkling side creeks and spectacular glimpses of wildlife. As we approach Modi Dovan, we rest the trip to a halt for camping. We embrace the most pleasurable moments while camping under an open sky of sparkling stars with a camp fire lulls us to sleep as we dream of the second day on the Gorge section.
Day 03: Raft up to Mirmi Ghat: The trip further proceeds towards Mirmi Ghat. Paddling along the majestic waves and rapids, we raft past surreal vistas of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, unique bird life and exotic animal species. Finally, the trip ends with our arrangement for overnight camping by the riverside.
Day 04: Raft up to Ramdi Ghat & drive of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu: On this day, we resume our rafting journey along the challenging and demanding river. Basking in the grandeur of nature, we cross boulder-strewn white waters followed by calm pools, interspersed with frothing pulse-quickening rapid. Eventually, after rafting for two hours, we drive to Pokhara from where we either drive back to Kathmandu of fly back to Kathmandu.