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Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: KGRF02
Trip Duration: 3 days
Max. Altitude: 1200m
Grade: Moderate
Program Type: Rafting
Trek Start Point: Damauli
Trek End Point: Narayanghat
Accommodation: Teahouse / Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Land
Transportation: Car / Bus / Flight
Minimum Pax: 2+
Best season: March - June / September-November

The Kali Gandaki is one of the Nepal’s finest and most fun filled and medium length Rivers and merging great white Water. Kali Gandaki raises in mustang an enclave of Nepal poking into Tibet on the other side of the Himalaya. As it tumbles down between the majestic Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges, it creates one of the world’s deepest river canyons. Kali Gandaki River rafting explores lush fields and forests to the mountains into the desert-dry trans-Himalayan region that lies on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. It offers you the spectacular vies of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare range. The Kali Gandaki is one of the most remote rivers in Central Nepal as there are no roads or trekking trails that follow the river.

We will have drive or flight to Pokhara. Kali Gandaki River rafting begins with a drive to Besisahar with close up views of the Himalayas, varied ecosystems, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts and the deepest gorge. Throughout the rafting, you will be twisted, turned, shaken and basically hurdled all over the place. Rafting in Kali Gandaki River passes through the surroundings is striking with blue-green water, high sided lush green valleys and golden sandstone cliffs with eagle reading the updrafts. You’ll enjoy the 3-4 grades rapids with deep points and exciting flips. The camping during the Kali Gandaki rafting is another major way to make your rafting success in the sense you will witness the natural versatilities with the vegetation and wildlife.Kali Gandaki is also popular for the high degree of Kayaking in the white river. Both experienced and novice rafters will love the raft in Kaligandaki. Being one of the holiest rivers in Nepal, every river seam of the Kali Gandaki is dotted with cremation spot and exceeding ground burial mounds.

Named after the Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, the river rises in Mustang, on the northern side of the Himalayan range. As it tumbles down between the majestic Daulagiri and the Annapurna ranges, it creates one of the world’s deepest river canyons. The recent damming of the lower portion of this river has left us with one of Nepal’s premier medium length river journeys; combining great whitewater with some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal, seldom-visited villages, truly quiet and introspective evenings, abundant wildlife, sandy beaches and outrageously beautiful waterfalls.

The rapids on the Kali Gandaki are much more technical and continuous keeping paddlers busy all day. Both experienced and novice rafters love this. Nowhere else is it possible to find such diversity on a 3-day raft trip. Nice drops, sparkling chutes and turbulent rapids provide class III to IV+ runs during the fall and spring seasons. This ancient trading route from Tibet takes you through the deepest river gorge in the world. Watch for the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain Ranges (the popular trekking route) and have your camera ready


Day 01: Drive to Raft start point (70 km, 3- 4 hrs drive) with the splendid view of Annapurna range. Upon arrival we unload all the gears and receive a full range of safety tip briefing. After Lunch crew take you to river bank ti begin your exciting 3 days rafting trip. We begin with plenty of class III rapids on the first day to warm up the team. In a couple of hours raft we encounter two big class 4 rapids: ‘small brother’ and ‘big brother’ after escorting the group, safety kayak go first and then the raft. Right after two fun rapids, we reach Modi Khola confluence where we choose the beach for evening campsite.

Day 02: Wake up with tea, coffee and breakfast then pack our equipment and set out for  full day trip. We raft down the river for a day mixed with adrenaline, calm and spectacular scenary including view of Annapurna I and Hiunchuli. We will tackle many rapids class III section and the challenging class IV named ‘REFUND” this section of river is abundant with views and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. Overnight in campsite right beneath of Purti Ghat.

Day 03: After being back to the raft we reach the holy village of Seti Beni. The river has deposited a house size boulder in the confluence with a smaller tributary. There is usually a great audience to watch and listen to the spectacle as each team negotiates the rapids that has formed around the holy place. After a short rafting trip brings you to Mirme the end of the journey. After lunch drive to onward destination Pokhara or Chitwan national Park.

 

Start Date End Date Price In US Dollar($) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@nepalfreelanceguide.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

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Your Program Duration = 3 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

 

Cost Included

  • Private Transportation.
  • Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip.
  • River Permit for rafting
  • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, 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, Kitchen staff etc).
  • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire Safety Kayak.
  • Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation.
  • Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership.
  • First aid kid box.

Cost Exclude

Cost not included

 

  • 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.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Things of personal use.
  • Member insurance.
  • International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange).
  • Tips to Staff ( if you are happy with our staff service during the Rafting)

 

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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hot house in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal, but also included some trekking on a personal level before and…

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  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader

    I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our…

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    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
  • Dear Dammaru

    I have been trekking to poonhill on jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking picture on poonhill. If you were planning to…

    Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Hajime / Tokyo.
  • In 2004 I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire, UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the…

    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customised tours. We had looked on the net to determine the…

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