|Trip Duration:||3 days|
|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|
|Best season:||March - June / September-November|
The Kali Gandaki is Nepal longest and the only river that meets the Ganges. Kali Gandaki raises in mustang an enclave of Nepal poking into Tibet on the other side of the Himalaya. Kali Gandaki River rafting explores lush fields and forests to the mountains into the desert-dry trans-Himalayan region. It offers you the spectacular vies of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare range. The Kali Gandaki is the most remote rivers in Nepal. 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 close up views of the Himalayas, ecosystems, paddy fields, forests, and the deepest gorge. 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. 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.
The river rises in Mustang, on the northern side of the Himalayan range. It creates one of the world’s deepest river canyons.
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.
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