Kaligandaki River which has been named after Hindu goddess Kali is known for one of the most popular and medium length river trips that offers you an adventurous and exhilarating journey in the water along with beautiful sceneries. Originating from Mustang the river flows down through the majestic Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges creating one of the world's deepest gorges.
The rafting journey that lasts for three days takes the rafters through awesome drops, sparkling chutes and turbulent rapids ranging from grade 3 to 4 and above that will provide the rafters with the adventure and thrill that they are in search of.
Rafting in Kaligandaki doesn’t need an experience. If you are seeking for an adventure and are enthusiastic about it and don’t mind being wet for whole day, then Kaligandaki is a perfect rafting destination for you. Kaligandaki has 60 rapids within the 72 km of its distance that provides you a jolting and thrilling, roller coaster ride which you are going to enjoy from start till end.
Just take the ride and wait to be twisted, turned, shaken and hurdled over all places by the strong tides of Kali River and at the same time enjoy the panoramic views of the amazing landscapes falling on the way of the river.
Day 01At around 7/8 am, we drive for around 3-4 hrs to the put-in point near Beni.Throughout this drive we have stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as well as the sacred Machapuchare. 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 river starting point ready to begin your exciting 3 days raft trip. First day we begin with some class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, after 10/15 minutes you will be encountering 2 big class 4 rapids i.e. ‘Small Brother’ and ‘Big Brother’. Your guide will be making 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 encountering 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 02Once 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 03Soon 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. 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 l, 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
Above itinerary can be Change along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more days, you can do white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
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