Kali Gandaki River
Kali Gandaki River rafting is one of the most popular and exciting raft in Nepal. The Kali Gandaki River rises from Upper Mustang an enclave of Nepal Poking into Tibet on the other side of the Himalaya. It’s a flat and branded river, flowing in an arid open valley. As it tumbles down through the deepest George in between the majestic Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Michael Pelssel ran his stretch of the river in a small hovercraft in 1973 and at least other two groups have rafted and kayaked in the section. The Kali Gandaki technical rapids keeps busy whole day which is great fun for experience and novice rafters. Nowhere else it is possible to find such diversity on 3 days rafting trip. Nice drops, sparkling chutes and turbulent rapids provide class II – IV runs during the Autumn and Spring season. These 3 days raft offers you splendid experience of farming terraced field, typical villages and culture. After exhilarating white water trip, entirely can drive either Chitwan Nantional Park or drive back to Pokhara and trek to Annapurna Region or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day to day Itinerary
Meet with raft crews in Pokhara before depart and share basic general information then fix up pick up place and time for next morning.
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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