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Price Per Person

USD 400
Country: Nepal
City: Pokhara
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: River Rafting

Package Itinerary

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 Dhaulagiri 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 that combines 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 and thus, keeps 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 out for the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges (a popular trekking route) and have your camera ready!

TRIP FACTS

Departure:                   Pokhara

Duration:                      03 Days

Rafting Distance:       72 Kms

Rafting start point:    Near Beni

Rafting finish point:  Mirmere

Outward travel time:  4 Hours

River grade:                III - IV

Return travel time:     5 Hours

Best Season:              Oct-Nov/ May- Mar

Note:         Clients should need to be in Pokhara for this trip.

DETAIL ITINERARY

DAY 01 POKHARA DRIVE TO BENI 3-4 HRS & 2-3 HRS RAFTING: 

At 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. After having lunch 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 02 RIVER RAFTING: 

Once the rafts are packed we start down the river for a day mixed with adrenaline calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurnna I 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 03 RIVER RAFTING & DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA: 

Soon 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.

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