Kali Gandaki (The Holy River)

Kali Gandaki (The Holy River) 02 - 03 days

overview

Whitewater wilderness expedition, the Kali begins its journey high on the Tibetan plateau in the kingdom of Mustang. Using the Deepest gorge in the world that is formed between the Mt. Annapurna (8346m) Massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8046m) and named after the ferocious goddess kali, the kali the Gandaki is one of Nepal’s very best rivers for whitewater Adventure rafting. The Rapid run thick and fast from day one just below the put-in point at near Beni. For most of the three day expedition there is little relent .Mostly Grade III rapid-but sometimes really exhilarating grade Iv and Grade IV+-the kali gandaki caries us cavorting on though steep-walled gorges, under cascading waterfalls. Day 3, the last morning. A grand finale of spectacular, photogenic ,big-time whitewater and far more than just the river the rewards in clued stunning upstream view of the Mt.annapurna range, peaceful beach camps on the river bank and the remote villages of at least five of Nepal’s main Ethic Group.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    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. 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 02

    Once 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 03

    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.

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board
350 325 300 275 250 140

include/exclude

cost include
  • Transportation to the put in point and back from the take out point
  • All meals during Kali Gandaki river rafting period
  • Kali Gandaki river white water rafting River permit
  • All Necessary Kali Gandaki river rafting equipment’s
  • Twin sharing camping accommodation during rafting period
  • Experienced river guide trained by government of Nepal
  • Highly experienced support staffs
  • Safety Kayak
  • First aid medical kit
  • All procedure, local taxes and rescue arrangement
cost exclude
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Rafting member insurance
  • Cold drinks, Mineral water and alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses rafting equipment’s and tings
  • Hotel accommodations and meals not included in trip fact
  • Emergency evacuation cost
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tips for guide and support staffs

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
15 14 16 23 14 24 23 14 28

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 Adults Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 Adults Toyota Hiace 13 Seated with Roof for Baggage
11-14 Adults Toyota or Nissan Jumbo Hiace – 16 Seated with Roof for Baggage
15-21 Adults Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22-30 Adults Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31-35 Adults Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

TENTED camp

Note

Base Camp Trekking, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety, it’s our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. White water rafting is an adventure activity we have to face different type of river rapids in rafting period it is always challenging task. Inform us if you have no idea about swimming, before departing to white water rafting. Our licensed holder experience river guide knows advanced river rescue techniques that make your rafting trip easy and memorable forever. We provide you high quality, clean and well maintained rafting equipment and safety kayaks also. Please note that white water rafting guide has the authority to cancel any part of Kali Gandaki rafting trip itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise rafting guide follows the above itinerary.
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