Kali Gandaki is named after the goddess Kali,it rises in Mustang an enclave of Nepal on the northern side of the Himalayas, then tumbles down to create the deepest river gorge in the world. Magnificent views of the mountains, village inhabitants, local culture, forest vegetation and wildlife are found along the journey, as well as its equally turbulent 3 to 4+ rapids and deadly holes found when rafting this river.
The recent damming of the lower portion of the river has left one of Nepal’s premier medium length river journeys that combines some fantastic whitewater with some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal, villages that are rarely visited, truly quiet evenings, abundant wildlife, sandy beaches and stunningly beautiful waterfalls.
The rapids on the Kali Gandaki are much more technical and continuous,enough to keep paddlers busy all day. Both experienced and novice rafters love this. Nowhere else in Nepal 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 Autumn and spring seasons. The river follows an ancient trading route from Tibet that takes you through the deepest river gorge in the world.
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Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Drive to the rafting starting point at BaglungSome great views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as well as the sacred Machhapachhare (Fishtail) Mountain / upon arrival unload gear / have lunch followed by a briefing on safety measures given by your rafting guide / after briefing it is straight in the grade 4 rapid followed quickly by an even bigger one / any doubts no time to think about them now it is grade 4 to 4+ all the way / on the left pass a fascinating temple and ghat at the river confluence with the Modi Khola / tonight we camp at same place which is one of nature’s gift to this world / alongside dancing waterfalls.
Day 02: Today is continuous dayGrade 3 to 4 world-class white water / passing through beautiful scenery / catch views of the amazing Annapurna’s on the way / camp at the village of Seti Beni
Day 03: The last day of our tripAfter breakfast continue rafting encountering few small and one big rapid before take out point Mirmi / after lunch we make the four hour drive back to Pokhara