Kaligandaki River Rafting - 3 Days

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“The mighty Kali”

With exciting white water rapids, spectacular mountain views, traditional villages, endless suspension bridges, waterfalls, pristine jungle rich in wildlife, deep gorges, cultural temples and beautiful white sandy beaches for camp, we consider this to be the best all round river adventure in Nepal.Named after “Kali” the goddess of destruction, the Kaligandaki is said to be one of Nepal’s most holy rivers. Originating high on the Tibetan Plateau the “Mighty Kali” plunges down through the Himalayas, carving out one of the deepest gorges in the world between Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Mountains.

DURATION: 3 days
CLASS: III+ / IV
MEALS:

Day 1 = lunch & dinner
Day 2 = breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 3 = breakfast & lunch

ACCOMMODATION:

2 nights riverside beach camping

SEASON:

Open: Sep. – June
Best:
 Oct. – Dec. and Mar. to June

DEPART FROM:

Paddle Nepal Lakeside Center, Pokhara
7am (private bus)

START POINT:

Maldunga / 3 hours from Pokhara

FINISH POINT:

Mirmi / 5 hours to Pokhara

RETURNS TO:

Paddle Nepal Lakeside Center, Pokhara
(private bus)

Day 1
Pokhara to Maldhunga (Baglung)

After Breakfast at hotel in Pokhara you will drive to Maldhunga by private bus, then at first we will pump on the raft and rafting around. After lunch it is straight into the grade 4 rapid little Brother followed quickly by big Brother. We camp at one of nature’s five star sites with mind blowing views and dancing waterfalls.

Day 2
Rafting

Today is continuous grade 3 to 4 world-class white water with rapids like Rafter’s Refund and Oar Breaker. Wave trains and holes abound early in the day so watch our it you don’t want to flip! Adrenalin junkies knock yourself out but don’t forget to keep glancing back upstream to catch views of the amazing Annapurnas. Once camped, the village of Seti Beni is just a short walk upstream and guarantees to delight with its stone flagged lanes and curious youngsters skylarking.

Day 3
Rafting and drive back to Pokhara

As we continue downstream, the river cliffs narrow easily above us and we enter a somber canyon glistening with wet black rocks. You experience what can only be seen from the water, so drink it all in as we drift towards our take out point and drive to Pokhara.

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FAQs

What to bring?

Shorts / ½ pants
T-shirt
Sport sandals or comfortable shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet
Polypropylene / quick dry long shirts
Swimwear
Track pants / comfortable long pants
Warm fleece
Jacket (waterproof shell)
Travel towel
Socks
Shoes (not essential – do not bring big trekking boots)
Pyjamas (something comfortable to sleep in)
Warm hat (in cold months)
Personal toiletries
Sunscreen / sunscreen lip protection
Mosquito repellent
Water bottle
Head lamp / flash light
Personal first aid kit
Sleeping bag (if you do not have one – we will provide a complimentary rental)
A little cash for treats, tips and the occasional chance for photographs

Includes:

  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professional safety kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • International name brand ISO/CE certified rafting equipment including helmets, PFDs, paddles, splash jackets and wetsuits
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes to keep your personal items dry and safe on the river
  • Variety of fresh, hygienically prepared meals while on the river, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate and treated drinking water
  • Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents, simple mattresses and sleeping bags
  • Round trip transportation
  • River permits
  • Industry standard first aid kits

Excludes

  • Unrelated transportation, accommodation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc…
  • Footwear
  • Items of a personal nature including swimwear, towel and toiletries
  • Insurance **we provide insurance for our crew – but participants must be properly insured through an emergency medical travel plan**
  • Tips for guides **if you feel that our crew did a great job, you are invited but not obligated to offer a personal tip**

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 180 USD $ 160/person
160
Total $ 160 USD