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Kaligandaki River Rafting

Kaligandaki River Rafting
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Activity :
Rafting in Nepal
Country :
Nepal
Duration :
3 day(s)
Trip Grading :
Moderate
Climate :
Great climates

Pre-departure meeting in Pokhara office the night before to answer any questions with your team. Meet at the sales office at 6 pm. You will be told where to meet for departure.A beautiful unspoilt river with good white water, gorges, wildlife and a feeling of remoteness. Recommended for people looking for an exciting medium-length raft trip and as a self sufficient kayak trip for intermediate and expert kayakers. We suggest combining this river with a trek before hand in the Annapurna mountains. Also consider continuing down the lower Kali Gandaki to Chitwan National Park.

 

Itinerary:
Day 01: Pokhara to rafting put-in point Nayapul 70 km. for 4 hours drive from Pokhara 
and then evening at the camp of Modi Khola.
At around 7 am, we drive to the put-in point. 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 rafting trip. First day we begin with plenty of class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, after couple of hours 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 whilst the others play volleyball or relax and take in the scenery.
 
Day 02: Camp site Modi Khola to second day camp site below the village of Purti Ghat.
Once the rafts are packed we start down the river for a day mixed with 
adrenaline, calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurna I and Himchuli. We will tackle many class III sections and the challenging class IVnamed REFUND. This section of river is abundant with vines and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. Our campsite is below the village of Purti Ghat.
 
Day 03: Purti Ghat to Mirme
Almost immediately 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 confluences are 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. After the shirt-rafting trip it is time for the journey to end. You arrive in the Mirme where your bus will be waiting for you. We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara 105 km. for 5 hours driving.

Grade for: Autumn Spring
Sep - Dec 3 to 4+ Feb to May 3 to 4
Possible operation:  Autumn & Spring
Departure:  Fix and on request
Total time in Nepal:  As per your interest
Rafting days:  3 + 2 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Entrance by:  30 - minute flight or a 6-hour drive to Pokhara
Put-in point:  Nayapul (70 km. / 4 hours drive from Pokhara)
Pull-out point:  Mirme (105 km. / 5 hours drive back to Pokhara)
River distance:  55 km.
Possible optional trip: to  Drive 138 km. to Royal Chitwan National Park or trekking
to Annapurna region or drive or fly back to Kathmandu
Numbers of pax require:  Minimum 6 persons

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