Rafting In Nepal – part 2.

White Water Rafting: Kali Gandagi River

Kali Gandaki is a sacred river named after Kali, a Hindu goddess. Starting from Mustang glacier, this beckoning river flows down to Muktinath between Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Mountains. It has Nepal’s most challenging river runs making it the largest untapped whitewater potential in the world. There are many cremation sites and burial mounds on its river bank.

Kali Gandaki Expedition is a sheer delightful invitation to all rafters from novice to the most intrepid of adventurers. This rafting trip begins from put-in site at Nayapul and concludes at Ramdighat with a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu or a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The river trip takes us to steep canyon overhung with verdant foliage and punctuated by small waterfalls and sidestreams in counterpoint to rapids providing class III to IV+ runs. As we descend through verdant rainforests, we witness unique wildlife, amazing ethno-cultural heritages, fascinating village settlements and picturesque landscape. In a nutshell, this river trip not only quenches our thirst for adventure but also bonds us with nature and equally makes us culture-sensitive..

Trip Facts :

Trip length: 4 Days
Grade: Class III – IV+
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel & Camping

Outline Itinerary :

Day 1 Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 2 Drive to Nayapul & Overnight camping at river side
Day 3 Raft up to Mirmighat
Day 4 Raft up to Ramdighat & drive of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Nepal – map rafting rivers :

Detailed Itinerary :

Day 1 Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
We board a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During the flight, we can savor the most outstanding views of majestic Himalayan peaks. After arriving in Pokhara, we are escorted to our hotel.

Day 2 Drive to Nayapul & Overnight camping at river side
After intaking delicious breakfast, we take an early morning 3 hours drive to Nayapul. Completely outfitted with apt rafting equipments and internalizing a thorough safety briefing, we begin our rafting journey from Nayapul. As we maneuver along the deepest gorge of the world, we navigate with our professional river guide a bumpy section of Class III rapids amidst a natural showcase of deep-wooded canyons, warm waters, sparkling side creeks and spectacular glimpses of wildlife. As we approach Modi Dovan, we rest the trip to a halt for camping. We embrace the most pleasurable moments while camping under an open sky of sparkling stars with a camp fire lulls us to sleep as we dream of the second day on the Gorge section.

Day 3 Raft up to Mirmighat
The trip further proceeds towards Mirmighat. Paddling along the majestic waves and rapids, we raft past surreal vistas of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, unique bird life and exotic animal species. Finally, the trip ends with our arrangement for overnight camping by the riverside.

Day 4 Raft up to Ramdighat & drive of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
On this day, we resume our rafting journey along the challenging and demanding river. Basking in the grandeur of nature, we cross boulder-strewn whitewaters followed by calm pools, interspersed with frothing pulse-quickening rapid. Eventually, after rafting for two hours, we drive to Pokhara from where we either drive back to Kathmandu of fly back to Kathmandu.


** zapraszam na relacje z wypraw polskich himalaistów.


2 Responses

  1. Hi Himalayan,

    Nice Blog..
    Me and my friends are thinking of going to Nepal. Do you know any dormitories in Nepal, where it can accommodate 15 people?

    Thanks in Advance..

  2. I have to go to Nepal! As soon as possible!

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