Rafting Name: Kaligandaki River Rafting
Possible operation: Autumn & Spring
Departure: Fix and on request
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)
Put-out point: Mirme (105 km. / 5 hours drive back to Pokhara)
River distance: 55 km.
Possible optional trip to: Drive 138 km. to Chitwan National Park or trekking to Annapurna region or drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
River Grade: 4
Duration: 03 days
Suitable for both the beginners and the experienced one
Opportunity to observe different species of wildlife
Can have scenic view of mountain ranges, hills and rural settlements
Rewarding for bird watchers Can observe world’s deepest gorge
The Kali Gandaki is one of the famous Himalayan rivers in Nepal. The river, which originates from the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, passes through the scenic mountain beds of Mustang, Myagdi and other districts. Passing through an arid open valley in Mustang and other areas, the river flows into the Trishuli river. Named after the goddess Kali, the holy river has the world’s deepest gorge between Mt. Daulagiri (8167m) to the west and Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) to the east.
The beautiful river swings south through areas, where tourists were almost unknown until some years in the past, after the river merges with its tributary, the Modi Khola. One can have scenic view of the mountain ranges, hills and rural settlements while experiencing whitewater rafting in the river.
As the riverside is quite rich in biodiversity, the area is rewarding for lovers of birds and wildlife. Many species of wildlife such as mongoose, monkey, leopard, among others, can be seen there. The rafting is suitable for both the beginners and the experienced one. Such variety can nowhere be found within a short span of time.
There are some options for the guests after completing this rafting. One can either drive or fly back to Kathmandu or drive to the Chitwan National Park or can go for trekking in the Annapurna Region.
Day 01: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Nayapool - Modikhola
We drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu and then to Nayapool. The distance between Pokhara and Nayapool is about 70 km. The distance can be covered within about 4 hours’ drive. We would do camping at Modi Khola. At around 7 am, we drive to Nayapool. Have lunch at Nayapool and go for rafting.Overnight at Modikhola.
Day 02: Modikhola – Purti Ghat
The second day of our rafting starts from the camp site at Modi Khola below the village of Purti Ghat. While on rafting in the river, we would also observe the calm and spectacular scenery including views of Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Himchuli. The campsite is organized at Purti Ghat.
Day 03: Purti Ghat - Mirme
It is the last day of our rafting. While returning, we penetrate into the holy village called Seti Beni on the way. It would be interesting to watch house sized boulder in the confluence. For the kind information, the confluences are considered holy in the Hindu mythology. Hence, the local people pay their visit on the confluences. Now, it is time for us to start our journey to back Pokhara. From Mirme, we take our bus to Pokhara. It is the distance of about 105km. which can be covered in a normal drive of 5 hours
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