- Itinerary is subject to change in case of unavoidable circumstances and without prior notice.
Kali Gandaki is a river as ferocious as the goddess it is named after (in Hindu mythology). Its origin lies amidst the Himalayas and flows into Nepal from Mustang through various treacherous courses in between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
The 55 km long white water adventure starts from Nayapul (70 km from Pokhara) and concludes at Mirme (105 km to Pokhara). Spring and autumn are the best times of the year for this activity. With international standard equipment and a professional crew, you may anticipate a thrilling and rewarding trip. However, an intermediate level skill would make things a lot easier. Prior to getting into the real action, you will be instructed thoroughly by the experts.
- Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (4 hrs, approx.)
- Unload all the equipment
- Instructions on safety
- Have lunch, followed by a short recess
- Begin rafting. Attractions of the day include two major rapids. You will be paddling together with the rest of the team with lots of exercise required for smooth manoeuvring of the raft. There will be safety kayaks scouting your raft through the rapids and leading your course for the rest of the trip.
- Retire at the Modi Khola confluence. Camp at the beach for the night. You can spend the evening by helping others to prepare the dinner or taking a refreshing walk along the beach or even playing volleyball.
- Breakfast with tea/coffee.
- Do necessary packing and preparation for the day's trip.
- Resume rafting and head towards Purti Ghat village. Attractions of the day include spectacular sceneries, views of Annapurna - I and Himchuli peaks, and several challenging sections of the rafting course.
- Camp overnight at a campsite below the village of Purti Ghat.
- After breakfast, prepare for the last day's action.
- Resume rafting and head towards Mirme via Seti Beni confluence where a huge boulder worshipped by the Hindu villagers lies. You may see a crowd of locals hooting for your team as you negotiate the rapid around the holy confluence.
- A short course ahead takes you to Mirme, where the rafting concludes.
- Packing up followed by a short rest and refreshment.
- Board the pre-arranged bus to travel back to Pokhara, a 5-hour journey, approximately.
- If you have to cancel your booking, make sure to do so at least 2 weeks before the trip is scheduled to begin.
- 30% of the total cost will be deducted against all cancellations owing to the operator's expenses required for making arrangements.
- A no-show will be subjected to a 50% penalty fee.
- Children below 12 years of age are not permitted to join this excursion.
- Elder children must be accompanied by their parents/guardians.
You should bring the following items with you:
- T-shirts (2 changes, at least), swimwear, warm clothes for nights in the camp.
- Sunscreen and lip care cream/lotion.
- Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap.
- Towels and toiletries.
- Personal medication.
- Flashlight and batteries.
- Fishing hook (optional)
Package cost includes:
- Ground transportation (arrival/departure transfers).
- Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip.
- River Permit fees.
- Safety equipment such as self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (during winter, on selected rivers), dry bag for gears, camera barrels, first-aid kit, etc.
- Safety Kayak.
- Guides, Helpers, Cooks, etc.
- Equipment for tenting.
Package cost does not include:
- Extra food or beverage not mentioned above (mineral water, cold drinks, etc.)
- Your travel insurance
- Emergency evacuation/rescue
- Gratuities to staff or any sort of donations
- Sleeping bag