Kali Gandaki is a sacred river which named after Kali, a Hindu goddess. the river originates at the highland Tibetan plateaus starting from Mustang Glacier, this beckoning river flows down to Muktinath between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains. it has Nepal's most challenging river runs makes it the large untapped whitewater potential in the world. There are many cremation sites and burial mounds on its river bank. Kali is River rafting one of the best wilderness rafting in Nepal takes you to the stunningly beautiful western Nepal. Kali Gandaki River is also considered as one of the holiest rivers in Nepal as the river is been described in the Holy book.
Kali Gandaki River rafting is the perfect blend of exhilarating rapids and majestic beauty along with the unique culture. The River offers some really difficult rapids of 4+ grade some of which are named as ‘Small Brother’, ‘Refund’ and ‘Big Brother’. The put in point for the Kaligandaki River Rafting is in the Beni. You drive for approx. 4 hours to reach Beni from Pokhara. From Beni, this trip starts rafting for almost 72 km along the river which will take 3 days complete. The take-out point for the Kali Gandaki River rafting is in the Mirmire. Along with the adventurous rafting trip, you will get to enjoy the scenic beauty of the steep-walled George and spectacular Mountain View.
We operate rafting trips for the private team of your friends and family so you can enjoy your private trip without having to deal and confront with others people with different interests and attitude. Normally, we take 6-8 people including rafting guide in a raft
We have a team of highly experienced English speaking rafting guides professionally trained and thoroughly versed in topography and nature of the river. They have absolute expertise in whitewater rafting, swift water rescue and emergency wilderness first aid.
Maintaining the highest standard of safety and service, river trips have been classified in accordance with the status of water flow, rapids & remoteness.
CLASS I Easy: Small rapids, fast moving water with riffles and small waves, few obstructions, minimal risk to swimmers and possibility of self-rescue.
CLASS II Novice: Gentle straightforward rapids with wide and clear channels and slight manoeuvring required.
CLASS III Moderate: Exciting rapids with irregular waves and hazards, strong eddy and current and skilled manoeuvring required.
CLASS IV Very difficult: Raging Rapids, powerful manoeuvring required and turbulent water flow.
CLASS V Extremely difficult: Long and very violent rapids with several hazards, unavoidable waves and holes or steep, congested chutes with complex, demanding routes, a high degree of danger to swimmers, expertise and reliable high-quality equipment required for safe passage.
CLASS VI Unburnable: with this extremely difficult rapids, high chances of death and destruction of equipment and very slim chances of rescue.
Trishuli II+ to IV
Seti Karnali III to IV+
Tamor IV to IV+
Kali Gandaki IV to V
Karnali IV+ to V
Marshyangdi IV+ to V
Tamakoshi V TO V+
Generally, rafting hours is 4-5 hours a day. In case, rafting trip is extended for more than a day, the rafting hours will automatically be more. Duration and rafting highlights are mentioned in all our detailed itineraries. Relevant tips/information will be briefed to you before you embark on any of our trips.
We usually start our day after thorough briefings on the safety measures by a river guide. Generally, we raft for 4-5 hours a day. Around a midday, after we have our share of glorious rafting experience with the challenging rapids, we stop for lunch at the sandy beach. On a multiday trip, we set up a camp by the riverside. Once we arrive at the camping site, we can wander around nearby locality or simply relax basking in the splendour of nature. Spending the night at the Riverside.
For a river trip exceeding more than a day, breakfast, dinner and lunch will be served at a campsite including tea, coffee and snacks. A team of cook and kitchen staff prepare healthy and nutritious meals under the strict hygienic procedure. Boiled and treated water shall be supplied to you before you board the raft.
We have specially negotiated rates a range of hotels, we can offer the best deal to suit your every budget and preference. If you also book your hotel with us in Kathmandu breakfast is usually included in our package cost.
In Kathmandu, plenty of best and quality restaurants serve Nepali, oriental and continental dishes. We are able to recommend a good one depending on your taste preference. A good continental lunch or dinner at a good restaurant approximately costs USD 6-10.
You are required to bring some shirts, T-shirts, socks, hat, suntan lotion, sunglasses with string, river shoes or flip-flop, flashlight, personal medication, a couple of shorts and pants for the evening and morning, a sweater or a jacket.
The company provides raft (number of rafts depends on the size of group), safety devices, sleeping bags, mattress tents & kitchenettes.
Satellite Treks and expedition always regard the safety of rafters as the utmost priority. Prior to venturing into a rafting trip, rafters are thoroughly briefed about the safety measures and rafting guidelines.
A rafting trip is piloted by a river guide professionally trained in emergency wilderness first aid and swift-water rescue. Rafters venture into a river trip with safety jackets, flotation devices, helmets and river-friendly clothes. We use high-quality inflatable rubber raft capable of giving extraordinary performance, agility, stability and manoeuvrability. Our rafts can swift through the wildest and strongest of waves and guarantee hundred per cent safeties.
In addition to your trek, we can organize extensions both within Nepal and other neighbouring countries. You may want to combine any rafting trip with a jungle safari in Nepal or Nepal Cultural Tours. Maybe a trip to Tibet, India or Bhutan, whatever it is or wherever it is, we can make all the arrangements for you with standard service and reasonable rate.
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During drive we observe spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks and sacred Machhapauchhare. Today we begin our rafting with some class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, soon after that you will encounter 2 big class 4 rapids named ‘Small Brother’ and ‘Big Brother’. After encountering these two big rapids we reach the ModiKhola confluence where we will choose the beach for the evening campsite.
After breakfast, we start down our rafting to purtighat, where we encounter many class 3 rapids and the most challenging class 4 named \'REFUND\'. This trip offers some extraordinary calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurna I and Himchuli. The river passes through the vines, wildlife and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. We set our campsite below the village of PurtiGhat.
On this day after taking breakfast, we start our rafting then we reached the holy village of Seti Beni. This part of the river is strewn with large house size boulder in the confluence with a smaller tributary. After continuous 2 hours of floating, we reach the take-out point at miromiro. At that place, our transportations vehicle will be waiting for us. We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara.
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