Overview of Kaligandaki River Rafting
Named after “Kali” the goddess of destruction, the Kaligandaki is said to be one of Nepal’s most holy rivers. Originating high on the Tibetan Plateau the “Mighty Kali” plunges down through the Himalayas, carving out one of the deepest gorges in the world between Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Mountains.
With exciting white water rapids, spectacular mountain views, traditional villages, endless suspension bridges, waterfalls, pristine jungle rich in wildlife, deep gorges, cultural temples and beautiful white sandy beaches for camp, we consider this to be the best all-round river adventure in Nepal.
A medium length of river trip is combining exhilarating white water with fine scenery. It is a flat and braided river, flowing in an arid open valley. As it tumbles down between the majestic Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges, it creates one of the world’s deepest gorges. The explorer Michael Peissel ran this stretch of the river in a small hovercraft in 1973 and at least two other groups have rafted and kayaked in this section.
All-day you have to continue keeping paddlers busy against all technical rapids on the Kali Gandaki River. Both experienced and novice rafters love this. Nowhere else is it possible to find such diversity on a 3 day raft trip. Nice drops, sparkling chutes and turbulent rapids provide class III to IV+ runs during the fall and spring seasons.
After your white water trip you have options either to drive or fly back to Kathmandu or to visit the Chitwan National Park or again you can go for the trekking trip in the popular area of Annapurna region for few days.
You will drive through excited curved Highway some 04 hrs from Pokhara to Nayapul. During the Rafting period the camp in the riverside which will be wild and excited. You will find really adventurous in some places with 4 + rapids.