Duration: 1- 3 days
Grade: IV +
Transportation: Local bus / Private Vehicle
A deservedly popular and medium length of river trip is, combining exhilarating white water with fine scenery. One of the famous names of Himalayan Rivers called Kali Gandaki raises in Mustang, an enclave of Nepal poking into Tibet on the other side of the Himalayas. Here; 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.
In Kaligandaki rafting the whole day you have to continuously keep paddlers busy against all technical rapids, 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.
The trip begins and ends Pokhara to Pokhara, a day trip from Kathmandu to reach Pokhara. From Pokhara drive private transportation to the put in point Nayapul of the Kali Gandaki River bank (approx. 3 hr. Drive) and after 3 day 55 km. a wilderness expedition trip ends and takes out at the dam (Mirmire). We serve you lunch there, clean up and load the gear and drive back about (5 hrs.) journey to Pokhara again. After your exhilarating white water trip you have options either to drive or fly back to Kathmandu or to visit Chitwan National Park, or again you can go for the trekking trip in the popular area of Annapurna region for a few days.
Day 1: Pokhara to rafting starting point Nayapul 70 km - full day raft then transfer to Modi Khola Camp.
Day 2: Camp site Modi Khola to second day camp site below the village of Purti Ghat.
Day 3: Purti Ghat to rafting to Mirme and drive to Pokhara.
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