Kali Gandaki River
||$ 175 USD||Book Now|
|Best Season:||Oct - Nov and Mar - June||Trip Grade:||3-4|
|Start:||Kathmandu or Pokhara||End:||Pokhara|
|Meals:||3 Lunch, 2 Dinner and 2 Breakfast|
The Kali Gandaki River rises in Mustang, which is situated upon a high plateau bordering with Tibet. It boasts one of the deepest gorges in the world dropping between Dhaulagiri ( 8167 meters) and Annapurna ( 8091 meters).
Its glacial runoff from the Annapurna mountains make for big volume fun whitewater and it is a truly a fantastic river for kayakers and rafters alike. Rapids such as ‘ Little Brother, Big Brother’ and ‘Rafters Refund ‘ will have paddlers feeling exhilarated.
There are also tranquil calm sections to enjoy the spectacular scenery and watch the monkeys play on the cliffs. Lush rainforests line the river banks and camping is on beautiful sandy beaches.
Day 1 After breakfast take all your bags and load them on our private bus and load the rafts/kayaks and all food and equipment for the trip as well. Drive approximately 3 hrs. to the put in of the Kali Gandaki River starting point to Maldunga. We will paddle approximately 95km over 3 days.
Have lunch and get prepared for the river trip. Paddle the afternoon on lovely whitewater of class 3 level. Camp on riverside beach just after the rapid called big brother
Day 2 Have a yummy breakfast and then pack up and get ready for an awesome day of super fun whitewater with stunning scenery. Class 3 plus easy 4 whitewater with lots of fun waves to play on along the way. Have lunch on a riverside beach and paddle another couple of hours of fun rafting and few kilo mitre above the rapid called landslide Camp on riverside beach.
Day 3 Have a breakfast and then pack up and get ready for an awesome day of super fun whitewater with stunning scenery. Class 3 plus easy 4 whitewater with lots of fun waves to paddle out to mostly class 2-3 rapid and little bit flat water ad the end to finish with. Take out at the hydroelectric dam at Mirmi. Load up our private bus. Have lunch and then drive back to Pokhara approximately 4 hrs. drive through some picturesque hills and countryside.
What we provide
Along with our high-quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.
We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.
Let Us Know
Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also, it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.
Nepal alternative treks take the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.
- Bus to put in and from taking out of the river sections
- Food while you on the river and bus journey
- All the paddling equipment
- Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
- River maps
- Satellite phone
- Permits and entry fee
- Professional standard river guides and safety kayaker/kayak instructor
- All the cooking and kitchen equipment
- Accommodation 2-night camping on wonderful beaches.
- Extra snacks while you on the river
- Extra Beverages for on the river i.e.) alcohol
- we recommend people tip the local guides at the end of the trip
- International Flight to Nepal
- Travel Insurance
- Small personal first aid kit
Please read our Booking terms and conditions carefully. In completing and submitting the booking form, you agree to be bound by these conditions. These conditions apply to the exclusion of any other terms or conditions unless they are set out in the booking form.
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