Kaligandaki River Rafting
Kali Gandaki River rafting one of the best wilderness rafting in Nepal takes you to the stunningly beautiful western Nepal. Kali Gandaki River which is named after the ferocious goddess Kali is one of the biggest River in Nepal. This River originates at the highland Tibetan plateaus if the Mustang and flows down through the Himalayas making the world deepest George the Kali gandaki George. Kali Gandaki George divorces two gigantic glaciated peaks the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna both of which are above (8,000m.). Kali Gandaki River is also considered as one of the holiest river 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. At the end of the each day exhausting trip you will spend overnight in the cool sandy beach in the Camp.
Day 01: Early in the morning at around 7/8 am, we drive for around 3-4 hours to reach the put-in point near Beni. 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 Modi Khola confluence where we will choose the beach for the evening campsite.
Day 02: Today we start down our rafting where we encounter many class 3 rapids and the most challenging class 4 named \'REFUND\'. This trip offers some adrenaline calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurna 1 and Himchuli. The river passes through the vines, wildlife and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. We make our campsite below the village of Purti Ghat.
Day 03: As soon as we start our rafting we reach the holy village of Seti Beni. This part of 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 mirmire.Our bus will be waiting for us. We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara.
Mr. Mandip Gurung - River Guide
Mr. Mandip gurung a resident of chitwan-8 has been working as a post of river guide. He has started his career since 2010 till, he has been interested to learning rafting. He has completed successfully (WRT) white water rescue technician international. First aid training and river guide license from Nepal government.
Mohan Gurung - River Guide
Mr. Mohan gurung a resident of dhading-7 has been working as a post of river guide. He has been started his career since 2011 till, he has been interested learning rafting. He has completed successfully (WRT) white water rescue technician international. First aid training and river guide license holder from Nepal government.
Chetman Shrestha - River Guide
Chetman shrestha a permanent resident of dhading-4 of the organization and outdoor guide with energetic and good personality with full of smile and good behavior. He has started his career from white water adventure tourism since 2004 till. He has grown up by himself for rafting. He has guiding experience in rafting and expedition national and international. He has completed successfully (WRT) white water rescue technician international. First aid training and river guide license holder from Nepal Gov.
Mr. Som Bahadur Chepang - River Guide
Mr. Som Chepang a resident of chitwan-8 has been working as a post of river guide. He has started his career since 2007.he has been interested to learning rafting. He has completed successfully (WRT) white water rescue technician international, first aid training and river guide license holder from Nepal government.
Chandra Bahadur Dahal - MD
Chandra Bahadur Dahal is the managing director and the owner of Eco Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. He has been running this company over 18 years. Mr. Dahal is the current President of the Executive Committee of Nepal Association of Rafting Agencies for the duration 2015 - 2017.
Departure point: Pokhara
Duration: 3 days
River Distance: 72 Km
River start point: Near Beni
River finish point: Mir mere
Outward travel time: 4 hours
River grade: III - IV
Return travel time: 5 hours