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Kali Gandaki River Rafting

The River is the most accessible river from the trekking base of Pokhara. The dam built close to the confluence of the Andhi Khola has shortened the five-day trip. The maximum time spent on river is now 3 days. The last two days were less interesting but certain sad losses result, a visit to Ridi village, Ranighat (an old abandoned palace that’s like something from an Indiana Jone’s movie set) and ‘Walk in the Dark’, a great class 4 that was a good finale to the trip. This river rises in Mustang, the bit of Nepal that sticks out into Tibet to the North. Before it reaches the put-in it passes between the mighty Dhauligiri in the west and the Annapurna massif in the east. This gorge is more than 4 miles deep. Lower down at the put-in the river goes south and a great adventure begins.

Transportation to the River:
Pokhara is 200km from Kathmandu. It takes 7 hours by bus, 5 hours by private vehicle or 35 minutes by flight. The journey from Pokhara to the put-in is amazing. The road initially follows the Seti River and rises up a winding road to the village of Naudanda where a magnificent view greets you from the north – The entire Annapurna massif. The road raises more before dropping into the Modi khola river valley which it then follows for several kilometers. At Kusma the road turns northwest and begins the descent to the river.

After lunch, you will get onto the river. The day by break down of the river is given below.
The Lower Kali gandaki is run from Ramdi and takes 3-4 days. It’s hardest rapid is class 3 and it’s said to have some amazing wildlife and scenery.

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Day 1

 Pokhara to put-in, lunch and onto river, 2-3 hours of class 4 to camp just below Modi Khola.

Day 2

Day of class 3 / 4 to just above Seti Beni village.

Day 3

of Andhi Khola (dam) and bus to Pokhara arriving late afternoon.

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan to Rafting starting point and Rafting ending point  to Kathmandu/Pokhara/Chitwan by bus (if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost )
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation  during the Rafting
  • Three meals a day; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the Rafting
  • Rafting equipments
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • All meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara (We do provide on your request with extra charge)
  • Personal travel and health insurance and insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation and meals, extra activities (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Suggested Equipments for this trip

On the Raft:

  • Shorts
  • Sun Hat/ Cap
  • Sports Shoes (Trainers) Teva-type sandals (It’s important to have Rubber soles and that the shoe is either tied or uses Velcro/ Buckles to stay on the foot)
  • T-shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun Block
  • Water Bottle

Off the raft (at camp):

  • Long Lightweight trousers
  • Dry Shoes/socks
  • Warm Jacket/fleece
  • Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Good Sleeping bag
  • Towel
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Any special personal medications

Trekking Planner takes the safety and security of all of our clients very seriously. It is our primary concern and reflected in every aspect of your time with us.

  • All our guides are licensed, trained in CPR, first aid and advanced river rescue techniques.
  • All our equipment is world class, up to date and carefully maintained.
  • We use Avon self-bailing rafts.
  • We always use safety kayakers or double catamaran team on every trip.
  • We prepare all food with the utmost attention to hygiene.
  • Whenever possible we use our own private minibus and driver.

What we provide

before your trip you will be invited to an orientation meeting in order to meet the rest of your paddling team, our rafting crews (Guides and Safety Team who will be on your trip). At this meeting there will be opportunities for you to ask any questions that you may have and discuss any personal requirements, such as a special diet or medical conditions that could affect your time with us.

  • We have our own private transportation to take you to and from the river if possible if not then we use tourist bus to rafting starting point and local bus from ending point to onward. When our own coach is not available then we provide a privately booked alternative.
  • We provide plentiful, hygienically prepared and wholesome food and drinks.
  • Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (during winter), lifejackets, dry bags, camera barrels, all necessary safety and medical equipment. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
  • All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What you need to tell us

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 or other special meals if required.

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