Trip Overview

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The Kali Gandaki passes through narrow gorges, alongside tumbling waterfalls and jungle, traditional Magar and Chetri villages, whose inhabitants often venture down to the riverside to meet the rafters with traditional 'Namaste!'.The Kali begins its journey high on the Tibetan plateau in the kingdom of Mustang. Using the Deepest gorge in the world that is formed between the Mt. Annapurna (8346m) Massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8046m) and named after the ferocious goddess Kali, the Kali the Gandaki is one of Nepal's very best rivers for whitewater Adventure rafting.

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  • 1
    Pokhara to rafting put-in point Nayapul

    Pokhara to rafting put-in point Nayapul 70 km. for 4 hours drive from Pokhara and then an evening at the camp of Modi Khola.

    At around 7 am, we drive to the put-in point. Upon arrival, we unload all the equipment and you will receive a full safety briefing.

    Have lunch and then the guide will take you to the river starting point ready to begin your exciting 3 days rafting trip.

    The first day we begin with plenty of class III rapids this is a warm-up for the team, after a couple of hours you will be encountering 2 big class 4 rapids i.e. ‘Small Brother’ and ‘Big Brother’.

    Your guide will be making you work hard at doing exercises to work as a team maneuvering the raft efficiently.

    After scouting the rapid, the safety kayaks will go first then the raft.

    Soon after encountering these two big rapids we will reach the Modi Khola confluence where we will choose the beach for the evening campsite.

    We unload the rafts and one raft team prepares dinner whilst the others play volleyball or relax and take in the scenery.

  • 2
    Camp site Modi Khola tovillage of Purti Ghat

    Campsite Modi Khola to second-day campsite below the village of Purti Ghat.

    Once the rafts are packed we start down the river for a day mixed with adrenaline, calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurna I and Himchuli.

    We will tackle many class III sections and the challenging class IV named REFUND.

    This section of the river is abundant with vines and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces.

    Our campsite is below the village of Purti Ghat.

  • 3
    Purti Ghat to Mirme

    Almost immediately after being back on the water we reach the holy village of Seti Beni.

    The river has deposited a house size boulder in the confluence with a smaller tributary.

    Since confluences are considered holy places in the Hindu religion, this boulder has become an important shrine to the local river people.

    There is usually a great audience to watch and listen to the spectacle as each team negotiates the rapid that has formed around this holy place.

    After the shirt-rafting trip, it is time for the journey to end.

    You arrive in the Mirme where your bus will be waiting for you.

    We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara 105 km. for 5 hours driving

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    Quick facts
    • Grade for:
      Autumn Spring Sep - Dec 3 to 4+ Feb to May 3 to 4
    • Possible operation:
      Autumn & Spring
    • Departure:
      Fix and on request
    • Total time in Nepal:
      As per your interest Rafting days: 3 + 2 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
    • Entrance by:
      30 - minute flight or a 6-hour drive to Pokhara
    • Put-in point:
      Nayapul (70 km. / 4 hours drive from Pokhara)
    • Put-out point:
      Mirme (105 km. / 5 hours drive back to Pokhara)
    • River distance:
      55 km.
    • Numbers of pax require:
      Minimum 6 persons
    Challenging: Challenging
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