Gandaki, hurtling down between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, creates one
of the world's deepest river canyons. Adventure in this majestic river
brings together great white water rapids with extraordinary scenic beauty.
Passing through remote hamlets amidst tranquil surroundings is a remarkable
experience. Abundant wildlife on thee banks of the river and impressive
waterfalls have charm of their own.
Kali Gandaki rapids are considered to be technical and are capable of
keeping the rafters busy. They are appreciated by both the experienced
rafters and the novice. Unique feeling of remoteness comes to heart while
rating in Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki river rafting is famous for
ultra-excitement all over the world. It attracts the lovers of adventure
from the places of far and wide. One can see the superb view of Annapurna
Mountain Range and Dhaulagiri while kayaking in the river.
The Rafting Route
|River Basin (System)
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This is an ideal trip for the rafters who desire to bring together stunning
and varied natural scenery with some classic river adventure expedition. The
rafting excursion brings for the rafters wonderful white water rapids and
marvellous mountain views of the Annapurna South, Fishtail Peak and
Machhapuchhre. Rafting trip in Kali Gandaki is suitable for both reasonably
experienced and novice.
: Drive to Bhutwal followed by camping.
: Drive to Surkhet and overnight camping.
: Trek from Surkhet to Dhanigad, overnight camping.
: Trek from Dhanigad to Kareleghat, camp at the river bank.
: Rafting from Kareleghat and overnight camping.
: Rafting day and camping on the beach.
: Rafting day, camping on the beach near the confluence of the
: Rafting day, camping on the beach after passing Bijura
: Rafting to Chisapani, drive back to Kathmandu
: Arrive Kathmandu
- Wonderful gorges such as Little Brother, Big brother, Walk and Bake,
Good Morning Cobra and Walk in the Dark
- The river slices through the world's deepest gorge between Dhaulagiri
(8167 m) to the west and Annapurna (8091 m)
- Adventure is a delight for bird-lovers
- Camping at Silver beaches
- The Kali Gandaki rises in Mustang and converges with the Trishuli at
Deoghat in Chitwan.
- The river is known as Narayani in India where it meets the Ganges.
- The explorer Michael Peissel went through this stretch of the river
in a small hover craft in 1973 for the first time.
It is located east of a great gorge sliced through the Himalayas by the
Kali Gandaki river. The mountain has glaciers on its western and
northwestern slopes, which ease into this gorge. The Annapurna Sanctuary
trek journeys through plenty of diverse terrain, from lowland villages and
rice terraces to glaciers. It offers excellent high mountain views. This
trek is a fine opportunity to enjoy yourself with Himalayan peaks.