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Kali Gandaki River

The Holy River

Kali Gandaki RiverKali 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.

Fast Facts
Location Western Nepal
River Basin (System) Gandaki
Distance 70 km
Rafting duration 5 days
Best Time October to December & March to May

The Rafting Route
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.

Sample Itinerary
Day 01: Drive to Bhutwal followed by camping.

Day 02: Drive to Surkhet and overnight camping.

Day 03: Trek from Surkhet to Dhanigad, overnight camping.

Day 04: Trek from Dhanigad to Kareleghat, camp at the river bank.

Day 05: Rafting from Kareleghat and overnight camping.

Day 06: Rafting day and camping on the beach.

Day 07: Rafting day, camping on the beach near the confluence of the Seti River.

Day 08: Rafting day, camping on the beach after passing Bijura Village.

Day 09: Rafting to Chisapani, drive back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Arrive Kathmandu

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Annapurna Region
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.
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