Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Location: Nepal, Asia
From: Beni (820m)
To: Mirmi Dam (760m)
Distance: 60 km (37miles)
Days: 03 days
From ktm: 4 hours
Best time to run it: Mid Sep-Dec, Mar-May
Av. Gradient 5m/km (25ft. a mile)

Nepal has 1st position water resources in Asia and a 2nd rich country in the world after Brazil. Few rafting rivers in the world can match the thundering course of the rivers of Nepal originating from the snow meltdown of the Himalayan terrain. There are so many big, medium and small rivers for white water rafting in Nepal.

A beautiful unspoilt river with good white water, gorges, wildlife and a feeling of remoteness. Recommended for people looking for an exciting medium-length raft trip and as a self-sufficient kayak trip for intermediate and expert kayakers. We suggest combining this river with a trek beforehand in the Annapurna mountains.

Day 01:

Drive to Bangluung by private bus and have lunch. After lunch, it is straight into the grade 4 rapid little Brother followed quickly by Big Brother. We camp at one of nature's five-star sites with mind-blowing views and dancing waterfalls.

Day 02:

Today is continuous grade 3 to 4 world-class white water with rapids like Rafter's Refund and Oar Breaker. Wave trains and holes abound early in the day so watch out if you don't want to flip! Adrenalin junkies knock yourself out but don't forget to keep glancing back upstream to catch views of the amazing Annapurnas. Once camped, the village of Seti Beni is just a short walk upstream and guarantees to delight with its stone flagged lanes and curious youngsters skylarking.

Day 03:

As we continue downstream, the river cliffs narrow eerily above us and we enter a sombre canyon glistening with wet black rocks. You experience what can only be seen from the water, so drink it all in as we drift towards our take-out point.

  • Hotel in Kathmandu bed & breakfast.
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
  • Rafting Guide & Supporter.
  • All rafting equipment such as self-bailing rafts, life jackets and safety equipment.
  • Paddle top, helmets and waterproof gear bags.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis tent camping.
  • All national park and rafting permits and fees.
  • All meals during the raft trip. (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Round trip ground transportation.
  • All kitchen and camping equipment, cook and needed staff.
  • Safety kayaker.
  • Sleeping Bag and mattress (will be provided if needed)
  • Nepal visa.
  • International flight & all domestic departure tax.
  • Lunch & dinner during the hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • During the lodge trek, hot shower cost extra.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in an emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
  • Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss.

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