Departure point: Pokhara
River Distance: 72 Kms.
River start point: Near Beni
River finish point: Mirmere
Outward travel time: 4 hours
River grade: III - IV
Return travel time: 5 hours
Duration: 3 days
Kaligandaki River Rafting is one of the most excellent wilderness rafting expeditions in the western part of Nepal. This river is forename after the ferocious goddess 'Kali', hence called Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki river originates from high above the Tibetan plateaus in the kingdom of Mustang and makes its way down through the Himalayas, along the carves of the deepest gorge in the world between the two 8,000 m peaks Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Kaligandaki River Rafting was first unlocking to commercial use in 1991. Adventures in this majestic river unite together great with rapids with extraordinary picturesque beauty, unique cultures and astounding beaches. Moreover, passing through remote arrangement, admirably relaxing surroundings is a remarkable experience to the rafters.
Kaligandaki River Rafting initiate from the rafting take in point at Beni. Kali Gandaki River rafting generally offers relaxing rapid of +3 but sometimes it really encounters you with the most exciting 4 and +4 rapids named 'small brother', 'big brother' and 'refund'. This river rafting takes you through the steep walled Georges, under spilling waterfalls, gorgeous scenery, villages and deserted sun baked beaches. This big river rafting takes you 72 kilometers along the river until you reach the take out point at Mirmire. Kali Gandaki River is considered one of the holiest rivers in Nepal. This river rafting offers the spectacular mountain view of the Mt. Annapurna range. Kali Gandaki River is also an idyllic river for the intermediate to advance kayakers.
Day 01: Early in the morning at around 7/8 am, we drive for around 3-4 hrs to reach the put-in point near Beni. During drive we observe spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks and sacred Machhapuchare. Today we begin our rafting with some class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, soon after that you will encounter 2 big class 4 rapids named ‘Small Brother’ and ‘Big Brother’. After encountering these two big rapids we reach the Modi Khola confluence where we will choose the beach for the evening campsite.
Day 02: Today we start down our rafting where we encounter many class 3 rapids and the most challenging class 4 named 'REFUND'. This trip offers some adrenaline calm and spectacular scenery including views of Annapurna 1 and Himchuli. The river passes through the vines, wildlife and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. We make our campsite below the village of Purti Ghat.
Day 03: As soon as we start our rafting we reach the holy village of Seti Beni. This part of river is strewn with large house size boulder in the confluence with a smaller tributary. After continuous 2 hours of floating we reach the take out point at mirmire.Our bus will be waiting for us. We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara.