Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Hoshi Trek
 Whitewater wilderness Expedition, 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 Gandaki is one of Nepal's very best rivers for whitewater Adventure  rafting.
For most of the three day expedition there is little relent .Mostly Grade III rapid-but sometimes really exhilarating grade IV and Grade IV+ the Kali Gandaki caries us cavorting on though steep-walled gorges, under cascading waterfalls... to day 3, the last morning... a grand finale of spectacular, photogenic ,big-time whitewater and far more than just the river ,the rewards in clued stunning upstream view of the Mt. Annapurna range, peaceful beach camps on the river bank and the remote villages of at least five of Nepal's main Ethic Group.
 

Itienary Details

 Day 01:

After early wakeup we drive down to near Beni for put in point. Throughout this drive we have stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as well as the sacred Machapuchare. 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 raft trip. First day we begin with some class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, after 10/15 minutes 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 and rum punch whilst the others play or relax and take in the scenery.

 

Day 02:

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 Himalchuli. We will tackle many class III sections and the challenging class IV named REFUND. This section of river is abundant with vines, wildlife and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. Our campsite is below the village of Purti Ghat.

 

Day 03:

Soon 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 confluence is 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. Not long after this it is time for the journey to end. Our bus will be waiting for us. We load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara.

 

 

 

 

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