Kaligandaki Rafting Trip

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If rafting does mean an adventure filled run through a secluded river posing you the challenge of grade III and IV rapids with gorgeous scenes, age-old shrines and occasional settlements, then there is no better alternate than the Kaligandaki Rafting Trip. One of the most sacred rivers of the Hindus, the Kaligandaki gives a good exercise your energy and skill as you pass over its technical rapids. The thick foliage in the surrounding cliffs, the temples and shrines in every confluence, villages and villagers to be met on the way serve a heady combination of diverse experiences. For the rafters and kayakers, the range of bio-diversity during the three day trip starting at Baglung and ending at Mirme comes as another astonishing delight.

The rafting trip in Kaligandaki can be extended from three to five and even to 9 days. If we start at the entry point at Nayapul (70 km from Pokhara) and take out at the dam-site near the river’s confluence with the Andhi Khola, this is the usual, most followed three day trip. At high flows it is also possible to portage the dam-site and continue the journey to Ranighat of Palpa, where you can discover the Tej Mahal—Nepal’s Taj Mahal-- along a great, secluded beach of the river. In this case the journey consumes five days. Now you may well want to emerge to the Terai plains along the river. If so, you go on for other three to four days to Devghat for an entire 130 kilometers, where the Kaligandaki meets the Trishuli River. This epic river journey gives you a kaleidoscopic view of the biological, natural, cultural and geographical diversity of Nepal—the experience of epic scale.


Day 1: Arrival

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul

Day 4: Nayapul  to Modi confluence

Day 5: From Modi confluence to Purti Ghat

Day 6: Purti Ghat to Mirme

Day 7 and 8: Return to Kathmandu and fly back to your home


Day 1: Arrival
As you land in Kathmandu, our office staff will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
You will reach Pokhara from Kathmandu in about 7 hours. After you reach this beautiful city, you can hang around the beautiful Fewa Lake, do some boating on it or go for some short hikes if there is enough time. The attractions here are numerous, as this is the most popular destination of national and international tourists.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul
We drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and stay overnight at the camp on the bank of Modi Khola.

Day 4: Nayapul to Modi confluence
After a short drive we reach the put-in point, where we start the rafting trip.We mostly encounter grade III rapids except for two grade IVs, named “Small Brother” and “Big Brother”. The campsite at the confluence is really a great place to spend the night.

Day 5: From Modi confluence to Purti Ghat
Mostly grade III and at least one grade IV rapid wait you along the route. There are gorgeous scenes along the way, including that of Annapurna I and Hiunchuli. The lush vegetation on the side of the river makes the trip a wild run in green seclusion.


Day 6: Purti Ghat to Mirme
Another exciting day takes us down the sacred confluences and shrines to Mirme where the dam is constructed. We end our three day rafting trip here.

Day 7 and 8: Return to Kathmandu and fly back to your home
After completing this great whitewater journey, we return to Kathmandu on the seventh day and you return to your home the next day.





Country: Nepal
Duration: 8 days
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