Difficulty: Class 3+/ 4+
River Distance: 60 km.
Put-In: Maldhunga [3 hrs drive from
Season: Sep to Dec & Feb to Mar
Take Out: Mirmi Dam [4 hrs back to
Camping: 2 night remote beach with
Kaligandaki is one of the famous rafting rivers around Himalayan
region of Nepal. She is named after the Goddess (KALI) raises high on the
Tibetan plateau in Mustang and cut of the deepest gorges in the world between
Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m).
This largely unspoiled 'Holy' river offers exiting bumpy 60 set of fast and
medium length white water rapids over 60 km, spectacular views of Mountain
backdrops, green lush waterfalls, typical villages and temples amazing wildlife
and gorgeous sandy beaches campsites makes this our favorite white water
Day 01: Drive to Baglung
After Breakfast at hotel in Pokhara you will drive to Bagluung by private bus
up to Bagluung,then at first we will pump on the raft and
rafting around. 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 wtih mind blowing views and dacning waterfalls.
Day 02: Rafting
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 it 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
Day 03: Rafting and back to pokhara
As we continue downstream, the river cliffs narrow easily above us and we enter
a somber 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 and drive to pokhara.