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)
Overview: Kaligandaki River Rafting
Nepal has 1st position water resources in the Asia and 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 before hand in the Annapurna mountains. Also consider continuing down the lower Kali Gandaki to Chitwan National Park.
Day by Day Itinerary:
Day 01: Drive to Bangluung by private bus and have a lunch. After lunch it is straight ino th 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: 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 our 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 skylarking.
Day 03: As we continue downstream, the river cliffs narrow eerily 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.
Kinds of Rafting:
There are essentially two kinds of rafts available - the oar-powered raft and the paddle raft. The oar-powered raft has a frame either at the back or in the middle where the river-guide sits and does all the paddling and guiding work. The paddleboat requires all participants to do their bit. Depending on the size of the raft, four or eight participants sit on the side tubes and power the boat using long paddles. It involves teamwork and more physical effort than the oar-powered boat. Paddleboats, however, capsize more easily as the are lighter and do not have the rigid structure of the oar-powered boat. On big rivers like the Sun Kosi (Class IV to V) where there are huge rapids, more care is required. In such rivers, we usually use one oar-powered boat and one paddleboat so that one acts as a rescue boat in case the other capsizes. This also gives each particpant an opportunity to ride both kinds of rafts - be actively involved in one and relax in the other. Equipment: rafts are inflatable boats made of thick rubber, usually with separate air compartments so that a hole in any part of the tube does not mean that the whole raft will deflate and collapse. Life jackets and helmets are provided as mandatory gear. Paddles may be made of synthetic alloys and fibres which are longer and more maneuverable, or they may be of plain wood coated with synthetic waterproof paint. Wooden oars are slightly heavier but break less easily. On longer trips or more demanding rivers, splash jackets may be provided.
All the gear and food will be packed inside waterproof bags and carried on the raft itself. Your cameras and accessories, stored inside the waterproof barrel, will be available for your use during the DAY. The setting up of camp and cooking will begin as soon as the campsite is reached.
Safety requirements: While on the boat, you may at times take off your helmet and lif jacket, or even jump out of the boat to take a dip in the river. Nevertheless, it is of utmost importance to consult your guide before indulging in such activities, as his knowledge of the river will help prevent you form finding yourself unprotected when hitting the rapids.
All our staff, whether guides, cooks or helpers, are trained professionals who look after your safety on the boat and your comfort while at rest. Rely on them to give you the best treat of your holiday.
||Where to start
||Where to end
||Let us know and book in advance
||Depend on River
||Depend on River
|Trishuli, Seti, Lower Bhote Koshi, Upper Sun Koshi
||Whenever you want
||Depend on water level
||Depend on water level
What is included in the price?
- hotel in Kathmandu bed & breakfast.
- All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
- Rafting Guide & Supporter.
- All rafting equipments such as self-bailing rafts, life jackets and safety equipments.
- 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)
What is not included in the price?
- Nepal visa
- International flight & all domestic departure tax
- Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
- During the lodge trek hot shower cost extra
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
- Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
- Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss.