Kali Gandaki River Rafting is a special type of rafting which is dedicated to those who are interested in remote rafting. River adventurers who want to spend some days in the remote area can choose Kali Gandaki River Rafting. Passing in wild areas through narrow gorges witnessing waterfalls, dense jungles and traditional Magar villages is truly rewarding for rafters. Moreover, this is such a trip which offers you chance to view few wonderful mountains of Annapurna Region including some species of wild animals and reptiles.
Kali Gandaki River begins from Mustang and flows through various places of Tibet and Nepal and finally is widened open area. While flowing down from the high Himalayas in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri it creates a deepest gorge of the world at Dana.
Michael Peissel was the first person to discover this rafting route in 1973. He ran through the river in small hovercraft. With him other two groups also rafted and kayaked here then.
Kali Gandaki River Rafting designed by Regulus keeps paddlers busy all the day. It is a beautiful rafting with lots of rapids and technical odds. It well suits for experienced as well as novice rafters.
Newbridge at Kusma is the put in point or starting point of Kali Gandaki River Rafting. It (Kusma) is three hour drive from Pokhara. We arrange private vehicle to reach Kusma from Pokhara. Here you meet expert rafters who will be with you throughout the rafting as your guide. They will give you some tips and necessary instructions required before going for the river journey. You will cover around 55 kilometer distance in inflated rubber boat. The ending point of the rafting is Dam which is around four and half hour drive from Pokhara.
After accomplishing the rafting you can either get back to Kathmandu or enjoy Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park. Or, you can also go for trekking in one of the parts of Annapurna Region.
For any type of rafting safety is our major concern. We provide you self-bailing rafts, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets and firstaid kit. Tents and sleeping bag including mattress are also provided. The food we provide while on rating will be hygienic and healthy.
Furthermore, we request you to bring a T-shirt, inner wear, comfortable footwear which you will wear while rafting, warm clothes for evening, towel, sun block and yes, camera too to capture many unforgettable moments.
September to December the river is graded 4+ whereas in between January to May it is mild graded as 4. Similarly, during monsoon we do not suggest you to experience rafting in Kali Gandaki River.