Kali Gandaki River Rafting
With 60 rapids over 60 kilometers the Kali Gandaki is a thrill a minute! Named after the goddess of destruction, Kali, this is Nepal’s most holy river. Rising in the mystical region of Mustang, it drops off the roof of the world only to carve out the world’s deepest river gorge. As you roar through turbulent rapids, dodging huge boulders and sliding down glistening chutes into churning, frothy whirlpools, your adventure is set against the backdrop of the Annapurna range, its snowcapped peaks suspended in view through 120 kilometres of wilderness area and shadowy canyons of stone.
As you pass isolated villages precariously clinging to terraces high above the river, you will hear the melodic calls of Namaste from the children. Locals and pilgrims alike worship Kali’s holy river, and at every confluence one can see the fire rings from many cremations. We will also float past the Shiva temple at Rubra Beni.
On the last day we meet the largest rapids, providing a thrilling climax to the journey of a lifetime! There are no warm up days on this river, you are straight into the action with bumpy, fast, and medium level rapids challenging you at every turn. Both experienced and first time rafters will enjoy the exciting rapids of the Kali Gandaki. At high water the Kali Gandaki is a Grade 4 river.