Kali Gandaki River Rafting named after the Hindu goddess Kali is deservedly a popular and medium-length river trip that combines exhilarating white water with fine scenery. Kaligandaki has its source in Mustang- a lost Tibetan Kingdom in the Trans Himalaya. As it tumbles down between the majestic Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges, it creates one of the world’s deepest gorges. The explorer Michael Peissel ran this stretch of the river in a small hovercraft in 1973 and at least two other groups have rafted and kayaked in this section.
After the confluence with the Modi Khola, the river swings south through an area where until recently tourists were almost unknown. There are few villages actually on the river – Most are located on the river terraces some hundreds of meters above. Kali Gandaki River Rafting is a rewarding river for the bird watcher; you can see mongooses, monkeys, and signs of leopards and others.