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Kali River Expedition

The Kali River expedition is a fine big-water rafting trip. The white water of the Kali River makes rafting a terrific way to explore and arouse your interest in the magnificent scenery. The jungle, wild life, and bird life are phenomenal. Since there isn't any path along the river, it is a totally wild rafting trip through a remote area of Nepal and India. The River, which is called Kali or Sharda on the Indian side, and Mahakali on Nepalese side, demarcates the border between Nepal and India. It is also well known for Mahseer finishing. It is a good choice for raft or kayak groups looking for a wild and remote river that is not too difficult. It is graded between grade III and IV.

Area: Kumaon, Uttrakhand
River grade: III+ - IV
Season: Oct to end March

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at Delhi airport met our representative and then transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02: Delhi – Almora (315 kms/8 hrs approx by car)
Early in the morning drive to Almora via Kathgodam. Arrival at Almora by evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03: Almora- Pithoragarh
In the morning after breakfast drive to Pithoragarh by car. It will take 6 hrs approx. Upon arrival at Pithoragarh check in to hotel. One can views of Pancha chuli more than compensate for the drive. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04: Pithoragarh - Jhulaghat start and on the river
In the morning after breakfast drive to Jhulaghat (02 hrs) and from here we will start our River Rafting Expedition. This is an initiation stretch of 15 kms (90 mins) of Class II+ rapids passing many stalactite and stalagmite formations. Camp by late afternoon and hike to nearby village.

Day 05: On the River:
We pass Pancheshwar where the Kali meets the Saryu, and is now called the Sarda. We camp below the confluence for a relaxed afternoon.

Day 06: On the River:
The river begins to get pacy as we negotiate a series of Class III rapids. The day is marked by thick jungles and less-inhabited sections. Camp overnight.

Day 07: On the River:
Today, we raft 20kms to camp below the class IV Chooka rapid.

Day 08: On the River:
We begin to enter the Tarai jungles today with great white water and the chance of spotting a wild elephant. We reach Boom where our river trip finish and we drive to Kathgodam (2-3 hours). From here board an overnight train for Delhi.

Day 09: Delhi
Arrivals at Delhi by early in the morning then transfer to hotel for relax. By evening drive to international airport to catch onwards flight.

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