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Kali Sarda Rafting Kali Sarda Rafting
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Days : 7 Season: Spring

The Kali river forms the international border between India and Nepal in its upper reaches. A 07 day self-contained river journey through a lesser-known part of eastern Kumaon (India) and western Nepal.

This is a journey of discovery and excitement suited to first-time rafters and adventurous families.

The river flows past terraced farms of Kumaoni(Uttarkhand Himalayan Belt, India) and Nepali villages, fresh water streams, sandy beaches, thick tropical jungles, plantations as we travel downstream through the terai belt negotiating exciting white water. With the Mahseer making it an angler\'s delight, the lack of road access makes it a complete wilderness journey. After the first few days of serene float past its confluence with the Saryu at Pancheshwar (also a famous fishing spot) with the occasional big rapid, the Kali makes its final descent to the plains in the last day on river, beginning with the mighty Chooka rapid. Flowing past the terai hills after densely forested hillsides, this trip is replica watches an outdoor wilderness experience in a league of its own.

  • Day 00: Board overnight train Ranikhet Express, from Delhi to Kathgodam.

    Day 01: Transfer by Himalayan Outdoors jeeps to Pithoragarh (approx.07 hrs drive). Overnight at A Hotel,

    in the lap of the Kumaon Himalayas, with magnificent views of the Panchuli range of mountains.

    Day 02: A 2 hr drive to Jhulaghat, the put-in point. Raft   approx. 15 river kms through an initiation stretch with class II + rapids, passing awe inspiring stalactite & stalagmite limestone formations. Camp by late afternoon on a beautiful sand bank and hike to nearby village.

    Day 03: We continue our river journey through picturesque countryside. The Kali confluences with the Saryu river today to form the Sarda at Pancheshwar, famous for sport fishing for Mahseer. We camp just below the confluence for an afternoon of angling delight or take a short hike to the legendary Pancheshwar Temple, situated just above the confluence.

    Day 04: The river picks up pace as we go through a series of Class III rapids amidst thick jungles and a lesser inhabited stretch of the river. Camp overnight at a beautiful secluded beach near a fresh water spring. An afternoon hike in Nepal up a picturesque side valley ends a beautiful day in these isolated environs.

    Day 05: We continue our rafting through quiet river stretches with plenty of chances to Spot wildlife along the banks langur, barking deer and the frisky yellow throated martins hopping along the rocky shorelines. We end a perfect day by negotiating the mighty Chooka rapid, a big volume Class IV- biggest rapid of the river ! We

    camp just below this rapid on a pretty beach.

    Day 06: We take a rest from rafting and explore the surrounding countryside, hiking to the charming \'Viceroy\'s fishing lodge\', a left-over relic of the British Raj. Stories

    abound of the man eating tigers of Thak and Chuka, the nearby villages , where Jim Corbett shot them in these jungles in the late 1930\'s.Overnight tented camp.

    Day 07: Great white water day today with plenty of rapids surrounded by the thick terai jungles. If we are lucky we may even spot a wild elephant! We finish our expedition at Boom, where the mighty Kali enters the plains of India, to be generally referred to as the Sharda river. After lunch a 3 hr drive to Kathgodam railway station to connect to the overnight Ranikhet Express departing 9:15 pm. And reaching New Delhi at 5:15 am the next morning.

  • Total cost per person excluding 2.575% service tax: INR 22000.

     For international guests the expedition costs US$ 600/- excluding the Govt. Service Tax of 2.575%.  

    Booking conditions: All bookings are subject to availability of space for the expedition. We book space on a 100% advance.

     

     

     

    IMPORTANT NOTE: HIMALAYAN OUTDOORS (I) PVT. LTD.‚ reserves the right to change, alter or cancel a trip due to any reason or extraordinary circumstance like dangerous water levels, landslides, bad weather etc. This right will be exercised in the best interest of your safety, and for the well being of an individual or group of individuals.