The Kali River originates from the Greater Himalayas at Kalapaani at an altitude of 3600 m, in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand, India. The river is named after the Goddess Kali whose temple is situated in Kalapaani near the Lipu-Lekh pass at the border between India and Tibet. On its upper course, this river forms India’s continuous eastern boundary with Nepal.
The Kali River joins with the Gori Ganga at Jauljibi, a place famous for its annual trade fair. It the joins with the Saryu River at Pancheshwar. The area around Pancheshwar is called ‘Kali Kumaon’. Kali descends in plains and called by the name of Sharda.
The Kali River is a great introduction to river running in India. It is a typical pool drop river, with relaxing calm scenic stretches followed by big exciting rapids with long wave trains. The river flows past terraced villages, waterfalls, white sandy beaches and dense tropical jungles. The river forms the border between India and Nepal it gives a good insight into the people from both countries. The area is rich in wildlife and the river is full of big Gaming fish called “Mahasheer”. The area is home to leopard, bear, elephant, monkey and over 500 species of bird.
Day 00: Board overnight train Delhi – Kathgodam.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathgodam railway station, Drive 7hrs to Pancheswar via Lohaghat through beautiful Kumaoni villages and terraced fields.
Camp at confluence of Kali and Saryu rivers. Some can try there hands on Angling.
Overnight in tents.
Day 02: Breakfast and safety briefing about rafting, get into rafting gears and float down on big water KALI.
Day start with easy rapids with unmatched beautiful views of villages of Nepal-India.
Camp at Surnaya.
Day 03: After breakfast float down to Parigoan (appx: 4hrs), Pack lunch at Tinshade, A spot where Christopher Oldmeadow caught 56lbs Mahasheer in April 1999.camp other side of parigoan.
Day 04: Relaxed day in very beautiful campsite, we can go to either side of India-Nepal for a walk.
Evening campfire & dinner. Stay in tents.
Day 05: Breakfast and raft down to Boom (appx: 5hrs). This day we can run many rapids of grade 3-4 including rapid Chuka monster & Brahmdev.
Pullout at Boom, Drive to kadthgodam to catch night train to Delhi.
TRIP GRADE: EASY-MODERATE (CLASS: 2 TO 3+)