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  • Trip introduction

    The Kali river forms the international border between India and Nepal in its upper reaches. The river provides us with exciting white water rafting opportunities and also leads to the mighty Chooka rapid. This trip combines excellent whitewater rafting with camping by the river. Spring trips begin lower at Jhulaghat, while fall trips begin from Jauljibee.

    Where is the lugguage stored when travellers are rafting?

    Water-proof bags are kept aboard the raft for keeping cameras on the trip and on longer self-contained, multi-day expeditions, bigger water-proof bags are carried to keep all baggage on the raft completely dry. Every raft also carries rescue bags and flip lines to counter any emergency.

    Destination

    A self-contained river journey down the Kali river is one of the prime options in the Himalayas. The river flows past terraced farms of Kumaoni 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 an outdoor wilderness experience in a league of its own.

    Destination highlights

    Paddle through the Kali river as it makes it's way through tiny villages | Photograph the pristine Himalayan landscape | Enjoy the adrenaline rush while navigating through white water rapids

    Activity Details

    2 to 4 and 4 plus

    Yes

    80

    10 to 12 ft km

    4 hrs

    115 kms

    120 kg

    NA

    Trip details
  • Day 1

    We set out on our trip and board the overnight train from Delhi-Kathgodam.

    Overnight spent on the train.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Delhi

    En route to Kathgodam

    05:30 AM

    Food

    No meals provided

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  • Cancellation policy

    The following charges will apply on cancellation:

    If cancellation takes place more than 45 days prior to departure, your full amount will be returned except a processing charge of Rs. 5000 or US$ 120.

    If cancellation takes place between 45 and 30 days prior to departure, 50% of the tour price will be forfeited

    If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to departure, 100% of the tour price will be forfeited.

    Some trips attract a minimum processing charge – please check.

    The tour price is quoted as a package. No partial refunds or credit will be given for services not used. We recommend that you obtain travel insurance upon booking.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol or drugs is not permitted upto 6 hours before or during a rafting trip. We will, without refund, refuse intoxicated persons.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Rates quoted are on twin share. If you prefer single accommodation, the single supplement cost is Rs. 9500.

    All bookings are subject to availability of space at Camp.

    Train bookings are very difficult to get if you book closer to date. A railway tatkal surcharge of Rs. 1400 per person per sector will apply should we be unable to get a ticket under standard quota.

    Aquaterra Adventures (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.
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    • Kali Sarda River Rafting Rapids Thrill Adventure Nature
    • Kali Sarda River Rafting Rapids Thrill Adventure Nature
    • Kali Sarda River Rafting Rapids Thrill Adventure Nature
    • Kali Sarda River Rafting Rapids Thrill Adventure Nature
    • Kali Sarda River Rafting Rapids Thrill Adventure Nature
    • Kali Sarda River Rafting Rapids Thrill Adventure Nature
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • All travel from Delhi and back to Delhi by road/ rail as applicable (by air and non-ac car/jeep/coach)

    • All arrangements for staying and camping while on the trip, accommodation on twin share basis in tents/rest houses/hotels
    • All meals while on river
    • Professional guide fee
    • All rafting, kayaking and safety equipment
    • Camp staff
    • Cook

    Excludes

    • Airport transfers in Delhi, any stay and meals in Delhi

    • Sleeping bag
    • Items of personal clothing, expenses of a personal nature like laundry, phone calls, alcohol, cigarettes
    • Basic medical and evacuation insurance
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Thermal underwear
    • Long trousers/long shirts/t-shirts
    • Good pair of shorts, one quick dry to be worn over wetsuit, if used
    • Swim suit for ladies - a bikini top and bottom is great for wearing under the wetsuit
    • Good sandals
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Not to wear - Avoid wearing denim/jeans or expensive watches/jewellery.

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Rafts
    • Safety equipment
    • Helmets
    • Life-jackets

    You need to get

    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Thermal underwear for river
    • Good sandals for raft, spare flip-flops
    • Water bottle
    • Flash-light and spare batteries -important
    • Sun shade/hat with brim
    • Sunglasses and eyeglass retainers
    • Sunscreen/sun block with minimum SPF 50
    • Vaseline/lip salve
    • Insect repellent
    • Personal toiletries - towels/soap etc.
    • Rugsack/duffel bag to carry your baggage
    • Karimat/thermarest (optional)
    • Small daypack
    • Long trousers/long-shirts/ t-shirts etc.
    • Good pair of shorts, one quick dry to be worn over wetsuit, if used.
    • Swim suit for ladies - a bikini top and bottom is great for wearing under the wetsuit
    • Alcohol/cigarettes - not available on trip

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.