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. Kali also make confluence with the Saryu River at Pancheshwar. At the confluence with Saryu Kali it is known as Pancheshwar and famous for Mahaseer Angling spot.
The Kali River is a great introduction for multi day white water expedition 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.
Board overnight train Delhi – Kathgodam. Overnight in Train.
Arrival at Kathgodam railway station, Drive 6hrs 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.
Breakfast and safety briefing about rafting, get into rafting gears and float down on big water KALI.
After breakfast float down to Surnaya (appx: 4hrs), Pack lunch at one of the sandy beach. Camp little lower of Surnaya village.
Breakfast and raft down to Chuka (appx: 5hrs). This day we can run many rapids of grade 3-4 including rapid Chuka monster. Camping after the Chuka rapid.
This is our last day of rafting on Kali with very frequent rapids and beautiful villages. We will pass through Purnagiri gorge. Raft Pullout at Boom, Drive to kadthgodam to catch night train to Delhi.