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Rafting on Kali



DAY 01: Kathgodam - Pithoragarh (Drive)

Drive from Kathgodam to Pithoragarh. Overnight in tents.

DAY 02: Pithoragarh - Jhulaghat (Drive) Chaukidhari (Raft)

Post breakfast, drive from Pithoragarh to put-in point at Jhulaghat (02 hrs). From here raft an initiation stretch of 15 kms of Class II+ rapids passing many stalactite and stalagmite formations. We reach the camp by late afternoon and hike to nearby village. Overnight in tents.

DAY 03: Chaukidhari - Pancheshwar (Raft)

Post breakfast, we start the rafting towards Pancheshwar. Pancheshwar is located at the confluence of the Kali and Saryu rivers, and is a well-known fishing spot. We end the rafting just after the confluence and set up camp here for the night. Overnight in tents.

DAY 04: Pancheshwar - Daurigaon (Raft)

The day is extremely exciting for enthusiasts as we go through a number of Class III rapids and also 2 big rapids - Tergad and Garhmukteshwar. This run is through completely inhabited and desolate areas and the beauty is breath-taking. Overnight in tents.

DAY 05: Daurigaon - Parigaon(Raft)

Today is another big day as we raft down through a series of big rapids to end with the Class IV Chooka rapid. We camp just below this rapid. Overnight in tents.

DAY 06: Parigaon - Boom (Raft) - Kathgodam (Drive)

Today is a day of continuous Class III and III+ rapids. End the rafting trip at Boom and from here we drive to Kathgodam. TRIP ENDS HERE.




  • Accommodation: In comfortable all-weather alpine tents. During the camping, you would be provided with comfortable sleeping bags and camping mattresses.
  • Food: Veg meals. All meals beginning with lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6. We would provide non-veg meals wherever possible but keeping with the nature of the trip, vegetarian cuisine would be the primary choice. Lunch would be packed for having enroute and all other meals would be freshly prepared by our kitchen team which would be travelling along with the expedition.
  • Body suits and dry tops for the rafting to keep warm while on the river
  • Experienced instructors, safety kayakers & state-of-the-art equipment to ensure maximum safety
  • Bonfire in the nights


  • Transport from and back to Kathgodam as per the itinerary.
  • Liquor, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
  • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any services / meals not mentioned above
  • Any costs rising due to delays, bad weather, landslides, etc.
  • Insurance
  • Service Tax


  • We take 25% as booking amount and the balance to be paid 45 days before the start of the trip.
  • Payment to be made by Bank Transfer/Cheque/DD in favour of GREAT INDIAN OUTDOORS (P) LTD. payable at New Delhi/Gurgaon or online through our payment gateway
  • Payment for this trip will not be adjusted against any future trips
  • Cancellation Policy
    • >45 Days: Full refund (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 30-45 Days: 75% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • 15-30 Days: 50% of trip cost will be refunded (after deducting any expenses that have been incurred for hotel bookings, transport, etc.)
    • <15 Days: No refund


How to Reach

Kathgodam, the starting and end point of the trip, is well connected to Delhi by road and air. There are 2 trains that depart from Delhi for Kathgodam – one at 6:15 am and the other at 4:00 pm, and one overnight train that departs at 8:15 pm. The rail journey is usually covered in 5-8 hrs depending on the train.
The road connections between Delhi and Kathgodam are through buses that depart from the ISBT bus station in Old Delhi. There are buses to suit every budget including basic state transport buses to luxury Volvo coaches. The road journey would take 6-7 hrs and are available throughout the day.

Expected Weather

The expected temperatures would be 12-20°C during the day and 7-8°C during the nights.

List of Essentials

Below is a list of essentials you would require at the camp:

  1. Shirts / T-shirts
  2. Trousers / Track Pants
  3. Windproof jacket
  4. Fleece / Full-sleeve Woollen sweater
  5. Thermal inner wear (upper & lower)
  6. Woollen cap
  7. Mittens (Woollen gloves)
  8. Scarf
  9. Woollen socks (extra pairs to be carried)
  10. Comfortable shoes to wear in the evening
  11. Floaters
  12. Towel
  13. Water bottle
  14. Cap / Hat
  15. Sunscreen Lotion
  16. Lip Balm
  17. Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  18. Medicines, if requiring any specific medication
  19. Sunglasses
  20. Personal toiletries
  22. Personal toiletries

Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage.


Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. takes utmost care to ensure safety of its clients. However in the case of any unforeseen mishaps, Great Indian Outdoors (P) Ltd. will not be liable for any injuries caused or for loss of life. All disputes rising due to the above are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in New Delhi/Delhi only. All participants would be required to sign an Indemnity Form before the start of the program, without which they would not be allowed to take part in the trip/program/activities.

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  1. Rafting on a remote river on the Indo-Nepal border
  2. Enjoyable and exciting rapids ranging from Class III to IV
  3. Opportunity to spot wildlife as you raft down the river

The Kali river is on the Indo-Nepal border. This river trip takes you down the upper sections of this river and you would be rafting through a variety of landscape including thick forest, farms, sandy beaches, etc. before you hit the plains. In addition to the natural beauty, there are a number of Class II - IV rapids to relish and the lack of any road support makes the trip a truly outdoor experience.

Duration 6 Days
Region Uttarakhand - Kumaon, Uttarakhand

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