TRIP DETAILS: Custom Trip - Kali Expedition
REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY
- Must be 14 years old or above
- Must not suffer from any medical or physical condition that prohibits the participant from partaking in physical exercise
Day 0 (Mon, March 26): Delhi to Kathgodam. Overnight train from Delhi to Kathgodam.
Day 01 (Tues, March 27): Kathgodam to Lohaghat. Our day begins early morning at 7am. Our drive to Lohaghat (6-7 hours) gives you splendid glimpses of the Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchuli mountain ranges. We drive through the towns and villages of Kumaon that provide a rich cultural background for the trip. Don’t be surprised if you want to stop often to take photographs of the diverse flora and fauna, along with the Himalayas in the background. Camp at Pancheshwar.
Day 02 (Weds, March 28): Pancheshwar to Rupali Gad Camp. After a comprehensive river safety briefing, as well as basic rafting instructions, you are ready to experience the thrill of grade 3-4 rapids. The sights and sounds of the many villages we cross add to the special experience of being on the river. We then venture into the wilderness section of the river, where we will pitch camp late afternoon at Rupali Gad Camp, followed by dinner around the campfire.
Day 03 (Thurs, March 29): Rupali Gad Camp to Pari Gaon. The river’s run from Rupali Gad to Pari Gaon takes us through the most remote wilderness corridor and also the Kali’s biggest rapid, the ‘Chuka’, a grade 4+ rapid. As the rapid changes annually after every monsoon, we will scout it before running it. We will then enjoy a few more grade 3 rapids before we reach camp across the river from Pari Gaon, where pug marks and Hornbills are often spotted. There will be plenty to discuss and remember about the day when we sit around the campfire and savor a hot, delicious meal.
Day 04 (Fri, March 30): Layover day at Pari Gaon. Explore the area by foot on day hikes, or soak in the beauty of the river valley at camp.
Day 05 (Sat, March 31): Pari Gaon to Boom to Kathgodam. On the last day on the river we start from Pari Gaon to reach the take out at Boom. There is a distinct shift in the surrounding vegetation as we enter the Terai region. You may find wild elephants sharing the river with you! After lunch load up and drive to Kathgodam. Board the night train out of Kathgodam to Delhi.
Day 06 (Sun, April 1): Reach Delhi in morning. Trip ends.
Rs 36,600 per person (33,600 (trip) + Rs 3000 (train tickets) )
Rates quoted are per person, based on sharing double accommodations.
Single Supplement—Rs 3600 for 'requested' singles; Rs 3000 for 'forced' singles. If you prefer single accommodation, you must pay the Single Supplement Fee. If you’re traveling alone and wish to share accommodation, we’ll try our best to find you a roommate.
Cost includes: GST as applicable (subject to change as per government rules). Activities as noted in the itinerary, including return train tickets Delhi to Kathgodam, accommodation in hotel/inns/camping in villages, rafting and camping fees, and all arrangements in the field, including camp meals, cook staff and group gear. Rafting equipment including life jacket, helmet, wet suit, raft guide, safety kayaker; we have unmatched top of the line self-bailing rafts and accessories used by professionals globally. Also included in the cost is expert leadership. (With the country's most experienced guiding team, we assure the first-timer and even the non-swimmer a trip of a lifetime!)
Cost excludes: Sleeping bags, expenses of personal nature (sodas, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, laundry, etc.) insurance (we strongly recommend you purchase the supplementary trip insurance which includes trip cancellation insurance), etc. Cost also excludes any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions or any other circumstances beyond our control.
Airfare is not included in the land cost of our trips. For air reservations, we recommend you contact the airlines directly, either by phone or the Internet. Please check with our staff before purchasing or obtaining your tickets. We need to verify your arrival and departure schedule and ensure we have enough participants to operate the trip.