Kali Sharda (Maha Kali) Expedition


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The Kali-Sharda river, popularly known as "Kali" forms a natural border between India and Nepal in its upper reaches, flows through some of the scenic valleys in Uttarakhand, some of the best known fishing spots like Pancheshwar come along its way, before it finally flowing down to the plains.

Floating past terraced farms of Kumaoni and Nepali villages, fresh water streams, sandy beaches, thick tropical jungles, plantations we travel downstream through the terai belt negotiating exciting white water.

Kayaking : If you are a kayaker, you can also join this expedition on kayak with an existing trip or in an exclusive kakay expedition.

Variations : For extended / truncated versions of this expedition click on Variations tab below.

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Location Kali River, Indo Nepal Border
Duration 5 days
Pickup - Drop Point Delhi to Delhi
Difficulty MODERATE
   Trip stats   Season   Departures   Pictures   Variations
   Trip stats   Season   Departures   Pictures   Variations
   Trip stats   Season   Departures   Pictures   Variations
Day 0: Delhi to Kathgodam overnight.
Board overnight train from Delhi - Kathgodam leaving at 2245 hrs.
Day 1: Kathgodam to Pithoragarh by road
Arrive at 0615 hrs. Drive Kathgodam to Pithoragarh (07 hrs). Overnight at Rest House.
Day 2: Pithoragarh to Jhulaghat. Rafting Starts.
Drive from Pithoragarh to put-in at Jhulaghat (02 hrs drive). Rafting starts at Jhulaghat. We negotiating mainly Class II rapids. Camp by late afternoon before Pancheshwar.
Day 3: continued....
We enter the gorge today. Pass Pancheshwar, the point where Kali meets river Saryu, coming from Pindari glacier, and forms Sharda. Continue in the gorge, river is pacy by now as we negotiating series of Class III rapids. Thick jungles and inhabited section greets us most of the day. Camp before Chuka rapid.
Day 4: continued....
Today we scout and raft down Class IV Chuka rapid. After Chooka the river flows through the Terai jungles and we camp besides the river on a beautiful beach.
Day 5: Rafting finish at Boom. Boom to Kathgodam by road.
We continue in the terai jungles today and fisnish rafting at Boom.
Overnight Ranikhet Express to Delhi leaving at 2045hrs. Arrive next morning at 0445 am.

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