Kali Gandaki

“The Kali Gandaki River runs through the deepest valley in the world, between the towering Himalayan giants of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8092m)..This is one of Nepal’s best wild whitewater rivers.”

And so it was.

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

2 Nights and 3 Days of whitewater rapids and camping.

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Bus

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Equipment

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

The River – photos stolen from the net

Kali Gandaki - NOT MY PHOTO

Bedrooms
Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Camping

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Camping

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Toilet

My Bedroom
Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Camping

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Camping

No one went hungry
Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Food

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Food

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Food

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Food

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Food

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

Sitting front right on the raft, I coped the full brunt of every rapid and splash. The front also doesn’t have any real position to lock in your feet, so your also the most prone to get flung out, which was fine with me.

Our guide did everything in his power to capsize the raft but carrying the most gear, he couldn’t swing it, nevertheless I was thrown overboard (only a little self assisted) no less than 5 times.

The Chinese on board thought I was some type of hero, exaggerating flips when thrown out, and laughing as I was churned through the upcoming rapids.

I was having the greatest time.

Our guide
Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour Guide

Getting briefed on the upcoming class V Rapids
Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

Nepal - Kali Gandaki Rafting Tour

In between rapids on slower sections, the brave could jump out and drift along floating in our life vests. At this stage I wish I had water housing for the camera, floating by seeing the most amazing photos that I’ll never get to take, the deepest valley in the world and Himalayan mountains in the backdrop, countless Waterfalls cascading into the river and monkeys screeching from the jungle. I locked it all in the memory bank though and at the end of the day that’s all that really matters.

Add this to the list of best things I have ever done.

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9 Responses to “Kali Gandaki”


  1. 1 felicia October 11, 2009 at 4:12 am

    Sometimes the greatest photos are taken mentally and reserved for story telling. You can’t share everything with the world.

    Amazing stories and footage! I can’t get enough.

  2. 2 paula October 13, 2009 at 9:51 am

    looks like a hoot! just touched down in thailand… 4 hours to go.

  3. 3 Carly Edge October 16, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Hi Matty this looks rad. Reminds me of the time I went white water rafting in Bali! I get laser eye surgery on the 20th Nov.

    Hope all is well, will check back often for more awesome updates on your time away.

    x

  4. 4 Jewman October 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Dude…have you eaten a human yet?

    what’s the hash like?

    I want to see some beard shots…

  5. 5 mk October 17, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

    Im 16 hours into the solo brisbane to melbourne drive with the van and trailer, stop at some random maccas in the middle of nowhere hell to recharge the phone and saw this. get entirely fucked!

  6. 6 welsh October 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    dude! this is incredible!
    i’m sat at my work desk. and your doing indianna jones style stuff!

  7. 7 muzammil butt November 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    nice

  8. 8 ariya December 22, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    wooowww.. i like this this spot and nice picture … arggghhh…


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