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Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destination: Leopard Beach - Leopard Beach - Didihat - Pancheshwar

The rafting/kayaking expedition down the Kali Sarda river provides some classic Grade IV rafting thrills. The Valley of the Kali has always been a trading route up to Tibet and ancient Tibetans used to trek for 6 to 8 weeks down to India to trade their rather meager wares for salt. One can notice the Tibetan influence in this region. The Kali Sarda river for most of its length demarcates the western boundary between India and Nepal.

Best Time : October through April

Day 1 :
Arrive rafting base camp - Leopard Beach Tented Camp Drive to Leopard Beach Tented Camp at Shivpuri and reach in time for lunch. Overnight in comfortable safari tents on a beach by the holy Ganges river.

Day 2 :
At Leopard Beach Warm-up rafting training session on the river after breakfast. Raft from a point above the camp back into the camp. After lunch expedition training session i.e.. flip training, throw bagging, swimming in rapids etc.

Day 3 :
Drive to Karnprayag Morning at leisure. After lunch drive towards Joljibi, the put in point for the rafting expedition. Today we break our journey at Karnprayag. Overnight at the government rest house.

Day 4 :
Leave very early for the long but rewarding drive to Didihat. This is mainly a beautiful mountain drive through spectacular scenery. Overnight either in a tented camp or in a local rest house.

Day 5 :
Drive to rafting put in point Drive to Joljibi and set off on the Great Kali Sarda River Rafting Expedition. Overnight in tents on a beach by the river.

Day 6 :
Rafting Expedition The river is mainly grade II with one grade III rapid. The river demarcates the border between India and Nepal. There are beautiful waterfalls high up on the rocky escarpments on both sides of the river. We stop and visit some villages enroute

Day 7 :
Rafting Expedition The river is relatively straight forward here. We set camp at Pancheshwar, a famous spot for Mahaseer fishing at the confluence of the Kali Sarda river with the Saryu.

Day 8 :
At Pancheshwar Rest Day. Overnight Camp at Pancheshwar beach.

Day 9 :
Rafting Expedition The river picks up in intensity and we run two big grade III rapids. There are very few villages and an excellent forest cover. Overnight on a beach by the river.

Day 10 :
Rafting Expedition This is the best white water day of the trip. We raft a number of big and bouncy rapids including a big grade IV rapid at the village of Chuka, where Jim Corbett shot the famous Chuka man eating tiger. We explore the forest area around Kaldhunga after lunch and raft for two hours through a gorge with exciting grade III rapids. Camp in a forest rest house near take out.

Day 11 :
Return to Delhi Early morning drive to Corbett National Park / return to Delhi.

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