The Kali Gandaki is named after the goddess Kali and is considered a particularly holy river. It is one of the famous Himalayan Rivers that raises in Mustang an enclave of Nepal poking through Tibet on the other side of the Himalaya. In Nepal it is a flat and braided river flowing in an arid open valley and cuts one of the deepest gorges in the world between Daulagiri height 8167m to the west and Annapurna 8091m to the east.
After the convergence with the Modi Khola the river swings towards south in the course of an area where until recently tourists were almost unfamiliar. There are few villages, in fact, most are located on the river terraces few hundreds of meters above.
The Kali Gandaki River is one of the ancient major tributaries of Gandaki River system that is in the Midwest of Nepal. Before the Himalayan born 70 million of years ago the river was flowing from the marginal Himalayan range of Tibetan plate and finally falling into the Tethys sea of the Indian Ocean. After Himalayan rage born it engraves the valley of Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) massif in between the forms deepest gorge in the world. The Kali Gandaki river valley route, also known as oldest trading route and holy pilgrimage trail to the Muktinath. The beautiful sceneries, tumbling waterfalls and grate challenging rapids attract the many whitewater seekers to encounter once upon a time for their rafting experience. This holy river is ideal for medium length wildness expedition and a reward for bird watching and wildlife.