Travelderness has teamed up with one of the pioneers in rafting on the mahakali river on the india- nepal border. Raj Garkoti has worked with Discovery and NGO channels in Mahakali river(Sharda) for Monster India documentary. He has an experience of around 25 years on the mahakali and has successfully done rafting and angling expeditions on the river.
Pick up from Rudrapur around 10 ( Shatabdi starts at 6 and reaches rudrapur by 10, A 2.5 hour drive takes you to Boom near tanakpur , where the riverside camp is located. Check in to your respective camps. Followed by lunch. Enjoy the gushing waters of the mahakali in its full flow. Afternoon safari inside nandhaur wildlife sanctuary in a gypsy looking for leopards , sloth bear, elephants and if we are lucky even a tiger .back to camp for Evening tea followed by bonfire. Overnight stay at Camp Boom.
Note : Though the sanctuary has a very good density of leopards and its preybase still one needs to be very lucky to spot the big animals out in the open, as the Sanctuary is not regularly visited by tourists , and the animals are shy of humans . Nonetheless , the underexplored forest extremely rich in birdlife is a rare gem of the terai arc lanscape and an important elephant corridor .
Early morning hit the river for rafting (10 kms) encounter grade 3 and grade 4 rapids as the raft sails across the mighty Mahakali. Set foot on Nepal as the raft makes a halt on the other side of the river. Post this thrilling experience, head back to camp for breakfast, followed by transfer to Rudrapur for journey back to delhi ( shatabadi leaves rudrapur at 4:45 PM )
1. Accommodation in beach side river camp.
2. All meals VEG (morning & evening tea, breakfast, lunch and dinner)
3. Rafting and all permits from the Forest & Tourism Department.
4. Jeep Safari
5. Transfer to camp and back from rudrapur station
1. Personal expenses like shopping, etc…
2. Laundry expenses.
3. Any further expenses caused by natural calamities like landslides, earthquake or storm
or political crisis, war, riots, and any kind of insurance