Kali Gandaki River festival from Nov. 09

The first National River Festival and Kali Gandaki River Rafting Festival is being organized in Kali Gandaki River of Syangja from November 9-11. Organising a press conference on October 28, Dr Buddhi Man Shrestha, coordinator of the organizing committee, said an experimental rafting programme has already been done in the Kali Gandaki River.

The rafting will be organized from Ramdi to Aandhighat. Coinciding with the festival, the organizers also declaring Kuwakot, Chapakot and Ratnapur as tourist destinations. Apart from these programmes, cultural shows, exhibition of local products, various sporting events and observation visits to potential tourist areas would also be organized during the festival.

The festival is being jointly organized by Syangja District Development Committee, Nepal Association of Rafting Agents and Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The Kali Gandaki Rural Tourism Development Committee will manage the festival.

The organizers are expecting some 50,000 people to visit the festival.

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