River Rafting in Gori Ganga River

Gori Ganga that literally suggests ‘White River’ is a surging river that fervently flows in the Munsiyari tehsil of Pithoragarh district. This raging river of Kumaon is sometimes called as 'Gori Gad' having its vital source is in the Milam Glacier. The Gori Ganga river is fed by several glaciers and streams cascading from the eastern slopes of the east wall of Nanda Devi Sanctuary and those drifting west from the high peaks of Panchachuli, Rajrambha and Chaudhara, including Ralam Gad and Pyunsani Gadhera. The Kalabaland-Burfu Kalganga glacier system also flows into the Gori Ganga Valley from the east.


The surging Gori Ganga supports adrenaline pumping white river rafting which lures many adventure enthusiasts to visit Munsiyari. Amateur, as well as professionals, can enjoy river rafting in the buoyant water of Gori Ganga river. The river offers Grade I to VI river rafting depending on the difficulty level. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam offers rafting courses that are conducted by the highly qualified and trained guides. These courses include rafting, river guide services, boarding and lodging.

Ideal Season for River Rafting in Gori Ganga River

Although all seasons are perfect for river rafting in Uttarakhand but one should avoid the monsoons seasons as the rivers remain swollen. The best time for river rafting in Gori Ganga river is from March to May as the weather remains pleasant during these months. However many adventure addicts and daredevils navigate like to navigate their way through the river in the freezing months of October to January.

How to approach Gori Ganga River

Gori Ganga river flows through the Munsiyari tehsil in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Buses to the nearest city Pithoragarh are available from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi. On reaching Pithoragarh you need to catch the local bus to Munsiyari. The river is located at a distance of 64 km from the Munsiyari bus station. You can hire a taxi to reach the river. Tanakpur railway station at 274 km is the nearest railhead to Munsiyari. Taxis to Munsiyari are available from this railhead. Pantnagar airport at 313 km is the closest air connectivity from here. Taxis to Munsiyari are easily available from this airport.

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