Kalopani literally means 'black water' in Nepali. It is from here that the
relatively calm Kali Gandaki river narrows down, changes colour and roars down
south with its much-revered rapids. From Kalopani you will realize exactly why
the river's name is Kali Gandaki. "Kali" translates to "black" in English. To
the extreme north of Kalopani, there is a new guest house and a coffee shop
which is much talked about. Then there is the Thakali cultural museum and a
safe water drinking station close to each other. Annapurna I which does not
feature prominently throughout the circuit will be visible from Kalopani.