Kaligandaki River Rafting in Nepal

5 Days
  • Trip Code: Kaligandaki River Rafting
  • Trip Type: Rafting
  • Max. Altitude:
  • Travel Mode: Coaches/Air

Kali Gandaki river originates high on the Tibetan plateau in the Kingdom of Mustang. Plunging down through the Himalayas. This  river carves the deepest gorge in the world between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, both 8000m mountain peaks. The river was first opened to commercial use in 1991 after exploration by an experienced rafting team. When there are  not  multitude of big volume rapids, time on the river can be spent enjoying the backdrop of the Annapurna ranges and cascading waterfalls.

This trip combines well with a visit to Pokhara and trekking in the Annapurna region. The kali Gandaki River is one of the oldest major tributary of Gandaki river system in mid-west of Nepal. Before Himalayan born 70 million years ago, the river was following from the marginal Himalayan range of Tibetan plate it was falling into the tethys sea of Indian Ocean. After Himalayan rage born it cut the valley of Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) massif in between formed deepest gorge in the world. The kali Gandaki river valley route also known as oldest trading route and holy pilgrimage trail to the Muktinath (nirvana centre).

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

Trip Code Kaligandaki River Rafting
Trip Duration 5 Days
Trip Type Rafting
Trip Grade Moderate
Min Group Size 1
Trip Start Pokhara/Kathmandu
Trip End Pokhara/Kathmandu
Best Season Feb-May & Sep-May
Transportaion Coaches/Air
Meals All meals
Acommodation Tented Camp

Arrival in Kathmandu and Briefing is held the evening prior to your departure for rafting.

Travel to Pokhara by bus or flight.

Drive to Beni (3 hours) / safety briefing / commence rafting / we encounter 2 grade 4 rapids “Little Brother” and “Big Brother”. A safty kayak will descend followed by the rafts. The confluence of the Modi Khola marks arrival at the evening campsite..

Plenty of adrenaline and spectacular scenery. Views of Annapurna 1 and Himachuli are interspersed with continuous grade 3 rapids, culminating with the challenging grade 4 rapids of “Refund” and “Tombstone”. Lush vegetation and spectacular waterfalls cascade down from the cliff faces / camp at the village of Purti Ghat.

Raft on through a number of grade three and four rapids to the holy village of Seti Beni and journeys end.Team members have the opportunity to take photos of the Kali Gandaki’s biggest rapids and the sacred Hindu temple before a bus ride back to Pokhara.

Service Includes/Excludes

Tour cost include

Ground Transportation by Coaches/Air
Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
River Permit
Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, life jackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment
Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
Accommodation on tented camp
Safety Kayak
Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
First aid kid box

Tour cost exclude

Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
Emergency evacuation
Things of personal use
Member insurance
International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
Tips to Staffs
Sleeping bag

Need to bring: –

swim wear for on the river
Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover
Sunscreen and lip protector
Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap
Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
Personal medication
Reading book
Fishing hook (you can fishing in the Himalayan River)


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