Kaligandaki Rafting

5 Days

Kali Gandaki River newest and wildest river situated 3 hours drive from Pokhara in one of the world deepest and most impressive canyons. From the first day at Kusma the rapids run thick and fast with little respite.

Gorgeous scenery on this remote river makes Kali Gandaki Rafting and kayaking trip a preferred among those looking for a short to medium length trip. We are rewarded with unique views of the Annapurna range; beautiful deserted beach camps, charming villages & a visit to an eerie, derelict palace.

The Kali Gandaki is one of the holiest river in Nepal but now is under threat for a Hydroelectric Dam which will destroy one of the best white water runs in Nepal. There are some options for the guests after implementation this rafting.

The Kali Gandaki rafting passes through narrow gorges, alongside tumbling waterfalls & jungle, traditional Magar & Chetri villages, whose inhabitants often venture down to the riverside to meet the rafters with traditional ‘Namaste’.

4 days itinerary Kathmandu to Kathmandu can be shortened to 4 days Kathmandu to Pokhara to fit in with any trekking plans you may be planning around the Annapurna Range.

So, it is certainly worth to raft once on this river if you are truly looking for Nepal’s most varied land escape with real wasteland knowledge. After rafting fly or drive back to Kathmandu or drive to the Chitwan National Park or trek to Annapurna Region.

Day 01 :

Drive from Kathmandu to Baglung via Pokhara at 7.00 AM with your light backpack and start driving to Baglung (10 hrs. driving). Our chefs will prepare the dinner and our guides prepare rafts and kayaks for tomorrow.

Your help will be always appreciated and needed as well whether paddling in the rapid or at the camp. Overnight at camp

Day 02 :

Be ready to listen to our leader briefing about paddling and safety matter. Get set- paddle forward because the biggest rapid (class 4+) of this river “Small Brother” is coming on head.

Immediately, we will have another same leveled rapid ” Big brother” to be encountered with its challenge. Paddle down and take happy breeding till our camp but still on the way to our camp there are so many constant III+ rapids. On load the raft and fix the camp at Maldhunga. Enjoy the night with camp fire.

Day 03 :

After a few minutes of rafting we encounter with IV class rapid” Morning Rapid” and paddle down to the next camp facing numerous rapids.

The whole day you will enjoy the panoramic views of the mountain and conventional country life, and paddling through the deepest river gorge of the world. We have camp at Moti Beni beach.

Day 04 :

The river gives the team time to build and there is enough challenging rapids and Water flow to allow for learning errors.We still manage to get at least one great class IV rapid in. We camp and get excited about tomorrow.

Day 05 :

Wake up at 7 o’clock in the morning and our chef will prepare Breakfast after having it we will take our way to ending point. After fighting with numerous of deadly holes and caves.

We approach the dam at Mirmighat, the rafting put off point. Lunch served, equipment packed and drive to Pokhara (4 hours of driving through the valley and steeply hills).

Price Includes

  • All land transportations are by private vehicle or tourist bus.
  • Two full days of 4/5 hours rafting with professional guides and a raft crew.
  • Camp out in a tent or OPT for resort accommodation with meals.

Price Excludes

  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on service include section.

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The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. This itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. We have many options for shorter visits based on your interests and budget.

On trip of this type weather, political strikes, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

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Kaligandaki Rafting
  • 5 Days
  • Easy
  • Min. 2 to Max 16 persons in a group.
  • February, March, April, May, September, October, November
  • 1400m/
  • Pokhara/Pokhara

“ I was born and raised in Nepal, nearby Everest region. I am proud to be a native Sherpa, and I have been a Mountain guide over a decade now. Following my passion, I decided to start helping travelers with their travel plans! I think life is a journey, a trip where you collect experiences when you share with other people and with nature. “

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