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Kali Gandaki is a popular rafting river in Nepal, combining exhilarating white water rafting with beautiful scenery, magnificent mountain views of the Annapurna South, the Machhapuchre or Fishtail Peaks. The river, which is named after the goddess of destruction Kali, is considered the holiest river of Nepal. The Kali Gandaki begins in Mustang and an enclave of Nepal poking into Tibet on the other side of the Himalayas. It is a flat and braided river, flowing in an arid open valley. It flows between the high Himalayas, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna creating the world's deepest gorge and then into an arid open valley. Rafting the Kali Gandaki River, riding through technical rapids, challenging the medium and lower flows is hell lot of fun. Being Kali's river, it is considered particularly holy and the confluence of every tributary is marked with cremation sites. Both qualified and first time rafters will enjoy the thrilling rapids of the Kali Gandaki. After an exciting white water trip, you have the alternatives of either to drive or fly back to Kathmandu or visit the Royal Chitwan National Park and enjoy the Chitwan Safari or you can go for the trekking trip in the popular area of Annapurna region for few days which offers the tranquil beauty of the Nepal’s mountain peaks as well as eye catching flora and fauna.

Trip Facts

  • Activities: River Rafting
  • Rafting Type: Camping
  • Best Season: Mar - May, Sept - Dec
  • Total Duration: 4 Days
  • Rafting Area: Kaligandaki, Pokhara
  • Group Size: 2 - 50 pax
  • Max. Height: 1,365 m.
  • Transportation: Drive in / Out
Detail Itinerary Kaligandaki River Rafting
  • Day 01: Drive or Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    We board a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or 200km drive from kathmandu to pokhara, During the flight / Drive, we can savor the most outstanding views of majestic Himalayan peaks. After arriving in Pokhara, we are escorted to our hotel.
  • Day 02: Drive to Nayapul & Overnight camping at river side
    After in taking delicious breakfast, we take an early morning 3 hours drive to Nayapul. Completely outfitted with apt rafting equipments and internalizing a thorough safety briefing, we begin our rafting journey from Nayapul. As we maneuver along the deepest gorge of the world, we navigate with our professional river guide a bumpy section of Class III rapids amidst a natural showcase of deep-wooded canyons, warm waters, sparkling side creeks and spectacular glimpses of wildlife. As we approach Modi Dovan, we rest the trip to a halt for camping. We embrace the most pleasurable moments while camping under an open sky of sparkling stars with a camp fire lulls us to sleep as we dream of the second day on the Gorge section.
  • Day 03: Raft up to Mirmi Ghat
    The trip further proceeds towards Mirmi Ghat. Paddling along the majestic waves and rapids, we raft past surreal vistas of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, unique bird life and exotic animal species. Finally, the trip ends with our arrangement for overnight camping by the riverside.
  • Day 04: Raft up to Ramdi Ghat & drive of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    On this day, we resume our rafting journey along the challenging and demanding river. Basking in the grandeur of nature, we cross boulder-strewn whitewaters followed by calm pools, interspersed with frothing pulse-quickening rapid. Eventually, after rafting for two hours, we drive to Pokhara from where we either drive back to Kathmandu of fly back to Kathmandu.