Kaligandaki Rafting

Probably the best whitewater of class IV, picturesque Kaligandaki River valley, superb Mountain View, wonderful virgin beaches, excellent water fall, lots of wild life, explore of village and temple.
  • Duration:3 days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:868 m.
  • Max Group Size:1
  • Best Time:March till May & October till November

Trip Overview

The Kali Gandaki  river just 3hrs short drive from Pokhara, named after the goddess Kali (Hindu god), rises in Mustang, an enclave of Nepal on the Northern side of the Himalayas. As it tumbles down between the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna region, it creates the world’s deepest river gorge. Once an ancient trading route through to Tibet, it is now a popular trekking route.
From Baglung (Kusma), the river flows 70km through a wilderness area with few villages and people to our take -out at Andhi Khola (before the electricity dam). Turbulent rapids intertwine with abrupt drops as we dodge our way down intricate chutes of sparking water, village terraces cling precariously to the slopes. Surreal snow capped peaks hang suspended above us as we drift through somber canyons whose black walls glisten in the shadows. Rafting in Kali Gandaki, both experienced and first time Rafter will enjoy the abundant thrilling rapids whether on a raft or the popular option of Inflatable Kayaks.
Class- Grade: 4 IV
  • Day 1-2: Start from Pokhara, drive to rating start point. Rafting in Kaligandaki River/ Camping at River bank.
  • Day 3: Short rafting until lunch and drive to Pokhara.
Note: The raft can be operated with combine trip of trekking in Annapurna Region. Please let us know if you want to include trek also.
  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professional safety Kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • International name brand  rafting equipment including helmets, paddles, splash jackets and wet-suits
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes to keep your personal items dry and safe on the river
  • Variety of fresh, hygienically prepared meals while on the river, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate and treated drinking water
  • Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents, simple mattresses and sleeping bags
  • Round trip transportation
  • Permits for river rafting
  • Standard first aid kits
  • Footwear
  • Items of a personal nature including swimwear, towel and toiletries
  • Insurance - we provide insurance for our crew but participants must be properly insured through an emergency medical travel plan
  • Tips for guides only if crew did good job,  tipping are not obligatory in Nepal but people have expectation !
  • T-shirt
  • 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
  • Flashlight
  • Footwear
  • Reading book
  • Fishing hook (you can fishing in the Himalayan River)

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Client's Reviews

Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia

From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Leonardo,
United Kingdom

I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Allessandra L,
United Kingdom

We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia
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