Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Hotel / Lodge






private car and van

Group Size


Best Season

spring and autumn

Rafting in the Kali Gandaki river offers any adventure enthusiast an exhilarating experience with the scenic beauty of the region as an added treat. Originating from the Mustang region Kali Gandaki river rushes down between the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges to carve out one of the world’s deepest gorges.

The 5 day rafting trip in the Kali Gandaki river proves to be an exciting one as both experienced and novice rafters become gripped in tackling the tumultuous rapids. The idyllic hamlets in the distant regions and the magnificent vistas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges make your trip all the more worthwhile.

After thoroughly enjoying the white water rafting in the Kali Gandaki river you have the options to either return to Kathmandu, visit the Chitwan National Park or go for a trekking trip to the popular Annapurna region for a few days.

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After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. The drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warm glimpse of Pokhara Valley and its beauty. If you choose to fly, you can reach Pokhara in 25 minutes. There are several flights from morning to afternoon available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.


After morning breakfast, you will drive for about 3 hrs to reach Kushma (rafting starting point). This is a scenic drive that one can easily admire.

You will receive a full briefing on the safety measures as soon as you reach the rafting site. Your today’s rafting starts with III Rapids then after 10 to 15 minutes you will be encountering 2 big Rapids of 4th grade.  To scout these rapids, the safety kayaks will go first then the raft. Soon after encountering these two big rapids you will reach the Modi Khola confluence where you will choose the beach for the evening campsite. Stay overnight at camp.


Today is an exciting rafting day as you will tackle many rapids of III and IV grades collectively named "Refund". This section of river is abundant with vines, wildlife and lush vegetation hanging from the cliff faces. Stay overnight at camp below the village of Purti Ghat.


Today you will continue your rafting to holy village of Seti Beni. Then, you will drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.


After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara from morning to afternoon. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

What Is Included ?

  • All land transportation
  • Rafting permits
  • Meals
  • Rafting equipments
  • Guide and other supporters
  • Safety Kayak
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Hard drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

5 Days

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  • Tourism Department
  • Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Kathmandu Environmental Education Project
  • Himalayan Rescue Association, Nepal


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