Kali Gandaki River Rafting 3 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle/ Tourist Bus/ Jeep
  • Activity White water Rafting
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn
  • Group Size Min 1, Max 20 People
  • Trip Start/End Maldunga/Mirmi
  • Max Altitude 1,300m

Kali Gandaki River Rafting Overview

Named after the Hindu goddess of destruction, Kali, Kali Gandaki rafting (class IV+) offers the ultimate advanced whitewater challenge as you pass spectacular scenery flowing between the rugged walls of the deep canyon. The Kali Gandaki River is famous for the deepest gorge in the world, steep drops, huge waves, and continuous class III and class IV experiences. Rafting in Kali Gandaki River is recommended for individuals over 16 years of age, with advanced swimming ability, and extensive rafting experience. The trip starts with a warm-up on class III and IV rapids. Helmets and life jackets are compulsory and are included in the rafting packages.

Guests with previous paddling experience may choose to go with our skilled guide in a self-bailing "paddle raft." Guests with no previous experience may choose an "our boat," operated and controlled by our professional boatman. Our guides and boatmen have years of experience and are familiar with all phases of the river. They know the geology and history of the area and will educate and entertain you during your rafting trip to Nepal.

On the last day, we meet the largest rapids, providing a thrilling climax to the journey of a lifetime! Kali Gandaki River Rafting has no warm-up days on this river, you are straight into the action with bumpy, fast, and medium-level rapids challenging you at every turn. Both experienced and first-time rafters will enjoy the exciting rapids of the Kali Gandaki. At high water, the Kali Gandaki is a Grade 4 river.

Best Season, Raft Grade With Water Volume

SeasonGradingWater Volume
September - December4+Approx. 550 cumecs
January - May4+Approx. 200 cumecs
June - AugustHigh riskApprox. 1000 cumecs


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We will drive to Maldhunga from Pokhara. Before we hit the raft, the rafting equipment is prepared with the help of our professional guides and they will brief you about the raft and safety measures. We will hit Big Brother, Small Brother, and many other rapids today. Our campsite for the first day will be Modhi Khola. 

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Luncha nd Dinner

After a heartwarming breakfast, we float down the river. We will tackle the Good Morning rapid and some class 3 and 4 rapids while witnessing the breathtaking view of the Himalayas and waterfalls before reaching Purti Ghat, the campsite for the day.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Luncha and Dinner

We will raft towards Setibeni today and as usual, we hit small rapids today. Paddling around the Setibeni, we will see some black rocks called Shaligram which are worshipped by the Hindus as the manifestations of Lord Vishnu.  We continue to raft until we reach our take-out point, i.e. Miami. From there we head back to Pokhara by bus which takes about five hours.

  • MealsBreakfast, Luncha

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illnesses or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • All Rafting equipment including life jacket, helmets, paddle, paddle top, and self-balling raft.
  •  Ground Transportation bt Tourist Bus/Van 
  • Experienced Guide and supporter
  • Tented camps in Riverside pool
  • Full board meals with hot drinks
  • Accommodation camping in a tent
  • All national Park permits
  • Rafting permit.
  • Rafting, kitchen, and camping equipment experienced Captain Cook and other staff
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc. for guide and cook
  • Waterproof plastic bag to pack your clothing and equipment while rafting.
  • All Government Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu  and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance (must). (See the travel insurance page)
  • International airfare to and from Nepal. (See the international flights page)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks
  • Tips for guide, helpers, and driver (Tipping is expected)

Useful Info

What To Bring For The Rafting 

  • T-shirt
  • swimwear for 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 boot

Safety Issue

Our team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believes every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - SRT (Swift Water Rescue Technician), CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and Wilderness First Aid, and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and makes your rafting journey with us more comfortable and enjoyable

The Equipment We Provide For The Trip

Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits, and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food, and drinks

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