Kali Gandaki River Rafting 3 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 3 Days
  • Difficulty Level 3/4+ in the Summer
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Tourist Bus, Van & Jeep
  • Activity White water Rafting
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn
  • Group Size Min. 2, Max. 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Maldunga/Mirami
  • Max Altitude 850m


  • Scenic Delight: Kali Gandaki River in the Himalayas offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks.
  • Deepest Gorge Adventure: Raft through Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world's deepest, surrounded by towering cliffs.
  • Adrenaline-Pumping Rapids: Navigate Class III to IV rapids for a thrilling and adventurous rafting experience.
  • Suspension Bridge Challenge: Conquer the unique Kali Gandaki Suspension Bridge.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Spot diverse wildlife, including birds, butterflies, and Himalayan fauna.
  • Riverside Camping: Enjoy evenings by the river with camaraderie, campfires, and stargazing under the clear Himalayan sky.
  • Diverse Terrain: Raft through varied landscapes, from serene stretches to challenging rapids.

Kali Gandaki River Rafting Best Price For 2024/2025

The Mighty Kali adventure is the perfect way to see Nepal's most beautiful scenery while enjoying a whitewater rafting trip and camping experience.

The Kali Gandaki takes its name from the goddess Kali. Kali, who is often destructive, is regarded as the Divine Mother. She is the Hindu equivalent of the solar and lunar currents and represents a fear of death. While you do not need to fear death when paddling on the Kali Gandaki, you will still experience adrenaline pumping and wild rapids, making your heart beat faster.

This is a great way to explore Nepal's rivers after the monsoon. You'll leave the lakeside town of Pokhara with a guide and brave the Class III and four rapids. Then, you will camp on the riverside and dine in the stars. This is a great way to add excitement to your trekking trip or as a standalone adventure for those needing more time.

The river plunges to the plains through the deepest canyon in the world, carving out the Dhaulagiri range and the Annapurna Range. You can play in the warm, cascading waterfalls along the river's course. The Kaligandaki Trip is a must-do in Nepal. It gives you a taste of Nepal's culture and nature at its finest and also allows you to relax around sand and white beaches on the Rivers' banks and meet your rafting crew.

This is a great way to explore Nepal's rivers after the monsoon. You'll leave Pokhara and brave class III and 4 rapids from the lakeside town, dine and camp under the stars at riverside beaches, and kayak along the Kali Gandaki. This is a great way to add excitement to your trekking trip or as a standalone adventure for those who need more time.

If you have experience paddling, we can take you on a self-bailing "paddle raft". If you choose our boat operated by a professional, prior knowledge is optional. Our guides and boatmen have years of experience, and they are familiar with all the rivers. They know the geology and history of the area. You will learn and be entertained during your rafting trip in Nepal. The final day of the journey is when the most rapids occur. 

There are no warm-up days for the Kali Gandaki River Rafting. The rapids are fast, bumpy, and medium. Both experienced and novice rafters will find Kali Gandaki to be a thrilling river. The Kali Gandaki River has a Grade 4 when it is high. This is the best river experience in Nepal. This trip has it all: whitewater rapids, spectacular views of the mountains, and breathtaking mountain views. In pristine jungles with a variety of wildlife, you can also find waterfalls, traditional villages, and endless suspension bridges. Cultural temples are found in deep gorges.

River Description

The Kali Gandaki River, located in the west of Nepal is one of its oldest major tributaries. The river followed the Himalayan margin range from the Tibetan plate 70 million years before the Himalayan. It was flowing into the Indian Ocean. Himalayan Rage, created after the Himalayan Mountains were ravaged, cut through the valleys of Annapurna (809m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m), forming the deepest canyon in the world. The Kali Gandaki River Valley route is known as an ancient trading route and holy pilgrimage route to Muktinath. Whitewater enthusiasts are drawn to the beautiful scenery, tumbling falls, and challenging rapids. This holy river is perfect for short wildness excursions and for wildlife and bird watching.

 Rafting Starts/Ends Info

  • River Name: Kali Gandaki River
  • Rafting put in point: Maldhunga Nayapul ( 3 hours from Pokhara)
  • Rafting ending point: Mirmi (5 hours to Pokhara)

Kali Gandaki River: meaning - 'The River of God' Annapurna Range (3 days)

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

Best Season for Kali Gandaki River:

Like most rivers in Nepal, this river is best enjoyed after the monsoon, when rivers are at their highest. The weather is warm, and the water is clear, making it a perfect time to view the Himalayan Mountains. The best months to visit are October until December, followed by March through June. In January and March, the river is still able to run. The temperatures in Nepal are very low because it is winter.

Experienced Required For Kali Gandhi River 

Experience is optional for rafters. Our guides are fully qualified to guide you down the river safely. We will provide complete instructions at the start of the trip. Kayakers must be confident Grade III paddlers.

Getting to River

The trip begins and ends in Pokhara, a famous lakeside resort town. It takes an hour and a half to get from Pokhara to the put-in. We will provide you with a private vehicle for the journey to and from the river. The return trip to Pokhara is a five-hour drive. You can arrange for pickups and drops from your hotel.

Accommodation & Meals

As with the majority of our river trips, the accommodation is tent-covered. You will be provided with sleeping bags, tents, mattresses, and pillows to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Camping on the Himalayan riverbanks is an unforgettable experience. During the Rafting, meals will be freshly prepared. 

River wear gear: 

  • Shorts- half pants, 
  • T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection), 
  • swimwear, Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, 
  • personal water bottle, 
  • A pair of river sandals.

For the campsite Gear:

  • Personal sleeping bag
  • Lightweight shirts
  • Trousers/pants
  • Undergarments socks 
  •  A light shoes 
  • Fleece type pullover 
  • flashlight, personal toiletries, camera, material

To Book Your Trip:

For 24/7 direct assistance, call Mr. Birendra at +977-9851025658 (WhatsApp and Viber).

You can also email us at:  adventureclubtreks@gmail.com 

For instant booking, click the "Book Now.

Alternatively, visit our Contact Us page (Click Here).

Adventure Club Trek Pvt. Ltd. Website: Kali Gandaki River Rafting 3 Days


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We drive to Baglung, the put-in point for rafting. On the way, we enjoy wonderful views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the holy Fishtail Mountain. Upon arrival, we unload gear. Our professional guides will provide a safety briefing and serve you lunch. Then it's straight into the grade 4 rapid, Little Brother, followed by Big Brother. You have no time left to doubt! The grade is 4+! The scenery is stunning with its blue-green water, lush green valleys on high sides, and golden sandstone amphitheaters. Eagles are riding updrafts. Pass a temple and ghat on the left at the confluence of the Modi Khola. We camp tonight at one of the five-star sites in nature, with breathtaking views and dancing falls.

  • AccommodationTented Camp
  • MealsBreakfast, Luncha nd Dinner

Today is continuous grade 3 to 4 world-class white water with rapids like Rafter's Refund and our Breaker. Wave trains and holes abound early, so watch out if you don't want to flip! Adrenalin junkies hold on tight but don't forget to keep glancing back upstream to catch views of the amazing Annapurnas. Once camped, the village of Seti Beni is just a short walk upstream. It guarantees delight with its stone-flagged lanes and curious youngsters skylarking.

  • 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.

  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast, and Lunch
  • Max. Altitude850m

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 jackets, helmets, paddles, dry top jackets, and waterproof barrels.
  •  Ground Transportation by tourist Bus/Van 
  • Experienced Guide and supporter
  • 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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