Kali Gandaki River Rafting

3 Days

Kali Gandaki Rafting takes you to one of the most significant rivers in Nepal that is as challenging as it is rewarding. It is one of the best rafting expeditions in Nepal due to its exciting white rapids and spectacular views. Additionally, you can also explore cultural temples, pristine wildlife, waterfalls, and traditional villages, while on this trip.

Kali Gandaki river originates in the Tibetan Plateau and flows south to reach the Ganges. Moreover, the river also carves out one of the deepest canyons in the world, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, between the Himalayan mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The name “Kali” comes from the Hindu goddess of destruction. The name probably explains the high number of deep gorges formed by the river. 

The rafting trip is moderately long at three days which is the sweet spot for adequate water thrills and adventure. If you are looking for a thrilling and extended rafting experience, Kali Gandaki rafting is the perfect adventure for you.


Our Kali Gandaki rafting trip begins at 7:00 a.m., where we get on a private bus at Lakeside. We will then take a scenic drive for 3 hours before reaching Maldunga, which is the starting point of the rafting. We will unload our bus, pump up the rafts, and head to the river bank.

After reaching the shore, professional guides will brief us about the safety precautions and techniques. We will wear our life jackets and helmets before going into the water with a raft and paddles. Our first encounter will be with two big rapids called “Big Brother” and “Little Brother.” After wrestling with the rapids for 4 to 5 hours, we will arrive at the Riverside camp, where we will spend the night. We can also play sports at the beach and visit the statue of Shiva nearby.

(Meals: Lunch and Dinner)

Our second day will be a full day of rafting. After having breakfast, we will head back to the water, where we will encounter the first rapid called ‘Good Morning.’ We will wrestle with many class III rapids throughout the day and also stop for lunch halfway. After doing more than 5 hours of rafting, we will come out of the water at another camping location. We will spend the night in tents on the sandy beach.

(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

On the third and last day, we will head into the water after having breakfast. The day’s rafting will be mainly along flat sections before we arrive at Mirmi. There, we will load our rafts on the bus and drive back to Pokhara, which takes about 5 hours.

(Meals: Breakfast and Lunch)

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the hotel
  • Overnight accommodation in camp
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner
  • Professional Kayakers who ensure safety
  • All Legal Documents and Permits
  • VAT and TAX liable for the cost
  • Drinking water and First Aid Kit

Cost Excludes

  • Extra Days or Nights which extend the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Footwear or swimsuits
  • Personal Expenses such as cold drinks, snacks, hot water, etc.
  • Gratuity and Tips for the Porters and Guides
  • Other Expenses

FAQs section

What are the best months for Kali Gandaki Rafting?

The best months for Kali Gandaki Rafting are March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December.

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Kali Gandaki River Rafting
12% Off
From $210.00 $185.00
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • 3 Days
  • Bus, Jeep, Car
  • Riverside Camping
  • Lunch and Dinner (Day 1) Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Day 2) Breakfast and Lunch (Day 3)
  • Easy
  • Pokhara
  • Pokhara
  • October to December and March to May