Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Details of Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Kali Gandaki River Rafting is one of the best rafting rivers in Nepal where you will cover 105 kilometers in two days with excellent white water, and magnificent mountain views of the Annapurna South (7219m), the Fishtail Peak, and Machhapuchhre (6993m) 4 / 5 rapids. “Kali Gandaki River (religious name) is one of the renowned rivers in Nepal. The source of the river is formed through the Upper Mustang region of Nepal (borders Tibet) with an altitude of 3900m The river flows southward through a steep gorge known as the Kali Gandaki Gorge, or Andha Galchi, between the mountains of Annapurna I (8091m) to the east and Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west.

Rafting to Kaligandaki river with a total catchment area of 46,300 sq km runs through a deep gorge, which helps the hydroelectricity production in Nepal. Rafting doesn’t need life experience; rather it considers the healthy enthusiasm for recreation with a great sense of humor. Then only this fast-flowing river Kali Gandaki would let you experience its Jigjag Joltings, roller coaster through a big bathtub, seeking to push with its full natural force. If you do this trip once in your lifetime, you will have a wonderful experience that you will thoroughly enjoy.

Rafting Facts:

  • Rafting name: Kali Gandaki River Rafting
  • Rafting permit: Compulsory
  • Rafting Duration: 2 days
  • River distance: 105 km
  • Group size (per boat): 1 to 8 people
  • Rafting type: Tent Camp / Organize
  • Grade: Challenging
  • Departure: Any days of you require
  • Best season: September to December & March to May
  • Transport: By drive or by flight


We have high-quality equipment such as a self-bailing raft, American Cup life jackets, white water helmets, Carlisle paddles, advance rescue kayaks, 100 percent waterproof barrels, dry bags, first aid kit, two-person tent, dry jacket, sleeping bags, mattress, and professional raft guide. If we make camp then there will be professional staff such as cooks and helpers (well trained on emergency, medical, technical and river safety).


Rafting to KaligandakiWe are always conscious of serving hygienic meals and sterilized drinking water on the trips. Our chefs are Knowledgeable in Nepalese and international cuisines. The vegetables are iodine treated. We provide tin packed and fresh food.

The Guide:

All our guides are skilled outdoorsmen, superb chefs, and great companions. Our guides are trained at international standards and have spent several years rowing for leading raft companies.

What should I bring for rafting?

  • 2 Days Kaligandaki Rafting On the Raft of the Raft
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat/cap
  • Trainer/Teva type sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglass
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries/special medications
  • Long trousers
  • Towel
  • Dry shoes/socks
  • Warm fleece jacket
  • Warm shorts
  • Good sleeping bag
  • Sunblock
  • Torchlight

Itinerary of Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Day 1: Drive to the rafting start point at Baglung. Throughout the drive, we have wonderful views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks as well as the sacred Fishtail Mountain. Upon arrival we unload gear. We serve lunch and our professional guide will give you a full safety briefing. After briefing it is straight in the grade 4 rapid Little Brother followed quickly by Big Brother. If you have any doubts you have no time to think about them now! It is grade 4 to 4+ all the way! The scenery is impressive with blue-green water, high sided lush green valleys and amphitheaters of golden sandstone cliffs with eagles riding the updrafts. On the left, pass a fascinating temple and ghat at the river’s confluence with the Modi Khola. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 2: Rafting continuous grade 3 to 4 world-class white water with rapids like Rafter’s Refund and our Breaker. Wave trains and holes abound early and watch out if you don’t want to flip! Adrenalin junkies knock you out but don’t forget to keep glancing back upstream to catch views of the amazing Annapurna’s. Once camped, the village of Seti Beni is just a walk upstream and guarantees to delight with its stone flagged lanes and curious youngsters skylarking. At the end of the rafting, drive back to Pokhara.

Price Includes:

  •  During rafting full board of meals such as (lunch, dinner, and breakfast with tea or coffee).
  • Raft guides, cooks and helpers.
  • Accommodation in tents or lodges.
  • Return transportation from Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Government and local area taxes where applicable.

Price Excludes:

  • Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, Fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
  • Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits, etc).
  • Phone calls and laundry service.
  • The donation, tips, and personal expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
  • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots camera, toilet rolls, etc).
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides, etc, the extra charge will be borne by themselves.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
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