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Rafting in Kali Gandaki River-Whitewater Rafting Tour

Rafting in Kali Gandaki river, the best whitewater rafting tour in Nepal offers spectacular mountain views with an exciting rapids. Kali Gandaki (the goddess Kali, a divine mother of Hindus) is a holy river, famous for a rafting adventures in Nepal.The beautiful villages and temples, you will pass throughout the entire rafting in Kali Gandaki river. Kaligandaki is a friendly river for intermediate Kayakers. Hence, Kali Gandaki whitewater gives you an amazing water sports experience. Please email us at [email protected] and call or message on What Apps +977 9851023742 to know more about Kali Gandaki river rafting information. We offer a cheap Kali Gandaki river rafting package cost from $350-$450 with everyday departure.

Trip Facts

Rafting Name: Kaligandaki River Rafting

Rafting Duration: 3 Days 

Rafting Difficulty: 4+

Rafting Season: All year around.

Rafting Distance: 55 km

Rafting Cost: USD 250-USD 350

Group Size: 4 Pax

Rafting Package: Standard

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Car

Start/End of Trip: Nayapul/Mirmi

Kaligandaki River Rafting in Nepal.

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Kaligandaki river rafting is a must do rafting in Nepal. It offers an awesome taste of white water rafting. Along the river rafting course you will get cascading warm waterfalls that are great for playing. In every evening of rafting in Kaligandaki, you will have time to relax and get to know your rafting team around the fire on the pristine sandy white beaches. No previous experience is necessary for rafting in Kaligandaki river. This is one of the most fun medium length rafting river in Nepal.This is a friendly river for intermediate kayaks and a super fun play river for the experienced kayakers who will feel completely at home exhausting themselves play boating in the many holes and surf waves that abound in the river. 

This medium-length river rafting expedition is an excellent way to take advantage of Nepal's post-monsoon rivers. Leaving from the popular lakeside town of Pokhara, you'll brave class III and IV rapids with an expert guide, camp and dine under the stars on riverside beaches, and kayak on smooth sections of the Kali Gandaki. This makes a fun addition to a trekking trip or a stand-alone journey for travelers short on time. Kaligandaki river rafting is at it’s best just after the monsoon when the rivers are flowing high. It’s also a great time of year to see the majestic Himalayan mountains as the weather and waters are warm. The best months are October until December, closer followed by March to June. The river is still possible to run in Jan-March, however, this is winter in Nepal so the temperatures drop considerably.   

The Kaligandaki River Rafting starts and ends from Pokhara. We drive for 2 hours to the starting of rafting from Pokhara. We will provide a private vehicle to and from the river. The takeout is a five-hour drive back to Pokhara. Pickups and drop offs can be arranged from your hotel. The accommodation on this trip is under tented canvas.We will provide you with tents, sleeping bags, mattresses and pillows, to try and make you as comfortable as you can be. There is something very special about camping out on the banks of a Himalayan river. Meals will be prepared fresh every day. You can expect a variety of meals such as full cooked breakfast, pasta, salads, and dal bhat.  

Day 1: Drive to put in point, raft, and camp
Meet early in the morning in Pokhara and drive by private vehicle to the put in. After an hour and a half, you will reach your destination. Your guides will start unloading the bus and pumping up the rafts. You will be given your equipment and given a full safety briefing. Once the rafts are loaded, everything you need for three days has to come with us as there’s no road access! it’s time to set off. After just ten minutes, you are greeted with the two biggest rapids of the whole river! Big and Little Brother. These will certainly get your heart pumping! After 4-5 hours on the river, we will pull up to a beautiful sandy beach where we will make camp and start cooking dinner. There will be opportunities to play football, relax, swim, and take in the surroundings. This camp is famous for its large statue of Shiva that watches over the camping site. And then it’s time for some rafter's rum punch! 
Day 2: Full day of rafting in Kaligandaki
You will wake up early in the morning, pack the camp up, and reload the rafts before setting off! The first rapid of the day, appropriately named ‘Good morning’, will wake you up for the day ahead. There are many class III rapids to enjoy today. Stop halfway in the day to have lunch on the banks of the river, before tackling the next series of rapids. It’s then the same procedure as last night as you set up a temporary camp on the river banks for one more night under the stars. On clear nights it’s even possible to see the milky way from here.  
Day 3: Rafting and optional kayak adventure
After a hearty breakfast, the camp will be packed up one final time. Paddle your last rapids before hitting a fairly long flat section to finish off the day. For those of you interested, you will be offered the chance to have a go in the kayaks if you wish. It’s then time to unload the rafts one last time, pack the bus and drive around 5 hours back to Lakeside Pokhara where you can have a well-earned shower for the first time in 3 days. For those short on time, this is the best way to experience Nepal’s river culture.  

Cost Includes

  • All meals during the rafting and trekking period.
  • All necessary rafting & trekking permit.
  • All ground transportation bus/van.
  • Guide, cook and other helper, their wages, meal, insurance etc.
  • All rafting, kitchen and camping equipment.

Cost  Excludes

  • Cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during trip.
  • All hotel accommodation
  • Emergency evacuation Insurance.

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