Kaligandaki River Rafting

3 Days

“The mighty Kali”

With exciting white water rapids, spectacular mountain views, traditional villages, endless suspension bridges, waterfalls, pristine jungle rich in wildlife, deep gorges, cultural temples, and beautiful white sandy beaches for camp, we consider this to be the best all round river adventure in Nepal. Named after “Kali” the goddess of destruction, the Kaligandaki is said to be one of Nepal’s most holy rivers. Originating high on the Tibetan Plateau the “Mighty Kali” plunges down through the Himalayas, carving out one of the deepest gorges in the world between Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Mountains.


DURATION: 3 days

Day 1 = Lunch & dinner
Day 2 = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 = Breakfast & Lunch


2 nights of riverside beach camping


Open: Sep. – June
October – December, and March to June



Lakeside, Pokhara
7 am (Private bus)


Maldhunga / 3 hours from Pokhara


Mirmi / 5 hours to Pokhara


Lakeside, Pokhara
(Private Bus)


After Breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, you will drive to Maldhunga by private bus, then at first, we will pump on the raft and rafting around. After lunch, it is straight into the grade 4 rapid little Brother followed quickly by Big Brother. We camp at one of nature's five-star sites with mind-blowing views and dancing waterfalls.

Day 2 :

Today is continuous grade 3 to 4 world-class white water with rapids like Rafter's Refund and Oar Breaker. Wave trains and holes abound early in the day so watch out if you don't want to flip! Adrenalin junkies knock yourself out 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 and guarantees delight with its stone-flagged lanes and curious youngsters skylarking.

As we continue downstream, the river cliffs narrow easily above us and we enter a somber canyon glistening with wet black rocks. You experience what can only be seen from the water, so drink it all in as we drift towards our take-out point and drive to Pokhara.


What to bring?

Shorts / ½ pants
Sport sandals or comfortable shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet
Polypropylene / quick dry long shirts
Track pants / comfortable long pants
Warm fleece
Jacket (waterproof shell)
Travel towel
Shoes (not essential – do not bring big trekking boots)
Pyjamas (something comfortable to sleep in)
Warm hat (in cold months)
Personal toiletries
Sunscreen / sunscreen lip protection
Mosquito repellent.
Water bottle
Head lamp / flash light
Personal first aid kit
Sleeping bag (if you do not have one – we will provide a complimentary rental)
A little cash for treats, tips and the occasional chance for photographs


  • Professional English-speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue, and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professional safety kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • International name brand ISO/CE certified rafting equipment including helmets, PFDs, paddles, splash jackets, and wetsuits
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes to keep your items dry and safe on the river
  • Variety of fresh, hygienically prepared meals while on the river, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and treated drinking water
  • Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents, simple mattresses, and sleeping bags
  • Round trip transportation
  • River permits
  • Industry-standard first-aid kits


  • Unrelated transportation, accommodation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes, etc…
  • Footwear
  • Items of a personal nature including swimwear, towel, and toiletries
  • Insurance **we provide insurance for our crew – but participants must be properly insured through an emergency medical travel plan**
  • Tips for guides **if you feel that our crew did a great job, you are invited but not obligated to offer a personal tip**

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Kaligandaki River Rafting
From $ 210
/ Adult
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