Kali Gandaki River Rafting

kali-gandaki-river-raftingKali 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 .

Kali Gandaki river rafting with a total catchment area of 46,300 sq kms runs through a deep gorge, which helps the hydro electricity production in Nepal. Rafting doesn’t need life experience; rather it considers the healthy enthusiasm for recreation with a great sense of humour. 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 a 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 kms
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 water proof 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).


We 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 outdoors men, 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?

On the Raft Off the Raft
T -shorts
Sun hat/cap
Trainer/Teva type sandals
Water bottle
Toiletries/special medications
Long trousers
Dry shoes/socks
Warm fleece jacket
Warm shorts
Good sleeping bag
Sun block

Trip Itinerary

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 amphitheatres 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 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.
  • 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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2. Bhotekoshi River Rafting.
3. Sunkoshi River Rafting
4. Kaligandaki River Rafting
5. Seti River Rafting
6. Karnali River Rafting
7. Arun River Rafitng
8. Marshyandi River Rafitng