Thrilling rapids with varying difficulty levels to challenge all skill levels

   Stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range and remote Nepalese countryside

   Unique cultural experiences with visits to traditional villages and temples

   Opportunities for wildlife sightings including freshwater dolphins and exotic bird species

   Expert guides with extensive experience navigating the Kaligandki River

   Camping under the stars with delicious Nepalese cuisine cooked over an open fire

 The Complete Guide to Kali Gandaki River Rafting Tour

Rafting down the Kali Gandaki River is an unforgettable adventure that takes you through some of the most spectacular and remote landscapes of Nepal. The Kali Gandaki River is one of the holiest rivers in Nepal and offers some of the most exhilarating rafting experiences in the country. The river originates from the Mustang region of Nepal and flows through the deepest gorge in the world, separating the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.


  • DAY 1 - Arrival and Rafting to Campsite

    Meet your guide in Pokhara, Nepal early in the morning.

    Drive to the put-in point for the rafting trip at Nayapul (approximately 3-4 hours).

    Have breakfast and attend a safety briefing and training session.

    Begin rafting down the Kaligandaki River, enjoying the beautiful scenery and exciting rapids.

    Stop for a picnic lunch on the riverbank.

    Continue rafting until reaching the campsite for the night.

    Set up camp, have dinner, and relax around a campfire.

  • DAY 2 - Rafting and Camping on the Riverbank

    Have breakfast and pack up camp.

    Resume rafting down the Kaligandaki River, encountering more thrilling rapids along the way.

    Stop for lunch on the riverbank.

    Arrive at the next campsite in the late afternoon.

    Set up camp, have dinner, and spend the evening relaxing or exploring the area.

  • DAY 3 - Final Rafting Stretch and Departure

    Have breakfast and pack up camp.

    Continue rafting down the Kaligandaki River, enjoying the final stretch of rapids.

    Stop for a picnic lunch on the riverbank.

    Arrive at the take-out point in the early afternoon.

    Transfer back to Pokhara, where the tour ends.


 Guide's Equipments

  Medical and First-Aid Kit

  Knife and Carabiner


  Throw-Bag (Rope inside, in case of rescue operations)

 What's Included

  All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid Qualifications.

  All camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, mattresses, sleeping bags, tarps, personal tents etc. No additional charge for sleeping bag hire.

  All meals and water whilst on the river. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided.

  Transportation to and from the river by bus.

  All equipment, including PFD’s, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards and regularly checked.

  If you are kayaking with us, kayak hire is also included in the cost. See which kayaks we have here.


  River permits.

  Gear Raft support.

  Extensive medical kit.

  Trip photos *make sure you bring a USB stick along with you.

 What's Not Included

  Alcohol and additional snacks.

  Personal Expenses

  Personal insurance.

  Travel Insurance

 Things To Pack

   Swimsuit or shorts

   Extra T-shirts

   Sunglasses with a strap

   river sandals that attach securely to your feet


   You might want to bring along rain gear and a sweater or jacket.

   Extra Cash is handy for souvenirs and refreshments.

   Small Towel

 Mandatory Documents

  Identification document

  Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)

 Cancellation Policy

  More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.

  In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.

  Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.

 Frequently Asked question

While basic swimming skills are recommended, they are not required. All participants are required to wear a life jacket, and our guides will teach you the necessary safety skills to enjoy the trip.

We recommend leaving electronic devices in a safe, dry location as they may be damaged or lost during the rafting trip. Our guides will take photos and videos of your adventure, which you can purchase after the trip.

We provide snacks and water on the trip, but you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks if desired. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences.

We recommend booking as far in advance as possible. We run at capacity for most of the summer and many trips will sell out well over a month in advance.

Age and weight restrictions may vary depending on the trip's difficulty level and location. Please contact us for more information and to determine the appropriate trip for your group.

Yes, we offer private rafting trips for groups of all sizes. Please contact us for more information and to schedule your private trip.

Unfortunately, there is currently no third-party insurance system available for Nepal's whitewater industry, meaning that we are unable to provide insurance coverage for participants. To ensure the safety of all our clients, we require that they have appropriate emergency medical and evacuation insurance that is suitable for the activity and adventure level they are undertaking.

  Best Season : All year round!

  Min-Age : 9 years

  Group Size : 2-15 pax

 River Rating : Class IV - V

  Start Point : Nayapul

  End Point: Pokhara

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