Kali Gandaki Rafting Nepal: Rafting in the Deepest Gorge of World

Kali Gandaki Rafting Nepal: Rafting Trip in the deepest gorge of World

Kali Gandaki Rafting Nepal is a adventurous Rafting trip in the deepest gorge of World. Kali Gandaki River Rafting, Nepal is an adventure whitewater rafting kayaking trips in the deepest gorge of world. Kali Gandaki River Rafting Nepal is famous for Rafting, whitewater, kayaking, canyoning, tours, trips.

The Kali Gandaki River is one of the major rivers of Nepal for adventure rafting and kayaking destination in the world. This river is famous for its whitewater rafting and descending from the deepest gorge in the world between the two 8000 metre peaks Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Kali Gandaki River is a beautiful unspoilt river with good white water, gorges, wildlife and a feeling of remoteness. The trip of Kali Gandaki Rafting descends through challenging white water, unique cultures and amazing beaches. As a result, it is one of Nepal’s very best rivers for whitewater Adventure rafting.

Kali Gandaki river Nepal

Kali Gandaki Rafting Nepal

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The Kali Gandaki is a holy river named after the much-reversed Goddess ‘Kali’ of Hindu Religion. The Kali Gandaki River begins its journey high on the Tibetan plateau in the kingdom of Mustang.

The Kali Gandaki River Rafting was first opened to commercial use in 1991.

During the rafting trip in the Kali Gandaki river, you passes through narrow gorges, deep gorges, alongside tumbling waterfalls and jungle corridor rich in wildlife, spectacular mountain views, endless suspension bridges, cultural temples and beautiful white sandy beaches for camp, traditional Magar and Chetri villages. The beautiful scenery on this remote river makes Kali Gandaki rafting/kayaking trip a favorite among those looking for a short to medium length trip.

If you don’t negotiate rapids, you can spend time on the river under cascading waterfalls and enjoying the backdrop of the Annapurna ranges. Not only the experienced rafter but also novice rafters will love it. As mentioned above being one of the holiest rivers in Nepal, every river junction on the Kali Gandaki is dotted with cremation sites and above ground burial mounds.


Kali Gandaki, fabulous river (class 3 to 4) offers a combination of astounding mountain views and pure adrenaline with a full immersion into the wilderness. Along the way you will see the culture surrounding river at its simplest.

Kali Gandaki Rafting Nepal is recommended for those rafters and kayakers who want an exciting medium-length rafting trip and as a self sufficient kayak trip for intermediate and expert kayakers. Most rapids are pool-drop and there are surfing waves almost all the way down the river.

Lodging facilities, mountain biking, pony riding, local guides’ services and rafting facilities could add to the attraction of the area.

Best season for Kali Gandaki Rafting Nepal is September to May.

Some facts of Kali Gandaki Rafting Nepal Trip
Departure pointPokhara
Difficulty:Class 3+/ 4+
Duration5 days
River Distance90 Kms.
Water Volume200 to 1000 cumecs, depends on season
River start pointNear Beni
River finish pointMirmere
Outward travel time4 hours
River gradeIII – IV
Return travel time5 hours
 Best SeasonSep – Dec / Mar – June
Kali Gandaki Rafting Nepal Itinerary:

Day 01: The first day of your trip to Kali Gandaki Rafting, you’ll be driven by tourist bus to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It may takes about 7 hours to get Pokhara and overnight at hotel in Pokhara.


Day 02: At the morning, you’ll be driven to Beni (a small city) from Pokhara. It may takes around 3-4 hrs to the put-in point near Beni. Throughout this drive of course you’ll have the stunning views of some world’s popular mountains; over 8000 Meters Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, the sacred Machapuchare, Manaslu and other numerous mountains. Upon arrival, all the equipment will be uploaded and you will receive a full safety briefing. Have lunch and then the guide will take you to the river starting point ready to begin your exciting 3 days raft trip. First day you begin with some class III rapids this is a warm up for the team, after 10/15 minutes you will be encountering 2 big class 4 rapids i.e. ‘Small Brother’ and ‘Big Brother’. Your guide will be making you work hard at doing exercises to work as a team maneuvering the raft efficiently. After scouting the rapid’s safety kayaks will go first and followed by the rafts. Soon after encountering these two big rapids, the confluence of the Modi Khola marks arrival at the evening campsite where you will choose the beach for the evening campsite. Porters unload the rafts and one raft team prepares dinner whilst.  The others relax, take in the scenery or play volleyball. Nepalese Staff prepare dinner. After dinner you will enjoy camp fire, Nepalese typical folk songs and dances at the sandy ground.

Day 03: After Breakfast packing rafts, Rafting Commence, Plenty of adrenaline and spectacular scenery. Views of Annapurnna1 and Himalchuli are interspersed with continuous class III sections of river, culminating with the challenging class IV rapids, “Refund” and “Tombstone”. The section of river is abundant with vines, wildlife and Lush vegetation and spectacular waterfalls cascade down cliff faces and lead us to camp at the village of Purti Ghat at the sandy River Bank. Upon arrival at Camp, staff prepare dinner, local comes to talk to you, they may offer you to play volley ball. After dinner, you can enjoy some alcoholic beverage enjoy on camp fire, yours own music, song or join with staff for Nepalese folk song and dances.

Day 04: After breakfast, soon after being back on the water we reach at the holy village of Seti Beni team members have the opportunity to take photos of the Kali Gandaki’s biggest rapids and this sacred Hindu temple. The river has deposited a house size boulder in the confluence with a smaller tributary. Since confluence is considered holy places in the Hindu religion, this boulder has become an important shrine to the local river people. There is usually a great audience to watch and listen to the spectacle as each team negotiates the rapid that has formed around this holy place. Not long after this it is time for the journey to end. Bus will be waiting for you. They load up the gear and prepare for the bus journey back to Pokhara.

Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu.

Kali Gandaki Rafting Nepal: Rafting Trip in the deepest gorge of World

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