Kali Gandaki River Rafting in Nepal: Prices, Itinerary, Map, Grade

Kali Gandaki River Rafting in Nepal: Prices, Itinerary, Map, Grade

This post is about Kali Gandaki River Rafting in Nepal. We try to include prices, costs, gorge, itinerary, map, grade, volume, days, and trip of Kaligandaki River rafting. We are trying to give you all information about rafting in Kaligandaki River. Thousands of rafters every year from New York City, Washington DC, San Francesco, London, Perish, Sydney, and Canada in this Kaligandaki River for rafting came here Nepal.

The rivers of Nepal offer a wide variety of rafting and kayaking opportunities for rafters. In terms of rivers, Nepal can be divided into three main river systems. Those are Sapta Koshi, Sapta Gandaki and Karnali. Kali Gandaki lies in Sapta Gandaki river system.

Kali Gandaki is the most popular and commercially run river of Nepal. It is an excellent river for those who are with limited days.

Rafting Kali Gandaki in Nepal
Rafting Kali Gandaki River in Nepal
Kali Gandaki River Rafting in Nepal: Rafting in Nepal Kaligandaki

The Kali Gandaki Rafting offers excellent medium length white water rafting trips in Nepal. It offers beautiful views of the Annapurna as you run some moderate to difficult rapids, which makes this river unique.

The Kali Gandaki river is named after the colour of the river and the Goddess Kali.  So, Kaligandaki River is considered to be holy and auspicious place to be cremated.

The Kaligandaki River originates from the Tibetan plateau draining the water of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himal joins with Trishuli at Dave Ghat. Then the Sapta Gandaki is called Narayani. The Kali Gorge between the 8000 m. mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is the deepest gorge in the world.

Kali Gandaki is one of the warm and beautiful rivers in Nepal. Kali Gandaki passes through stunning jungle scenery, endless suspension bridges,, green hills, narrow gorges, alongside tumbling waterfalls and jungle, cultural temples and beautiful white sandy beaches, jungle corridor rich in wildlife, traditional Magar and Chetri villages, village, and forest. Relatively small volume, blue and warm water cuts through world deepest gorges.


Using the Deepest gorge in the earth that is formed between the Mt. Annapurna (8346m) Massif and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8046m), the Kaligandaki is one of Nepal’s very best rivers for whitewater Adventure  rafting.

Kali Gandaki River Rafting Trip is the Best for …

Rafting in Kaligandaki River is one of most popular white water rafting in Nepal. It is an excellent rafting river. Here we have found some reasons that why it is best and for whom it is best.

  • Kali Gandaki River Rafting trip is the best for those who do not have much time.
  • Kali Gandaki River Rafting trip is excellent river for those rafters who look for a short river trip without the challenge of huge rapids but with some exciting rapids.
  • Kaligandaki rafting is excellent for those people who are interested in the abundance of nature found on this trip.
  • Kaligandaki is the best river to learn kayaking in Nepal. It is the best river for family trip and Kayak learners.
  • The Kali Gandaki is an excellent 3 days trip in an isolated area.
Kali Gandaki  Rafting  Itinerary : Kali Gandaki River Rafting Map

Nepal Kaligandaki River rafting mapThe Kaligandaki River is the most easily accessible from Kathmandu. River Kali Gandaki can be reached from Newbridge Kusma. The Kali Gandaki Rafting trip starts at Newbridge, (Kusma). Kaligandaki River is just 3 hours from Pokhara and is reached by private transport provided by rafting agency in Nepal. The  60 km of Kaligandaki river action takes 3 days. The return trip from the ‘Dam’ take out point of Kaligandaki river trip to Pokhara is about four and half hour drive.

Kali Gandaki River Rafting Prices: Kali Gandaki Rafting Costs

Prices of Rafting in Kali Gandaki River are different from rafting agencies. There are many rafting agencies for giving the services of rafting in Kali Gandaki River, Nepal. Costs of rafting in Kali Gandaki river may be the approx. $165 Per person (Foreigner).

Facts about Rafting in Kali Gandaki River

Kali Gandaki River Class : 4-, 4+
Kali Gandaki River volume: 120 cms
Rafting in Kali Gandaki starts from : Beni – alt 820 m.
Rafting in Kali Gandaki ends at : Andhi Khola – alt 540 m.
Kali Gandaki River Distance : 60 km.
Kali Gandaki River days: 3 days
Kali Gandaki River Average gradient: 5 m/km
Kali Gandaki River Scenery /wild: **
Kali Gandaki River Star rating: ***
Best Season for rafting in Kali Gandaki River: Sep – Dec / Mar – June

The Kaligandaki River was exactly what I was after… three days into the wilderness brought charm to my short trip. Jon from Iceland.

Rafting in Kali Gandaki river, Nepal: Prices, Itinerary, Map, Grade


Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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