Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Kali Gandaki River Rafting

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Kali Gandaki rafting is a favorite rafting around the Himalayan river which is perfect for rafters looking for a short rafting trip in Nepal. Kali Gandaki rises high on the Tibetan plateau in Mustang and cuts of the deepest gorges in the world in between Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m). At present, Kali Gandaki gorge is a prominent trekking route from Pokhara to Muktinath within the Annapurna Circuit, including the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP).

The Kali Gandaki River is one of the excellent rivers in Nepal for whitewater adventure rafting. A rafting trip to Kali Gandaki covers a total of 72 kms with excellent white water and magnificent views of the Mt. Annapurna South, Fishtail Peak and Machhapuchhre and beautiful terraces, valleys and waterfalls. 

The largely unspoiled holy river, Kali Gandaki, offers  also the beautiful scenery, spectacular views of mountain backdrops, typical villages and temples (at the river banks) and amazing wildlife. This rafting trip provides an  opportunity to witness the traditional Magar and Chetri villages. Rafters often see those inhabitants in their fields along the riverside.  


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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: About 6hrs drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Lunch will be provided on the way. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara 

Day 02: Breakfast-about 3 hrs drive to Maldhunga

-Safety briefing and about 3hrs rafting with Class III and IV rapids

-Overnight stay in tented camp at the river beach

Main attraction of the day:  spectacular view of mountains, interesting rock formations on the canyon walls, beautiful village and bird such as Red shank, cormorants, and kingfishers along the river.

Day 03: Breakfast-about 5hrs rafting with Class III and IV rapids

-Overnight stay in tented camp on a remote beach

Main attraction of the day:  Wonderful landscape, valleys, temples, waterfalls, and villages mostly inhabited by Brahmin or Magar communities.

Day 04: Breakfast- about 3hrs rafting with small rapids

- About 3 hrs drive back to Pokhara from Mirmire, the rafting ending point

-Overnight stay in hotel

Main attraction of the day: Lovely convergence of two rivers (the Modi and Kali) considered as a holy site by Hindus, massive boulder here is recognized as an important shrine by the locals, lovely valley and farmers busy in their fields. Rising hills, farmland, and charming Gurung Villages on the way back to Pokhara.

Note: Breakfast and dinner will be provided in the tent site. And there will be a lunch break during the rafting.  

Day 05: Breakfast-about 6hrs drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Lunch will be provided on the way

-Drop off at the hotel