Kali Gandaki Rafting

Kali Gandaki Rafting
  • Group Size
    Minimum 4 Pax 
  • Accommodation
    Tented Camp 
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

The relishing adventure of paddling in between the deepest gorge of the world can be experienced nowhere but in the Kali Gandaki river of Nepal. Fighting with the challenge of white water rapids in the backdrop of Annapurna panorama and Dhaulagiri Himal, admiring the waterfalls cascading from the top of the cliff, Kali Gandaki Rafting is a mind blowing fusion of natural and adventure.

The Kali Gandaki River has been recently opened for rafting purpose in 1991 but has gained its charm vigorously and the credit goes to challenging water rapids, mountain scenery, stunning waterfalls, unique culture and typical wild landscape of Kagbeni. You can continuously experience the Class III and Class IV rapids as you raft in the water of Kaligandaki. As the rafting is quite technical and full of huge rapids, prior experience of rafting and swimming capacity is highly recommended.

Initially, we take a drive for around six hours to Pokhara and head towards Beni. As we reach the riverside, we unload our gears and fuel ourselves with delicious food. We take a short briefing about our Kali Gandaki rafting journey from the instructor and learn few rafting techniques. We load ourselves with the gears and take necessary precautions for rating experience. We then continue for actual rafting experience. In our three days rafting journey, we will experience the thrill of white water to the fullest


Day 01: Pokhara to Riverside Camp, 3 hours drive and 5 hours rafting:

Day 02: Riverside camp to Riverside Camp

Day 03: Riverside Camp to Pokhara

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private AC vehicle
  • Meals as specified in 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary
  • Rafting guides, safety kayakers, all rafting and camping equipment
  • All permits and entry fees
  • Government taxes, service charges, etc.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary
  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.


Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!