Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Kali Gandaki River Rafting -03 Days

Kali Gandaki River, which begins its journey from the Tibetan plateau, is named after Goddess Kali and is considered as a divine mother but the Hindus. Paddling across the 55 kilometers long river will make you feel an adrenaline experience of the exhilarating class 3 and 4 rapids which will race your heart. The put in point of this expedition is Maldhunga (3.5 hours from Pokhara) and the take out point is Mirmi (5 hours from Pokhara). Kali Gandaki Gorge is the deepest gorge in the world.

The river passes down the plains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range; and alongside the river you will find tumbling waterfalls you can play in. Relax around the fire on the sandy white beach campsites with your rafting team at the end of the day; and the best seasons to get a much better experience are from September to December and March to May. If you’re looking for a short length trip full of adventure, this rafting expedition is just the right one for you!

Trip Facts of Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Duration: 03 Days
Class: III+ / IV
Starts/Ends from: Pokhara
Rafting start point: Maldunga / 3 hours from Pokhara
Rafting finish point Mirmi / 5 hours to Pokhara
Meals Day 1 = lunch & dinner

Day 2 = breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3 = breakfast & lunch

Accommodations 2 nights riverside beach camping
Best Season Oct. – Dec. and Mar. to June
Price USD 180

Trip Highlights of Kali Gandaki River Rafting

  • The “best all-round river in Nepal”
  • Mountains, villages, temples, jungle, wildlife, suspension bridges, temples, gorges and more!
  • Super fun, big and bouncy rapids with exciting wave trains
  • Beautiful remote beach camping

Day-by-Day detailed Itinerary

Day 01- Drive from Pokhara to Maldunga ( 3 hrs drive) & raft to at Modhi Khola

We will drive to Maldhunga from Pokhara. Before we hit the raft, the rafting equipments are prepares with the help of our professional guides and they will brief you about the raft and safety measures. We will hit the Big Brother, Small Brother and many other rapids today. Our camp site for the first day will be at Modhi Khola.

Day 02 Modhi Khola to Purti Ghat

After a heartwarming breakfast, we float down the river. We will tackle the Good Morning rapid and some class 3 and 4 rapids while witnessing the breathtaking view of the Himalayas and waterfalls before reaching Purti Ghat, the campsite for the day.

Day 03 Raft to Mirmi and drive back to Pokhara

We will raft towards Setibeni today and as usual we hit small rapids today. Paddling around the Setibeni, we will see some black rocks called Shaligram which are worshipped by the Hindus as the manifestations of Lord Vishnu.  We continue to raft until we reach our take out point, i.e. Mirmi. From there we head back to Pokhara by bus which takes about five hours.

What’s Included

  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professional safety kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • International name brand ISO/CE certified rafting equipment including helmets, PFDs, paddles, splash jackets and wetsuits
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes to keep your personal items dry and safe on the river
  • Variety of fresh, hygienically prepared meals while on the river, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate and treated drinking water
  • Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents, simple mattresses and sleeping bags
  • Round trip transportation
  • River permits
  • Industry standard first aid kits

What’s NOT Included

  • Unrelated transportation, accommodation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc…
  • Footwear
  • Items of a personal nature including swimwear, towel and toiletries
  • Insurance **we provide insurance for our crew – but participants must be properly insured through an emergency medical travel plan**
  • Tips for guides **if you feel that our crew did a great job, you are invited but not obligated to offer a personal tip**

What to Bring

  • Shorts / ½ pants
  • T-shirt
  • Sport sandals or comfortable shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet
  • Polypropylene / quick dry long shirts
  • Swimwear
  • Track pants / comfortable long pants
  • Warm fleece
  • Jacket (waterproof shell)
  • Travel towel
  • Socks
  • Shoes (not essential – do not bring big trekking boots)
  • Pyjamas (something comfortable to sleep in)
  • Warm hat (in cold months)
  • Travel towel
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen / sunscreen lip protection
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Water bottle
  • Head lamp / flash light
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Sleeping bag (if you do not have one – we will provide a complimentary rental)
  • A little cash for treats, tips and the occasional chance for photographs

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