Kali Gandaki Rafting

  • Duration:3 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Moderate

Meals: Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Transportation: Tourist Bus/Public Bus

Accommodation: Lodge and Tented Camp

Why This Trip?

  • To experience the Kaligandaki rafting.
  • To have an adventure river raft in Nepal.

Escape Nepal offers Kali Gandaki Rafting in Nepal and the kali Gandaki River is a very beautiful place for river rafting in Nepal, Therefore, many tourists are really interested to go there to do  the rafting very often. The natural scenery around this section is really fantastic and unspoiled, as the water flows through narrow gorges; rafters get an opportunity to see exotic wildlife in the surrounding jungles. The Kali Gandaki River originates in Mustang and flows in an arid open valley. As it tumble down between the majestic Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges.

We at Escape Nepal have 3day itinerary for the Kaligandaki River which starts in Pokhara and ends in Pokhara , we have not included your arrival or departure days to and from Nepal and traveling to Pokhara and return as well, however if you would like to have  package including your arrival and departure to and from Kathmandu, accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokahra plus travel arrangement between Kathmandu and Pokhara, then simply e email us then we will offer you whole package for the Kaligandaki Rafting.

No people travel Nepal only for the 3 day raft in Kaligandaki, so, it is best to combine other activities with the rafting, Especially, the Kaligandaki Rafting is best top on after completion of some of the most popular trekking in Nepal , perhaps, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with fall in the same area of the Kaligandaki or any other trekking on Annapurna Region would be the best if you also have interests of mountain trekking and have enough days to explore both.

The Kaligandaki Rafting is organized on group basis or if you have own group and would like to take the rafting only with your group then it is not a problem, we offer you both private and group tour for the Kalidandaki so, please write us with your travel date and number of people for the management of your life time experience in Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

Da 01 : Pokhara - Naya Pul - Modi Beni: Our Journey for the Rafting on Kali Gandaki starts quite early in the morning from Pokhara with drive to raft start Point, Nayapul which take about one and half hour from Pokahra, after reaching in the start point a brief about the rafting for the day will be given by our raft guide and crew members then everyone proceed to the boat. The first day’s adventure includes a series of Class III and Class IV rapids. Interesting rock formations are seen on the canyon walls as we paddle past. High above the river lie villages perched on hilltops. Birding is a special feature on this rafting adventure, once reached at the camp site, stay overnight at camp, (A, L, D)

Day 02: Modi Beni - Purtighat: After having breakfast at the camp, the adventure on Kali Gandaki starts and there are more Class III and Class IV rapids to encounter, we then further raft down and the landscape changes gradually and the valleys become wider and wider. There are some temples along the way and villages mostly inhabited by Brahmins or Magars. Before the jungle starts, we encounter water fall that cascade down stalactite formations, overnight at camp (A, B, L, D).

Day 03: Purtighat – Mirmi- Pokhara: After having breakfast at the camp, we start our river adventure which lasts in about 2-3 hours and once the rafting ends, you will have hot lunch and drive to Pokahra , then our 3 days Adventure holidays ends in Pokhra once we reach at Pokhara: ( B, L)

A- Accommodation, B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner 

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Ground Transportation (Pokhara to Pokhara)
  • Meals during your rafting trip
  • River Permit
  • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical   equipment.
  • Safety Kayak
  • Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
  • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire.
  • All expenses for Staff
  • First aid kid box

Cost Exclude

  • Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
  • Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Things of personal use
  • Hotel in Pokhara
  • Member insurance
  • Tips to Staffs
  • Sleeping bag (US$ 1.00 per night)

Departure Note:

We have set date for the departure for this holidays so, please look at our list of the dates for the trip and select one from them or if you cannot find the date that is suitable for you then please contact us for your own departure date as we offer private departure for your holiday on any date that is suitable for you which is suitable for group of friends, couples, families and solo travelers.

Trip Note

Trip price - The price given is per person on twin share basis for the Small group travel for fixed departure and we offer Group discounts for the booking of two or more than two person and group of 10 or more people will have maximum discounts with one person (tour leader) travel free in Nepal (land only) and if you even have maximum number of people even more than 10 people then contact us for the further discussion about the discounts and those want to travel in group and want to have private room ( where possible) on our holiday then that cost you extra single supplement cost, we have given the single supplement cost on our package however if you could not find it then please write us for the further information:

Trip extension - If you have time and are interested to stay few days in Pokahra and do, Paraglidingtake a tour of Pokhara cityUltra light Flight or take Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari,  Lumbini Tour, then you can start now…we are on vacation & this only happens once probably in a lifetime…enjoy it today because tomorrow never comes and please inform us for the arrangement for any of these extra tours.

 Essential Info

The electricity is available in most of our holidays and in the cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Palpa, Lumbini, Chitwan, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and in some of the villages on our trekking holiday, hiking holiday, climbing holiday and home stay trekking where you can re-charge your mobile phone and camera batteries, not all in all places of our trekking so, we advise you to have spare batteries when you do the trekking, hiking, home stay and climbing holidays  and there is not electricity available on our camping adventure trekking holiday so, you need to have enough spare batteries when you do those trips.


We offer professional licensed tour guide on all our sightseeing holidays and there will be local nature guide in the Jungle tours, rafting guide for the river holidays and there will be trained trekking guide (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek)  on our trekking holidays, hiking holiday and adventure holiday and a Sherpa when there are 10 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members and a porter will carry about 20kg means 10 KG from each trekker and we will provide licensed climbing guide for climbing holidays.

The Wonderful Environment of the Himalayas is also an extremely fragile one. Increasing population density and numbers of travelers threaten the very beauty of Nepal. At Escape Nepal, we are extremely conscious about the environment and aim to minimize our impact as much as possible. As deforestation is one of the greatest environmental threats we face in this region, we do not encourage camp fires and encourage use of kerosene for cooking as an alternative fuel to wood. We also discourage trekkers from using wood-fuelled hot showers in lodges along the way. Many lodges, however, now have solar hot showers, a far more eco-friendly alternative.

Garbage disposal is another major problem and some of the busier trails can, at times, appear strewn with litter for miles. Our staff members are well motivated towards eco-friendly practices. We carry out all our garbage, apart from that which can be safely and easily burnt at the campsite. Our aim is to help protect and preserve this beautiful environment for future generations of trekkers to enjoy and we advise the same to you to keep the garbage on proper site and take return those with you to homes which are Non- biodegradable.

We at Escape Nepal would like to requests the following things and to be a responsible tourist:

  • Leave only footprints and take only photographs.
  • Use designated routes, campsites and resting places to reduce trampling and other negative environmental impacts.
  • Respect local culture and traditions, use home stays, locally owned hotels/ lodges or campsites as much as possible to support the local livelihood.
  • Avoid/ minimize using firewood. Use common space for heating. Opt for alternatives to minimize deforestation.
  • Maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Use the litter box locally available. Carry back your own garbage while traveling through ecologically sensitive areas.
  • Encourage to place mobile toilets at a considerable distance from sources of water, river banks and springs while camping along the river sides.
  • Use the services of local guides and porters as much as possible to explore more about local environment and culture.
  • Money spent here will contribute directly to the local livelihood, women’s empowerment and environmental conservation.
  • Before you begin your journey we request you to abide by the above guidelines in order to safeguard the nature and culture of the area and be a responsible tourist.

This type of holidays involves longer trekking (up to 12 Days) on maintained trails in to higher elevations mountain and high elevation overland tour to tibet  and we advise you to have some previous walking/hiking experiences on high altitude and habit to walk about 5-6 hours a day and physically fit, those holidays includes some trek on Everest, Annapurna, Langtang region and some wilderness trekking holiday plus some village trekking holiday, some Rafting Holidays and some over land tours to Tibet like- Mt. Kailash tour, Tibet overland tour , Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour and Nepal Tibet Tour.

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