Nepal, the country of many rivers and rivulets. Among them is Kali Gandaki River, the river of God. This river is named after the goddess Kali (Hindu god). It begins from the border of Tibet in the Mustang region of Nepal. During the raft, we pass through narrow gorges, traditional villages, cultural temples, waterfalls, spectacular mountains views and white sandy beaches for camp. In this river water flows from the three world’s highest mountains over 8000m which are Mt. Dhaulagiri I, Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Annapurna I. Whilst rafting we go through amazing views of the mountain at the short period of days.
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827 m/ 2713.3ft
Kali Gandaki River rafting is the short day raft and it’s a holy river, named after the God Kali (Hindu god).
Best rafting season is from September to December and March to June.
It combines challenging rapids with calm white waters, sandy beaches, and remote villages.
This rafting experiences large waves, gushing rapids, twistings and spinnings.
Why this Trip
Rafting in Kali Gandaki passes through narrow gorges, cascading waterfalls, jungles, and cultural villages of Magar and Chetri ethnic groups. This trip is the perfect opportunity to see the Annapurna Mountain range and a variety of wildlife, lots of temples on the river's banks. This is done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, and generally represents a new and challenging environment for participants.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
You will feel delighted to land in the country of big smiles and big hearts. We will greet you and escort you to check-in at the hotel. Our briefing session will be at the dinner table where we get to know each other.
After breakfast at the hotel, we go for Kathmandu sightseeing. Kathmandu city is famous for the religious places so we visit Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and fly to Pokhara. It takes 45 minutes in the air with nice views of the Himalayas. Without wasting time, we drive to Nayapul which is also known as the pouting point. It takes around 4 hours to get there. During the drive, we can find very beautiful sceneries. Upon reaching the Nayapul our rafting guide will give some information and safety tips about rafting in the river. We raft for around 3 hours to reach the Modi Khola. During the rafting, we encounter rapids like Big Brother and Small Brother and many other dams, caves. Overnight at Modi Khola camp.
After breakfast, we start packing and get ready to raft all the way to the Purti Ghat. We are going to see the amazing views of Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Himachuli on the way. Also, we cross the Class III and the challenging Class IV raft, then reach the Purti Ghat.
Today is our last day of rafting in Kaligandaki River. Our rafting ends at the Mirmere. Crossing the holy Seti Beni we reach Mirmere. We take lunch and drive to Pokhara for about 4hrs. Overnight in Pokhara;
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Kali Gandaki Rafting can be done all year around excluding monsoon season. March, April, September, October are the best time to do rafting in Kali Gandaki although in winter water will be cold so it will be hard to raft.
First of all make sure that you can swim which will help for you in case of emergency. If you cannot swim then we will provide you a safety measure. If anything happen with you doing the rafting please inform your tour guide so that we can take you hospital as soon as possible.
If you need extra day to complete, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trip can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.