Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Nepal, the country of many rivers and rivulets. Among this one of it is Kali Gandaki River. Kali Gandaki River is the river of God. This river is named after the goddess Kali (Hindu god). This river begins from the border of Tibet in the Mustang region of Nepal. During the raft, we passed 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.
Trip Code: KGRR33
Starts: Nayapul
Finishes: Miremire
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-Jun,Sep-Dec
Elevation: 827m/ 2713.3ft
Trip Views: 701
Activities: Adventure Sports
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury


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Breakfast: 6
Lunch: 2
Dinner: 2
Flight
Car
Raft
Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 2 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Kali Gandaki River rafting is the short day raft and it’s a holy river, name 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, twisting and spinning.

Why this Trip

  • Rafting in Kali Gandaki passes through narrow gorges, cascading waterfalls, jungle, and cultural villages of Magar and Chetri ethnic groups. This trip is perfect opportunities to see the Annapurna Mountain range and a variety of wildlife and temples on River banks. This is done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, and generally, represents a new and challenging environment for participants.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • 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

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    You will feel delighted to land in the country of big smiles and big hearts. We will greet you and check- in at the hotel. Our briefing session will be at the dinner table where we will get to know each other a little more.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up
    • Cultural Dinner Program
    • Briefing session
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    After breakfast at the hotel today we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing. Kathmandu city is famous for the religious places so we visit today Pashupatinath temple, Syambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and three durbar square lies in the three districts Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan. Overnight hotel.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Sightseeing
    • private transportation
    • Local food
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : FLY TO POKHARA, DRIVE TO NAYAPUL
    After the breakfast today we leave Kathmandu and fly to Pokhara. It takes 45 minutes to reach the Pokhara. Without wasting time, we drive to Nayapul which is also known as the pouting point. It takes around 4 hours to reach the Nayapul. During the drive, we can find the 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, cave. Overnight at Modi Khola camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Flight to Pokhara
    • Drive to Nayapul
    • Rafting in Modi Khola
  • placeDAY 4 : RAFTING TOWARDS PURTI GHAT
    Today after the breakfast we start packing and get ready to raft all the way to the Purti Ghat. Today we are going to see the amazing views of Mt. Annapurna I and Mt. Himachuli while rafting. Today we will cross the class III and the challenging class Iv raft and reach the Purti Ghat.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accomodation:

    • Camping

    Activities:

    • Rafting
  • placeDAY 5 : RAFTING TOWARDS MIRMERE
    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 will take lunch at Mirmere and moves to pokhara. After the 4 hours’ drive from Mirmere we reach Pokhara.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Rafting
    • Drive to Pokhara
  • placeDAY 6 : FLY TO KATHMANDU
    Today we explore the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most visited cities by the tourists in Nepal. After exploring the city we fly back to Kathmandu at evening.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accomodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Pokhara Sightseeing
    • Flight to Kathmandu
  • placeDAY 7 : DEPARTURE
    The day has come to bid you goodbye with heavy hearts. We will have a farewell lunch or at least a sip of coffee and share those bitter sweet memories. We will give you souvenirs and see you head off to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accomodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport Drop
    • Shopping arrangements
    • Farewell lunch or cofffee
    • Souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle.
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
    • Necessary equipment during rafting.
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trip.
    • All applicable government tax.
    • Camping tents and other equipment.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • All necessary paperwork.
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Map of Kali Gandaki River.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Photos and videoes of the trip(if requested).
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested).
    • Sim card service(zero balance).
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee.
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, etc.).
    • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s).


FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the rafting we use lodges/guesthouses/camping for our clients, whatever is available and accessible.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    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.
  • 5. Can I get vegetarian meals ?
    Yes, you can have vegetarian meals also but you have to clear it before we start a rafting.
  • 6. What about security during Rafting ?
    We make sure to take security measures during rafting. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take security measures.
  • 7. What sort of food can I expect in Rafting ?
    During Camping, our expert Camping cooks prepare a wide range of delicious meals empowering you with enough strength for rafting.
  • 8. Is the drinking water safe in this region ?
    Yes, you can buy it in the nearby by shop if possible. If not you can get purify tablets with you so that you can purify the spring water and use it to drink.
  • 9. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private transportation for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Kali Gandaki by car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group.
  • 10. What is the best season for rafting in Kali Gandaki ?
    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.
  • 11. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    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.
  • 12. What is appropriate dress for Rafting ?
    Rafting is mainly done during summer season so you can wear a light dress like t-shirt, half pant and sports sandals which will help you during rafting.
  • 13. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trips consult the guide.
  • 14. Can I bring my camera ?
    Yes, you can bring your camera with but you have to take the safety of your camera by yourself.
  • 15. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company.
  • 16. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    During Camping you can’t charge your electronic goods so the best idea always is to bring your own power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 17. Is there any communication while we are on rafting ?
    Yes, you will get telephone service which is available with your guide after paying certain amount directly.
  • 18. Can I add extra days to my Rafting trip ?
    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.
  • 19. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.
  • 20. How many hours do I have to raft in that day ?
    Mainly rafting lasts for about 3-4 hrs per day.
  • 21. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 22. Can we use the credit card during the raft ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the rafting you have to withdraw the money in rupees before you start the raft.

Optional Activities

Paragliding

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Flying up above the sky is the dream of most of us. Paragliding, one of the most exciting and mind-blowing activities that take you towards the height and make you feel like a bird. Paragliding in Pokhara presents the splendid views of nature from up above. It is also known as a free-flying and foot-launched aircraft in which Pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing, whose shape is formed by the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing. 

Mountain Flight

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of an enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

Ultra-light

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Nepal is not only the trekker’s destination but also a destination for an adventure lover. Ultra-light flight is one of the best things you can do in Nepal. Where you can take a peek of magnificent snow-capped Himalayas, Kathmandu and Pokhara city. The choice of Pokhara Valley for ultra-light aircraft is appropriate because Pokhara is known for its extensive beauty. Without a trip to Pokhara, your Nepal tour is incomplete because the beautiful nature, green forest, and lakes are worth to take a glance of.  

Canoeing

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Canoeing is a thrilling water adventure carried out in those high waves in Nepal. The activity includes hiking, jumping, swimming and climbing through waterfalls which gives you chills. This electrifying experience can be performed either around Sundarijal area, Trishuli or Bhote Koshi River. You have to be mentally and physically fit to experience most of the adventure.

 

Skydiving

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Sky diving is an amazing blend of elegance and excitement that can be performed in Nepal. It is a dive from high above the peak, right into the vast mountains to experience the adventure and thrill. Skydiving is an extreme sport which provides the best thrilling experience.

Kayaking

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Kayaking is to experience the thrill of running rapids and also share a unique river culture. Being one of the richest countries in water resources, Nepal provides the facility to experience this electrifying water sport which is close to the heart of most of the adventure lovers.

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