Kali Gandaki Rafting

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Kali Gandaki River Rafting in Nepal.

One of the famous names of Himalayan Rivers, the Kali Gandaki raises in Mustang, Tibetan plateau on the other side of the Himalaya. Here it is a flat and braided river flowing in an arid open valley and cuts one of the deepest gorges in the world between Mt. Dhaulagiri  8167m to the west and Annapurna I 8091m to the east.  After the confluence with the Modi Khola the river swings south through an area where until recently tourists where almost unknown. There are few villages actually on the river – most are located on the river terraces some hundreds of meters above. The Kali Gandaki is named after the goddess Kali and is considered a particularly holy river.

The journey descends through challenging white water, unique cultures and amazing beaches. When not negotiating rapids, time on the river can be spent under cascading waterfalls and enjoying the backdrop of the Annapurna ranges. Both experienced and novice rafters will love this trip.


Season Grading Water Volume
September – December 4+ Approx 550 Cumecs
January – May 4+ Approx 200 Cumecs
June – August High Risk Approx 1000 Cumecs


3 Days Rafting Itinerary – Kali Gandaki.

Day 01:

Nepal is a river runner’s Meet all the people 07:00 am at Aroma Nepal Treks office on Pokhara and keeps your valuable thing and big bag , then we drive to starting point Maldhunga by private Bus/ van, our driving hour is 2  hours, then we arrive in starting point our guide explain about drifting and safety talk , (paddling, river command) and other information about river, lunch then we start rafting . We make 3 hours rafting and camping in Modi Beni, before the dinner we serve you tea/coffee and snacks, after that guide going to teach you how to build the camp, than we serve you  dinner for the night. This day we pass major rapid like little brother (4+) big brother (4) cave, daze and dam etc

Day 02:
Wake up: 0700 am then breakfast after it we start rafting. In this day we are going to make full day paddling between this times we have break for lunch. We are going to do same thing as a first day, when we arrive in camping side. This day we pass water falls, cobra and double bend, brain den fall rapids

Day 03:
After breakfast we start the rafting, around 3 hours after we arrive in our takeout point at the dam (Mirmi), then we provide you lunch, we pack our river equipment, after 4 hours drive we arrive Pokhara at office. Than you collect your valuable things which you deposit in office.


For River Safety:
We take the safety and security of all our clients very seriously. River rafting is one of the adventure activities where there could be some risk factors. How we try to minimize the risk: Our Guides, instructors & Safety Kayaks are professional water rescue technicians, trained and certified in Rescue 3 WRT, First Aid course. All our equipment are world class and up to date. All of our rafting guides can speak very good English. We always use safety Kayaks or double catamaran team on every trip. During the adventure period for both crew & clients: No drugs, no assault / harassment, no alcohol, no diving off cliffs, life jacket & helmet must be worn while in/on the river at all times.

What to bring:

  • Swim suit
  • Light weight clothing that will dry quickly
  • Sport sandal
  • Warm clothing for the evening / Jacket (Waterproof shell)
  • Sunglasses / Cap , warm hat (in cold month) / Towel / Warm Layers.
  • Sun screen and lip protector
  • Toiletries / Personal medication.
  • Flashlight / water bottle
  • Camera etc…

Please let us inform in advance: If you are a non – swimmer or not very confident in the water. It is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Please request your own choice food – veg or non veg.

For further information please feel free to contact us: sapkotajr@gmail.com / info@aromatrekking.com

Aroma Nepal Trekking
Aroma Nepal Trekking
Trekking in Nepal with Aroma Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd

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