Kali Gandaki Rafting

Kali Gandaki River Facts

Grade for Autumn: Sep – Dec 3 to 4+

Grade for Spring: Feb – May 3 to 4

Possible operation: Autumn & Spring

Departure: Fix and on request

Rafting days: 3 + 2 days (KTM to KTM)

Entrance by: 30 - minute flight or a 6-hour drive to Pokhara

Put-in point: Nayapul (70 km. / 4 hours drive from Pokhara)

Put-out point: Mirme (105 km. / 5 hours drive back to Pokhara)

River distance: 55 km.

Optional trips to: Drive 138 km. to Chitwan National Park or trekking to Annapurna region or drive or fly back to Kathmandu

Numbers of pax: Minimum 6 persons

Trip Price: Contact Us

Kali Gandaki River Rafting


  • Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on one of the most challenging rivers in Nepal.
  • See stunning views of the Himalayas and the Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Visit traditional villages and learn about Nepali culture
  • Enjoy delicious Nepali food prepared by your guides
  • Make new friends from all over the world
  • The Kaligandaki River is one of the most popular rafting destinations in Nepal. It is known for its challenging rapids, stunning scenery, and cultural significance. The river originates in the Tibetan Plateau and flows through the Himalayas, carving out one of the deepest gorges in the world. The Kali Gandaki River rafting trip is a great way to experience the best of Nepal's natural and cultural attractions.

    The Kali Gandaki Riverrafting trip is typically 3 days long. The trip begins in the town of Pokhara, which is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. From Pokhara, the rafters travel to the put-in point, which is located about 3 hours away. The rafting trip then winds its way through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, passing through a series of rapids, waterfalls, and villages. The rafters typically camp on the riverbanks overnight, and enjoy delicious Nepali food prepared by their guides.

    The Kali Gandaki River rafting trip is suitable for rafters of all levels. However, it is important to be in good physical condition, as the trip can be strenuous. The rapids on the Kali Gandaki River are rated from Class II to Class IV, so rafters should be comfortable with whitewater rafting.

    The Kali Gandaki River rafting trip is a great way to experience the natural beauty of Nepal. The river is surrounded by stunning mountains, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. The rafters will also have the opportunity to visit traditional villages and learn about Nepali culture.

    If you are looking for an exciting and adventurous vacation, the Kali Gandaki River rafting trip is a great option. The trip is challenging but rewarding, and you will be sure to have an unforgettable experience.

    Kali Gandaki Rafting Itinerary - 3 Days

    Pre-departure meeting in Pokhara office the night before to answer any questions with your team. Meet at the sales office at 6 pm. You will be told where to meet for departure.

    Day 01: Pokhara to Nayapul drive and short trek to Modi Khola.
    On this day, you will be driven to Nayapul. It is about 4 hours drive and we have to walk for short time to reach put-in-time. The views along the way are beautiful and picturesque. The river bank of Modi Khola is set for camp and there will be over night stay in a camp.

    Day 02: Modi Khola to Purtighat rafting and camping.
    On this day, rafting adventure begins from Modi Khola put-in- point. The trip continues till it reaches Purtighat. The adventure is full of exciting rapids which has to be handled all the time by paddlers. Experiencing dramatic adventures along the way while rafting gives the rafters enough satisfaction. The adventure stops at Purtighat and we spend the night in a camp.

    Day 03: Purtighat to Mirmi rafting and drive to Pokhara.
    On this day, rafting adventure continues to Mirmi through Setibini. Setibini is the holy place where you can see Asia’s biggest rock which is worshipped by Hindus as god. Rafting in this trail is full of adventures. The blood-quickening rapids make the rafting one of the life memorable adventures. We drive to Pokhara from Mirmi and stay in a hotel.

    Note: Rafting itinerary can be changed as per different situation.