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Kali Gandaki River Rafting

Kali Gandaki River named after the Hindu goddess, Kali is another wonderful River for Rafting in Nepal. Kali Gandaki River runoff of various mountain peaks in the Himalaya by carving its way between the gigantic peaks of Dhauligiri, majestic Annapurna and the deepest gorge in the world.

Kali Gandaki River Rafting is a medium length river with rapids named Small Brother, Big Brother and Refund. Kali Gandaki River Rafting trip combines the great whitewater and its turbulent rapids with amazing scenery, little old villages and along the way are great views of mountains.

The thundering rapids, the mind boggling perspective of the Annapurna range and the huge gorges combined with cultural exposure make this trip a unique experience. Numerous sanctuaries and towns passes along the path adding to the rafter’s social experience. The rapids of Kali Gandaki being specialized and persistent, keep the rafters caught up with paddling through the majority of the day.

Day 1– Pokhara - Naya Pul - Modi Beni
Pokhara can be reached by plane or by car taking thirty minutes or five hours respectively. The journey to the river begins early in the morning from Pokhara. The put-in point is 40km away at Naya Pul and the drive takes approximately 2 ½ hours.

Day 2 –Modi Beni - Purtighat
Soon after breakfast the second day’s trip begins and there are more Class IIIand Class IV rapids to maneuver, but as the day progresses, less of these are encountered compared to the previous day.

Day 3 – Purtighat - Mirmi
At the confluence of two rivers (the Modi and Kali) rests the village of Modi Beni. The spot where two rivers meet is considered a holy site by Hindus and a massive boulder here is recognized as an important shrine by the locals. Some small rapids are encountered here and are relatively easy. The valley then widens, and the great gorge is left behind.

Day 1– Pokhara - Naya Pul - Modi Beni
Pokhara can be reached by plane or by car taking thirty minutes or five hours respectively. The journey to the river begins early in the morning from Pokhara. The put-in point is 40km away at Naya Pul and the drive takes approximately 2 ½ hours. Mule caravans can be seen coming down to Pokhara and the mountains views are spectacular. After a briefing and preparations, everyone is on the boat. The first day’s treat 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 trip and such specimens as Red shank, cormorants and kingfishers can be seen along the river. The day ends at the campsite.

Day 2 –Modi Beni - Purtighat
Soon after breakfast the second day’s trip begins and there are more Class IIIand Class IV rapids to maneuver, but as the day progresses, less of these are encountered compared to the previous day. Going further down, the landscape changes gradually and the valleys become wider. There are more temples along the way and villages mostly inhabited by Brahmins or Magars. Before the jungle corridor is entered, waterfalls are encountered that cascade down stalactite formations. The night halt is on a remote beach.

Day 3 – Purtighat - Mirmi
At the confluence of two rivers (the Modi and Kali) rests the village of Modi Beni. The spot where two rivers meet is considered a holy site by Hindus and a massive boulder here is recognized as an important shrine by the locals. Some small rapids are encountered here and are relatively easy. The valley then widens, and the great gorge is left behind. The river loses its ferocity and the surrounding hills are no longer steep. Back in civilization, farmers can be seen busy in their fields and children wave from a distance. A lunch stop here brings an end to this marvelous three-day river trip. A change of route on the way back to Pokhara makes the journey more interesting as the road leads through rising hills, farmland and charming Gurung Villages. This three-day river trip takes one through the most diverse cultures and landscapes.

Trip Cost US$ Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Ground Transportation,(From Kathmandu tourist bus after rafting Local bus).
  • Meals, (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip.
  •  River Permit.
  •  Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment.
  •  Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc).
  •  Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire.
  •  Safety Kayak.
  •  Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation.
  •  Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
  •  First aid kid box.
  •  Emergency evacuation assistance.
Cost Excludes:
  • 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.
  • Things of personal use.
  • Member insurance.
  • Private Transportation.
  • Sleeping bag
Please bring: -
  • T-shirt.
  • swim wear for on the river.
  • Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover.
  • Sunscreen and lip protector.
  • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap.
  • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best).
  • Personal medication.
  • Flashlight.
  • Footwear.
  • Reading book.

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