About Kali Gandaki River Rafting
The Kali Gandaki River is one of our most exciting and popular river runs and takes rafters through charming valleys, exciting rapids, relaxing currents, and inviting beaches.
Nepal is a top adventure destination for river rafting with many exciting options. The country has many rivers bulging from Himalayan runoff. Waters plunge down from the snowy mountains and through green foothills as they make their way to the fertile plains. Of the many choices we have for river running, the Kali Gandaki is among our best. The river flows through Mustang and is fed from runoff from two of the highest peaks in the world, Dhaulagiri (7th highest) and Annapurna (10th highest). Drifting down the Kali Gandaki River can be the perfect way to unwind and refresh after a long trek or to simply escape life on the solid ground for a while.
Our river rafting adventures are thrilling and safe, suitable for all levels. The river is a rejuvenating blend of smooth waters and rugged rapids. As we float along the Kali Gandaki we take in all the beauty Nepal has to offer including rural farmland, lush landscapes, jungles, remote villages, glimpses of white peaks and perhaps observing wild animals in their natural settings. Nepal’s diverse landscape offers something spectacular at every bend in the river.
The Kali Gandaki River takes its name from Kali, a Hindu goddess. The excursion begins with a picturesque drive from the tourist destination of Pokhara. We can enjoy up to 60 km / 37.5 mi of rafting and up to three days and nights with overnight camping at secluded beaches. The thrilling journey includes rapids with grades from 3 to 4 and even higher.
The Kali Gandaki River can be rafted at any time of the year and even in the monsoon when the extra flow provides more excitement. We have several options to choose from for a Kali Gandaki rafting excursion depending on your schedule and timetable. For our overnight trips, the river adventure is broken up by slow-paced rest on sandy beaches for meal stops and camping under the starry skies.
Throughout the excitement, we follow the highest safety standards and have your well-being as our top concern. Our journeys are safe and enjoyable. Our crew of trained specialists has years of experience guiding on this river and we provide the best gear and the rafts are always accompanied by safety kayakers looking out for you.
There is a lot to explore along the Kali Gandaki and we look forward to guiding you to the highlights.
Please Note: There are additional options for more exploration in the area that can follow a river adventure including trekking, paragliding, mountain biking, bungee jumping, a zip line, jungle safari and more. If you have the time and the interest, just let us know and we can combine this rafting trip with other adventures.