Kaligandaki River Rafting

The Kali Gandaki River Rafting
  • Duration05 Days
  • Max. Altitude1,020 m


Trip Grade:Moderate (**)

Transportation:Private Vehicle


Starting point:Maldhunga, Baglung

Ending point:Mirmire

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Kaligandaki River is another short rafting destination in the Himalayan River in Nepal. This is an exhilarating alternative to Trishuli. Kaligandaki being originated high on the Tibetan plateau in Mustang makes the deepest gorges and rushes down in between Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna (8,091 m), is one of the holiest rivers in Nepal. The name Kali means the black female goddess, powerful goddess in Hindu religion, destroying the evil things. The river is en route to popular trekking rout to Muktinath, within Annapurna Circuit and ACAP. The River is famous for the black stone – Ammonite fossil – that is worshipped by Hindus as the form of Vishnu, the Shaligram.

It is 200 km from Kathmandu to Pokhara and takes 3 hours drive from Pokhara to Maldhunga. The 3 days rafting from Maldhunga covers 72 km with exotic mountain views of Annapurna massifs, the diversity in landscape coupled with incredible flora and fauna, fabled valleys, uniquely famed tradition and culture in Magar and Chhetri villages etc. make the site – dreamland for the rafters, adventurers, kayakers and so on.

Himkala Adventure arranges the transportation - drops you in put- in – point and picks you from the take-out point. You don’t have to worry about your safety. There are professional, highly trained in CPR, first Aid and river rescue techniques. They are well experienced in Nepal and European River Rafting too.

You just have to let us know if you do not swim or you are under some medications. We provide hygienic food on the way but it would be nice to inform beforehand if you are a vegetarian.
Get ready with swim gear, easy footwear, some necessary personal things, and warm clothes after rafting.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Maldhunga
  • Majestic mountain views of Annapurna ranges
  • Hilarious flora and fauna
  • Typical village settlements

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara

Day 02:Breakfast and 3 hrs drive to Maldhunga, Safety briefing & 3 hours rafting. Tented camp

Day 03:Breakfast and about 5 hrs rafting with III, IV rapids

Day 04:Breakfast and 3 hrs rafting with small rapids, 3 hrs drive back to Pokhara from Mirmire

Day 05:Breakfast and 6 hrs drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Cost Include

  • Airport Picks up and Drops off  from the hotel
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu – Maldhunga – Kathmandu
  • Hotel (with Breakfast) as per your choice in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • English Speaking local river guide
  • Rafting, Camping, and Kitchen equipments
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea & coffee, and drinking water during the rafting
  • Accommodation in tented camps (twin share)
  • National Parks fees
  • Rafting Permit
  • Staff insurance
  • All necessary fees, VAT, service charges etc.

Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses like other beverages, postage, laundry, phone bills etc.
  • Tips for the driver/guide and other staffs (Tipping is expected)
  • Other costs not included in ‘Cost Includes’ Section
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