The Holy River : Kali Gandaki

3 Days

Embark on an Adventure on the Kali Gandaki River

The Kali Gandaki River, named for the revered Goddess Kali, offers an unforgettable rafting experience. Carved by Asia’s deepest gorge, this magnificent river (Class III-IV+) promises breathtaking mountain vistas and an exhilarating whitewater adventure. Immerse yourself in the wilderness and encounter the simple beauty of local culture. As you raft down the river, you might even be greeted by traditional Magar and Chetri villagers venturing down to witness your journey through this remote mountain region.

Unforgettable Adventure Awaits on the Kali Gandaki

The Kali Gandaki River offers an unparalleled rafting and kayaking experience, particularly sought-after for its ideal trip length and stunning scenery.

Immerse Yourself in Nature’s Beauty:

  • Navigate through narrow gorges, alongside cascading waterfalls, and lush jungles.
  • Encounter traditional Magar and Chetri villages, where friendly inhabitants often greet rafters with a warm “Namaste!” from the riverside.
  • Witness the majestic Annapurna mountain range as it unfolds before you.
  • Observe diverse wildlife and discover ancient temples nestled along the riverbanks.

Ideal for Short to Medium Adventures:

The Kali Gandaki caters to those seeking a thrilling yet manageable white-water experience. The trip duration allows you to savor the journey without an extended commitment.


Kali Gandaki River: meaning – ‘The River of God’ Annapurna Range (3 days)

Season Grading Water Volume
September – December 4+ Approx. 550 cumecs
January – May 4+ Approx. 200 cumecs
June – August High risk Approx. 1000 cumecs

Your Kali Gandaki Rafting Adventure Awaits

  • Convenient Launch from Pokhara

Your Kali Gandaki rafting adventure begins in style! We provide private transportation directly from Pokhara to the put-in point at Newbridge (Kusma), located just a 3-hour drive away.

  • Kathmandu Departures

For those joining from Kathmandu, a comfortable journey will bring you to Pokhara mid-afternoon on the day before your trip.

  • Pre-Trip Preparations

An informative meeting will be held that same evening in Pokhara. This is your chance to meet your fellow rafters, guides, and team members, and ask any questions you may have about the upcoming adventure. Overnight accommodation in Pokhara can be conveniently arranged upon request.

  • Unforgettable 3-Day Journey

Prepare for an exhilarating 3-day adventure as you conquer 55 kilometers of the Kali Gandaki’s exciting rapids.

  • Seamless Return

Following your epic journey, a comfortable 4.5-hour drive will bring you back to Pokhara from the Kali Gandaki River’s “Dam” take-out point.


Arrive in Pokhara at mid afternoon
Orientation Meeting at early evening

Rafting at 55 km Kali Gandaki River
Rest at camp.

Day 3 :

Return Back to Kathmandu or Pokhara

US $160 Per Person

Cost Includes

  • High quality self-bailing rafts
  • Helmets, plastic paddles, lifejackets, and first aid kit.
  • Healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks.
  • Tents and sleeping mats

Cost Excludes

  • Shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear
  • Suitable footwear for wearing in the raft
  • Warm clothing for the evenings
  • A towel, sun block and your camera

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The Holy River : Kali Gandaki