Nepal: Kali Gandaki River Rafting

  • Moderate
  • 3 Days Rafting Days

The Kali-Gandaki is the most accessible river from the trekking base of Pokhara. The dam built close to the confluence of the Andhi Khola has shortened the five-day trip. The maximum time spent on a river is now 3 days. The last two days were less exciting, but certain sad losses resulted: a visit to Ridi village, Ranighat (an old abandoned palace that’s like something from an Indiana Jones movie set), and ‘Walk in the Dark, a great class 4 that was a good finale to the trip. The Kali Gandaki river rises in Mustang, the bit of Nepal that sticks out into Tibet to the North. Before it reaches the put-in, it passes between the mighty Dhaulagiri in the west and the Annapurna massif in the east. This gorge is more than 4 miles deep. Lower down at the put-in, the river goes south, and a great adventure begins. Canoeing and kayaking are low-impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength, and flexibility.

Route Highlight

  • Put in point:- Nayapul (altitude 690 m.)
  • Take out point:- Ramdi (altitude 370 m.)
  • Distance Kathmandu:- Ramdighat 246 km.
  • Distance:- 92 km
  • Gradient Class:- 1 – 4
  • Rafting days:- 3 days
  • The total duration of the rafting:- 3 days
  • Volume in November:- 112 M3/sec
  • The best period:- October till December and from March till April.

Day to day schedule to Nepal: Kali Gandaki River Rafting

  • Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to put-in point, lunch and onto river, 2-3 hours of class 4 to camp just below Modi Khola.

  • Day 2: Day of class 3 / 4 to just above Seti Beni village.

  • Day 3: Seti Beni rapid & village, more class 3 / 4, take-out at confluence of Andhi Khola (dam) and bus to Pokhara arriving late afternoon.

Best Seasons Listing

Best Season
Oct-Dec and Mar-Apr

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