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Kali Gandaki River Rafting -3 Days

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Kali Gandaki is a fun and challenging river which is suitable for any kind of water sports including Rafting. The river is considered to be one of the holiest rivers in all of Nepal.

Trip Duration : 3 Days
Best Time for Visit : Mar-June/ Sept-Dec
Activity : Adventure and water sports
TRANSPORTATION : Private vehicles
ARRIVAL ON : Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM : Kathmandu Nepal

Trip Overview


  • Rafting to one of the most thrilling yet adventurous river
  • Rafting within the deepest gorge
  • Stunning view of the Himalayas as well as valleys
  • Natural and cultural exploration
  • 3-day rafting to Kali Gandaki

Kali Gandaki is a fun and challenging river which is suitable for any kind of water sports including Rafting. The river is considered to be one of the holiest rivers in all of Nepal. Kali Gandaki river is the most furious and fascinating river in Nepal with an aerial view of the natural landscapes in Nepal. This rafting tour to Kali Gandaki has gained popularity due to its scenic view as well as the adventurous and thrilling rafting ride. Similarly, this Mighty Kali Gandaki River dives down through the Himalayas, slicing into one of the deepest gorges in the world between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Furthermore, being one of the most adventurous sports in Nepal, Kali Gandaki rafting is one of the magnificent tours of the natural environment. On the other hand, rafting through the high rapid and fast-flowing current in the river of Kali Gandaki offers you amazing bliss.

During the route, several villages and temples are providing you a wonderful cultural view of rural Nepal. Kali Gandaki is a class 3-4 river which is more difficult than the Trishuli. It is easily accessible from Pokhara located along the highway to Baglung. Similarly, it offers you some of the best whitewater experiences in Nepal. It is a 3 days perfect trip expedition that starts with a short and scenic ride from Pokhara to Beni. Likewise, the fast-flowing Kali Gandaki provides an incredible experience to explore the best of Nepal along with the deepest George and the Himalayan view. Start rafting into Kali Gandaki River and enjoy the adventure, thrill along with cultural as well as natural exploration.



Things to bring

  • T-shirts, swimwear and paddles for on the river, bring on the extra clothes for the evenings.
  • Sunscreen, soaps, and shampoos for bathing after rafting
  • Towels, personal belongings, and personal medicines (if needed)
  • Cameras or fishing hooks if you are interested.
  • Rafting to one of the most thrilling yet adventurous river
  • Rafting within the deepest gorge
  • Stunning view of the Himalayas as well as valleys
  • Natural and cultural exploration
  • 3-day rafting to Kali Gandaki


Day 01 :

Drive from Pokhara to Beni and then start rafting

Day 02 :

Exploration and rafting day

Day 03 :

Half day sightseeing and raft and then drive back to Pokhara.

Itenary note

Note of above trekking package plan:: B L D Plan = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included. B L Plan = Breakfast and Lunch are included.


Day 01 Drive from Pokhara to Beni and then start rafting

Today we will drive from Pokhara to Beni. Driving for about an hour, we will enjoy a scenic route to the beautiful city of Beni. Then at Beni, we will enjoy our breakfast and prepare for the rafting. Firstly,  We will dive into Kali Gandaki and then raft for 3-4 hours into the pleasant region of Kali Gandaki.  Enjoy evening dinner and rest overnight.

Day 02 Exploration and rafting day

Today, enjoy the morning strolling around the villages and exploring the culture of the locals. Then, after breakfast,we dive into the thrilling region of Kali Gandaki rafting region. Afterward, enjoy the roller coaster ride and high range of rapids over here at the Kali Gandaki river. We will normally raft for 4-5hours, enjoying the thrill and exotic beaches. If you want to, you can stop for all-time at the beach and enjoy the activities over there. Exploring awhile and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Annapurna region. If you still want you can enjoy the raft even after lunch.

Day 03 Half day sightseeing and raft and then drive back to Pokhara.

After breakfast, we will dive into Kali Gandaki rolling and jump into the fast-flowing rapids. Likewise, we will raft till Andhi Khola and bid farewell to the river rating in Kali Gandaki. Then drive back to Pokhara. Enjoy evening dinner and rest overnight.

Price Includes

  • Professional English speaking licensed guide
  • Highly trained and safety certified rafters guide in swift water rescue, Guiding, and Wilderness first aid.
  • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment including boat kayaks, helmets, paddles, dry bags, etc.
  • Treated drinking water
  • Two-way transportation
  • River permits
  • Team photos and videos
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Visa, flights, and other taxes
  • Person accessories such as telephone bills, shopping
  • Any kinds of alcoholic Beverages
  • Any tip for Guides and Drivers( we pay our guides and drivers fairly but if you want you can tip them personally)


Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard


Frequently Asked Questions

Along with the high-quality self-bailing rafts, we will provide safety equipment such as helmets, plastic paddles, reg suits, life jackets as well as first aid kids.

Similarly, Bring suitable footwear for the raft as the normal footwear gets heavy due to the pressure of water which may lead to swelling of the foot. Also, don’t forget to bring your towels, soap, or shampoo, sunblock as well a camera to capture the moments.

Kali Gandaki has been a popular destination for rafters all around the world. So, some plus point that makes Kali Gandaki more preferable destination are:


Daring and Deepest Gorge


A gorge is a narrow valley with steep rocky walls located between hills and mountains. So, a gorge is a deep narrow valley with a stream or river running along its bottom. So, the gorge in Kali Gandaki makes rafting much more fun and adventurous here. Kali Gandaki Rafting takes us through one of the deepest gorges in the world between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.


High rapids


Another major attraction of the Kali Gandaki is its high rapids. The rapids in kali Gandaki are mostly of rapid class III, IV, V, which are thrilling yet exciting and fun to begin with. The rapids are even bigger and crazier during monsoon. Likewise, most Adventure enthusiasts are highly attracted by the rapids of Kali Gandaki.


Easily Accessible


Kali Gandaki is easily accessible from Kathmandu and Pokhara as well. One can reach Kali Gandaki within a 3-4 hour drive from Pokhara. The rafting in Kali Gandaki can be done within 3 days but if you want you can extend the trek for longer days as well.


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Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
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Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng