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  • Trip introduction

    Ideal for those looking for their next enriching experience, this 3-day Kaligandaki River rafting trip combines all the elements of a thrilling adventure. Starting with rafting through fierce waters to witnessing Nepal’s breathtaking natural beauty to camping on scenic riverside beaches, you’ll get to experience it all.

    During this trip you’ll navigate your way through rapids of grades III and IV while catching gorgeous views of Nepal’s Himalayan Mountains. By night, you’ll set up your camps on riverside beaches where you’ll spend evenings exploring around, sharing stories and imbibing the Nepalese culture till you fall asleep under the stars, only to wake up to another day of fun.

    Destination

    One of Nepal’s major rivers, the Kaligandaki River is a popular destination among adventure enthusiasts. Originating from the Tibetan Plateau, this river is known for its deep gorge and fierce flow. Named after Goddess ‘Kali’, the Goddess of destruction, this river is also considered as one the holiest rivers of this region. As the route of this river flows through valleys of mountains, during your trip you’ll catch stunning views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains.

    Destination highlights

    Take your rafting skills to a new level with this Kaligandaki River rafting trip. | Take pride in fighting large and small rapids. | Camp in gorgeous destinations. | Imbibe the raw beauty of Nepal's rustic mountainside. | Pass through many scenic destinations. | Enjoy camping on beaches.

    Activity Details

    III and IV+

    Yes

    15-20

    8 hrs

    33 kms

    Rafts/Kayaks

    Trip details
  • Kaligandaki River Rafting Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Maldhunga, Rafting till Modhi Khola

    Arrive at the pick-up point in Pokhara by 06:00 hrs sharp for a 06:30 hrs departure. Once you are picked up you'll travel to Maldhunga, the start point of your rafting journey. After a thorough briefing and setting up your rafts, you'll begin an exhilarating rafting session battling rapids of grades III and IV such as Big Brother, Small Brother and more on the raging Kaligandaki River. After rafting for a few hours you'll then end your rafting session at the riverside beach camp of Modhi Khola. Here you'll set up your camp, freshen up and spend the rest of the day resting or exploring around. At night you'll feast on a delicious dinner and then retire into your tents for sleep.

    Overnight in tents.

    You'll begin your journey from Pokhara from where you'll be driven to Maldhunga via private transport. From Maldhunga you'll begin your rafting session. At the end of your rafting session you'll set up your camp at a riverside beach camp at Modhi Khola where you'll be accommodated in comfortable twin or double sharing tents that are equipped with simple mattresses and comfortable sleeping bags. You'll also have seperate toilet tents. Your package includes a filling meals of lunch and dinner. You

    Day 1 Milestone

    Pokhara

    Modhi Khola

    05:30 AM

    Food

    Lunch | Dinner

    Veg | Non-veg
    Kaligandaki River Rafting Day 2: Rafting from Modhi Khola to Purti Ghat
    Kaligandaki River Rafting Day 3: Rafting from Purti Ghat to Mirmi, Return to Pokhara
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made after booking the 3-day Kaligandaki River rafting trip: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made after the 3-day Kaligandaki River rafting trip commenses: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    No refunds will be provided for unused services or facilities.

    Above and beyond all cancellation fees/charges by the operator and The Great Next, you will be charged international payment transfer fees. Please check with us what these charges will be for this trip.    

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol or any kind of intoxication is not permitted during the 3-day Kaligandaki River rafting trip.

    No harm or damage should be inflicted on natural habitats during the 3-day Kaligandaki River rafting trip.

    Participants must adhere to the instructions of the guide at all times during the 3-day Kaligandaki River rafting trip.

    The equipment should be used with care during the 3-day Kaligandaki River rafting trip.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    For the 3-day Kali Gandaki River rafting trip pick-ups and drop-offs take place from Pokhara.

    Travellers from outside Nepal are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the 3-day Kaligandakai River rafting trip.

    All prices displayed are subject to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking. Accordingly, prices may be subject to a foreign currency premium/discount at the time of booking. 

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap, accident or loss of life during the 3-day Kaligandaki River rafting trip.

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of this course depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra costs are incurred due to changes in the itinerary, they will be borne by the traveler.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Transport to and from Pokhara

    • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment: boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs
    • Dry bags
    • Pelican boxes
    • Accommodation in camps on a twin/double sharing basis
    • Simple mattresses and sleeping bags
    • Toilet tents
    • Drinking water
    • Lunch on Day 1, 2 and 3
    • Dinner on Day 1 and 2
    • Breakfast on Day 2 and 3
    • River permits
    • Industry standard first aid kit
    • Team photos
    • Professional english speaking licensed guides
    • Professionally trained and certified safety kayakers
    • Rates are inclusive of any international payment transfer fees
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Transport to Pokhara

    • Visa, travel costs etc
    • Pick-up and drop-off from hotels
    • Personal expenses
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Tips for guides
    • Any photos or videos
    • Any additional expenses due to delays, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
    • Any additional cost due to fluctuations based on international currency exchange rates at the time of booking

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shorts/half pants
    • Quick dry long t-shirt
    • Comfortable sandals
    • Swimwear
    • Track pants
    • Warm trousers
    • Pyjamas
    • Warm fleece sweater
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Socks
    • Warm hat
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Open clothing

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment: boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs
    • Dry bags
    • Pelican boxes
    • Camp tents
    • Simple mattresses and sleeping bags
    • Toilet tents
    • Industry standard first aid kit

    You need to get

    • Govt-issued ID card
    • Backpack
    • Travel towel
    • Water bottle
    • Sun glasses
    • Sunscreen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Poly bags or waterproof bags for wet clothes
    • Camera
    • ID proof
    • Toiletries
    • Extra blankets/shawls
    • Dry snacks
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Torch with batteries
    • Extra money in the local currency for tips
    • Personal medicine

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.