3-Day Kaligandaki River Rafting Trip

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.


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.

III and IV




8 hrs

33 kms

100 kgs

Rafts or Kayaks


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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


Lunch | Dinner

Veg | Non-veg

Day 1 Milestone


Modhi Khola

05:30 AM

You'll wake up early today and after feasting on a heart-warming breakfast you'll begin your second leg of rafting. For this adventure you'll tackle some grade III and IV rapids such as Good Morning whilst catching stunning views of the Himalayas. Along the way you'll also catch glimpses of forests and rolling pastures on the side. Finally after rafting for the entire morning, you'll conclude your journey at Purti Ghat where you'll set up your campsite. After freshening up and feasting on a filling lunch, you'll spend your day at leisure. At night you'll enjoy a hot dinner before retiring into your tents for a good night's sleep.

Overnight in tents.

You'll begin your day with a filling breakfast which consists of tea, coffee, white chocolate, muesli, cornflakes, yogurt, eggs, toast, hashed potatoes, pancakes, porriage etc. Besides breakfast you'll even be offered lunch and dinner after your rafting session of the day. You'll spend the night in camp tents in the sandy riverside beach of Purti Ghat. Once again you'll be provided with mattresses, comfortable sleeping bags and separate toilet tents.


Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Veg | Non-veg

Day 2 Milestone

Modhi Khola

Purti Ghat

05:30 AM

On the last day of your adventure you'll follow the same routine as the previous day, that is feast on a healthy breakfast, pack up the campsite and head into the waters of the Kaligandaki. You'll head towards Setibeni. During your rafting adventure you'll hit some smaller rapids, pass through blacks rocks known as Shaligram that are worshipped by the Hindus, as manifestations of Lord Vishnu. You'll finally end your rafting journey in Mirmi, from where you'll return to Pokhara by bus. You'll reach Pokhara by 21:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends before nightfall.

Your day begins early today with a filling breakfast. Post breakfast you'll freshen up and begin the last leg of your rafting journey towards Mirmi. Once you reach Mirmi, you'll get a chance to freshen up and feast on a filling lunch before driving back to Pokhara. You'll reach back by 21:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.


Breakfast | Lunch

Veg | Non-veg

Day 3 Milestone

Purti Ghat


05:30 AM

Includes / Excludes


  • 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


  • 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.

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.Β 

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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