3-Day Kaligandaki River Rafting Trip

If you’ve rafted before but wish to experience it on a whole new level, then this 3-day Kaligandaki rafting trip is the perfect choice for you. In 3 short days, you’ll get to battle numerous rapids, camp in gorgeous riverside beach locations and catch stunning views of Nepal’s rustic beauty.

Starting from Maldhunga, you’ll enjoy 3 days of non stop exhilaration as you fight rapids of grades III and IV, pass through many gorgeous locations such as Modhi Khola, Purti Ghat and Setibeti while catching stunning views of Himalaya’s snow capped mountains and frozen waterfalls. Moreover, at the end of every rafting session, you’ll get to spend your evenings relaxing in some gorgeous destinations, sinking your feet in the soft sand of Nepal’s river beaches and feasting on delicious meals.

Destination

Originating from the Tibetan Plateau, the Kali Gandaki River is one of Nepal’s major rivers that is known for its deep gorge through the Himalayas. It is also known as one of Nepal’s holiest rivers named after ‘Kali’, the goddess of destruction. Throughout your rafting journey you’ll catch astounding views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains.

Starting for Pokhara, you’ll first travel to Maldhunga, the starting point of your rafting journey. Over 3 days you’ll then raft through Kali Gandaki’s raging waters with stop overs at various river beach locations with your journey concluding in Mirmi. From Mirmi you’ll then embark on a gorgeous 5 hour bus ride back to Pokhara.

Destination highlights

Take your rafting skills to a new level with this 3-day Kaligandaki rafting trip. | Enjoy the thrill of fighting large and small rapids. | Pass through scenic landscapes and backgrounds. | Camp in gorgeous destinations. | Imbibe the raw beauty of Nepal's rustic mountainside. | Feel the excitement of camping on a riverside beach.

III and IV

Yes

20 - 25

NA

10 hrs

55 kms

100 kgs

Kayakers

Your hotel in Pokhara.

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Your hotel in Pokhara.

Private vehicle/tourist bus

Maldhunga

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06:30

21:00

Be ready at your hotel for a pick-up by 06:30 hrs. Please do note that pick-ups take place from hotels situated in the lakeside area in Pokhara. You'll travel to the centre from where you'll board the private bus towards Maldhunga by 07:00 hrs. After a 3-hour bus journey, you'll reach Maldhunga, the start point of your rafting journey. After rafting for a few hours, you'll end your day by setting up your campsite on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River on a soft riverside beach front. Feast on a hot dinner and enjoy your camp views before turning in for the night.

Overnight in tents.

You'll begin your journey with a pick-up from the lakeside area of Pokhara by 06:30 hrs. Today's package includes freshly prepared meals of lunch and dinner. Besides this, you'll also be offered tea, coffee, hot chocolate and drinking water. You'll spend the night today on a river beach in twin sharing camp tents that are equipped with simple mattresses and sleeping bags. Please do carry additional blankets/shawls for your protection.

Food

Lunch | Dinner

Veg | Non-veg

Day 1 Milestone

Pokhara

Kali Gandaki River bank

05:30 AM

Wake up early today and feast on a healthy breakfast. After packing up the campsite get ready for another fun day of rafting. Today, you'll tackle many more grade III and IV rapids as you plunge your way through the mighty Kali River. En route your journey you'll also catch spectacular views of the Himalayas, especially snow peaks and waterfalls. By late afternoon you'll stop somewhere along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, on a beautiful riverside beach, where you'll set up your camp for the night. Spend the remainder of your day exploring around and relaxing. At night, feast on a healthy dinner before retreating into your tents for sleep.

Overnight in tents.

Wake up early today in the midst of natural beauty. Today's package includes fresh meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Once again you'll also be offered tea, coffee, hot chocolate and drinking water. After spending the day rafting, you'll set up your camp tents once again on a riverside beach.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinnner

Veg | Non-veg

Day 2 Milestone

Kali Gandaki River bank

Kali Gandaki River bank

05:30 AM

Wake up early today and feast on a healthy breakfast. After packing up your campsite today's journey will take you towards Mirmi. En route your boat ride you'll catch gorgeous views of the jungles along the Kali Gandaki River, along with suspension bridges, waterfalls and more. Once you reach the end point, you'll be offered a hot lunch before boarding the bus back to Pokhara. It will be a 5 hour bus ride. Once you reach the centre, you'll be dropped back to your hotel. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends before nightfall.

On the last day of your journey wake up to a hot breakfast. After rafting till Mirmi, you'll also be offered a fresh lunch. Post lunch you'll board the bus and embark on a 5 hour drive back to Pokhara. Once you reach the centre in Pokhara you'll be dropped back to your hotel in the Lakeside area by 21:00 hrs. Your trip ends here.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch

Veg | Non-veg

Day 3 Milestone

Kali Gandaki River bank

Pokhara

05:30 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • River rafting on Kaligandaki river
  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel at the Lakeside area of Pokhara
  • Transport to the start point and from the end point by tourist bus
  • Camping gear: shelters, mattresses and sleeping bags
  • Accommodation in tents on a twin sharing basis
  • Lunch on Day 1, 2 and 3
  • Dinner on Day 1 and 2
  • Breakfast on Day 2 and 3
  • Hot chocolate, tea/coffee
  • Drinking water
  • Professional english speaking licensed guides
  • Professional safety kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • International ISO/CE certified rafting equipment: helmets, PFD's, paddles, splash jackets and wetsuits
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes
  • River permits
  • Industry standard first aid kit
  • 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 beyond the Lakeside area of Pokhara can be provided at an additional cost
  • 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
  • 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

  • Professional safety kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • International ISO/CE certified rafting equipment: helmets, PFD's, paddles, splash jackets and wetsuits
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes
  • Camping gear: sheters, tents, mattresses and sleeping bags
  • Industry standard first aid kit

You need to get

  • 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

Medical Kit

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

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the departure of the 3-day Kaligandaki rafting trip: 75% refund.

For cancellations made 29 to 15 days prior to the departure of the 3-day Kaligandaki rafting trip: 50% refund.

For cancellations made 14 to 2 days prior to the departure of the 3-day Kaligandaki rafting trip: 25% refund.

For cancellations made less than 48 hrs prior to the departure of the 3-day Kaligandaki rafting trip: No refund.

No show: No refund.

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 rafting trip.

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

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

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

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

For the 3-day Kaligandaki rafting trip hotel pick-ups take place from the Lakeside region of Pokhara from 06:30 hrs. For those situated beyond the Lakeside region, there will be an additional charge for pick-ups and drop-offs.

Travellers from outside Thailand are requested to carry enough cash in the local currency to cover tips to staff and other incidental expenses during the 3-day Kaligandaki 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 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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