Trip Overview

Kali Gandaki River rafting is suitable for those looking for a short to medium-length trip. The Kali Gandaki River begins its journey from the Tibetan plateau. As it tumbles down between the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna ranges. Thus, creating one of the deepest gorges in the world.  The Kali Gandaki passes through narrow gorges, alongside waterfalls, forests, various flora and fauna along with the beautiful view of the Annapurna range.

The put-in point for this rafting trip is Maldhunga. It is about a 3 hours drive from Pokhara and the put-out point is Mirmi, 5 hours drive from Pokhara. These 3 days Kali Gandaki rafting offers you some of the best whitewater experiences in Nepal.

Trip facts

⇒Pick up point: Pokhara
⇒River distance: 60 Km (Appx)
⇒Put in point: Maldhunga
⇒Put out point: Mirmi
⇒River grade: III and IV+
⇒Accommodation: Camping

Our company will not be responsible for the below:

⇒Insurance of personal loss or damage to personal belongings.
⇒Delay for arrival and departure without notice.
⇒Loss or damage to any equipment(property) due to negligence.
⇒Consumption of any alcoholic drink, use of cigarettes, or any such items will not be entertained inside the raft.

Recommended gears:

Shorts- half pant/Trouser, T-shirts (long sleeves for sun protection), swimwear, lightweight shirts, undergarments, socks, and towel.
Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, Personal water bottle, a pair of river sandals, light shoes.
Fleece type pullover, Flashlight, Personal toiletries, Camera, Reading and Writing materials, Medication recommended by your doctor.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-483
  • TRIP NAME: Kali Gandaki river rafting
  • DURATION: 3 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Rafting in Nepal
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE
  • TRIP ROUTE: Nayapul-Modikhola-Purtighat-Mirme-Pokhara

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Drive Pokhara – Maldhunga-Modikhola

    Early morning, we shall drive from Pokhara to Maldhung and set camps on the river bank for lunch. After lunch, we will have a short briefing and preparations. Subsequently, we set our first day’s rafting trip encountering a series of Class III and Class IV rapids. As we paddle past, we can see interesting rock formations on the canyon walls and villages perched on hilltops. Birding is a special feature on this trip, and birds like, Redshank, cormorants, and kingfishers can be seen along the river. Enjoy the evening camping on the sandy beach of the river. Overnight in tent camp.

  • Day 2: Modikhola – Purtighat

    After breakfast, the second day’s trip begins, and there are more Class III and Class IV rapids to maneuver. But as the day progresses, fewer of these are encountered compared to the previous day. Going further down, the landscape changes gradually, and the valleys become wider. We end our day on the banks at Purtighat for the night. Overnight in tent camp.

  • Day 3: Purtighat – Mirmi-Pokhara

    Today we visit the village of Modi Beni, situated at the confluence of two rivers(Modi and Kali) marked by a massive boulder considered sacred to Hindus. We continue our trip encountering small rapids, the valley then widens, and the great gorge is left behind. The river loses its ferocity, and the surrounding hills are no longer steep. Back in civilization, farmers can be seen busy in their fields and children waving from a distance. We end our trip with a lunch stop. And after lunch, we shall drive to Pokhara.

    Service ends if you wish you can request to extend with some other trip.

What's Included
  • Transportation from Pokhara-Pokhara.
  • All meals during the rafting trip.
  • Accommodation in tent camps in river beach.
  • Necessary equipment including self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment.
  • English speaking professional guide with other staffs(helper and cook).
  • River permit.
  • All staff expenses.
  • First Aid Kit.
What's Not Included
  • All kind of bevarages during the trip.
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Tips and gratuities to staffs.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Any other aspect not mentioned in the included sectioin.

Review

EDhan
EDhan

10th November, 2015

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston
Margo Boston

14th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori
Lori

7th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.

Palm
Palm

12th August, 2015

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.

What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.

Irfan
Irfan

27th December, 2019

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.