Kaligandaki River Rafting

Kaligandaki River Rafting

Kali gandaki RaftingThe Kaligandaki river originates high on the Tibetan plateau in the Kingdom of Mustang. Plunging down through the Himalayas, the river carves the deepest gorge in the world between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, both 8000m peaks. The river was first opened to commercial use in 1991 after exploration by an experienced rafting team. When not negotiating the multitude of big volume rapids, time on the river can be spent enjoying the backdrop of the Annapurna ranges and cascading waterfalls. The trip combines well with a visit to Pokhara and trekking in the Annapurna region.

River Info

From: Beni to Andhi Khola
Distance: 60km
Total Day: 3 days
Grade: 4 - 4+


Day 1: A briefing is held the evening prior to your departure in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Travel to Pokhara by bus or flight.

Day 03: 7.30am. Drive to Beni (3 hours) / safety briefing / commence rafting / we encounter 2 grade 4 rapids "Little Brother" and "Big Brother". A safty kayak will descend followed by the rafts. The confluence of the Modi Khola marks arrival at the evening campsite..

Day 04:
Plenty of adrenaline and spectacular scenery. Views of Annapurna 1 and Himachuli are interspersed with continuous grade 3 rapids, culminating with the challenging grade 4 rapids of "Refund" and "Tombstone". Lush vegetation and spectacular waterfalls cascade down from the cliff faces / camp at the village of Purti Ghat.

Day 05: Raft on through a number of grade three and four rapids to the holy village of Seti Beni and journeys end.Team members have the opportunity to take photos of the Kali Gandaki's biggest rapids and the sacred Hindu temple before a bus ride back to Pokhara.