Kaligandaki River Rafting

Trip Level
Trip Duration
5 Days


Kaligandaki River Rafting, a complete adventure fed from the glacier of world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri with tributary rivers of Annapurna range includes the source from Mustang Himal range. As it flows downstream into world's deepest ravine and gorge between massive towering Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya and heads to join Trisuli River near Chitwan at Devghat which makes mighty and large Narayani River. Kaligandaki River Rafting adventure for expert rafters to beginners offers enjoyable thrills encountering white water rapids with names 'Leopards Jump' and 'Devils Shake', includes more exciting white water thrills as raft floats on ultimate descend downstream. Kaligandaki River Rafting trip starts with a drive to Seti Donovan from beautiful Pokhara, as rafting provide supplemented drops with spectacular villages' terraces with arrays of the Himalayan backdrop. Kaligandaki River Rafting offers exciting thrill from white-water rapids to bouncy waves with scenic floats, where one can enjoy paddling the raft downstream with full safety measures guided by our expert River Guides and Captain of the boat. Kaligandaki River Rafting floats through numerous rapids from Grade I, II to IV and it depends upon its water level and the time of the season from 2 days or more rafting. This River is the least rafted river, however at present its slowly popular due to its quiet serene environment and it has all the thrills, excitement plus a scenic view of the landscape, flora, and fauna, with many different species of bird life along the river and on its sandy shoreline, lined with thick lush verdant forest where some monkeys and other wildlife often spotted while rafting. Besides its superb scenery on the float, one can enjoy the rural farm village life while rafting or at the end of the rafting programs where you can spend overnight in the comfort of River Lodge / Resorts or camping on sandy beaches with time for walks along the local villages.                            

Our programs schedule with morning pickup at 6.00 am, after early breakfast from the Hotel in Pokhara where our transport with a guide will accompany you all the way to the starting point or further on Pokhara-Beni / Baglung highway, the scenic drive will take not less than two or three hours. On arriving at Kusma, a small town in the middle of the highway, our river guides and Captain of the raft will receive you, a short walk to the beach where you can see our boys preparing and inflating the raft for an exciting adventure on Kaligandaki River.  Before getting into raft you will be thoroughly briefed by our Captain about Rafting, safety procedure including some paddling technique regarding the river as per the water levels.  Lunch is prepared here by the bank of the river, (if it's early sometimes we prepare lunch further downstream) prepared and served on the large plastic tarpaulin.  After lunch, your valuable, money purse, camera, and sunscreen are put in a safe water-proof and tight barrel, what you need for the Rafting for the day is all put in the barrel.  Once organized our Captain of the boat will divide the group in seating order to balance the raft. Once in the Raft, you'll have helmets, life-jacket, and paddle each. As the seating order is settled the Captain seats will be on the back with its oar or steering paddle. Once in the river, you will have a brief instruction on paddling, the float downstream takes you through many interesting and exciting rapids. On concluding the fantastic rafting our transport will be waiting with your nice warm dry clothes after a change into warm gear with more than 4 hours drive will bring you back to the Hotel in Pokhara after an exciting, thrilling whitewater rafting.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara 5-6 hours on deluxe coach (or ½ hr flights) evening join the group for brief and orientation program.

Day 02: Drive to put in a point of rafting and raft for 3 hours and camp by the river.

Day 03 to Day 04: Full day Rafting.

Day 05: Raft till lunch after lunch drive back to Pokhara.


Due to the construction of Hydro Dam Rafting completes near Mirmire, from Kusma and Beni 3-4 days rafting and from Nayapul 2-3 days rafting adventure.

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.