Rapidrunner Expeditions – The Best Rafting in Nepal, based in Pokhara

Kali Gandaki – Nepal’s Holiest River $180

Named after the goddess Kali, this holy river cuts through one of the deepest gorges in the world. We offer 3 day trips on this river which combine exhilarating rapids with amazing scenery and chance to escape to the beauty of rural Nepal.

Photos from our Kali Gandaki trips can be viewed in our gallery here!

3 Day Trip    Available between Feb – June & Sept – Dec

River Grade: III+ & IV Rapids

Kali GandakiDeparts from: Pokhara

Put In: Maldhunga (3hrs by private bus from Pokhara)

Take Out: Mirmi Dam (4hrs by private bus to Pokhara)

Returns to: Pokhara

Accommodation: 2 nights tented beach camp

Meals: 3 X lunch, 2 X dinner, 2 X breakfast

Baggage: Take only what you need, we can securely store the rest for you in our office

Included: Raft Guides, Safety Kayakers, Support Staff, Rafting equipment, inc. CE rated helmet and buoyancy aid, Spray Jacket, Wetsuits if required, Meals, Transportation to and from the river, Waterproof ‘Pelican’ boxes, Dry Bags, Camping Equipment

Excluded: Insurance, Sleeping Bag, Additional snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Optional tips for guides




Trip Details

Depart Pokhara at 7am on day 1 and drive to the Kali Gandaki gorge.  We start our journey with a safety demonstration and instruction on different paddling techniques and then we set off on a wild day rafting the Little Brother (-4) and Big Brother (+4) rapids. Our first overnight camp will be made at Thulo Dhunga River Beach. After breaking camp the next day we refresh the paddling skills learned yesterday before heading straight into a full day of rafting starting with the Morning Rapid (4). After lunch beside the river we continue our adventure downstream to White Sands Beach Camp. On the 3rd morning we leave our beach camp and tackle the final rapids of the Kali Gandaki. We then paddle gently downstream with plenty of opportunities for swimming. We arrive at our takeout point at Mirmi and after packing up and a picnic lunch we depart by bus to Pokhara. We aim to arrive back in Pokhara around 6pm.

All members of the Rapidrunner Guide Team are trained to international standards in Safety and First Aid and hold current Wilderness First Aid, CPR and WRT qualifications!