Our newest trip, unique to Rapidrunner Expeditions is a brilliant opportunity to learn to kayak with our in-depth 7 day kayak school on the Lower Kali Gandaki River. Gentle rapids and stunning scenery provide the perfect setting for learning to paddle, roll and read the river like a pro! You may have a little experience, or none at all but as with any active sport, a reasonable level of general fitness will enable more rapid and enjoyable progress.

River Grade: 3+

Departs from: Pokhara

Put In: Ramdi (3.5hrs by bus from Pokhara)

Take Out: Narayanghat (5hrs by bus to Pokhara, 5hrs to Kathmandu or 15mins to Chitwan)

Returns to: Pokhara, Kathmandu or Chitwan

Accommodation: 6 nights tented beach camp

Meals: 7 X lunch, 6 X dinner, 6 X breakfast

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!

Kayak Instructor and assistants, Safety Raft, Support Staff, Kayak and full 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
Insurance, Sleeping Bag, Additional snacks, Alcoholic drinks, Optional tips for guides
Take only what you need, we can securely store the rest for you in our office and if you are traveling on to KTM or Chitwan, one of our team can bring your bags to the takeout.

Initially we will concentrate upon developing good paddling technique and water confidence, using a quiet river eddy. We will then be exploring the Lower Kali Gandaki river as we further coach your paddling skills and develop your confidence as you encounter faster moving white water. In particular we will look at:

  • Basic kayaking strokes
  • Capsize drill
  • Moving water techniques
  • Journeying on rivers and white water
  • Safety principles of the sport of kayaking
  • Breaking in and out, ferry-gliding, avoiding stoppers
  • Basic wave surfing techniques
  • Eskimo rolling
  • Reading white water, planning your route down a rapid
  • White water safety and rescue techniques
  • Trip planning and preparation
Wendy Rockett

My boyfriend & I had a fantastic time doing the 3-day 2-night beginner kayak trip down the lower Seti River with Riverrunner Expeditions in April 2022. Dip was our main guide and he really took the time to help me learn the techniques. I was determined to be able to roll in my kayak and he hung with me as I attempted over and over and over. The rest of the crew was also so friendly and helpful. Meals were generous and thoughtfully prepared. Don't hesitate to go with Rapidrunner Expeditions.

Nuala Malone

Did the 4 days beginner kayak course after the Anapurna circuit. İt was so good. The experience was relaxed because of the camping and nice beach spots we had lunch etc in. and then the rapids were really good. Learnt a lot, felt safe and comfortable. And it was a way nicer journey to chitwan than the bus 🤟 do iiitttt

Ganga Gurung

The whole experience was super thrilling as the team was super professional as well as friendly. Loved my experience with them with a cliff jump and swimming break on top of it. Didn't feel like it was my first rafting adventure at all. They ensured safety of each one of us and can assure you they're amazing at their job(had a first hand experience when one of our mate actually fell off from the raft). Definitely choosing them for my future rafting expeditions in pokhara.

Gautron Grégoire

Amazing trip with Dip and his Crew. We learned a lot during these 4 days, shared stories and experience. We felt safe at any time and had lot of fun. Furthermore, the food was amazing and we were full after every meals! If you want to learn kayaking, don't hesitate ang go with rapid runner expedite 🤘

Winter Heath

Had a great 3 day rafting trip on the holy river with sauraj and team, would highly recommend! The team was friendly, always made sure we were comfortable, and made tasty meals for us 🙂