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.

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.

River Grade: III+ & IV Rapids
Departs 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

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

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!

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 🙂