Kaligandaki River Rafting
This beautiful 3 day trip along the Kali Gandaki is perfect for those people wanting a short to medium length rafting experience. During the Kaligandaki River Rafting you will pass through narrow gorges, thick jungle, and under tumbling waterfalls. You will see traditional Magar and Chetri villages and have the opportunity to view the huge Annapurna mountain range along with a wide variety of wildlife and religious sites along the river banks.
The New Bridge at Kusma is the put in point, situated 3 hours drive from Pokhara by private transport, provided by ourselves. The trip is around 72km and takes us 3 days. Our destination is the ‘dam’ and the return trip to Pokhara takes around 4 and a half hours.
Diffculties and Safety
Rafting in Kaligandaki river is not an easy thing with lots of rapids. Average fitness is required not to be in the pain make sure you have enough experience to enjoy the rafting.
Your safety is one of our major concern. Your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Since this adventure entails Rafting in the river, we will have safty kayakers as well. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. All the accommodation in the cities and trekking will provided on twin sharing basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During Kaligandaki River Rafting, we will provide tents accomodation and authentic Nepalese food (Dal Bhat) as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). 3 main course meals will be provided during rafting and only breakfast is included while you are in Kathmandu and.
Best Time To VisitAutumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons to do Kaligandaki River Rafting. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests and there chance to get wet with cold water. Rafting in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer rafting could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.
We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.