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Kali Gandaki Koshi Rafting Trip

Three Days/Two Nights at Rivercamp

One of the newest rafting areas is on the Kali Gandaki River. This is an entirely new area located west of the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara where your rafting takes you not only through incredible whitewater experiences, but also past fascinating villages, pristine jungles along with sandy beaches and great fishing and swimming opportunities.

This river has been growing in popularity since it was first recently opened to rafters and kayakers. The river, besides offering incredible scenery, has plenty of challenges as there are great rapids and technical bounces through terrific gorges. This river can be conquered by both professional as well as amateurs in the area of white water rafting.

We put in at the confluence of the Modi Khola and take out at Mirmi where there is a hydro-power plant on the Kali Gandaki River. The trip combines thrills with local cultural experiences.

Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition is pleased to be able to offer this incredibly new river experience to its clients. Many are raving about how wonderful the Kali Gandaki River experience truly is. Come and experience it for yourself!


DAY 1 – Drive to Starting Point from Kathmandu
DAY 2 – Rafting on the Kali Gandaki River
DAY 3 – Drive from rafting end point to Pokhara

DAY 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and then take a short trek to the Modi Khola (river.) It is a four hour drive to Nayapul and then only a short trek to the confluence of the Modi Khola and Kali Gandaki. The trip is spectacular with incredible views of the snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna Range. We find our camp on the Modi Khola, and spend the night in camp with a wonderful dinner cooked over an open fire as we hear the river raging behind us.

DAY 2: The adventure begins today as we put in on the Kali Gandaki and make our way downstream. Besides incredible scenery, we will experience some exciting as well as challenging rapids. There is plenty of adventure today until we finally reach our destination of Purtighat where we will spend the night.

DAY 3: It is a short rafting day as we reach our destination of Mirmi and then drive to Pokhara. Along the way we will pass Setibini, a holy place where we will see Asia's biggest rock. This rock is worshipped as a god by the Hindus and is considered a sacred site. There are many fast rapids today to make this day quite memorable. From Mirmi, we drive to Pokhara to stay at our hotel.


Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Swiss Nepal Family Trekking & Expedition. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. However, since this adventure entails traveling to remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health conditions of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The tour leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Cost Include

  • All transportation to and from rafting points.
  • Domestic flights to and from Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • An experienced English-speaking rafting leader and assistant crew
  • Sleeping bag, Swiss Nepal Family Trekking Duffle Bag, T-Shirt and trekking map (Sleeping bags are to be returned after trip completion.)
  • All rafting equipment
  • All safety equipment (life jacket and helmet while on rafting)
  • Waterproof bag for your valuables.
  • All meals during rafting period (lunch with tea, coffee and hot water)
  • Meals on full board (including breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea, coffee and hot water)
  • 2 Night accommodations at tented camp.
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • Full rafting staff (crew) including guides, helper, cook, and as per requirements.
  • Office service charge
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits
  • All government taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Any meals and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa (bring USD Cash and Four Passports)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrivals or late departure and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance that covers emergency evaculation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal tourist visa fee
  • Items and expenses of personal value and gratuities
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, beverages, cold drinks, phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Any costs arising due to change of itinerary because of landslides, political unrest, domestic flights, strikes, etc.
  • Any other costs whatsoever that is not mentioned in the cost included section.
  • Tips for guides, support staff and driver.


Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 3 days
  • Trip Code: SNFTTO- 328
  • Primary Activity: Adventure Trip
  • Max. Group Size: 12
  • Min. Group Size: 6
  • Starts Point: Kathmandu
  • Ends Point: Pokhara

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Contact Information

Swiss-Nepal Family Trekking & Expeditions Pvt. Ltd.
J.P.Road, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 977-1-4212739, 4212911
Cell: 977-9851001832

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