Kali Gandaki River “3 day Classic Wildness Journey”

Accessibility and Location

Kali Gandaki RiverThe trip begins and ends Pokhara to Pokhara-after breakfast early morning from Lakeside, transfer by High Mountain Wave Trekking private bus to the put in point Maldhunga (new bridge) of the Kali Gandaki River bank (appr. 3 hr.drive) and after 3-day 55 km. wildness expedition trip ends and take out at dam (Mirmi). We serve you lunch there, clean up and load the gear and drive back about (5hr.) journey to Pokhara again. Kali Gandaki rafting trip is ideal for combining with any Annapurna region trekking trip before and after according to your holiday plan.

River Description
The kali Gandaki River is one of the oldest major tributary of Gandaki river system in mid-west of Nepal. Before Himalayan born 70 million years ago, the river was following from the marginal Himalayan range of Tibetan plate it was falling into the tethys sea of Indian Ocean. After Himalayan rage born it cut the valley of Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) massif in between formed deepest gorge in the world. The kali Gandaki river valley route also known as oldest trading route and holy pilgrimage trail to the Muktinath (nirvana center).

The beautiful sceneries, tumbling waterfalls and grate challenging rapids attract the many whitewater seekers to encounter once upon a time for their rafting experience. This holy river is ideal for medium length wildness expedition and a reward for bird watching and wildlife.

Season/Months Difficulties/Grade Water volume
September - December iv+ Approx. 550 cumecs
January - May iv+ Approx. 200 cumecs
June - August Nr Approx. 950 cumecs

Kaligandaki RaftingTrip Preparation and pre-departure meeting
Before heading every outdoor trip we would like to request to our guests to be gathered at our office for pre-departure meeting as it is also prime concern to introduce with our team-Trip Leader, Guides, trip staffs and other guests, complete final official formalities, discuss about the trip system, timetable and other important matters to make your happy journey successful.

Equipment and services we provide for the trip
Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food and drinks.

Things you need to bring for the trip
River wear gear: shorts- half pant, T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection), swim wear, Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandals.

For the camp site wear: Personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, Trouser/pant, under garments socks, a towel, light shoe, Fleece type pullover, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, reading and writing materials, medication recommended by your doctor. 

Safety Issue
High Mountain Wave Trekking team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believes every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - AR/CPR, Wildness First-Aid and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides in every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and make your rafting journey with us more comfort and enjoyable

Care of Environment
The care of environment is our prime concern responsibility to protect the wildness resources of Nepal for future generation. We practice and follow minimum impact polices on our every outdoor journey- by using gas or kerosene as a cooking fuel instead of local firewood. Moreover by disposing and cleaning both biodegradable and non-degradable properly from the campsite.




River Name Best Season Grade* Water Flow Put In Point Take Out Point
TRISHULI (1-3 DAYS) Sep - Dec 4 300 Caraudi Gaighat
  Jan - May 4- 250 Charaudi Gaighat
Jun - Aug 4+ 450 Baireni Gaighat
SETI KHOLA (2 DAYS) Sep - Dec 3 50 Damauli Gaighat
  Jan - May 2 20 Damauli Gaighat
Jun - Aug 4 100 Damauli Gaighat
BHOTE KOSI (2 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5- 100 Baseri Dolalghat
  Jan - May 4+ 50 Baseri Dolalghat
Jun - Aug lower section 180 Dam Dolalghat
KALI GANDAKI (3 DAYS) Sep - Dec 4+ 500 Nayapul Dam
  Jan - May 4 200 Nayapul Dam
Jun - Aug Nr 1000 Nayapul Dam
MARSHYANGDI (4 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5- 250 Nagdi Bimalnagar
  Jan - May 4 100 Nagdi Bimalnagar
Jun - Aug NR 450  Nagdi Bimalnagar
SUN KOSI ( 8-10 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5 475 Dolalghat Chatara
  Jan - May 5- 300 Dolalghat Chatara
Jun - Aug NR 1200  Dolalghat Chatara
KARNALI (10 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5 550 Kareleghat Chisapani
  Jan -May 5- 300 Kareleghat Chisapani
Jun - Aug NR 1350  Kareleghat Chisapani
ARUN (09 DAYS) Sep - Dec 5- 400 Tumlingtar Chatara
  Jan - May 4 200 Tumlingtar Chatara
Jun - Aug NR 850  Tumlingtar Chatara
TAMUR (10 days) Sep - D ec 5 350 Dovan Chatara
  Jan - May 4+ 150 Dovan Chatara
Jun - Aug NR 750  Dovan Chatara
SETI KARNALI (07 days) Sep - D ec 5 350 Gopghat Chisapani
  Jan - May 4+ 150 Gopghat Chisapani
Jun - Aug NR 750 Gopghat Chisapani
BHERI - Fishing Trip (07 days) Sep - D ec 5 350 Surkhet Chisapani
  Jan - May 4+ 150 Surkhet Chisapani
Jun - Aug NR 750 Surkhet Chisapani