Upper Kaligandaki River Rafting & Kayaking

Duration: 6 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Car / Hiace / Bus and Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Group Size: 4+

Upper Kali Gandaki River Rafting is one of the thrilling rafting experiences in Nepal and the best rafting in Kali Gandaki River. The 55 km long rafting or kayaking trip starts from sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and next journey starts another morning driving (or flight to Pokhara and then drive) to Maldhunga (about 3 hours’ drive from Pokhara).

The Kaligandaki river is a holy river among Hindus. The name Kali came from mother Kali goddess. The river passes through gorges, jungles and villages. Kali Gandaki is famous for Saligram, you will have superb experience of campfire on white sandy beach. Beautiful views of Mountains, Temples, Wildlife, Caves, Waterfalls, Bird watching, Fishing are other attractions of the trip. The best seasons to have total fun are September-December and March-May. If you are interested to enjoy more days in White Water in Nepal, Lower Kaligandaki Rafting and Kayaking is best. Contact us for more info or to customize the trip with other activities you wish.


  • Sightseeing of 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Rafting/Kayaking Experience in White Himalayan Water
  • Thrilling experience with class III and IV rapids
  • Camp on the sand beach with camp fire at night
  • Experience of Bird Watching

What to Expect

  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport
  • 3 Star or above hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara (twin sharing bed), breakfast included.
  • All transportation for the trip
  • Professional English speaking licensed and safety certified guide 
  • Professional safety kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • Helmets, PFDs, paddles, Splash jackets and Wetsuits
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes to keep your personal items dry and safe on the river
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trip
  • Treated drinking water
  • Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents, simple mattresses and sleeping bags
  • River permits
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and supporting staffs
  • Douffle Bag, Sleeping Bag, Warm Layers (Returnable)
  • Shepherd Holidays' T-Shirt
  • Certification
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Maps.
  • Service charge and government taxes
  • International Airfare.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (besides breakfast).
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Alcoholic drinks & extra food 
  • Swimwear, towel and toiletries
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Insurance 
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary.
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.).