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Kali Gandaki River
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The sunsets on the mountain vista
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The Kali Gandaki River is dotted with enclaves
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Rugged beauty is around every corner
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Explore waters known only to a lucky few
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Take the plunge

Destination: Lower Kali Gandaki

Essence of the trip:

Grasp the opportunity to navigate a wild and remote river that sees only a handful of people a year.  This journey offers an intoxicating combination of wild camping, trekking in the Himalaya, and a chance to embark on a white water rafting expedition down the stunning and truly isolated Kali Gandaki River in Nepal.

This trip will give you:

  • The opportunity to undertake an adventure along one of Nepal’s wildest rivers offering world class rafting waters, spectacular scenery and amazing wildlife rarely experienced by anyone in the world.

  • The memories of camping under star-lit skies on white river beaches, deep in the Nepalese interior.

  • A chance to immerse yourself in Nepalese culture and trek amongst the breathtaking landscape surrounding Pokhara.

  • A trek that allows you the opportunity to enjoy an evocative landscape that offers one of the most spectacular views of the Himalayas, taking in incredible peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m).  Individual summits can be picked out by the sun’s rays and each day of the trek reveals fresh glimpses of this environment and the inspiring people who live there.

  • The sense of achievement from having trekked deep into an imposing mountainous landscape to take on the wild challenge of a mighty river over a demanding but hugely rewarding two weeks.

  • A chance to isolate yourself in the depth of this spiritual heartland. This rugged and wild region provides the perfect environment for a journey of reflection, challenge and wonder.



Travelling through three separate countries, Tibet, Nepal and India, the Kali Gandaki River runs for 391 miles and is older than the Himalayas. There are no roads to the river banks making this trip the epitome of isolation.

The adventure begins with a stay in Kathmandu before continuing on to Pokhara to begin the second phase of your trip and then onwards to the Lower Kali Gandaki. This gives you a good insight into the people and the Nepalese culture, as well as a good acclimatisation to the area before your river adventure takes off.

With an epic backdrop of lakes reflecting the might of the Himalayas in the distance, Pokhara is the perfect setting for the starting point of your trek. The next four days will take you on a spectacular trek around this region before taking to the waters.

The trek takes in some of the most spectacular views of the Himalayas, including peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8,167m). Throughout it you will stay in traditional tea houses and pass through the beautiful Modi River Valley, with lush valley walls, passing waterfalls with deep pools.

At the end of the trek you will begin preparing your for the next stage of adventure in the wilderness. getting backlinks Starting at Ramdi over the next five days you will raft through challenging rapids in some of the most beautiful and isolated stretches of river on Earth. At night you will make camp on untouched shores of the river.

The expedition guides will be on hand to teach and develop your rafting skills throughout the journey and it will ensure you are fully prepared for negotiating high grade rapids that will both intimidate and inspire you. These days of rafting will make you feel totally at one with your surroundings, and you can expect not to see another living soul in this beautifully isolated region.

On the eleventh day you will exit the river and head to the Chitwan National Park – 932 km² of some of the richest flora and fauna in the region, as well as being one of the oldest National Parks in Nepal.

If you are interested in taking this trip and would like to discuss it in more detail with our team of experts get in touch here or call us on 0207 426 9899 (UK) or 1-888 341 9663 (US) to start planning your trip.

The Facts

Duration: 15 days

Best Time To Travel: Oct and March

Price: On application. Prices include extensive trip planning and consultation, expedition set-up and all in-country logistics. The price also includes a world-class head guide who is a specialist in the chosen environment, an extensive local guiding support team, all on-trip training and technical equipment, all domestic travel including any flights required as part of your expedition and your accommodation. Most meals and drinks will also be included, but specific details will be provided on quotation.

Flights: Epic Tomato can organise international flights from anywhere in the world to this destination and offers both scheduled and private charter services.

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