Kali Gandaki River

Flowing freely between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, Kali Gandaki creates one of the world’s deepest river canyons. The great white water rapids in the river bring an adventurous and scenic rafting and cannoning experience with it. The river passes through the remote villages and calm surroundings accompanied by abundant wildlife on its banks and impressive waterfalls along the way.

The rapids at the Kali Gandaki River are appreciated by both, the experienced rafters as well as the beginners. Passing through the remote areas of Nepal, the rafting experience in Kali Gandaki River is full of excitement and adventure that would remain in the memory for the lifetime. Also the views of the magnificent snow capped mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges makes the rafting and kayaking experience in the river memorable.


Located in the western Nepal, the river is seventy kilometers long and the best time to go rafting here is October to December and March to May. Passing through the deepest valley in Nepal, Kali Gandaki Valley, the river offers an ideal trip that has the perfect blend of nature, culture and adventure. The river rises in Mustang and converges with the Trishuli at Devghat in Chitwan. Also known as Narayani in India, where it meets the Ganges, the river slices through the world’s deepest gorge between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The major attractions of the area are the wonderful gorges like Little Brother, Big Brother, Walk and Bake, Good Morning Cobra and Walk in the Dark. It is an ideal place for adventurous activities like bird watching and camping, besides rafting and cannoning. The river was first explored by Michael Peissel in a small hover craft in the year 1973.

Nearby attraction include the Annapurna Himalayan Range and Dhaulagiri range along with Annapurna Sanctuary and Conservation Area. Flowing freely through two the valley between Himalayan ranges, Kali Gandaki River also has high religious significance.