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Nepal Extreme White Water Rafting Adventure

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Nepal Extreme White Water Rafting Adventure

Raft down one of Nepal’s most exciting rivers on a thrilling adrenaline adventure, past stunning scenery, temples and beaches

Prices from US$245

With its dramatic landscape and ancient traditions, Nepal is truly a wonder of the world. The world's highest mountain ranges plunge into lush valleys teeming with exotic wildlife, alongside remote monasteries and villages which scatter the landscape. From the savannah plains and tropical jungles of the south, to the temperate coniferous forests, and the remote plateaus of the Himalayas, Nepal is one of the most geographically diverse countries on earth. 

Nepal has a wealth of biodiversity including over 800 species of bird, bear, monkey, rhino, elephant and even royal Bengal Tigers. Nepal's human population is just as fascinating and comprises a mix of Hindu and Buddhist cultures where the mix of ancient tradition and nomadic lifestyles create vibrant and lively communities. The spectacular capital city, Kathmandu, is home to magnificent and overpowering ancient temples, which are sure to fascinate you and leave you wanting to discover more about this alluring city and country!

Undertake an exhilarating white water rafting adventure down the Kaligandaki River and explore Nepal from its impressive waterways – an exciting experience which few will ever get to appreciate. Marvel at spectacular mountain scenery and admire the exquisite detail of cultural temples as you raft down choppy water rapids and float along smooth, calmer stretches in-between. What better way to explore this fascinating country!


  • Raft down one of Nepal’s most holy rivers on a thrilling adrenaline adventure, past stunning scenery, temples and beaches 
  • Travel across Nepal by unconventional methods 
  • Create unforgettable memories
  • This is a Frontier Connect project!


Location Kaligandaki River, Nepal
Activities White water rafting
Accommodation Camping


Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Food
Project orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Lying at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains, Nepal is blessed with an amazing diversity of rivers. For a white water enthusiast or simply those of you wishing to give it a try, Nepal is a paradise for adrenaline seekers with an impressive variety of white water rafting adventures. In fact, with so many rivers, you could cut your journey times between Nepal’s most popular destinations by using the waterways instead!

Named after Kali, the goddess of destruction, the Kaligandaki is said to be one of Nepal’s most holy rivers. Beginning its journey high on the Tibetan Plateau in Mustang, the ‘Mighty Kali’ plunges down through the Himalayas, carving into one of the deepest gorges in the world between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.


Your three day expedition will begin in the Himalayan foothills and see you raft down the Kaligandaki River working as part of a group with our experienced guides to ensure your safe and successful arrival at each camp. Along the river’s course you will encounter exciting white water rapids, spectacular mountain views, traditional villages, endless suspension bridges, waterfalls, jungle rich in wildlife, deep gorges, cultural temples and beautiful white sandy beaches. Each night you will set up camp along the riverbank when the light begins to fade and spend the evening around the campfire. This adventure is bound to get your adrenalin flowing, while also offering a fascinating insight into a Nepal which may not always be easily accessible to the land traveller.

You will be accompanied by experienced English speaking guides and professional safety kayakers who will ensure your safety at all times. These guides have extensive knowledge of the area, so make sure you ask them any questions you have along the way, either about rafting or any of the cultural points of interest you pass.


You will fly into Kathmandu before making your way to the expedition meeting point in Pokhara. We will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions of where to meet the field staff and the rest of your expedition group prior to your departure.

We recommend that you arrive into Nepal prior to your project start date and allow yourself enought time to make your way to Pokhara which is a 6-8 hour journey from Kathmandu.


Throughout your project you will camp at a series of white sand beaches next to the water’s edge along the river’s course. The Nepalese team will provide you with tents, mattresses and sleeping bags – needless to say, camping will be a thoroughly enjoyable experience as you spend your evenings getting to know your fellow travellers and local guides.


You will be provided with all meals for the duration of your project, and lots of refreshments in-between to keep your energy levels up! (Day One: lunch and dinner; Day Two: breakfast, lunch and dinner; Day Three: breakfast and lunch). 

Meals will be provided in a buffet style incorporating both Western and Nepali dishes. You will receive a hearty full cooked breakfast with eggs, toast, and sometimes pancakes or porridge. Lunch is normally a combination of bread, cheese, fish and salads, and dinner tends to be pasta, potatoes, curries, vegetables or local Nepalese daal bhat. Snacks will also be available when you arrive at camp each day and may include popcorn, papadums, prawn crackers and soup. You will be surprised by the high quality of the food, cooked using simple facilities, and will enjoy it immensely as you look out onto beautiful surroundings. 

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You may decide to explore more of Nepal’s breathtaking natural environment either before the beginning or after your trip. Kathmandu is a fascinating city to explore, and offers a fantastic opportunity to sample Nepal's local food and customs by visiting the traditional style restaurants tucked away in the winding back streets of the city. Alternatively you may just wish to while away the hours by taking a short trek or hike, through the serene countryside or indulge in your more spiritual side through meditation or by partaking in spa therapy and yoga. 

Why not look into some of Frontier’s amazing volunteering and trekking programmes. You could assist in community development efforts, teach English to underprivileged children or help in the local hospital. If you’re after further adventure check out our Himalayan Adventure or go for the complete package and join our Nepal Adventure Travel and Cultural Experience.  


Project fee US$295

Registration fee US$43



There are frequent departures between January and June. Most dates can be accommodated, please contact to discuss.


3 days / 2 nights


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Project orientation & equipment
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Kathmandu (KTM)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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