Rafting at Budi Gandaki

Rafting at Budi Gandaki

Budhi Gandaki drains the eastern slopes of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal before flowing south through a steep-sided valley to join the Trisuli. Very few groups have paddled the Budhi Gandaki, so this is still
Go on 2 day trip for
US $275 PP
  • Trip Code: ATH3836
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Trip Level:
    Easy
    Just about anyone can participate in one of these holidays. Minimum walking time is 2 hours and maximum walking time is approximately 5 hours a day. By the time you walk around a number of historical sites you’ll be surprised at how quickly the time passes. You do have the chance to take your time and there are plenty of places where you can rest if needed.

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful scenic view
  • Wild experience of unsullied beaches
  • Impressive gorges and exciting rapids

Trip Information

Budhi Gandaki drains the eastern slopes of Manaslu and the Ganesh Himal before flowing south through a steep-sided valley to join the Trisuli. Very few groups have paddled the Budhi Gandaki, so this is still considered the exceptional River for rafting in Nepal. This river provides a combine pleasant raft and shorts river descent passing through typical Nepali villages, good mountain views and a little traveled kayaking. Half way between Kathmandu and Pokhara and yet it’s a mystery river! It has fairly easy gradient from downstream of Arughat Bazaar.

Very less company has operated this rafting as the water is very cold in Budi Gandaki which comes from the base of Mt. Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world. The every night campfire is the basic need for one who plans to stay and enjoy the trip. The first two days rafting is very pleasant with lots of rapid watching the birds, monkeys and many more. Later as the river mixes with Trishuli and Marshyangdi it becomes the multiple  river rafting opportunities. So to provide you lifetime experience Ace the Himalaya has planned up 4 days trip to Budi Gandaki Rafting trip, which will also take you to the flow of Trishuli and Marshyangdi known as multiple rafting and can enjoy this for 1 night 2 days, 2nights 3 days and 3 nights 4 days.

NOTE: We organize this rafting trip in customize basis. Fixed group departure is not available . We need minimun group of four to conduct this rafting trip. Any group consisting of less than 4 people is subjected to rise in Trip Price. Please note that the larger size of group can substantially decrease the price of the rafting trip. Hence we suggest you to book with your family and friends.


1 Night 2 Days Rafting at Budi Gandaki

Starting Point: Arughat Bazar
Ending Point: Benighat (Where the Budi Gandaki River link with Trisuli River)

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1: After the 7 hours of morning drive from Kathmandu in tourist vehicle, you would be reaching to Arughat Bazaar of Gorkha. The road is rough so you might have to change to the jeep. Arughat is the historical local market located in the River bank of Budi Gandaki. On the vary day after reaching you would be enjoying the wild and amazing experience of rafting at Budi Gandaki. Overnight stay at tented camps after three hours raft from Arughat Bazar.

Day 2: The next morning after breakfast, get prepared to get back for the departure. Our local staffs will assist you further. We will have about four hours rafting today from campsite to Benighat. Lunch will be provided on the way. After the raft we will catch vehicular transportation back to Kathmandu by tourist vehicle.

Price: USD $275 per person for booking minimum for four people (the price is including the private transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat and from Rafting end point to Kathmandu)


2 Night 3 days Rafting at Budi Gandaki and Trishuli

Starting Point: Arughat Bazar
Ending Point: Kurinighat

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1: After the 7 hours of morning drive from Kathmandu in tourist vehicle, you would be reaching to Arughat Bazaar of Gorkha. The road is rough so you might have to change to the jeep. On the vary day after reaching you would be enjoying the wild and amazing experience of rafting at Budi Gandaki. Overnight stay at tented camps after three hours raft from Arughat Bazar.

DAY 2: The next morning after breakfast, get prepared to get back for the departure. Our local staffs will assist you further. We will have about four hours rafting today from campsite to Benighat, where the Budi Gandaki gets connected with Trisuli River. Lunch will be provided on the way. From Benighat we will raft along the Trisuli River to Charaudi. We will stay at the tented camp by the Trisuli River Bank. Overnight at tented camps

DAY 03: Charaudi is about 85 km. drive from Kathmandu. After the breakfast we get ready for the last day of our rafting. This trip hitting a few classes 2 or 3 rapids called “LADISE DELIGHT” and stop for the lunch. After lunch white water hit a class 2 to 3 rapid called “UPSET” and “SURPRISE”. Today is about 3 to 4 hours of rafting. We will have lunch at River fun Beach Resort located at the bank of Trisuli River in Kurinighat. After the raft we will catch vehicular transportation back to Kathmandu by tourist vehicle.

Price: USD $380 per person for booking minimum for four people (the price is including the private transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat and from Rafting ending point to Kathmandu)


3 Nights 4 days Rafting at Budi Gandaki, Trishuli and Marshyangdi

Starting Point: Arughat Bazar
Ending Point: Simaltar

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1: After the 7 hours of morning drive from Kathmandu in tourist vehicle, you would be reaching to Arughat Bazaar of Gorkha. The road is rough so you might have to change to the jeep. On the vary day after reaching you would be enjoying the wild and amazing experience of rafting at Budi Gandaki. Overnight stay at tented camps after three hours raft from Arughat Bazar.

DAY 2: The next morning after breakfast, get prepared to get back for the departure. Our local staffs will assist you further. We will have about four hours rafting today from campsite to Benighat, where the Budi Gandaki link with Trisuli River. Lunch will be provided on the way. From Benighat we will raft along the Trisuli River to Charaudi. We will stay at the tented camp by the Trisuli River Bank.Overnight at tented camps

DAY 03: Charaudi is about 85 km. drive from Kathmandu. After the breakfast we get ready for the last day of our rafting. This trip hitting a few classes 2 or 3 rapids called “LADISE DELIGHT” and stop for the lunch. After lunch white water hit a class 2 to 3 rapid called “UPSET” and “SURPRISE”. Today is about 3 hours plus rafting. Lunch will be provided on the way. We will stop at River fun Beach Resort located at the bank of Trisuli River in Kurinighat for our overnight stay.
Overnight at Resort

DAY 04: Around 6:30 in the morning wake up Tea/coffee will be provided. Then your Rafting guide will take you for village tour about 2 hours then back to resort and breakfast, quick pack-up and set our run towards white water which hit a class 2 or 3 rapids named “BIJILI RAPID” and “TEA POT” and stop for the light lunch. After one hour of rafting from River Fun Beach Resort then, Trisuli River gets linked up with another famous river called Marshyangdi. We will then raft for another three hours in the Marshyangdi River. The ending point of our rafting is Simaltar, from where we catch vehicular transportation back to Kathmandu by tourist vehicle.

Price: USD 510 per person for booking minimum four people (the price is including the private transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat and from Rafting ending point to Kathmandu)


If you wish to extend your trip to (Pokhara or Chitwan) the route is very feasible and our representative can assist you for it.

Price Includes

  • Tented camps in Riverside pool

  • The rafting equipments i.e. boat, lifejacket, paddle, waterproof bag etc is provided

  • Full board meals with hot drinks

  • Pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle (we don’t use shared public transportation)

  • All river permits and entrance fees

  • A camping cook, guides, helpers etc.

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine etc. for guide and cook

  • Waterproof plastic bag to pack your clothing and equipment while rafting.

Price Does not Include

  • Travel insurance (must). (See the travel insurance page)

  • International airfare to and from Nepal. (See the international flights page)

  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

  • Alcoholic and cold drinks

  • Tips for guide, helpers and driver (Tipping is expected)

  • You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (A tourist visa with multiple entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

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    IMPORTANT

    • If you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water, we will be providing you with the life jacket to make sure u are safe and secure. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip.
    • During the trip, factors such as local politics, transport, weather, etc. may also affect the itinerary for which our rafting staff will customize the changes if needed.
    • The necessary items like personal shoes, warm clothes, towels, sun block, and waterproof camera should be carried.
    • Excellent group discount for booking five or more people.

    What makes this trip different ?

    Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of local NGO Sambhav Nepal. We support them in a number of ways.

    Donation
    Ace the Himalaya donates up to 10% of its annual revenue to Sambhav Nepal’s projects which cover regular maintenance of school buildings, constructing toilets, rebuilding earthquake-affected houses and schools, and so on.

    Sponsorship
    One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.

    Partnership (Volunteering Program)
    The Volunteering Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in the villages of northern Gorkha district, western Nepal.

    After the Earthquake of April 25, 2015, the Volunteering Program’s focus has been mobilizing the volunteers in various school and house rebuilding projects in the hard-hit Gorkha district.

    For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal’s website www.sambhavnepal.org