Rising from the Northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal, the river passes through the arid Manang region before roaring its way into the lower foothills to join with the Trisuli River. This monster of a river is also tagged “the Raging River” in the local tongue and offers up what is considered as the best whitewater rafting and kayaking experience in the world.
Not only renowned for is raging rapids and fast flowing water, the Marsyandi is also a beauty when it comes to scenery, nature and culture, from every sweeping bend of the river you get tantalizing glimpses of the snow-capped peaks back dropping terraced rice fields and tiny, traditional housed villages. The water runs a clear turquoise blue and is dotted with boulders that have been sculptured by nature herself. This is one serious rafting or kayaking trip that is not for the faint of heart, the Marsyandi is truly a river that demands respect from those who choose to run it.
One rapid flowing into another, massive undercut boulders, a strong current and some steep drops; this is a truly exhilarating river for rafting. The river dishes out a severe Adrenaline overload to any who dare to paddle it, and with an experienced crew, this is certainly a choice river for serious rafter or those who have previously had their taste for whitewater whetted on a tamer river. If you are looking for a whitewater challenge, magnificent scenery and pristine water then this is the trip for you.
Most world-class kayakers will describe the Marshyangdi as one of the best whitewater trips in the World. Be aware that it will have continuous and long stretches of class 4 water.
Location, Transportation and Timetable & Description
Accessibility and Location: Marshangdi River rafting’s the put in point Nangdi (172km) for the Marsyangdi River is 7/8 hours west of Kathmandu by private bus. Porters transport all the rafting equipment and other necessities for the trip. Transportation from Pokhara can also be arranged. The 65 km of river action takes 3 days. Bus transportation is provided from the take-out point at Bimalnagar to either Kathmandu (4-5 hours) or Pokhara (3 hours).
Trip Preparation and pre-departure meeting
Please note there will be a pre-departure meeting at pm at our Kathmandu office the day before the expedition. This is a chance to get the group together and discuss the River journey. At the meeting, you have a chance to meet your guides and we can answer any last minute queries, give out personal gear bag and collect money for beer kitty, this is also the time to coordinate the logistics of luggage and valuable storage or transfer if you are not returning to Kathmandu after the trip.
Day 1: Drive 8 hours to Besisahar from Kathmandu and then to Khudi to set up Camp
Drive 8 hours to Besisahar from Kathmandu and then to Khudi to set up Camp After reaching Besisahar we unload the gear and one of our staff will show up with a porter who will carry all the expedition gear to our camp at Khudi. We arrive at Khudi in time to set up camp, relax and find the best spot to take in the magnificence of the surrounding Himalayas at sunset
Day 2: Trek starts from Khudi to Ngadi then back to Ngadi by raft for your night camp
Trek start from Khudi to Ngadi then back to Ngadi by raft for your night camp After breakfast, we start trekking for a couple of hours to our put in point Ngadi. Lunch will be served, rafts are pumped, gear handed out after and your expedition leader will brief you and train you on land about safety and paddling. Pay attention as you are straight into the rapids and this river has a way of underlining any mistakes! This is the most knuckle gripping section of the river so enjoy it. We encounter rapids as Instant Karma, Twinkie, Adrenaline, and Mama’s Big Butt by Bhulbhule. We finish today back at Khudi and have a well-earned dinner.
Day 3: Start adventure rafting trip from Khudi and raft up to the sandy beach below Besisahar
Start adventure rafting trip from Khudi and raft up to the sandy beach below Besisahar From today you have to be prepared to continuous bumping into the challenging rapids and it doesn’t stop after the 1st day. The crystal blue water thunders down steep as the waterfall for mile after mile, with lush jungle clinging insecurely to the canyon walls and surreal mountains suspended high above the forested ridges. You have to run on these rapids and tackle the intense whitewater rafting for the next 5 hours. Lunch will be provided on the way and then continue descent to the camping site on the sandy beach. The white sandy beaches below Bensisahar make for the most comfortable nightspot around.
Day 4: As done before and camp in Bhotewodar
As done before and camp in Bhotewodar After breakfast we hit directly into whitewater again. At Phaliya Sanghu the whole river is squeezed between vertical walls, which rise 200 ft to a suspension bridge across the river. For a short section after Phaliya Sanghu, the river relaxes, the rapids are more open and nowhere as powerful. We end the day at Bhotewodar, where we camp on the banks in the cave of a Shiva temple.
Day 5: Bhotewodar to Kathmandu
Bhotewodar to The river becomes very mellow and goes through a high walled gorge with birds and vegetation that can only be described as breathtaking. We reach our take-out point at Bimal Nagar by lunchtime where our transport is waiting to take us back to Pokhara or Chitwan or Kathmandu
Experienced Guide& Supporter, All meals during the rafting period (B/L/D)
• Accommodation camping in Tent,
• All national Park permits
• Rafting permit.
• All necessary fees.
• Roundtrip Ground Transportation
• Rafting, kitchen and camping equipment experienced Captain Cook and other staffs
• All Rafting equipment including life –jacket, helmets, paddle, paddle top & self-balling raft.
• All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained
. Safety Kayak
. Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership.
Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
• Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during the whole trip
• Emergency Evacuation
• Things of personal use
• Member insurance
• International airport picks up drop (if you order we can arrange)
• Tips to Staffs