Marshyangdi River Rafting

The Marshayangdi River rises on the northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal, flows east through an arid valley around Manang and then swing south to joint the Trisuli river at Mugling. Marsyandi means ‘raging river’ in local dialect, and this aptly describes it. Some of the river above Ngadi has been kayaked – the 1980 British Expedition started from Tilicho Lake at 4920m – but much of the upper river should probably be considered as un run able.

The scenery is magnificent with every bend of the river opening up fresh vistas of some of the world’s highest mountains, but these are behind –as someone said “great views but you need rear view mirrors”. The Marsyandi river rafting is a photographer’s sculptured boulders, some spectacular white water, green valley sides, and a magnificent back drop of the world’s highest mountains. It’s worth mentioning that although the valley has a rough road up it, and is quite densely populated, you don’t see this when you are padding because the river is incised about 100ft into the valley floor.

Day 01 : After breakfast, we leave by private bus to Besisahaar. The last four hours of this ride takes us off the "good" tarmac roads and tends to be a little bouncy in places. We have scheduled a rest day into the program to allow for any unlikely but potential delays. That night we stay at a teahouse.

Day 02 : We start trekking for a couple of hours to Khudi where we make camp and sleep for the night. We will leave one of our staff to look after the campsite, and then we will continue to trek for one hour more to Bulbule. Your expedition leader and guides 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! Overnight Khudi.

Day 03 : After breakfast, hike up to Nagdi with all the gears to the river put in point. This is the most knuckle gripping section of the river so enjoy it as you will encounter continuous Class 4 rapids. We finish today at Besisahar and have a well earned dinner no doubt a rum punch to help it down.

Day 04 : This is the day to relax, go walking and learn to roll in a kayak and have a day in this beautiful area, away from the crowds of trekkers. The only reason this day is lost is if there are any problems on day one as explained.

Day 05 : The River becomes very mellow and goes through a high walled gorge with birds and vegetation that can only be described as breath taking. We reach our take out point at Bimalnagar by lunch time where our transport is waiting to take us back to Kathmandu/Pokhara.

Cost Includes

1.  Bus transfer as mentioned in the Itinerary
2.  Meals during the rafting trip
3.  Accommodation in the tented camp
4.  Necessary rafting equipment, safety gear
4.  Guide and other staffs as per requirements
5.  Safety Kayak
6.  First aid kit box
7.  Service fee and Government tax

Cost Excludes

1.  Nepal Visa
2.  All sorts of Drinks
3.  Insurance
4.  Meals in Kathmandu
5.  Other not mentioned above as inclusion

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