The Marshyangdi River is one of Nepal's most difficult steep rivers for thrilling white water rafting. The name Marshyangdi meaning "The Raging River" itself reveals how persistent and powerful it is. The rapids in the river fall under the class IV and V category, making it the best rafting and kayaking river in the world. Marshyangdi River Rafting offers you an experience of passing through steep downhills, technical roaring rapids, turbulences, and sharp bends along with splendor views of the Himalayas, landscape, culture, vegetation, and the colorful valley of Marshyangdi.
The 150 km long Marshyandi River meanders through the northern slope of Annapurna Himal. It flows east across an arid valley at Manang and eventually swings towards the south to meet the Trishuli River in Mugling. Rafting in the Marshyangdi River was commercially opened in 1996. If you are an adventure lover, seeking a challenging and strenuous rafting trip, this Marshyangdi River Rafting trip is just for you and is best suited to those individuals having previous rafting experience.
We drive to Besi Sahar from Kathmandu by private bus. The total duration of the driving session is 8 hours, while the last 4 hours of drive will be a little bumpy. For the remaining time, we rest and roam around the local surrounding. Overnight in a local lodge.
After breakfast, we trek for a couple of hours to Khudi where we will make our camp and spend the night. We will continue to trek for one more hour to reach Bulbule leaving one of our staff to look after the campsite. Pay extra attention while your guide is giving instructions about safety measures, paddling ways, and safe landing. Overnight in a tented camp in Khudi.
After breakfast, we will hike up to Nagdi with all of our rafting gears to put in the river site to start our journey. This is the most knuckle-rattling portion of the river, so take your time and appreciate it, as we will be encountering class IV rapids continuously. We will raft up to Besisahar and have a delightful dinner with a rum punch. Overnight in a local lodge.
As we raft to Bhotewodar, the river becomes calmer as it passes through a high-walled gorge teeming with birds and lush vegetations that are breathtakingly beautiful. We will end our rafting journey at Bimalnagar, have lunch there and drive back to Kathmandu/ Pokhara. Overnight in a hotel.