Marsyangdi River Rafting

Location: Nepal, Asia
Departure point: Kathmandu or Pokhara
Put-in-Point: Besishahar
Take-out-Point: Bimal Nadar
Outward travel: 5 ½ hours drive
Best season: Nov/Dec, March/April
Distance: Approximately 45 km
3 days: Kathmandu –Kathmandu

The Marsyangdi River is one of the most outstanding grade IV Kayaking Rivers in the world. Continuous, exhilarating white-water with magnificent mountain backdrops and drains the northern slope of the Annapurna Himal. It flows east through an arid valley around Manang and then swings south to join the Trisuli River at Mugling. Marsyangdi means ‘raging river’ in local dialect. It was opened to commercial rafting in 1996 and demands 100% Commitment from both crew and guide. It is totally different from the big volume rivers like Sun Kosi and Karnali, the rapids are technical and require a very different approach. Need 100% power and a good line, fast reactions from crew to get through this pinball machine and quickly forges raft crews of complete strangers into true teams.

Day 01:

Kathmandu –Besishahar

Day 02:

Besishahar –Tarkughat

Day begins with hot cup of tea or coffee, after breakfast we break campsite and starts on our expedition down on the Marsyangdi. We start straight away encountering the rapids, one after another. Rapids are not named but one rapid follows straight after another with lots of technical and fast maneuvering required but great fun. A beautiful blue and white-water glinting in the sunshine and looking back up river magnificent and constantly changing views of the Annapurna and Manslu ranges. We have packed lunch. After lunch we continue floating to Tarkughat. By the time we reach Tarkughat camp will be set, tea and biscuits will be serve on your arrival. Dinner will be prepared. Just before dinner enjoy your Rum punch.

Day 03:

Tarkughat/Bimalnagar/Kathmandu or Pokhara

  • Hotel in Kathmandu bed & breakfast.
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
  • Rafting Guide & Supporter.
  • All rafting equipment such as self-bailing rafts, life jackets and safety equipment.
  • Paddle top, helmets and waterproof gear bags.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis tent camping.
  • All national park and rafting permits and fees.
  • All meals during the raft trip. (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Round trip ground transportation.
  • All kitchen and camping equipment, cook and needed staff.
  • Safety kayaker.
  • Sleeping Bag and mattress (will be provided if needed)
  • Nepal visa.
  • International flight & all domestic departure tax.
  • Lunch & dinner during the hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • During the lodge trek, hot shower cost extra.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in an emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
  • Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss.

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