Location: Nepal, Asia
Departure point: Kathmandu or Pokhara
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.