Marshyangdi River Rafting
Locally, it is used to say that Marshyangdi is the raging river in Nepal and describes one of the best whitewater runs in the world. One of the best class 4 kayaking rivers in the world-continuous, exhilarating whitewater with magnificent mountain backdrops. Recommended for expert kaykers and rafters.
If it's adventure you seek, you'll find it on this trip with one day of easy trekking and five days of intense rafting. Only recently opened for commercial rafting (many rapids have not been named yet), the Marshyangdi is one of the next generations of rivers in Nepal, steeper and with a much more continuous stretch of rapids.
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"
River Grade: Class V+
Starting point: Nagdi
Ending Point: Bimalnagar
River Distance: 47 km
River Days: 4 Days from Kathmandu or Pokhara
Best Season: Nov - Dec or March - May
Price: USD $ 225.00 Per person (Depend on pax)
Departure Spring Season, Summer Season, Autumn Season
Day 1 (Kathmandu - Khudi - Bhulbhule):
Leaving Kathmandu in the early morning, itâ€™s a long eight-hour drive to Khudi. There is no rafting on this day, but the trek is enjoyable with beautiful views and typical Nepali villages along the way. At Khudi, all the gear is unloaded and a short hike follows. Once Bhulbhule is reached, camp is set up at one of the vantage points from where great views of the Himalaya can be had. Sunset views are inspiring.
Day 2 (Bhulbhule - Ngadi - Khudi):
This day starts with a short trek to the put-in point, Ngadi. Sights and sounds on this trek are engaging. Soon after lunch, the action begins as the trip actually starts here. Marsyangdi is full of thrills and spills and any keen rafter will vouch for it. The adventure gets off to a good start as many rapids appear soon after. Rapids Instant Karma, Twinkie, Adrenaline, and Mamaâ€™s Big Butt provide unimaginable thrills. The river is unforgiving; any mistake has to be paid for by a knock down. The first halt on the river banks is at Khudi where the camp is set up.
Day 3 (Khudi -Dam):
Each day the river looks bigger. Accordingly, the ride gets bumpier and there is much maneuvering to do. The area is surrounded by lush green jungle and the boat crashes through canyons. After five hours of fun on the rapids and canyons, it is time to stop for lunch on a choice sandy beach. After lunch more adventure follows on the rushing waters of the Marshyangdi which takes the rafters to the camping site before Middle Marsyangdi Hydro Dam, on one of the most beautiful and comfortable sandy beaches.
Day 4 (Dam - Paundi -Turture) :
This day begins with a transfer to Paundi which is beyond the Dam. As this concrete structure comes in the way, there is a break in the river journey and everything has to be carried across to a point further down from it. The next put-in point is at Paundi from where another 3 hours of rafting begins encountering Class III rapids. This wonderful trip ends at Turture. However, those wishing to carry on further down have an optional fifth day on the river. This day is an enjoyable scenic float from Turture to Bimalnagar with no rapids to tackle.
Ground Transportation (From and After)
Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment
Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire
Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
First aid kid box
Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip
Things of personal use
International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
Tips to Staffs
swim wear for on the river
Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover
Sunscreen and lip protector
Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap