Marsyangdi River

Posted by Andy on Thursday, September 2, 2010

The local dialect’s name of Raging River aptly describes one of the best whitewater runs in the world. Only recently opened for commercial rafting, the Marshyangdi is steeper and with a more continuous stretch of rapids. The trek boasts views of the Manaslu and the Annapurnas ahead of you the entire time.

From Ngadi downstream to the end of the trip at Bimalnagar it is solid whitewater. Rapids are steep, technical and consecutive, making the Marshyangdi a serious undertaking. For people looking for a trip with a lot of demanding whitewater and great mountain scenery, the Marshyangdi is hard to beat.

Feature rapids
Instant Karna, Morphine, Twinkie and Good Morning.

Rafting dates
According to schedule – Spring: February to April, Fall: October to December

Detailed itinerary

Day 01
An early-morning start by road to Besisahar where we will stay overnight.

Day 02
After breakfast, we trek with porters to Nagdi, our stop for lunch and the night.

Day 03
As soon as breakfast is out of the way, it is time for the all-important safety briefing ahead of a strenuous few hours’ rafting to lunch and the next campsite at Bhoteodar.

Day 04
Another day of whitewater rafting awaits us as we travel further downstream the Marshyangdi until we reach our campsite of the day.

Day 05
This is the last day of your river journey. Your trip ends at Bimalnagar and your private transport will take us back to Katmandu.

The rafting program is – because of weather or unforeseen events – subject to change.

Services & costs included in price

  • All meals, transportation to the put in point and back from the take out point, all rafting equipment and accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Services & costs NOT included in price

    • Alcoholic beverages, personal expenses and insurance.