Marshyangdi River Rafting

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. Marshyangdi River is one of the best 4 class kayaking rivers in the world, continuous exhilarating Whitewater with magnificent mountain backdrops, recommended for expert kayakers and rafters. If it's a venture you seek, you'll find it on a Marangdi river rafting 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 inventions of rivers in Nepal, steeper and with a much more continuous stretch of rapids.

Asian Hiking Team operate Marshyangdi River Rafting's trip out in point Nangdi  is 6 hours drive from Kathmandu by private bus, 3 days raft to end in Bimal Nagar. Porters transport all the rafting equipment and other necessities for the trip. Transportation from Pokhara or Chitwan can also be arranged. The 65 km of river action takes 3 days. Bus transportation is provided from the take-out point at Bimalnagar to either Kathmandu (4-5 hours) or Pokhara (3 hours).

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Drive 8 hours to Besisahar from Kathmandu and then to Khudi to set up Camp After reaching Besisahar we unload the gear and one of our staff will show up with a porter who will carry all the expedition gear to our camp at Khudi. We arrive at Khudi in time to set up camp, relax and find the best spot to take in the magnificence of the surrounding Himalayas at sunset.

Day 02: Trek start from Khudi to Ngadi then back to Ngadi by raft for your night camp

After breakfast, we started trekking for a couple of hours to our put in point, Ngadi. Lunch will be served, rafts are pumped, gear handed out after and your expedition leader will brief you and train you on land about safety and paddling. Pay attention as you are straight into the rapids and this river has a way of underlining any mistakes! This is the most knuckle gripping section of the river, so enjoy it. We encounter rapids as Instant Karma, Twinkie, Adrenaline, and Mama's Big Butt by Bhulbhule. We finish today back at Khudi and have a well-earned dinner.

Day 03: Start adventure-rafting trip from Khudi and raft up to the sandy beach below Besisahar

From today, you have to be prepared to continuously bump into the challenging rapids, and it doesn't stop after the 1st day. The crystal blue water thunders down steep as a waterfall for mile after mile, with lush jungle clinging insecurely to the canyon walls and surreal mountains suspended high above the forested ridges. You have to run on these rapids and tackle the intense Whitewater rafting for the next 5 hours. Lunch will be provided on the way and then continue descent to the camping site on the sandy beach. The white sandy beaches below Besisahar make for the most comfortable nightspot around.

Day 4: As done before and camp in Bhotewodar:
After breakfast, we hit directly into Whitewater again. At Phaliya Sanghu the whole river is squeezed between vertical walls, which rise 200 ft to a suspension bridge across the river. For a short section after Phaliya Sanghu the river relaxes, the rapids are more open and nowhere as powerful. We end the day at Bhotewodar, where we camp on the banks in the cave of a Shiva temple.

Day 5: Bhotewodar to The river becomes very mellow and goes through a high walled gorge with birds and vegetation that can only be described as breathtaking. We reach our take-out point at Bimal Nagar by lunchtime, where our transport is waiting to take us back to Pokhara or Chitwan or Kathmandu

Note: Rafting itinerary can be changed as per your schedule and also possible combine Annapurna trekking or Chitwan safari tour.