Marshyangdi River Rafting
Raging River’ in the local dialect, aptly describes one of the best whitewater runs in the world. Only recently opened for commercial rafting the Marshyangdi is one of the next generation of rivers in Nepal,it is steeper and with more continuous stretches of rapids. While driving to the raft put-in point, there are great views of the Manaslu and Annapurna. The scenery is breathtaking!
From Ngadi, downstream to the end of the trip at Bimalnagar it is all 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. This is the river that demands respect.
Starting Point:- Ngadi
Ending Point:- Bimalnagar
River Days:- 4 days
Rive:r Distance- 52 km Approximately
River difficulty:- 4+ to 5-+
Best Season:- Nov- Dec, Mar- May
Group: Minimum 4 Pax
Departure: Upon request
Cost: Please contact us;
Day 01: Drive 8 hours to Besisahar / then on to Khudi / set up camp, relax with the Himalayas at sunset.
Day 02: Start from Khudi trek to Ngadi two hours / We spend a day away from camp / trek up the river / great white waterthen back to Ngadi by raft for your night camp After breakfast, we start 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 continuous bumping into the challenging rapids and it doesn’t stop after the 1st day. The crystal blue water thunders down steep as 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 in the sandy beach. The white sandy beaches below Bensisahar 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 breath taking. 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 you schedule.
(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)