Marsyandi River Rafting

Marsyandi 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.

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Day 01: Kathmandu to Besishahar

It will be organized as per as your schedule from Pokhara or Kathmandu. Very early in the morning we leave by our private transports to Besishahar. This ride takes us off ‘good’ tarmac roads and tends to be a little bouncy in places (hope this is a subtle enough hint). We have scheduled a free after noon into this program at Besishahar for any unlikely but potential delays. Night in tented.

Day 02: Besishahar to Tarkughat

Day begins with hot cup of tea or coffee, after breakfast we break campsite and starts on our expedition down on the Marsyangdi. We start straight away encountering the rapids, one after another.  Rapids are not named but one rapid follows straight after another with lots of technical and fast maneuvering required but great fun. A beautiful blue and white-water glinting in the sunshine and looking back up river magnificent and constantly changing views of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. We have packed lunch. After lunch we continue floating to Tarkughat. By the time we reach Tarkughat camp will be set, tea and biscuits will be served on your arrival. Dinner will be prepared. Just before dinner enjoy your Rum punch.

Day 03: Tarkughat-Bimalnagar-Kathmandu or Pokhara

Day follows same as previous days with hot cup of tea or coffee. After breakfast gears will be loaded on the vehicle, ready and go. Today also still we have to be lots of exhilarating rapids to encounter. The unfolding land escape, beautiful mountain backdrops, narrow gorges, vertical cliffs, open valley, and colorful villages offer you excellent moments on every second.

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