|Marsyandhi River Rafting|
The Marsyangdi 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.
The rises on the northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal, flows east through an arid valley around Manang, and then swings south to join the Trishuli river at Mungling. One of the most outstanding class-5 rafting and kayaking river in the world. Continuously exhilarating white water with magnificent mountain backdrops 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. 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".
Remarks- Take-out-Point: Bimal Nadar, Outward travel: 5 ½ hours drive , Best season: Nov/Dec, March/April, Distance: Approximately 45 km
Itinerary- Marsyandhi River Rafting - 3 Days
Day 01: Kathmandu –Besishahar
Day 02: Besishahar –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 Manslu 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 serve on your arrival. Dinner will be prepared. Just before dinner enjoy your Rum punch.
Day 03: Tarkughat/Bimalnagar/Kathmandu or Pokhara