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Marshyangdi River Rafting

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Locally, it is used to say that Marshyangdi is the raging river in Nepal and describes one of the best whitewater that runs in the world.

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  • Group Size Small Group
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All about the Marshyangdi River Rafting.

Locally, it is used to say that Marshyangdi is the raging river in Nepal and describes one of the best whitewater that runs in the world. It’s one of the best class 4 kayaking rivers in the world-continuous, exhilarating whitewater with magnificent mountain backdrops. This river is recommended for expert kayakers and rafters.

If it’s the adventure you seek, you’ll find it on this 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 generations of rivers in Nepal, steeper and with a much more continuous stretch of rapids. 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”. It is is 5 to 6 hours’ drive by bus west of Kathmandu to the river side. Before we start rafting and reach the final place, we will have orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, to meet your fellow rafters and also your guide and team. Marshyangdi River is an ideal choice for those wanting an intense rafting trip and is better suited to those who have previous rafting experience. We provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, first aid kit and other necessary items. Also we provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks as well as tents and sleeping mats are also provided.

All our equipment that we provide to our guest is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained. We aim to provide best service to our guest. Therefore contact us to have this thrilling experience.

  1. DAY 01 Drive 8 hours to Besisahar from Kathmandu and then to Khudi to set up Camp.

    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.

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

    Trek start from Khudi to Ngadi then 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.

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

    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.

  4. Day 04 As done before and camp in Bhotewodar. After breakfast we hit directly into whitewater again.

    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.

  5. Day 05 The river becomes very mellow and goes through a high walled gorge

    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.

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Nepal is under a constant cloud of political uncertainty as has been for years. The U.S. Department of State and other governments urge caution when traveling to Nepal, often in the form of official travel warnings. Travelers should read these warnings and exercise caution as they would before traveling to any other country.

After significant due diligence before my recent trip to Nepal, I came away reasonably confident that Nepal is safe for trekkers. A number of knowledgeable people were unequivocal in their opinions that trekking in Nepal is mostly unaffected by politics. I booked our tickets after hearing from two fellow Coloradans who were in Kathmandu preparing for a trek when the King was overthrown. Their advice was to go and that, “everything will be fine…just don’t burn tires in front of the Royal Palace.”

As with any foreign country, use good judgment and do your part to ensure that you have a safe trip. Solo trekkers are most at risk for a number of reasons and it’s best to go with a guide. Don’t walk around the streets of Kathmandu late at night (taxis are extremely cheap) and avoid large crowds. Petty theft can occur at lowland villages including from the tents of unsuspecting trekkers.

For those who decide to make the trip, the number of people trekking in Nepal remains relatively low compared to years past and it’s a great time to go.

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