Marshyangdi River Rafting 3 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Tourist Bus/Van
  • Activity White water Rafting
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn
  • Group Size Mini 1, Max 14 People
  • Trip Start/End Bhule Bhule/Bimalnagar
  • Max Altitude 1,300m

Marshyangdi River Rafting Overview

The Marsyandi river rises on the northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal, flows east through an arid valley around Manang, and then swings south to join the Trisuli river at Mugling. Marsyandi means ‘raging river’ in the local dialect, and this aptly describes it. Some of the rivers above Ngadi have been kayaked – the 1980 British Expedition started from Tilicho Lake at 4920m – but much of the upper river should probably be considered unrunnable.

This spectacular whitewater adventure shares some of the most exciting rapids in the world with views of some of the most beautiful mountains in the Himalayas. Offering two days of intense, challenging, and continuous crystal clear whitewater rapids, it is no surprise that this is one of our most popular trips. This river demands 100% commitment from both crew & guide – it is not for the faint-hearted!

Marshyangdi River, the tributary of Trishuli initiates from a confluence of two mountain rivers (Kharsang Khola and Jharsang Khola) and continues to the Trishuli River at Mugling.  Marshyangdi River Rafting package starts with a scenic drive to Besi Sahar before moving further to Khudi. We will take a short trek to Ngadi which acts as the put-in point for Marshyangdi River Rafting. This journey blends scenic mountain viewing at the backdrop with the action-packed rafting through the holes and rapids till it hits the endpoint at Bimal Nagar where we drive back to Kathmandu and thus conclude the 4-day package.

 Best Season, Raft Grade With Water Volume

SeasonGradingWater Volume
September - December5-Approx. 225 cumecs
January - May4+Approx. 100 cumecs
June - AugustNot RunApprox. 450 cumecs


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Drive to Khudi and enjoyable the trek with beautiful views and typical Nepali villages along the way to Bulbule. At Khudi, all the gear is unloaded and a short hike follows. Once Bhulbhule is reached, the camp is set up at one of the vantage points from where great views of the Himalayas can be had. Sunset views are inspiring.

    Hike up to Ngadi with the gears to the river point and experience the most knuckle-gripping sections of the river. So enjoy the continuous Class 4 rapids. Expedition leaders and guides will brief and train you about safety and paddling. Set the camp at Khudi and stay there overnight.

      We raft the areas of surrounded by lush green jungle and the boat crashes through canyons. After five hours of fun on the rapids and canyons, we stop for lunch on a choice sandy beach. After lunch, more adventure follows on the rushing waters of the Marshyangdi which takes the rafters to the camping site before Middle Marsyangdi Hydro Dam, on one of the most attractive and comfortable sandy beaches.

        Cost Details

        Price Includes

        • All Rafting equipment including life jacket, helmets, paddle, paddle top, and self-balling raft.
        •  Ground Transportation bt Tourist Bus/Van 
        • Experienced Guide and supporter
        • Tented camps in Riverside pool
        • Full board meals with hot drinks
        • Accommodation camping in a tent
        • All national Park permits
        • Rafting permit.
        • Rafting, kitchen, and camping equipment experienced Captain Cook and other staff
        • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, etc. for guide and cook
        • Waterproof plastic bag to pack your clothing and equipment while rafting.
        • All Government Taxes

        Price Excludes

        • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
        • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu  and Pokhara
        • Travel insurance (must). (See the travel insurance page)
        • International airfare to and from Nepal. (See the international flights page)
        • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section
        • Alcoholic and cold drinks
        • Tips for guide, helpers, and driver (Tipping is expected)

        Useful Info

        What To Bring For The Rafting 

        • T-shirt
        • swimwear for the river
        • Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover
        • Sunscreen and lip protector
        • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap
        • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
        • Personal medication
        • Flashlight
        • Footwear 
        • Reading boot

        Safety Issue

        Our team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believes every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - SRT (Swift Water Rescue Technician), CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and Wilderness First Aid, and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and makes your rafting journey with us more comfortable and enjoyable

        The Equipment We Provide For The Trip

        Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits, and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food, and drinks

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