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Marshyangdi River – locals use to refer as a ‘Raging River’ – offers undoubtedly one of the finest white water runs in the world. One of the finest Class four (IV) Kayaking rivers in the world, it is highly recommended for you, if you are expert Kayakers and thrill seeker Rafters. Lately opened for rafting, Marshyandgi River with steeper runs and continuous rapids – some of which are not named till now – is gorgeous, technical, and not to be underestimated.
Mountain Delights Travels and Tours’ Marshyangdi River Rafting trip– four to five days trip – is ideal for exciting and challenging rapid seekers in the white water with backdrop of the superb view of the Himalayas.
This class 5 – / 4 + rapid river demand the fullest commitment from both crew and rafters. Simply, it is not for faint hearted. There are many electrifying rapids in the river. Some are named as ‘Mama’s Big Butt’ (4+), ‘Good Morning’ (5–),‘Instant Karma’, ‘Twinkie’, ‘Adrenaline” etcetera and there are still many rapids unnamed. Out of total length of about 150 Kilometers (93 miles), the rafting trip covers about 47 Kilometers (23 Miles).
Breakfast in your Hotel/place of residence and then leave for exhilarating bus drive to Besi Sahar and then to Bhulbhule (You can join the Rafting trip from either Kathmandu or Pokhara). This 187 km drive from Kathmandu, and takes about 6-6.5 hours since the Highway in Nepal’s hill region is with plenty of curves and bends. Besi Sahar used to be the gateway of the most popular trekking of the Himalayas – Annapurna Circuit Trekking – but now trek starts from Chame due to road construction in recent years. Overnight stay in Bhulbhule in the Lodge.
You will hike a short distance to Ngadi – put in point of the rafting. The trek is quite engaging and sights are enchanting. Enjoy the lunch and briefing of our Guide regarding the Rules of the Rafting. After the lunch, the thrilling rafting trip begins. Marshyangdi river is itself full of thrill and adventure. There are many rapids soon after the rafting trip begins, and the river is unforgiving. Any mistakes you make, shall be paid off immediately. Rapids named Instant Karma, Twinkie, Adrenaline, Mama’s Big Butt provide unforgettable ecstasy and adventure. Overnight stay at the Khudi Camp.
The ride gets bumpier each day and the scenery more promising since you raft downward to the wider valley. After five hours of fun on the rapids and crashing canyons stop for lunch in the sandy beach. After lunch another section of adventure follows into the rushing white water of Marshyangdi. You finish today near Middle Marshyangdi Hydro Dam
You are transferred to Paudi – beyond the Dam – the put in point for today. Due to development works and harness of resources in/from the River, the natural flow has been disturbed from the concrete structure, our river journey breaks. New put-in point for today is Paudi from where another three adventurous hours rafting begins. The rapid is Class III here. And, your rafting trip ends at Turture. After the trip, you continue to your next destination viz. Kathmandu or Pokhara.
If you want to make this trip longer by another day, then on Day 04 you will spend the night in Turture.
This day you raft down to Bimalnagar – with no rapids of higher than III to tackle. From Bimalnagar you can continue to your next destination.