Descending form looming Himalayan giants of well-known Annapurna region and Safety training on Kaligandaki river passes through along the route of Annapurna circuit trekking, beautiful villages, guarding temples on the river bank with endless grade 4 to 5 rapids. Under the alert gaze of Annapurna’s towering peaks. If it’s adventure you look for, you’ll find it on this trip with one day of easy trekking and 3 days of powerful white water rafting on Marsyandi River. This is sad as first work for middle dam has started already. Let’s raft on Marshyangdi River as in few years this best river stop smooth free for rafters and kayakers.
River Marsyandi: Meaning ‘Raging River’
– Annapurna Region (3 days)
|September – December||5-||Approx. 225 cumecs|
|January – May||4+||Approx. 100 cumecs|
|June – August||Not Run||Approx. 450 cumecs|
Location, Transportation and Timetable
Nagdi or Bhulbhule, the starting points for Marsyandi River Rafting/Kayaking is 5 to 6 hours drive by bus west of Kathmandu to the river side. If you start from Nagdi than Porters transport all the rafting equipment and other requirements for the river trip and you’ll have around 2 hour trek. Transportation from Pokhara can also be arranged. The 35 km of river action takes 2 days. Bus transportation is provided from the ending point of Marsyandi river trip at Bimalnagar to either Kathmandu (5 hours) or Pokhara (2.5 hours). There is an orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with a chance to ask any questions you may have, to meet your member rafters and also your guide and team.
The views on the half day trek to the starting point for rafting/kayaking on Marsyandi river is an brilliant preparation for the breathtaking scenery that this trip offers. Marsyandi rafting/kayaking is known as one of the best white water journeys in the world. The river rages through narrow gorges and canyons and past dramatic Annapurna Mountains. The challenging grade 4 to 5- rapids begin on day one and are practically continuous to the ending point, with steep, technical and thrilling rides through Himalayan scenery.
Marshyangdi River is a perfect choice for those wanting a powerful and extreme rafting trip and is better suited to those who have had previous rafting experience. The half day trek is a plus point to the exceptionality of this journey.
What we provide?
Beside with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit. We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.
What to bring?
Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.
What you need to tell us?
Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is important that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.
Higher Limits Trek takes the safety of its customers very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.