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Marshyangdi River “Raging Adrenaline Action in Annapurna”

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

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”. The Marsyandi is a photographer’s sculptured boulders, some spectacular white water, green valley sides, and a magnificent backdrop of the world’s highest mountains. It’s worth mentioning that although the valley has a rough road up it, and is quite densely populated, you don’t see this when you are padding because the river is incised about 100ft into the valley floor.

River Facts

  • River Name: Marshyangdi
  • River Days: 4
  • Difficulty: 4+
  • River Distance: 52 Km./ 33 miles (Approximately)
  • Rafting put in point: Nagdi
  • Rafting ending point: Bimalnagar
  • Water Volume (Cumecs): 80
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn

Accessibility and Location
Accessibility and Location: Marshangdi River Rafting’s the put in point nangdi for the Marsyangdi River is 6 hours west of Kathmandu by Random Adventures private bus. Porters transport all the rafting equipment and other necessities for the trip. Transportation from Pokhara can also be arranged. The 65km of river action takes 3 days. Bus transportation is provided from the take-out point at Bimalnagar to either Kathmandu (4-5 hours) or Pokhara (3 hours).
Trip Preparation and pre-departure meeting
Before heading every outdoor trip we would like to request to our guests to be gathered at our office for pre-departure meeting as it is also prime concern to introduce with our team-Trip Leader, Guides, trip staffs and other guests, complete official formalities, discuss about the trip system, timetable and other important matters to make your happy journey successful.
Equipments and Services we provide for the trip
Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-life jacket, 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.
Things you need to bring for the trip
River wear gear: shorts- half pant, T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection), swim wear, Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandals.
For the camp site wear: Personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, Trouser/pant, under garments socks, a towel, light shoe, Fleece type pullover, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, reading and writing materials, medication recommended by your doctor.
Safety Issue
Random Adventures 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 in every trip also provides expert safety kayak for rescue and make your rafting journey with us more comfort and enjoyable.
Care of Environment
The care of environment is our prime concern responsibility to protect the wildness resources of Nepal for future generation. We practice and follow minimum impact polices on our every outdoor journey- by using gas or kerosene as a cooking fuel instead of local firewood. Moreover by disposing and cleaning both biodegradable and non-degradable properly from the campsite.

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