Marshyangdi River Rafting

Marshyangdi River RaftingOne of the most outstanding class 4 rafting rivers in the world. Continuous, exhilarating white water with magnificent mountain backdrops. Recommended for experts kayakers and rafters from Bhote Odar on.

The Marshyangdi 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.

River Profile

From: Nagadi Alt. 850 m
To: Bimalnagar Alt. 370 m
Distance: 52 kms
River days: 3 days
From Kathmandu: 2 days
Difficulty in November: Class 4+ (5-)
Average gradient: 1.0 % (50 ft a mile)
Est. max. gradient: 2.0 %
Volume in November: 50 cumecs
Best season: Nov to Dec and Mar to Apr

4 days rafting

Day 1: Drive to Dumre by bus, then drive from Dumre to Besisahar by bus or truck, whatever available. Overnight camping at Besisahar.
Day 2: Rafting from Besisahar and camp at the beach at the confluence of Chepe River and Marshyangdi River.
Day 3: All day rafting and camping on the beach near Turtle Bazaar.
Day 4: Rafting to Bimalnagar. After lunch drive back to Kathmandu or Pokhara.