Marshyangdi River Rafting

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  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Khudi - Rafting - Bhotewodar
  • Best Season All Around Year


  • The most exciting whitewater experience
  • Steep, challenging and continuous rapids
  • Mountain views 
  • Easy connection to beautiful Bandipur

If you are seeking for adventure rafting trip then the Marshyangdi River Rafting is your right choice. You’ll find it on this trip with one day of easy trekking and five days of intense rafting. Only recently opened for commercial rafting (many rapids have not been named yet), the Marshyangdi is one of the next generations of rivers in Nepal, steeper and with a much more continuous stretch of rapids.

During the Marshyangdi River Rafting 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"

Seasoned rafters from around the globe consider the Marsyangdi one of the best Marshyangdi River Rafting in the world. Encounters with rapids of Class IV to Class V make this run exciting and thrills on this river, there are superb views of the Manaslu and Annapurna massifs throughout the trip.

Rapids: Instant Karma, Twinkle, Mama’s Big Butt, and Adrenaline.

Marshyangdi River Rafting is one of those trips which involve a day’s trek. Rafters are taken on a wonderful adventure, meeting local people in their villages followed by a rafting trip that offers continuous bouncing whitewater rapids. The journey starts with an 8- hour drive to Khudi where the short trek begins. The camp is set up at Bhulbhule which at sunset looks spectacular. Another short hike the next morning leads to the put-in point at Ngadi. The river trip begins after lunch and immediately rapids appear. Each day brings fresh challenges as the river gets bigger and bouncier, crashing through canons surrounded by lush green jungle. This four-day spectacular run ends with a scenic float which is a good respite from the bumpy ride downstream.


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    In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jet lag. But we will help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.

      After reaching Besisahar we unload the gear and one of our staff will show up with a porter who will carry all the expedition gear to our camp at Khudi. We arrive at Khudi in time to set up camp, relax and find the best spot to take in the magnificence of the surrounding Himalayas at sunset

        After breakfast, we start trekking for a couple of hours to our put-in point Ngadi. Lunch will be served, rafts are pumped, gear handed out after, and your expedition leader will brief you and train you on the land about safety and paddling. Pay attention as you are straight into the rapids and this river has a way of underlining any mistakes! This is the most knuckle-gripping section of the river so enjoy it. We encounter rapids such as Instant Karma, Twinkie, Adrenaline, and Mama's Big Butt by Bhulbhule. We finish today back at Khudi and have a well-earned dinner.

          From today you have to be prepared to continue bumping into the challenging rapids and it doesn't stop after the 1st day. The crystal blue water thunders down steep as a waterfall for mile after mile, with lush jungle clinging insecurely to the canyon walls and surreal mountains suspended high above the forested ridges.

          You have to run on these rapids and tackle the intense whitewater rafting for the next 5 hours. Lunch will be provided on the way and then continue the descent to the camping site on the sandy beach. The white sandy beaches below Bensisahar make for the most comfortable nightspot around

            After breakfast, we hit directly into whitewater again. At Phaliya Sanghu the whole river is squeezed between vertical walls, which rise 200 ft to a suspension bridge across the river. For a short section after Phaliya Sanghu, the river relaxes, and the rapids are more open and nowhere as powerful. We end the day at Bhotewodar, where we camp on the banks in the cave of a Shiva temple.

              The river becomes very mellow and goes through a high-walled gorge with birds and vegetation that can only be described as breathtaking. We reach our take-out point at Bimal Nagar by lunchtime where our transport is waiting to take us back to Pokhara or Chitwan or Kathmandu

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              • Professional English-speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue, and Wilderness First Aid
              • Professional safety kayakers
              • Gear raft support
              • International name brand ISO/CE certified rafting equipment including helmets, PFDs, paddles, splash jackets, and wetsuits
              • Dry bags and Pelican boxes to keep your items dry and safe on the river
              • Variety of fresh, hygienically prepared meals while on the river, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and treated drinking water
              • Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents, simple mattresses, and sleeping bags
              • Round trip transportation
              • River permits
              • Industry-standard first aid kits


              • Everything that's not mentioned in the cost included section.

              Useful Info

              What we provide:

              Along with our high-quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and a 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.

              Classification of rivers:

              Maintaining the highest standard of safety and service, river trips have been classified in accordance with the status of water flow, rapids & remoteness.

              • CLASS I Easy: Small rapids, fast-moving water with riffles and small waves, few obstructions, minimal risk to swimmers, and the possibility of self-rescue.
              • CLASS II Novice: Gentle straightforward rapids with wide and clear channels and slight maneuvering required.
              • CLASS III Moderate: Exciting rapids with irregular waves and hazards, strong eddies, and current and skilled maneuvering required.
              • CLASS IV Very difficult: Raging Rapids, powerful maneuvering required, and turbulent water flow.
              • CLASS V Extremely difficult: Long and very violent rapids with several hazards, unavoidable waves, and holes or steep, congested chutes with complex demanding routes, a high degree of danger to swimmers, expertise, and reliable high-quality equipment required for safe passage.
              • CLASS VI Unruinable: Challenging rapids, high chances of death and destruction of equipment, and very slim chances of rescue.

              Name and Class of River:

              • Trishuli II+ to IV
              • Seti Karnali III to IV+
              • Seti III
              • Bheri III+
              • Arun IV
              • Sunkoshi IV+
              • Tamor IV to IV+
              • Kali Gandaki IV to V
              • Karnali IV+ to V
              • Marshyangdi IV+ to V
              • Bhotekoshi V
              • Tamakoshi V TO V+


              In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. Before you begin your white-water rafting, our professional rafting guide will thoroughly brief you about the necessary safety measure and rafting guidelines you need to follow, while you are on the river.

              As your safety is our utmost priority, we have made the rafting journey the safest. The rafting trip is piloted by a river guide professionally trained in emergency wilderness first aid and swift-water rescue. Rafters venture into a river trip with safety jackets, flotation devices, helmets, and river-friendly clothes. We use a high-quality inflatable rubber raft capable of giving extraordinary performance, agility, stability, and maneuverability. Our rafts can swift through the wildest and strongest of waves and guarantee a hundred percent safety.

              Best Month for Whitewater Rafting:

              The best time for rafting is from March to May and September to November. Temperature can get colder in January and February ranging from 7° to 20° C. For the rest of the month, the temperature remains a minimum of 18° to a maximum of 30° C. Monsoon rafting can be arranged on the Trishuli river.

              Clothing & equipment:

              You are required to bring some shirts, T-shirts, socks, a hat, suntan lotion, sunglasses with string, river shoes or flip-flops, a flashlight, personal medication, a couple of shorts and pants for the evening and morning, a sweater or a jacket.

              The company provides rafts (the number of rafts depends on the size of the group), safety devices, sleeping bags, mattress tents & kitchenettes.

              Rafting Guide:

              For rafting, we provide you with a professionally trained English-speaking rafting guide for your rafting journey. The guide provided to you is highly experienced and has thoroughly versed in the topography and nature of the river. The guides are professionally trained for swift water rescue and emergency wilderness first aid, so you don’t have to stress over your wellbeing. Our skilled guides are also able to read river features and move the boat in a way so that everybody stays safe and has fun. With the excellent expertise and guidance of our guide, we assure you will have a great time doing white water rafting.

              Cost of the Trip:

              The cost of each trip depends on the duration of the trip and group size, the higher the group size lower the cost.
              The cost usually includes All full board camping service and transportation to the put-in point and back from the take-out point by private coach, all safety equipment, etc.

              Cost does not include alcoholic beverages, personal clothing, expenses of personal nature, and insurance.

              A Typical Day on the River:

              Basically, we start our day with a briefing on the trip and the safety measures you need to adopt. After the briefing by the river guide is finished, the rafting journey begins. In a day we will raft for around 4 – 5 hours. After sometimes of rafting through the challenging rapids, we stop at the sandy beach for lunch. Finishing up with lunch, we will raft over water for an hour or two and end the rafting journey for the day. For a multi-day rafting journey, we set up the camp by the riverside. Once we arrive at the camping site, we can wander around nearby locality or simply relax basking in the splendor of nature. Camping overnight by the riverside gives us time and opportunity to share our views, feeling, and experiences under an open sky of sparkling stars.

              Why Book With Us?

              • Best price
              • Best safety records
              • Easy payment processing
              • Customizable trips as per your needs
              • Departure for every booking
              • Best customer care
              • Specialized care and considerations
              • Easy cancellation conditions

              Booking Requirements

              Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 10 to 20 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

              Cancellation Policy

              If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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