|Departure:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
Marshyangdi River “Raging Adrenaline Action from Annapurna”
The Marshyangdi river has its origins on the northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal and flows eastwards through a barren valley around Manang and winds down to join the Trisuli River at Mugling.
In the local dialect, Marshyangdi translates to “raging river” and this is an apt description for the river. Some parts of the river above Ngadi have been traversed by kayakers; in 1980, a British Expedition started from Tilicho Lake at 4920 metres. However, a bulk of the upper rivers cannot be considered navigable. The scenery en route is breathtaking and every bend offers stunning panoramic views of some of the highest mountains in the world. The boulders seem as though they have been sculpted and white water is spectacular; the lush green valleys are augmented by the backdrop of towering peaks.
The Marshyangdi Valley originates on the slopes of the Annapurna Himal and flows through the barren Manang valley and winds its way down south to join the Trisuli River at Mugling.
In the local dialect, Marshyangdi translates to “raging river” and this is an apt description for the river. Some parts of the river above Ngadi have been traversed by kayakers; in 1980, a British Expedition started from Tilicho Lake at 4920 metres. However, a bulk of the upper rivers cannot be considered navigable. The peculiar aspect of this journey is that though the valley has road leading up the valley and is densely populated, you don’t see this when you are rafting down as the river is cut 100 metre deep into the valley floor.
Accessibility & Location
It is 6 hour westward drive from Kathmandu to the put in point at Ngadi by private bus. Porters will ferry all the equipment and gear for the trip. Transportation can also be arranged from Pokhara. This 65 km journey requires 3 days to navigate. There is an optional bus transfer from Bimalnagar from the take out point at Bimalnagar to either Kathmandu ( 4-5 hours ) or Pokhara ( 3 hours ).
|September – December||iv||Approx. 300 cumecs|
|January – May||iv-||Approx. 200 cumecs|
|June – August||Iv+||Approx. 450 cumecs|
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-lifejacket, 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.
Nepaltours River Rafting team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believe every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses – AR/CPR, Wildness First-Aid and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides in every trip also provides expert safety kayaker 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.
Name of River : Marshyangdi River
Days at River : 4
Distance covered on River : 52 km / 33 miles Approx.
Difficulty : 4+
Raft put in Point: Nagdi Rafting
End Point: Bimalnagar
Water Volume (Cumecs): 80
Ideal Season: Spring & Autum