Nepal is a nation filled with adventurous locations and gorgeous mountains, rivers, and lakes. A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the river and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners. Several grades of whitewater rafting trips are available to suit any interest or preference.
Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.
You can combine the Marshyangdi River rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks or the nearby trekking locations for those interested in a long day’s expedition. Please get in touch with us here at Pokhara Info if you have any questions about rafting in Nepal. We will provide you with the best options and packages.
According to regional surveys, the Marshyangdi River is one of the most enraged rivers in Nepal and one of the biggest whitewater rivers in the world. This is one of the world’s best grade 4 rafting rivers with continuous, invigorating whitewater and breathtaking mountain vistas. The landscape is majestic, with every curve of the river revealing panoramic views of some of the world’s tallest mountains.
On this voyage, you will experience a vigorous escapade on one light hiking day and five intensive days of rafting. Newly opened to commercial rafting (many rapids are yet to be named), the Marshyangdi is one of the most precipitous rivers in Nepal, with a much more abundant quantity of rapids. The Annapurna region’s raging river, which winds its way off the north side of the Annapurna range, is sheer, professional, and one not to be underestimated! This remarkable whitewater adventure has some of the most thrilling rapids in the world and breathtaking views of virgin terrain. With multiple days of challenging, exciting, and never-ending crystal clear rapids, it is no wonder that this trip has been one of the most successful.
Overview of the Trip
Getting to Nagdi or Bhulbhule, the put-in spots for Marshyandi River Rafting is about a 5- or 6-hour drive west of Kathmandu by our private van. The ride from Nagdi will take around 2 hours with porters carrying all the rafting gear, etc. Riding from Pokhara can also be arranged. The 35 km of river activity takes two days to reach Bimal Nagar’s endpoint.
The Marshyangdi River is an excellent option for those desiring a more intense rafting experience and is more suitable for those who have had previous rafting experience. The half-day hike adds to the uniqueness of this tour. The Marshyandi River is an impressive combination of scenery and adventure. Rafting/kayaking on the Marshyandi River is regarded as a top whitewater adventure.
Marsyangdi Rafting Itinerary
Day 1 and 2: Arrival in Nepal and Sightseeing
Upon your arrival in Nepal's lovely capital via Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to one of the standard hotels of Kathmandu. After a tiring flight, freshen up at your hotel.
Take advantage of the chance to explore some of Kathmandu's greatest cultural and historical heritages. Have a very gracious time, and be prepared for your rafting excursion by purchasing some of the essentials.
Day 3: Drive to Bhulbule via Khudi
Take advantage of your time to explore some of the city's greatest cultural and historical heritages. Enjoy your time to the fullest and prepare for your rafting by buying some of the essential equipment. Upon reaching Khudi, the equipment is cast, and we embark on a short hike. We then head to Bhulbhule, where a camp is set up that affords magnificent views of the Himalayas. We then stay the night in Bhulbhule.
Day 4: Rafting Begins
On this day, you will begin by trekking to the put-in point, Ngadi. The sights and sounds on this hike are impressive. After an energizing lunch, the action will get underway. Marsyangdi is full of fun and spills, anyone who has paddled it will tell you. Several rapids kick off the expedition as soon as it starts. Rapids, Instant Karma, Twinkie, Adrenaline, etc., are indescribable thrills. The river will punish you with a whack down if any mistake is made. At Khudi, we set up our campsite on the river bank. We stay in Khudi overnight.
Day 5: Rafting to Marshyandi Dam
Each day the river gets bigger, so the ride is more jarring, and more maneuvering must be done. The area is surrounded by a jungle dense with greenery, and the boat lurches through gorges. After five hours of fun, getting off the rapids and ravines is followed by a stop for lunch at a sandy shore. Thereafter, rafters continue their adventures in the marshyangdi waters and camp before the middle marshyangdi hydro dam on one of the many artistic and plentiful sandy beaches of Middle Marshyangdi.
Day 6: Heading on from the Dam
Firstly, we are moving to Paundi, which is behind the Dam. As a result of the dam being in the way, we end up with a crack in the river, and all supplies are transported to a different point. A pleasant excursion ends at Turture, although those wishing to continue further down have the option of an arbitrary fifth day.
The next put-in spot is at Paundi, from were another three hours of rafting begins against Class III rapids. This thrilling trip ends at Paundi. Turture to Bimalnagar is a delightful picturesque float without rapids today. The day brings an end to our rafting expedition.
Day 7: Departure
It's time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments of the trip in Kathmandu, whether it is breakfast in a café, a stroll through the city, or a shopping souvenir of Nepal.
When you Plan for a Rafting Trip with Pokhara Info:
- Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
- Three meals per day throughout the Trek(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Accommodation in lodges and tea houses during the trek.
- Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
- Trekking Guide and a porter (Shared by two clients) with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
- First Aid kit.
- Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
- TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
- All needed government tax/vat.
- International Airfare.
- Your travel insurance.
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
- Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters
The itinerary mentioned above is the general plan arranged by Pokhara Info. The above itinerary is only a guideline; it might change due to availability of lodging and campsites, fluctuating weather conditions, unforeseen political, trail, and environmental, or any other factors beyond our control. After consulting with the group, your trek leader will decide the best way to reach a final decision if this occurs.
If the itinerary is unsuitable for you, please let us know, and we will customize it. We will be able to make changes to the itinerary if clients want to do so.
Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the Marshyangdi River that are safe and interesting as Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients; the matter of safety while rafting is also taken very seriously. However, it will surely be a fun experience and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for 5 to 9 days at the Marshyangdi River.
Which are the most suitable months for rafting in Nepal?
The best time to go rafting is between September and early December and between March and early June. Whitewater rafting is most popular in October. With proper precaution, the Trishuli, Seti, and a few other rivers are good for rafting, even in monsoon season.
When was rafting started in Nepal?
About 100 Nepalese were trained in 1976 to become rafting agents, and some of them started their own firms. In 1989, the Government recognized the Nepal Association of Rafting Agents.
Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites. I hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!