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WHITE WATER RAFTING : MARSHYANGDI : GRADE 4 to 5
 
Rafting in Marshyangdi : 04 Days


The Marshyangdi is the mother of all rivers. In the local dialect, it means 'raging one' and rage it does! Few rivers rival the Marshyangdi for exhilarating whitewater and unparalleled mountain views. It is steep, powerful and not to be underestimated. With some of the wildest commercially run white water in the world, sustained sections of steep technical rafting test our teamwork throughout the trip. Usually a turquoise blue in color, the rapids wrap themselves around weirdly sculpted boulders and steep chutes plunge into deep green pools as the river drops down from the Annapurna range. With the awe inspiring, breathtaking backdrop of the Manaslu and Annapurna ranges, it is a photographer dream. It may be a dream of a whitewater run, but it is a logistical nightmare. Even still, our guides fight among themselves for the honor of running it. The huge boulders require instinctive and expert river reading skills to identify the right lines. The rapids are so continuous and technical that we run the rafts empty of gear for maneuverability. In true Nepali style, we employ porters to carry our gear. Don't worry; we still manage to squeeze on board our extensive first aid kit and the exceptional Drift Nepal lunch box. If you ever see a group of wizened river rats drowning in a Pokhara bar, you may hear the Marshyangdi described as an Adrenaline overload, most beautiful river I have ever done, Orgasmic, a Jewel of a river or Liquid Madness!

 
Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Drive to Dumre by bus, then drive from Dumre to Bensisahar by bus. You camp overnight at Bensisahar.

 

Day 02: Rafting from Bensisahar and camp at the beach at the confluence of Chepe River and Marshyangdi River.

 

Day 03: All day rafting and camping on the beach near Turtle Bazaar.

 

Day 04: Rafting to Bimalnagar. After lunch drive back to Kathmandu.


Best time to Raft : There are two rafting seasons. The best season is September following the monsoon and extending through October, November and sometimes early December. The second season follows the spring thaw from March to May, the best water being in April/ May. Combine the Marshyangdi or the Kali Gandaki with any of our treks in the Annapurna Region If you are short of time we can arrange an airfare back from Pokhara to Kathmandu (or vice- versa). Keen to see a tiger? Add on a jungle safari to Royal Chitwan or Bardia National Park.

 
Services Included

Rafting guide and necessary assistants, rafting equipments such as tent, mattresses, helmet, life jacket etc. Rafting permit,surface transportation, all meals, rescue assistance, Insurance for the Nepali staffs.

 
Services Excluded

Personal expenses, Insurance, Tips, Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

 
Duration : 01 to 02 Days
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