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Marsangdi River Rafting

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Marshangdi River Rafting Information

The Marsyangdi 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. Marsyangdi means ‘raging river’ in local dialect, and this aptly describes it. Some of the river above Ngadi has been kayaked - the 1980 British Expedition started from Tilicho Lake at 4920m- but much of the upper river should probably be considered as unrunnable. For most of the trip from Ngadi down to Bimalnagar the river is incised as a winding gorge in to the valley floor about 50 metres deep with sloping well wooded sides. Only a few villages are visible from the river and at times you could almost be on a river in Idaho or British Columbia. As the river turns fresh views unfold behind of the Manasalu and Annapurna rangs - a magnificnt backdrop. There are beautiful campsites. The lower Marsyangdi gorges from Bimal Nager down the Mugling used to be an excellent river trip but a new dam has been built own stream of Bimalnager to generate electricity for Kathmandu and so there is now almost no water left in this section of the river and it can no longer be recommended. Both the dam and the powerhouse are vital to the economy of Nepal and are sensitive security areas. Any incident could badly rebound on other river runners and you will appreciate why we ask you to stay away from this lower section of the river. Rafting in the Marshangdi River is the best River Rafting in Neopal.

 


Day 01: Transfer to Khudi via Besisahar about 7 hours bus drive and camp.

Day 02: Raft 5 hours and camp nearby Besisahar after running class 4/5 rapids.

Day 03: Transfer below Marsyangdi hydroelectric Dam and start rafting till Paundi and camp.

Day 03: Raft 3 hours and Finish near Dumre and transfer 3 hours to Pokhara by minibus.

Note: Rafting could be possible from little bit upper section (Ngadi) at someday of November & March. In such case trip duration will be 5 days including a combination of few hours trek from Khudi to Ngadi and rafting to Khudi.


Cost Included

•Ground Transportation (From and After)
•Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
•River Permit
•Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical   equipment
•Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
•Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire
•Safety Kayak
•Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
•Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
•First aid kid box
•Company T-Shirt

Cost not Included

•Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
•Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip
•Emergency evacuation
•Things of personal use
•Member insurance
•International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
•Tips to Staffs
•Sleeping bag (NRS.50 per night)