A classic class 4 river that used to provide 5 days of white water has now been butchered by the creation of the 2 dams. The Marshyangdi now is best for advanced kayakers and adrenaline seeking rafters. The long bus journey and added expenses make this a less popular river to run. But for those who choose to do it, there is never a happier customer. It is truly a nonstop action trip that leaves you breathless!
About the Marshyangdi River
Rising form the Northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal, the river passes through the arid Manang region before roaring its way into the lower foothills to join with the Trisuli River. This monster of a river is also tagged “the Raging River” in the local tongue and offers up what is considered as the best white water rafting and kayaking experience in the world. Not only renowned for is raging rapids and fast flowing water, the Marsyandi is also a beauty when it comes to scenery, nature and culture, from every sweeping bend of the river you get tantalizing glimpses of the snow-capped peaks behind terraced rice fields and tiny, traditional housed villages. The water runs a clear turquoise blue and is dotted with boulders that have been sculptured by nature herself. This is one serious rafting or kayaking trip that is not for the faint of heart, the Marsyandi is truly a river that demands respect from those who choose to run it. As one of the owner’s former favorite river we are trying to keep the action alive by offer an action packed day trip on the lower section during high water, as well as the high action two day trip.
As a Kayaking river, the Marsyandi is a very Challenging but enjoyable river and in many renowned international Kayakers opinions, it is one of the best rivers in the world to Kayak, with its endless white water, splendid scenery, pleasant camps and gob-smacking views of the Himalayas. It’s certainly a famous kayaking river that any kayaker traveling to Nepal shouldn’t miss. Of course because of the technical challenge of this great river but also because of the impressive beauty of your surroundings.