Marshyangdi River Rafting

Trip Overview

Marshyangdi River Rafting

Nick named as the ‘Raging River’, it starts to the north of the Annapurna range initially travelling southeast and then south below Chame. Under the shadow of the mighty Manaslu the river put-in, close to Ngadi, is an amazing place with incredible views on this, the early section of the 21-day Annapurna circuit trek.

Transportation to the river
Based out of Pokhara the initial bus journey is to Dumre 2-3 hours away. From Kathmandu, it takes 4 hours. Then begins the bus journey from hell up the side of the river to Besishahar. Expect to arrive there at the end of the first day battered, beaten up and bruised – If you’re looking for adrenaline, ride rooftop and you’ll get it! There is an overnight stay here. From Besishahar it is a pleasant trek starting next morning to Ngadi. You would expect to arrive at the put-in mid to late afternoon, having had chance to see many of the rapids on the walk-in.

On the river
The river journey starts just above Ngadi, some rapids having to be lined and walked around near the start. Some days, you will encounter more than 40 rapids, often blending one into the next. You will have combination of camping and lodges for accommodation on your trip, which lasts three days on the river and concluded just below Dumre.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Drive from Pokhara/Kathmandu to Bul Bule and walk to Nagdi.

Day 2

River day 1 to beyond Besishahar

Day 3

River day 2 to beyond Bhoteodar

Day 4

River day 3 to take out – Bimalnagar, bus to Pokhara.

Include Exclude

Cost Includes:

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara to Bulbule and Rafting ending point to Pokhara/ Kathmandu by bus (if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost )
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation during the Rafting
  • Three meals a day; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the Rafting
  • Rafting equipments
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • All meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara (We do provide on your request with extra charge)
  • Personal travel and health insurance and insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation and meals, extra activities (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Equipment List

Suggested Equipments for this trip

On the Raft:

  • Shorts
  • Sun Hat/ Cap
  • Sports Shoes (Trainers) Teva-type sandals (It’s important to have Rubber soles and that the shoe is either tied or uses Velcro/ Buckles to stay on the foot)
  • T-shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit
  • Sun Block
  • Water Bottle

Off the raft (at camp):

  • Long Lightweight trousers
  • Dry Shoes/socks
  • Warm Jacket/fleece
  • Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Good Sleeping bag
  • Towel
  • Torch/Flashlight
  • Toiletries
  • Any special personal medications


Before You Go

Trekking Planner takes the safety and security of all of our clients very seriously. It is our primary concern and reflected in every aspect of your time with us.

  • All our guides are licensed, trained in CPR, first aid and advanced river rescue techniques.
  • All our equipment is world class, up to date and carefully maintained.
  • We use Avon self-bailing rafts.
  • We always use safety kayakers or double catamaran team on every trip.
  • We prepare all food with the utmost attention to hygiene.
  • Whenever possible we use our own private minibus and driver.

What we provide
before your trip you will be invited to an orientation meeting in order to meet the rest of your paddling team, our rafting crews (Guides and Safety Team who will be on your trip). At this meeting there will be opportunities for you to ask any questions that you may have and discuss any personal requirements, such as a special diet or medical conditions that could affect your time with us.

  • We have our own private transportation to take you to and from the river if possible if not then we use tourist bus to rafting starting point and local bus from ending point to onward. When our own coach is not available then we provide a privately booked alternative.
  • We provide plentiful, hygienically prepared and wholesome food and drinks.
  • Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits (during winter), lifejackets, dry bags, camera barrels, all necessary safety and medical equipment. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
  • All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What you need to tell us

Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request vegetarian or other special meals if required.

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