Class: 4+ (5)
From: Ngadi (890m)
To: Bimalnagar (390m)
Distance: 33 miles
Volume in November: 80 cms (2800 cfs)
Best season: Sept - Nov, End of April - June
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 back by dropping terraced rice fields and tiny, tradional 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.
With one rapid flowing into another, massive undercut boulders, a strong current and some steep drops, this is a truly exhilarating river for rafting. The river dishes out a sever adrenaline overload to any who dare to paddle it, and with an experienced crew this is certainly a choice river for serious rafter, or those who have previously had their taste for white water wetted! If you are looking for a white water challenge, magnificent scenery and pristine water then this is the trip for you.
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 Himalaya. It’s certainly a kayaking river that you should take your time on and enjoy the huge potential for river play and the impressiveness of your surroundings. .
Trip Dates - On Request
All staff including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid.
All camping equipment (including toilet tents, shelters, air matresses, tarps, personal tents etc)
All meals and water whilst on the river (tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided)
Transportation to and from the river
All equipment (including PFD's, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards)
Gear Raft support
Extensive medical kit
Trip photos (make sure you bring a USB stick along with you)
Unrelated travel, visas, insurance, travel documents etc...
Items of a personal nature (toiletries, personal medication, clothing, camers...)
Bottled mineral water (we will provide you with local treated water which is safe to drink)
Alcohol and additional snacks.
Travel insurance (to travel with GRG's you are required to have adequate insurance for the activity you are participating in, we have the necessary insurance for our crew but you must have your own seperate policy)
Optional tips for guides.