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Marsyangdi (4 Dyas)

Difficulty (3-5)
The "raging river", drains the northern slope of the Annapurna Mountains. It was only opened to rafting in 1996 and yields some of the most exciting class iv-v white water in Nepal. This river demands 100% commitment from both crew and guide. It is totally different from the big volume rivers like the Sun Koshi and Karnali, the rapids are technical and require a very different approach.


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The "raging river", drains the northern slope of the Annapurna Mountains. It was only opened to rafting in 1996 and yields some of the most exciting class iv-v white water in Nepal. This river demands 100% commitment from both crew and guide. It is totally different from the big volume rivers like the Sun Koshi and Karnali, the rapids are technical and require a very different approach. Big Volume Rivers need power and a good line, the Marsyangdi needs fast reactions from the crew to get through this pin ball machine river. The Marsyangdi quickly forges raft crews of complete strangers into true Equator teams.

Located on the eastern side of the Annapurna circuit, the Marsyangdi River has long been famous for the beautiful views. With each twist and turn the steep sided gorge walls frame a new mountain backdrop.

DEPARTURE POINT: Kathmandu/ Pokhara
RIVER STARTING POINT: Nagdi
RIVER FINISH POINT: Phlayag Sanghu
RIVER GRADE: Class III-V

A pre-departure meeting AT 6pm in our office at Kathmandu and Pokhara to answer any questions arrange timings for the departure and meet the team.

DAY 1:
After breakfast, we leave by private bus to Bhote Odhar. The last four hours bus ride takes us off the "good" tarmac roads and tends to be a little bouncy in places (I hope this is a subtle enough hint). After reaching Bhote Odhar we unload the gear and enjoy a hearty lunch. After Lunch will be served, rafts are pumped, gear handed out after and your expedition leader will brief you and train you on land about safety and paddling Raft. Raft for around 3/4hrs on class III, III+ and camp. This day is for warm up and to build good team. We arrive at Turture in time to set up camp, relax and find the best spot to take in the magnificence of the surrounding Himalayas at sunset.

DAY 2:
Have breakfast then we start driving for a couple of hours to Khudi and Lunch will be served, and trek for 2 hrs with all gears and enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding Himalayas up to the Put in Point Nagdi. Overnight at camp.

DAY 3:
Have breakfast then rafts are pumped, gear handed out and jump on the water and Pay attention as you are straight into the rapids and this river has a way of underlining any mistakes! This is the most knuckle gripping section of the river so enjoy it. We encounter rapids as Instant Karma, Twinkie, Adrenaline, and mama’s Big Butt by Bhulbhule. We finish today back at Khudi and have a well earned dinner no doubt a rum punch to help it down.

DAY 4:
After breakfast we hit directly into continuous whitewater again and stop for Lunch at Beshi Shar. After Lunch again continuous whitewater till Phalayak Sanghu where new Hydroelectric Dam has Build, where Whole River is squeezed between vertical walls, which rise 200 ft to a suspension bridge across the river, where our transport is waiting to take us back to Kathmandu, and those who want to go Pokhara, your Trip leader will manage transport for you.