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Marshyangdi River (5 days)


Marshyangdi River RaftingThe "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 Pinball Machine River. The river is 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.

ITINERARY

DAY 01: We take a private bus to Besisahaar, which takes around 7/8 hours. First night camp in and around Besisahar.

DAY 02: After breakfast we start trekking for 2 hours to Khudi - have lunch. Your expedition leader and guides will brief you and train you. Pay attention as you are straight into the rapids and this river has a way of underlining any mistakes! This is a the most knuckle gripping section of the Rivers so enjoy it. We finish today at Besisahar and have a well-earned dinner no doubt a rum punch to help it down.

DAY 03: After breakfast, we re-trace our steps to Khudi, and go for the action. After lunch at Khudi, there is action all the way so do not stop concentrating.

DAY 04: After breakfast we paddle down to Paundi where we encounter class 4/-5 rapids and plenty of grade 3. We also have to portage couple of rapids like 'Knocking on Heavens Door' and 'Golden Gate' This River allows us to have magnificent views of the Annapurna ranges all the way, so between stretches don't forget to look back and all around. It is quite inspiring.

DAY 05: Today is the last day of the trip after breakfast we paddle down for around two and half-hour to Tutor have lunch and drive back to Kathmandu.

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