Whenever we ask the local kayakers what their favorite river is, they always tell me its the Marshyandi. It is one of the most intense rivers that I, and well worth it.

This raging torrent will put you in your place as you home-in your skills to conquer it!

Springing from the Northern slopes of the Annapurna Mountains, the river passes through the barren Manang region before tearing its way into the lower foothills to join with the Trisuli River. The Marshyangdi or ‘Raging River’ is steep, technical, full of rapids, and not to be taken lightly. Boasting some of the most exciting rapids in Nepal, with some calming the best in the world, this is the favourite of my Nepalese friends demanding 100% commitment from both crew & guide – it is not for the faint hearted!

Not only renowned for its world class rapids, the Marshyangdi is also a spectacle when it comes to scenery and culture that it has to offer. Every sweeping bend gives you a tantalizing glimpse of snowcapped peaks back dropping terraced rice fields and tiny, traditional housed villages. This river has you begging for more and more at every bend.

This is a brilliant river for those who have already warmed up on an easier river and are wanting to step the level up and test their skills.

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River Info

Class: IV+/V

Duration: 1 or 2 days

Journey to the river: 4 hour drive to the put in from Kathmandu.

Rafting From: Ngadi

Rafting To: Bimalnagar

Return: 3 hours drive to Kathmandu, or 2 to Pokhara#

Best season: Sept-Nov or end of April - June


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