Marshyangdi White Water Rafting and Kayaking – 2 Days

  • 2 days

  • Oct-Dec

  • IV to V

  • 47 km

The 47 kilometer river, Marshyandi (locally known as the raging river of Nepal) is said to be the most magnificent class 5 rafting and kayaking river in the world. The river rises from the northern slopes of the Annapurna, flows east through the valley of Manang and joins the Trishuli river at Mungling. Unlike other high volume rivers like Karnali and Sun Koshi, the rapids of this river are technical and require a different approach. This river is one of the steepest rivers in Nepal combined with a captivating natural setting and a stunning view of Manaslu and Annapurna.

The best seasons to join this intense and extreme rafting trip are October to December. Recently opened for commercialized rafting, the Marshyangdi is one of the best rafting routes in Nepal with continuous rapids of class 4 and 5. The combination of a thrilling rafting experience and magnificent scenery, Marshyangdi rafting is the perfect option for something seeking an adventurous trip.

Marshyangdi White Water Rafting and Kayaking – 2 Days-map


  • Day1

    Our Marsyangdi rafting expedition started from Bulbule in Lamjung District, about 183 km from Kathmandu. The drive to Bhulbhule takes about 5-6 hours. Upon arrival, your exciting rafting experience begins from Bourbourle to the Marsyangdi Hydroelectric Power Station. The rapids along the trail are fierce, with level IV-V, rapids providing an exciting ride. Surrounded by green forests, sail raging rivers and enjoy breathtaking views.  The experience promises to be an unforgettable adventure, allowing you to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty. After a short rest by the river, we will driver to Paundi from the dam. We will spend the night at the city of Paundi.

  • Day2

    On the final day of our rafting journey, from our next put in point, Paundi, we will get back in the raft and head towards our final take out point, Turture. And from Turture you can either go back to Kathmandu or drive to Pokhara as per your interest.

What to Bring

  • Shorts / ½ pant
  • Sport Sandals
  • Shirts that will dry qwuickly
  • Swim suit
  • Warm layers (fleece, trousers)
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and batteries/chargers
  • Water Bottles
  • Flashlight
  • A little cash

What’s Included

  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue, and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professionally trained and certified safety kayakers.
  • Quality rafting and kayaking equipment, including boats, kayaks, helmets, paddles, PFDs, dry bags and Pelican boxes.
  • Treated drinking water
  • Two-way transportation 
  • River permits.
  • Industry standard first aid kits
  • Team photos (photos videos by our team)
  • Included meals
    • Day 1 = Lunch & Dinner
    • Day 2 = Breakfast, Lunch

Types of food provided:

Throughout our expedition, we provide treated stream water for drinking. We employ crews with great culinary ability and provide breakfast, lunch and dinner during the expedition in a buffet style. So, yes you have the freedom to choose what you like. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know about it at the time of booking, so that we can arrange accordingly. 

Sample menu for the trip

  • Breakfast: Tea, Coffee, White chocolate, Muesli and Cornflakes, Yogurt. Eggs, Toast, Hashed potatoes, Pancakes, Porridge  etc.
  • Lunch : Bread, Cheese, Salami, Tuna, Sardines, Baked beans, Salads, Fresh fruits and Biscuits
  • Dinner: Pasta, French fries, Curries, Steamed or Fried vegetables. We may provide Nepali Dal, Bhat in rotation for longer trips.

What’s Not Included

  • Visas, flights, other taxes etc.
  • Personal items like toiletries, clothing, camera etc.
  • Alcohol and other packed food.
  • Insurance policy: paddlers need to have their own insurance since we only provide insurance to our crew.
  • Tips for guides – we pay our guides and porters fairly but if you want you can tip them personally.

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