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 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. Himalaya Family Adventure organizes Marshyangdi River Rafting.

Fitness Level : Challenging
Duration : 5 Group Size :4-12
Best Season : Sep-Nov, Feb-June                                River Grade: III-V

 Itinerary Outline

Day 1 : Drive to Besisahar 6hrs.-Overnight at Lodge.

Day 2 :Drive to Khudi 1hrs.- Raft to Marshyangdi-Overnight at River Camp.

Day 3 :Rafting Day- Overnight at River Camp. 

Day 4 :Rest Day- Learn/try kayak.

Day 5 : Raft to Bimal Nagar- Drive back to your onward destination.


We will use tented accommodation with wel-managed campsite at peaceful river beach. you will enjoy the smooth sound of water during the night where you can hear the friendly amicable morning sounds of birds.


We are always conscious of serving hygienic western/continental meals. Our chefs are Knowledgeable in Nepalese and international cuisines. The vegetables are iodine treated.

Day 1 :  Drive to Besisahar 6hrs.-Overnight at Lodge.
After breakfast, we leave by private bus to Besisahaar. The last four hours of this 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). We have scheduled a rest day into the program to allow for any unlikely but potential delays. That night we stay at a teahouse.

Day 2 : Drive to Khudi 1hrs.- Raft to Marshyangdi-Overnight at River Camp.
We start for a couple of hours to Khudi where we make camp and sleep for the night. We will leave one of our staff to look after the campsite, and then we will continue to trek for one hour more to Bulbule. Your expedition leader and guides will brief you and train you on land about safety and paddling. Pay attention as you are straight into the rapids and this river has a way of underlining any Mistakes! Overnight Khudi.

Day 3 : Rafting Day- Overnight at River Camp. 
After breakfast, hike up to Nagdi with all the gears to the river put in point. This is the most knuckle gripping section of the river so enjoy it as you will encounter continuous Class 4 rapids. We finish today at Besisahar and have a well earned dinner no doubt a rum punch to help it down.

Day 4 : Rest Day- Learn/try kayak.
This is the day to relax, go walking and learn to roll in a kayak and have a day in this beautiful area, away from the crowds of trekkers. The only reason this day is lost is if there are any problems on day one as explained.

Day 5 :  Raft to Bimal Nagar- Drive back to your onward destination.
The river becomes very mellow and goes through a high walled gorge with birds and vegetation that can only be described as breath taking. We reach our take out point at Bimal Nagar by lunch time where our transport is waiting to take us back to Kathmandu/Pokhara.

Cost Include

  All rafting equipments with guide

  Full meals while you are on the river

  Round trip transportation by tourist vehicle

  River permit

  Meals, Western and continental food 

  Breakfast, lunch, dinner, during your rafting trip

  Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts

  Lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles

  Wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers

  Dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and medical equipment

  Safety Kayak, Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc), 

  Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire

  Insurance for all of our staff and their transportation

  First aid kid box.

Cost Exclude

 Any Kinds of Cold Drinks

  Alcoholic beverages during the whole trip

  Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip

  Emergency evacuation

  Things of personal use

  Clients insurance

  Private Transportation

  Additional Activities

  Sleeping Bags

  Extra hours/Day Raft (can be arrange on request)

  Tips to Staffs