River Marsyandi: Meaning ‘Raging River’ – Annapurna Region (4 days)

The meaning of Marsyangdi is “raging river“. It is an ideal choice for those who want an intense and extreme rafting trip and is better suited to those who have had previous rafting experience. It is denoted as one of the outstanding rafting river, where you could be able to observe the natural vegetation, birds and Stony environment around the rivers bank.

Marshyangdi Rafting River or Bhulbhule, the put in points for Marsyandi River Rafting/Kayaking is 5 to 6 hours’ drive by bus west of Kathmandu to the river side. If you start from river than Porters transport all the rafting equipment and other necessities for the river trip and you’ll have around 2 hour trek. Transportation from Pokhara can also be arranged. The 35 km of river action takes 2 days. Bus transportation is provided from the take-out point of Marsyandi river trip at Bimalnagar to either Kathmandu (5 hours) or Pokhara (2.5 hours). There is an orientation meeting early in the evening before the trip, providing you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have, to meet your fellow rafters and also your guide and team.

Marsyandi River is an excellent preparation for the wonderful scenery that this trip offers. Marsyandi rafting/kayaking is known as one of the best white water journeys in the world. The river rages through narrow gorges and canyons and past stunning Annapurna Mountains.

The challenging grade 4 to 5- rapids begin on day one and are practically continuous to the take-out point, with steep, technical and thrilling rides through Himalayan scenery.

Marshyangdi River is an ideal choice for those wanting an intense and extreme rafting trip and is better suited to those who have had previous rafting experience. The half day trek is a plus point to the uniqueness of this journey.

Season                              Grading                                Water Volume

September – December             5-                                 Approx. 225 cumecs

January – May                            4+                            Approx. 100 cumecs

June –  August  Not Run                                              Approx. 450 cumecs


Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All meals during the rafting period.
  • All necessary rafting permit.
  • All ground transportation bus/van.
  • Guide, cook and other helper, their wages, meal, insurance etc.
  • All rafting, kitchen and camping equipment.


Cost exclude

  • Cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during trip.
  • All hotel accommodation
  • Emergency evacuation Insurance


This is departure.


What we provide

Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.

We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.

All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What to bring

Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.


What you need to tell us

Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your wellbeing on the trip.

Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.



Himal Reisen  takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.


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