The Marshyangdi is the mother of all rivers. In the local dialect, it means ‘raging one’ and rage it does! Few rivers rival the Marshyangdi for exhilarating whitewater and unparalleled mountain views. It is steep, powerful and not to be underestimated. With some of the wildest commercially run white water in the world, sustained sections of steep technical rafting test our teamwork throughout the trip. Usually a turquoise blue in color, the rapids wrap themselves around weirdly sculpted boulders and steep chutes plunge into deep green pools as the river drops down from the Annapurna range. With the awe inspiring, breathtaking backdrop of the Manaslu and Annapurna ranges, it is a photographer dream. It may be a dream of a whitewater run, but it is a logistical nightmare.
The Marshyangdi river rises on the northern slopes of the Annapurna Himal, flows east through an arid valley around Manang, and then swings south to join the Trishuli river at Mungling. One of the most outstanding class-5 rafting and kayaking river in the world. Continuously exhilarating white water with magnificent mountain backdrops Locally, it is used to say that Marshyangdi is the raging river in Nepal and describes one of the best whitewater runs in the world. One of the best class 4 kayaking rivers in the world-continuous, exhilarating whitewater with magnificent mountain backdrops. Recommended for expert kaykers and rafters. The scenery is magnificent with every bend of the river opening up fresh vistas of some of the world’s highest mountains, but these are behind-as someone said “great views but you need rear view mirrors”.