A short bus ride from Kathmandu brings us to "Sukute Beach Adventure Camp" (KM 69) on the Kathmandu - Tibet road. Further 26 km from the camp is the put-in of the most action packed short white water run in Nepal. The river drops steeply offering relentless stretches of class III-IV white water. Boulder gardens, small waterfalls, steep chutes and 90 degree ends are just some of the obstacles to be overcome. Like the Marsyangdi, this river is not typical of the big volume waters of the Himalaya, it is steep, technical and requires a reactive crew.
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 Equator 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.
|Departure Point :||Kathmandu|
|River Start Point :||KM 95|
|River Finish Point :||Lomasangu Dam|
|River Grades :||Class iv-v|
|Travel Finish Outward :||5 Hours|
|Return Travel Time :||3 Hours|
We organize a pre-departure meeting the night before to answer questions and meet the team. Please meet at the sales office in Kathmandu at 6 PM.
Meet at the Sales Office as per time arranged by your expedition leader at the pre-departure meeting. Then we travel by our private bus to 'Sukute Beach Adventure Camp' (KM 69), this is a spectacular drive through villages and if weather permits, you will have fantastic mountain views i.e. Ganesh Himal, Langtang etc. Upon arrival in the camp, the Camp Manager will brief and assign you the room, and then lunch will be served. After lunch, your expedition leader will deliver a safety talk and provide all paddling gear for the trip. Then we drive 22 km up to the starting point of the trip, we raft the first 10 km of the MOST exciting stretch of the river and then return to the start to rerun the same stretch the next day rather than continue with only half a day paddling to the end. Drive back to our camp, change your wet clothes, go for hot drinks, rum punch, enjoy the scenery and late evening have buffet dinner. Have fun and chill out.
Early morning, have hot drinks and breakfast then pack your gears, we drive back 22 km up stream. You have the second chance to show how your raft team can work well together in challenging rapids. We have lunch on the river and continue the action until the take out point. Our trip is over in here, by mid-noon. Once you get there load up all the kits on bus, drive back about half an hour to resort. Have lunch, relax for a while and drive back to Ktm.