Explore beautiful nature on an 8-day canyoning tour of the Marsyangdi Valley in Nepal’s Himalayas. Walk through canyons, abseil, scramble and climb through dramatic scenery. Stay overnight in delightful mountain lodges.
What to Expect
Canyoning, Canyoneering, Kloofing or River Tracing; whatever you call it, it is an adventure activity beyond compare. The action of exploring a canyon utilizes a variety of techniques including walking, scrambling, climbing, sliding, jumping, abseiling and swimming.
On this superb 8-day tour of the Marsyangdi Valley in the Himalayas, you will try them all. You will descend steep canyons using rope work and abseils, climb up and down steep hills, and try technical jumps and technical swims.
Already a professional sport in France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, New Zealand and the USA, canyoning is now available in Nepal; and Himaland were one of the pioneers.
They offer exceptional territory for canyoning, with numerous canyons in the mid mountain range of different grades. Some, higher up in the Himalayan foothills, boast world class challenges.
The guided trip - tailor made to suit your personal preferences and fitness level – will give you an alternative perspective on the Himalayas as you play with rocks and water to reach some of the most inaccessible nooks of nature.
Located on part of the world famous Annapurna Circuit trekking trail, you will thrill to clear water cascades from high mountains and experience an amazing adventure in a serene environment.
Enjoy the rich vegetation and scenery of the Annapurna National Park, named after the Annapurna Mountain, one of the 8 mountains in Nepal that are over 8000 meters (26,240 feet) high.
You will use tools and equipment, such as ropes, harnesses, carabineers, figure 8s, safety tethers, helmets and wetsuits. A guide will be with you all the way to show you the techniques and ensure you are safe as you travel.
Part trek and part canyoning, all around will be the misty, exotic landscape of the Himalayas, a fascinating local culture and exquisite local cuisines.
Among the canyons you will explore are Bul Bule, Kabindra Khola, Raindu Khola and Sansapu Khola. Other canyons you can attempt include Syange, Jagat and Cahmje. You will hike from one canyon to the next, with challenging uphill walks.
Lodging will be in teahouses or village homes, bringing you closer to the locals. You will crisscross large and small villages, giving you a unique insight in to mountain life, and encounter some of the trekkers of the Annapurna Circuit to share your adventure experiences as you walk.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Beshisar - Bulbule
Following an airport pick-up in Kathmandu you will drive 120 miles to Beshisar
Day 2: Bulbule - Bulbule Khola Canyoning and Trek to Ngadi
Day 3: Ngadi - Kabindra Khola Canyoning
Day 4: Gyarmu - Rest and Equipment Check
Day 5: Gyarmu - Sansapur Khola
Day 6: Gyarmu - Raindu Khola
Day 7: Trek to Bulbule
Day 8: Transfer back to Kathmandu
At the end of your tour you will be transferred back to Kathmandu for your flight home or for onward trekking, mountaineering, sightseeing tours or jungle safaris.
- National park fees
- TIMS fee
- 3 meals a day
- Hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot lemon and soup)
- Accommodation in lodges
- Canyoning equipment
- Guides and porter
- Insurance of Nepali staff
- Assistance for travel/rescue arrangements
- Agency service charge
What's Not Included
- Cold drinks and alcoholic drinks
- Medical insurance and rescue insurance
- Personal gear
- Tips and other personal expenses
- Flights, visa fees and airport tax
Airport pick-up in Kathmandu
Know Before You Go
• You are required to obtain your own personal and medical insurance. If you do not have your own insurance we can make the necessary arrangements at additional cost
• The trip is flexible and can be tailor made as per your schedule, fitness level and interests
• Himaland is well known for its professional and personalized service