Seti River Rafting

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Trip Overview

Kayaking in Seti River, Seti River is Rafting & Kayaking River. It is really famous for Kayaking ClinicThe Seti is an excellent two day trip in isolated area along the warm Himalaya white water with beautiful jungle and plenty easy rapids. This is an excellent trip for learner or intermediate kayakers and family trip. The short Seti River makes for an ideal introducing to rafting. This trip offers beautiful mountain views of the Annapurna South, Fish-tail and Lamjung Himal. River Seti (Grede 3-5) can be reached from Damauli roughly 160 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Rafters encounter several rapids before reaching Trishuli River. Hindu religious site Devghat marks the confluence of Kali Gandaki and Trushuli and becomes River Narayani. Rafters have choice of either coming back to Kathmandu or continuing the journey to visit the Chitwan National Park. From : Damauli To : Gaighat Distance : 40 Km From Ktm. : 5 Hrs.

Rafting Itinerary

Day 01: Early in the morning at 6:30 am we drive to Damauli to start our rafting adventure. It is a 2 hour drive from Pokhara and 4 hours from Kathmandu. Once at the put in we pump rafts and have out safety talk about how to raft and what to do in case of emergencies. We start on the Madhi Khola which after a few minutes joins in to the Seti . Seti means “White Water” if you will come you will see why! It’s all class 2-3 white water so exciting but not terrifyingj for those first timers. We raft about 4-5 hours and will make camp at Saranghat. Here you can check out the village or just relax after the day. Dinner around 8 and then It’s to bed for the next day is just as fun! Day 02: After breakfast we load up the rafts and head in to our last day. More class 2-3 rapids to get you wet and make your heart beat harder. The Seti runs in to the Trishuli river and we take out at Gaighat here we will have lunch. From here you can head to Chitwan National Park, Pokhara or Kathmandu buses are plenty and easy to fine.

What to bring

  • Sleeping bag
  • Foam sleeping mattress
  • Personal toiletries, sun block lotions,Light woolen sweater for camp wear Extra pair of shorts trousers/shirts Flashlight or headlamps Open Sandal,   Cash for drinks, snacks on the way

Trip Highlights

Rafting on the Seti River in Nepal is a thrilling adventure that combines the excitement of white water rafting with the serene beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Here are some highlights of rafting on the Seti River:

  • Scenic Landscapes: The Seti River flows through the beautiful Pokhara Valley, offering breathtaking views of lush green hills, terraced farmlands, and remote villages. As you navigate the river, you’ll be immersed in the natural beauty of the region, with opportunities to observe the surrounding flora and fauna.
  • Mild to Moderate Rapids: The Seti River is known for its gentle to moderate rapids, making it an ideal rafting destination for beginners and families. It provides an exciting experience without being overly challenging, allowing participants of varying skill levels to enjoy the adventure.
  • Diversity of Rafting Sections: The Seti River is divided into two sections: Upper Seti and Lower Seti. The Upper Seti section is shorter and offers thrilling rapids with technical maneuvers, while the Lower Seti section provides a more relaxed and scenic rafting experience.
  • Cultural Encounters: The Seti River rafting route passes through rural villages inhabited by diverse ethnic communities, including Magar, Gurung, and Brahmin. You’ll have the opportunity to observe the local way of life and experience the warm hospitality of the villagers.
  • Flora and Fauna: The river corridor is home to a variety of flora and fauna. As you paddle downstream, you might spot colorful birds, butterflies, and even some wildlife like monkeys and otters. The natural surroundings add to the overall wilderness experience during the rafting trip.
  • Suitable for All Ages: The mild to moderate rapids of the Seti River make it suitable for participants of all ages, including families with children. It’s a great opportunity for families to bond, enjoy the adventure together, and create lasting memories.
  • Combination of Rafting and Camping: Many rafting operators offer multi-day rafting trips on the Seti River, combining rafting with camping. You can spend nights in riverside campsites, enjoying the tranquility of the surroundings and experiencing the thrill of outdoor camping.
  • Accessibility: The Seti River is conveniently located close to Pokhara, a popular tourist destination in Nepal. It’s easily accessible, allowing for a day trip or a short excursion from Pokhara.
  • Experienced Guides and Safety: Rafting trips on the Seti River are conducted with experienced river guides who ensure your safety and provide instructions on paddling techniques and safety procedures. They will guide you through the rapids and make the experience enjoyable and secure.
  • Adventure and Fun: Above all, rafting on the Seti River promises an adventure-filled experience with plenty of fun and excitement. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rafter, navigating the rapids and gliding through the river’s waters will undoubtedly leave you with unforgettable memories.

Rafting on the Seti River is a fantastic way to enjoy Nepal’s natural beauty, experience a thrilling water adventure, and immerse yourself in the local culture along the riverbanks.


Day 01: Meet your Rafting Guide in Pokhra and Drive to Seti River


Meet your rafting guide in Pokhara and drive to the starting point on the Seti River.

  • Receive a safety briefing and instructions on rafting techniques from your experienced guide.
  • Begin your rafting adventure, navigating through the Seti River’s mild to moderate rapids.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape as you raft downstream.
  • Take breaks to relax, swim, and soak in the natural beauty of the river corridor.
  • After a thrilling day of rafting, set up camp at a riverside campsite and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the rafting team.
  • Spend the evening around the campfire, sharing stories and enjoying the serene ambiance of the riverside.

Day 02: Rafting and Return to Pokhara

  • Wake up to the peaceful sounds of the river and have a hearty breakfast at the campsite.
  • Pack up camp and continue rafting downstream, encountering more rapids and enjoying the thrill of the adventure.
  • Take in the beautiful scenery and keep an eye out for wildlife and bird species along the riverbanks.
  • Reach the endpoint of the rafting journey, where you’ll be picked up by a vehicle.
  • Return to Pokhara with fond memories of your Seti River rafting experience.

Please note that the exact itinerary and rapids covered may vary depending on the specific rafting operator and weather conditions. It’s recommended to check with the rafting company for their proposed itinerary and any necessary equipment or requirements for the trip.

Price Includes

All meals during the rafting period
Rafting permit
Transportation going by tourist or local bus depending upon the mode of transportation
Available at put-in and pull-out point
Rafting, kitchen and camping equipment experienced Captain
Cook and other staffs group leader will be free over ten pax

Price Excludes

Airfare domestic / international
Visa Fee US $ 30.00
Airport tax domestic / international
Hard / Soft Drink like alcoholic beverage / mineral water
Personal travel insurance / medical insurance
Emergency evacuation things of personal use
Tips for rafting crew

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