Seti River Rafting

Location: Nepal, Asia
Departure from: Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Put-in-Point: Damauli.
Take-out-Point: Gaighat, Jugeri or Devghat
Outward travel: 5 hours from Kathmandu, 2 ½ hours from Pokhara
River Excursion: 2 nights 3 days
Best season: October - May

SETI KHOLA: This is a really unique and pleasant picturesque river passing through two beautiful and contrasting scenic areas. Relatively small volume, blue and warm water, we strongly recommend this is a ‘warm-up’ river for intermediate kayakers. Seti rises on the southeast slopes of the sacred Mountain Fishtail and then flows to the south, as a fairly typical Nepalese mountain river.

Day 01:

After travelling from Pokhara or Kathmandu we reached Damauli, rafts are rigged and then we will set off down the Seti Khola. We spend all the time within its forested canyon. The reach vegetation we see is a remnant of the vast forested area, which once covered the middle hills of Nepal even now, we are objects of curiosity to the villagers. Travelling by rafts is a perfect way to view undisturbed wildlife and bird watching. When we stop for lunch we have time to explore, photographing, Swimming or relaxing. Later in the afternoon, we encounter a small but technical rapid of Sarangghat. The Sarangghat village is a colourful middle hills village of Gurungs and Magars, who are renowned for generations of service with the British and Indian Gurkha forces. Camp will set up below the village on the left bank of Seti River?

Day 02:

Sarangghat – Ghumaune:
Same as your Trekking camping trips, you will be a wake up with a cup of tea and soon you rise up breakfast will be served. After breakfast, you will be hiking up to the Dharampani village, a vintage Mountain View-point of Sanbhanjyang, at an altitude of 1000 meters above the sea level, from where you can see almost the massif of Annapurna. Back & forth approximately 3½ hours. As you come back from your excursion trip, lunch will be served at the campsite and then set for your second-day river expedition trip. The boats will be reloaded already. After lunch, you will set off down in the river and floating approximately 1½ hours. Another beautiful scenic campsite will be set off just before the biggest rapid of Seti khola. Those who do not want to hike up, they can stay and roaming around tills the lunchtime.

Day 03:

As usual, you will be wake up with a cup of tea, (packing should have to be done before you come to breakfast). Soon you leave the campsite you will encounter the last and technical grade III+ rapid of the Setikhola, then short after you enter the Trisuli River. Here the middle hills recede and the Terai plain opens in front of us. The topography gives away to sandstone and gavel deposited by antecedent rivers. You can reach Jugeri for lunch if the trip continues to Devghat otherwise can be taking-out at Gaighat. After lunch, if the trip continues you will have an opportunity to visit the unique religious community of deveghat and each year draws thousands of pilgrims in the ashram to worship. It’s a Hindu shrine. At this point where the Kaligandaki joins with Trisuli, and further down with Narayani, continue to Ganga, Varnasi India.

  • Hotel in Kathmandu bed & breakfast.
  • All guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and entry fees.
  • Rafting Guide & Supporter.
  • All rafting equipment such as self-bailing rafts, life jackets and safety equipment.
  • Paddle top, helmets and waterproof gear bags.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis tent camping.
  • All national park and rafting permits and fees.
  • All meals during the raft trip. (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Round trip ground transportation.
  • All kitchen and camping equipment, cook and needed staff.
  • Safety kayaker.
  • Sleeping Bag and mattress (will be provided if needed)
  • Nepal visa.
  • International flight & all domestic departure tax.
  • Lunch & dinner during the hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • During the lodge trek, hot shower cost extra.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in an emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
  • Rescue & insurance such as travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss.

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