Seti River Rafting
Trip Highlights of Seti River Rafting
- “Scenic and smooth float downstream on Seti River the Milky Way with pleasant moments.
- Exciting bouncy waves and delightful rapids to encounter and observe the river birds-life.
- A mild and moderate Seti River for enjoyable rafting is suitable for all interested people.
- Float downstream on the glacial rivers from the source of the massive Annapurna Himalaya range.
- An opportunity to observe farm villages with various species of birds on Seti River rafting.”
Overview of Seti River Rafting
Seti River Rafting starts beyond scenic Pokhara valley, near the town of Damauli, 55 km distance from Pokhara. Can reach Chitwan and Kathmandu, also of 3-4 hour drive to Damauli town for Seti River Rafting. Seti River flows from the glaciers of majestic Fishtail_peak, the famous Machhapuchare Himal, and the Annapurna Himalaya range.
The word Seti for white, the river flows from the mountains carrying a mixture of chalk and limestones. Thus making the river a milky white, which is also the name of Seti River, the milky river. Seti River Rafting provides excellent moderate adventure floating downstream, eventually joining with Trisuli River on the second day of rafting.
A mild and easy scenic float takes you to smaller waves and exciting rapids. A trip of two-day rafting ending at Trisuli River at Ghai-Ghat near the main highway. Overnight camping or in a local riverside resort at Saran-Ghat, a small farm village close to Seti River.
Itinerary of Seti River Rafting
Drive to Damauli town and on the Seti Riverside and raft to Saran
Morning having early breakfast or en route to ‘Put-In Point’ of Rafting at Damauli town, our staff will pick you up from the hotel. A drive on a car, coach, or bus, according to group size, on leaving the city suburb and beyond Pokhara valley.
On the drive, enjoy views of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna Himalaya range, a scenic short drive on the main Pokhara and Kathmandu roads. As drive leads on a 53 km road distance from Pokhara city to Damauli, the headquarters town of Tanau district. On reaching Damauli town down to the Beach of Seti River, where Mardi River joins a tributary flows from the glaciers of Machhapuchare Himal / Fish Tail and Annapurna peaks.
The Seti River is situated below the bridge that joins Damauli town and Pokhara city. On the riverside captain/guide of the boat and rafting crews will welcome you. Lunch depends upon time permitting, either on the sandy beach of Seti River or downstream beaches. A picnic-style lunch with bread, noodles, canned fish, meats and salads, and fresh seasonal fruits with cold orange or lemon drinks.
Captain, the head river guide, will brief on safety measures, and paddling technique skills required, especially on big rapids. After getting geared up with helmets, and life jackets, Rafters need to wear shorts and T-shirts, with water-proof suits as optional.
The captain will guide you to your seats on the side tube of the raft after getting hold of a paddle each. Valuables like cameras, cell-phone, etc., are put in a water-proof barrel. Raft downstream as the captain gives orders from the back, right, and left, paddling as you come across smaller waves and going through a few smaller rapids.
A short float downstream, having a picnic lunch on the sandy beach of Seti River, as paddling progresses. Then heading towards a short drop and a rapid, after exciting rafting of a few hours than completing the day near the small farm village at Saran-Ghat. The tented camp is set near the riverside, after a refreshing time with a warm cup of tea and coffee at the camp, prepared by the rafting cook and staff.
Enjoy a short walk to the village and enjoy watching local fishermen trying their luck to catch some fish in the river, like silver carp and a few other species.
Dinner is served by our rafting staff and cook. Enjoy dinner with the sound of river flow under the bright starry night.
Raft to Ghai-Ghat where Seti joins Trishuli River 3-4 hours rafting.
Morning having a delightful breakfast, and getting refreshed, then ready for the second-day float after packing and clearing the camp. Get equipped with helmets, life-jackets and take the needy items for day rafting.
Morning head downstream after getting seated in the right positions; as paddling progress, enjoy the scenery of dense sub-tropical and of riverside village farm life.
After a few hours of interesting float heading downstream in between two hills, then enjoy the last big rapid as the captain orders you with paddling instructions after going through the final rapid of the day, where Seti joins the Trisuli River. Enjoy the rafting with a picnic lunch on the sandy beach of Trisuli River and the afternoon with a short float paddle over small bouncy waves.
Finally, the second-day adventure rafting Seti River ends on the banks of the Trisuli River at a small settlement of Ghai-Ghat, a place with wayside tea shops and few stores. After completing the day rafting, walk to the roadside, where our vehicles will be waiting with your dry clothes. After getting dressed up in normal dry clothes, head back to Kathmandu after an exciting and memorable adventure on Seti with Trisuli River Rafting.
Options for interested people, after ending the day rafting at Ghai-Ghat village, one can drive back to scenic Pokhara or towards Chitwan National Park for a jungle safari. The other option is to stay in wayside river resorts and enjoy a cable car ride to the holy temple of Mankamana, located on a hilltop across River Trisuli.
- The charted vehicle according to group size for a short drive to Rafting put-in point near Damauli town.
- Safety gear, helmets, life jackets, and waterproof bags keep valuable items safe from getting wet. As well as wet suits on request.
- Extra boat to carry all camping gear, food, and baggage.
- Full board with three times meals, breakfast-lunch-dinner with afternoon tea and snacks.
- Accommodation in two men’s tents, for the single supplement on request at extra cost.
- Charted vehicle back to Kathmandu as per the size of the group. Options for a drive to Chitwan after completing Seti River Rafting.
- Government taxes and office service charge
- Personal medical and Travel Insurance.
- Hotel in Pokhara or Kathmandu on request and airport transfer.
- Personal expenses, like soft/hard drinks and gratitude/tipping.
- Emergency evacuation in case of medical and personal problems by any means of fast transportation or
Essential Information - Seti River Rafting
Why do people choose the Seti River Rafting?
Especially for a family with young children and elderly people, as well as interested and keen rafters, can join this scenic Seti River Rafting. Visitors choose and take delight in Seti River Rafting due to its tranquil surroundings, away from main roads and town.
Chances of spotting various species of exotic bird life, camping on soft sandy beaches, and sleeping under the bright starry night sky. Enjoyable rafting for a day and a half with a dramatic change of landscapes and vegetation. A great way to reach Chitwan National Park for a wildlife safari is rafting the Seti River downstream on the road to Chitwan or Kathmandu.
Things to prepare for Seti River Rafting:
On booking the trip, make sure to collect all details and information regarding the Seti River Rafting. Accept all rules and norms as provided by the company’s policy. Depending upon the season for Seti River rafting, carry all necessary gear and clothing required for rafting, as per the list provided by the company. All rafters should be in good physical shape and in sound health.
Please inform the company of any special dietary and your medical history.
Carry enough money for personal expenses for extra soft and hard drinks, as well as for tipping the drivers and rafting crews.
Seti River Rafting Food and Accommodation:
All meals will be prepared by our rafting cook and staff, food according to one choice for all rafting members.
Foods include breakfast porridge, cornflakes, cereals, and muesli, followed by warm milk, toasted bread, and various types of eggs from boiled, fried, poached, and omelets to scramble. Followed by tea-coffee-drinking chocolate.
Lunch is a dry picnic, with bread, jam, honey and butter, fried rice or noodles, vegetables, and salads with some canned meats or sardine tuna. Served with refreshing orange/lemon drinks.
At camp, afternoon tea-coffee, cookies, with dinner soup of variation every night, from tomato, corn, chicken, vegetable, etc. The main course is Nepali Dal Bhat with mild vegetable curry, Fried Noodles, Mashed Potato, and a salad of variations.
Followed by fresh dessert fruits, seasonal wise or canned mixed fruit.
Sometimes cooks can bake fresh cakes and pies as well. Followed by tea, coffee, and hot chocolate.
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