Rafting in the River Seti

Rafting in the River Seti

Flowing down from the mountains between the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, the seti is and ideal 2-day trip in an isolated region and perfect for family trips. within easy reach from Pokhara, the river flows through beautiful jungle and numerous easy rapids. the usual starting point is Damauli on the Pokhara-Kathmandu highway between Mugling and Pokhara. The 2-day journey covers a distance of 32 km ending at the confluence of the Seti and Trisuli rivers. The Seti (actually Seti gandaki) is one of the warmest rivers of Nepal

The Seti Run

Day 1- Damauli - Saran Ghat
Drive out of Pokhara in the early morning to reach Damauli, the put-in point. soon after safety talk and instructions, the trip down the Seti begins. The section of the river is a lovely forested canyon. The rich green vegetation is a welcome change from the concrete jungle of the city. A crowd of local villagers invariably gather to watch the adventerous tourists. On this day there is much wildlife encountered along the river and around mid-day, it is time to stop for lunch. After lunch there are many choices: exploration, photography, bird watching , a swim or just relaxation on the beach. hen back on the river once again, a small technical rapid is encountered near the village of Saran Ghat. The village is home to some colorful characters from the gurung and magar ethnic groups, especially those who once served as Gurkha soldiers. in the late afternoon, it is time to set up camp on a long open beach below the village.

Day 2 - Saran Ghat - Gai Ghat
Soon after breakfast on the second day, it is time to move down river once again. on this day, technical rapids of Class III need to be tackled. Soon after the rapids, the Seti flows into the more famous Trishuli River. After a twenty-minute float down river from this confluence, Gai Ghat is reached which is the last point on this lovely river trip. From here Chitwan is only a short distance away where rafters can enjoy wildlife safari in Asia's most well-preserved national park. 

(Source: Nepal Tourism Board)