Popular among the first time rafters, Seti River provides a pleasant water temperature and is the safest river to learn rafting and kayaking. This rafting route is one of the shortest as its distance is 35 kilometers only and is appropriate for a family trip. The put in point of this expedition is Damauli (5 hours from Kathmandu and an hour’s drive from Pokhara) whereas the take out point is Gai Ghat.
The gentle Seti River has plenty of small rapids of class 2 and 3. The intensity of the rapid increases during the monsoon months, so if you’re looking for a much gentler and warmer rafting experience October to December and March to June are the perfect seasons for you. It is an ideal trip for someone who wants to experience the exquisite scenery of Nepali landscapes with local villages, terrace fields and beautiful sandy beaches to camp during the warm starry night without having to face challenging rapids. This rafting trip finishes at Chitwan National Park which makes it easier for someone who wants to spend a few days in the peaceful valley of Chitwan and/or for someone who wants to avoid travelling to Chitwan from Pokhara on a bus. It is one of the best rivers to learn kayaking.
We will drive to Damauli which will take around 5 hours from Kathmandu. The river guides will help you pack the requirements in dry bags and you’ll have plenty of time to change. The guides will brief you the safety and paddle instructions. Our rafting journey will start off with leisure paddling along the beautiful scenery; you will be able to watch various species of birds and take pictures until we reach Sarang Ghat, our camp site for the day. You can explore the place, take photos or relax at the beach at the end of the day.
After a fulfilling breakfast, we get on our rafts, face a few class 3 rapids and reach the famous Trishuli river. And paddling further down the river we reach our take out point, Gai Ghat, in about 20 minutes from Trishuli. You can choose your destination from here; you can either choose to drive back to Kathmandu which takes 4 hours or Pokhara (4 hours) or Chitwan (1 hour).