Seti Rafting

Seti River Facts

Grade for Autumn:3 to 3 +:

Grade for Spring: July 3 to Sept 4+

Possible operation: Autumn & Spring

Departure: Fix and on request

Rafting days: 02 days (KTM to KTM)

Entrance by: 5 hours from Kathmandu and 2 hours from Pokhara

Put-in point: Damauli

Put-out point: Gaighat

River distance: 35 km.

Optional trips to: Chitwan National Park or trekking to Annapurna region

Numbers of pax: Minimum 6 persons

Trip Price: Contact Us

Seti River Rafting


  • Gentle class II to III rapids
  • Scenic views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains
  • Ideal for beginners and families
  • Rich biodiversity and birdwatching opportunities
  • Cultural interactions with local villages
  • Convenient access from Pokhara
  • Safe and relaxing rafting experience
  • Seti River Rafting offers a delightful and gentle rafting experience amidst the picturesque landscapes of Nepal. Flowing through the beautiful Pokhara Valley, the Seti River provides an ideal rafting adventure for beginners, families, and those seeking a more relaxed river journey.

    The Seti River Rafting trip typically takes 2-3 days. The trip starts in the town of Damauli, which is located in the Gandaki district of Nepal. From Damauli, the rafters travel to the put-in point, which is located about 1 hour away. The rafting trip then winds its way through the Seti Gorge, passing through a series of rapids, waterfalls, and villages. The rafters typically camp on the riverbanks overnight, and enjoy delicious Nepali food prepared by their guides.

    Rafting Difficulty

    Seti River Rafting is graded as a class II to III river, which means it features mostly moderate rapids with a few small technical sections. Unlike the more challenging rivers like the Marshyangdi or Bhote Koshi, the Seti River offers a smoother ride suitable for beginners and families with children, as well as those looking for a more laid-back adventure.

    Scenery and Surroundings

    As rafters float down the Seti River, they are treated to stunning views of the surrounding landscapes, including the majestic Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains. The riverbanks are adorned with lush greenery, terraced fields, and traditional villages, offering a glimpse into the rural life of Nepal.

    Wildlife and Birdwatching

    The Seti River valley is also known for its rich biodiversity. While rafting, participants may spot various bird species, including colorful kingfishers, eagles, and herons. Lucky rafters might even catch a glimpse of some wildlife, such as monkeys and other small mammals, along the riverbanks.

    Cultural Interactions

    Although the Seti River is not as remote as some other rafting destinations in Nepal, it still offers opportunities for cultural interactions. Rafters might pass by small villages and have the chance to engage with the friendly locals, providing a cultural element to the rafting journey.

    Best Time for Rafting

    The best time for Seti River Rafting is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is generally pleasant, and the river maintains an adequate water level for an enjoyable rafting experience.

    Safety and Accessibility

    Seti River Rafting is a safe and easily accessible adventure option for people of all ages and abilities. Rafting operators provide experienced guides and necessary safety equipment to ensure a secure and enjoyable journey on the river.

    I hope this overview has given you a better understanding of Seti River rafting. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

    Seti River Rafting Itinerary

    A unique river passing through the two greenery hills usually explored by beginner and intermediate kayak learners and rafters. It has impressive gorges exciting rapids on its small volume white water.

    Day 1: Drive to Damauli and Overnight in Keshavtar
    Morning drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you go from Kathmandu takes 4 hours to reach in Damauli or if you drive from Pokhara its 1 hour driving distance. On arrival at Damauli, guide will welcome you in Damauli and take you to the River. On arrival in River you will have River cold lunch. After that family rafting trip begains with hitting some exciting waves and rappids. After 3 to 4 hours family rafting trip we will reach at Keshavtar. Staff Fix tent in River Bank and we will have yummy dinner in Camp with campfire and bbq

    Day 2: Corridor of jungle nears the riverbank to Gaighat
    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 Chit-wan is only a short distance away where rafters can enjoy wildlife safari in Asia’s most well-preserved national park.

    Note: Rafting itinerary can be changed as per different situation.