Seti River Rafting

6 Days

Here is an alternative description of the Seti River Rafting activity in Nepal. The Seti River Rafting is a thrilling experience that takes place on a swift-flowing river in Nepal. Known for its adventurous rapids, the Seti River is a popular choice for rafting enthusiasts.

Located in the western part of Nepal, the Seti River is a left tributary of the Trishuli River. What sets it apart is its unique white color, which is a result of the limestone minerals found in the soil. As you navigate through the river, you will encounter class III rapid levels, providing an exciting challenge from Saran Ghat to Gai Ghat.

Originating from the south-facing slopes of the Himalayas, specifically the Api and Nampa peaks, the Seti River offers convenient access to Pokhara and Chitwan by road. Along the rafting journey, you will have the opportunity to interact with various cultural communities and immerse yourself in their traditions. Additionally, spending two nights in camps will allow you to fully embrace the wild and natural surroundings.

The Seti River Rafting is a relatively short adventure, typically lasting no more than 4 or 5 days. It can easily be combined with other trips or treks in Nepal, making it a versatile option for travelers. If you are on a short vacation in Nepal, adding rafting in the Seti River to your itinerary will undoubtedly add an element of excitement. Moreover, you will be treated to breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh along the way.

The journey commences with a brief sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region. From there, we will drive to Damauli, which serves as the starting point for the rafting adventure. As we progress down the river, we will set up camp at Saran Ghat, allowing for a well-deserved rest. The following day, we will continue our rafting expedition, ultimately reaching Gai Ghat, where our thrilling adventure concludes. On the final day, we will return to Kathmandu by road from Gai Ghat.

Seti River Rafting Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around the valley
  • Day 03: Drive to Damauli and raft to Saran Ghat
  • Day 04: Raft from Saran Ghat to Gai Ghat
  • Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 06: Final Departure

Trip Info

  • Most Places
  • 1200m
  • Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Seti River
  • Whole Year
  • 16

Seti River Rafting Overview

  • Starting Point: Damauli
  • Ending point: Gaighat
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • No of Days: 6 days
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Accommodations: Camping and Hotels
  • Average raft per day: 4 to 5 hours
  • Group size: 1-6 max

Seti River Rafting Highlights

  • Non-stop rapid rafting in Seti River.
  • Camping in the open area jungle during the trip.
  • Historical and cultural sightseeing of the Kathmandu valley.
  • A short and thrilling trip.
  • A glimpse of mountains like Manaslu and Ganesh.
  • Long scenic drive throughout the trip.
  • Get to know the Magar and Gurung communities during the trek.

Seti River Rafting Itinerary

Meals: Dinner

Hello from Nepal!!

It’s your arrival day in Nepal. Our representative will pick you up from the airport and drop you at the hotel. You can take a shower have some rest and manage your stuff in the hotel. We will meet you at the dinner in the evening and introduce you to the group. You can enjoy a delicious local Nepali cuisine dinner.

Overnight stay at the hotel of Kathmandu.

Trip Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We will take a day to embrace the beauty of Kathmandu. We will start off with a plate of warm breakfast. Then we will start to sight see the popular cultural heritages and historical sites available in Kathmandu like: Pahupatinath Temple, Swayambu Monkey Temple, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, Basantapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, etc.

Finishing the sightseeing day we will return back to the hotel and prepare the bags for the trip. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Drive Duration: 5 hours

Travel km: 149 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We will have an early morning breakfast so e could leave early for the trip. Be ready early so we can pick you up and drive to the bus station. From there we will take the tourist bus and head off to Damauli. We will take a south from Narayanhiti Palace. Along the drive, you can see amazing landscapes, terraced fields, mountain views (Manaslu and Ganesh Himal), Trishuli River valley, etc.

After we reach Damauli, we will meet our rafting crew members. They will guide us with safety lines and instructions. Finally, we will join the awaited rafting journey. We will raft towards the Saran Ghat. We will set up the camps for the night. You can see various people of Gurung and Magar community around the village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We will breakfast at first then continue to paddle. Today we will be tackling with Class III of rapid level. Seti River meets up Trishuli River as it goes forward. Paddling for more 20 minutes, we will reach Gai Ghat which is the ending point of our rafting. Then you can rest in the village and sightsee nearby sites. Chitwan National Park is also near from this area so you can drive in the night (depend on your itinerary choosing). Or if you don’t want to spend a night here, we can leave for Kathmandu in the night bus.

Overnight stay in Gaighat.

Drive Duration: 7 to 8

Travel km: 392 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After having breakfast, we will take the bus to Kathmandu. It is a long drive so we will leave early. Throughout the way you can see beautiful farming lands, green hills, and rivers. We will take a lunch break in between then continue the drive.

It we will be evening when we will get to Kathmandu. Arriving in Kathmandu, we will help you shift to the hotel. You can rest and have you dinner. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast

Ending the rafting journey here, it is the time for departure. We have the pickup and drop service, so we will help you reach the airport as per your time. If you do not have any further plans in Nepal, it’s time to say bye. It was a great pleasure being a part of your journey in Nepal. We wish you a great time.


Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • An excellent government licensed holder Rafting guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • Rafting Equipment With All Safety Equipment
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Tips to Rafting guide
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.


How popular is Seti River Rafting?

Seti River is a popular tourist destination for rafting. It provides with a class III and IV rapids. Many tourists visit this area for rafting.

The Seti River Rafting is popular as it is near to Chitwan and Pokhara. So tourists can connect their travelling adventures together.

How long is Seti River Rafting trip?

Basically, Seti River Rafting is one of the short trips in Nepal. It depends on how many areas you are willing to cover. The trip can be of minimum 2 days to maximum 6 days. The main part excluding the sightseeing arrivals and departures will take you around3 days.

Can I go for rafting in Seti River alone?

No, you cannot raft alone in Seti River. Rafting is definitely not the activity to be performed alone, you will need a group of people to be in raft and balance the weight against the rapid flowing river.

So even if you are joining the journey alone but you will have other rafting members during rafting.

Which are the top rafting rivers in Nepal?

Most of the rivers in Nepal are swift flowing and fits the best for rafting. Here are a few rivers which are popular for rafting in Nepal:

  • Seti River Rafting
  • Bhote Koshi River Rafting
  • Karnali River Rafting
  • Sun Koshi River Rafting
  • Marshyangdi River Rafting
  • Tamur River Rafting
  • Bheri River Rafting, etc.

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Seti River Rafting
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