Upper Seti

This is a fantastic half day run, just 20 minutes from Lakeside Pokhara, a must on anyones list when kayaking in Nepal. Short and sweet, there are continuous rapids for over 40 minutes, we can even fit in 2 runs if your up for it!

The Upper Seti is one of the shortest and sweetest river trips that we offer. In half a day it has the same amount of rapids on offer as the Kaligandaki does in 3 days! Seti means 'white' as this is the color the water runs due to the nonstop rapids. Watch out for 'Landslide' rapid...it's a monster!

Rafting : Great for those short of time looking for a quick adrenaline rush.

Kayaking : You will need to be a solid Grade III paddler to take on this river. Depending on the time of year it might be necessary to scout a few of the rapids. A great warm up in the Pokhara area before you tackle more complex rivers like the Madi or Modi.



Departs daily from Pokhara. On Request











1/2 day. 90 minutes adventure ride!

Departs : Hotel Crown, Lakeside, Pokhara. At 7am. Returns : Hotel Crown, Lakeside, Pokhara.

From: Bamboo Bridge (30 minute drive from Pokhara) To: The Dam (20 minute drive back to Pokhara)

Volume in November : 20cms (700 cfs)


US$60 per person

Upper Seti Kayaking



Our journey begins early in the morning from lakeside Pokhara. The bus journey takes us out the north side of Pokhara and up into the lower foothills before dropping down to the Kaligandaki River valley. We will get some great mountain views along the way. After a brief stop for refreshments we head to the river side just below the trekking hub of Beni.
Once lunch has been eaten every one will be given a life jacket, helmet and paddle. We then head to the river for our safety briefing. Listen carefully for instruction and how to act upon the guides commands, not to falling out of the raft and having a good time. The first rapid of the day is 'Big Brother' the biggest and maddest of the trip, no time for a warm up! Followed by 'Rafters Refund', but by this time its already to late to turn back….Welcome to white water Nepal… The evening is spent camping on a sandy beach just below a village. We will have a camp fire, drift wood permitting and a well earned meal…..and did I hear some one say “Rum Punch”


Waking up to the peaceful sounds or river life is an amazing experience. Hot tea and coffee will be ready and waiting for you when you wake up. Its time now to pack up the tents and load our gear before a hearty breakfast to fill our bellies for the days rafting. We have an action packed day of rapids. Taking lunch on a sandy beach gives us all time to rest and play in the shallow water before we head on to our night time camping place.


We have a pleasant morning of playing in some waves on the river and a gentle paddle across the placid waters before the dam. A great time for playing games, having a go at kayaking or swimming. Around midmorning we will reach our take out point just below Seti Beni. We then jump in the bus and head back to Lakeside Pokhara.


  • All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid Qualifications.
  • All camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, matresses, sleeping bags, tarps, personal tents etc. No additional charge for sleeping bag hire.
  • All meals and water whilst on the river. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided. Read our FAQ to see what tasty treats we will serve you.
  • Transportation to and from the river by bus.
  • All equipment, including PFD's, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards and regularly checked.
  • If you are kayaking with us, kayak hire is also included in the cost. See which kayaks we have here.
  • Porters.
  • River permits.
  • Gear Raft support.
  • Extensive medical kit.
  • Trip photos *make sure you bring a USB stick along with you.

  • Unrelated travel, visas, insurance, travel documents etc... Items of a personal nature (toiletries, personal medication, clothing, camers...)
  • Personal insurance
  • Alcohol and additional snacks.
  • Travel insurance. To travel with GRG's you are required to have adequate insurance for the activity you are participating in, we have the necessary insurance for our crew but you must have your own seperate policy)
  • Optional tips for guides.

    Laurence Mezo, UK - " Went on their multi river trip, with GRG this November. My second year in a row with them. Amazing as usual! Everything runs smoothly and to time. The guides are so friendly, they can never do enough for you. They adapted the trip to the needs of the group perfectly, depending on how people were going, still pushing everyone's paddling capabilities. Will be back next year!!!"