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.
III+ / IV
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
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.