Upper Seti river rafting


  • Perfect for those short of time – just 90 minutes in the raft
  • Spectacular Himalayan mountain views
  • Steep non stop rapids
  • Only thirty minutes from Pokhara

Our Upper Seti Rafting trip is a fantastic half day run, just 30 minutes from Lakeside Pokhara. A must on anyone’s 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 out of Pokhara

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. We run the Upper Seti as part of our famous 9 days Multi River Kayak Expedition. 



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 / GB£46 per person

Upper Seti Kayaking


Our journey begins at 9am from lakeside Pokhara. It is a short 30 minute drive to the start of this rafting adventure. The Upper Seti offers a short and sweet wild steep ride, with continuous Grade III/IV rapids. When the water is low, it can feel like a game of pin ball as you bounce off the rocks, but it’s a great trip for those wanting a quick taste of whitewater in Nepal if you don’t have enough time for an expedition trip. 


  • All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid Qualifications.
  • 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.
  • 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!!!"