SETI RIVER RAFTING

Description:

Rafting in Seti River, You can have a fairly short trip in the Seti River and offers beautiful mountain views and also unique river passing through two beautiful and contrasting scenic areas of Manaslu and Annapurna regions. This River has relatively small volume but blue and warm water and we recommend this as an ideal short trip for first time rafters or as "Warm-up" for intermediate kayakers. Seti is Best River for learning kayak in Nepal as she has very best character for this. The water temperature is incredibly warm, making it a popular choice for winter trips and also for kayak clinics for the course of beginners, diploma and advanced as well. After your exhilarating white water trip you have options either to drive or fly back to Kathmandu or to visit the Chitwan National Park or again you can go for the trekking trip in the popular area of Annapurna region for few days.

Most of the year, the Seti is famous for its dazzling scenery is a gentle river, attracting families, bird watchers, nature lovers and dreamers. However, during the monsoon, its swollen rapids prove an exciting test for experienced rafters and kayakers. The luxuriant vegetation visible along the river is a remnant of the vast forested area, which once covered the middle hills of Nepal. This area is inhabited by Magar who are renowned for generations of service with the Gurkha forces. Saranghat is a colorful middle hill village where you will have first night's camp on a spacious beach below the village.

After you complete the rafting adventure trip with Himalaya Family Adventure, you get a choice between coming back to Kathmandu or continuing journey to visit the Chitwan National Park or to Pokhara.

Trip Highlights:

Departure Point     Kathmandu/Pokhara
River Start Point      Damauli
River Finish Point    Narayan Ghat
Outward Travel Time   4/30 Hours
River Grade    III
Return Travel Time  4 Hrs.
Group Size 2-20 People

Itinerary:

Day 01: We leave Kathmandu in the early morning and drive to Damauli, our put in point. After the rafts are rigged we will set off down the Seti Khola. We spend the whole day within its forested canyon. The luxuriant vegetation we see is a remnant of the vast forested area, which once covered the middle hills of Nepal. Even now we are objects of curiosity to the villagers. Traveling by rafts is a perfect way to view undisturbed wildlife. When we stop for lunch we have time to explore, Photograph, birdwatcher, swim or relax. Later in the afternoon we encounter a small but technical rapid near the village of Saranghat. Inhabited by Magars, who are renowned for generations of service with the Gurkha forces Saranghat, is a colorful middle hills village. Our first night we will set up camp on a spacious beach below the village

Day 02: After we have finished breakfast and repacked the raft, we will set off down river. Later we encounter the technical rapid grade 3 shortly after the rapid we leave Seti Khola and enter Trisuli River. Here the middle hills recede and the Terai plain opens before us. The Topography has changed dramatically. The twisted severe rock formations give away to sandstone and gavel deposited by antecedent rivers. After lunch we have opportunity to visit a unique religious community, Devhgat. Each Year thousands of pilgrims visit the ashram to worship. At this point Kali Gandaki joins the Trisuli River. The river now becomes the Narayani River. We float further down to a small town Narayanghat. Where we end our River trip.

Safety for Rafting

Of course when rafting especially during the high water, your safety is our main concern. Prior to going on the water, our guides will give you a complete safety talk and demonstration of how to deal with any situation that might occur whilst on the river. Of course you will be supplied with and required to wear a helmet and life jacket at all times. Our guides make the trip fun for you but at the same time they don’t take unnecessary risks. Though on some rivers we run high class rapids, they all within the limits of our guides. Our guides all highly qualified and experienced allowing them to give you the thrills of the river in safety. Of course there are occasions when accidents do happen, that’s why our guides have full first aid training and know how to handle such situations. Safety comes first in everything we do.

Cost includes

All rafting equipments with guide, full meals while you are on the river, round trip transportation by tourist vehicle and river permit, Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip, River Permit, Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical   equipment, Safety Kayak, Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc), Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire, insurance for all staff and their transportation, Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership, First aid kid box.

Equipments

We basically follow the suggestions allocated by the lonely planet guide book providing you with high quality equipment such as a self bailing raft, American Cup life jackets, white water helmets, Carlisle paddles, advance rescue Kayaks, 100 percent water proof barrels, dry bags, first aid kit, two person tent, dry jacket, sleeping bags, mattress, and professional raft guide (well trained on emergency medical technical & River safety)

Food

We are always conscious of serving hygienic western/continental meals. Our chefs are Knowledgeable in Nepalese and international cuisines. The vegetables are iodine treated.

The Guide

All our guides are skilled outdoorsmen, superb chefs and great companions. Our guides are trained at international standards and have spent several years rowing for leading raft companies.

Necessary Items to Bring   

T-Shirt, Sun Hat/Cap, Sandal, Shocks, Warm Fleece Jacket, Warm Shirts, Good Sleeping Bag, Sun Block Cream, Special Medications, Long Trousers, Towel, Dry Shoes, Shorts, Sunglass, Water bottle, Swimsuit, Toiletries, Torchlight.

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