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Seti River Rafting in Pokhara - 1 Day

  • Duration 2 Hours
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Old Bamboo Bridge
  • Ends at Simpani Dam
  • Activity Rafting
  • Group Size 1 to 15
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • One and a half hours of exciting rafting in the Seti River in Pokhara.
  • Stunning background scenarios of the Annapurna range.
  • Exploration of the remote and untouched landscapes along the Seti River.
  • Witness the surrounding traditional civilization.
  • An excellent way to enhance a team playing ability as rafting is a team sport.
  • A perfect chance to take memorable photos and videos while going for one of the most challenging water sports.

Seti River Rafting in Pokhara Overview

Are you looking for an amazing way to spend time while in Pokhara? If you are an adventure hunter and would love to experience the white-water sport, river rafting in Pokhara is a perfect option for you. Just imagine yourself wearing a life jacket, paddling, and fighting against the current of the Set River, doesn't that sound like a must-do adventure for adrenaline junkies?

This is exactly what the Seti River Rafting in Pokhara package from Green Valley Nepal Treks offers. One and half hours of aquatic sport along the white water of Seti River, where the mesmerizing landscapes, untouched areas, unique tradition, culture, and majestic Annapurna range look at you as you paddle. Rafting in Pokhara, however, is not just about an aquatic sports experience, it is also an activity where you can enhance your team's playing ability. The sport teaches you to work alongside the team because rafting is a proper team sport.

Along with adrenaline-popping adventure, rafting also offers valuable life lessons, which you can apply in your everyday life. Besides, you will also be accompanied by professional guides who ensure the safety of the rafters while unlocking access to the thrilling white water. Rafting in Pokhara is all about going with the flow, paddling your way with the team, and enjoying the best one-and-a-half hour while you stay in Pokhara.

Adventurers of all ages can participate in Seti River Rafting in Pokhara. No prior experience is necessary for this river rafting; all you need is a desire to have some fun. Rafting is available all year round. There are even more exciting rapids during the monsoon season because of the rainfall. Green Valley Nepal Treks will handle every aspect of planning for the rafting trip in Pokhara.

River Rafting in Pokhara starts from the old bamboo bridge and ends at the Simpani Dam. However, Green Valley Nepal Treks offers a pickup service from your hotel and drop you off at your hotel after the rafting ends. Besides, we also offers the most reasonable cost for Rafting in Pokhara for 2024 and 2025. If you are in Kathmandu and want to experience river rafting then we also have option for you.

Benefits of Booking Pokhara River Rafting with us

  • With Green Valley Nepal Treks, travelers can experience the safest and most adventurous rafting in the Seti River.
  • We offer the most reasonable and justifying cost for Rafting in the Pokhara Package.
  • We also provide professional guides to assist and instruct you before and while rafting.
  • You also get a pickup service from your hotel in Lakeside to the rafting's starting point.
  • You can expect a drop-off service in a private vehicle from the ending point of rafting to your hotel.
  • Along with rafting, we also try to give visitors more insights about the places.
  • With Green Valley, you will be accompanied by one of Nepal's best trekking and travel agencies with over two decades of experience.

What You Can Expect From Pokhara White Water Rafting?

Rafting is the perfect adventure sport for water lovers. It is nowhere like the ordinary paddle-boating across a steady or quiet water source. Instead, rafting means entering the toughest current of the fast-flowing River or stream and battling or paddling against the current of the river.

If adventures, thrills, and challenges are in your veins, you can expect beyond your expectations while rafting in Pokhara:

  • The first thing that you can expect is the insightful instructions and safety measures described by the guides and rafting experts.
  • You can also expect to get on a heart-throbbing and adrenaline-pumping paddle battle with the fast-flowing Set River.
  • The Seti river rafting offers you an opportunity to get close encounters with nature and reach the untouched landscapes.
  • You can expect the majestic Annapurna range to encourage you as you paddle along the Seti River.
  • Visitors or travelers can also expect enhancement in their teamwork abilities after this adventurous aquatic sport.
  • You will go through several villages and settlements where you can see the people and their traditional lifestyle.
  • Another best thing that you can expect with rafting in Pokhara is the chance to take some of the most amazing and memorable photos and videos.

Is River Rafting In Pokhara Suitable For You?

Rafting is a challenging sport which means that it requires the participants to be strong, and mindful, and especially they need to know how to swim. As this sport takes you through the high-flowing current of the Seti River, you need to prepare yourself for the uncertain and sudden happenings.

From the points given below, you can perfectly understand whether rafting is suitable for you or not:

  • If you want to go rafting in Pokhara, we recommend you to learn high currently swimming because that can help you a lot.
  • Rafting is suitable for the person who has previous experience with rafting or paddle boating.
  • If you are a team player and love to work with coordination, rafting is the perfect sport for you.
  • Rafting in Pokhara is suitable for people who have strong mindsets and physicality and can overcome obstacles.
  • Even if you are a first-time rafter, rafting in Pokhara with Green Valley Nepal Treks is suitable because you will be accompanied by professional guides.
  • If you are looking for a unique adventure experience, you can count on rafting in Pokhara for that.
  • Rafting is also a perfect time pass for a group of friends or families who love adventure sports.

Preparation for White Water Rafting Pokhara

Adventures require preparations! This is a sure thing. If you want to experience adventure you need to prepare adequately whether you are a seasoned person or a beginner. The same is applied to the river rafting in Pokhara tour. There are some basic and crucial preparations that you must do before going rafting in Pokhara:

  • Before booking the rafting package, we recommend all travelers or adventure-seekers do thorough research about this sport and the Seti River.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and make sure that they are quick-drying. Water secure, close-toe footwear and swimsuit can work the best.
  • Apply some sunscreen with a high SPF rating to stay safe from the harmful rays of sun.
  • Do not carry any valuables, especially mobile phones and smartwatches.
  • Make sure that you are provided with all the safety gear like a helmet and life jacket. Also, check whether they have any damages.
  • Make sure that you have trained yourself physically and have a strong mindset while getting on the raft.
  • Pay complete attention to every line of the safety instructions given by the instructors.
  • Make sure that you fulfill the physical fitness and age criteria set by the rafting operators.

Rafting In Pokhara Price 2024 And 2025

Check out the Seti River rafting in Pokhara cost for 2024 and 2025 from the table below and note that the cost of Pokhara river rafting varies as per the nationalities.

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
1 to 10  USD 55 per personSend Inquiry

Adventure is not worth it if the cost is not reasonable. Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the most reasonable cost in the market for travelers who want to book the Seti River Rafting in Pokhara. We make sure that our customers enjoy the fullest while having a budget-friendly tour.

Day to Day Itinerary
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  • Pickup from your Hotel and Drive to the Old Bamboo Bridge (30 Minutes)

After you have your breakfast in your hotel, Green Valley Nepal Treks' representatives arrive to pick you up in a private vehicle. From there, you will go for a 30-minute scenic drive to the starting point of rafting, the old bamboo bridge.

During the drive, you can witness the mesmerizing view of the Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake, and also the green hills that surround the valley. Moreover, you can also get insights and instructions from the representatives while getting to know much about the Seti River and the overall rafting experience.

 

  • Preparation and Commencing of the Pokhara River Rafting

As you reach the starting point of the Seti River rafting in Pokhara, the seasoned guides with instruct you with some safety measures and other important information. After that, you get your safety gear which you must check. Moreover, we also recommend you check the raft and the paddles before starting the raft.

After all this preparation begins the real adventure. Your raft will be pushed into the Seti River while being accompanied by a professional guide. Now, it's the time to showcase your physical ability and paddle across the white water of the Seti River. The guide will continuously instruct you and you need to keep the raft flowing. Enjoy the surrounding environment, and check out the nearby locations, villages, and unexplored landscapes. Moreover, your rafting ride will also be accompanied by the mesmerizing view of the Annapurna range.

Get yourself into action for one and a half hours while white water rafting in the Seti River. If you follow all the instructions given by the guide and do as they say, believe us, you will have the best in the world experience of rafting.

 

  • Drop Back to your Hotel

After one and a half hours of water adventure (rafting) and taking some rest in the bank of the Seti River, Green Valley Nepal Treks' representatives will drive you back to your hotel, which officially ends the Seti River Rafting in Pokhara. Another 30 minutes’ drive but this time with some tiredness and a heart full of memories unlike the one with enthusiasm in the morning.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Drive in a private vehicle from the hotel to the old bamboo bridge.
    • A professional guide or instructor to lead you throughout the rafting adventure.
    • One and half hours of adrenaline-boosting white water rafting in the Seti River, Pokhara.
    • Drive back in a private vehicle from Simpani Dam to the hotel after the rafting adventure ends.
    Cost Excludes
    • Gratuities are given to the guides or drivers during the package.
    • Any expenses made for food or water.
    • National or international airfares.
    • Any sort of insurance.
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    Useful Info

    One of the Popular Rafting Destinations in Nepal

    Upper Seti River in Pokhara is known as one of the most popular and preferred river rafting destinations in the entire country. This is a white water rafting that not only offers an amazing rafting experience but also lets the rafters witness amazing views and untouched landscapes. Moreover, the Upper Seti River rafting also offers rapids that are suitable for all skill levels.

    Many more factors make the Seti River a premier and pristine river rafting spot in Pokhara. Rafting here can leverage rafters with family-friendly rafting options, rafting guided by professional and seasoned guides, and the destination is also easily accessible from the lakeside. Whether you are a domestic tourist or an international tourist, the Seti River rafting serves as a perfect experience spot and helps you get the best out of water adventure.

    Without any doubt, the Seti River rafting is perfect for any group, whether you are a seasoned rafter or just a beginner going for an adventurous escapade in Pokhara.

    Best Time for River Rafting in Pokhara

    In Pokahra, autumn and spring are the ideal seasons for Seti River rafting. The mild, dry weather that prevails during these seasons makes for perfect river rafting conditions. These seasons also usually bring larger water levels, which amplifies the challenge and excitement of the rapids.

    To enhance the whole experience are the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and landscape that come with clear sky in the fall and spring. It is crucial to remember that while rafting is feasible year-round, weather and river level variations may occur.

    The river's water levels can rise significantly and become unsafe during the monsoon season. This renders the river unfit for rafting. Since the weather can be chilly and the water levels can be low, the winter months might not be the best times of year for rafting. Therefore, to maximize your adventure, it is advised that you schedule your vacation for the fall or spring.

    Food and Water Availability on Pokhara River Rafting

    Even though food and water aren't included in your Seti River Rafting package, there are still ways to stay fueled and hydrated during your trip. Here are some options:

    Food:

    • Pack Your Own: This is the most cost-effective option. Pack plenty of high-energy snacks that are easy to eat in the raft, such as: Trail mix, Granola bars, Cliff bars, Dried fruits (dates, apricots, etc.), Hard-boiled eggs, Cheese and crackers, Sandwiches cut into bite-sized pieces, etc.
    • Buy along the Journey: There are small shops and cafes along the Seti River where you can buy snacks and drinks. This is a good option if you don't want to pack a lot of food, but be aware that the selection may be limited and the prices may be higher than in Pokhara.

    Water:

    • Bring a Reusable Water Bottle: This is the most eco-friendly option. Fill it up with fresh, filtered water from Pokhara before you head out on your rafting trip.
    • Purchase Bottled Water: You can buy bottled water from shops and cafes along the river, but this can be expensive and is not very eco-friendly.

    Pokhara White Water Rafting Difficulty

    Pokhara offers exciting white water rafting options, particularly on the Upper Seti River. The difficulty of the rapids will vary depending on the specific trip you choose, but the Upper Seti River generally falls into the Class III+ and Class IV range on the International Scale of River Difficulty.

    Here's a breakdown of what to expect from these classifications:

    • Class III+ Rapids: These rapids are exciting but manageable for rafters with some experience. They feature moderate waves, holes, and drops. Expect some maneuvering around obstacles and splashes of water.
    • Class IV Rapids: These rapids are challenging and require precise maneuvering by experienced rafters. They have large waves, powerful currents, and significant drops. Getting soaked is practically guaranteed!

    It's important to note that the difficulty of the rapids can also be affected by water levels.  Generally, higher water levels lead to more difficult rapids. There are also some other points to consider while determining the difficulty of Seti River Rafting in Pokhara.

    • Length of the trip: Shorter trips will typically have fewer rapids, while longer trips may have a wider variety of rapids.
    • Time of Year: Water levels are typically higher in the spring (May and June) due to snowmelt, which can make the rapids more difficult.
    • Your Experience Level: Be honest with yourself about your rafting experience when choosing a trip. If you are a beginner, it is best to choose a trip with Class II or III rapids.

    Requirements of Travel Insurance for River Rafting in Pokhara

    Not just for rafting in Pokhara, but if you plan to go for any adventurous or risk-containing adventures in Nepal, we recommend you purchase travel insurance. Travel insurance can cover different types of expenses in emergencies or uncertain cases. Here are why purchasing travel insurance is beneficial:

    • Health and Treatment: Travel insurance can offer coverage to the health and treatment expenses if you go through any uncertain case during the rafting expedition.
    • Personal Liabilities: With travel insurance purchased you can also claim for any types of personal liability damages during the raft.
    • Emergency Evacuation: If the rafting has to be paused or stopped in the middle due to emergencies, travel insurance can cover the expense.
    • Trip Cancellation: Travel insurance can also cover the trip cancellation fees if in cases the rafting package gets canceled due to uncertain or sudden causes.

    Restrictions for Seti River Rafting in Pokhara

    If you want to go for the Seti River rafting in Pokhara, you must be aware of some of the restrictions and eligibility criteria put forward by the raft operators. Check out all these points to know more about the restrictions for Seti River rafting in Pokhara:

    • Due to the current of the river water and the strength that takes in paddling the raft, many raft operators set the minimum age requirement as 12 years.
    • Pregnant women and people with some serious illness or health issues like heart disease and back problems are restricted from rafting in Pokhara.
    • As rafts are built with certain or limited weight capacity, there might also be weight restrictions.
    • If you consume alcohol or any similar substances just before the rafting adventure begins, the operators restrict you from rafting in Seti River.
    • Sometimes weather conditions can also become a villain. So, if the weather conditions are not good for rafting purposes, rafting might close for a certain period.

    White Water Rafting Pokhara Packing List

    Here's a packing list for your white water rafting trip in Pokhara. Green Valley Nepal Treks will only arrange helmets, lifejackets, and paddles for you. You can add in your packing from the suggested list below:

    • Swimsuit/Bathing Suit
    • Quick-drying Clothes (synthetic material)
    • Rash Guard or T-Shirt
    • Board Shorts
    • Water Shoes/Sandals (secure and non-slip)
    • Change of Clothes (for after rafting)
    • Dry Bag (to keep belongings dry)
    • Waterproof Phone Case (if bringing your phone)
    • Personal Flotation Device (PFD) (provided by rafting company)
    • Helmet (provided by rafting company)
    • Towel (quick-dry preferred)
    • Sunscreen (water-resistant, high SPF)
    • Lip Balm with SPF
    • Sunglasses with Retainer Strap
    • Hat/Cap (for sun protection when not wearing a helmet)
    • Insect Repellent
    • First Aid Kit (basic items)
    • Water Bottle
    • Snacks (energy bars or trail mix)
    • Plastic Bag (for wet clothes)
    • Comfortable Shoes (for after the trip)

    Seti River Rafting in Pokhara Booking Procedure

    Booking the Upper Seti River Rafting in Pokhara is very easy and safe if you do it with Green Valley Nepal Treks. Here is how you can book the rafting package with us:

    • Step 1: Scroll to the top of the package and check on the right side.
    • Step 2: Fill in your details and click on the "Book Now" Button.
    • Step 3: Pay 100% of the total package cost and also send us a copy of your passport, two passport-size photos, and a copy of your travel insurance (if you have purchased one).
    • Step 4: If you find it difficult to do so, please contact us via WhatsApp or call us directly at +977-9841392186 (Mr. Arjun Pandey).
    • Step 5: Get your booking confirmation via email.
    • Step 6: Do the due payment.
    • Step 7: Enjoy the adventurous white water rafting in Seti River, Pokhara.
    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TrustPilot

      Scenic Beauty and White Water Thrills on the Seti River

      My solo Seti River rafting trip with Green Valley Nepal Treks was a highlight of my Nepal trip. The scenery was stunning, with lush forests, towering mountains, and glimpses of local villages. The rapids were exhilarating, and the guides were skilled and ensured everyone felt comfortable and safe. I met some great people on the trip, and we all had a fantastic time. This is a must-do activity for anyone visiting Pokhara who loves nature and adventure.

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      EmilyApril 16, 2024Netherlands
    • Google

      Family Fun on the Seti River with Green Valley Nepal Treks

      We booked the Seti River rafting trip with Green Valley Nepal Treks for our family vacation and had a blast! The river was perfect for our group, with a mix of calm sections and exciting rapids. The guides were fantastic with our kids, keeping them engaged and safe the whole time. We even learned a few basic rafting skills. The lunch provided was delicious and the overall experience was top-notch. Highly recommend this trip for families looking for an active and enjoyable outing in Pokhara.

      M
      MichaelMarch 22, 2024Australia
    FAQs
    • As per the weather conditions and river flow's point of view, pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) can serve as the best time for the Seti River rafting in Pokhara.

    • If you book the rafting in Pokhara package with GVNT, you can go for 1.5 hours of rafting experience.

    • No, even if you are a beginner, the professional and experienced guides will be with you to assure your safety.

    • Most of the raft operators set the age limit at 12 years due to the strength required for the raft.

    • We offer free photography and videography facilities to the rafters because it might not be convenient for them to bring their smartphones or cameras.

    • Refunds might not be available in case of trip cancellation. However, we recommend travelers purchase travel insurance which can cover the trip cancellation expense.

    • Yes, swimming is very important for rafting. Even though you will be wearing a life jacket and a professional guide will be accompanying you, knowing swimming is very beneficial for rafting.

    • Yes, families with children can join rafting in Pokhara. However, guardians must be aware of the safety measures.

    • We recommend you wear light and quick-drying clothes and shoes for the rafting adventure in Pokhara.

    • No, the package cost does not include any sort of meals.

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