Seti River Rafting - 03 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-SRF-56
Duration: 03 Days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 1350 M.
Trip Grade: Easy
Accommodations: Hotel
Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle

Seti River Rafting

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. The water temprature is incredibly warm, making it a popular choice for winter trips and also for kayak clinics for the course of beginners.

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 vegtation visible along the river is a remnant of the vast forested area, whic once covered the middle hills of Nepal. This area is inhabited by Magar who are renowned for generations of service with the Gurkha forces.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Drive to Dolalghat, starting point of rafting.
Day 02: Raft to Khalte Chayenpur.
Day 03: Raft to Likhu Khola.
Day 04: Raft to Harkapur.
Day 05: Raft to Rasuwa Ghat.
Day 06: Raft to jungle Corridor.
Day 07: Raft to Big Dipper.
Day 08: RAft to Tribeni Dovan.
Day 09: Raft to Chatra & drive back.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Useful Informations

If you can't swim or not any confident in the water, we will be providing you with the life jacket to make sure you are safe. Also it is essential that if you have any medical condition that you have to inform us that may affect you well being on the trip.

During the trip such thing weather, local Politics, transportation and other factors are beyond our control which can change our itinerary. If such thing happens our rafting guide will customize your trip.

Day 01: Drive for Dolalghat from Kathmandu (3-4 hours).
After a 3-4 hours drive from Kathmandu, Dolalghat is reached, which is the put-in point on the Sun Koshi River. After the usual briefing  and preparation, the trip is on. The river looks deceitfully peaceful and lazy and soon local village are encountered. Lunch stop is at a lovely sandy beach.One of the rapids encountered along the way on the first day is Kooyeh Bhir. There are village and temples on the way until campsite is reached a few km above rapid Meat Grinder.

Day 02: Raft to Khalte Chayenpur.
Today, the day begins more promisingly as two hours down the river lies the first class III rapid, Meat Grinder. The path to choose is straight through the middle avoiding holes on either side. A few Kilometers down and the confluence of the Tama Koshi or "River of Copper" and Sun koshi is encountered. After a lunch stop, there is ample time to explore the landscape and see different ethnic groups along the river. The second camp is set up above the rapid Punch and judy. This day ends with a dinner by campfire.

Day 03: Raft to Likhu Khola.
The valley here is always changing in terms of its width. At Bat Cave, the crew takes the rapid seriously. The size of the rapids on this river can surprise you. It is time to stop and scout and eventually decide on the most exciting  route through. Here people of the ethnic group called Newars always wait to see the adventurers pass by. Floating down after lunch, the water splashes across the boat but the waves are no threat. Later, a nice stretch of sandy beach is chosen for the campsite.

Day 04: Raft to Harkapur.
On day four, the surroundings change noticeably as the canyon gets narrower and the vegetation gets thicker. A number of small to medium sized rapids are encountered. A few kilometers below the confluence of the Likhu Khola a long class IV rapid named Likhu Rapid is encountered. Soon after lunch the ride takes one across interesting rock formations on the walls. The white water gets more exciting and he day ends at a campsite near a small village called Harkapur.

Day 05: Raft to Rasuwa Ghat.
Today, There is mounting excitment as the biggest rapid is to be encountered. Everyone is looking forward to it. There are early signs as the river picks up speed. The rapid Harkapur II deserves some respect. After careful scouting, the team faces the challenge and the boat goes through. An hour and a half float downstream, the confluence of the Sunkoshi and Dudh Koshi rivers is encountered. Going further downstream, the river valley broadens to almost 2 km across. In the afternoon run, a number of small rapids are crossed on the way.

Day 06: Raft to Jungle Corridor.
Today is full of thrills as there are many rapids to face today. Beginning with small rapids, they get progressively bigger and longer. One of these is Jaws, a challenge with a huge hole at certain levels. Even the smaller ones are fun and the afternoon is full of them until Rhino Rock, a class III rapid is encountered. This lies just above the next bridge and heralds the beginning of the " Jungle Corridor". It is then time to halt for the night and set up camp.

Day 07: Raft to Big Dipper.
The gorge forces the water to flow through a narrow opening whcih is thickly forested. Along the way are a succession of rapids such as Copper Chin and Black Hole etc. Today thete is an opportunity to shower under some waterfalls, an invigorating experience. As the gorge is maneuvered, rapidly changing scenery unfolds. Camp for the night is set up near a waterfall that drops down from a height of four hundred feet.

Day 08: Raft to Tribeni dovan.
Today, everone is looking forward to the Big Dipper. This rapid is a series of standing waves with holes that can create quite a bit of trouble. This must be inspected carefully and the right strategy adopted to tackle it. Soon the waters ease our and the afternoon float is enjoyable. There are many spectacles today; watching cremations, logging of bamboos or people being ferried across in dugouts. This region has a strong presence of the Rais and Limbus who are collectively known as Kirants, descendants of ancient rulers of kathmandu valley.The confluence of the three main rivers of eastern Nepal; Arun, Tamur, Sun koshi is a good camping spot.

Day 09: Raft to Chatara & drive back.
Today is the last day on the rivers starts with a visit to the popular Hindu temple at Barah Chhetra below Tribenighat, which is the meeting place of the three rivers. After lunch on the beach, the fabulous Sun Koshi river trip ends at Chatra and the drove back begins with fond memories of the nine day journey through gorges and challenging rapids.

[NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Price Include

  1. Experience and license holder rafting Guide and Supporter with kitchen crew.
  2. All meal during your rafting trip (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner) Expect one day trip (In one day trip we provide lunch Only)
  3. Accommodation on twin sharing basis on tent camp.
  4. All national and raft Permits.
  5. All transportation as per the itinerary.
  6. All camping Equipment.
  7. Safety kayaker, self-bailing rafts, life jackets and safety equipments.
  8. paddle top.
  9. Helmets.
  10. Waterproof gear Bags.

Price Exclude

  1. Travel Insurence.
  2. Internationa airfare.
  3. Alcoholic and Clod drinks.
  4. Nepal visa fee (Bring accurate cash and two passport size Photographs)
  5. Other expenses which are not mentioned in Price included.

WHERE IS NEPAL ?
Nepal is located in South Asia and is bordered by China to the North and India to the East, West and South. Nepal is also country of World highest peak Mt. Everest.

WHY IS NEPAL SUCH A FASCINATING COUNTRY FOR MANY PEOPLE ?
Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical location and variation in attitude. The elevation of the country ranges from sea level to the highest point on earth Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter ( 29,029 Feet). All of this variation is within a distance of less than 100 miles, resulting in climate conditions from sub-tropical to extreme cold. The breath-taking Himalayas of Nepal awaits you. So experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and the fabulous culture of hospitality of the Nepalese.

HOW CAN I ENTER NEPAL ?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.

All visitors can enter by Land through any of these entry points on the India-Nepal Boarder.

  1. Pani Tanki- Kakarbhitta ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  2. Raxual- Birjung ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  3. Rupaidiya- Nepalgunj ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  4. Mohana- Dhangadi ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  5. Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  6. Khasa, Liping/Tatopani on the Tibet, China-Nepal boarder respectively.


VISA INFO: Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL IN NEPAL :
Because of its elevation, Nepal can divided into three zones-the high mountains, the mid-hills and the flat plains called the Terai. The Everest, Langtang and Annapuran Trekking destinations in the mountains are cool throughout the year. The mid-hills, including Kathmandu & Pokhara, are cool except in the summer months from May to July. Temperatures in these cities during the summer remain much cooler that in many cities of the region. Lumbini, Chitwan and Janakpur in the Terai plains are hot in summer ( March-July) but cold in winter( December- February).

Any month of the year would be good to visit Nepal around the mid-hills & flat plains and September to May is good time for trekking and expedition.

IS SOMEONE GOING TO MEET ME AT THE AIRPORT ?
Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three
months.

DO I HAVE PRE_DEPARTURE MEETING ?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek leader.

While briefing, please bring passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travel insurance, writing pen and notepad.

HOW DO I PAY TO GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE ?
How do i pay to Global Holidays Adventure?
After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveller Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card.

WHAT SORT OF ACCOMMODATION CAN EXPECT IN KATHMANDU AND DURING THE TOUR ?
There are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwon, Lumbini and others places. It's depends on your demand but normally in our tour package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.  

WHAT'S THE COMMON FROM OF GREETING IN NEPAL ?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC NEPALI CUSTOMS THAT I NEED TO KNOW ?
When visiting a temple, always circumambulate it is a clockwise direction.
Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a Nepalese home.
Entrance to some temples is forbidden, so look out for such notices.
Seek permission to take photographs inside temples or of religious ceremonies.
You can accept a handshake offered by either a male or a female but never offer your hand first.
Show decency in dress and avoid any show of public affection.

HOW ARE COMMUNICATION FACILITIES IN NEPAL ?
Mobile coverage is wide in Nepal, even in the rural areas. Internet facilities are available in hotels and cyber cafes in all major cities. Apart from the urban centers, popular trekking destinations-the Annapuran and Everest Region, also have modern communication facilities.

WHAT IS THE CURRENCY OF NEPAL ?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee ( Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is NRS or Rs. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Rupees. Coin has not been popular in Nepal hence is almost always ignored in business.

ARE THERE ATM FACILITIES IN NEPAL ?
Yes, in Kathmandu, Pokhara and main city of Nepal there is the facilities of ATM.

WHERE CAN I EXCHANGE MY MONEY ?
It is illegal to exchange foreign currency with persons and organizations other than those authorized such as Travel Company, Banks, Hotels and Licensed money changers.

DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE AND DRIVER ? HOW MUCH WOULD THAT BEST ?
This is difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and drivers thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

WHAT ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON TOUR ?

  • Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH REQUIREMRNTS TO VISIT NEPAL ?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal

 

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Trip Highlights

Sightseeing Swayambhunath (the Monkey Tempel) | Holy temple of Pashupathinath | Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath | Patan Durbar Square | Bhaktapur Durbar Square | Scenic rode drive | SUnkoshi Rapid | Local Vilages | Camping on the bank of river | Local Villages

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