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- Enjoy river rafting in Pokhara on the Upper Seti River in the adventure capital of the world.
- This half-day rafting activity is an exhilarating experience that takes about 1.5 hours for completion.
- You get a view of the snow-capped Annapurna mountain range while you paddle on the clean water that comes from the Himalayas.
- An experienced guide will accompany you and teach you the necessary skills required to paddle on the river.
- All the Kayaks and rafting equipment used for Upper Seti River Rafting have an ISO recognition.
- This package includes the cost of pick-up and drops from and to the hotel.
- You will find a professional first-aid team available to serve in case of unforeseen injuries.
- Paddles, helmets, life jackets, dry tops and wet suits will be provided to you by the operator.
- It takes approximately thirty minutes to reach the Upper Seti River from the main city.
- The official pick-up time is 10.00 a.m., and the trip concludes at approximately 01.00 p.m.
What to expect in different months:
- October-June season: Class IV & IV+ rapids
- December-March season: Class III & III+ rapids
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How to use the booking voucher?
Using your Upper Seti River Rafting voucher is very easy. Print out a copy of the e-voucher that you receive in an e-mail after you make an online booking. You can also keep a copy of the voucher on your mobile.
The guide who will accompany you on this tour, will verify your voucher before the trip commences.
What is the best time to go for Rafting in Pokhara?
There are two seasons to go rafting in Pokhara. The first season begins in October and carries on until June. During this season you can go rafting through the class IV & V white-water rapids.
The second season lies between December to March where you can paddle through the class III and III rapids.
Is whitewater rafting dangerous in Pokhara?
Whitewater rafting in Pokhara is not dangerous, but it is definitely very thrilling. The river does gush down the stream at high speed, and it might seem scary to some. That said, it is completely safe to take this package since you will be accompanied by a trained professional who knows his way around the kayaks and the water. The guide will teach you the basics that you need to complete this ninety minutes rafting in Pokhara.
You will be provided by safety gears like helmets, life jackets, dry tops and wet suits that will keep you safe in the water. The rafts and kayaks used are also ISO certified and are the right quality equipment. A team of first-aid professionals are also present there to tend to anyone who faces any unforeseen injuries. It is vital that every person on the raft listens to the instructions given by the guide throughout the tour for one’s own safety.
Is it worth visiting Pokhara for rafting?
Pokhara is situated in the adventure capital of the world, Nepal. One of the best experiences you can ask for during a visit to Nepal is Upper Seti River Rafting, which is approximately a thirty-minute drive from Pokhara city.
Rafting on this river is worth your time and money since it is amongst the top places in the world to experience this adventure on.
If I can’t swim, can I still go rafting in Pokhara?
Yes absolutely! You can go rafting in Pokhara even if you do not know how to swim. One needs to inform the guide in prior about the same so that he can walk you through what is going to happen, and what you should do in case you fall out of the boat. But that is only a worst case scenario.
To ensure safety, this package includes life jackets for everyone so that the skill of swimming does not come in the way. Although, knowing how to swim is an added advantage for rafting.
Can I bring my camera or video camera for white water rafting in Pokhara?
Yes, you can bring your camera or video camera for white river rafting in Pokhara. Although, you must be extremely careful while using it on the raft as it could fall off because of the physical activity on the boat. It is difficult to get it back from the river since it is flowing continuously.
You could ask your guide for alternative options for photos and videos, or you can ask him to click for you when the time is right.
Will I have a guide in my raft?
Yes, there will be a guide in your raft who will teach you the basics of paddling on the river before you get on the boat. While on the raft, he will continuously give you paddling instructions based on the flow of the water. At some places, the flow of water might be high, and it could be low in some spots.
He will guide you with what exactly has to be done during those times and bends. Listening to your guide while enjoying rafting will be a complete experience.
If I injured what would be the solutions and who will bear the medical treatment cost?
The operator insures this package for rafting in Pokhara. Therefore, you do not need to worry about medical treatment. A trained team of first-aid professions are always present at the spot to treat people with minor unforeseen injuries.
What are my chances of falling out of the boat? What should I do if I fall?
The chances of falling out of the boat are very infrequent. The guide takes care that the people on the boat are safe. It is essential that you listen to the guide’s instructions at all times to avoid such mishaps. He will intimate you when the flow of water increases, and when you come to a bending.
Work according to his paddling instructions, and you will be safe. In case you happen to fall in any unfortunate circumstance, then you have a life jacket that will allow you to float.
What do I need to wear for white water rafting in Pokhara?
You will have to wear a wetsuit on your clothes while river rafting. It is best that you wear comfortable clothing inside that does not cause any inconvenience when you paddle your way in the river. A swimsuit is a good option, but a pair of shorts and a t-shirt is most convenient.
It is entirely your choice to pick out something that keeps you comfortable even when your clothes get wet during rafting.
How to reach Upper Seti River from Pokhara?
Upper Seti River is a thirty-minute drive from the city of Pokhara. You will be picked up from your hotel at around 10.00 a.m. and driven to the river.
Tourists are requested to be present at the hotel’s lobby at least fifteen minutes before your pick-up time to ensure a smooth and timely experience.
Can I do it solo or I have to join a group?
You can book to package even if you are solo on your trip. There is a possibility that you might have to join another group or some other unaccompanied people who have booked on the same day.
What levels of rapids are there in upper Seti river?
The level of rapids in the Upper Seti River varies in the months that you visit them. You will raft through Class IV and V rapids from October to June season while December to March has class III and Class III rapids.
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