White Water Rafting On The Upper Seti, Nepal – The Smug Monday Series, Ep. 6
This weekend we have been rafting on the seti river. At first we only wanted gentle water but at the end we were yelling, at the top of our lungs, for more meter-high waves. We were in a rafting group of nine people. There were two rafts and we us four were in one of them .
The Seti river was a land almost untouched by the hand of man, and at one point vultures circled overhead as if waiting to cary off any one who fell in. On the first day we rafted for several hours on the milky turquoise waters, then our raft landed with a thump on a calm and secluded beach, which we made camp on. The guides set up a fire and cooked delicious daal bhat.
The next day was full of rapids and, out of the two, was the best day. We got all the way to the end of the Seti river and on to the glacially baltic Trishuli river. Here we ended our rafting experience. Sam and I had a go in the safety kayak when we got out to have lunch. On the way to lunch I spotted three cute baby MUNES (Nepali for baby goat).
Then we got on a local bus to Katmandu (we couldn’t get a tourist bus) 🙁 The journey took 5 hours and to add to the journey, we kept getting held up in queues for petrol (there is no petrol coming into Nepal from India ). Randomly, I kept on shouting “MELONS” out of the window but not a soul heard me. Coming into Kathmandu I saw at least 10 buses without windscreens.