Tamur river rafting
Tamur River Rafting is one of Nepal’s newest rivers open for rafting and kayaking commercially. It certainly lives up to its name, “The Jewel in the East”. This sparkling river hails its waters from the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, which straddles Nepal’s border in the east. The river itself is accessed by trekking on one if the most beautiful trails in Nepal boasting views of Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga, simply breathtaking. Once you reach the river you are then treated to rapids, rapids and more rapids! In its 131 raft-able kilometer length, there are some 120 rapids, which sure as hell means you are going to be in for the ride of your life, with the non stop whitewater of this river.
The unspoiled and barely inhabited environments of this river make for an unforgettable trip. Probably the best combination trip in Nepal : magnificent white water, a beautiful unspoiled valley, combined with one of the most scenic treks in Nepal. This expedition is perfect for people wanting an adrenaline fueled adventure.
We require that you have some previous rafting experience due to the river Grade. If you do not, you can join us on a day trip on the Trisuli before going on the Tamur rafting expedition.
This is the perfect river more advanced kayakers as the river containing continuous class 4 rapids, class 4 + drops. The first day is the most intense with pretty much non stop Class 4/4+ rapids with little warm up before you start.
Please note if you are kayaking with us and want to bring your own kayak, then please feel free to do so, but if you are joining a trip with us we do NOT charge for kayak hire!! Click here to choose your boat.
View our detailed itinerary below
III+ / -V
11 days (9 if traveling by by flight rather than bus)
GRG Office, Thamel, Kathmandu at 9am on fixed departures
To: Chatara. Optional flight back to Kathmandu or 15+ hour bus journey
Volume in November : 400cms (1400 cfs)
Sept – Nov, End of April – June
USD $1360 / GBP £1100 per person
The first day of this epic Tamur River Rafting and Kayaking expedition. You have two options to get to the river depending on your budget.
Option 1 – Catch the bus with the guides and gear and travel approximately 20 hours to the start point. 0r…
Option 2 – Wait a day and catch a 45 minute flight to Biratnagar first thing the following morning where the gear bus will collect you.
If you choose the bus option, at around 1pm, the gear bus, staff and clients opting to travel by bus will depart. They will drive overnight to reach Biratnagar airport in the morning, to collect the clients who opted to fly (or if everyone is on the bus, they will continue direct to Dobhan). It is a very long drive, and quite uncomfortable, so if you have the budget, we do recommend that you fly instead. If however you are on the bus, be prepared for a long bumpy ride – it’s quite the adventure in itself!
- Daypack. To carry all your personal items for the trek
- Walking poles if you like to use them
- Walking shoes or boots. Already worn in to prevent blisters.
- Good quality walking socks
- Quick dry shirts
- Quick dry trousers
- Good quality fleece
- Down jacket
- Thermal long underwear or similar for sleeping
- Sun cap for walking in the day time
- Wool hat for the evenings
- Sleeping bag
- Sun cream
- Personal toiletries
- Water bottle
- Sleeping bag (if you do not have let us know and we can provide for you)
- Personal First Aid Kit. We will carry an extensive medical kit, but is a good idea for you each to have your own full of basics.
- Camera (with solar charger if required)
- Small amount of money for treats along the trail if wanted.
- Passport and visa photocopy
- Shorts or cropped trousers and T-shirt you don’t mind getting wet
- Clothes for traveling in before and after the trip
- Sun glasses with sports strap
- Teva style sandals or trainers
- Dry clothes for the evening(s). Make sure you bring warm clothes with you as the night times can get cold, especially in the winter months.
- Warm hat, gloves and scarf for the winter months
- Book, deck of cards or small travel games
- Kayakers should bring their Helmets, BA’s, paddle tops etc with them if possible. We can provide any equipment you do not have, but we find you will be more comfortable if you are in your won kit.