Tamur "The Jewel in the East"


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 three days of trekking on one if the most beautiful trails in Nepal boasting views of Everest and Kanchenjunga, simply breathtaking. Once you reach the river you are then treated to rapids, rapids and more rapids! In its 131 raftable 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 unspoilt and barley inhabited environments of this river make for an unforgettable trip. Probably the best combination trip in Nepal : magnificent white water, a beautiful un-spoilt valley, combined with one of the most scenic treks in Nepal.

Rafting : We require that you have some previous rafting experience. If you do not, you can join us on a day trip on the Trisuli before going on the Tamur

Kayaking : This is the perfect river for intermediate to expert kayakers, containing continuous class 4 rapids, class 4 + drops.

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.


6-16 November


(Private groups also available)


1-11 April











8-9 days

Departs : GRG Office, Thamel, Kathmandu at 8.30am on fixed departures. 3 hour bus journey to the put in. Returns : GRG Office, Thamel, Kathmandu at 7pm.

From : Dolalghat. To : Chatra. Optional flight back from Biratnagar or 15 hour overnight bus journey.

Volume in November : 400cms (1400 cfs)

Sept-Nov or end of April - June



Tamur River Rafting



You will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, which takes around 45 minutes where our team will be waiting to pick you up and drive to you Dobhan. We will then camp here for the night and get everything ready for the trek days ahead. (If your budget does not allow, there is the cheaper option of joining the staff in the gear bus to get to Biratnagar which leaves the afternoon before and takes approximatley 20 hours)

DAY 2-4

Today we begin our trek from Dobhan.. Days are long and the trail can be difficult in places, this is a real expedition! Porters will carry personal gear bags and Sherpas will guide the way. Expedition members are responsible for a day pack with a warm set of clothes, water bottle and camera. You can expect to get a taste of the real Nepal and some spectacular Himalayan mountain views including Mount Everest and Kanchanjunga. The highlight of the trail is the stunning lake at Gofa Pokhari

DAY 5-11

The trek is over and now its time to hit the water. This river boasts non-stop whitewater, whether your in a raft or kayak we guarantee this is the trip of a life time. Over 120 rapids in 130km of water - Epic! We'll camp on white sandy beaches and have camp fires most nights. 7 river days, with no internet, no roads, nothing...simply bliss. The first 2 days and the final day are described as some of the best whitewater in the world, and we couldn't agree more. On the final river day, we will take out at Chatra around 1pm and transfer you back to Biratnagar airport for a quick 45 minute flight back. (Or for those on a tighter budget, you can join the gear bus back to Kathmandu which will arrive early the following morning)


  • All staff, including highly qualified & licensed Guides and professional Safety Kayakers all fluent in English and holding up to date First Aid.
  • All camping equipment including toilet tents, shelters, air matresses, sleeping bags, tarps, personal tents etc. No additional charge for sleeping bag hire.
  • All meals and water whilst on the river. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided. Read our FAQ to see what tasty treats we will serve you.
  • Transportation to and from the river by bus. Optional flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • All equipment, including PFD's, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards and regularly checked.
  • If you are kayaking, the cost also includes kayak hire.
  • Porters.
  • River permits.
  • Gear Raft support.
  • Extensive medical kit.
  • Trip photos *make sure you bring a USB stick along with you.

  • Unrelated travel, visas, insurance, travel documents etc...
  • Items of a personal nature (toiletries, personal medication, clothing, camers...)
  • Personal insurance.
  • Alcohol and additional snacks.
  • Travel insurance. To travel with GRG's you are required to have adequate insurance for the activity you are participating in, we have the necessary insurance for our crew but you must have your own seperate policy)
  • Optional tips for guides.

    Gabriel - "A smaller company with excellent standards and gear and a enthusiastic and professional crew. I had the pleasure to paddle the Sun Kosi and the Tamur with these guys and it was an extraordinary experience! A multiday trip on one of Nepal´s rivers is pretty much the perfect holiday for a kayaker. Can´t wait to get back there, and i will surely go with GRG again!"