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.
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
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)
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
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)