Class: 4 (4+)
From: Dobhan (635m)
To: Chatra (105m)
Distance: 82 miles
River Days: 10-11 days total trip (6-7 river days)
Volume in November: 150 cms (5250 cfs)
Best season: OCt- Nov, April
One of Nepal’s newest rivers open for rafting and kayaking, 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, and in its 131 raftable kilometer length, there are some 120 rapids, which sure as hell mean you are going to be in for the ride of your life, with the non stop white water 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.
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
This is the perfect river for expert kayakers, containing continuous class 4 rapids, class 4 + drops.
Trip Dates - 28th April, 14th Nov or on request
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, tarps, personal tents etc)
All meals and water whilst on the river (tea, coffee, hot chocolate and juice will also be provided)
Transportation to and from the river (optional flights avaliable)
All equipment (including PFD's, helmets, dry tops, throw bags, dry bags, pelican boxes, wetsuits, paddles, etc all at international standards)
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...)
Bottled mineral water (we will provide you with local treated water which is safe to drink)
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.
Fly KTM- Biratnagar. Drive Biratnagar - Basantapur 6 hours - Camp.
Organize porters and begin trek to 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 daypack with a warm set of clothes, water bottle and camera. Camp is an extravagant affair with Sherpa cook teams preparing a well-deserved meal.
Unload gear - load rafts. Safety briefing - the white water action begins. Continuous class 4 white water.
Descending rapids in the upper gorges of the Tamur.
Rest day. Time to enjoy the natural surroundings of beach life in Nepal, or trek to a local village.
The action continues with more of the Tamur’s spectacular white water.
A relaxing day taking in local river life as we float through wooded valleys, past small hamlets and the fishermen. The guides consider day ten the calm before the storm!
The final day on the Tamur is considered, "one of the finest river days in the world" by white water experts. Continuous class IV and IV+ rapids define the reason for the Tamur’s reputation as one of Nepal’s finest river / trek combinations. We end the journey in Chatra and start our drive to Kathmandu. There is an option to fly back to Kathmandu at an additional cost.
Click here to view the Tamur River Map