Rafting at Tamur river

Probably the best combination trip in Nepal-magnificent white water, a beautiful unspoiled valley, combined with one of the most scenic treks in Nepal. The Tamur and its tributaries drain the snows of Kanchenjunga third highest peak in the world. The river is the sixth largest river in Nepal and seems to have a feeling of thrusting power and of being constrained by its valley sides. The first commercial run of the Tamur was in 1990 and there have been very few descents since then.

It is an outstandingly beautiful river with superb views of the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Makalu. The river trip includes around 120 km descent through more than 100 of the most exciting rapids still to be named has to offer grade 3 to 4, with some graded -5, making one of the best white-water expedition trips in the world.

The trip starts with an internal flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar in the far South-East of Nepal. We take a private vehicle drive to Basantapur in the Tehrathum region, where we camp overnight. The following day, we begin an awe-inspiringly beautiful 4-day trek to Dobhan through the remote Taplejung region of Eastern Nepal. From Dobhan we begin the exhilarating trip, which includes a day relaxing on a remote river beach or an optional one-day trek visiting local villages. The Tamur is best tackled between October and November, and February and May.

20 Days USD 2,755 onwards
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Trip Type: Rafting, Trek and Tour
Difficulty Level: Medium
Best Seasons: Oct - Dec / Feb - May
Trip Duration: 20 Days
Group Size: 2 and above
Trip Start: Kathmandu
Trip End: Kathmandu
Activity Tour and Rafting

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2
    Sightseeing Kathmandu city, Swyambhunath and Patan city.
  • Day 3
    Fly to Biratnagar [ 35 min] / drive to Hile.
  • Day 4 - 7
    Start trek to Dovan.
  • Day 8
    Raft at Tamur – First camp.
  • Day 9
    Raft to Beach camp.
  • Day 10
    Raft to Third camp.
  • Day 11
    Raft to Fourth camp.
  • Day 12
    Raft to Fifth camp.
  • Day 13
    Raft to Sixth camp.
  • Day 14
    Raft to Rai Ghat.
  • Day 15
    Raft to Bander Ghat.
  • Day 16
    Raft to Bonjur Ghat.
  • Day 17
    Raft to Barahchhatra.
  • Day 18
    On raft.
  • Day 19
    End raft / drive to Biratnagar. Fly back to Kathmandu[ 35 min ]
  • Day 20
    Final departure.

Includes & Excludes

  • Assistance by Shangri-La Voyages representative.
  • 03 Nights’ accommodation at Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • 01 Night accommodation at Hotel in Hile on AP plan.
  • 04 Nights’ – 5 days camping trek on AP plan.
  • 11 Nights – 12 days rafting at Tamur River on AP plan using tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire.
  • Meals, Western and continental food during rafting trip.
  • Necessary river permit.
  • Necessary equipment such as two men tents, high quality self-bailing rafts, life jackets, helmet, Plastic paddles, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety medical equipment.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Safety Kayak throughout the trip.
  • Necessary staffs such as River guide, helpers, kitchen crew member and night guard.
  • Airfare for the sector Kathmandu / Biratnagar / Kathmandu with airport taxes and surcharge including airport transfers.
  • Surface transfer Biratnagar / Hile & Chatara / Biratnagar.
  • All sightseeing tours and transfers as per the itinerary in Kathmandu.
  • Local English-speaking guide during sightseeing tour.
  • Monumental entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • First aid kid box.
  • Necessary airport transfers.
  • Nepal visa fees & immigration assistance.
  • International airfares.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Any beverages including mineral water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc
  • Member insurance.
  • The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on transportation services or any hikes.
  • Any other items not mentioned in the cost inclusion section.
  • Tipping amount.

Equipments

Clothing information:

  • T-shirts.
  • Swim wear for on the river.
  • Warm clothing for the evenings including a fleece or a pullover.
  • Sunscreen and lip protector.
  • Sunglasses (with retaining device) and/or a cap.
  • Towel and Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best).
  • Personal medication.
  • Flashlight.
  • Footwear.
  • Reading book.

Trip Notes

To book, please email us at gm@shangrilavoyages.com or fill out the booking form provided.