Tamur River Rafting - 12 Days

Tamur River Rafting
Tamur River Rafting
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  • Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation: By Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Starting Point: Dobhan
  • Ending Point: Chatara
  • River Distance: 270 Km.
  • River Grade: IV-V
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About Trip

The Tamur is found in the remote far eastern Nepal. It is considered one of Nepal’s most exciting and remote rivers. Its waters have origins from Kanchenjunga, world’s 3rd highest peak. In fact, Kanchenjunga was far a long time considered to be the planet’s highest peak until an 1842 survey changed that. The mountain lies on the border of Nepal with Sikkim, India and is considered sacred to the local people. Floating along the Tamur’s waters in Nepal will be the experience of a lifetime.

Tamur rafting is a multi-adventure experience. After a long vehicle journey, the excitement begins with a four-day trek in magnificent terrain that has seen relatively few trekkers. This hiking part of the journey will be unforgettable. Following the trekking, with breathtaking views, we put in and let the river take us through charming valleys, exciting rapids, relaxing currents, and inviting beaches.

Of the many choices we offer for river running from east to west, the Tamur River is one of the most thrilling. The waters plunge down from the snowy mountains and through green foothills as they make their way to the fertile plains. The Tamur is not easily accessed which makes it even more of a special experience undertaken by few. Drifting down the Tamur River can also be the perfect way to unwind and refresh after a long trek or to simply escape life on the solid ground for a while.  Nepal’s diverse landscape offers something spectacular at every bend in the Tamur River.

A great length of the Tamur is available for rafting, and we have many options for a rafting adventure, up to a week and longer and from easy stretches to thrilling chutes and drops.  The Tamur can be rafted at any time of the year and even in the monsoon when the extra flow provides more excitement.

The river adventure is broken up by slow-paced rest stops on sandy beaches for meals and a resort camp under the starry skies.

Throughout the excitement, we follow the highest safety standards and have your well-being as our top concern.  Our journeys are safe and enjoyable. Our crew of trained specialists has years of experience guiding on this river and we provide the best gear and rafts that are always accompanied by safety kayakers looking out for you. The Tamur is found in the remote far eastern Nepal.  It is considered one of Nepal’s most exciting and remote rivers. Its waters have origins from Kanchenjunga, world’s 3rd highest peak. In fact, Kanchenjunga was far a long time considered to be the planet’s highest peak until an 1842 survey changed that. The mountain lies on the border of Nepal with Sikkim, India and is considered sacred to the local people. Floating along the Tamur’s waters in Nepal will be the experience of a lifetime.

Tamur rafting is a multi-adventure experience. After a long vehicle journey, the excitement begins with a four-day trek in magnificent terrain that has seen relatively few trekkers. This hiking part of the journey will be unforgettable. Following the trekking, with breathtaking views, we put in and let the river take us through charming valleys, exciting rapids, relaxing currents, and inviting beaches.

Of the many choices we offer for river running from east to west, the Tamur River is one of the most thrilling. The waters plunge down from the snowy mountains and through green foothills as they make their way to the fertile plains. The Tamur is not easily accessed which makes it even more of a special experience undertaken by few. Drifting down the Tamur River can also be the perfect way to unwind and refresh after a long trek or to simply escape life on the solid ground for a while. Nepal’s diverse landscape offers something spectacular at every bend in the Tamur River.

A great length of the Tamur is available for rafting, and we have many options for a rafting adventure, up to a week and longer and from easy stretches to thrilling chutes and drops. The Tamur can be rafted at any time of the year and even in the monsoon when the extra flow provides more excitement.

The river adventure is broken up by slow-paced rest stops on sandy beaches for meals and a resort camp under the starry skies.

Throughout the excitement, we follow the highest safety standards and have your well-being as our top concern.  Our journeys are safe and enjoyable. Our crew of trained specialists has years of experience guiding on this river and we provide the best gear and rafts that are always accompanied by safety kayakers looking out for you.

Please Note: There are additional options for more exploration in the area that can be combined with rafting. If you have the time and the interest, just let us know and we can combine this rafting trip with other adventures.  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01Drive from Kathmandu to Basantapur. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02Preparation for trekking and camp. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03Basantapur to Mangalbare. Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 04Mangalbare to Gupha Pokhari. Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05Gupha Pokhari to Gorja. Walking 5 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 06Gorja to Dobhan. Walking 3 hours. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07Rafting starts in Tamur river. Dobhan to Kabeli Dobhan. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08Kabeli Dobhan to Koya River bank. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09Koya River bank to Dumre. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10Dumre to Tribenighat. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11Tribenighat to Chatara. Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 12Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Cost Includes

    • All ground Transportation.
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip.
    • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety equipment.
    • Safety Kayak.
    • Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc) including their food, salary, accommodation, insurance, transport etc.
    • Tented accommodation with camp fire.
    • First aid kid box.
    • River Permit.
    • Government taxes.

Cost Excludes

    • Bar bill and beverage.
    • Hotel accommodations & meals, if you stay anywhere at the hotel besides our package.
    • Any personal expenses.
    • Member insurance should include medical and evacuation.
    • Tip to Staffs.

Departure Note 

Our Tamur River Rafting adventures can be arranged at any time of year and we have frequent departures from Kathmandu that can be personalized to accommodate specific wishes and timetables.

Usefull Note

Accommodation

All the tented camp accommodations as per the itinerary are included in the package cost. And all the accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender. The private tent can be provided upon request with some additional charge.

Meals

Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and packed lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the rafting trip.

Rafting/Kayak Guide

An experienced and licensed Rafting and Kayak Guide will accompany you for the entire trip. Each boat with maximum 8 passengers will have a professional guide and a backup Kayak for safety and betterment in service. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for traveling in Nepal for trekking and other activities. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. But for the Rafting, Monsoon (June to August) and Autumn is the best time where the flow of the river and rapid is great.

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra day cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.

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