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Tamur River & Kanchenjunga Trek

No expedition to Nepal would be complete without a trek in the Himalayas and its no accident the one of the worlds finest rivers starts with one of Nepal 's most scenic treks. Our 4-day trekking route follows a 3000-meter ridge through beautiful woods and meadows with magnificent views of Kanchenjunga, Makalu and the Everest mastiff, before dropping into the lush villages of the Tamur valley. A truly memorable approach to this classic Himalayan white water descent.

The Tamur and its tributaries drain the snows of Kachenjunga, third highest peak in the world. Constrained by steep valley walls, it becomes Nepal's sixth largest river and one of the remotest white water river trips of its length. 120 km of breath taking river takes us on a journey through the heart of eastern Nepal. 

With over 100 class 3  4 + rapids, the Tamur offers a unique six days of white water taken at a leisurely pace with plenty of time to venture up hidden side valleys and explore remote villages. No previous experience is required for rafters however, a reasonable level of fitness and a positive attitude are a must.

Fact Sheet

'River Tamur' - known as 'The Best of the East' (11 days)

Season Grading Water Volume
September - December 5- Approx.350 cumecs
January - May 4+ Approx.150 cumecs
June - August Not runable Approx 750 cumecs

Location, Transportation and Timetable
The journey to the put-in point for the rafting on Tamur River involves a 18 hour road journey by WhiteWater Nepal private minibus to Basantpur, followed by a 4 day trek to Dovan (put in point for Tamur river rafting/kayaking). The 135 km river action takes 5 to 6 days. The return journey from Chatara (the take-out point of Tamur river trip), is 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara) to Kathmandu in additional cost.

The Tamur, powerful and impressive river, is the sixth largest in Nepal. The scenery witnessed during the trek through the little known eastern part of Nepal to the put-in point is as inspiring as the river Tamur itself. The sides of the valley are wooded, with only a few villages and very little agriculture glimpsed throughout the trip. There are excellent beaches for camping and plenty of wildlife. Tamur river rafting/kayaking gives you the feeling of a wilderness expedition!

The huge grade 4 and 5- rapids are challenging and exhilarating. The volume of water ensures non-stop river action.

The Tamur is best suited to those with a sense of adventure and seeking something a little different from the rivers of Nepal. In addition to the scheduled trips to the Tamur it is also possible to arrange a special trip to meet your needs. The Tamur is ideally combined with trips to Chitwan National Park or treks in the Kanchanjunga region.

What we provide
Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.
We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.
All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What to bring
Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.

What you need to tell us
Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip.
Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.

Himalayan Glory takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.

Welcome to Sun Kosi River Rafting/Kayaking with Himalayan Glory Travels


A Pre-departure meeting is held the evening prior to your departure at our Kathmandu sales office, 6pm.

DAY 01: Fly KTM- Biratnagar. Drive Biratnagar - Basantapur 6 hours - Camp.  

DAY 02-05: 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 cloths, water bottle and camera. Camp is an extravagant affair with Sherpa cook teams preparing a well-deserved meal.  

DAY 06: Unload gear - load rafts. Safety briefing - the white water action begins. Continuous class 4 white water.  

DAY 07: Descending rapids in the upper gorges of the Tamur.  

DAY 08: Rest day. Time to enjoy the natural surroundings of beach life in Nepal, or trek to a local village.  

DAY 09: The action continues with more of the Tamur’s spectacular white water.  

DAY 10: 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!  

DAY 11: 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. Flight from Biratnagar  or drive to KTM 

DAY 12 : Arrive KTM.  

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