A trip on Tamur River starts with a fantastic 4-days trek through remote Eastern Nepal. This short trek offers a wonderful view of Mt. Makalu, Kanchenjunga, passing through rhododendron forest and an ancient village of Rai majority. Once on river Tamur, you start a 135 km. descent through more than 100 of the most exciting (class 4 to 5) rapids that the river has to offer. As with the Arun, Tamur river rafting offers you the chance to discover a beautiful, but rarely seen part of Nepal by foot and Raft or kayak.
‘River Tamur’ – known as ‘The Best of the East’ (11 Days)
|September – December||5-||Approx.350 cumecs|
|January – May||4+||Approx.155 cumecs|
|June – August||Not runable||Approx.745 cumecs|
Location, Transportation and Timetable
The trip to the starting point for the rafting on Tamur River involves an 18 hour road journey by Higher Limits Trek provide private transport to Basantpur, followed by a 4 day trek to Dovan (starting point for Tamur River rafting/kayaking). The 134 km river action takes 5 to 6 days. The return trip from Chatara (the ending point of Tamur river journey), is 16 hours to Kathmandu. If you don’t like to have long road journey to Kathmandu It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara) to Kathmandu in extra cost.
The Tamur, powerful and imposing river, is the sixth largest river in Nepal. The landscape witnessed during the trek through the little known eastern part of Nepal to the starting point is as exciting as the river Tamur itself. The sides of the valley are wooded, with only a few villages and very little agriculture glimpsed throughout the journey. There are outstanding beaches for camping and plenty of wildlife. Tamur river rafting/kayaking gives you the feeling of a wilderness journey!
The massive grade 4 and 5- rapids are challenging and thrilling. The volume of water ensures non-stop river action.
The Tamur is finest suited to those with a logic of adventure and looking 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 perfectly combined with trips to Chitwan National Park or treks in the Kanchanjunga region.
What we provide?
Beside with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit. We serve 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 top quality, clean and well maintained.
What to bring?
We kindly request you to 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 important that you inform us of any medical circumstances that may affect your well being on the trip. Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.
Higher Limits Trek takes the safety of its customers very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.