Tamur River Rafting Rafting the Tamor means a three day trek along a ridge full of rhododendron forest and sunlit meadows, summating at 3000 meters with exhilarating views of Makalu, Everest and Kanchenjunga, and then down through emerald and golden terraced fields of rice and mustard to Dobhan for six or seven days on the river itself. The power of three tributaries joining force gives a wild push to the inflatable rubber raft as you start down this river, giving a hint of what to expect next. 120 rapids in 120 kilometers makes rafting the Tamar River more than a…
Tamur River Rafting Rafting the Tamor means a three day trek along a ridge full of rhododendron forest and sunlit meadows, summating at 3000 meters with exhilarating views of Makalu, Everest and Kanchenjunga, and then down through emerald and golden terraced fields of rice and mustard to Dobhan for six or seven days on the river itself. The power of three tributaries joining force gives a wild push to the inflatable rubber raft as you start down this river, giving a hint of what to expect next. 120 rapids in 120 kilometers makes rafting the Tamar River more than a thrill a minute. Stopping at night to enjoy the colorful traditions of the local tribes, one might try their traditional fermented millet drink, tungba, the brewing of which they have perfected to a fine art.
The best section is the last few days, when the river turns back to the west and becomes steep and powerful, with towering waves leaping skyward and water shooting through canyons like an Olympic bobsled before cascading out into the Sun Koshi and eventually onwards to the sea
From : Dovan
To : Chatara
From Ktm. : 14 hours
Arrival in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. You will have some free time to rest and explore the city.
Fly to Bhadrapur and drive to Taplejung After breakfast, you will take a flight to Bhadrapur and then drive to Taplejung. The drive takes about 6-7 hours and takes you through beautiful landscapes and rural villages. Overnight stay in Taplejung.
Trek from Taplejung to Dobhan You will start your trek from Taplejung and head towards Dobhan. The trek takes around 2 days and passes through beautiful forests, hills, and remote villages. Overnight camping on the trek.
Rafting from Dobhan to Chatara You will start your rafting journey from Dobhan and head downstream towards Chatara. The Tamur River has some of the best rapids in Nepal, and you will experience the thrill of grade 4 and 5 rapids. You will also have the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way. Overnight camping on the riverbanks.
Drive from Chatara to Biratnagar and fly to Kathmandu After breakfast, you will drive from Chatara to Biratnagar and take a flight back to Kathmandu. You will have some free time to explore the city and do some souvenir shopping. Farewell dinner in the evening.
Departure from Kathmandu Your Tamur River rafting trip comes to an end today. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
All meals during the rafting period
Transportation going by tourist or local bus depending upon the mode of transportation
Available at put-in and pull-out point
Rafting, kitchen and camping equipment experienced Captain
Cook and other staffs group leader will be free over ten pax
Airfare domestic / international
Visa Fee US $ 30.00
Airport tax domestic / international
Hard / Soft Drink like alcoholic beverage / mineral water
Personal travel insurance / medical insurance
Emergency evacuation things of personal use
Tips for rafting crew
Tamur River is one of the most exciting and challenging rivers for rafting and kayaking in Nepal. The river originates from the Kanchenjunga region and flows through narrow gorges, steep cliffs, and scenic valleys, offering stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan mountains.
A typical Tamur River rafting trip involves a 2-day trek from Taplejung to Dobhan, followed by a 7-8 day rafting journey from Dobhan to Chatara. The river has several challenging rapids, including the infamous “Jaws of Tamur,” which provides an adrenaline-pumping experience for experienced rafters.
The Tamur River rafting trip offers a unique opportunity to explore the unspoiled natural beauty and cultural heritage of eastern Nepal. The trip includes overnight camping on the riverbanks and meals prepared by experienced river guides. The trip is led by professional guides who are well-trained in safety and first aid.
The best time to go on a Tamur River rafting trip is from October to November and from April to May, when the weather is dry and the river is not too high or too low. The trip can be customized according to the duration and level of difficulty based on the preferences of the participants.
Overall, a Tamur River rafting trip is an unforgettable adventure that combines the thrill of white water rafting with stunning natural scenery and cultural experiences.