Rafting in the River Tamur

Rafting in the River Tamur

The powerful Tamur River is the sixth largest in Nepal and is fed by the waters of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. The trip starts with a trek through the little known but scenic,
eastern part of Nepal to the put-in point. Tere are excellent beaches for camping and plenty of wild life.

The huge Class IV amd Class V rapids are challenging and cause exhiliration. The large volume of the water ensures fast action and unforgettable adrenaline high.

The Tamur is best suited to those with a sense of adventure and seeking something a little different from the other rivers of Nepal. In addition to the scheduled trips to 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 Kanchenjunga region.

The adventure begins with a flight to Biratnagar, followed by a drive to Hile and then further to Basantapur the next day. a four-day trek follows, which leads to the put-in point of the river.  The  Tamur  River trip  is a great combination of a trek through lovely countryside, spectacular  views of eight  thousand  meter peaks  and a delightful  whitewater  experience with one  rapid  leading  straight on to the next.

The Long Trip  on the Tamur

Day 1- Kathmandu - Basantapur

The   adventure  starts  with a  short but scenic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar in eastern Nepal.  Stop for lunch and  drive  to  the hilltop town of Hile and  overnight,  at Basantapur. The  drive from  Hile  to Basantapur is along a ridge with superb views.

Day 2 - Basantapur
Enjoy  the  early morning sounds of a typical Nepalese small town market and if lucky, a beautiful sunrise. After breakfast, take a scenic drive over ridges to another small settlement called Basantapur. This is a busy little town from where the Nepalese porters walk through rhododendron forests  carrying  the  heavy  rafts  to the river's put-in point.

Day 3/4 - Gopa Pokhara
Early morning breakfast is followed by a trek over a 10,OOOft pass above the sacred Gopa Pokhara Lake that has superb views of the eight-thousanders: Kanchenjunga,  Makalu  and  the world's highest,  Mt. Everest. A walk down terraced hillsides leads to the Tamur river below.

Day 5

After  the  usual  safety talk,  the  much anticipated river trip begins and soon some  of the  most challenging  whitewater is  encountered. The  river  run today is exciting as one rapid  leads to the  next in quick succession. Later in the afternoon, it is time to set up camp and  discuss the day's events.

Day 6

On this day, continuous,  powerful rapids are encountered as the  river flows through a deep canyon. It then broadens out and small fishing villages are passed along the way. Entertainment comes in the form of monkeys on the prowl along the river banks. camp is set up on one of those ;lovely white sandy beaches.

Day 7

Rest Day and everyone is free to spend it the way he wants. The choices are many: just relax, read, go for a swim or take part in an invigorating game of volleyball with the others. The setting is simply beautiful.

Day 8

Another easy day, but with some whitewater fun in the water.

Day 9 - Sun Koshi

The ninth day brings a dramatic change; massive waves greet the boat and the whitewater action today is exilirating. Another ride through steep canyon walls ensure there's plenty of action and the rapids keep coming. Finally the river runs into the Sun Koshi River.

Day 10 - Chatara

This morning, watch the sun rise over the hills. Then float down to chatara where the long adventure finally comes to an end.

Day 11 - Kathmandu/Chitwan
 
Fly back to kathmandu or drive to Chitwan National Park for some safari.