The Tamur and its tributaries drain the snows of Kanchenjunga third highest peak in the world. The river is the sixth largest river in Nepal and seems to have a feeling of thrusting power and of being constrained by its valley sides.
Tamur and its tributaries have a steep gradient and are probably only of interest to expedition kayakers. Downstream from Dobhan the gradient is more reasonable, but the river profile is unusual in that the river is steeper in the last 30km before its confluence with the Sun Koshi. The Kabelli River adds about a quarter to the volume of the river but from here down there are no substantial tributaries.
The valley itself is beautiful and un-spoilt with relatively few villages and little agriculture. Valley sides are well wooded there are good beaches for camping and plentiful signs of wildlife. Local people are a fascinating collage of tribes and castes. Local don’t see lot of westerners and are very welcoming.
Accessibility and Location
By bus 16-18 hr journey first transfer to Basantapur from Kathmandu and combine 3 day trekking to put in point Dovan, start 155km river rafting action, which takes 6 -7 day and end the trip at Chatara. The return journey from the take-out point takes appr. 14-16 hr long drive by bus to Kathmandu. For alternate way it is also possible to arrange flight from Biratnagar about 1:30 hr Chatara to airport and 40 minute STOL flight in extra cost.
The Tamur River originated from the famous third highest peak of the world Mt kanchenjunga which is most powerful and exciting sixth largest river in Nepal. The sceneries witnessed during the trek way to the Milke Danda- Gupha Pokhari in eastern part of Nepal on the way of rafting put-in point is awe inspiring as the river itself. The sides of the valleys are settled with few villages and very few agriculture activities can be seen throughout the entire trip. There huge range of biodiversity formed abundant flora and fauna, clean beaches for camping along the rafting.
The river flows down through massive gorges towards south-west direction and it cut its way through the 2000-meter high Mahavarat Range of mid-hill near by Tribeni- Baraha kshetra then leaves it when it spreads out over the great plain of the Ganges of Indian plate.
The different whitewater adventure seekers can enjoy its tough and thrilling grade 4 and 5- rapids along the entire non-stop river action trip. Tamur rafting trip can be also combined with kanchenjunga region trek.
September - December
Approx. 300 cumecs
January - May
Approx. 200 cumecs
June - August
Approx. 450 cumecs
Trip Preparation and pre-departure meeting
Before heading every outdoor trip we would like to request to our guests to be gathered at our office for pre-departure meeting as it is also prime concern to introduce with our team-Trip Leader, Guides, trip staffs and other guests, complete official formalities, discuss about the trip system, timetable and other important matters to make your happy journey successful.
Equipments and Services we provide for the trip
Best quality self-bailing inflatable raft, Whitewater safety helmet, modern plastic paddle, neoprene-wetsuit, PFD-lifejacket, Dry top Jacket, Waterproof Container/Barrel for camera and valuables things, Dry bag, First-Aid Kits and Tents/mass fly sheet and sleeping mat, other necessary camping gear cooking utensils, hygienically prepared food and drinks.
Things you need to bring for the trip
River wear gear: shorts- half pant, T-shirts (long sleep for sun protection), swim wear, Sun Cap/Glass/Cream, personal water bottle, a pair of river sandals.
For the camp site wear: Personal sleeping bag, lightweight shirts, Trouser/pant, under garments socks, a towel, light shoe, Fleece type pullover, flash light, personal toiletries, camera, reading and writing materials, medication recommended by your doctor.
Mountain River Rafting team takes safety issues very seriously for every rafting trip and believe every happy outdoor trip is a safe one. Our team members have updated training courses - AR/CPR, Wildness First-Aid and Whitewater Rescue Technician conducted by Rescue 3 International. Besides in every trip also provides expert safety kayaker for rescue and make your rafting journey with us more comfort and enjoyable.
Care of Environment
The care of environment is our prime concern responsibility to protect the wildness resources of Nepal for future generation. We practice and follow minimum impact polices on our every outdoor journey- by using gas or kerosene as a cooking fuel instead of local firewood. Moreover by disposing and cleaning both biodegradable and non-degradable properly from the campsite.