Equator Expeditions (P) Ltd, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal , P.O Box 8404 (977)-1-4356644, 4354169

Tamur River

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Difficulty: 4 / (-5)
From: Dobhan to Chatra
Distance: 270km
Days: 11 (6 river days)
Av. Gradient: 20 ft per mile
Best Season: Oct , Nov, Apr

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.

Probably the best combination trip in Nepal- magnificent white water, a beautiful un-spoilt valley, combined with one of the most scenic treks in Nepal.


Rafters need no previous experience.


This is the perfect river for expert kayakers, containing continuous class 4 rapids, class 4 + drops, epic surfing and hole riding. Experienced safety kayakers accompany each trip offering advice on rapids. An excellent roll is a prerequisite.

  • A Pre-departure meeting is held the evening prior to your departure at our Kathmandu sales office, 6pm.
  • 6.30 am meet at Equator Sales Office - store extra luggage. Breakfast, (not included). Fly KTM- Biratnagar. Drive Biratnagar - Basantapur 6 hours - Camp.
  • 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.
  • Unload gear - load rafts. Safety briefing - the white water action begins. Continuous class 4 white water.
  • Descending rapids in the upper gorges of the Tamur.
  • Rest day. Time to enjoy the natural surroundings of beach life in Nepal, or trek to a local village.
  • The action continues with more of the Tamur‚Äôs spectacular white water.
  • 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!
  • 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‚Äôs reputation as one of Nepal‚Äôs finest river / trek combinations. We end the journey in Chatra. Flight from Biratnagar or drive to KTM
  • Arrive KTM.

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