The first commercial run on Tamur was in 1990 and there have been very few descents since then. In November of 1991, we ran an expedition down this river and proved to ourselves that all we had heard about it being an 'exceptional trip' was right. The trip combines one of the best short Himalayan treks with a challenging and exhilarating river journey. Tamur drains the snow of the mighty Kanchanjunga massif, the third highest peak in the world, and flows through a truly beautiful and unspoiled gorge. The superb sandy beaches, few villages and limited agriculture along the river provide Tamur with the most pristine rafting environment in Nepal.
Although the Tamur is still relatively untravelled, it probably has created more whitewater interest than any other commercial rafting rivers in Nepal. With three days of trekking through the foothills of the Himalayas followed by 120 kms of exceptional whitewater thrill, Tamur is a highly recommended, active and exhilarating wilderness journey.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, and time to explore this great city!
Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 02: We sample the best breakfast in town at Mike's Breakfast.
Then a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. After a filling lunch we drive to the bustling market town of Hile and relax there for the night. Included: Lunch and dinner
Day 03: Awake to the typical street sounds of a Nepalese market town and enjoy breakfast and then drive to Basantapur.
Watch in awe as Nepalese porters clad in flip flops carry 80kg rafts as we begin a spectacular journey to the river through Rhododendron Forests. Included: All meals
Day 04-6: After a hearty Breakfast each morning
Our trek takes us over a 10,000ft pass above the sacred lake at Gopa Pokhara rewarding us with stunning views of Kachengunga, Makalu and the majestic Mount Everest. We descend through terraced rice paddies and mountain villages which lead us to the river. Included: All meals
Day 07: After a comprehensive safety talk
We put on the river and take on some of the most challenging whitewater in Nepal. This river is a whitewater delight with one rapid leading into the next. At camp that evening, enjoy chilling out with your sundowners, as stories are told (and exaggerated) of the day's rafting. Included: All meals
Day 08: Steep canyon walls enclose the river and the rapids are powerful and continuous
Many of which are unnamed, perhaps your chance for some fame. As the river opens up we pass by small fishing villages and watch wild monkeys on the river banks. Overnight camp on a beautiful white sandy beach. Included: All meals
Day 09: Layover day, and a chance to do exactly what you want.
Whether you choose to relax and read or join in on a spot of volleyball or swim, the choice is yours. And what a spectacular setting for it. Included: All meals
Day 10: A relaxing day punctuated by some fun whitewater. Included: All meals
Day 11: Some phenomenal whitewater action today as towering waves leap skyward
With seemingly endless rapids surging through steep canyon walls, to finally cascade into the Sun Kosi. Included: All meals
Day 12: An early rise today with a floating breakfast as we watch the sun rise over the hills.
We leave the river at Chatara and fly back to Kathmandu. After settling in to your hotel you will enjoy an evening meal with all your fellow travelers in one of the cities many restaurants. Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day 13: After a leisurely breakfast we take you back to the airport for your flight home. Included: No meals