A rafting trip through Nepal’s numerous world-class rivers is a fun and exciting adventure. You can enjoy a day’s rafting or choose a trip that allows you to camp on the river and explore the surrounding culture and geography. Nepal is considered a paradise for river runners, with rivers such as Seti, Trishuli, Tamur, Koshi, and more. There are several grades of whitewater rafting trips available to suit any interest or preference.
Among the best places to white water raft, Nepal has some of the world’s wildest and most spectacular rivers. Beautiful mountains, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water, and fascinating cultural experiences are what make Nepal one of the world’s top rafting destinations.
You can combine the Tamur River rafting trip with a wildlife safari tour in nearby National Parks for those interested in a long day’s expedition. Please get in touch with us here at Pokhara Info if you have any questions about rafting in Nepal. We will provide you with the best options and packages.
About the River and Trip
With Pokhara Info, you can experience a wild rafting trip in Nepal’s faster rivers. This is probably the best way to enjoy both mountain rafting and trekking in Nepal, with spectacular scenery, incredible white water, and an unspoiled valley.
There are five tributaries of the Tamur that drain the snow of the third highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga. The Tamur is the sixth largest river in Nepal and has an air of power, but also of being constrained by its valley sides. In 1990, the Tamur was the first commercial run on the river, and there have been relatively few descents since then. It offers exceptional views of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest, and Mt. Makalu. This trip takes you on a 120 km descent through some of the most exciting rapids in the world, with most of them in the 3 to 4 range and some in the five range, making it one of the world’s best white water expeditions.
Starting in Kathmandu, we take an internal flight or drive to Biratnagar, located in the far southeast of the country. After that, we take a private bus to Basantapur, located in the Tehrathum region, where we camp overnight. On the day following the arrival at the base camp, we start our awe-inspiring trek to Dobhan through the Taplejung region in eastern Nepal. Our journey starts in Dobhan, from where we enjoy a relaxing day on a remote river beach or an optional trek to explore local villages. The Tamur is best explored between October and November and from February to May. In addition, you have the option of returning by private bus or internal flight to Kathmandu.
Tamur River Rafting Itinerary:
The trip is long and includes amazing trekking trails, with rafting as the primary priority.
Day 1 and 2
You arrive in Nepal. We will start off by briefing you about the Tamur river rafting trip after your arrival. By air, we will fly to Biratnagar, and by land, we will reach Basantapur, where you will begin your trekking trip.
Day 3 to Day 6:
We will start our trek into the heart of eastern Nepal by trekking for four days via Gupha Pokhari, stopping for lunch and rest while enjoying the views and culture of the local villages on the way. Trek from Milke Danda via Gupha Pokhari to Dovan to begin our rafting trip, where we are surrounded by stunning mountain views, including Mount Everest, Makalu, and Kanchenjunga. Porters will carry most of our gear, including kayaks and rafts. Camp is made.
We start our white water adventure at Dovan. Your expedition leader and raft guide will give you a detailed safety briefing, and then for the remainder of the day (outside of the lunch break), you're in a turquoise blue class 4 white water paradise.
There is no better day to experience Himalayan water than this one. It is large and continuous. We enter the Jungle Corridor, which is a narrow, jungle-clad canyon. Team building techniques are put into action, and when the guide calls out, "all forward," he really means it. Enjoy the rides all day and camp at the amazing God-house.
We will see more of the same, including the notorious GOD'S house rapid, then spend some relaxing time at the Seti Dovan.
There's still more action ahead! Don't give up! You are experiencing the best of western adventures on yet another day of a great adventure with breathtaking scenery and camping in Jamuna Village.
As this is a very remote area for white water rafting, the starting and ending points are not mentioned since we will be passing through villages and observing wildlife that is unique to this area the whole day.
As it is a remote area for white water rafting, no specific places are mentioned. We have managed the day as a rest day to enjoy the beach life or to trek to the local villages, where you will always find people who are so welcoming and enthusiastic.
Day 13 and 14:
From Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat, rafting takes approximately 6 hours. However, the experience does not end there. After Sap Su Khola, there is a rapid with the greatest drop, and the rapid is filled with 'holes,' 'eddies,' and churning 'stopper waves' that demand teamwork and hard paddling.
Our rafting excursion for the day runs from Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat for approximately 6 hours. We take to the rapids again, active all morning and eager for the lunch break. After emerging from the Mardheku gorge, the river is less agitated after being enclosed between steep cliffs and gorges.
The 16th day of the tour takes us from Bonjur Ghat to Barachhatra. The rafting is approximately six hours in water mixed with fun-filled rapids along with calm water floating.
The final day of the rafting takes us to Chatara, where we conclude the tiring yet thrilling couple of weeks. Afterward, we travel to Biratnagar in order to fly back to Kathmandu.
Pokhara Info organizes several procedures for rafting along the Tamur River that is safe and interesting. Pokhara Info’s main objective is to provide the highest level of safety and enjoyment for its clients. The matter of safety while rafting is also taken very seriously. However, it will surely be a fun experience and full of exploration around the remote regions of that part of Nepal to raft for 17 days at the Tamur River.
- Arrival & Departure transport via private Car/Van/Bus.
- Three meals per day throughout the Trip(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
- Accommodation during the trek.
- Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B.
- Guide and a porter with Insurance, food, and accommodations.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu or Pokhara valley with a car and tour guide
- First Aid kit.
- Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
- TIMS card (Trekking information management system) is like a permit.
- All needed government tax/vat.
- International Airfare.
- Your travel insurance.
- Sightseeing entrance fees
- Nepal Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days; you should get a visa open your arrival)
- Any kind of drinks, items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, missing meal, WIFI Porters, etc.
- Tips for Guide and Porters
After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.
We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.
Finally, When you are ready to start adventures in Nepal, it is time to begin thinking about what to pack. If you are ready to book but aren’t sure when is the best time to trek or what to stay in, Pokhara Info has got you covered. You can figure out these queries through our site. We can also be found on Facebook and Instagram, and other social media sites. Hope you have a good time in Nepal, and thank you for visiting!