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Tamur, the best river rafting combo trip in Nepal. “4 days on the trek and 6 days on the river.”

This epic adventure combines the Himalaya’s 2 greatest features- steep rivers and High Mountain peaks.  We begin due east in Basantapur where we journey deep into the rhodedendrum jeweled jungle.  These hills are home to tribes of Rai and Limbu communities infamous for their strength, cunning and ability to live off the land.  As you can rightly imagine we hire our porters locally to support their economy, share culture and enjoy their infamous local and traditional fermented millet drink brew- tungba.

We trek for 3 days through a maze of green hills and lush rice terraces.  As we reach the sacred lake, Gupha Pokhari, above10, 000 feet we are met with commanding views of Kanchenjunga, Everest and Makalu.  As we descend we begin to see the Mighty Tamur River.

We put in at Dhoban the base of the 3 main tributaries feeding into the Tamur.  The steep grade coupled with high volume water creates a full-on whitewater explosion.  The rapids are so continuous it’s hard to know where one ends the next begins- a raft guide’s dream.  We power through massive wave trains, roar around bends, rage through rapids and maneuver technical drops. After 5 days of sheer adrenaline the canyon walls give way to the majestic wide expanse that is the Sun Kosi.

Is It For Me? With no warm up days you are straight into the action with this one. If you are short of time but still want a wilderness experience then this river is perfect for you.


Day 1

We will pick you up at the airport by our Drift Nepal Expedition’s staff who will take you into Thamel to your hotel, where you can take the chance to catch up on sleep or go and explore this fascinating town.

Day 2

Will have a breakfast in town. Then a short scenic 35 minutes of flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar and 5 hours of drive to Basantapur or 17 hours of drive to Basantapur, We stay there for the night in a local Tea House.

Day 3

Awake to the typical street sounds of a Nepalese market town and enjoy breakfast. We have our porters and the camping equipments to start our trek. (Along the trek with the beautiful Rhododendron forest and spectacular landscape)

Day 4-5

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(Doban) Put in point.

Day 6 : Trek to Danakyu

Trek to Danakyu alt.2300m / 7544ft. (4½ hrs).

Day 7

After breakfast we start with safety briefing and then we start our white water challenge facing the great mighty Tamur! And will stop in the middle of the day for lunch and then will carry on till we find our first sandy Beach for camp.


Day 8

We paddle down the downstream it opens up as we pass by the small fishing village and watch monkeys on the riverbank.

Day 9

Layover Day! a chance to do exactly what you’d like,whether  that’s relaxing on the beach, a spot of volleyball, swimming or having a go in a kayak, or we can go for hike.

Day 10

Back on the river for a day of fun Rapids.

Day 11

Some phenomenal white water action  pack day as we will camp our last night on the river just before the sunkosi confluence.

Day 12

After breakfast we float down to confluence of sunkosi and stop at barahi Hindu Temple. Then we float down to chatara where will meet our bus and have our last lunch on the river. And drive back to kathmandu, by 15 hours of bus drive or 1 hour of flight from Biratnagar.

Day 13

After a leisurely breakfast we take you back to the airport for your flight home.

Package Includes:

 Travel fare

Professional guide

Wholeday food

Package Excludes:

 Extra Snacks


Tamur River Rafting
Tamur River Rafting
Tamur river rafting