Tamur River Rafting

Tamur River Facts

Grade for Autumn: Sep – Dec 3 to 5

Grade for Spring: Feb – May 3 to 4+

Possible operation: Autumn & Spring

Departure: Fix and on request

Rafting days: 05 + 06 days (KTM to KTM)

Entrance by: Fly to Biratnagar or Drive to Basantapur for 19 hours

Put-in point: Milke Danda

Put-out point: Chatara

River distance: 120 km.

Optional trips to: Drive to Koshi Tappu or Chitwan National Park for an excellent safari trip or drive back to Kathmandu

Numbers of pax: Minimum 6 persons

Trip Price: Contact Us

Tamur River Rafting - 10 Nights/ 11 Days


  • Exhilarating class IV and V rapids
  • Breathtaking views of Mount Kanchenjunga and Himalayan peaks
  • Remote and untouched landscapes
  • Cultural interactions with local ethnic communities
  • Diverse scenery, from gorges to terraced farmlands
  • Off-the-beaten-path adventure
  • Experienced guides for safety and navigation
  • Wildlife sightings in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area
  • Immersive combination of rafting and trekking
  • Best seasons: post-monsoon (Sept-Nov) and pre-monsoon (Mar-May)
  • Tamur River Rafting & Trekking is a unique and adventurous journey that combines the thrill of white-water rafting on the Tamur River with an exhilarating trek through the stunning landscapes of eastern Nepal. This expedition offers a perfect blend of adrenaline-pumping water activities and immersive trekking experiences in one of Nepal's most remote and culturally rich regions.

    Rafting on Tamur River

    The Tamur River is one of Nepal's premier white-water rafting destinations, renowned for its challenging class IV and V rapids. Originating from the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world, the river flows through beautiful gorges, picturesque valleys, and lush forests. The rafting adventure on the Tamur River promises an adrenaline rush, with continuous rapids and heart-pounding drops that thrill rafters of all skill levels.

    Trekking in Eastern Nepal

    Following the exhilarating rafting journey, the adventure continues with an immersive trek through the diverse landscapes of eastern Nepal. Trekkers traverse through remote villages, terraced farmlands, dense forests, and awe-inspiring Himalayan panoramas. The route leads to charming settlements inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, including Limbus, Rais, and Sherpas, offering an opportunity to experience their unique cultures and traditions.

    Scenery and Surroundings

    The Tamur River Rafting & Trekking expedition showcases the breathtaking beauty of Nepal's eastern region. Participants are treated to stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga, Makalu, and other towering peaks, as well as the vibrant vegetation and wildlife of the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area. The diverse landscapes and natural wonders make this journey an unforgettable visual delight.

    Remote and Off-the-Beaten-Path

    The Tamur River Rafting & Trekking itinerary takes adventurers to some of the least explored areas of Nepal. The remote nature of the region provides a sense of seclusion and tranquility, far away from the usual tourist trails, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the raw and untamed beauty of the Himalayas.

    Cultural Immersion

    The journey offers numerous opportunities for cultural interactions with the local communities along the trekking route. Exploring traditional villages, witnessing age-old customs, and engaging with the hospitable locals enrich the experience, providing a deeper understanding of the region's cultural heritage.

    Experienced Guides and Safety

    The expedition is led by experienced guides who are well-versed in both rafting and trekking, ensuring safety and expert navigation on the river and the trail. Their local knowledge and expertise contribute to a smooth and secure journey for all participants.

    Best Time for Rafting & Trekking

    The best time for Tamur River Rafting & Trekking is during the post-monsoon season, from September to November, and the pre-monsoon season, from March to May. During these months, the weather is generally favorable for both rafting and trekking, and the landscapes are at their most vibrant.

    In conclusion

    Tamur River Rafting & Trekking is a thrilling and unforgettable adventure that brings together the best of white-water rafting and trekking experiences in the remote and stunning landscapes of eastern Nepal. It offers a perfect blend of adrenaline, natural beauty, cultural immersion, and off-the-beaten-path exploration, making it an ideal choice for adventurous travelers seeking a unique and rewarding journey in the Himalayas

    Rafting Itinerary

    A unique river passing through the two greenery hills usually explored by beginner and intermediate kayak learners and rafters. It has impressive gorges exciting rapids on its small volume white water.

    Day 1: Fly to Biratnagar and then to Basantapur by land transport, which is the real starting point for your trekking trip

    Day 2 - 5: Trekking 4 days to Dovan via Gupha Pokhari We start our four-day treks into the heart of eastern Nepal and will stop for lunch and relax and enjoy the views and culture of local village life. Trek up over the Milke Danda via Gupha Pokhari to Dovan from where we will start our rafting trip. This route has spectacular mountain views of Mount Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. Porters will be carrying the main loads (including kayaks and rafts!) We make camp.

    Day 6: The white water action begins from Dovan Your expedition leader and your raft guide will give you a detailed safety briefing. Then for the rest of the day (apart from the lunch break of course) you are in a turquoise blue class 4 white water paradises Camp

    Day 7: This is the type of day that people imagine when they think of Himalayan water. It is big and continuous. We enter into the Jungle Corridor. This is a narrowing jungle clad gorge and it is all ours. The team building is put into full practice and when your guide shouts "all forward " he really means it. Enjoy the ride all day and camp in this sensational setting at God-house.

    Day 5: More of the same including the notorious GOD'S house rapid. Camp at the Seti Dovan and relax.

    Day 6: It isn't over yet! Keep paddling hard! You really are experiencing the best of the west on yet another day of great action and breath taking scenery and camping at Jamuna village

    Day 7: Starting and ending point for the day is not mention because of this is one of the remote area for the white water rafting. This is grade 2 - 4 the whole day passing through villages and spotting wildlife particular to this area.

    Day 8: Places are not mention because of this is one of the remote areas for the White water rafting. Time to have a break. We have given you a rest day to enjoy the beach life, or go for a day trek to the local villages they are always so welcoming and inspiring with their unending supply of enthusiasm and smiles.

    Day 9: Starting and ending point for the day is not mention because of this is one of the remote area for the white water rafting. The action continues as you tackle more class 2-4 rapids all the way.

    Day 7: Rai Ghat to Bander Ghat rafting approx. 6 hours. Hold tight, the ride is not over yet.as past the point of Sap Su Khola is a rapid with the greatest drop Huge 'holes', 'eddies' and churning 'stopper waves' demands team work and hard paddle.

    Day 8: Bander Ghat to Bonjur Ghat rafting aprox. 6 hours. We take to the rapids again, busy all morning earnestly thanking for the lunch break, emerging from the Mardheku gorge the river spreads wide, less agitated after its confinement between steep cliffs and gorges.

    Day 9: Bonjur Ghat to Barahchhatra rafting aprox. 6 hours. Today the whole stretch is a mixture of fun filled rapids and calm undulating floats, you are somewhat relived, yet sad that the trip is coming to an end, all good things ultimately does.

    Day 10: Starting and ending point for the day is not mention because of this is one of the remote area for the white water rafting. Relax and enjoy a mellow day on the river as you float through the day with the occasional "all forward call" to bring you back into action. You need to relax so you are ready for tomorrow!

    Day 11: Final day, raft take out in Chatara and transfer to Biratnagar for flight to Kathmandu or go for the safari trip either in Koshi Tappu or in Chitwan National park or drive back to Kathmandu. There could not be a better way to end an expedition like this other than on continuous class 4 for half a day. Perfect action on a perfect river. We end the journey in Chatara.

    Note: Rafting itinerary can be changed as per different situation.