Tamur River Rafting

  • Duration 11 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu
  • Style Camping
  • Group Size 4+
  • Best Time February to May and September to December

"Raft on the river fed from the glacier of world 3rd high Mt. Kanchenjunga"

Tamur River Rafting, an adventure that leads to exploration around Nepal Far Eastern Himalayan foothills. One of the most remote Rafting Rivers of Nepal is fed from the glacier of world 3rd and country’s 2nd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Tamur River Rafting, a combination of scenic flight with exciting local drive and few days treks to reach the starting point of rafting at Dovan, a small farm town of Taplejung and Kanchenjunga Himalaya region.

Taking a short flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar, an industrial city located in southeast Nepal, where few hours of interesting drive leads you to the hill town of Dhankuta, and then reach Basantpur town to end the drive.

In Nepal, the main flow of foreign visitors is for trekking, mountaineering, and then rafting, so this trip allows you to taste both famous major activities of the country, an adventure with scenic treks, and exciting floats.

A wonderful moderate and scenic trek for four days to reach Tamur River and the starting point of rafting, during walks enjoy exploring nice rural villages with farm activities and enter cool dense forest lined with Sal trees and blue pines.

Walk heads on well-maintained trails with some uphill to encounter overlooking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Janu Himal, and Baruntse peaks and then walk leads to long descend back into warm low farm country at Dovan the put-in point of our rafting expedition on raging Tamur River.

After getting organized for the Wet River run for some days, our expert river guide and captain of the boat will brief on safety measures as well as the river currents and the grade of rapids.

Strong paddling required to challenge and to go through the mighty waves and white-water with exciting rapids of high grade from II to class V, rafting with many exciting moments with scenic floats.

Tamur the last final rivers that join the great Sapta Kosi, a meeting point of seven big fast rivers, namely Bhote Kosi, Sun Kosi, Tama Kosi, Dudh Kosi, Arun River and the Tamur river that makes a wide great Sapta Kosi. Where our rafting adventure concludes on the Gangetic plain of Far southeast Nepal.

Essential Info

If you have an Indian passport, the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp is INR 100,000. When breaking down the cost, Indian citizens pay slightly less than citizens of other nations because India is a member of the SAARC (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka), which lowers the cost of a permit. Additionally, Indian citizens pay less for airline tickets than citizens of other nations, which further lowers the cost of the trip. 

People travelling from SAARC countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri-Lanka). have low-cost permits, the cost of trekking to Everest Base Camp can be 20 to 50 dollars less for holders of these kinds of Trekkers and travelers coming to Nepal.


Items for River

  • River sandals
  • Shorts or a swimming costumes
  • A baseball style cap, good sunglass and quality sunscreen

Shells & insulators :
Windproof & water proof outerwear, jacket & pants (gortex or nylon) Fleece jacket/sweater (wool or synthetic only for the winter season)


  • Long sleeve t-shirt / turtlenecks (synthetic)
  • Short sleeve t-shirts
  • Several pairs of thick socks (wool or synthetic), with thin liners (synthetic)
  • Light weight long underwear, top & bottom (polypropylene or "capilene")
  • Wide brim hat (straw type beach hat or synthetic outdoors) to sunburn
  • protection on face, ears, & neck , Underwear, etc

1-pair new - condition lightweight walking / running shoes, with textured soles.

Other Items:

  • Quality sleeping bag & sleeping pad. For those who don't have they can rent it easily in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Light weight clothing as pants, shorts, cotton underwear, t-shirts, swim wear
  • Light weight long sleeved shirt or t-shirt and a fleece style jacket
  • Toiletries (environmentally friendly is best)
  • Flashlight with spare batteries & bulbs
  • A couple handkerchiefs
  • Pocket knife
  • Stuff sacks
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Hand towel
  • Feminine hygiene items, including plastic bags to pack out dirty items
  • Lighter / matches (for toilet paper and candles)
  • Spare eyeglass or contact lenses (Due to the ease of getting eye infections, care should be taken in using contacts. Disposable contacts lenses replaced frequently can lessen the risk of eye inflections
  • Hard shell water bottle; one 2-liter or two 1-liter bottles ("Nalgene" or Manmade Metal) that will not melt while adding hot boiled water
  • Emergency contact information ; Personal medical kit.

Climate and Weather:
Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold, other months from September and October great times for rafting, most days are clear for views of mountains and beautiful landscape scenery.

Although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight much shorter.

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