Tamur River Rafting

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal

'Trishuli River Rafting : Meaning - 'The Classic River' (1 to 3 days)



Water Volume

September - December


Approx.350 cumecs

January - May


Approx.150 cumecs

June - August

Not runable

Approx 750 cumecs


Location, Transportation and Timetable

The journey to the put-in point for the rafting on Tamur River involves a 18 hour road journey by WhiteWater Nepal private minibus to Basantpur, followed by a 4 day trek to Dovan (put in point for Tamur river rafting/kayaking). The 135 km river action takes 5 to 6 days. The return journey from Chatara (the take-out point of Tamur river trip), is 16 hours to Kathmandu. It is also possible to arrange a flight from Biratnagar (1 hour road journey from Chatara) to Kathmandu in additional cost.

Description of 'River Tamur' Rafting

The Tamur, powerful and impressive river, is the sixth largest in Nepal. The scenery witnessed during the trek through the little known eastern part of Nepal to the put-in point is as inspiring as the river Tamur itself. The sides of the valley are wooded, with only a few villages and very little agriculture glimpsed throughout the trip. There are excellent beaches for camping and plenty of wildlife. Tamur river rafting/kayaking gives you the feeling of a wilderness expedition!

The huge grade 4 and 5- rapids are challenging and exhilarating. The volume of water ensures non-stop river action.

The Tamur is best suited to those with a sense of adventure and seeking something a little different from the rivers of Nepal. In addition to the scheduled trips to the Tamur it is also possible to arrange a special trip to meet your needs. The Tamur is ideally combined with trips to Chitwan National Park or treks in the Kanchanjunga region.

What we provide

Along with our high quality self-bailing rafts, we provide helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits, lifejackets, and first aid kit.

We provide plentiful, healthy and hygienically prepared food and drinks. Tents and sleeping mats are also provided. Sleeping bags can be supplied upon request.

All our equipment is of the highest quality, clean and well maintained.

What to bring

Please bring with you shorts and a T-shirt or swimwear for on the river, suitable footwear for wearing in the raft, warm clothing for the evenings, a towel, sun block and your camera. A flashlight is also useful.

What you need to tell us

Please tell us if you are a non-swimmer, or not very confident in the water. Also it is essential that you inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your well being on the trip.

Don’t forget to request vegetarian meals if required.


Welcome Nepal Treks & Tours P. Ltd takes the safety of its clients very seriously. All our guides are licensed, with many years of experience on the rivers of Nepal and other European countries. All are trained in CPR, First Aid and advanced river rescue techniques.

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Drive from Kathmandu to Basantapur via Dharan.

    Arrive Basantapur and prepare for trekking and camp.

    • Accommodation:Camp

    Trek from mangalbare to Guphapokhari about 5 hours and camp.

    • Day tour time:5 hours
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    Trek from mangalbare to Guphapokhari about 5 hours and camp.

    • Day tour time:5 hours
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    Trek from Guphapokhari to Gorja about 5 hours and camp.

    • Day tour time:5 hours
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    Trek from Gorja to Dobhan about 3 hours and camp.

    • Day tour time:3 hours
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    Rafting starts from Dobhan at Tamor river. Run class 4/5 rapids and camp at Kabelidobhan.

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    Rafting from Kabelidobhan to whitewater section and camp nearby Koya River bank.

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    Raft from Koya down calm section and camp at Dumre.

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    Rafting the continuos whitewater rapids of Tamor river and camp near Tribenighat

    • Accommodation:Camp

    Rafting about 3 hours and finish at Chatara. Drive back to Kathmandu.

      What's Included
      • Ground Transportation (From and After)
      • Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
      • River Permit
      • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical   equipment
      • Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
      • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire
      • Safety Kayak
      • Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
      • Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
      • First aid kid box
      What's not Included
      • Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
      • Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip
      • Emergency evacuation
      • Things of personal use
      • Member insurance
      • International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
      • Airfare (Kathmandu-Biratnagar-Kathmandu
      • Tips to Staffs
      • Sleeping bag