A True Adventurers Delight
One of Nepal’s newest rivers open for rafting and kayaking, it certainly lives up to its name, “The Jewel in the East”.
This sparkling river hails its waters from the mighty Mount Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, which straddles Nepal’s border in the east.
The Tamur is one of the most remote rivers in the country and offers up a spectacular rafting / trekking combination trip that’s going to take your breath away. The rivers isolation make it a less traveled place and a fantastic white water and cultural experience as you get a first hand experience of village life along the way.
The river itself is accessed by three days of trekking, and in its 131 raftable kilometer length, there are some 120 rapids, which sure as heck mean you area going to be in for the ride of your life, with the non stop white water of this ripper of a river. The unspoiled and barely inhabited environments of this river make for an unforgettable trip.
RIVER TRIP DETAILS
Meeting Point: Adrenaline Rush Kathmandu/ Adrenaline Rush Pokhara Office 6:30
Start Rafting From: Doban to Chatra
Rafting: Trekking 3-4 Days/ River Days - 6
River Distance: 131km
River Class: 4-/4+
Season: Best time : October to Novemer, March to April
1998 saw the addition of the Tamur onto the commercial rafting list for Nepal and it has since quickly become a popular river for the rafting “connoisseurs”. For a rafter, its the kind of river that feels too good to be true. With its length and amount of rapids it has an immense amount of white water interest for the rafter, that doesn’t pettier out as you progress but gets better. There is a short day or so of mellow water in the middle to allow the rafter to suck in some air, relax racing pulses and get a good look at the mind blowing scenery.
The river is best kayaked in lower water conditions and is one for experienced kayakers only. It’s an ideal river to run with raft support and light kayaks. There are lots of surging eddies and surf waves and the river very much improves as you progress down it. The ferocity of the river make it a serious challenge for the experienced Kayaker who wants to take on the wilds and remoteness of Nepal and battle wills with the forces of nature.