Tamur River Rafting – 12 days

“Eastern Multi Sport Adventure” 

  • Epic trekking and rafting combination
  • Incredible Mountain views
  • Remote & challenging
  • Steep, technical and intense whitewater rapids

No expedition to Nepal would be complete without a trek in the famous Himalaya and it is no accident that one of the world’s finest rivers starts with one of the most scenic treks.

This is probably the best multi-adventure trip in Nepal, if not the world! Our journey starts with 4 days trekking following a 3000 meter ridge through woods and meadows taking in stunning views of Kanchenjunga, Makalu & Mount Everest before dropping off into the lush villages of the Tamur Valley.

Once we hit the river, this amazing whitewater adventure starts out with a bang with some big, intense and challenging class V rapids. The rest of the river is an exciting combination of white water and beautiful remote wilderness scenery.

If you would like to get completely off the beaten track and seek an authentic travel experience and personal challenge, then this trekking and whitewater combination is a perfect epic adventure for you!


Tamur River Rafting Photo Gallery

What's Included
  • Professional English speaking licensed guides highly trained and safety certified to international standards in Whitewater River Guiding, Swift Water Rescue and Wilderness First Aid
  • Professional safety kayakers
  • Gear raft support
  • International name brand ISO/CE certified rafting equipment including helmets, PFDs, paddles, splash jackets and wetsuits
  • Dry bags and pelican boxes to keep your personal items dry and safe on the river
  • Trekking guide & porters – participants required to carry personal backpack**Please note – porters will carry participant mattress, sleeping bag & back up tents**
  • Camping logistics and equipment including shelters, tents and simple mattresses
  • Meals for duration of trip as outlined – simple local daal bhat during bus travel & trek, plus a variety of Continental & Nepalese buffet meals freshly prepared while on the river.
  • Drinking water (treated stream water) & tea/coffee/hot chocolate 
  • Round trip transportation
  • River permits
  • Industry standard first aid kits
What's NOT Included
  • Unrelated transportation, accommodation, visas, travel documents, departure taxes etc…
  • Footwear
  • Items of a personal nature including swimwear, towel and toiletries
  • Insurance **we provide insurance for our crew – but participants must be properly insured through an emergency medical travel plan**
  • Tips for guides **if you feel that our crew did a great job, you are invited but not obligated to offer a personal tip**
What to Bring for Trek
  • Backpack (to carry all your personal items for trek)
  • Good walking / hiking shoes / boots (well worn in)
  • Good quality sweat wicking socks
  • Quick dry trekking pants
  • Quick dry shirts (merino wool or similar thermal type quick dry material)
  • Thermal long underwear and/or warm sleeping clothes
  • Warm fleece
  • Down jacket or wind proof warm jacket
  • Sun hat & warm hat
  • Personal toiletries
  • Light travel towel
  • Flip flops/bathroom slippers
  • Sunglasses (with strap)
  • Sunscreen & sunscreen lip balm
  • Personal first aid kit (with common medicines you need, rehydration salts, antibiotics etc)
  • Flashlight / headlamp
  • Water bottle
  • Sleeping bag
  • Camera
  • A little cash for treats & tips 
  • Passport photocopy / visa photocopy
What to Bring for Rafting
  • Shorts / ½ pants
  • T-shirts
  • Sport sandals or comfortable shoes that can get wet and will stay on your feet
  • Polypropylene / quick dry long shirts
  • Swimwear
  • Track pants / comfortable long pants
  • Warm fleece
  • Jacket (waterproof shell)
  • Socks
  • Shoes (not essential)
  • Pyjamas (something comfortable to sleep in)
  • Warm hat (in cold months)
  • Travel towel 
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunscreen / sunscreen lip protection
  • Mosquito repellant 
  • Water bottle
  • Head lamp / flash light
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Sleeping bag (if you do not have one – we will provide a complimentary rental)
  • A little cash for treats, tips and the occasional chance for photographs


Trip Departure Dates

Winter – Spring 2024

February March April May June
n/a n/a on request n/a n/a

Fall – Winter 2024

September October November December January
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Trip Details


12 days


IV / IV+


Paddle Nepal Lakeside Center, Pokhara
6:30am (private bus)
(Kathmandu start possible on request)


Basantapur / 15 hours from Pokhara
(option to fly Kathmandu – Biratnagar)


4 days




6 days


Chatara / 15 hours to Pokhara
(option to fly Biratnagar – Kathmandu)
(Kathmandu finish possible on request)


Paddle Nepal Lakeside Center, Pokhara
(private bus)


Day 1 = lunch & dinner
Days 2 – 11 = breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 12 = breakfast


1 night hotel outbound
3 nights tea house
6 nights remote beach camping
1 night camp or hotel inbound


Open: Sep. –  June
Best: Nov. and May


$1695 USD until end June 2024
$1800 USD from Sep 2024


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