Trekking and Whitewater Rafting Tamur River journey

Trip Facts

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Challenge level : Challenging
  • Group size :6-16 People
  • Best TimeSpring / Autumn
  • Destination :Nepal

About Trekking and Whitewater Rafting Tamur River journey

STARTS IN: Pokhara ENDS IN: Pokhara
TRIP DURATION: 12 Days CAPACITY: 6-16 people
DEPARTS FROM: Adventure Hub Nepal Lakeside office Pokhara 5 pm (also can depart from Kathmandu). 15 hour private bus drive to Basantapur trekking start point. RETURNS FROM: Take out of rafting trip in Chatara private bus back to Pokhara approximately 15 hrs. (Also can return to Kathmandu).
** It is also possible to fly Kathmandu- Biratnagar or Biratnagar – Kathmandu


This is the easiest of our lodge accommodation trekking adventure and may involve walking for up to 5 hours per day. You are likely to cover between 6 to 15 kilometers per day, over hilly terrain, on well-defined trails. Altitudes may exceed 3000 meters and these treks involve multiday walking for up to two weeks. A good level of fitness is required.

1st  - 11th NOV 2019

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing views of the Himalayas
  • Fantastic, technical white water rapids
  • Great way to see Nepal both trekking and paddling
  • Venture deep into the wilderness


This itinerary is intended as a guide only. Local conditions and weather may necessitate variations to the program and can affect the availability of views and panoramas described.
Be aware that all time stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, weather, Trekking route, river level and road conditions.

At 5pm depart from Adventure Hub Nepal Lakeside office. Drive overnight approximately 15 hours in private bus to Basantapur the trekking starting

Arrive at Basantapur and have lunch. Get organized for trekking leaving the next morning. Stay overnight in lodge in Basantapur.

After breakfast begin trekking which will take you through beautiful woods and meadows with magnificent views of the mountain ranges Kanchenjunga, Makalu and the Everest massif in the far distance. After approximately 6 to 7 hours walk, arrive at Chauki or the Holy lake Gupha Pokhari and camp. (Elevation 2850 meters)

Today you will continue trekking up to the ridge through picturesque rhododendron forest and enjoy the spectacular views. The path winds gently up and down through ancient moss covered trees and after approximately 6 to 7 hours you will reach the top of the ridge at 2980 meters. Set up camp near the village of Gorja (elevation 1925 meters).

Trek for approximately 4 hours and then descend down to Dobhan which is the starting point of the white water kayaking rafting on the Tamur River. (Elevation 640 meters). Pump up the rafts and get everything ready for the whitewater trip starting next day. Relax and camp overnight on the riverside beach.

Whitewater Kayaking and rafting on the Tamur River. The volume in November is around 5250cfs and we will paddle 131 kms (82 miles).

Tamur River (Grade 3-4): The Tamur River flows from the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain which is the third highest peak in the world. This trip combines fantastic whitewater and one of the most beautiful short treks in Nepal. It has spectacular views of Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu as you traverse along a ridgeline over 2800 metres. 3 days trekking into the starting point and 6 days rafting/kayaking,  the river is a beautiful turquoise colour and each day there are big volume rapids of class 3-4. Camping is on beautiful sandy beaches along the river and there is plenty of time for exploring and beach volleyball.”

Today is the last day of whitewater rafting on the Tamur will take you down to the confluence of the Tamur and Sun Kosi Rivers. Over 30 rapids of fun class 3 and 4 white-water makes this a fantastic day of paddling. Camp at the confluence of the Tamur and Sun Kosi Rivers.

11 Nov 11th Paddle down to the take out of the Sun Kosi river stopping along the way at the Bharah temple. At the finish point in Chatara enjoy a traditional Nepalese Dhal Bhat lunch and then get ready for the overnight bus trip back to Pokhara. Our private bus will take us approximately 15 hours arriving @ 9 am the following morning. 

NB: There is the option here to take a 35-minute flight back to Kathmandu which will cost an additional US$ 185- for flight. This flight will depart from Biratnagar which is about an hours drive from the take out at Chatara.

You will be dropped off at your hotel and then can spend the rest of the day shopping and relaxing in Pokhara. Enjoy a nice hot shower and get ready for celebration dinner! Stay overnight in hotel.

Not included: Lunch and Dinner

What's included


  • All Permits and entry fee
  • Food and accommodation (while on the river and trek)
  • Kayak, Paddle raft and gear boats
  • Camping and river gear
  • Foam mattress and tent if you require one ( sleeping bags if you don't have one please don't buy them just for trip you can hire one in Nepal and its very cheap to do that)
  • Dry Bag, Tent and Shelter
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
  • All the cooking and kitchen equipment
  • Satellite phone
  • Professional standard river guides and safety kayaker
  • River maps
  • Bus to put in and take out

What's Excluded


  • Extra snacks on the river and meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Beverages for on the river i.e.) alcohol
  • Tips for the local guides at the end of the trip



Extend your holiday by booking some pre or post tour accommodation- ask Adventure Hub Nepal



This itinerary is intended as a guide only. Local conditions and weather may necessitate variations to the program and can affect the availability of views and panoramas described. Be aware that all times stated are approximate and may vary with individual and group fitness, weather and track conditions.



Although the culture of tipping may not be part or your own culture, it is nonetheless part of the culture in this area of world and it is often the way some people supplement their earnings. Tipping has also become an accepted part of tourism culture in the region. On our trips your trip leader can advise you on this matter, however as a guideline we would recommend a tip of 5-8%. If the service has been satisfactory, a tip is always appreciated with ……with a smile!

To protect you from the sometimes seemingly endless soliciting of tips, we suggest you discuss with your trip leader about setting up a tipping kitty whereby everybody contributes an equal amount (this amount can vary from trip to trip, but a good approximate is US $6 per person per day) your trip leader can then distribute tips along the way to local guides, and porters, etc. and keeps a record of all money spent. Please note that this kitty is not designed to provide a tip for your leader.



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