Tamor River Rafting
Overview The Tamor River Rafting Trip also offers an exhilarating adventure through the unspoiled and remote wilderness of Nepal, promising an unforgettable experience for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Stretching across 131 kilometers, the Tamor River boasts challenging rapids, breathtaking landscapes, and an immersive cultural journey. The trip typically begins in the picturesque village of Basantapur, where participants also greets them with warm hospitality. After a comprehensive safety briefing, the expedition also embarks on an adrenaline-pumping journey through the Tamor's Class III to Class V rapids, each offering a different level of excitement and challenge. As the raft navigates the…
The Tamor River Rafting Trip also offers an exhilarating adventure through the unspoiled and remote wilderness of Nepal, promising an unforgettable experience for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Stretching across 131 kilometers, the Tamor River boasts challenging rapids, breathtaking landscapes, and an immersive cultural journey.
The trip typically begins in the picturesque village of Basantapur, where participants also greets them with warm hospitality. After a comprehensive safety briefing, the expedition also embarks on an adrenaline-pumping journey through the Tamor’s Class III to Class V rapids, each offering a different level of excitement and challenge.
As the raft navigates the river’s twists and turns, adventurers gets treatment from awe-inspiring views of lush forests, terraced farmlands, and cascading waterfalls that punctuate the region’s natural beauty. Along the way, there are also opportunities to spot rare wildlife, including the elusive red panda and various bird species, adding a touch of wildlife exploration to the trip.
One of the highlights of the Tamor River Rafting Trip is the cultural immersion it provides. Rafters have the chance to interact with indigenous communities, including the Tamang and Limbu people, who reside in the region. This cultural exchange allows participants to learn about their traditional customs, folklore, and lifestyle, creating a deeper appreciation for the area’s rich heritage.
Evenings are spent camping under the starlit sky on riverbanks, where delicious meals are prepared by the support team. The camaraderie among fellow rafters and the opportunity to share stories around the campfire add a sense of camaraderie to the journey.
As the expedition approaches its conclusion, the river mellows, allowing participants to relax and reflect on the remarkable journey they’ve undertaken. The trip culminates near the famous Kanchenjunga Base Camp, offering a chance to extend the adventure with a trek to witness the world’s third-highest peak.
Conclusion and Summary
In conclusion, the Tamor River Rafting Trip is a heart-pounding escapade that showcases Nepal’s raw natural beauty and vibrant culture. Whether seeking an adrenaline rush or a unique cultural experience, this expedition promises to leave participants with cherished memories of an extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.
- The most thrilling and adventurous rafting river.
- Combined with trekking and fishing
- Spectacular Himalaya view.
- Exploration of rustic life of eastern hilly area of Nepal.
We begin our expedition with an overnight bus journey to Dharan Bazaar, where we rest for a while to consume a hearty breakfast, before we continue to drive another 3 to 4 hrs to reach Basantapur. Our route takes us through the bustling market town of Hile where the surrounding villagers come to trade their wares. From Hile the drive to Basantapur has spectacular views from Everest to Kanchanjunga. At cwe arrange for our team porters to carry all our equipment to the put-in. In this interesting hill top town we rest for the night, before beginning our trek the next morning.
The next 3 days are spent trekking through small villages, magnificent rhododendron forests and beautiful meadows. This is said to be one of the most scenic treks in Nepal. From our trail along the ridge-top we have commanding views of the spectacular Himalayan ranges of Makalu, Jannu and Kanchanjunga as we make our way to the holy lake, Gupha Pokhari, at around 10000 ft.
After Gupha Pokhari the trail begins to descend through rice terraces until we reach our put in at Dobhan. We camp at Dobhan overnight at the confluence of the Sewa Khola and the Tamur river. Our porters who have amazed us in the last few days with their strength and agility, carrying among other things huge 80 kilo rafts on their backs, return to Basantapur leaving us to prepare ourselves for exhilarating days ahead on the river.
In the morning of the 6th day, after having a delicious breakfast prepared by our multi-talented river guides, we inflate the rafts, load on the gear, have a safety talk and practice and finally head off down this magnificent river.
The Tamur probably has more whitewater interest than any other commercial rafting river in Nepal and is frequently stated as one of the best white water trips in the world. The first 16 km of the river from Dobhan allows no respite – just continuous class 3, 4+ and 5 whitewater and it doesn’t take long before everyone is paddling as a tight team. It is very satisfying rafting that requires a degree of precision as we make our way through steep and technical rapids.
The Kaveli river is the first major tributary coming in on the left adding about a quarter of the volume and there are some difficult rapids below here. With so few descents of the Tamur, many of the major rapids are still waiting to be named.
Just after the Hinwan Khola confluence, the river widens out and for the first time we witness small villages and cattle grazing along the river’s sides. The local people who live in the small villages of this middle section of the river, belong to a fascinating array of tribes and castes. Most of them have never seen westerners before and therefore are both very curious of our presence and equally welcoming.
The beaches for camping are excellent and with relatively few villages and little agriculture, this has to be one of the most pristine rafting environments in Nepal. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen with troops of monkeys living in the more remote jungle gorges and exceptional birdlife all the way down the river. The last few days of rafting where the river turns back to the west are incredible. This section is the real test of our teamwork as impressive steep canyon walls enclose the river and the rapids are powerful and continuous. There are 40 odd rapids in the last 4 hours before the Tamur exits these canyons and cascades into the mighty Sunkosi. The combined rivers, now called the Saptakosi (seven rivers) surge onwards with huge volume to the Ganges and the Indian plain.
We take out at Chatara near Dharan bazaar about 10 km downstream.
Our bus will meet us at Chatara and after packing all our equipment we will go into the town for a Nepali feast and a short rest on dry land before returning to Kathmandu in our private bus. However, if you are allergic to long bus journeys, there is the option of a flight back.
Party in one of Kathmandu’s finer restaurants/ extended visit to a Royal Chitwan National Park.
Most challenging and courageous rafting, Tamor River Rafting combines with all rapid grades. This Tamor river Originates from Mt.Kanchenjunga. Tamor river flows with ghastly rapids through mountain, green hills, bush forest. It encircles the green valleys of eastern hill of Nepal. Rafting in Tamor river don’t only provides the audacious memory of rafting in white water. It also enriches the experience of exploring the untouched landscapes, culture and wilderness of Nepal. The green valleys, farming terraces, beautiful settlements, wild animal, spectacular bird view. It also rewards the view of Himalayas like Mt.Everest, Mt.Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu. It also make you feel like as if you are trekking mountain region of Nepal.
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