Nepal as a holiday destination is plain fantastic. A kingdom steeped in history and dominated by the majestic Himalayas, it enthrals all who enter. One of the best ways to explore and discover this remarkable land is to get away from the towns and roads and embark on a trekking and rafting adventure - the snows of Kachenjunga feed this less known, but very spectacular tributary of the Sun Kosi, the Tamur River which offers amazing mountain views with an exhilarating river journey! The trek is one of the most spectacular in Nepal, with outstanding views of Kachenjunga, Makalu and Everest. Our amazing team of seventy porters who help carry all our gear into the river is truly a sight to behold. This is an expedition with it all! Other trips similar to this you may be interested in, are our Karnali Adventure or Sun Kosi Whitewater Rafting Trip.

2 nights
10 nights
What You Will Be Up To!
  • Day 1


    Arrive Kathmandu, and time to explore this great city!

    Not included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 2


    We'll have breakfast at our hotel before a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Biratnagar. After a filling lunch we drive to the bustling market town of Hile and relax there for the night.

    Included: Lunch and dinner

    Day 3


    Awake to the typical street sounds of a Nepalese market town and enjoy breakfast and then drive to Basantapur. Watch in awe as Nepalese porters clad in flip flops carry 80kg rafts as we begin a spectacular journey to the river through Rhododendron Forests.

    Included: All meals

    Day 4 - 6


    After a hearty Breakfast each morning, our trek takes us over a 10,000ft pass above the sacred lake at Gopa Pokhara rewarding us with stunning views of Kachengunga, Makalu and the majestic Mount Everest. We descend through terraced rice paddies and mountain villages which lead us to the river.

    Included: All meals

  • Day 7


    After a comprehensive safety talk we put on the river and take on some of the most challenging whitewater in Nepal. This river is a whitewater delight with one rapid leading into the next. At camp that evening, enjoy chilling out with your sundowners, as stories are told (and exaggerated) of the day's rafting.

    Included: All meals

    Day 8


    Steep canyon walls enclose the river and the rapids are powerful and continuous, many of which are unnamed, perhaps your chance for some fame. As the river opens up we pass by small fishing villages and watch wild monkeys on the river banks. Overnight camp on a beautiful white sandy beach.

    Included: All meals

    Day 9


    Layover day, and a chance to do exactly what you want. Whether you choose to relax and read or join in on a spot of volleyball or swim, the choice is yours. And what a spectacular setting for it.

    Included: All meals

    Day 10


    A relaxing day punctuated by some fun whitewater.

    Included: All meals

    Day 11


    Some phenomenal whitewater action today as towering waves leap skyward, with seemingly endless rapids surging through steep canyon walls, to finally cascade into the Sun Kosi.

    Included: All meals

  • Day 12


    An early rise today with a floating breakfast as we watch the sun rise over the hills. We leave the river at Chatara and fly back to Kathmandu. After settling in to your hotel you will enjoy an evening meal with all your fellow travelers in one of the citiy's many restaurants.

    Included: Breakfast and Lunch

    Day 13


    After a leisurely breakfast we take you back to the airport for your flight home.

    Included: No meals

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Flights to Kathmandu, Nepal

In order to give you increased flexibility for your holiday please call our UK or US office's for advice on who to book your flights with. Alternatively, why not use your frequent flyer miles for your adventure. Many airlines offer flights to Kathmandu, such as Qatar Airways in the UK or search for your best flight options. Alternatively we have teamed up with GYT who can provide you with a competitive flight quote by filling out this form on the Water By Nature website. Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED.
We have price and departure information about the following trips in Nepal (river prices only - flights not included). The dossier includes more information regarding the extension to Chitwan National Park. This can be booked during the online checkout.

In order to secure your place pay your deposit  of £500 per person (USD$700 for U.S. customers). See our Terms & Conditions for full payment terms.

Please note that prices shown in GBP & USD are payable. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.

Rafting - Tamur River

Sunday 31 March 2019 - Friday 12 April 2019
13 days
GBP £ 2695
Euro € 3095
USD $ 3795
Sunday 27 October 2019 - Friday 8 November 2019
13 days
GBP £ 2695
Euro € 3095
USD $ 3795

What You Should Bring

We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river rafting journey. We have broken down here the items into what you'll need on the river and in camp. We also suggest you take a quick look at the video on How To Pack A Dry Bag. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure along with a Water By Nature Travel Bag. This will be very useful for putting your drybag into for the flight to Biratnagar.

River wear:

  • A pair of Chacos / Keens or similar sandals. (Sandals with a closed toe are ideal)
  • 2 pairs of river shorts (longer leg length) shorts can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • Swimming costume or bikini for ladies.
  • Long sleeved thermal top and bottoms to wear under your personal floatation device. Capilene, Polypropylene or Merino wool is best. (not cotton)
  • A rash vest (not cotton) as an alternative to the thermal layer.
  • A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off – can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Chums for fastening your sunglasses to your head – can be purchased on line or from your river crew.
  • 1 Litre Nalgene / Sigg or similar water bottle or Camel-back hydration system.
  • Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat.
  • Waterproof camera such as GoPro for the ‘action’ shots
  • Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF30 minimum.

 Trekking Gear:

  • 2 Lightweight long trousers, zip off legs are ideal.
  • 2 Lightweight tops - long sleeved shirts or t shirts.
  • Fleece jumper.
  • Light weight down jacket.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Sarong. (Great for covering up when visiting temples)
  • Wide brimmed sun hat.
  • Woolly hat, gloves, buff / scarf.
  • Walking shoes or boots.
  • Underwear.
  • A day pack, without a frame.
  • A 4-season sleeping bag. (Can be hired in advance)
  • Travel Pillow.

You do not need to bring tents + sleeping mats.

We provide personal flotation jackets, spray jackets and helmets.

Around Camp:

  • T-shirt and shorts.
  • Fleece / sweatshirt / jumper.
  • Light weight down jacket.
  • 1 pair of long trousers.
  • Flip flops or shoes for wearing around camp.
  • Thermal top and bottoms. (Good to sleep in)

 Personal items:

  • Glasses or Contact lenses. Disposable lenses are ideal.
  • Toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap and shampoo.
  • Forget the cosmetics and hair dryer! But we do suggest moisturizer.
  • Hand wipes and a small bottle of hand sanitiser.
  • Small pack towel.
  • Headlamp or head torch with spare batteries.
  • Any medication you may be taking and your anti malarial tablets if required.
  • Blister plasters.
  • Personal First Aid kit.


  • Your favourite book/kindle or a journal for recording your river memories.
  • Sketchpad.
  • Binoculars.
  • Photographic or video equipment. We recommend a cleaning kit as sand gets everywhere.
  • Spare memory card.
  • Solar or portable charger.
  • Zip lock bags to keep valuables dry and sand free.
  • Rehydration tablets (Phizz, Nuun and O.R.S are easily available)
  • The only money that you need to bring is for meals in town, souvenirs, DVD, personal items, gratuities and the beer kitty for the raft trip if you drink.

You will need to bring 2 passport pictures with you for your entry into Nepal if you don’t already have a visa.

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