Wonderful Tamur Paddling And Trekking Trip

Wonderful Tamur Paddling And Trekking Trip




Day 1 Nov 5th When you arrive into Kathmandu airport, you will be met by the Whitewater Adventures Nepal Expedition Leader and transferred to the hotel to relax or recover from jetlag and welcome dinner in evening talk about the trip.
Not included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 Nov 6th After breakfast we will take you to our bus from your hotel which is five or ten minutes and we will put all the bags in the bus. We will drive approximately 2 and a half hrs. to the lower Bhote Kosi River. You will get magnificent views of the Everest Mountain Range. Paddle beautiful class 2- 3 whitewater. We will have lunch along the way. Camp on the riverbank.

Day 3 Nov 7th Paddle the Balephi Khola river taking in stunning views of Everest on a clear day. The Balephi Khola is one of the smaller tributaries of the Sun Kosi and is a lovely tight boulder strewn river with crystal clear water. We will paddle this lovely jewel of a river down into the Sun Kosi. Take out and drive with private bus up the Bhote Kosi River valley that leads to Tibet.
After a fantastic days paddling drive back to Kathmandu in private bus approximately 2 and half hrs. Relax in hotel and have a nice hot shower.

Not included: Dinner

Day 4 Nov 8th Have breakfast and spend the day getting prepared for Tamur trekking and whitewater paddling trip. Your expedition leader will meet you in your hotel after lunch and we will depart for our over night bus journey in private bus at around between 3pm to 5pm. This journey will take approximately 16 hrs. overnight to Basantapur.

Day 5 Nov 9th Arrive at Basantapur and have lunch. Get organized for trekking leaving the next morning. Stay overnight in lodge in Basantapur.

Day 6 Nov 10th After breakfast begin trekking which will take you through beautiful woods and meadows with magnificent views of Kanchenjunga, Makalu and the Everest massif in the far distance. After approximately 6 to 7 hrs. walk arrive at Chauki or Holy lake Gupha Pokhari and camp. (elevation 2850 meters)

Day 7 Nov 11th 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 hrs. you will reach the top of the ridge at 2980 meters. Set up camp near the village of Gorja (elevation 1925 meters).

Day 8 Nov 12th Trek for approximately 4 hrs. or so 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.

Day 9 – 13 Nov 13th-17th 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 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. “

Day 13 Nov 17th 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.

Day 14 Nov 18th Paddle down to the take out of the Sun Kosi river stopping along the way at the Bharah temple. Lunch and then overnight bus trip back to Kathmandu approximately 15 hrs. 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 Chatra.

Day 15 Nov 19th You will be dropped off at your hotel and then can spend the rest of the day shopping and relaxing in Kathmandu. Enjoy a nice hot shower and get ready for celebration dinner! Stay overnight in hotel.

Not included: Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 Nov 20th Transfer to airport and fly home.

Not included: Lunch

Cost Include / Cost Exclude

Cost Include

  • Permits
  • Food ( while on the river )
  • Guides
  • Camping and river gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mattress
  • Dry bag
  • Tent
  • Kayak
  • Paddle and gear boats
  • All the cooking and kitchen equipment
  • Satellite phone
  • Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit
  • River maps
  • 3 nights accommodation in hotel in Kathmandu (we can organize extra nights if people require)
  • Airport pick up
  • Culture guide and sightseeing day
  • Professional standard river guides and safety kayaker
  • Private bus to put in and take out
  • Twin share room in hotel

Cost Exclude

  • Airfare
  • Nepalese visa (this costs US$65 for 30 days and you need two passport photos) this can be issued on arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Extra snacks on the river and meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Beverages for on the river i.e.) alcohol
  • Normally we recommend people tip the local guides at the end of the trip

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