Tamur River Expedition with trekking

The best combination holiday in Nepal – Classic trekking and a world class white water rafting experience in one exciting adventure holiday.

This is the ultimate adventure holiday in Nepal and far more than just a river trip. A real expedition experience combining a trek with up to 70 porters joining us to take everything from rafts and paddles, to kitchen barrels and tents, as we trek into the river along a 10,000ft ridge with stunning views of the Himalayas and surrounding peaks.

Once at the river we then start the excitement of the Tamur River Expedition with some world-class grade 4 white water rafting through remote villages, camping out on large sandy beaches under the stars each night.

The Tamur river expedition is still one of our personal favourites at Live the Adventure Worldwide Travel after more than 21 years of travel to and from Nepal. A real hands on expedition where we encourage group participation to gain the most from the experience as we travel together to complete an amazing journey emerging at the end of the trip near the Indian plains with a real sense of achievement.

Day 1 –  Arrive Kathmandu where our private transport will collect and transfer to our Hotel in Thamel. Evening briefing by Live The Adventure Worldwide Travel Staff.

Day 2 – A short morning flight to Biratnagar and a 4-hour drive to Basantapur/Lodge, the start of our trek the following day.

Day 3 – A full day trekking to Magalbhara, with our team of porters and guides and all of our river kit, through villages and Rhododendron forests.

Day 4 –  A full day trek to Gurja (approx. 7 hours) through remote villages and paddy fields.

Day 5 –  Trekking to Dovan (4 hours) to our start point and beach camp for the night by the river and our first close look at the Tamur.

Day 6 – Our white water rafting in Nepal starts after breakfast after getting into the routine of packing the rafts. The first day has some great challenging white water with beautiful scenery before getting to our take out and camp at Kabelighat on the riverbanks on a stunning sandy beach.

Day 7 –  After breakfast and packing up camp another day of adventure, a little easier section then the first day, as we travel through fishing villages and past monkeys on the riverside along the way to our next beach camp.

Day 8 –  Full day white water rafting on Tamur with stunning scenery and white water.

Day 9 –  Full day white water rafting on Tamur River with some great rapids and plenty of time to get to camp to chill out and relax.

Day 10 – The best white water is left to the last full day, with full on action all of the way to our beach camp on the confluence with the Sun Kosi River.

Day 11 – After an early start we have two hours rafting to Chatara and the end of our river trip. After lunch we drive approx. 2 hours to Biratnagar airport and fly back to Kathmandu. We will be collected from the airport and taken back to our hotel for the evening to talk about tales of the trek and white water over a well-earned drink!

Day 12 – Free day in Kathmandu sightseeing, souvenirs, visit some of the many notable sites or chill out in one of the garden bars. In the evening join together for a farewell dinner.

Day 13 – Transfer to airport and return flight home.


Passport Information

Your passport must have at least six months valid duration at the time of travel. We will also need a copy of your passport for our files in the UK. We also advise you carry photo copies off your passport whilst travelling.

Visa Information

For all up-to-date visa information please visit: www.nepembassy.org.uk You can get your Visa upon arrival in Nepal or you can send off for it in advance by printing of the application form from the website listed above. The Visa takes a minimum of 2 weeks for you to get it back.

Medical Information

For all up-to-date medical information please visit: www.masta-travel-health.com This website will inform you which inoculations you need for the countries you are travelling to, and all advice on medical kit you may want to take with you. Inoculations must be done at least 6 weeks prior to your trip departure.

Flight Information

Live the Adventure has a dedicated flight account manager at STA Travel who understands the intricacies of our travel itineraries. If you complete the form on our Check Flights page it will be sent to STA Travel and also to Live the Adventure. If you would prefer to talk through any details with Live the Adventure first i.e. before completing the STA Travel Flight Enquiry Form below, please call us on 01746 718 436. We are very happy to talk through and recommend arrival and departure scenarios to fit in with your choosen travel itineraries, as well as different flight options and stop overs before you confirm or book your international flights and help make your flight booking process as smooth and as hassle free as possible.

Once your flights are booked, we will also need a copy of all your flight information.

Insurance Information

We have worked with many companies that supply insurance for our trips. Should you need any assistance with this we can put you in contact with them. We advise that you take your insurance out straight away so that if anything was to happen from now to the trip departure date then you will be able to claim. Your insurance must cover you for the whole of the trip and all the activities listed in your Trip Itinerary. We will need you to send us a full copy of your insurance policy before your trip departs it. Please refer to the terms and conditions pages on our website for further details of the cover required.

2-14 November 2016: £1650.00 GBP per person

This cost of this Tamur River Expedition includes:
B&B accommodation in Kathmandu on Day 1, 11 and 12.
Lodges on the trek on a full board basis and all accommodation on twin/double occupany basis
Internal flights where listed and all land transportation
All food and equipment for rafting and camping
UK western guides + local guides and porters throughout the itinerary

Cost does not include:
International Flights (we can advise)
Personal Visa’s
Personal Travel Insurance (we can advise)
Personal spending money
Guide gratuities
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Bottled water is readily available on the trek but it is not included.
A supplementary charge is applicable for Kayakers wishing to hire a kayak for the duration of the trip.

Privately Guided Closed Trips: This trip can be privately guided for a minimum of 8 people with dates can be chosen to suit you.

Please contact us to check availability before completing this booking form. A 25% deposit is required with all bookings.  Once we have received your completed booking form and deposit you will receive a full set of joining instructions including kit list.

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Tamur River Expedition with trekking


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2-14 November 2016

This trip can be arranged as a private itinerary, dates to suit you, for a minimum of 8 people.


£1650.00 GBP per person


13 days

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