Tamor River Rafting

Trip Duration 9
Group Size 2-20
Best Time for Visit March to May, October to December

Trip Overview


Embarking on a thrilling adventure through the scenic Tamor River promises an unforgettable rafting experience. Nestled in the heart of Nepal's eastern Himalayas, this expedition combines adrenaline-pumping rapids, mesmerizing landscapes, and a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region. The Tamor River, originating from the pristine Kanchenjunga massif, cascades through lush valleys and dense forests, carving its way through rugged terrain. As you also embark on this multi-day rafting trip, prepare for an exhilarating journey filled with Class III to Class IV rapids, offering the perfect blend of excitement and challenge.

Tamor River Expedition: Conquering Rapids and Embracing Nature's Majesty

The trip commences at the village of Dobhan, where experienced river guides also provide a comprehensive safety briefing and equip you with the necessary gear. With paddles in hand and a spirit of adventure, you set off on your rafting odyssey. The river quickly reveals its dynamic nature, presenting a series of thrilling rapids that test your teamwork and agility. As you navigate through the rapids, take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking surroundings. Towering Himalayan peaks provide a stunning backdrop, while verdant forests teem with diverse flora and fauna. The Tamor River also passes through remote villages, offering glimpses of traditional Nepalese culture and a chance to interact with friendly locals. Each day on the river brings new challenges and unforgettable moments. Expert guides ensure your safety while sharing their knowledge about the river's geology, history, and local legends. In between the rapids, enjoy serene stretches of calm water, perfect for relaxation and taking in the awe-inspiring beauty of the region. Camping on sandy riverbanks beneath a star-studded sky adds a touch of adventure and allows you to reconnect with nature. Tantalizing meals prepared by the rafting team provide sustenance for your energy-filled days, ensuring you stay fueled for the journey. Finally, after several days of adventure, the trip concludes at the village of Chatara. Reflecting on the memories created and the challenges overcome, you bid farewell to the Tamor River, forever etching its wild spirit in your heart.

Conclusion and Summary

The Tamor River rafting trip is an ideal choice for thrill-seekers, nature enthusiasts, and cultural explorers alike. It offers a unique opportunity to experience Nepal's natural wonders while conquering the untamed rapids of the Tamor River. Prepare to be captivated by the raw beauty of this Himalayan gem as you embark on an extraordinary rafting adventure of a lifetime.

 Trip Highlight

  • The best river to experience impressive and powerful rapids.
  • Rafting as well as a combination of the trek in Nepal
  • Featuring magnificent white water in a beautiful valley combined with one of the most scenic treks
  • Rafting to the sixth largest river in Nepal
  • Adrenaline-pumping adventure suitable for both beginners and experienced rafters.
  • Chance to explore hidden waterfalls and natural wonders along the river route.
  • Photographic opportunities with stunning views of the Himalayan foothills.
  • Team bonding experiences as you navigate through exhilarating rapids.
  • Relaxing evenings around the campfire under the starlit sky.
  • The Tamor and its tributaries drain the snows of Kanchenjunga, the third-highest peak in the world.
  • Cultural exploration of the people living in villages area of Nepal
  • Encounter several wildlife and species of birds on your way
  • Camping at the sand beaches with a campfire with entertainment at night.
  • Thrilling rapids and challenging white-water stretches.
  • Scenic beauty of the Tamor Valley with lush forests and rugged landscapes.
  • Opportunity to spot diverse wildlife along the riverbanks.
  • Cultural immersion with interactions with local communities and villages.
  • Campsites set against picturesque riverside backdrops.
  • Refreshing swims in the crystal-clear waters of the Tamor River.
  • Unforgettable memories of an exhilarating and immersive river rafting experience on the Tamor.


Today early morning, a luxurious car comes to your hotel for airport pick up. By first flight of 30 minutes we reach to Biratnagar Airport and take a van for Dhankuta  Hile. 4-5  hour drive takes us to beautiful Hile where we will check into local guest house and enjoy typical eastern hill foods with mesmerizing view of green landscape and mountains. Today we will meet with trekking guide as well with rating crew who orient about the safety measures and highlights major attraction of 4 days trekking and 4 days rafting. In afternoon we walk around Hile and explore the Kirant cultures of Nepal. In evening we will have delicious dinner in one of the famous cultural restaurant of Hile. Overnight in local guest house.

After having breakfast we set off our journey towards the east edge of Hile bazaar and  move upwards through Salleri forest. Leaving Hile behind, we ascend towards Hile Monastery, from where we enjoy beautiful scenery of Hile Bazaar. Now we walk follow slightly steady road on the bottom of green forest with cheerful encounter with local people. After passing ups and down road we reach to beautiful village called Basnatapur where we have lunch in local restaurant and have some rest for an hour. After lunch we will enter into Sankhuwasabha district, then, we again walk uphill via forest, farming terraces and beautiful village settlement along with spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt.Makalu. On the way we will walk via beautiful forest of colorful rhododendron flowers, twittering of birds and occasionally the wild animals.  With rewarding view of natural landscapes and human settlements we reach to Managalbare for the overnight stay. Mangalabare houses some guest houses but we will stay on camp for spedndig night peacefull . Overnight camping in Mangalbare.

After breakfast we will take east turn and follow the smooth trail that bends east from Mnagalbare. We walk under  green forest with spectacular view of , Sankhuwasabha , Dhankuta and Taplejung districts. The hilly settlements, farming terraces, small streams, and the grazing areas make your walk rewarding until we reach to a peaceful place Gufa Pokhari for lunch. Gufa Pokhari  is a natural pond out of water from small springs. This pond is regarded as a holy pond for Hindu and Buddhist people so people also visit this place for pilgrimage purpose too.

Upon reaching Gufa Pokhari,  set the tent up on the meadow besides the lake, where the lunch is served. While eating we enjoy the close view of Mt.Everest and Mt. Makalu. After lunch we can have short hike to the hilltops around the lake from where we enjoy views of Himalaya and hilly landscapes, and also pluck multicolor rhododendron flowers. In evening we will have dinner and enjoy campfire. Overnight in camp.

Today we get up early morning to enjoy the picturesque sunrise that appears above Mt. Everest. While eating breakfast we enjoy the sunrise and observe the morning rituals performed by local people in the pond. Then we trek uphill towards Snahu village via  green forest and continue waling inside forest until we reach to Dhuge Sanghu . After having lunch in Dhunge Sanghu , we enter into beautiful village spotted with farming terraces , schools , temples and stone-tap . After Dunge Sanghu , we walk in motorable road until we reach to Change Hiti. Leaving Change Hiti, we follow downhill road until we reach to Dhobhan from where we will start rafting tomorrow. Dobhan is situated  in confluence of Maikhola and Tamor river. After setting camp, we will have meeting with rafting  crew for orientation briefing about next four days trekking . Overnight in camp.

After having breakfast, we meet at the beginning point with trekking crew who will make us well-equipped . We start rafting over smooth tide then immediately  enter into rapid currents with sharp bend. The paddy fields and farming terraces on the both sides of river also provide beautiful scenery. Tamor river is also famous for Golden Masheer fishing, so we will encounter with local and as well as professional anglers.  For next three hours we will raft over III class rapids and reach to Kabeli Dobhan and do camping with fishing. Overnight in Camp.


After breakfast , we will start second day rafting.  Passing the suspension bridge above our head we take slight bend and enter into high rapid speed that is really thrilling and joyous. Sometimes we raft over the wide flow of water and sometime enter into narrow gorge. We cross the paddy fields and suspense bridges several times as well as pass the waterfalls and small tributaries rivers.  After crossing Mid Hill  Highway in Majhitar , we stop  or overnight stay at tent in place called Kayaking river bank . Overnight in Camp.

We continue rafting over Tamor River that flows between Dhankuta and Tehrathum districts of eastern Nepal.  For first fifteen minutes we sail over smooth rapid, then we meet sharp bend nearby Thamlung river, where we experience adventurous move. Then we pass the class rapid again at the confluence of Tamur and small stream.  After this point we meet about five confluences of tributaries of Tamor river with fast rapids and sharp bends until we reach to Dumre for overnight stay in cam. Overnight in tent camp.

After breakfast, we start rafting on slow rapid for first hours. After crossing Mulghath the rapids of river id fast with strong tides and currents of water, that is why we are more adventurous, thrilling and exciting. The sharp bends, II plus rapids, more than 10 tributaries of that flows rapids contributes to make our rafting more audacious. View of plan paddy fields beautiful farming terraces and beautiful villages hanging on hill and human settlements spreading both sides of Tamor make our rafting more rewarding. On the contrary to last three days today you will fulfill the thirst of adventurous whitewater rafting.  Having delightful rafting of four hour we reach to Triveni Ghat, the confluence of three major rivers; Tamor, Arun rivers .In evening we enjoy walking on sand, crossing the suspension  bridges and visiting local shops there. Overnight in Tent.

After breakfast we start rafting over the Saptakoshi River that carries five times more water than Tamor. Today we raft only for one hour in smooth water rapid speed until we reach to Chatara Ghat, the exit point of rafting, from where we catch a van to Biratnagar Airport. A short flight takes us to Kathmandu in afternoon.  After check into hotel we, can have better rest or go for shopping.  In evening we will meet in one of the cultural restaurant in Thamel, where we can enjoy food of different varieties of Nepali tradition and multi-cultural performances by artists. Overnight in Hotel

Departures & Availability

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Kathmandu to Biratnagar by Flight
  • Biratnagar to Kathmandu by Flight
  • All ground Transportation by private vehicle (From and After)
  • Meals, Western and continental food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during your rafting trip
  • River Permit
  • Necessary equipment as high quality self-bailing rafts, lifejackets, helmets, plastic paddles, wetsuits   (only during the winter) on certain rivers, dry bag for gear, camera barrels and all safety and  medical   equipment
  • Necessary Staffs (Guide, Helpers, Cook etc)
  • Tented accommodation in beautiful river beach with camp fire
  • Safety Kayak
  • Food, accommodation, insurance for all staff and their transportation
  • Expedition elements include professional guides and leadership
  • First aid kid box
  • Company T-Shirt

Price Excludes

  • Mineral water, cold drinks and alcoholic beverages during the whole trip
  • Hotel accommodations & meals at if you stay anywhere at the hotel during whole trip
  • Emergency evacuation
  • Things of personal use
  • Member insurance
  • International airport pick up drop (if you order we can arrange)
  • Tips to Staffs
  • Sleeping bag

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Tamor River Rafting is most challenging and courageous rafting as it is combined with the grades of all rapids. Originated from Mt.Kanchenjunga, Tamor river flows with ghastly rapids through mountain, green hills, bush forest ,and 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 but 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 and rewarding view of Himalayas like Mt.Everest, Mt.Kanchenjunga, Mt. Makalu also make you feel like as if you are trekking mountain region of Nepal.
Friendship World Trek company has been organizing the rating trip to Tamor River for successive 15 years relentlessly. The 9 days rafting trips kicks off with cultural and heritage tour of Kathmandu valley, then we will fly to Biratnagar followed by about 4-5 days trekking to Doban the entry point of Tamor River Rafting. While rafting on Tamor River we passes over 120-130km destination hitting more than 125 rapids of grade 3-5.
The best seasons for rafting in Tamor are between September to November and February to May. We have our scheduled trips for we can customize flexibly if we get booking of groups of more than six persons. We are always ready to tailor your itinerary as per your desire, time and budget.

Tamor River Rafting Route Map

Tamor River Rafting Map


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