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TAMUR AND KANCHENJUNGA

Tamur River RaftingNo expedition to Nepal would be complete without a trek in the Himalayas and its no accident the one of the world's finest rivers starts with one of Nepal's most scenic treks. Our 4-day trekking route follows a 3000-meter ridge through beautiful woods and meadows with magnificent views of Kanchenjunga, Makalu and the Everest mastiff, before dropping into the lush villages of the Tamur valley. A truly memorable approach to this classic white water descent. The Tamur and its tributaries drain the snows of Kachenjunga, third highest peak in the world. Constrained by steep valley walls, it becomes Nepal's sixth largest river and one of the most remote white water river trips of its length. 120 km of breath taking river takes us on a journey through the heart of eastern Nepal. The Tamur is a challenging expedition; however, our guides have the skill and experience to bring this expedition within the capability of anyone with a good and positive attitude. With over 100 class 3 - 4 rapids, the Tamur offers a unique six days of white water taken at a leisurely pace with plenty of time to venture up hidden side valleys and explore remote villages.

DAY 01: We have an early breakfast and fly to Biratnagar that morning. We meet a private bus, which will take us on a five-hour journey to Basantapur, which is the real starting point for the expedition.

DAY 02-05: We start our four day trek into the heart of eastern Nepal. It does not take long to leave all the noise and hassle of town life behind. We will stop for lunch, relax, and enjoy the views and culture of local village life. You will only be carrying a water bottle and camera on you as our team of porters carries the main loads (including kayaks and rafts!) We make camp.

DAY 06: The white water action begins. Your expedition leader and your raft guide will give you a detailed safety briefing. Then for the rest of the day (apart from the lunch break of course) you are in a turquoise blue class IV white water paradise. Camp.

DAY 07: This is class ii - IV the whole day passing through villages and spotting wildlife particular to this area.

DAY 08: Time to have a break. We have given you a rest day to enjoy the beach life, or go for a day trek to the local villages who are always so welcoming and inspiring with their unending supply of enthusiasm and smiles.

DAY 09: The action continues as you tackle more class ii-iv rapids all the way.

DAY 10: Relax and enjoy a mellow day on the river as you float through the day with the occasional "all forward call" to bring you back into action. You need to relax so you are ready for tomorrow!

DAY 11: There could not be a better way to end an expedition like this other than on continuous class IV for half a day. Perfect action on a perfect river. We end the journey in Chaatra. Those who choose to fly will be taken by taxi to Biratnagar airport to catch their flight (1-hour).

For more information on this trip please contact us
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