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Tamur River Trek and Raft

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The spectacular Tamur combines an exhilarating river expedition with one of the best short treks in the Himalayas.  Starting with a 3 day trek across the beautiful unspoilt valleys and then straight into some of the most magnificent whitewater imaginable.

Hiring porters to carry the river equipment is definitely the only way to tackle this river – leaving you free to enjoy the amazing views of Kanchenjunga, Makalu and the Everest massif.

This is one of the most stunning short treks in Nepal. Yet the trekking is only a means for reaching river, where the fun really begins. The first rapids are powerful and continuous, hemmed in by steep canyon walls. In the middle section the river opens up and there are beautiful white sandy beaches. The last few days where the river turns back to the west is phenomenal. Towering waves leap skyward, with seemingly endless rapids - the last day on the Lower Tamur having some 40 named rapids in a single day!

For people who want a trip that combines a spectacular short trek with intense whitewater, the Tamur is without a doubt the river to run. An unmissable trip!

Written by  Ben Mason.

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