Itinerary

Today you will paddle the Upper Seti, just a 30 minute drive outside of Pokhara to show us your skills as our Rescue3 & WFR certified HOC team reviews safety/ swift-water rescue drills.    

The first day, we will travel Eastward to Biratnagar by bus from Pokhara. There is also an option to fly to the East Terai city, where we will stay one evening in a hotel.

Our Bus in Biratnagar will take us through the Terai plains through the lush foothills, many filled with tea gardens. In the evening, we will rest and prepare for our journey from a local Kirati teahouse, where we will drink local Tungba and participate in famous Limbu Chyabrung dancing.

After an early morning breakfast we start our trek by walking though ancient rhododendron forest and welcoming villages seldom visited by tourists. Every step we take is complimented with a stunning Himalayan view. Not to mention that the famous peaks of Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga are there to greet you with every sunrise. You’ll see the locals tending to their tea gardens and fields as children play alongside the trail. Throughout our trek we ascend up to 3000 meters, and then descend into a variety of thick forests and lush valleys as we reach the rafting put-in of Dobhan, where we meet the thundering Tamur River. On night number 6, we camp on the river’s pearly white beach.

At Dobhan, the dramatic scenery of three tributaries of the Tamur converge with racing waters coupled with Mount Everst in the background. Constrained by steep valley walls, this high volume basin becomes Nepal’s sixth largest river and the start of one of the world’s remotest whitewater river expeditions. While you’re eating a nourish breakfast to fuel us down the great blue, our HOC will inflate and load the gear rafts and get you situated in your kayak.  Following a rerun of the safety briefing and paddle talk we jump straight into the action! With our safety kayakers in position, we run straight into the boulder field of class 4 rapids, only 200mtrs from the put-in! The team is pushed to get their team work and river reading skills together quickly and just as well because the first 20 kilometers of the Tamur is basically one long rapid…Yeehaw! We’ll spend the next four days paddling about 120 km through one of the country’s most impressive landscapes as we run the world-renowned Tamur. Here tight canyons increase the velocity, and series of boulder gardens provide days of non-stop whitewater . Wildlife abounds and we revel in the thrill of running the rapids until we reach the take-out.  Each each campsite,  enjoy a delicious freshly prepared dinner by candlelight and the rushing waters to put you to sleep in your spacious tent.  Rustic but comfortable, HOC campsites are designed as an ideal places to relax and spend a night along the river.

On the last river day we drift towards Chatra, our take out point and on the way we stop at one of Nepal’s oldest Hindu temples, Baraha Chhetra. It is told that once a demon god inhabited this area and troubled the villagers, holy men and pilgrims. It was Lord Vishnu, preserver of the universe, who manifested himself into the form of a pig to deceive and defeat the evil demon. After a spiritual visit to the temple, we’ll jump back in the kayaks and float through one last hurrah of waves, as the sharp meanders spread out in the silty terrai plains to the take out point. Once our boats and gear have are loaded onto the bus,  we’ll treat ourselves to a hearty lunch and cold beers we either head to the airport for a 40 min flight back to Kathmandu or the bus overland to Pokhara, arriving the next morning in the capital.