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Nepal November 2021

Why Nepal? Nepal is a small country, less than 200 km wide, situated between China and India; its territory contains nine of the highest peaks in the world, tropical jungle, thirty different indigenous groups, six languages and many dialects, two main religions and over nine hundred temples; all this is just a glimpse of what makes Nepal intricate and beautiful.

Tamur River

One of the few unspoiled remaining paradises. The Tamur River comprises all the fascination of unexplored Asia. The adventure departs from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Kathmandu is a multicoloured city, a place of wonderful artisan and local handy craft markets. It is a must see for all avid travellers, and the departure point of many Himalayan expeditions.

In two days we cross all of Nepal by bus to reach the unexplored and mysterious Far East Nepal, across small villages, Buddhist temples, puzzled looks, friendly smiles. Another three days trekking, through astonishing views such as Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga and finally we will reach the secluded valley of the TAMUR. The river welcomes us with its awesome crystal blue & white rapids. Tamur, the top world class rapids! We have 6 days to get to know its secrets, navigating over 200 km entirely self supported.

  • 06 November
    Arrival in Kathmandu. At the international airport of Kathmandu, the staff of Totem Adventure will welcome you and organize your transport to the city by Taxi. Settle into hotel and relax.
  • 07 November
    Optional visit of Kathmandu. We tell you where the places of interest are and give you recommendations, but let you experience your discovery adventure independently, which is much more fun than a guided tour. In the evening we get all together for a pre-departure meeting. Overnight in hotel .
  • 08 November
    Inland flight to Biratnaghar. An awesome flight along the Himalayas with views of the highest peaks on earth: Cho yu, Sagaramāthā (Everest in Nepalese) and many more. Land in the tropical town Biratnaghar, where the bus with all our gear is waiting (which left for the overland trip two days before) and will drive us to Basantapur. Overnight in camp or hostal, depending on what time we arrive.
  • 09-12 November (Trekking)
    Preparation and packing for the porters, starting the four days trekking traversing the mountain chain of the Milke Danda. Like on the river, also during the trek we spend the nights in the hotel 1000 stars. We pass the villages of Chouki, Gurpha Pokhari e Gorjia walking in altitudes between 2500 – 3500m. that means no problem as far as altitude sickness, but with very cold temperatures during the night. We get rewarded with the most stunning views of Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. And finally we arrive at Dobhan, where we will leave the porters, set up our first river camp, pump up the rafts and go for a swim in the cristal waters of the Tamur.
  • 13 – 18 November (rafting)
    Six days of Top world class Rafting. Innumerable big volume and technical rapids all the way to the confluence with the Sun Koshi.
  • 18 November
    Last morning on the river and departure to Kathmandu. We travel on the bus all night and arrive the next morning.
  • 19 November
    Shower, Relax and strolling around Kathmandu.
  • 20 November
    Shopping day in Kathmandu. Optional 1 day extention Rafting/Kayaking on the mighty BotheKoshi.
  • 21 November
    International flight departure from Kathmandu (KTM)

Can I take part in the Nepal expedition if I have only rafted once or twice?

The philosophy of our expeditions is to give our customers the tools necessary to enjoy traveling in wonderful places like Nepal. Our trip starts and ends in Kathmandu. what you want to do before or after the expedition is entirely up to you. We have 14 years of experience in Nepal and in Asia, so we can offer you all the advice and suggestions on how to orientate your programs, if you want to extend your vacation.

How much does it cost?

Tamur Expedition, 06 Nov – 21 Nov 2023
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River expedition
River only. From Kathmandu to Kathmandu
€ 1700
Domestic flight Kathmandu – Biratnaghar
(Price may vary depending the date you of the booking)

If you want to save money, we offer the possibility to travel by bus with our staff. It is a two days uncomfortable trip which we do not advice before the expedition. It is in fact better to get to the trekking relaxed and fresh.
If you choose to travel by bus, you save up the cost of the travel. You will sleep sitting in the bus and meals on the way are on your own.
approx € 120
“Kathmandu no problem”
Taxi Transfer int. airport - Kathmandu
Taxi Transfer Kathmandu - int. airport
4 nights in hotel
€ 150
International flights from ItalyStarting from € 600 including tax. But you have to book way in advance.