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Nepal November 2023

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.

The Mecca of rafting.

Nepal has always been a destination for explorers, travelers, high-caliber mountaineers and trekkers. What few people know is that the best rivers in the world descend from the Himalayas and in particular Nepal. Nepal is considered the “mecca” of world kayaking and rafting.

 

But can you go to Nepal after the earthquake?

Absolutely yes! One of the most important income of Nepal is tourism, this is the time to help rebuild it! If you think it’s bad taste to go and have fun in a land where many people have lost everything, I can assure you that the opposite is true!! The Nepalese people are happy to have us as guests and they are even more so if they can earn money by providing services, rather than receiving them as assistance from NGOs!

 




Tamur river - Trekking e Rafting in Est Nepal

The Tamuris the easternmost river ofNepal. It flows near the border with Sikkim, India.
Born from one of the large 8000, the Kanchenjunga and flows with a good slope to the confluence with the Sun Koshi, in Tribenighat, forming the huge Sapta Koshi(1) that bends south through the hills of Mahabharat, reaching the plain of the Ganges.mando l'enorme Sapta Koshi(1) che piega verso sud attraversando le colline del Mahabharat, raggiungendo la pianura del Gange.
(1) Sapta Koshi means 7 rivers. Its tributaries are Indrawati, Bhote Koshi, Tamba Koshi, Dudh Koshi, Liku, Arun, Tamur

The adventure starts from Kathmandu, capital of Nepal,multicolored city, city of merchants, wonderful local crafts, destination of all travelers and departure of many Himalayan itineraries By plane and bus we cross Nepal eastwards to Basantapur, a small village at the end of the road.

From here we organize all the equipment that we will use in the river in packages, which carriers will carry on foot through the mountains.
With them we will walk for three days in a wonderful trek through mountains, meeting small villages, temples, accompanied by the friendly smiles of the locals, until you reach the valley of Tamur.

If we are lucky, November is usually the best month, we will have breathtaking scenery of the large 8000 as the Makalu and Kanchenjunga.

Once in Dobhan, we will camp on the bank of the Tamur and after organizing all the river equipment we will start the navigation.

The Tamur awaits us with its crystal clear water. We will have 7 days to know its secrets; we will sail in complete self-sufficiency for almost 180 Km, alternating the great rapids to the quiet stretches where we will simply be carried away by the current.

River life is a wonderful adventure. You get up early in the morning, prepare a hearty breakfast and take off the field. It is loaded and carefully binds all the equipment on inflatables, already organized in containers and watertight bags. A little yoga like "warming up" and you start browsing.

Every day we will spend in water 3-5 hours.
We stop along the banks to have lunch and continue until we reach the best beach, where we set up camp again for the night.

BEER O'CLOCK A good aperitif and snacks and it’s time for dinner, sitting on the ground around the fire, chatting under the stars and telling us the anecdotes of the day.

  • 06 November
    Arrival in Kathmandu. At Kathmandu International Airport, Totem Adventure staff will welcome you and arrange for you to transfer to the capital by taxi. Hotel accommodation and relaxation.
  • 07 November
    Free visit of Kathmandu. We will recommend places to visit and give you directions, but you are free to live your adventure! Much more fun than a guided tour. The evening general pre-departure briefing and any last purchases. Overnight in the hotel.
  • 08 November
    Internal flight Kathmandu - Biratnaghar. A breathtaking flight following the great peaks: the Cho yu, the Sagaramāthā (Everest in Nepalese) and many more. Landed in the tropical village of Biratnagar will be waiting for us the bus with all the equipment (already traveling for two days), with which we will move to Basantapur. Overnight in camp or shelter, depending on the time of arrival.
  • 09 - 12 November (Trekking)
    Preparation of the porters for the 4-day trek through the Milke Danda mountain ranges. As for the river, here too we will sleep in the hotel "1000 stars..." We will pass through the villages of Chouki, Gupha Pokhari and Gorjia, up to Dobhan, where we will prepare the rafts, leave the porters and start the descent of Tamur. We will walk in altitudes between 2000 and 3000 meters, so without problems of altitude sickness, but it can be very cold at night. From here we will see the 8000 most famous : Everest, Makalu and Kanchenjunga.
  • 13 November - 18 November (rafting)
    Top class rafting in the incredible rapids of Tamur. We tried to count them...we stopped at 110 because we lost count. One faster than the other. Rafting on the Tamur to the confluence with the Sun Koshi River.
  • 18 Novemre
    Rafting on the Tamur to the confluence with the river Sun Koshi and departure for Kathmandu. You travel by bus all night and arrive the next morning.
  • 19 November
    Shower, relax and walk to Kathmandu.
  • 20 Novembre
    Giornata di shopping a Kathmandu. Per i canoisti possibilità di un day trip al mitico BotheKoshi.
  • 21 November
    International Flight from Kathmandu (KTM)

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

You don’t have to be an expert in rafting! It’s enough to participate in the day of preparation for the trip, in Aosta Valley. Those who have already traveled with us, know the philosophy of Totem Adventure: we want to give participants the opportunity to choose "how to travel." In addition, we offer a number of additional services that you can enjoy, if you want, before and after shipping.

How much does it cost?

Those who have already traveled with us, know the philosophy of Totem Adventure: giving participants the opportunity to choose "how to travel."
The basic cost refers to the trip from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. We also offer a number of additional services that you can enjoy if you want. If you are a "do it yourself" traveller, you can choose only the "Base" package and arrange the logistics before and after the shipment. (international flights, domestic flights, hotels, taxi transfers...) If this is your first time traveling to Asia, we recommend taking the "Kathmandu no problem" package.

 
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