Tamur River

Coordinates: 26°54′47″N 87°9′30″E / 26.91306°N 87.15833°E / 26.91306; 87.15833
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Tamur River
Physical characteristics
 • locationnear Kanchenjunga
 • location
Confluence with Arun and Sun Koshi to form Sapta Koshi at Tribeni, Nepal
 • coordinates
26°54′47″N 87°9′30″E / 26.91306°N 87.15833°E / 26.91306; 87.15833
Basin features
River systemKoshi River

The Tamur River is a major river in eastern Nepal, which begins around Kanchenjunga. The Tamor and the Arun join the Sun Koshi at Tribenighat to form the giant Saptakoshi which flows through Mahabharat Range on to the Gangetic plain.[1]

Koshi river system[edit]

The Koshi or Sapta Kosi drains eastern Nepal. It is known as Sapt Koshi because of the seven rivers which join in east-central Nepal to form this river. The main rivers forming the Koshi system are – the Sun Koshi, the Indravati River, the Bhote Koshi, the Dudh Koshi, Arun River, Barun River, and Tamur River. The combined river flows through the Chatra Gorge in a southerly direction to emerge from the hills.[2][3]

The Sun Koshi contributes 44 percent of the total water in the Sapta Koshi, the Arun 37 per cent and the Tamur 19 percent.[4]


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  2. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh (1991). Himalayan rivers, lakes and glaciers. Indus. ISBN 9788185182612. Retrieved 2010-05-14. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Bahadur, Jagdish (2004). Himalayan snow and glaciers: associated environmental problems, progress. Concept Publishing Company. ISBN 9788180690914. Retrieved 2010-05-14. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  4. ^ K.L.Rao (1979). India's Water Wealth. Orient Blackswan. ISBN 9788125007043. Retrieved 2010-05-25. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)