Tamur River

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Tamur River
Country Nepal
Main source near Kanchenjunga
River mouth Confluence with Arun and Sun Koshi to form Sapta Koshi at Tribeni, Nepal
26°54′47″N 87°9′30″E / 26.91306°N 87.15833°E / 26.91306; 87.15833Coordinates: 26°54′47″N 87°9′30″E / 26.91306°N 87.15833°E / 26.91306; 87.15833
River system Koshi River

The Tamur River (Nepali: तमोर नदी Tamor Nadi, known historically as the Tambar River) is a major river in eastern Nepal, which begins around Kanchenjunga. The Tamur and the Arun join the Sun Kosi 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 Sapt Kosi drains eastern Nepal. It is known as Sapt Koshi because of the seven rivers which join together 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 per cent of the total water in the Sapta Koshi, the Arun 37 per cent and the Tamur 19 per cent.[4]


  1. ^ "a complete guide to Nepal's rivers". Sun Koshi river trip. . Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  2. ^ Negi, Sharad Singh. "Himalayan rivers, lakes and glaciers". Kosi River System, p. 89. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  3. ^ Bahadur, Jagdish. "Himalayan snow and glaciers: associated environmental problems, progress". Kosi, p. 90. Google books. Retrieved 2010-05-14. 
  4. ^ K.L.Rao. "India's Water Wealth". p. 70. Retrieved 2010-05-25.