Sunday, December 18, 2011


Tamar is the eastern most river of the seven river that make up Sapta Koshi or Koshi as it is commonly called. Tamar really defines the tea growing areas of Nepal as it flows through the most important tea growing districts viz. Dhankuta, Panchthar, Ilam and Taplejung.

Tamar's watershed in the Kanchenjunga region is separated from Teesta river by the Singalila ridge which also forms the border between Nepal and Sikkim. This photograph shows the river just before it joins the others of the Koshi river system and exits the hills by forming one of the biggest alluvial fans in the world: the 150,000 square kilometre Koshi megafan.

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