Brahmaputra River Rafting Expedition
Enjoy Package Brahmaputra River Rafting Expedition
The Brahmaputra is one of the biggest rivers on the planet. The river originates from Tibet, where it is called the Tsangpo. After cutting through the Himalayas across the length of Tibet, it enters into India for its last 200 km’s journey to the plains. The upper section of Brahmaputra is called Siang in this region. Our expedition on the upper Brahmaputra ( Siang ) river starts from Tuting, which is probably the earliest put in on this river after it enters the territory of India. We would raft approximately 180 kms of this river from Tuting to Pasighat, negotiating exciting rapids and passing through remote inaccessible gorges with impenetrable dense tropical rain forests. The Brahmaputra rafting expedition is one of the remotest river trips on the planet and would give an unforgettable experience of running one of the biggest rivers of the world.
Day 01:- Fly Delhi to Dibrugarh
Enjoy Himalayan views as you fly from Delhi to Dibrugarh, Assam. Meet your trip leader at the Dibrugarh airport. After checking in to the hotel, one can set off to see an ethnic weaving centre and a heritage tea garden. Overnight stay at a Dibrugarh hotel.
Day 02: Dibrugarh to Pasighat
We leave the hotel at 6:30 AM for the Dibrugarh ferry terminal. A two-hour, local ferry across the braided flow of the Brahmaputra awaits us. Keep an eye out for freshwater dolphin during the winter months! . After reaching the other side of the Brahmaputra, we transfer to a bus for the journey to Arunachal Pradesh’s border post. There we clear entry with our Restricted Area Permits, and continue on to reach our hotel in Pasighat by early afternoon. The afternoon is free to explore Pasighat’s traditional market, buy souvenirs, and explore. We have another talk over dinner at 7 PM, and pack our waterproof dry bags for the following day’s journey to put-in. Extra bags can be left at our store in Pasighat for pickup on the return journey.
Day 03-04:- Pasighat – Jegging – Tuting
We drive two long days through tropical rain forests, and experiencing the local Adi villages. Reach Tuting by evening, setup camps and settle down for the night. Tuting is the place where our river rafting expedition is to begin from. Overnight at Tuting.
Day 05: – Layover Day
A rest day to rejuvenate from the drive, possibly a hike up to Jedu village, explore and experience the local Adi culture and their lifestyle, sort out the expedition gear, a detailed safety briefing about rafting, kayaking and practice the various rescue techniques involved. Overnight at Tuting.
Day 06: – Raft Tuting to Pango Camp
We start our day with early breakfast at 7 AM and soon we start to pack up the camp and load our gear boats and we set to go rafting. Today we negotiate a class IV rapid Ninguing in the morning, and another exciting class III rapid called Pulsating Palsi. We reach Pango in the afternoon and set up camp here. Dinner around the campfire is never quiet on this evening as there are plenty of experiences and adventures of the day to share and relive.
Day 07: – Raft Pango -Cherring
Today we paddle from Pango to Cherring. Our day on river starts with enormous Pango rapid and we enter the Ninguing and Marmong canyon. Discover a land virtually untouched by civilization and enjoy the experience of being in one of the world’s most remote jungle canyons. The virgin forests that surround us create the perfect setting for the exhilarating ‘Rikor’ and ‘Zebra Rock’ rapids. We set up the camp at Cherring just above the ‘Toothfairy’ grade VI rapid.
Day 08: – Raft Cherring- Ramsingh
An early starts today as we walk around ‘ Toothfairy’ a grade 6 rapid and we make our way out of the Marmong gorge. We encounter and negotiate grade 4 rapids such as the ‘Hairy Hari’ Broken Oar’ and many more. Set up camp below Ramsingh.
Day 09: – Raft Ramsingh- Geku
We start the day on the river with a easy float till ‘Moying Madness’ that is sure to get your adrenalin pumping on a grade 4+ rapid. The section below is comparatively mellow, till we reach Nubo the’Karo Killer’ is our last rapid for the day. We set up the camp at Geku. Enjoy evening stories as we sit around the campfire.
Day 10: – Layover Day
Today we have an easy morning to enjoy the gushing sound of the river in side sleeping bag, a day on the beach to relax your muscles or to kayaking or a hike and discover the tribal lifestyle and culture.
Day 11: – Raft Geku to Rotung.
To catch a few more tribal Adi settlements we float tip today across these settlements. We will also pass the confluence of the Brahmaputra and Siyom. Watch the world pass by you gently and enjoy the sights and sounds of Yembung and Rotung village. Rotung is our stop for the day and we reach in time for lunch. Refresh your body and mind with a dip in the water in the fresh water spring and get ready to head back to the urban world. .
Day 12: – Raft Rotung to Pasighat
Today we paddle from Rotung to Pasighat. The last white water section on the Brahmaputra before the river gets into the plains. The river banks get wider, and we see the how different it gets than what we have seen in last days. We take out at Pasigaht and a short drive to hotel . In-town options for women include a massage at the “Women’s Salon” next door, or a shave and head massage for men at the local barber. Overnight at hotel.