OVERVIEWThe 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 kms 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 putin 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 1: Fly Delhi to Dibrugarh, overnight at Hotel
Day 2: Dibrugarh to Pasighat by ferry, overnight at Hotel
Day 3-4: Dibrugarh to Tuting drive, overnight guest house/camp
Day 5: Rest day at Tuting, visit Tuting monastry and tribal village, overnight camp
Day 6: Raft from Tuting to Pango. Overnight camp
Day 7: Raft Pango to Cherring. Overnight camp
Day 8: Raft Cherring to Alubadi. Overnight camp
Day 9: Raft Alubadi to Geku. Overnight camp
Day 10: Rest day or a short raft trip to move camp. Overnight camp
Day 11: Raft to Rotung. Overnight camp
Day 12: Raft Rotung to Pasighat. Overnight camp
Day 13: Pasighat to Dibrugarh by ferry. Overnight hotel
Day 14: Board flight/train for onwards journey.
Price IncludesAirport transfers ex Dibrugarh, Hotel stay at Dibrugarh/Pasighat as detailed in the itinerary, all road transfers for the expedition, use of rafting equipment, all safety gear, wet suits, paddling jackets, safety kayaks, dry bags, all meals, services of quality manpower, all necessary permits ( All stay is on twin share basis )
Price ExcludesAlcoholic beverages, expenses of personal nature, tips, insurance of any kind, flight tickets.
Booking / Cancellation policy- Tour needs to be booked at least 90 days in advance. Full payment is required to confirm a booking.
- 75 % refund if cancellation happens 60 days prior to departure
- 50 % refund if cancellation happens 45 days prior to departure
- No refund for any cancellation/no show in the last 45 days prior to departure
ITINERARYDay 1: Fly Delhi to Dibrugarh, check into hotel at Dibrugarh. Remaining day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Today we would travel by ferry to reach Pasighat. The time on the ferry can be well spent enjoying the vast crossing, catching sight of the Gangetic dolphins and migratory birds. Overnight at hotel in Pasighat.
Day 3-4: 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 5: 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 6: Tuting to Pango. We negotiate a class IV rapid Ninguing in the morning, and another exciting class III rapid called Pulsating Palsi. We setup camp at Pango, before the major Pango rapid. Overnight at Pango.
Day 7: Pango to Cherring. We start the day with the big Pango rapid to enter the Ninguing and Marmong gorges. These gorges are one of the most remote and impenetrable tropical rain forest gorges in the world. After the Rikor and Zebra rock rapids we would set camp before a huge class VI rapid at Cherring ( also called the Tooth Fairy rapid ). Setup camp after portaging the Cherring rapid. Overnight at Cherring.
Day 8: Cherring to Alubadi. We paddle our way out of the Marmong gorge. After a few exciting rapids we would enter a float section to ground our boats at Alubadi for the night. Overnight camp at Alubadi.
Day 9: Alubadi to Geku. After negotiating the big Moying Madness rapid we would run several rapids going across the suspension bridge at Nubo. Further paddling through the rapid Karko Killer, we would setup camp at the beautiful site of Geku. Overnight at Geku.
Day 10: A relaxed day at Geku. Morning hike to the nearby village. May be a short rafting day to shift our camp to a lower campsite.
Day 11: Raft to Rotung. This is a long float section passing across several Adi settlements and the confluence of Brahmaputra with the Siyom river. We setup camp at Rotung, where we take refreshing dip in the natural fresh water spring at Rotung. Overnight at Rotung.
Day 12: Relaxed morning wakeup. Raft from Rotung to Pasighat. Largely a relaxed float day with one last big rapid at Ponging. Late afternoon we ground our boats for the last time on this trip, Overnight tents at the finish point.
Day 13: Early morning wakeup, drive to board ferry for Dibrugarh. Overnight at hotel in Dibrugarh.
Day 14: Board flight for Delhi.
TRAVEL ADVISORYPACKING LIST
Personal torch, quick drying clothing to wear for rafting, river sandals, warm clothing, inner fleece body warmer lining, warm jacket, warm headgear/balaclava, gloves if needed, cameras, personal medication ( first aid would be provided ), sun glasses, sun protection and moisturizing cream etc.
- This expedition explores some really remote destinations in Arunachal Pradesh, India, with no or very limited communication possibility and/or medical facilities nearby.
- Adventure programs in the Himalayas not necessarily would always run exactly as scheduled. Allow for unplanned long days or early camps due to weather disruptions or similar causes.
- Any additional expenses which might occur due to delays, weather disruptions, medical evacuation etc. would need to be borne by the participants as per actual. All overstay due to weather disruption, road blocks and similar which are not under our control would be charged on pro-rata based as per tour cost for planned days.
- All participants are recommended to have a travel insurance that covers trekking and wilderness travel.