Rafting in Brahmaputra

The expedition on the great Brahmaputra begins once we land at the Dibnugarg domestic airport. From Dibnugarh transfer are made to Tuting in another 02 Days time, where Tsang Po, the name given to it in Tibet, takes on the name Siang in Arunachal Pradesh. Here you get ready to take on the world class white water of class IV and V. Rapids such as the 'Pulsating Pulsi', 'Toothfairy' at Cherring will give you more than enough adrenaline to tell the folks back home. This self-contained river run offers an amazing journey through tropical forests, gorges and a window into a rich culture of the interiors of Arunachal Pradesh, unlike any other. The Great Brahmaputra is for anyone who is looking for an exhilarating rafting and kayaking expedition and will be rewarded with an unforgettable life time experience.

Every night we camp on the river bank while on the expedition. This is as close of an experience to nature that one could get. The blanket of stars covers you at night as we dream of the experiences that the day brought, and look forward to the next.

Trip Itinerary at Brahmaputra River


Day 1/ Nov 28, 2009:
Starting at New Delhi's Domestic Airport, the group will fly from New Delhi Domestic Airport to Dibrugarh, Assam. From airport transfers to the Hotel/rest house. Welcome briefing after we check-in followed by Dinner. Overnight Dibrugarh.

Day 2/ Nov 29th, 2009:
Cross the river in ferry. If lucky, can get a glimpse of fresh water Dolphins while crossing the river. Transfers in Jeep to Pasighat where we check into a hotel/rest house and enroute picnic lunch. Overnight in Pasighat.

Day 3/ Nov 30th, 2009:
Transfers in Jeeps to put-in near Yingkiong. Have a traditional tribal meal in a bamboo bungalow on the way. Evening arrival in Yingkiong. Overnight in Yingkiong.

Day 4/ Dec 01st, 2009:
Today we travel to Tuting. One reaches Tuting in the evening, pitches camp and enjoys a hot dinner around a campfire and then hit the sleeping bags.

Day 5/ Dec 02nd, 2009:
This is the day we have been waiting for, the first day of the river run. The Brahmaputra in all its glory gives one an experience on its grade 4 rapids with the 'Ninguing' rapid and then 'Pulsating Pulsi' further below Palsi Village. We reach Pango in the afternoon and set up camp. 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 6/ Dec 03rd, 2009:
Paddle from Pango to Cherring today. One begins the journey by paddling to the enormous Pango rapid. Then we move on to 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. Set up camp for the day, by the 'Toothfairy' so that we can see what is to come the next day!

Day 7/ Dec 04th, 2009:
We walk around the 'Toothfairy' - a grade 6 rapid; to make our way out of the Marmong gorge. We encounter and negotiate grade 4 rapids such as the 'Hairy Hari', 'Broken Oar' and lots more. Set up camp below Ramsingh.

Day 8/ Dec 05th, 2009:
Begin the day with a float trip to the 'Moying Madness' that is sure to get your adrenalin pumping on a grade 4+ rapid. The section below is comparatively mellow, till one reaches Nubo. The 'Karo Killer' brings us to Geku, where we pitch camp. Enjoy evening stories as we sit around the campfire.

Day 9/ Dec 06th, 2009:
Enjoy the gushing sound of the river as it gently awakens you. This is a relaxed day and one can choose to hike in the hills that surround us, go kayaking on the river or just laze around the camp.

Day 10/ Dec 07th, 2009:
Float trip is the call for the day and it takes you past many Adi tribal 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 11/ Dec 08th, 2009:
Raft from Rotung to Pasighat. We enter the last whitewater section on the Brahmaputra before it flows into the plains. The river looks more voluminous now, and offers a different charm than what we saw in the last few days. Stay overnight in a hotel at Pasighat.

Day 12/ Dec 09th, 2009:
We bid farewell to Pasighat and take a ferry to Dibrugarh from Boghiwheel Ghat. The flight from Dibrugarh gets us back to Delhi with memories and stories to last until your next trip on the Brahmaputra.

Test the time and blast off... Rock the raft and glide with pride. Warm culture & hot Paddling

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