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The Brahmaputra Rafting Expedition

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 24 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   Cultural Journey  
Season: November - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3300 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3300 US Dollar (USD)

The river, after flowing gently eastwards through Tibet, cuts the Greater Himalaya and the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, Namche Barwa before it enters Arunachal Pradesh, where the expedition begins, a few miles inside the line-of-control with China. The expedition takes you through remote hillsides dotted with tribal settlements in clearings surrounded by leech-infested rainforest. It negotiates the finest big volume white water in an area, which is surely one of the most inaccessible in the world. A 9 day self contained run from Tuting to Pasighat (180kms approx.) through one of the most inaccessible regions in the world makes this one of the most premier expeditions offered.

Be an expedition member on one of the top rafting expeditions in the world !

Trip Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Delhi and transfer to domestic airport. Arrive in Dibrugarh late afternoon by air. Visit an ethnic weaving centre & a heritage tea garden. Overnight Dibrugarh hotel.

Day 2
Transfer to Pasighat by boat (80 km; 08 hrs). See the Ganges River Dolphin & a great variety of resdient & migratory birdlife from Siberia & Central Europe enroute. Overnight Pasighat.

Days 3 - 4
Drive 02 long days along a Siang river, through Adi villages, settlements and lush tropical rainforest. Reach Tuting by teatime. Check into tents, relax.x.

Day 5
Relaxed day to sort out gear - walk around and interface with local tribals at Jedu village, time permitting. Ready rafts in the afternoon - a comprehensive safety briefing followed by instruction on paddling commands and rescue procedures. Overnight at Tuting.

Day 6
Raft Tuting - Pango (5 hrs). Camp. This morning, we encounter the big Class IV Ninguing rapid and continue past another Class 3 rapid at Palsi to reach Pango, where we set up Camp for the night, above yet another big rapid to be encountered the following morning. Campfire dinner and overnight Camp.

Day 7
Raft Pango – Cherring. Camp. Today, we scout and raft down the Pango rapid and enter the Ningguing and Marmong gorges, one of the most beautiful and remote jungle gorges in the world. It has steep impenetrable forests rising into obvillion on each side past the big rapid at Rikor and Zebra Rock rapid to set up Camp above a Class 6 rapid at Cherring. Overnight Camp.

Day 8
Raft Cherring – Ramsing. Camp. We raft past Ramsing and several rapids including a Class 3 + followed by a 3 kilometer float till Ramsing village where we make Camp for the night.

Day 9
Rest day at Ramsing. Camp.

Day 10
Raft Ramsing- Nubo Camp. A short day on the river - we begin with a big rapid below Alubadi beach, followed by milder ones all the way till the suspension bridge at Nubo. Camp for the night.

Day 11
Raft Nubo - Boleng. Camp. We begin this day with a float followed by a big rapid called "Karko Killer" at Karko. After Geku, we begin a long float till a Class 3+ above the 65 Bridge at Ditte Dime. An easy day with long float sections. We pass several Adi tribal settlements on the way. We continue to Camp for the night.

Day 12
Raft Boleng - Rotung. Camp. Today, we raft past the first major confluence of the Siang river with the Siyom river after the suspension bridge at Boling. We pass the flood rutted guest house of Yembung by late afternoon and float onto camp near Rotung village.

Day 13
Raft Rotung- Pasighat. We begin the final run to the plains at Pasighat by negotiating the last biggie on the trip at Ponging. The Siang seems to gather a lot more volume as we float into Pasighat where we beach our rafts for the last time on this trip. Transfer to rest house at Pasighat and visit the Handicrafts Centre. Rest House / Hotel.

Day 14
Boat ride to Dibrugarh (80 kms ; 05 hrs). Stay at Dibrugarh hotel.

Day 15
Fly / depart Dibrugarh – Delhi . Transfer to international airport for flight home.

Please note that the published itinerary is a statement of intent and to be used as a guide only. The guide in charge of your trip will alter the schedule if conditions necessitate and any/all such alterations are at the
discretion of Shiva Outdoors and your guide.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour cost includes
»Accommodation Delhi (twin share)
»Accommodation on the drive in (twin or multi
»Flight Delhi/Dibrughar return
»All domestic transport as listed in itinerary
»All National Park permits & entrance fees
»Porters and/or pack animals to carry
personal gear
»15kg luggage allowance
»Dry Bag for your gear
»Sleeping Bag
»Raft guide + Safety Kayaker
»Comprehensive medical kit

Not included in the tour cost
»Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry and souvenirs.
»International flights and departure taxes
»Visa and passport fees
»Travel insurance
»Emergency evacuation
»Tips and gratuities
»Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of Shiva Outdoors (e.g. Landslides)

About This Supplier
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Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2006
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M15108 is one of the leading Travel Agents in Asia. With in-depth knowledge of most of the known and remote areas of the Himalayas have we opened new rivers and new travel areas. Our knowledge has helped us to work together with the UN for sustainable tourism projects in Nepal as well as features in the BBC about our...

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