“What’s in the name?” Shakespeare had said. The quote fits perfectly for the name of the river emerging from China’s Tibet, from Angsi Glacier, where it is referred as ‘Tsang Po’, which is called ‘Siang’ in Arunachal Pradesh, ‘Dudha Koshi’ in Nepal, ‘Brahmaputra’ in Assam, and eventually becoming ‘Jamuna’ in Bangladesh. Rafters learn all this with choosing to take Bhramputra River Rafting Package.
Before rafting could actually be enjoyed, the rafters acclimatisation in Pasighat and Adi villages and simultaneously relishing the visual treats by Nature.
Challenge seekers then are ready to converse and conquer most of the grade IV and V rapids during Bhramputra River rafting like Karko Killer, Tooth Fairy, Yinkeong, Tuting, Pulsating Palsi, Ninguing, Hairy Hari, Broken Oar, Rikor, Zebra Rock, Moving Madness (Moying Madness-due to verbal distortion), Pongging Punch, Pango rapids, with many more in between. River thrill comes to an end with last but not the least Yaadgaar rapid near Pasighat which is where this expedition culminates.
The adventure is as much a part of camping as on the rafts; camps at Pangu, Cherring, Yinkeong, Geku and Ditte Dime make for the time not on the river.
Time to make to experience of Bhramputra River Rafting Expedition own!
Day 1: Delhi – Dibrugarh
On reaching Delhi airport board a connecting flight to Dibrugarh, a city located on the banks of lower Brahmaputra. Upon reaching Dibrugarh, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After straightening your backs for a while proceed to visit the ethnic center and a heritage tea garden. After the visit return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Dibrugarh – Pasighat
In the morning after breakfast, board a ferry from Dibrugarh to reach Pasighat. Enjoy the eight hours long ride while observing the great views of the flora and fauna on the riverbeds. Also view some spectacular resident and migratory birds from close quarters. On reaching Pasighat, check-in at one of our listed hotels for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3 and 4: Pasighat – Tuting
Early morning after breakfast, drive to the starting point of the river passing through the rain forest and Adi settlements. While on the drive enjoy the beautiful scenic beauty and the views of local village life of Adi people. Stay overnight in temporarily erected camps. Next day after breakfast, start rafting to reach Tuting. In evening reach Tuting, pitch a camp to enjoy a hot dinner around a campfire and enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in the camp.
Day 5: Tuting
Post breakfast, proceed to explore the Jedu village to observe the tradition and culture of the tribal people. After the visit return to the campsite, for a complete briefing on the safety measures to be kept on mind while rafting. Briefing on paddling commands, basics of rafting, kayaking and rescue procedures is also given. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Tuting.
Day 6: Tuting – Pango
Today after breakfast, move out for the first day of rafting in river Brahmaputra. While rafting in Brahmaputra River that runs in its full glory flight the ‘Ninguing’ and the ‘Pulsating Pulsi’ grade 4 rapids while moving below the Palsi village. On reaching Pango, pitch a camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Pango – Cherring
In the morning after breakfast, paddle from Pango to reach Cherring. On the journey, flight enormous Pango rapids. Further we move towards Ninguing and Marmong canyon. This piece of land is virtually untouched by civilization. Enjoy exploring one of the world’s remote jungle canyons. Move forward to flight the exhilarating ‘Rikor’ and ‘Zebra Rock’ rapids. Pitch a camp by the ‘Toothfairy’ rapid for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Cherring – Marmong Gorge
After breakfast, while rafting we flight a grade VI rapid to make way out to the Marmong Gorge. While rafting, encounter and negotiate grade 4 rapids such as ‘Hairy Hari’, Broken Oar’ and many more. Set up a camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 9: Marmong – Geku
Begin the day with a float trip to the ‘Moying Madness’ that is sure to get an adrenalin rush in your blood while fighting grade 4+ rapids. Now the below patch of the river is comparatively mellow, till one reaches Nubo. The ‘Karo Killer’ rapid brings us to Geku, where we pitch camp. Enjoy evening stories as we sit around the campfire.
Day 10: Geku
Early morning enjoy the gushing sound of the river as it gently awakens you. Spend the day at leisure exploring the area for its mesmerizing scenic beauty. You may choose to hike the surrounding hills or have the option of kayaking on the river. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 11: Geku – Rotung
Next moring while rafting visit many Adi tribal settlements. Also observe the confluence of the Brahmaputra and Siyom. Rafting forward we cross the Yembung and Rotung village. On reaching Rotung enjoy lunch. Refresh your body and mind with a dip in the water in the fresh water spring. Stay the night at the camp in Rotung.
Day 12: Rotung – Pasighat
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 13: Pasighat – Dibrugarh – Delhi
Today after breakfast, board a ferry from Boghiwheel Ghat to Dibrugarh. On reaching Dibrugarh, transfer to Dibrugarh airport to board a flight to Delhi.
Transport from Dibrugarh on Day 1 and back to Dibrugarh on Day 12
Dibrugarh – In a hotel in Standard rooms on twin-sharing basis
Pasighat – In a guesthouse in Standard rooms on twin-sharing basis.
On the river – In comfortable all-weather trekking tents for 3 nights. During the camping, you would be provided with comfortable sleeping bags and camping mattresses.
Food: Veg meals. All meals beginning with lunch on Day 2 to lunch on Day 13. We would provide non-veg meals wherever possible but keeping with the nature of the trip, vegetarian cuisine would be the primary choice. Lunch would be packed for having enroute and all other meals would be freshly prepared by our kitchen team which would be travelling along with the expedition.
Body suits for the rafting to keep warm while on the river
Experienced instructors, safety kayakers & state-of-the-art equipment to ensure maximum safety
Bonfire in the nights (wherever possible)
Liquor, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, etc.
Any services / meals not mentioned above.
Any costs rising due to delays, bad weather, landslides, etc.