The Brahmputra River Expedition
Day 1: Journey to Dibrugarh
Fly from Delhi to get to Dibrugarh, a city on the banks of lower Brahmaputra. Overnight stay at a Dibrugarh hotel.
Day 2: Travel by ferry from Dibrugarh to Pasighat.
Travel today by ferry from Dibrugarh to Pasighat. It is an eight hour ride and an enjoyable one. The river offers great views of the flora and fauna on the riverbeds. One may also get to see the Ganges River Dolphin. Overnight stay at a Pasighat hotel.
Day 3 & 4: Drive to the starting point on the river
We will drive to the starting point on the river that will take us through the rainforest and Adi settlements. We will be stopping often to get photographs and to talk to the locals. Camp overnight and travel the next day 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: Complete briefing of safety on the river
This is a relaxed day and you can hike up to the Jedu village to discover the culture and traditions of the tribal people. Late afternoon is spent on a complete briefing of safety on the river, an introduction to paddling commands and the basics of rafting, kayaking and rescue procedures.
Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: We walk around the ‘Toothfairy’ a grade 6 rapid
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 9: Tooth fairy to Ram Singh
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 10: Yoga on the beach & Chill out day
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 11: Pass the confluence of the Brahmaputra and Siyom
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 12: 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: Drive to hotel
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.
RAFTING CHECK LIST:
• Quick drying Bathing Suit or Shorts T-shirt
• Antiseptic Cream
• Sunglasses with retainer & Sun Burn Lotion (Optional)
• Old Sneakers / Neoprene Booties / River Sandals
• Small Camera for the trip
• Energy Bars / Energy Drinks
• Towel and Extra Undergarments
• Plastic Bags for wet clothes
• Wool Sweater or fleece
• Polypropylene Long underwear
• Cotton Clothes are good for summers
• This checklist doesn't mean to imply that you will be able to bring everything on the raft with you
• If you are going on an overnight Camping and rafting trip or will include camping as a part of your
• Rafting trip, take a look at the Camping checklist also.
• All members are requested to send your passport detail at least one month before
• Bring only essential Traveling light is essential.
CAMPING CHECK LIST:
• T-Shirts and Shorts
• Sunglasses & Sun Burn Lotion
• Sport Shoes for Trekking Activities
• Battery Torch or Flashlight
• Spare Charged Batteries for your Cameras and Mobile Phones
• Personal toiletries like towel, Deo Spray, soap, shampoo, hair oil, comb etc.
• Personal first aid kit
• Bug Repellants
• Cigarettes, Liquor, Ice Box etc (we do not serve any)
• Other miscellaneous such as Chips, Namkeen, Cookies, Bakery Snacks etc.