The Kameng River Expedition
Day 01: Fly Del - Guwahati. Overnight at Hotel in Guwahati.
Day 02: Drive Guwahati to Tippi Forest Rest House. 6 hrs overland. Later in the afternoon visit the nearby 'Orchid Museum' managed by the Forest Dept. Arunachal Pradesh probably has the largest variety of orchid in the world. Overnight Forest Rest House/Tented camp.
Day 03: Drive early from Tippi to near Seppa on the Kameng River. 6 hrs overland. Settle into tents on a secluded beach on river. Overnight tented camp.
Day 04: After a thorough safety briefing, our river journey begins. Our trip goes self contained with all provisions and gear for the next 5 days. We encounter rapids of mostly Class 3 and one Class 4 till we reach the picturesque campsite at Bana, the confluence of the Tenga River with the Kameng. Overnight tented camp.
Day 05: We continue rafting the main Kameng Gorge; with top class rapids and spectacular scenery throughout the 4 hours we are on river. This section passes through the Pakke Tiger Reserve on the left bank, and borders the Eagles Nest Sanctuary on the right; home to the famous Hornbill avian species that the region is well known for. We camp on a secluded beach adjoining the thick forests of the Reserve, and may get a chance to see wild elephants as well. Overnight tented camp.
Day 06: A layover day. We have a chance to relax in these spectacular surroundings or take a walk through part of these forests with a local naturalist who will be accompanying the trip. Other than the variety of orchids, the region hosts an exotic array of butterfly species. Your naturalist will educate you on different aspects and threats to the biodiversity of the area. Overnight tented camp.
Day 07: After breakfast we pack and continue downstream on another exciting day of numerous rapids in the Grade 3 and 4 categories. The gorge opens up a little affording a different perspective of the vast wilderness and thick forest cover. We camp on a secluded beach after having rafted 4 hours. Overnight tented camp.
Day 08: Our last and perhaps most exciting day as we negotiate rapids like "Morning Dump", "Maxed Out" and many other unnamed ones which you would get a chance to name! The river finally gives in to an easy going, picturesque float through the last stretch where it begins to enter the plains of Assam near Bhalukpong. We end our trip and by mid-afternoon a short drive gets us to the 'Eco- Lodge', a well appointed jungle lodge just off the Kameng River. A farewell party (after those much needed hot showers!) organized at the lodge rounds off a perfect adventure.
Day 09: We depart the lodge at 8 am to drive to Guwahati to connect to flights departing at 3:00 pm onward for Del/Mumbai. End of trip.
CHECK LIST FOR RAFTING EXPEDITION CLOTHES
• Shorts, T-Shirts quick dry
• Full long sleeve to protect your skin from Sun
• P - Cap
• Light towel
• A Pair of Changing clothes at the end
• Warm jacket during the season
• Wet Suite
• Dry Top
• Sleeping Bag
• Strap up sandal
• Flip flops
• Tennis Shoes
• Neoprene Booties
• Trek Shoes with Socks
SKIN CARE ESSENTIALS
• Sun Glasses with retainer
• Sunscreen lotion
• Lip Balm
• Water Bottle
• LED Torch/ Head Lights
• Note pad
MEDICINE IF NEEDED
• InhalerFor River
• Any medicine
• Move spray
DO NOT BRING
• Big camera on the river
• Any Jewellery such as Wedding ring, Neck less etc.
• Passport, Adhaar Card, Driving License etc.
• Any important things which you don’t want to lost
• Life Jacket PFD
• Dry Bag
• Food at the Camp
• Tent with Mattress & quilt
• Pup Tent
• Sleeping Bag
• Tent twin share basis
• Food during the trip
• Accommodation as per itinerary
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