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River Rafting in Arunachal Pradesh    

: Arunachal Pradesh, the north eastern state of India.
Best time for Rafting
: November to March, after the Monsoon.
River Rafting Tips
: Take your river rafting equipment along with yourself.
Major Rafting Spots
: The mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries, the Lohit and the Subansari.

River rafting The magic behind River Rafting also referred, as white water River Rafting is the extreme and long-lasting thrills in the raging rivers. The rivers in the upper Himalayan range are among the best in the world for river rafting sports, with many highs & lows. This variation of the region challenges the body and spirit of the river runner. The river cuts against the rocky banks, crash into rocks, crevices and breaking into white water rapids, foaming, swirling, and falling in a thunderous noise. India has an appealing array of river rafting regions, which suits both amateurs and professionals .

The Major River Rafting Spots in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh in India is the ultimate choice of the adventurous explorers due to its inaccessibility and remoteness. The river Brahmaputra, one of the greatest rivers in the world, offers a 10 day expedition through dense rainforests, tribal habitations and some great white water. The river Subansari, the biggest tributary of the Brahmaputra also offers a spectacular 4-5 day expedition through deep gorges and some of the remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh India.

The main rivers of the state are the mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries, the Lohit and the Subansari.

Rafting in River Siang
Duration: 14 Days

Day 01 : Dibrugarh - Pasighat

Drive and then ferry by country made boat to Pasighat (80km, 08hrs). Overnight Pasighat.

Day 02 : Pasighat - Jengging

Morning drive to Jengging (150kms, 07hrs). Overnight Jengging.

Day 03 : Jengging - Tuting

Drive to Tuting (140kms, 8hrs). Overnight Tuting.

Day 04 : Tuting

Sort out gear, ready for rafts in the afternoon- a comprehensive safety briefing instruction sessions and rescuer procedures. Overnight Tuting.

Day 05 : Raft Tuting - Pango

Class IV Ninguing rapid, Class III rapid at Palsi to reach Pango. Overnight Camp at Pango.

Day 06 : Raft Pango - Rikor

Raft down the Pango rapid and continue to Rikor village to set up Camp above the village. Visit the village. Overnight Camp.

Day 07 : Raft Rikor - Bomdo

Big whitewater day. Class IV at Rikor followed by the Zebra Rock rapid following a few kilometer downstreaman a bend. Past several rapids followed by a 3 kilometer float till Bomdo. Overnight Camp.

Day 08 : Raft Bomdo – Yinkeong

A short day on the river. Begin with the huge, “Breakfast Rapids”, followed by milder ones all the way till the suspension bridge at Yinkeong. Overnight Camp.

Day 09 : Raft Yinkeong – Geku

Begin this day with a long technical rapid and lots of smaller rapids. By noon encounter the biggest rapid on the trip. The “Karbo Killer” at Karko. A good part of the day is spent in the environs of this rapid before we carry on to beach the rafts at Geku. Overnight Camp.

Day 10 : Raft Geku – Panging

After Geku, a long float till a big rapid above the 65 Bridge. An easy day with long float sections. Pass several Adi Tribal settlements on the way. First major confluence of the Siang river with the Siyom river after the suspension bridge at Boling. Panging by late afternoon. Overnight Camp.

Day 11 : Raft Panging – Yembung

A short day on the river with quick run to a big rapid at Panging village. Camp above the rapid. Relaxed day. Visit the villages. Overnight Camp.

Day 12 : Raft Yembung – Pasighat

Final run to the plains at Pasighat by negotiating the last biggie on the trip at Panging. The Siang gathers a lot more volume approaching Pasight where we beach for the last time on this trip. Transfer to rest house at Pasigaht. Rest house/hotel.

Day 13 : Pasighat – Dibrugarh

Today baot ride to Dibrugarh (80kms 05hrs). Overnight Hotel.

Day 14 : Dibrugarh - Delhi

Fly Back to Delhi/Kolkata.

© Gibbon Travels, 2007