(A 15 day rafting tour on the Siang river, the very name of
the river Brahmaputra in Arunachal. The rafting will start
from Tuting, not far away from the Tibetan border.)
Day 01: Dibrugarh:
Our tour manager will
welcome you upon your arrival at Dibrugarh airport in Eastern
Assam. Dibrugarh is an important tea belt in Assam. Overnight
in a heritage tea garden bungalow. Rest of the day free at
leisure exploring the tea gardens.
Day 02: Dibrugarh -
We take the ferry
upstream on the mighty river Brahmaputra to Oiramghat (7 hr).
From there it is an hour’s drive to Pasighat, the oldest town
in Arunachal located on the plains. Overnight at hotel Oman or
Day 03: Pasighat -
Transfer to Jengging by
taking the mountainous road starting just out of Pasighat. The
mesmerizing light greenish water of the river Siang flowing
several feet below the road is a great attraction. You can
stop and try out one famous cane suspension bridge of
Arunachal out of many you get on the way. Overnight at Circuit
House/ Camps at Jengging.
Day 04: Jengging -
Tuting(191 kms, 8hrs):
Transfer to Tuting.
Don’t be surprised to see some tea plantations on the way.
From Tuting a few km down the road & about an hours’ trek from
where the road ends, you get this place called Gelling on the
border of Tibet. However tourists are not allowed to go beyond
Tuting. Overnight in Govt. IB/ Camps.
Day 05: Tuting
We sort out gear
followed by our expert’s comprehensive safety briefing
instruction sessions. We can also visit a Memba-Khamba village
and their monastery near by or have a lifetime experience of
crossing the Siang in a long cane suspension bridge. Overnight
in Govt. IB/ Camps.
Day 06: Tuting –
We negotiate Class IV
rapid at Ninguing , Class III rapid at Palsi to reach Pango.
Overnight in Camps at Pango.
Day 07: Pango -
We negotiate the Pango
rapid and continue to Rikor village. Overnight in Camps close
to the village.
Day 08: Rikor -
We negotiate Class IV
at Rikor followed by the Zebra Rock rapid following a few
kilometer downstream and a bend. After several rapids we get a
3 kilometer float till we reach Bomdo. Overnight in Camps.
Day 09: Bomdo -
We start with the huge
rapids, followed by milder ones all the way till the
suspension bridge at Yinkeong. Overall a short day on the
river. Overnight in Camps.
Day 10: Yinkeong -
We start this day with
a long technical rapid and lots of smaller rapids. By noon
time we shall encounter the biggest rapid on the trip at Karko.
The environs of this rapid carry on till Geku. Overnight in
Day 11: Geku -
We leave Geku, a long
floating session followed by a big rapid. Later an easy day
with long floats. We pass several Adi Tribal villages on the
way. We reach the confluence of the Siang river with the Siyom
river after the suspension bridge at Boleng. Finally we reach
Panging by late afternoon. Overnight in Camps.
Day 12: Panging –
Yembung : RAFT:
We have a short day on
the river with a big rapid at Panging village. Reach Yembung.
Visit the villages. Overnight in Camps.
Day 13: Yembung –
Pasighat : RAFT:
We negotiate the last
biggie at Poning on our final run to the plains at Pasighat.
Overnight at hotel Oman or similar.
Day 14: Pasighat –
We take a short drive
early in the morning to catch the motorized boat at Oiramghat
which will ferry us downstream to Dibrugarh in about 5 hours.
Overnight at a heritage tea garden bungalow.
Day 15: Dibrugarh
Transfer to Dibrugarh
airport on time for your departure flight.
The tour ends here