Brahmaputra, Arunachal


13 Days | Nov – Dec

The Tsang po river from Tibet flows into India as Siang and after the confluence of Dibang and Lohit becomes the great Brahmaputra. While most Indian rivers bear female names, this river has a rare male name, as it means “son of Brahma” in Sanskrit. The expedition on the great Brahmaputra begins at Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh where it is still called the Siang. Get ready for some of the best big white water the world has on offer for rafting. You’ll be pumping adrenaline all the way as you hit rapids such as the ‘Pulsating Pulsi’ and ‘Toothfairy’ at Cherring. This self contained river run offers an awe-inspiring journey through tropical forests, gorges and a peek into a rich culture, unlike any other. The Great Brahmaputra is for anyone who is looking for an exhilarating rafting and kayaking experience that is sure to leave you with goose bumps whenever you think about it.

We camp on a beach beside the river almost every night of the expedition and doze off, gazing at the stars as we slip into dreams of the adventures of the day and look forward to the next.


Trip Highlights

  • Raft down the fourth largest river by discharge in the world (700 thousand cubic feet per second).
  • Negotiate one of the world’s best big white water.
  • A journey through a land which is rich in culture and indigenous tribes.
  • Ferry boat ride up the Brahmaputra River offers great views of the flora and fauna on the riverbeds. Look out to spot some spectacular resident and migratory birds & see the Ganges River Dolphin.
  • Visit tribal villages & get an insight into their world.

Trip Activities

  • White water rafting.
  • Camping on the river banks.
  • Ferry boat ride
  • Drive through a remote area.
  • Interact with tribals and village visit.


Day 01: Delhi – Dibrugarh 
Fly from Delhi to Dibrugarh(Assam), a city on the banks of lower Brahmaputra. After checking in at the hotel, we can set off to see an ethnic weaving centre and a heritage tea garden. Overnight stay at a Dibrugarh hotel.

Day 02: Dibrugarh – Pasighat 
Travel today by ferry from Dibrugarh to Pasighat(Arunachal Pradesh). It is an eight hour ride and an enjoyable one. The river offers great views of the flora and fauna on the riverbeds. Be on the lookout to spot some spectacular resident and migratory birds. We may also get to see the Ganges River Dolphin. Overnight stay at a Pasighat hotel.

Day 03 & 04: Pasighat – Jegging – Tuting
We will drive to the starting point on the river that will take us through verdant rainforest and tribal settlements. We will be stopping often to get photographs and to talk to the locals. Camp overnight and travel the next day to Tuting. We reach Tuting in the evening, pitch camp and enjoy a hot dinner around a campfire before hitting the sleeping bags.

Day 05: Layover Day 
This is a relaxed day and you can hike up to the Jedu village to explore the culture and traditions of the tribal people. After lunch we spend the afternoon on a complete briefing of safety on the river, introduction to paddling commands and the basics of rafting, kayaking and rescue procedures.

Day 06: Tuting- Pango camp 
The day we have been waiting for! The first day of the river run. The Brahmaputra in all its glory rocks us from our travel slumber and sets us in action mode as we hit some grade 4 rapids with the ‘Ninguing’ and then ‘Pulsating Pulsi’ below Palsi Village. We reach Pango in the afternoon and set up camp. Dinner around the campfire is never quiet on this evening as everybody is eager to talk and relive the adventures of the day.

Day 07: Pango- Cherring Camp
We paddle from Pango to Cherring today. The journey begins 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. We set up camp for the day, by the ‘Toothfairy’ so that we can see what is to come the next day!

Day 08: Cherring – Ramsingh Camp
We walk around the ‘Toothfairy’ a grade 6 rapid and make our way out of the Marmong gorge. We encounter and negotiate grade 4 rapids such as the ‘Hairy Hari’, ‘Broken Oar’ & lots more. Set up camp below Ramsingh.

Day 09: Ramsingh – Geku camp 
Begin the day with a float trip to the ‘Moying Madness’ that is sure to get your adrenaline pumping on a grade 4+ rapid. The section below is mellow comparatively, 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: Layover Day 
Rest Day! Wake up lazily to the gushing sound of the river or choose to sleep on. This is a relaxed day and we make our choice on what to do. Choose to hike in the hills that surround us, go kayaking on the river, catch up on some reading or just laze around the camp.

Day 11: Geku – Rotung Camp
Float trip is the call for the day and it takes you past many quaint 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. We take a refreshing dip in fresh water spring and get ready to head back to the urban world.

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 
We bid farewell to 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.

Trip Details

Available Departures:

Delhi – Delhi (13 Days)
Nov 20 to Dec 02

Quick Itinerary:

Day 01: Delhi – Dibrugarh
Day 02: Dibrugarh – Pasighat
Day 03: Pasighat – Jegging
Day 04: Jegging – Tuting
Day 05: Layover Day
Day 06: Tuting- Pango camp
Day 07: Pango- Cherring Camp
Day 08: Cherring – Ramsingh Camp
Day 09: Ramsingh – Geku camp
Day 10: Layover Day
Day 11: Geku- Rotung Camp
Day 12: Rotung –Pasighat
Day 13: Pasighat-Dibrugarh-Delhi

November to December


Rs. 1,20,000.00

Accommodation, all transfers, all meals, rafting equipment, professional river guides, service tax

Does not Include
Airfare, travel insurance, miscellaneous expenses, personal beverages