The Brahmaputra River Rafting tour by Ahom offers an unforgettable rafting experience in Arunachal Pradesh. Rafting on the Brahmaputra is an experience of a lifetime. One of the greatest and the most important rivers in Asia, the Brahmaputra flows across three countries. Emerging from the Angsi Glacier in the North of The Himalayas, the river flows through Tibet to cut through the Gyala Peri and the Namche Barwa mountain chains to enter Arunachal Pradesh in India. A great adventure awaits you right here. Enjoy the exquisite natural beauty of Assam as you drive through the tea gardens and reach the banks of the massive river. Visit Pasighat, the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh and learn about its culture and cuisine by exploring the local market. Drive to remote hillside villages surrounded by pristine cloud forests, where you will spend the night in quaint rest houses. Drive along rocky terrains and deep valleys with overnight camps in between. Your rafting experience will begin from Purung. Encounter challenging rapids on your journey, as well as float sections that give you ample opportunity to enjoy the pristine beauty of the surrounding valleys. This rafting adventure also offers you warm campfires on the beach, refreshing hikes, and the chance to explore some of the remotest natural spaces in the world. It negotiates the most beautiful big volume whitewater in an area, which is also undoubtedly one of the most inaccessible in the world. Brahmaputra River Rafting is not for the faint-hearted; take a deep breath and plunge into an epic rafting adventure that is worth all the toil! 

12 Nights 13 Days Available on request
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Meals as specified in the itinerary 
  • All domestic transfers 
  • All local permits and fees
  • Professional guides
  • All accommodation except in Delhi

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Accommodation in Delhi
  • Extra meals and services
  • Personal expenss


What makes this tour special
  • Enjoy long drives through hillside villages and lush rainforests
  • Camp in beautiful riverside sites and enjoy breathtaking views of nature
  • Visit some of the remotest and the most beautiful gorges in India
  • Raft on some of the most challenging rapids along the Brahmaputra
Day 01: Arrival at Dibrugarh (-, -, D)
  • The Brahmaputra River Rafting tour begins at Assam. Arrive at Dibrugarh by a connecting flight from Delhi. A vehicle will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Relax a while after checking in. You will be briefed on the expedition over afternoon tea. Enjoy a traditional Assamese ‘sit down’ dinner and feast on local delicacies. Call it a night early for a refreshing start the next morning.
Day 02: Ferry to Brahmaputra River (B, L, D)
  • Embark on your adventure early next day. Enjoy the early-morning freshness of the air as you travel through beautiful tea gardens to reach the Boghiwheel Ghat. Reach the northern bank of the Brahmaputra by ferry. Marvel at the enormous breadth of the river; nearly 7 to 11 km at this stage. India’s longest railroad bridge, the Bogibeel Bridge, is being constructed 20 km away from the Assam-Arunachal border and is set to be opened in December 2018. Your vehicle will be waiting beyond the Arunachal Pradesh borders. Embark on a three-hour-long scenic drive to Pasighat in the East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Pasighat is also the oldest town in the state. Located at the foothills of the Himalayas, Pasighat is a town of exquisite beauty with its surrounding hills, precarious hanging bridges, and waterfalls. Visit the local market in Pasighat to look at the fresh produce and local delicacies (like smoked rats!) for sale. Stop for lunch at an eatery nearby and check into your hotel. You can spend the evening taking a relaxing walk around the neighbourhood. Enjoy your dinner at the hotel.  
Day 03: Drive to Jengging (B, L, D)
  • Start for Jengging by a car on an eight-hour-long journey. You will be treated with the lush scenery of mountains and green rainforests as you wind along the bank of the Siang River. You will also drive through some villages of the Adi ethnic people. Stop at the Bailey Suspension Bridge at Ditte Dime by the cloud forest and admire the breath-taking view of pristine nature as you enjoy your lunch. The local tribes had built several lighter bridges between the hills in the area. The cloud forests are mesmerisingly beautiful with the dense mist hanging above them. 
  • You will reach Jengging in the evening. Located in the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, Jengging Block has about thirteen villages. Your stop for the night is at a rest-house in Karko. Enjoy the refreshing serenity of the Siang Valley as you explore the village and interact with some of the local people before returning to the rest-house for a good night’s rest.  
Day 04: Drive down to Purung and Camp (B, L, D)
  • Your drive continues to the village Purung in the Tuting Tehsil of Upper Siang. As you drive past the Ramsing Village, you will get to see some of the most challenging rapids of the Upper Brahmaputra like the ‘Moing Madness’, and the ‘Hairy Hari’. After crossing a mountain pass, you will drive downhill to reach the village of Pango, and pass by Palsi. Admire the Class 4+ rapid, ‘Pulsating Palsi’. Drive up to the remote Ningguing village surrounded by forests and descend to the bank of the Purung River and camp for the night by the mighty Class 5 Ningguing Rapid. Here is where your epic rafting adventure is about to begin.  
Day 05: Explore the Region, Briefing Session (B, L, D)
  • Spend the day at relative leisure as you prepare for your grand rafting adventure on the river!  You can walk around the village, enjoy the scenic beauty all around you, and interact with the villagers to learn about their lives and customs. The villagers in the Tuting Tehsil practice a distinct belief system that contains elements of Tibetan Buddhism and Animism. You will gain valuable insight into the spiritual ways of the tribal people in this part of Arunachal Pradesh. 
  • Spend your afternoon getting ready for tomorrow’s rafting. Help in readying the rafts, and attend a full safety briefing, followed by detailed instruction on paddling, and emergency measures.
Day 06: Raft to Pango (B, L, D)

  • Brahmaputra River rafting officially begins today! Plunge head-on into a fantastic rafting adventure as you tackle a Class 5 and a Class 4+ Rapid. Set off on the high note of the tribal drums as the Adi people stand by the bank to send you off. Experience the heady rush of the white-water and feel the crashing waves around you as you raft through the gigantic ‘Ningguing’ and the ‘Pulsating Palsi’ - two of the most exciting and challenging rapids on your rafting adventure. Reach the beautiful riverside village of Pango where you will be camping for the night. From here, you will be able to explore the Ningguing gorge from the large float-sections. Enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea on the Pango Beach. You will be treated to a grand campfire dinner in the evening.
Day 07: Pango to Cherring (B, L, D)
  • Explore the stunning caves of the Marmong Gorge, accessible only through rafts. Travel down the Pango Rapid and reach the gorge where you will encounter three other large rapids. There will be plenty of placid float sections that will help you take in the pristine landscape of the gorges in ease. The Marmong Gorge is surrounded by pristine forest-covered mountains; the steep mountain walls and fierce waterfalls are genuinely awe-inspiring. Encounter the Rikor and the Zebra Rock Rapids on your way to Cherring, famous for its Class 6 rapid ‘Tooth fairy’. Camp beside this giant rapid for the night, and fall asleep to the sound of the steady current.  
Day 08: Cherring to Paradise Beach (B, L, D)
  • Leave the Marmong gorge behind as you negotiate several Class 3+ rapids and the Class 4 ‘Hairy Hari’ along the way. You will find a relaxing floating section up to the village Ramsing. Your last stop for the day is Paradise Beach, where you will set up camp for the night. The view of the Upper Brahmaputra is particularly enjoyable from these beaches.
Day 09: Camping and Hiking at Paradise Beach) (B, L, D)
  • Spend this day at rest. Enjoy a hike along the beach if you like, or you can join in the Beach Olympics if you are feeling energetic! Enjoy a special hot lunch, and explore the village and the surrounding areas in the evening.
Day 10: Raft to Geku Twins Camp (B, L, D) 
  • Resume your adventure by tackling another big rapid, the ‘Moing Madness’, right below the Paradise Beach. Move on to negotiate several relatively benign but challenging rapids as you reach the Nubo suspension bridge. Continue rafting down to pass Karko Village and reach Geku, where you will camp for the night at a pleasant spot by the bank of the Brahmaputra. 
Day 11: Raft from Geku Twins to the end of the Sangam) (B, L, D)
  • Continue your journey from Geku and raft on the river till you once again reach the Ditte Dime suspension bridge. This journey is ideal for enjoying the surrounding scenes as the rafting is quite relaxing with long floating sections. You will view several Adi villages by the river along your way and pass the confluence of the Siang and the Siyom Rivers beyond the bridge at Boling. Your destination for the day is Rotung village, where you will camp at the riverside and enjoy a delicious hot lunch. You can wash up at a freshwater spring nearby. Spend the rest of the day sorting out the travel gear, and enjoying the riverside view from your camp. 
Day 12: Rotung to Pasighat (B, L, D)
  • Your final day of Brahmaputra River rafting starts with encountering the last of the big and challenging rapids at Ponging. Reach Pasighat in ease as the Siang gathers volume and slows its pace. Beach your rafts here, and transfer to a rest-house for the day. You can tour around the town in the evening if you wish, or relax in your room.
Day 13: Departure) (B, -, -)
  • Drive back to Bogiwheel Ghat and take the ferry to Dibrugarh. A vehicle will be waiting to drop you off for your flight in Delhi. The past few days of epic rafting adventure may exhaust you at times, but as you board the plane, you are bound to look back fondly at the amazing scenes that you have seen, and the exhilarating freedom you have experienced in the lap of pristine nature on the mighty Brahmaputra.
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