Tsangpo Canyon or Tsangpo Gorge, along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in Tibet is regarded by some as the deepest canyon in the word and the slightly longer then Grand canyon making it one of the world’s largest. The yarlung Tsangpo River usually just called “Zangbo” (also spelled “Tsangpo” meaning purifier, originates from Mount Kailash and running east for about 1700km drains a northern section of the Himalayas before it’s entering the gorge in Tibet. The canyon has a length of about 150miles at the gorge bends around Mount Namche Barwa (7756mt) and cuts its way through the eastern Himalayan range. Its waters drops from 3,000m to about 300.m at the end of the gorge. After this passage river enters Arunachal Pradesh India and eventually becomes Siang the great Brahmaputra. The expeditions on Bramhaputra is a approx 220 km in 9 day of self –contained river run offers an amazing journey through tropical rain forest, gorges and tribal inhabit. The white water of mighty Bramhaputra is to offer in the world there are rapids such as Ninging, Pulsating, Toothferry at Cherring will pump up your adrenaline rush. The Mighty Bramhaputra expedition is for those who Looking for one of the greatest river to in world to paddle and experience.
TRIP GRADE: HARD (FOR EXPERIENCED RAFTER ONLY)
DEPARTURE: 13th NOV.2010.
Day 01 Delhi- Dibrugarh
Enjoy Himalayan views as you fly from Delhi to Dibrugarh, Assam. Meet your trip leader at the Dibrugarh airport on arrival around 1:30 PM, and take 30 minutes drive to one of Dibrugarh finest hotels. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, traditional snacks and tea/coffee at 3:30 PM, then a traditional dinner at 7 PM. Over dinner, absorb the first part of a fun and friendly orientation seminar.
Day 02 Dibrugarh – Pasighat
We leave the hotel at 6:30 AM for the Dibrugarh ferry terminal. A two-hour, local ferry across the braided flow of the Brahmaputra awaits us. Keep an eye out for freshwater dolphin during the winter months! After reaching the other side of the Brahmaputra, we transfer to a bus for the journey to Arunachal Pradesh border post. There we clear entry with our Restricted Area Permits, and continue on to reach our hotel in Pasighat by early afternoon. The afternoon is free to explore Pasighat traditional market, buy souvenirs, and explore. We have another talk over dinner at 7 PM, and pack our waterproof dry bags for the following day’s journey to put-in. Extra bags can be left at our store in Pasighat for pickup on the return journey.
Day 03 Pasighat – Jegging
Leaving our hotel at 7 AM, we stop at a Hindu temple for a traditional blessing before starting the journey to put-in by private jeep. We break up the 8-hour drive through the foothills of the Himalayas with scenic viewpoint stops, a visit to a traditional bamboo bridge, and a lunch at the restaurant in the Adi tribal village of Kebang. Arriving at Jinjing around 4 PM, a small rest house for the night and serving delicious traditional meal for the dinner.
Day 04 Jegging – Ninging
We leave the rest house after breakfast at 8 AM, 8- hour drive to put in point; we make a stop for lunch on the way. Arriving at our put-in near Ninging around 4 PM, we meet our advanced team staff that have kindly prepared our beach camp for us. A delicious welcome dinner starts at 6 PM. Overnight at the camp.
Day 05: Layover day
A lay out day and a short drive to Tuting, last town in Indian side of the border, civilians and foreign nationals aren’t allowed to go any further. After lunch a detailed safety briefing, and camping instructions by the trip leader. Overnight at camp.
Day 06: Ninging -Pango
We start our day with early breakfast at 7 AM and soon we start to pack up the camp and load our gear boats and we set to go rafting, around an hour of floating we reach at Palsi rapid class IV, with massive waves and we scout for way down the rapid, after another hour of floating we are at out next camp site for the night.
Day 07: Pango -Cherring
Today we paddle from Pango to Cherring. Our day on river starts with enormous Pango rapid and we enter 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 the camp at Cherring just above the ‘Toothfairy’ grade VI rapid.
Day 08: Cherring- Ramsingh
An early starts today as we walk around ‘Toothfairy’ a grade 6 rapid and we make our way out of the Marmong gorge. We encounter and negotiate grade 4 rapids such as the ‘Hairy Hari’ ‘Broken Oar’ and many more. Set up camp below Ramsingh.
Day 09: Ramsingh- Geku
We start the day on the river with an easy float till ‘Moying Madness’ that is sure to get your adrenalin pumping on a grade 4+ rapid. The section below is comparatively mellow, till we reach Nubo the‘Karo Killer’ is our last rapid for the day. We set up the camp at Geku. Enjoy evening stories as we sit around the campfire.
Day 10: Layover day
Today we have an easy morning to enjoy the gushing sound of the river in side sleeping bag, a day on the beach to relax your muscles or to kayaking or a hike and discover the tribal lifestyle and culture.
Day 11: Geku-Rotung
Today we have a long float as we past by many Adi tribal settlements. We also pass by the confluence of Bramhaputra and Siyom river. We reach Routung our next campsite.
Day 12: Rotung-Pasighat
Today we paddle from Rotung to Pasighat. The last white water section on the Brahmaputra before the river gets into the plains. The river banks get wider, and we see the how different it gets than what we have seen in last days. We take out at Pasigaht and a short drive to hotel. In-town options for women include a massage at the “Women’s Salon” next door, or a shave and head massage for men at the local barber. Overnight at the hotel
Day 13: Pasighat – Dibrugarh
We wake up early this morning to catch a 5-hour, downstream ferry from Pasighat to Dibrugarh. Breakfast is at 6:15 AM and we take along a packed lunch, snacks, and water bottles to accompany us on the journey. After a 30-minute drive through Arunachal tribal villages, we reach the ferry terminal. On the ferry, we travel with local families making their way to Dibrugarh as well. Many of them are curious to hear stories from us about where we have just been. On arrival in Dibrugarh, we take a quick taxi ride to our hotel and are welcomed with drinks, snacks, and a traditional Indian meal for the dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Dibrugarh – Delhi
We’re gifted with a luxurious sleep in at our comfortable Dibrugarh hotel. A relaxed breakfast buffet is served in the restaurant and guests are welcome to enjoy it at their leisure. At noon we leave for the airport to catch a scenic Himalayan flight back to Delhi, no doubt filled with many new memories and Friendships.
60000.00 PER HEAD (EX. DIBRUGARH)
1.Accommodation on twin sharing basis AP basis.
- Accommodation: In good hotel as AP basis; Dibrugarh and Pasighat.
- On the trip: In camping tents on twin sharing basis including all meals (Vega and non Vega).
AP basis: All meals included
- Dibrugarh to Dibrugarh in small vehicles.
- Safety Kayakers & experienced river guides and kitchen staff on the trip.
- All camping gears as; Tents, Mattress (Rubber + Air), camping chairs and folding table, Dinning tent etc.
- Entry/ Permit fee in Arunachal Pradesh.
- Govt. Service Tax as applicable
- Travel from Delhi-Dibrugarh-Delhi.
- Food expenses during travel between these destinations like Delhi to Dibrugarh, Dibrugarh to Delhi.
- Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation etc.
- Tips to the camping staff & guide.
- Any extra costs incurred due extension / change of the itinerary due to natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “ADVENTURE WORKS INDIA.” and its associates.
- Alcohol, cold drinks, laundry and such kind of personal liking items.
- Items not specified in “Cost Includes”.