Arrive Delhi and transfer to domestic airport. Arrive dibrugarh late afternoon by air. Visit an ethnic weaving centre & a heritage tea garden. Overnight dibrugarh hotel.
Transfer to pasighat by boat (80 km; 08 hrs). See the ganges river dolphin & a great variety of resident & migratory birdlife from siberia & central europe enroute. Overnight pasighat.
Day 03-04 :
Drive 02 long days along a siang river, through adi villages, settlements and lush tropical rainforest. Reach tuting by teatime. Check into tents, relax.
Relaxed day to sort out gear – walk around and interface with local tribals at jedu village, time permitting. Ready rafts in the afternoon – a comprehensive safety briefing followed by instruction on paddling commands and rescue procedures. Overnight at tuting.
Rft tuting – pango (5 hrs). Camp. This morning, we encounter the big class iv ninguing rapid and continue past another class 3 rapid at palsi to reach pango, where we set up camp for the night, above yet another big rapid to be encountered the following morning. Campfire dinner and overnight camp.
Raft pango – cherring. Camp. Today, we scout and raft down the pango rapid and enter the ningguing and marmong gorges, one of the most beautiful and remote jungle gorges in the world. It has steep impenetrable forests rising into oblivion on each side past the big rapid at rikor and zebra rock rapid to set up camp above a class 6 rapid at cherring. Overnight camp.
Raft cherring – yinkeong / alubadi. Camp. After a portage around the class six rapid, we raft out of the marmong gorge negotiating several class 3+ rapids followed by a float till yinkeong / alubadi where we make camp for the night.
Raft to geku twins camp. We begin with a big rapid below alubadi beach, called ‘moing madness” followed by milder ones all the way till the suspension bridge at nubo. We raft down the “karko killer” and make it to a beautiful site near geku. Camp for the night.
Rest day at Camp.
Raft ku twins till below sangam. After geku, we begin a long float till the 65 bridge at ditte dime. An easy day with long float sections. We pass several adi tribal settlements on the way and float past the confluence of the siang river with the siyom river after the suspension bridge at boling. We pass the flood-rutted guesthouse of yembung and float onto camp near rotung village, in time for hot lunch. Transfer all gear onto our travel bags from the dry bags, and a chance to wash up near a fresh water spring.
Day 12 :
Raft rotung- pasighat. We begin the final run to the plains at pasighat by negotiating the last biggie on the trip at ponging. The siang seems to gather a lot more volume as we float into pasighat where we beach our rafts for the last time on this trip. Transfer to rest house at pasighat.
Day 13 :
Drive to Boghiwheel ghat and take a ferry boat across to dibrugarh. Transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. Trip ends.