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Duration
14 days
Cost
£3295
Arrival Airport
New Delhi (DEL)
Grade
river grade
Air Temp
23°C (73F)
Water Temp
18°C (64F)
Camping
9 nights
Hotel
4 nights

Overview


Join us for this iconic expedition on one of the world’s great rivers. The Brahmaputra (or Siang) is a continuation of the magical Tsangpo as it flows through Tibet, it dissects the Himalaya before it enters the Arunachal Pradesh in the far north eastern corner of India. We begin our expedition just inside the line of control with China at the village of Tuting and travel the 180 kilometres of challenging river though to Pasighat through the world class rapids of the Marmung Gorges. If you have done the Zambezi and are looking for your next whitewater challenge, this trip offers some of the best, and most inaccessible whitewater in the world. The adventure takes us through remote villages dotted with tribal settlements amidst the stunning jungle clad hillsides. We offer an alternate rafting based adventure to the Zanskar River in Northern India.

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Destination Map & Video


What you will be up to


1

Arrive into Delhi, where you’ll be met by your trip leader and taken to your hotel. Early evening we’ll combine a pre-departure meeting with an evening meal out.
Included: All meals.

2

Domestic flight from Delhi to Dibrugarh and onwards to Boghiwheel Ghat where we cross ‘The Great River” on the new bridge. We may get the chance to see the Ganges river dolphin as well as some spectacular flora and fauna. Overnight Pasighat.
Included: All meals. 

3 & 4

Drive two fascinating days along a Siang river, through Adi villages, settlements and lush tropical rainforest.
Included: All meals. 

5

Once at the river, we have planned a relaxed day to sort out our rafting equipment for the expedition.
Included: All meals.

6

Today, we begin our river trip. After a full safety and paddle briefing from our international crew, we encounter the huge Class IV+ Ningguing rapid and another Class IV rapid, Pulsating Palsi to reach our riverside camp at Pango.
Included: All meals.

7

Today, we scout (inspection of the rapids for the safest line) and raft down the giant Pango rapid and enter the Ningguing and Marmong gorges, two of the most beautiful and remote jungle river gorges in the world.
Included: All meals

8

After a portage around the Class VI rapid ‘Tooth Fairy’, we raft into the Marmong gorge where we challenge rapids such as ‘Hairy Hari’ and ‘Broken Oar’. From here we’ll float down to our camp.
Included: All meals. 

9

LAYOVER DAY. A day to kick back and enjoy your favourite book, beach volleyball, cricket, frisbee and fun.
Included: All meals

10

After a filling breakfast, we begin our fun filled day with ‘Moing Madness’ and ‘Karko’ and paddle through to Geku Twins Camp for the evening.
Included: All meals. 

11

From our camp at Geku, we begin a long float to Ditte Dime. We pass several Adi tribal villages and float past the confluence of the Siang (Brahmaputra) River with the Siyom River. At camp, a chance for a wash in a fresh water spring nearby.
Included: All meals. 

12

The last big white water rapid on the trip at Ponging. Transfer to rest house at Pasighat and enjoy dinner together recounting your amazing adventures on the trip.
Included: All meals. 

13

After breakfast, we take our domestic flight from Dibrugarh to Delhi for our post trip meal. We’ll transfer you back to your central Delhi hotel. Included: All meals. 

14

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you back to the airport if you are leaving today.
Included: All meals. 

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UK +44 1709 802 203

USA +1 303 261 8896

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Dates & Prices


DatesDuration
Friday 19 November 2021 - Thursday 2 December 202114 days£3295€3795$4595

Flights to New Delhi (DEL) are relatively inexpensive and frequent. Many options exist, but don’t forget to use those frequent flyer miles if you are fortunate enough to have them! Our clients have used and recommended the following airlines who have excellent connections. Lufthansa via Frankfurt, Virgin, Swiss via Zurich, British Airways or Kingfisher and Jet Airways from India. We don’t book flights for clients, but we are always on hand to advise the best rates we can find and send you there! For USA based customers we suggest using the Exito Travel site to get a competitive quote. Please note you will need to arrive on or before Day 1 as shown below and depart on or after the last day.

Please ensure you do not book flights until your trip is CONFIRMED by our office. Please check with us.

In order to secure your place just pay your deposit  now of £750 per person (USD$1000 for U.S. customers).  Final payment is not required until 120 days prior to your trip.

Please note that prices shown in GBP & USD are payable. UK residents should pay in GBP and USA residents should pay in USD.

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What you should bring


We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for a river journey. We have broken down here the items into what you’ll need on the river and in camp. An equipment list of what you will require for your adventure will be sent to you prior to your departure.

River Fashion:

  • A pair of Chacos / Keens or similar sandals. (Sandals with a closed toe are ideal)
  • 2 pairs of river shorts (longer leg length) shorts can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • 2 Swimming costume or bikini for ladies.
  • Long sleeved thermal top and bottoms to wear under your life jacket. Capilene, Polypropylene or Merino wool is best (not cotton).
  • A rash vest (not cotton) as an alternative to the thermal layer.
  • A baseball cap for under the helmet to keep sun off – can be purchased from our online Water Shop.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Chums for fastening your sunglasses to your head – can be purchased on line or from your river crew.
  • 1 Litre Nalgene / Sigg or similar water bottle.
  • Carabiner for fastening water bottle to your boat.
  • Waterproof camera such as GoPro for the ‘action’ shots
  • Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm SPF50 minimum.

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Current COVID Travel Status To India


Travelling from the US

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter India? Yes, depending on the purpose of travel.
    • Travel to India for tourism and most other short-term purposes is still not permitted.
    • However, some additional categories of travelers including certain business travelers, as well as individuals moving to India as residents, are permitted.
    • For complete information on travel restrictions and any possible exceptions, please consult the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs or the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The U.S. embassy strongly urges any U.S. citizen considering travel to India to carefully review the information available from the Government of India. Please note these regulations are subject to change with little notice. The U.S. embassy’s ability to intervene on behalf of travelers denied entry into India is extremely limited, and travelers denied entry at Indian ports of entry will likely be immediately reboarded and returned on flights back to the United States.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes, as of February 22, 2021, all international travelers arriving in India, regardless of vaccination status, must upload a negative RT-PCR report to the Air Suvidha portal taken within 72 hours of the start of their journey.  Additional testing on entry/quarantine may apply depending on country of embarkment/transit.
  • All international passengers must visit in/airsuvidha/allairportsand submit a self-declaration form at least 72 hours prior to departure for India.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes, the type of screening depends upon where the traveler is coming from and/or transiting through.
    • Travelers coming from or transiting through the UK, Europe, Brazil, South Africa, or the Middle East must submit to and pay for a confirmatory molecular test upon arrival. All other international travelers must submit to thermal (fever) screening upon arrival.  Passengers who are symptomatic or screened positive for fever or virus will be taken to designated isolation facilities for further evaluation and testing.

Travelling from the UK

India is on the UK Amber List, however you may travel there.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in India.

More information and detailed guidelines for International Arrivals are available on the Ministry of Health website.

Travelling from elsewhere then contact us to find out the latest.

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