This river journey takes you to eastern Arunachal Pradesh and Upper Assam. Starting right from the mouth of the Brahmaputra Valley we meander down the Dibang river into the mighty Brahmaputra. This is a land surrounded by the mighty Himalayas and its lesser hill ranges on three sides and a myriad of rivers snaking west to form the only male river of India, The Brahmaputra. Over the duration of the tour you will raft and kayak down the swift flows of the Dibang to the more leisurely pace of the Brahmaputra, all the while having the options of Tubing, Body boarding, Snorkelling and Angling. Overnights will be spent camping in beautiful and secluded locations offering some of the most phenomenal sunsets. All meals will be freshly cooked and hot.
Inflatable Kayaks (aka ‘Duckies’ or IKs) are perfect for adventure seekers. It offer the sensation of kayaking with better stability than a hard shell kayak. These boats are easy to paddle and manoeuvre, making them a great choice for novice to expert paddlers. Guides paddling their own inflatable kayaks will help teach you the basics and then lead you “follow-the-leader” style through the sections. If you should fall out: no problem; the guides will be right there to pick you up. It’s all part of the fun. So, the question is: are you a “do-it-yourselfer”? Looking for a little more adventure? Well here is your chance to sit above the flow and power your way down through the river on your own.
This trip is not about big white water, it’s a more relaxed trip. Though in the first two days you will encounter a series of class 1 & 2 rapids, its generally all relaxed.
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> Level: Easy to Moderate > Total Days: 6 > Total River distance: 120 Km > Avg. River time: 5 - 6 hrs > Total altitude loss: 120 mts > Airport in: Guwahati (Assam) > Airport out: Guwahati (Assam)
> Watch the birth of the Mighty Brahmaputra valley > Raft, Kayak, Tube, Body surf, Snorkel and Angling > Totally off the grid do it yourself expeditionary trip > Camping in toatl seclusion on small river islands and prestine sand bars > Dibru-Saikhowa national park, the largest river island national park on earth
> All accommodation > All Meals > Refreshment and water throughout > SUV for transfers > Guides throughout > FA Kit > All equipment for activities > Tools and spares > Activities as mentioned
> Single occupany camping > 3 persons per vehicle for main transfers > No local contact or stoppages in towns and settlements > Follow all protcols of tourism ministry > Guides well sentisized to the requirements > All clients require a mandatory PCR test certificate no more than 72 before arrival
> Accommodation: All nights single occ Camping > Meals: All meals, water and refreshments
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Maximum class 2 rapids on certain sections of the first two days. Guides paddling their own inflatable kayaks will help teach you the basics and then lead you “follow-the-leader” style through the sections.
All luggage and equipment will be transported on the main rafts. These rafts are the mother ships of the trip having ample seats for everyone.
Indian nationals require an Inner Line Permit (ILP) whereas foreign nationals require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP / PAP). These have a govt. charge attached to them. Rest assured we take care of the arrangements.
Post monsoon months of September- October and pre monsoon months of March-April are very pleasant with blue skies and a fair days. Peak winters are from November to February with the mercury coming down below 15 C in the nights, where as the days are quite pleasant.
One guide kayak with two guides will be in the water with the client kayaks. 60 ft throw ropes with each kayak and raft. Short 10 ft ropes will be available in every kayak. All water guides are qualified (NIMAS white water certification and 2+ yrs of experience) white water guides capable of running kayaks, canoes and rafts.
Buoyancy jackets are compulsory for all water activities throughout and will always be strictly enforced. Absolutely no one can approach the water without safety jackets on. Jackets can come off only during breaks and in the campsite. All campsites are chosen with safety as top priority.
During activities Helmets are compulsory, however during flat water cruising on the rafts, the guides will take a call.
No wandering out of campsite vicinity after dark under any circumstance. Though we have taken pains to find safe campsites we are still in the wilds.
We have a very experienced team which is also local. This reflects in the overall safety of our tours. Rest assured your guides know where extra attention is required and when. All our routes are well known to us, we know where the nearest medical facilities are, we know whom to contact if in case of an emergency, we know all the alternate routes in case of road blockages. We have CASEVAC protocols in place to streamline the process in case of emergencies. You can rest easy knowing that in the outdoors in general and this region in particular you are in safe hands with us.