Rafting in Arunachal Pradesh

One thing traveling has taught me is that it’s important to fill our life with adventures, not things. We should have stories to tell and not stuff to show. So, one shouldn’t miss on an adventure vacation in North-East India, whenever the soul craves for an escapade worth-remembering. Because not every time one looks for a relaxing getaway. And, there’s nothing better than indulging in adventure sports activities to satisfy one’s challenging soul. While you may find plenty of places in India which offers adventure sports, there’s no place like North East’s Arunachal Pradesh!

The land of dawn-lit mountains- Arunachal Pradesh not only famous for leisure tourism but is also known for its adventure tourism. Home to some of the most breath-taking rivers, white water rafting in Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most popular adventure activities to indulge in. Apart from granting that adrenaline rush, the state also offers picturesque lush forests, spectacular landscape and traditional tribal settlements on both the sides of the rivers.

Why Adventure Activities in Arunachal Pradesh are Popular?

Adventure junkies can enjoy adventure activities like trekking, rafting, angling and fishing in Arunachal Pradesh. The powerful speed of the rivers in Arunachal Pradesh is matchless and wild. It is advisable that only experienced rafters who have attained grades four and above should footstep at these waters for a thrilling experience.

Major River Rafting Routes in Arunachal Pradesh

  1. Kameng also known as the Seppa-Bhalukpung route (River Lohit).
  2. Subansari also known as Taliha-North of Daporijo route.
  3. Complete Siang course.
  4. Dibang Route (Anini to Assam Border)

All About Brahmaputra River Rafting Coast

One of the major rivers of Asia, Brahmaputra is a trans-boundary river which flows through China, India and Bangladesh. Also, it is one of the most challenging river rafting experiences in India which begins at Dibrugarh and goes until Pasighat Plains. Then, the mighty river takes the rafters to thick rainforests where you get a chance to spot a variety of flora and fauna including the tribal inhabitants. The Tuting -Pasighat Plains stretch is 108 km which is absolutely remote and exhilarating. This entire course isn’t a cake walk as it may seem. On way, the rafters have to face challenges like Big drops, Riffles, Roaring Rikor, Cherring, Toothfairy, Zebra Rock, and Karko. Pulsating Palsi and Ningguing are known to have unnerving entry points, which get converted into the strong rapids in just seconds.

River rafting in the Brahmaputra is all you need to win over your fears and indulge in adventure activities which are sure to give you Goosebumps!

Subansari River Rafting Expedition

Popularly known as the Gold River by its local inhabitants, the Subansari River is the biggest tributary of the Brahmaputra. It is said that the river is powerful enough to displace a forest. The river runs through the dense thick forests of the tribal settlements in Arunachal Pradesh which is quite remote. Its 150 km stretch is in very little connection with the road, making it much more challenging for the rafters. The main rafting destinations in Subansari river includes Sippi, Taliha Camp, and Daporijo.

Rafting in River Siang

River Siang in Arunachal Pradesh is yet another famous destination for adventure sports. Originating from Tibet and running down the foothills of the Himalayas, River Siang passes through local villages, tea plantations and waterfalls. From Dibrugarh, reach Yinkiong through Pasighat for rafting in this river. This river has moderate as well as difficult rapids like Good Morning and Initiation.

Rafting in River Lohit

Another splendid experience of rafting can be conquered in Lohit River, which lets adventure junkies have some fun on grade 4 and 5 rapids. The entry point of river Lohit in India is via easternmost point in Arunachal Pradesh known as Kibithu. Some of the major rafting destinations in river Lohit are Peliang, Samdul, and Walong.

Best Time for River Rafting in Arunachal Pradesh

An ideal time to indulge in river rafting in Arunachal Pradesh is from Early November to March-end.

So, with so many options available for river rafting in Arunachal Pradesh, are you ready for that adrenaline rush? C’mon, put on your travel shoes and pack your bags for an ultimate adventurous trip to north-east India which will never disappoint you!

Priyanka Rastogi
Priyanka Rastogi

Priyanka Rastogi is a fervent explorer backed with rich experience in travel and tourism Industry from the grassroots level. Author of 'Early Sunrise, Early Sunset',

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