Experience true wilderness and adventure on the great Brahmaputra descent. 180km of class 4 and class 4+ rapids (sometimes even straddling up to class 6)!
The vast, turquoise blue Siang runs through the heart of the valley it lends its name to, and is easily its showstopper. Nearly everywhere you go, you can see a sliver of greenish-blue hues gleaming in the distance. Rafting down the length of the river is a great way to get up close with the river and experience it.
It happened in an instant. One second we were riding a huge wave on the Brahmaputra River, our raft angled sharply upward. The next we were poised at its crest over a huge hole, and a huge diagonal wave exploded into us, flinging us into the maelstrom of white water.
Tackling huge rapids in the Siang and being spectator to nature’s ferocious ways while rafting down the stretch from Tuting to Pasighat in Arunachal gave Stephen Cunliffe a chance to embrace the challenges of India’s premier white water descent
It all started in a seedy backstreet pub off Rusholme’s ‘curry mile’ where a selction of Manchester’s most degenerate old-time paddlers were gathered to plot their next big trip. It was decided that nothing less than the mighty Brahmaputra, in the extreme northeast of India would do
Ningguing village in Arunachal Pradesh has probably never noticed such hectic activity. Nestled in dense tropical rainforest at the confluence of the Purang river with the mighty Siang (as the upper Brahmaputra is called), it offers the first formidable challenge in the form of a very sizeable big volume Class 5 rapid.