Brahmaputra rafting holiday in India

“Including seven-days self-contained white-water rafting down a remote section of the Brahmaputra River, this is one of the world’s greatest, and wildest, adventures.”

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Delhi | Dibrugarh | Pasighat | Adi Villages | 7 days white-water rafting from Tuting to Pasighat

Description of Brahmaputra rafting holiday in India

This 13-day small group holiday offers one of the world’s greatest adventures down one of the world’s greatest rivers, the Brahmaputra. While not for the faint-hearted this trip is perfect if you’re looking for a unique, wild and challenging adventure into one of the most spectacular and inaccessible regions in the world.

Before it reaches the starting point of this expedition in Arunachal Pradesh, the Brahmputra flows eastwards across the Tibetan plain and through the Himalayan mountains. A few miles from the line-of-control with China, you will board your raft for the expedition of a lifetime. After time to prepare gear and a comprehensive safety briefing, you and your small group of like-minded travellers will travel with your expert guides down the Brahmaputra as it cuts through remote hillsides and past tribal settlements nestled in impenetrable rainforest.

Over seven days, and approx. 180km of rafting from Tuting to Pasighat, you will negotiate some of the finest big volume white water rapids. You’ll pass through one of the most isolated and beautiful jungles gorges on the planet. The remoteness of this region means your trip down the river is entirely self-contained and undoubtedly one of the premier expeditions in the world.

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Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.
Diet:
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Responsible Travel is a delicate balance between facilitating the need for people to see places they wish to, in a safe and responsible manner, and for respecting the balance of the region we visit and reducing the impact of our visit. Bringing economic advantage to the areas we operate in is one of our top priorities, however, never at the cost of cultural and environmental degradation of that area. Tourism always has an impact in remote places and on small hill communities. We always try and give something back to the region we travel in, alongside maintaining culturally and environmentally sensitive guidelines for our staff and guests.

Our Aim
-To create the best trips possible, with uncommon professionalism, unsurpassed personal service and a commitment to protect and preserve the cultures and environments through which we travel.
- We aim to ensure our trips have minimal negative and maximum positive impact on the places we visit.


Our Objectives
- We believe that along with the privilege of adventure in the Himalaya comes a serious responsibility. The responsibility to protect its ecology and tremendous beauty. The "Leave No Trace" philosophy is followed to the letter and we work to minimize the environmental impact of our trips. We are scrupulous in our camping, cooking and sanitation practices; we limit the number of trekkers we allow to join us on our trips and the number of trips we lead in a given area.

- All food supplies, transport needs and shopping is done locally. We work directly with local companies and individuals. We use small establishments, usually owner-operated accommodation.

Guidelines for our guests
- Our guides are aware of our policy and talk to guests and make them aware about it. The company actively points travelers in the right direction, to act in a responsible manner by including guidelines in the Pre-Departure Information sent to everyone before the trip. These guidelines aim to help minimize the impact on a destination andavoid any embarrassment based on behaviour, dress and conduct.

Before Your Departure
- Transport – Try using public transport to travel to the airport.
- Save paper – Print trip information only what is needed. Try and get as much information online, avoid collecting brochures.
- Be clever when you pack – Carry your own water bottle, instead of buying plastic water bottles. If you are a smoker a pocket ashtray can come in handy. Always carry a set of your unused clothes, shoes – they make a great gift to your trekking staff at the end of the trip.

All the staff are trained to lead by example. All our trip leaders and staff, are aware of the need to reduce, re-use and recycle wherever possible. Minimising use of energy, is now daily practice.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

-We respect the culture of the regions we travel to, instead of imposing our own.

-We do not shield the reality of the regions we work in, from our guests, but make them aware of the other world of the Himalaya, where poverty, lack of education, basic health care stare us in the face each day.

- We involve local people and organisations as far as possible, to ensure better facilitation of each trip aspect. Local knowledge is premium, and we go by that adage.

- We recruit only people from the Indian Himalayan regions. This is our way of paying back to the regions we work in.

Our Partners
- We work with companies that work with local communities in the manner we do.
- We prefer to work with companies that share our commitment to environmental responsibility and many partnersoperate their own local initiatives.

All the staff are trained to lead by example. All our trip leaders and staff, are aware of the need to reduce, re-use and recycle wherever possible. Minimising use of energy, is now daily practice.

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