With rapid more than grade three and lush yet breathtaking forest at every turn, Subansiri river is one of the best places in India for white water rafting. Subansiri, or “Gold River” is the biggest tributary of the Upper Brahmaputra. It is originated from Tibetan Himalayas and makes its way to India via Arunachal Pradesh. It is three miles long, and with tributaries such as the Sie and Kamla Rivers, it is one of the largest tributaries of the Brahmaputra River. The lowers half of the river is a delight for the anglers as here one can find fishes such Trout, Golden Masher, and the Goonj. For almost 150 kilometers, the river has extremely fast rapids. There's no sight of roads but miles and miles of vertical rock, which makes it even more fascinating.
Major number of trekking expeditions on the Subansiri river commences from Daporijo, which is a headquarter of Upper Subansiri district. To reach Daporijo, one can find buses and taxis from Itanagar, Ziro, Lilabari and Daporijo.
Apart from the river rafting, you can enjoy a visit to the famous attractions of Daporijo like Meghna cave temple, Kamala reserve forest, and Daporijo Good Shepherd church. Do purchase some artifacts made of cranes from the local artisans at Daporijo.
March to June & September to November is the best time to plan a rafting trip in the Subansiri River.