The Subansiri River or “Gold River” is the biggest tributary of the Upper Brahmaputra. It descends through verdant rainforests in the tribal state of Arunachal Pradesh, draining the waters beyond the Great Himalayan Range from Tsona Dzong up to the Great Bend of the Tsangpo in Tibet. It slices through the Eastern Himalayas to flow into India at Asaphila, and then on through the rugged isolated hinterlands of Arunachal before joining the mighty Brahmaputra at the mystic confluence of Majuli – one of the largest inhabited river island in the world.
The Subansiri River has no road following it on either side of the Himalayas for almost 150 Km. Very difficult terrain with vertical rock faces and only sparse habitation along its banks has kept and continues to keep the upper reaches isolated. This is a challenging, high volume, fast-flowing, and adrenaline-pumping river set in a scenic, breathtaking
environment. Lower down, friendly hill people retain many of their unique traditions and customs developed over a millennium.
The sparse human habitation along the lower half of the Subansiri makes it ideal for adventure enthusiasts such as anglers and rafters. The lure of big fighting fishes such as Golden Masher, Trout and the Goonj can bring out the excitement in any fisherman. The river has volume, flow, class 3 and higher white water rapids, and is set in a
breathtaking and exotic forested landscape where warm hearted tribal hill people live with unique traditions and customs.
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