Swim-free Day-long River Canyoning
Duration: 8 hours involving 7 hours walking, down hill 2800 feet and up. Time spent traversing by river bed 2 to 3 hours. Approximate total distance15 km. Best time: November to February. Not possible during monsoon time.
Challenging Wet River Canyoning
Duration: 10 to 12 hours with a river run of 5 to 6 hours. Involves walking down hill 2800 feet approx and up 3000 feet. Approximate total distance 20 km. Best time: November to February. Not possible during monsoon time.
River Canyoning from Nongthymmai to Mynteng Steel Rope Bridge
Duration: 8-9 hours involving 8 hours walking, down hill 2000 feet and up. Time spent traversing by river bed 5 ½ to 6 ½ hours. Approximate total distance18 km. Best time: November to February. Not possible during monsoon time.
This is an interesting River Canyoning patch with more adventure packed into it. This River Canyoning goes downstream. If you are a good swimmer it will help. You need to do some tricky walking on basic impromptu bamboo bridge that require good balancing to cross fast flowing water flowing deep or swim.
Then comes a tricky crossing by an impromptu bamboo bridge. You jump across a rapid to reach a wet rock, to slide down to another wet rock below. If you slip you can be in water in a wink. Once you have balanced yourself in your position start on the bridge. Water from the rapid is flowing fast and deep under the twin bamboo placed precariously on two rocks about 15-20 feet apart. You have to balance yourself by pressing your finger against a huge boulder slanting overhead till you reach a place where you can safely grab the third bamboo kept low slung as a railing. It needs all your concentration and risk falling into the cold fast flowing water. If you are a swimmer you can be more confident.
Further downstream before you reach the steel rope bridge you have steep drops along deep pools that need to be handled deftly. If you are a swimmer you can cross the pool hurdles more easily. On reaching Mynteng Steel Rope Bridge give rest to your limbs before starting up the 1 hour and half climb to Tyrna village. The Resort is further one hour walk by road. You can arrange to be picked up. This is an adventurous River Canyoning which can be graded upwards with rock climbing and absailing thrown in. Good stretch for adventure team work.
You will be needing your torchlight for the return journey. Please take back up batteries and spare bulbs for the torchlight.