From the community where we are staying we can see rivers in the deep canyons below. One of the rivers originates in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh and the other originates in the high Himalayas of Tibet. From our guest house we can see the confluence of these two rivers, where they become a single river, just before it flows into Bhutan.
We took a trip down to the river that is on the border of Bhutan. It was a two hour ride down in a jeep stuffed with the three of us plus a bunch of staff and volunteers from the community.
We had a great time hanging out on giant boulders on the bank of the raging river. There were also some mellow pools where some went for a swim. Kai was excited to go for a swim. We stripped him down to his undies, but the moment he put one toe in the water and discovered how cold it was he didn’t want anything to do with swimming.
Kai had a blast chuck’n driftwood into the river. We even managed to throw one of the other volunteer’s sandals into the river… lucky we recovered it. He would have stayed there all day clearing the banks of every last piece of chuckable stuff if we would have let him.
It was a fun mini trip.