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DURATION : 12 days
SEASON : October to May

EASTERN ARUNACHAL

This beautiful town of Hayuliang lies at the confluence of the Lohit and Delai rivers in the Anjaw district. Hayuliang means "the place of my liquor". It enjoys pleasant, cool and salubrious climate. The panoramic view of the confluence of the rivers and scenic surroundings make the place worth visiting. This program is designed to put these wonderful places in the tourism map to those people who search for a new and unique place to visit. The infrastructure of these places are not very advance or you might even say very rudimentary but the pureness these places have in themselves, the satisfaction they offer to the traveller while they drive through the bumpy road and finally interacting with the hospitable local folks makes it a truly magnificent holiday one might search for.

DIBRUGARH – TINSUKIA – MIAO – TEZU – HAYULIANG – ROING – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore tribal villages: Tangsa, Chakma and Ligu
  • Drive through picturesque serpentine roads of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Have local tribal lunches and interact with local people

DURATION : 14 days
SEASON : From September to May

FROM THERAVADA TO MAHAYANA BUDDHISM

The largest state of northeast, Arunachal Pradesh is a serene land tucked into the north eastern tip of India. It is bordered by Assam in the south and Nagaland in the south east. Myanmar forms the eastern boundary whereas Bhutan occupies the part west of the state. To its north lies the Mc Mohan Line separating it from the People's Republic of China. Around 13 % of the population (which is 1,091,117) of Arunachal Pradesh follows Buddhism. The Buddhist population of the state resides in the region Tawang, West Kameng, remote regions in close vicinity of Tibet and near the Burma border. Tibetan Buddhism is practiced in the first two regions while Theravada Buddhism guides the life of people living near the Burmese border.

DIBRUGARH – TINSUKIA – MIAO – TIPAMPHAKE – SIBSAGAR – NAMERI NP – DIRANG – TAWANG – BOMDILA – BALIPARA – GUWAHATI

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Buddhist establishments of Theravada and Mahayana
  • Drive through the pass once a border of Tibet – Sela Pass at 4500 m
  • Explore one of Asia’s largest monasteries

DURATION : 17 days
SEASON : From October to May

FAR EAST TRIBES OF ARUNACHAL

Arunachal Pradesh “the land of the dawn-lit mountains” is one of India’s last unspoiled wilderness paradise. A wealth of fascinating cultures, peoples and tribes – plus a staggering five hundred species of orchid – are found in its glacial terrain, alpine meadows and subtropical rainforests. The tribes have modernized but you can still see the cultural aspect in their villages, where people keep proudly their tradition. The most interesting aspect of the tribes is the Donyi Polo traditions to please the almighty and trying to cure the evil of their life hood through their process of sacrificing animals. On the other hand the Bodics or the Buddhism believers are quite different to the non bodics. This tour will take you through such a land where you will be enthralled by every aspect of life.

GUWAHATI – NAMERI NP – DIRANG – TAWANG – BOMDILA – ITANAGAR – ZIRO – DAPORIJO – ALONG – DAMRO – PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover several tribes of Arunachal Pradesh: Sherdukpan, Monpa, Nyishi, Apatani, Galo (gallong), Tagin and Padum
  • Visit Asia’s second largest Buddhist monastery in Tawang
  • Drive through 4170 m pass once entry gate of Tibet
  • Cross the mighty Brahmaputra river in a ferry

DURATION : 12 days
SEASON : October to April

MECHUKA, THE LAND OF HIDDEN TREASURE

Mechuka... A serene land tucked into the North Eastern tip of India, now invites you to relax in its picturesque hills and valleys, enjoy its salubrious climate and meet its simple and hospitable people, with their glorious heritage of arts and crafts and colourful festivals that reflect their ancient faith in the inexorable power of nature. With cascading waterfalls and crystal clear water running on stony river beds, the exclusivity of this valley holds out a promise of serenity. The undulating grassland slopes surrounding the valley, along with the high snow covered peaks almost in ‘touching’ distance hide amidst itself deep religious and historical significance. The Samtem Yongcham monastery of the Mahayana Sect, situated atop a hill overlooking the valley is believed to be more then 400 years old. The Siyom River running through the valley makes Mechuka a perfect blend of nature, spirituality and history- all combined to make one truly amazing destination.

GUWAHATI – TEZPUR – ZIRO – DAPORIJO – ALONG – MECHUKA – PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Interact with unique communities of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Have a local dinner in an Apatani family in Ziro
  • Enjoy adventure sports in Mechuka

DURATION : 15 days
SEASON : October – November and February to May

BAILEY TRAIL TREKKING

"Bailey Trail", This trek traces the historic route taken by Lt. Col. F M Bailey and Capt. H T Morshed, British officers who were commissioned to survey the lands between Arunachal Pradesh and Tibet during 1911-12. The trek was initially an ancient trade route that connected Burma, India and Tibet. In 1962 the Chinese army used this route to strike deep into Arunachal Pradesh. The ‘Bailey Trail’ as it is known now, crosses through some pristine remote forests of the Eastern Himalayas, where pine, oak and rhododendrons grow aplenty. Throughout the trek, the presence of breathtaking landscapes will overwhelm you, and at times, you’ll be able to see the majestic peaks of Gorichen and Kangto, two of northeastern India’s highest peaks. The highest point of this trek will be Sela Pass at a height of 4550 m. Entirely, you’ll be crossing high mountain passes, glacial rivers, crystal clear lakes, villages of the Monpa Tribe, and will be staying at campsites that will awe you. And as a bonus, you'll be visiting the Buddhist hill station of Tawang where the second largest Buddhist monastery of Asia is magnificently located.

GUWAHATI – NAMERI NP – BOMDILA – THEMBANG – THUNGRI – CHANGLA – POTAK – LURTEM – MAGO – NEW MEALING – TAWANG – BOMDILA – BALIPARA – GUWAHATI

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests in the Eastern Himalayas
  • Cross Sela Pass at 4550 m
  • Explore tribal villages of the Monpa community
  • Discover the Buddhist hill-station of Tawang, home to Asia’s second largest monastery

DURATION : 22 days
SEASON : August to October

BEYUL PEMAKO TREKKING

For nearly 2000 years, the notion of an earthly paradise or Shangri La hidden among the peaks of Asia has captivated the human imagination. Western explorers combed the region in search of this hidden land of bliss and nectar described in ancient Buddhist texts as the Pemako or the Lotus land. According to Buddhist tradition Pemako is one of the 16 earthly paradises, a promised land free of worry, the ultimate hidden haven. The place is where, it is prophesied that the seed of humanity will thrive at the end of the world in famine and calamities.

DIBRUGARH – PASIGHAT – JENGGING – TUTING – KUGING – YUNGCHAK – KANEBENGA – PAO LIPIK DANAKOSHA – WANGCHEN PHUKTA – DUNGCHEN DROMA – TASHI DROMA – TASHIGANG – MANKOTA – PAYENGDAM – TUTING – JENGGING – PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek to sacred sites of the holy beyul (hidden paradise) of Pemako
  • Trek through pristine and remote landscapes of the mysterious eastern Himalayas.
  • Visit a region incredibly rich in flora and fauna, and is a part of Dibang Valley Biosphere Reserve
  • Visit the beautiful sacred lakes of Danakosha, where the path to liberation clears and tantric powers are abound
  • Visit the sacred site and temple of Dewakota, associated with many legends related to Padmasambhava
  • Visit tribal villages of Khampa Tribe, Adi Tribe, and Buddhist villages

DURATION : 11 days
SEASON : March to April and September to November

DREE VALLEY TREKKING

EmbThis is a trekking circuit in the eastern part of the Arunachal Himalayas. The trek leads through tribal villages and green mountains of the Dree Valley. Tribal villages of the Idu Mishmi tribe are visited en route and there are overnight stays in tribal houses. This part of Arunachal is very infrequently visited, vast and wild for a complete exploratory trekking. The villages you will visit of the Idu Mishmis in this area are one of the remotest regions of the world and people here live a life totally disconnected from the outside world. The Idu Mishmis are also known for maintaining venerable sense of social bonding and unity among its members through their unique socio-religious rituals in daily life, yet giving a sense of personal freedom to individuals so as to incorporate aspects of material progress in their lifestyle.

DIBRUGARH – ROING – HUNLI –ANINI – GIPULIN – AGRIMBOLIN – ETABE – ITALIN – ROING – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Interact with Mishmi tribe
  • An “end of the world” atmosphere
  • Visit the last Indian tribal village in the region

DURATION : 9 days
SEASON : October to March

NAMDAPHA TRAIL

Namdapha National Park in Changlang district on the eastern tip of the state was declared Tiger Reserve in 1983 by the government of India. Located close to Himalayan ranges, the stunning park that lies across various altitudes ranging between 200 and 4500 m elevates your spirits. The park covers a massive 2000 km² of land, containing more than 1000 species of plants, 500 species of birds, 350 butterflies and many smaller forms of life.

DIBRUGARH – DEBAN – HORNBILL – RANIJHEEL – FIRMBASE – IMBOING – MIAO – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trek in India's densest Rainforest
  • Bird watching in a land of more than 500 species of birds
  • Meet remote tribes (Singpho, Tangsa and Lisu) who live a marvellous sustainable life
  • Learn about surviving skills in a forest
  • Discover the culture of the Tai tribe in Assam

DURATION : 21 days
SEASON : From October to March

ROYAL ARUNACHAL (MOTORCYCLE TRIP)

When rumbling engines reach the hilly regions of Northeast India, the misty landscape welcomes every traveller with open arms. A motorbikebike trip in this region can offer one of the most adventurous mountain bike trips in India. Slanting hills and the narrow passes between them, snow covered mountains and the dense green forests can allure any biker for an adventurous motorcycle tour in India.

GUWAHATI – NAMERI NP – DIRANG – TAWANG – BOMDILA – BALIPARA – ITANAGAR – ZIRO – DAPORIJO – ALONG – MARIYANG – OYAN – DAMBUK – ROING – MAYODIA PASS – WAKRO – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Crossing the Sela, one of the highest passes in India
  • Be spoilt by tribal hospitality
  • Ride through bamboo bridges
  • Being a pioneer rider in this area

DURATION : 20 days
SEASON : From November to April

BIRDWATCHERS PARADISE

This program guides you through a diversity of wildlife parks where you can observe the birds in a very detailed manner. Our bird guide will be along with you to spot and identify the birds. You will be walking through breathtaking areas of northeast India. Except for Namdapha NP and some remote regions of West Arunachal, all birding areas are accessible by jeep. In addition vast areas remain unexplored, waiting for the intrepid birder.

GUWAHATI – NAMERI NP – EAGENEST WS – PAKKE TR – KAZIRANGA NP – DIBRUGARH – TINSUKIA – NAMDAPHA NP - DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 6 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in 3 weeks
  • Experience a rain forest trekking in Namdapha National Park
  • An incredible biodiversity

DURATION : 15 days
SEASON : From November to April

WILD ASSAM & ARUNACHAL

Embark on this beautiful Assamese and Arunachali wildlife journey where you can witness the amazing diversity of wildlife present. More than 600 species of birds and many varieties of mammals such as tigers, elephants, rhinos, water buffalos, deers live in these forests.

GUWAHATI – MANAS NP – NAMERI NP – KAZIRANGA NP – JORHAT – MAJULI – DIBRU SAIKHOWA NP – NAMDAPHA NP – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5 National Parks in 2 weeks
  • Beautiful Majuli Island
  • An incredible biodiversity

DURATION : 6 days
SEASON : From November to April

ZIRO ESCAPADE

Ziro is home to the tribal group called the Apatanis who are one amongst very few tribes in the world who worship nature (sun & moon). They are famous for their unique methods of sustainable farming and social forestry. Apatani cultural landscape even features in tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Site for "extremely high productivity" and "unique" way of preserving ecology. Apart from falling in love with the mesmerizing and mysterious landscape, there are other things you can do in Ziro: participate in the daily activities of the communities, listen to folk stories from the local storytellers, learn about the animist customs of the tribe, visit the markets, taste the tribal cuisine, go hiking to the nearby jungles and villages, bird-watching and fishing in the many fresh streams.

DIBRUGARH – ZIRO – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the beautiful Ziro Valley
  • Discover the Apatanis and their unique lifestyle
  • Cross the mighty Brahmaputra by ferry

DURATION : 10 days
SEASON : July

DREE FESTIVAL

This program introduces you to the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, which is one of the benevolent people of the area and worship Donyi-Polo (Sun and Moon). The Apatani tribe has a long cycle of agricultural rites and festivals. The agricultural rites or festivals of the tribe begin by sacrificing domestic fowls, animals and eggs at different times, starting from the sowing to the harvesting periods to ensure a bumper yield of crops in the year. This festival is organized to appease Gods; Tamu for protection of crops from pest and insect, Metii for rejecting famine and disease, Danyi for protection and prosperity of mankind and Harniang for keeping the soil stable and wet for the paddies. The spot for the festival is selected by the priest and is decorated with branded bamboos. Women prepare lots of local beers called Apong distributed among the community.

DIBRUGARH – ZIRO – DAPORIJO – ALONG – PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the colourful Dree Festival
  • Discover the lifestyle of the Apatani tribe
  • Cross the mighty Brahmaputra in ferry and spot the Gangetic dolphins

DURATION : 8 days
SEASON : February and March

LOSAR IN TAWANG

In Arunachal Pradesh, Losar is celebrated by the Monpas who are a majority in Tawang. Belonging to the Mongoloid stock, the Monpas are mainly into agriculture and animal husbandry. Before the advent of the festival, people can be seen cleaning their homes and discarding all unused and old items. It is believed that by doing so one can usher in good health, peace and prosperity to the house. Commemorating the advent of the new year, Losar is the occasion for the Monpas to feast, drink and make merry. Relatives and friends get together and celebrate this festival in a very pompous manner. The festival of Losar falls in the end of February or early March and is celebrated for 8 - 15 days. Indeed, the joie-de-vivre that characterizes this festival is simply fascinating.

GUWAHATI – NAMERI NP – DIRANG – TAWANG – BOMDILA – GUWAHATI

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Drive through Sela pass which was once a Tibetan border
  • Enjoy the Buddhist New Year festival “Losar” among the Mahayana believers
  • Explore Asia’s second largest monastery

DURATION : 6 days
SEASON : September

SOLUNG FESTIVAL

Solung is one of the most popular festivals in Arunachal Pradesh that is celebrated by the Adis of on beginning of September every year. It is an agro-based festival, but it also reflects the socio-religious features of the people. There are three main parts in the celebration of this festival, which includes Limir-Libom, the first part and the sacrificial day; Binnyat, the second part, the ritual offering to goddess of crops, Kine Nane; and Ekop (also called Taktor), the ritual made for protection against harms by evil spirits by appeasing to Gumin-Soyin, the household guardian, and Doying Bote, god of wisdom and human welfare.

DIBRUGARH – PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the Solung Festival and interact with the Adi community
  • Enjoy local cuisine
  • Cross the mighty Brahmaputra by ferry

DURATION : 9 days
SEASON : First week of April

MOPIN FESTIVAL

The Adi Gallongs in the Along-Basar-Bame areas celebrate Mopin festival in the first five days of April. Mopin is thought to bring wealth and prosperity to the village but also drive the evil shadow away and receive the blessing of God for universal happiness. During this festival, the Adi Gallong villages come alive with the dancing and chanting of their rhythmic songs made livelier by smearing of rice powder on each other’s faces. The Mopin festival plays an important role in the cultural history of the Gallong tribe.

DIBRUGARH – PASIGHAT – ALONG – PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Be a part of Adi Galo society to enjoy the Mopin Festival
  • Meet Adi Galo people, eat local food and drink rice beer
  • Cross the mighty Brahmaputra River on a ferry

DURATION : 6 days
SEASON : March

MYOKO FESTIVAL

Apatanis of Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh celebrate the Myoko festival in March every year. They attach importance to this festival as they have this age-old belief that by performing the rituals they can ensure fertility, both in the fields and in its people. Another aspect is the firm conviction that they can promote and strengthen family, clan and inter-village ties. Sacrifice of livestock like pigs and chicken form a major part of the festival as also the rituals performed by the village Shaman or priest. There is dancing and merry making by the village folk, taking out processions in their traditional dresses are some of the features of the festival.

GUWAHATI – NAMERI NP – ZIRO – TEZPUR – GUWAHATI

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Witness the rituals of the Myoko Festival
  • Taste the local cuisine
  • Interact with Apatanis and listen to their stories of past hunting glories and change of lifestyle

DURATION : 10 days
SEASON : October to April

RAFTING AND ANGING IN ARUNACHAL

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.

DIBRUGARH – ZIRO – DAPORIJO – GONGO – KAMLA RIVER – SIBE-RITE – CIPLA MUKH – RAKHIOK – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Raft down the Subansiri River, surrounded by exotic landscapes
  • Try your hand at angling, and battle the Golden Masher or spend time bird watching
  • Relax on private beaches in stunning environment

DURATION : 11 days
SEASON : October to April

RAFTING ON LOWER SIANG RIVER

This amazing trip incorporates adventure as well as cultural aspects of travelling in Assam and Arunachal. You start this trip with arrival at Dibrugarh, the tea capital of Assam and then take an “African Queen” type ferry across the mighty Brahmaputra to travel to Pasighat, the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh. From there on you drive across breathtaking landscapes along the Siang River (Upper Brahmaputra) to Yingkiong, the HQ of Upper Siang District and the home of the Simong Adis. After the insightful drive we take on the mighty Siang River and raft down this amazing river to Pasighat passing numerous Adi Pange & Adi Minyong villages with some fantastic big volume rapids.

DIBRUGARH – PASIGHAT – YINGKIONG – KARKO – DITE-DIME – PANGI – PANGGING – DH CAMP – PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Raft down the Siang River with stunning backgrounds
  • Explore Adi villages
  • Cross the mighty Brahmaputra in Ferry

DURATION : 18 days
SEASON : October to March

6 SISTERS ROAD TRIP

Thrown across the farthest reaches of India, obscured from the greater world by ageless forests and formidable mountain ranges, the Northeast States are one of Asia’s last great natural and anthropological sanctuaries. Sharing borders with Bhutan, Tibet, Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh, these remote frontiers are a region of rugged beauty, and a collision zone of tribal cultures, climates, landscapes and peoples. This road trip will give you a complete understanding of the Northeast but is only meant for people with a taste for raw adventure. It is impossible to describe the nuances that make this area unique, challenging and interesting. Get to any one place and the result will be that you will return for more.

GUWAHATI – NAMERI NP – DIRANG – TAWANG – BOMDILA – BALIPARA – KAZIRANGA NP – MOKOKCHUNG – KOHIMA – IMPHAL – AIZAWL – UNAKOTI – UDAIPUR – AGARTALA

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A comprehensive tour of the Northeast
  • A kaleidoscope of tribes, fauna and flora
  • A unique adventure

DURATION : 26 days
SEASON : October to March

7 SISTERS ROAD TRIP

The seven states comprising of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura (often called the Seven Sisters) make up the most geographically isolated and least visited part of India. Due to its inaccessibility from the rest of world, it has been fortunate enough to maintain most of its natural diversity and cultural heritage. Sharing international borders with China, Myanmar (Burma), Bhutan and Bangladesh, it has an unusually rich diversity of ethnic groups, languages, religions and landscapes. This road trip will give you a complete understanding of the Northeast but is only meant for people with a taste for raw adventure. It is impossible to describe the nuances that make this area unique, challenging and interesting. Get to any one place and the result will be that you will return for more.

GUWAHATI – SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE – KAZIRANGA NP – JORHAT – MAJULI – ZIRO – DAPORIJO – ALONG – PASIGHAT – DIBRUGARH – MON – MOKOKCHUNG – KOHIMA – IMPHAL – AIZAWL – UNAKOTI – UDAIPUR – AGARTALA

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A complete tour of the Seven Sisters
  • A melange of landscapes, people, culture and art & craft
  • An experience to cherish for a lifetime