Kipepeo

Dzongu Homestay, Sikkim

Snapshot

  •   Best Season: November – April
  •   Region: Assam
  •   Duration: 9 days
  •   Activity:  Nature
  •   Grade: Easy
Trip Enquiry

Assam has some of the richest biodiversity zones in the world consisting of tropical rainforests, medicine deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, and numerous wetland ecosystems. The state is the last refuge for many endangered species like Indan Rhinoceros, Golden Langur, White-Winged Wood Duck, Bengal Florican, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Pygmy Hog, and Greater Adjutant Stork. Indeed so rich is the diversity that the United Nations has declared Kaziranga and Manas as world heritage sites.

The Assam Wildlife Tour allows one to experience the natural diversity found in Assam by visiting the evergreen forests of Manas, grasslands of Kaziranga and mixed forests of Nameri. All the three parks have their own peculiar habitat which in turn house unique flagship species. This trip is a nature’s treat for birders and wildlife lovers alike.

  • Visit three National Parks in Assam
  • Go for Jeep safaris, Elephant safaris and boat rides
  • Observe over 300 varieties of birds
  • See over 15 species of mammals in the wild

Day 1: Guwahati to Bansbari

Pickup from Guwahati airport and drive to Bansbari on the outskirts of Manas National Park. O/n in cottages

Day 2 & 3: Manas

Manas National Park lies on a gentle alluvial slope on the foothills of the Himalayas where wooded hills give way to grasslands and tropical forests. The forest ecosystem comprises moist deciduous forest, tropical evergreen forest, and tall elephant grass.

Over two days you will go for jeep safaris to various locations within the park to observe wildlife like Capped Langurs, Wild Elephants, Indian Bison, probably a Bengal Tiger and see rare birds like Bengal Florican, Hodgson’s Redstart, Yellow-bellied Warbler and Collared Falconet.

Day 4: Bansbari to Nameri

After breakfast drive to Nameri National Park. O/n at an eco camp

Nameri National Park is located on the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, descending down from Arunachal Pradesh into Assam. Most parts of Nameri are covered by ever green and moist deciduous forests with over 600 species of plants to be found in the area. The park is noted for its vibrant bird life which numbers more than 400 species.

Day 5: Nameri

Head out early in the morning for a nature walk on the forest trail. The impressive forest which houses many spectacular birds like Blue-eared, and Oriental Dwarf Kingfishers, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, and Red-throated Pipit will leave you spell bound. You will also have a chance of seeing the highly endangered White-winged Wood Duck which resides over here.

In the second half visit the Pygmy Hog centre and walk around your camp for observing birds like the Great and Rufous Hornbill.

Day 6: Nameri to Kaziranga

This morning go rafting on the tranquil waters of the Jia Bhorali river. Raft through the spectacular landscape in the company of water birds like the Ibisbill, Egrets, Herons and Teals.

In the afternoon proceed to Kaziranga. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga

Day 7: Kaziranga

Early in the morning go for an Elephant safari in the Central Range of the park. The safari through the grasslands will give you a brilliant opportunity to get up close to the Rhinos. After breakfast go for a jeep safari in the Western range of the park. This range has maximum short grass areas and is the optimum habitat for Rhino and Water Buffalo.

In the afternoon proceed to the Eastern (Agaratuli) Range for a jeep safari. This area is excellent for birding, with nesting of the globally threatened Pallas’s Fish Eagle and a colony of Spot-billed Pelicans found over here. There is also good chance of seeing herds of wild Elephants. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga

Day 8: Kaziranga

In the morning you can go for a boat ride on the Brahmaputra river which happens in the Eastern most part of the park. The ride will give you a good idea about the pristine riverine landscape, plus present a good opportunity to see many water birds.

In the evening go for a safari in the Central Range of the park, where one can see many Rhinos and other hermivores like the Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar , Water Buffalos and the like. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga

 Day 9: Kaziranga to Guwahati

Drop to Guwahati airport

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Snapshot

  •   Best Season: November – April
  •   Region: Assam
  •   Duration: 9 days
  •   Activity:  Nature
  •   Grade: Easy
Trip Enquiry

Assam has some of the richest biodiversity zones in the world consisting of tropical rainforests, medicine deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, and numerous wetland ecosystems. The state is the last refuge for many endangered species like Indan Rhinoceros, Golden Langur, White-Winged Wood Duck, Bengal Florican, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Pygmy Hog, and Greater Adjutant Stork. Indeed so rich is the diversity that the United Nations has declared Kaziranga and Manas as world heritage sites.

The Assam Wildlife Tour allows one to experience the natural diversity found in Assam by visiting the evergreen forests of Manas, grasslands of Kaziranga and mixed forests of Nameri. All the three parks have their own peculiar habitat which in turn house unique flagship species. This trip is a nature’s treat for birders and wildlife lovers alike.

  • Visit three National Parks in Assam
  • Go for Jeep safaris, Elephant safaris and boat rides
  • Observe over 300 varieties of birds
  • See over 15 species of mammals in the wild

Day 1: Guwahati to Bansbari

Pickup from Guwahati airport and drive to Bansbari on the outskirts of Manas National Park. O/n in cottages

Day 2 & 3: Manas

Manas National Park lies on a gentle alluvial slope on the foothills of the Himalayas where wooded hills give way to grasslands and tropical forests. The forest ecosystem comprises moist deciduous forest, tropical evergreen forest, and tall elephant grass.

Over two days you will go for jeep safaris to various locations within the park to observe wildlife like Capped Langurs, Wild Elephants, Indian Bison, probably a Bengal Tiger and see rare birds like Bengal Florican, Hodgson’s Redstart, Yellow-bellied Warbler and Collared Falconet.

Day 4: Bansbari to Nameri

After breakfast drive to Nameri National Park. O/n at an eco camp

Nameri National Park is located on the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, descending down from Arunachal Pradesh into Assam. Most parts of Nameri are covered by ever green and moist deciduous forests with over 600 species of plants to be found in the area. The park is noted for its vibrant bird life which numbers more than 400 species.

Day 5: Nameri

Head out early in the morning for a nature walk on the forest trail. The impressive forest which houses many spectacular birds like Blue-eared, and Oriental Dwarf Kingfishers, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, and Red-throated Pipit will leave you spell bound. You will also have a chance of seeing the highly endangered White-winged Wood Duck which resides over here.

In the second half visit the Pygmy Hog centre and walk around your camp for observing birds like the Great and Rufous Hornbill.

Day 6: Nameri to Kaziranga

This morning go rafting on the tranquil waters of the Jia Bhorali river. Raft through the spectacular landscape in the company of water birds like the Ibisbill, Egrets, Herons and Teals.

In the afternoon proceed to Kaziranga. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga

Day 7: Kaziranga

Early in the morning go for an Elephant safari in the Central Range of the park. The safari through the grasslands will give you a brilliant opportunity to get up close to the Rhinos. After breakfast go for a jeep safari in the Western range of the park. This range has maximum short grass areas and is the optimum habitat for Rhino and Water Buffalo.

In the afternoon proceed to the Eastern (Agaratuli) Range for a jeep safari. This area is excellent for birding, with nesting of the globally threatened Pallas’s Fish Eagle and a colony of Spot-billed Pelicans found over here. There is also good chance of seeing herds of wild Elephants. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga

Day 8: Kaziranga

In the morning you can go for a boat ride on the Brahmaputra river which happens in the Eastern most part of the park. The ride will give you a good idea about the pristine riverine landscape, plus present a good opportunity to see many water birds.

In the evening go for a safari in the Central Range of the park, where one can see many Rhinos and other hermivores like the Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar , Water Buffalos and the like. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga

 Day 9: Kaziranga to Guwahati

Drop to Guwahati airport

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Snapshot

  •   Best Season: November – March
  •   Region: Meghalaya
  •   Duration: 7 days
  •   Activity:  Adventure
  •   Grade: Moderate
Trip Enquiry

The southern slopes of Meghalaya are gifted with abundant deposits of limestone. Coupled with high level of precipitation, somnology
humidity and elevations in excess of 1000m, purchase
affords ideal conditions for the formation of caves. With more than 1200 caves, Myocarditis
Meghalaya boasts of the largest network of caves found on the Indian sub-continent, stretching over three hundred kilometres.

On the Meghalaya Caving Adventure we explore different caves in the Shnong Rim area, opening the door to an out-of the-world experience. Once inside the caves one can only marvel at the opulent formations created over thousands of years – stalagmites, stalactites, candles, cave curtains and cave pearls to name a few . Most of the cave passages are live, meaning one would either have to walk through waist deep water or even swim to navigate the caves. Proficiently trained and experienced cavers would guide clients through the caves to ensure their safety.

  • Explore four different limestone caves
  • Walk through waist deep water and swim inside the caves
  • Marvel opulent formations like Flow-stones, Cave Curtains, Cave Pearls and Candles
  • Negotiate one Vertical Cave

Day 1: Guwahati to Shillong

Pickup from Guwahati airport and drive to Shillong. O/n ata hotel in Shillong

Day 2: Shillong to Shnong Rim camp

After breakfast drive to Shnong Rim. The Shnong Rim area in the Jaintia hills harbours more than a hundred vertical and horizontal cave passages, making it the ultimate caving destination in India. This is the place where we will set camp for exploring different caves. O/n in tents

Day 3: Caving – Krem Tynghen

In the morning you will be briefed on using caving equipment and general safety rules. After breakfast a half hour drive followed by a short walk will get us to the mount of Krem Tynghen. It is Grade 1 cave with large horizontal passages making it ideal for beginners to get introduced to caving.

By evening return back to our campsite. O/n in tents

Day 4:Caving- Krem Umthloo

Today we walk to Krem Umthloo , which is a Grade 2 cave. The cave has many wet passages with waist deep water , which we negotiate through. The cave has many beautiful and unique formations like flowstone, cave pearls, curtains, which would leave you spellbound. By evening return back to our campsite. O/n in tents

Day 5: Caving – Krem Chympe

Krem Chympe by far is the most exciting cave on the trip, as one needs to swim through the first 200 meters to enter the cave.

Start early in the morning since it would take a two hour drive followed by an hour of hiking to reach the mouth of the cave. The most thrilling part start from here we change into our wet suite and dive in the river passage to enter into the cave. Chympe is what is called an ‘Active’ cave with a large river running through it. We explore some of the passages of this wonderful cave before returning back to our campsite. O/n in tents

Day 6: Caving – Krem Sim Thabbalong

Having learnt the basics, we move to a cave with short vertical passages which are more technical in nature. Strength and agility are key to negotiating these narrow passages.

By afternoon we break camp and drive back to Shillong. O/n at a hotel in Shillong

Day 7: Shillong to Guwahati

Drop to Guwahati airport

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Snapshot

  •   Best Season: November – April
  •   Region: Assam
  •   Duration: 9 days
  •   Activity:  Nature
  •   Grade: Easy
Trip Enquiry

Assam has some of the richest biodiversity zones in the world consisting of tropical rainforests, medicine deciduous forests, riverine grasslands, and numerous wetland ecosystems. The state is the last refuge for many endangered species like Indan Rhinoceros, Golden Langur, White-Winged Wood Duck, Bengal Florican, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Pygmy Hog, and Greater Adjutant Stork. Indeed so rich is the diversity that the United Nations has declared Kaziranga and Manas as world heritage sites.

The Assam Wildlife Tour allows one to experience the natural diversity found in Assam by visiting the evergreen forests of Manas, grasslands of Kaziranga and mixed forests of Nameri. All the three parks have their own peculiar habitat which in turn house unique flagship species. This trip is a nature’s treat for birders and wildlife lovers alike.

  • Visit three National Parks in Assam
  • Go for Jeep safaris, Elephant safaris and boat rides
  • Observe over 300 varieties of birds
  • See over 15 species of mammals in the wild

Day 1: Guwahati to Bansbari

Pickup from Guwahati airport and drive to Bansbari on the outskirts of Manas National Park. O/n in cottages

Day 2 & 3: Manas

Manas National Park lies on a gentle alluvial slope on the foothills of the Himalayas where wooded hills give way to grasslands and tropical forests. The forest ecosystem comprises moist deciduous forest, tropical evergreen forest, and tall elephant grass.

Over two days you will go for jeep safaris to various locations within the park to observe wildlife like Capped Langurs, Wild Elephants, Indian Bison, probably a Bengal Tiger and see rare birds like Bengal Florican, Hodgson’s Redstart, Yellow-bellied Warbler and Collared Falconet.

Day 4: Bansbari to Nameri

After breakfast drive to Nameri National Park. O/n at an eco camp

Nameri National Park is located on the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, descending down from Arunachal Pradesh into Assam. Most parts of Nameri are covered by ever green and moist deciduous forests with over 600 species of plants to be found in the area. The park is noted for its vibrant bird life which numbers more than 400 species.

Day 5: Nameri

Head out early in the morning for a nature walk on the forest trail. The impressive forest which houses many spectacular birds like Blue-eared, and Oriental Dwarf Kingfishers, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, and Red-throated Pipit will leave you spell bound. You will also have a chance of seeing the highly endangered White-winged Wood Duck which resides over here.

In the second half visit the Pygmy Hog centre and walk around your camp for observing birds like the Great and Rufous Hornbill.

Day 6: Nameri to Kaziranga

This morning go rafting on the tranquil waters of the Jia Bhorali river. Raft through the spectacular landscape in the company of water birds like the Ibisbill, Egrets, Herons and Teals.

In the afternoon proceed to Kaziranga. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga

Day 7: Kaziranga

Early in the morning go for an Elephant safari in the Central Range of the park. The safari through the grasslands will give you a brilliant opportunity to get up close to the Rhinos. After breakfast go for a jeep safari in the Western range of the park. This range has maximum short grass areas and is the optimum habitat for Rhino and Water Buffalo.

In the afternoon proceed to the Eastern (Agaratuli) Range for a jeep safari. This area is excellent for birding, with nesting of the globally threatened Pallas’s Fish Eagle and a colony of Spot-billed Pelicans found over here. There is also good chance of seeing herds of wild Elephants. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga

Day 8: Kaziranga

In the morning you can go for a boat ride on the Brahmaputra river which happens in the Eastern most part of the park. The ride will give you a good idea about the pristine riverine landscape, plus present a good opportunity to see many water birds.

In the evening go for a safari in the Central Range of the park, where one can see many Rhinos and other hermivores like the Swamp Deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar , Water Buffalos and the like. O/n at a hotel in Kaziranga

 Day 9: Kaziranga to Guwahati

Drop to Guwahati airport

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Snapshot

  •   Best Season: November – March
  •   Region: Meghalaya
  •   Duration: 7 days
  •   Activity:  Adventure
  •   Grade: Moderate
Trip Enquiry

The southern slopes of Meghalaya are gifted with abundant deposits of limestone. Coupled with high level of precipitation, somnology
humidity and elevations in excess of 1000m, purchase
affords ideal conditions for the formation of caves. With more than 1200 caves, Myocarditis
Meghalaya boasts of the largest network of caves found on the Indian sub-continent, stretching over three hundred kilometres.

On the Meghalaya Caving Adventure we explore different caves in the Shnong Rim area, opening the door to an out-of the-world experience. Once inside the caves one can only marvel at the opulent formations created over thousands of years – stalagmites, stalactites, candles, cave curtains and cave pearls to name a few . Most of the cave passages are live, meaning one would either have to walk through waist deep water or even swim to navigate the caves. Proficiently trained and experienced cavers would guide clients through the caves to ensure their safety.

  • Explore four different limestone caves
  • Walk through waist deep water and swim inside the caves
  • Marvel opulent formations like Flow-stones, Cave Curtains, Cave Pearls and Candles
  • Negotiate one Vertical Cave

Day 1: Guwahati to Shillong

Pickup from Guwahati airport and drive to Shillong. O/n ata hotel in Shillong

Day 2: Shillong to Shnong Rim camp

After breakfast drive to Shnong Rim. The Shnong Rim area in the Jaintia hills harbours more than a hundred vertical and horizontal cave passages, making it the ultimate caving destination in India. This is the place where we will set camp for exploring different caves. O/n in tents

Day 3: Caving – Krem Tynghen

In the morning you will be briefed on using caving equipment and general safety rules. After breakfast a half hour drive followed by a short walk will get us to the mount of Krem Tynghen. It is Grade 1 cave with large horizontal passages making it ideal for beginners to get introduced to caving.

By evening return back to our campsite. O/n in tents

Day 4:Caving- Krem Umthloo

Today we walk to Krem Umthloo , which is a Grade 2 cave. The cave has many wet passages with waist deep water , which we negotiate through. The cave has many beautiful and unique formations like flowstone, cave pearls, curtains, which would leave you spellbound. By evening return back to our campsite. O/n in tents

Day 5: Caving – Krem Chympe

Krem Chympe by far is the most exciting cave on the trip, as one needs to swim through the first 200 meters to enter the cave.

Start early in the morning since it would take a two hour drive followed by an hour of hiking to reach the mouth of the cave. The most thrilling part start from here we change into our wet suite and dive in the river passage to enter into the cave. Chympe is what is called an ‘Active’ cave with a large river running through it. We explore some of the passages of this wonderful cave before returning back to our campsite. O/n in tents

Day 6: Caving – Krem Sim Thabbalong

Having learnt the basics, we move to a cave with short vertical passages which are more technical in nature. Strength and agility are key to negotiating these narrow passages.

By afternoon we break camp and drive back to Shillong. O/n at a hotel in Shillong

Day 7: Shillong to Guwahati

Drop to Guwahati airport

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Cascading waterfalls, decease
verdant valleys with glacial streams truly make Dzongu the Hidden Paradise or ‘Mayal Lyang’ as the Lepchas say. An almost virgin territory with a scanty population, click it is a beautiful land of dense jungle groves and pristine glacial streams that nurture both the human and natural habitation around.

This region has been the homeland of the Lepchas, hospital
the indigenous tribe of Sikkim, since time immemorial . They are a benevolent nature worshiping tribe,  with unique traditions and customs. Though of late many have converted to Buddhism.

Staying with a Lepcha family either in the village of Thingvong or Pasingdang is a unique opportunity to experience the lifestyle of this animist and peace loving community. The tranquility and beauty of the place will completely absorb you.

  • Learn about the indigenous Lepcha community
  • Have local delicacies and learn to cook local dishes
  • Village walks
  • Day treks in the nearby forest
  • Visit Buddhist monasteries

A two hour drive from Gantok gets one to Mangan, the district headquarters of the North and the entry point for Dzongu. From Mangan a further one hour drive through verdant forests accompanied by stunning views brings us to the quaint village of Tingvong or Pasindang.