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West Arunachal Biking Tour

Our signature offbeat biking tour through the verdant valleys of West Arunachal, over a wide mix of adventurous terrains

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  •   Region: Arunachal Pradesh
  •   Duration: 10 days
  •   Activity: Biking
  •   Grade: Moderate
  •   Price: On Request
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Dense virgin forests, check spectacular snow capped mountains, see gushing rivers cutting deep gorges; few other places in the world come close to the raw, rugged beauty of Arunachal Pradesh.

Riding through this section of Arunachal Pradesh is definitely a must do. Its untouched landscape and tribal people with their traditional ways of living, will open you up to how humans have used nature to survive in the harshest of condition of eons. This journey will take you through dense temperate forests, besides gushing rivers ,over high passes and stunning glacial lakes.

Our West Arunachal Biking Tour is definitely off the beaten track; the roads will challenge you as a rider, the landscapes mesmerize you, the people’s way of life and hospitality will make you question everything you thought you knew about India.

  • 1200 kilometer ride through pristine landscapes
  • Cross over Sela Pass at 14,000 feet
  • Ride to some stunning glacial lakes
  • Camp out in a spectacular location
  • Rafting on Jia Bhorali river
  • Interact with local communities and learn about their culture

Day 1: Guwahati
Arrive at Guwahati by mid day and check into our hotel. Collect your bike and familiarize yourself with it. In the evening, gather for a briefing and introductory session. Early dinner and sleep for an early departure next day. O/n at Hotel Ginger or similar

Day 2 : Guwahati to Nameri                           223 kms kms; 5 hours
After breakfast, we ride to Nameri National Park, at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. Majority of the ride is over paved, four lane highway passing through Assamese countryside. Ride through undulating tea plantations and past rice paddy fields.

In the afternoon go rafting on the serene waters of the Jia Bhorali river. O/n at Nameri Eco Camp or similar.

Day 3: Nameri to Dirang                                  164 kms; 6 hours
A half hour ride from Nameri gets us to Bhalukpong, the entry point into West Arunachal. Finish entry permit formalities and begin ascending.  The road gently starts winding up as we follow the Kameng river,  through thick sub- tropical forests. The area is under heavy army control and we shall pass many army camps and regiments.  O/n at Hotel Pemaling or similar

Day 4: Dirang to Tawang                                 170 kms; 6.5 hours
Commence the most scenic drive of your trip early in the morning. The road keeps climbing up all the way till Sela pass, offering some grand panoramas of the region. Take a brief halt at the 14,000 foot Sela pass, admiring the beautiful lake and its surroundings. On the way stop at Jung waterfalls. O/n at  Zax Star or similar

Day 5: Tawang
In the morning visit the world’s largest Buddisht monastery . For those who like to walk we can do a 1 hour hike to the Nunnery attached to the Tawang monastery. In the second half visit the War Memorial . O/n at  Zax Star or similar

Day 6: Tawang to Zemithang                         134 kms; 5 hours
The higher reaches of Tawang are dotted with many glacial lakes, some of which we will visit today. Drive to P.T.Tso lake and Sangetsar lake, form where we drive further to T Gompa. From here we take a little know road to reach the scenic valley of Zemithang , on the tri junction of Arunachal, Bhutan and China. Overnight stay will be in tents at a campsite. A bonfire to keep warm and stars to light up the night. O/n in tents

Day 7: Zemithang
Zemithang valley is the home of Monpa tribe who are Buddhists . The valley is dotted with a number of Monpa villages with traditional houses. We will go for a walk to some of the villages and further for a trek in the forest.  O/n in tents

Day 8: Zemithang to Dirang                           207 kms; 8 hours
After breakfast ride back to Dirang, via Sela Pass  . O/n at Hotel Pemaling

Day 9: Dirang to Nameri                                  164 kms; 5.5 hours
Continue our descent down to the plains of Assam. Unwind and relax at our serene camp, besides the Jia Bhorali river. O/n at Nameri Eco camp

Day 10: Nameri to Guwahati                          223 kms; 5 hours
We ride to our bike drop off point and disperse as we wish. A drop off to the airport or a hotel (booked at extra cost) .

Cost per rider ( for Indian nationals):
Cost per pillion ( for Indian nationals):

Included

  • Enfield 500 CC / 350 CC bike with fuel
  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in hotels mentioned in the itinerary
  • A support vehicle
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • An Experinced Captain leading the group
  • Permits for Arunachal Pradesh

Excluded

  • Flights to and From Guwahati
  • Refundable deposit of Rs.5000
  • Lunch
  • Any repair charges or damages incurred to the bike due to accidents or negligent riding
  • Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport
  • Soft drink charges, table drinks, laundry, cigarettes, telephone expenses, beer and liquor charges
  • Any other costs not mentioned in the "Included" section above
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