East Arunachal Tour

Our signature tour to the little know region of Eastern Arunachal, encompassing the mega diverse Dibang and Lohit valleys


  • Best Season: September – May
  • Region: Arunachal Pradesh
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Activity: Family, Nature
  • Grade: Easy
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Our East Arunachal tour takes you to one of the last unexplored frontiers on the tourist map.  Set out to uncover the fascinating world of little know tribes, residing in stunning landscapes characterised by  dense  forests, spectacular snow capped mountains, and gushing rivers.


The East Arunachal Tour commences in Pasighat, a quaint town situated on the banks of the mighty Siang. Traversing east through picturesque riverine landscapes gets you to Roing – the gateway to Dibang valley. This valley drained by the Dibang river, a major tributary of Brahmaputra, is a biodiversity hotspot with 6000 plant species, 100 mammal species and about 700 bird species found over here. This valley is also referred to as Mishmi Hills as it is inhabited by the Mishmi tribe who are further broken down into three sub-tribes namely, Idu, Digaru and Miju. From Roing navigate through the flood plains of the Lohit river , another major tributary of the Brahmaputra to stay in Wakro. End your journey in Miao , where you will get to savour India’ densest rainforest – Namdapha National Park.

  • Travel to a remote and far flung corner of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Day hikes to remote villages
  • Visit Namdapha National Parl
  • Visit the Golden Pagoda monastery in Namsai
  • Visit Parsuram Kund

Day 1: Dibrugarh to Pasighat                                                                  160 kms; 4 hours

Pickup from Dibrugarh airport and drive to Pasighat, a small town in Central Arunachal located on the banks of the Siang river. On the way you will cross over the Bhogibeel bridge, a six kilometre bridge over the Brahmaputra. Night stay in Pasighat

Day 2: Ponging hike

Today you will drive up the Siang valley till you reach the start point of the path to Ponging village, inhabited by the Adi Minyong tribe. You will need to walk over a hanging bridge over the Siang river, which will be an experience in itself. On crossing the bridge walk up through mixed forests and fields to Ponging village.  The hike to and fro will take around 4 hours . Relax for the remainder of the day. Night stay in Pasighat

Day 3: Pasighat to Roing

After breakfast drive down to Roing. The drive is an interesting one through picturesque landscapes, including crossing over a dry river bed. On the way you will take a brief halt at Dambuk, the orange country of Arunachal . Take a short walk around the picturesque orange orchards which will be ripe with fruit in December.

Roing is the gateway to  Dibang valley, drained by the Dibang river – one of the major tributaries of the Brahmaputra . This area is also referred to as the Mishmi Hills, since it is inhabited by the Mishmi tribe. The area is a biodiversity hotspot 6000 plant species, 100 mammal species and about 700 bird species. Night stay in Roing

Day 4: Roing

In the morning drive to Mayodia pass which would probably be snowbound in end of December . At 2655 meters above sea level this pass offers good views of the surrounding mountains. You can keep taking breaks to walk on the road so as to enjoy the tranquillity and beauty of the place. By late afternoon drive back to Roing. In the evening you can visit nearby village of the Idu Mishmi tribe. Night stay in Roing

Day 5: Roing to Wakro                                                               109 kms; 2.5 hours

In the morning drive to Tezu, from where you continue driving to Wakro, via Parsuram Kund. As per mythology the Hindus believe that this is the place on the Lohit river, where lord Parsuram came to wash off the grave sin of killing his mother. Enjoy some grand vistas of the Lohit after which you continue to your homestay. Night stay at a homestay in Wakro

Day 6: Wakro to Miao                                                                133 kms; 3.5 hours

After breakfast drive to Tengapani where you will visit the Golden Pagoda moastery. It is an poulent monastery of the Tai Khamti tribe , who proscribe to the Theruvada sect of Buddhism. From here continue on to Miao, the gateway town to Namdapha National Park. Night stay at a Jungle camp

Day 7: Namdapha Excursion

Start early in the morning for a full day excursion to Namdapha National Park. This rainforest extending well over 2000 sq. kms. is a biodiversity hotspot containing more than 1000 species of plants, 500 species of birds, 350 butterflies  and many more smaller forms of life. You will drive for an hour to Deban, from where will undertake a walk through the dense forests.

By evening drive back to Miao. Night stay at a Jungle camp

Day 8: Miao to Dibrugarh

After breakfast drop to Dibrugarh airport


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