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East Arunachal Tour

Our signature tour to the little know region of Eastern Arunachal, encompassing of the mega bio-diverse Dibang and Lohit valleys, inhabited by the Mishmi and Khamti tribes

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  •   Dates: 17 Feb – 24 Feb 2019
  •   Region: Arunachal Pradesh
  •   Duration: 8 days
  •   Activity: Culture
  •   Grade: Easy
  •   Price: Rs.37,000/-  (+ 5% GST)
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Our East Arunachal tour takes you to one of the last unexplored frontiers on the tourist map. We 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 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 we traverse through the flood plains of the Lohit river , another major tributary of the Brahmaputra. Over here we stay with the Khamti tribe, who migrated from Thailand, sometime in the 16th century.

  • Travel to a remote and far flung corner of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Explore villages of four different tribes
  • Day hikes to remote villages
  • Enjoy stunning landscapes of Dibang and Lohit valley
  • Stay at the Golden Pagoda monastery in Namsai
  • Visit Parsuram Kund

Day 1: Dibrugarh to Roing                                                         158 kms; 4 hours

Pickup from Dibrugarh airport and drive to Roing.  We drive over the Dhola – Sadiya bridge (also referred to as the Bhupen Hazarika Setu) the longest bridge in India , spanning a distance of 9 kilometers. On the way we enjoy a glorious sunset over the Lohit river . O/n at Mishmi Hill Camp

Day 2: Roing

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.

After breakfast, we will set off to explore quaint Idu-Mishmi villages around Roing. The Idus are one of the three Mishmi tribes, the others being Miju and Digaru, which inhabit various parts of the Mishmi Hills, which extend across the Chinese border. We will visit the Idu Mishmi villages of Kebali and Korunu. O/n at Mishmi Hill Camp

Day 3: Mayodia Pass Excursion

We will set off early morning to visit Mayodia on this day, which is nestled up above the Mishmi Hills, and is a tranquil Himalayan biodiversity ecosphere.This day visit will be staggered with small stops along the way on scattered orange farms, and small walks along the hill road, to experience the hill ecology. O/n at Mishmi Hill Camp

Day 4: Roing

We will visit some Adi villages on this day, and spend time walking alongthe Eze and the Ephe rivers. We will take a half day trek through a forested trail,which will introduce us to the agricultural lifestyle of the Idu-Mishmis, and wewill have the opportunity to interact with local farmers and traditional weavers. O/n at Mishmi Hill Camp

Day 5: Roing to Tengapani                                                                       109 kms; 2.5 hours

In the morning we drive to Tezu, where we will visit villages of the Digaru Mishmi tribe. From here we continue to drive to Tengapani where wee will stay in the Golden Pagoda Complex. O/n at Golden Pagoda Resort

Day 6: Excursion to Parsuram Kund

We will visit the Hindu pilgrimage site of Parasuram Kunda on this day,through which the Lohit river flows. A small trek on road will take us to a raging gorge in the river. After this, we will make our way up along the Lohit, where we can have panoramic views of the meandering Lohit spreading across the plains. O/n at Golden Pagoda Resort

Day 7: Tengapani to Tinsukia                                                   91 kms; 2 hours

Today we will visit some villages of the Khamti tribe, who came down from Thailand sometime in the 16th century. As we walk through the villages we will learn about their culture of Theruvada Buddhism, which is mainly followed all over South East Asia. Post the walk we savor a delicious Khamti meal, cooked using simple herbs but packed with flavor.

By evening we drive to Tinsukia. O/n at Padmini Resort or similar

Day 8: Tinsukia to Dibrugarh                                                    40 kms; 1 hour

After breakfast drop to Dibrugarh airport

 

Cost per person(for Indian nationals): Rs.37,000/- (+ 5% GST)

Included

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • All meals starting from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8
  • Transportation using a Scorpio or Innova
  • A knowledgeable English speaking guide through the trip
  • Permits for Arunachal Pradesh

Not Included

  • Flights
  • GST
  • Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport
  • Tips, Soft drink charges, table drinks, bottled water, laundry, cigarettes, telephone expenses, and liquor charges
  • Any other item not mentioned in “Cost Includes” section above
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