Galo Cultural Trek

A slow paced cultural immersion trek through traditional villages of the Galo community in Arunachal Pradesh


  •   Dates: 31 Mar – 07 Apr 2024
  •   Region: Arunachal Pradesh 
  •   Duration: 8 days
  •   Activity: Culture, Adventure
  •   Grade: Easy
  •   Price: Rs.38,500 + GST
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The Galo, one of the twenty-six major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, residing in the central valleys of the state are renowned for their vibrant culture and age-old traditions.  Living close to nature, the Galo people offer a captivating glimpse into their heritage. Embracing an agrarian lifestyle, the Galos celebrate various festivals, notably Mopin  with fervour and traditional dances, adding vibrant colors to the serene surroundings.

On this trip get ready to immerse yourself in their vibrant festivities of  Mopin where rhythmic dances and traditional rituals celebrate unity and harvest. Explore the mesmerizing landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh while immersing yourself in the Galo way of life. Witness their age-old traditions and partake in their rituals, creating lasting memories amidst the beauty of this culturally rich region. Experience the Galo tribe’s legacy firsthand as you traverse through their villages, discovering the stories etched in every corner, and savor the authentic flavors of their cuisine.

  • Trek to little know villages in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Learn about the culture of the Galo tribe
  • Witness and participate in the Mopin festival
  • Stay in traditional Galo houses

Day 1: Dibrugarh to Basar                            155 kms; 4.5 hours

Pickup from Dibrugarh airport from where we commence our drive to Basar, the headquarters of the newly created Lepa Rada district. En route we will drive over the 5 kilometer Bogibeel bridge over the mighty Brahmaputra.

Day 2: Basar to Village 1                              walk time; 3 hours

After breakfast drive for an hour to Tirbin from where we start walking to our first village. The walk today is an easy and picturesque one as it skirts the river, passes through fields and some smaller villages. O/n at a homestay

Day 3: Village 1 to Village 2                         walk time; 3 hours

Continue our walk to one of the most prominent Galo villages in the region. The walk passes through secondary forests and jhum fields. In the second half we will participate in traditional fishing of the Galo community allowing us to immerse more deeply in their culture. In the evening we will be regaled with folk stories by the village elders. O/n at a homestay

Day 4: Village 2 to Village 3                                     walk time; 4 hours

Today’ walk involves a steep climb up for an hour through verdant forests . From here the route descends down towards some smaller villages giving us an opportunity to observe the lifestyle of the Galo community. In the second half we will head to the river for some angling and a refreshing swim . O/n at a homestay

Day 5: Village 3 to Kamba                                        walk time; 3 hours

The last day of walking is a relatively easy one to Kamba, a village -town in West Siang. For the remainder of the day we will participate in the celebrations of the Mopin festival, the most important festival of the Galo community. O/n at a Resort

Day 6: Kamba

Enjoy the entire day in the festivities of the Mopin festival . We will participate in traditional dances, help in preparing the community feast  all of which will help us build a bond and learn about the customs of the Galo tribe . O/n at a Resort

Day 7: Kamba to Dibrugarh                                                 220 kms; 6.5 hours

By late morning commence our drive back to Dibrugarh . O/n at a hotel

Day 8: Dibrugarh

After breakfast drop to Dibrugarh airport

Cost per person: Rs.38,500/-  + 5% GST  (Cost for Indian Nationals only)


  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
  • All transfers using a Sumo or similar
  • 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
  • Soft drink charges, table drinks, bottled water, laundry, liquor charges and tips
  • Any other item not mentioned in “Included” section above
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