Talle Valley Trek – Ziro
The unparalleled joys of trekking in an unexplored temperate forest teeming with birds, on the fringes of the picturesque Ziro valley
- Best Season: October – May
- Region: Arunachal Pradesh
- Duration: 8 days
- Activity: Adventure
- Grade: Easy
Located in the Central part of Arunachal Pradesh lies the picturesque valley of Ziro. This place is inhabited by the Apatani tribe, one of the most intelligent and progressive tribes in all of North East. They are renowned through the world for their agricultural practice.
The valley is encrusted by verdant mountains of Blue Pine, bamboos and Silver Fir . These forests are a treasure trove of life with many varieties of mammals, birds, insects and other small forms of life thriving over here. Placated in these hills is the Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the most biodiverse and unexplored forest in India .
Walk with us through pristine sub-temperate forests of Talle Valley – teeming with birds and butterflies, to immerse yourself in unadulterated beauty of nature.
- Trek in a pristine , unexplored forest
- Opportunity to see many rare butterflies and birds
- Stay with a local Apatani family
- Visit villages in Ziro valley to learn about Apatani culture
Day 1: Guwahati to Naharlagan
Pickup from Guwahati airport (participants should reach by 6 pm as we have to catch the 9.20 train) and drive to Guwahati station. After dinner board our overnight train to Naharlagan station . O/n in the train
Day 2: Naharlagan to Ziro 100 kms; 4 hours
Reach Naharlagan station by 5.30 am from where our vehicles will pick us up for our onward drive to Ziro. Relax and refresh once you reach the homestay in Ziro.
After lunch walk around Siiro village, absorbing the tranquility of the place . O/n at homestays in Ziro
Day 3: Ziro
The Ziro valley is one of the most picturesque places in all of Arunachal Pradesh, bearing the appearance of a colorful natural mosaic. This valley is inhabited by the Apatani tribe who are spread across seven large villages. One of the most evolved and intellectual of all tribes, the Apatanis have unique customs and traditions.
We will visit the villages of Hari and Hong , learning about their folklore, culture and agricultural practices of the Apatani tribe. O/n at a homestay in Ziro
Day 4: Ziro to Pange 9 kms; walk time: 4 hours
A short fifteen minute drive from our homestay gets us to the start point of the trek . From here a broad trail passing through towering temperate forests , climbs up gently . All through the trail you will hear the continuous chirping of birds.
On reaching the campsite , take a refreshing dip in the Pange stream. Later in the evening , head out for a trail walk around Pange. On in Forest guesthouse or tents
Day 5: Pange to Talle Valley 10 kms; Walk time: 6 to 7 hours
A long tough day awaits us today. The initial part of the route is a mix of steep climbs through dense temperate forests, and undulating walks alongside stupendous fern covered walls. In no time you will be absorbed by the tranquility and beauty of the forest , punctuated at irregular intervals by the chirping of birds. The climb continues for around three hours till you reach Lebya Pengo pass (7984 feet), the high point of the trek.
From here the walk becomes more undulating , with a gradual change in the forest from sub temperate to temperate. On reaching the campsite relax and dip your feet in the refreshing waters of the Talle stream. O/n in tents or local stilt house
Day 6: Talley Valle to Pange 10 kms; Walk time: 6 hours
In the morning enjoy the vibrant bird life around the camp and explore some routes around Talle valley. After breakfast start our descent down the same route as yesterday . Since the descent will be more relaxing, we will better enjoy the amazing forest. O/n at forest guesthouse in Pange.
Day 7: Pange to Ziro to Naharlagun 6 kms; 3 hours walk
Enjoy your last morning in this amazing forest, before commencing your leisurely descent down to Ziro. Drive to your homestays where you will freshen up and have lunch. After lunch drive to Naharlugun station to take your train to Guwahati .
Day 8: Guwahati
Reach Guwahati station by early morning . From here a vehicle will drop you to Guwahati airport . You can take a flight leaving after 8.30 am
- All transfers and sightseeing using Sumo or similar
- All logistics for the trek
- Train tickets from Guwahati to Naharlagan and back in Ac 3 tire
- All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
- Permits for Arunachal Pradesh
- Travel from city of origin to Guwahati and back
- All expenses of a personal nature like laundry expenses, alcohol, cigarettes or tips
- Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport
- Rescue / medical charges in case needed due to high altitude sickness, any ailment and/or accidents
- Any other item not mentioned in “Cost Includes” section above
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