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North East Tribal & Culture Tour

Guwahati - Eco camp/Bhalukpong - Dirang - Sela Pass - Tawang - Bomdila - Itanagar - Ziro - Daporijo - Along - Dibrugarh - Mon - Longwa - Tuensang - Noklak - Pangsha - Mokokchung - Touphema Bawe -
Kohima - Khonoma - Kohima - Dimapur
22 Nights - 23 Days

01 Day: Arrival Guwahati

Welcome to the mesmerizing land of India. As per your scheduled flight, our representative will assist and escort you by a/c car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room key and check-in is organized. You will be briefed about the tour and services. All documents will be handed over to you with traveling brief and interaction for any query in terms of tour and services. after refreshment, take sightseeing tour of Guwahati including the Kamakhya temple, The Umananda temple, the astronomical temple of Navagraha and evening is free for visit the local market. Dinner and overnight stay at Guwahati

Formerly known as Pragjyotishpur, Guwahati, also called as Gauhati, is considered as the gateway to the north-east region of the country. Located on the bank of the Brahmaputra River, Guwahati is also the largest city of Assam. The largest metropolis in the north-east region of the country, this city is also the second largest metropolitan area in entire eastern India.

02 Day: Guwahati – Eco Camp (220 kms: 5 hrs)

Today morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Eco – Camp near the Assam Arunachal Pradesh border. Evening walk on the banks of river Bhorelli that flows near to your camp; you can get the best scenic photography here. (Eco camp has comfortable double bedded tents with a thatched roof canopy). Come back to the camp at dusk for dinner and overnight stay.

Situated in the District of Sonitpur, the Nameri is the third National Park of Assam. The Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. The area is criss-crossed by the river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Kharietc. A few jheels (during the rainy seasons) also dot the area. The Jia – Bhoroli river and the tributaries display devilish look when the incessant downpour in the upper reaches during the rainy season make it swell. The in-accessibility and continuity with neibouring forest areas has helped the wildlife of Nameri to flourish. There is a good prey –base in the form of –Sambar,Barking deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar and gauri. About 3000 domestic cattle also form part of this prey base for Tiger and Leopards.

Optionally you may drive to Bhalukpong, 240 kms from Guwahati; a small hill station lies 213 m above the sea level on the banks of the Kameng River and borders along the dense forests that form the periphery of the Pakhui Game Sanctuary. Bomdila it has its own special charm too and gives a beautiful photography.

03 Day: Eco Camp – Dirang (180 kms: 7 hrs)

After breakfast, check out from the camp and transfer to Dirang. On arrival, check into the Hotel. Our drive to Dirang will be through high mountain terrains which forms the eastern Himalayas offering panoramic view. Evening visit the Dirang Dzong town and local market. Dinner and overnight in Dirang.

Dirang a beautiful hill station comprises of Tribal Mahayana Monapas sharing their traditions and heritage which are similar to Western Bhutan. Dirang is located on a picturesque valley in between Bomdilla and Tawang and due to its lower altitude than Bomdila the weather is much milder & comfortable, a constant wind blows along the river valley making it a very pleasant place to stay. The spectacular natural view of Dirang surely makes the visitors spell bound. The visitors find numerous beautiful natural objects of nature to pick from. Tourists are always free to squeeze the abundant beauty of nature. The high peaks and mountains of Dirang are irresistible for mountaineers and trekkers. They give maximum pleasure to the adventurous tourists.

04 Day: Dirang – Sela Pass – Tawang (145 kms: 5 hrs)

After breakfast go for a visit to Hot Water Spring in Dirang.Later check out of the hotel and drive to Tawang. On the way cross Sela pass It is a narrow pass in the mountainous regions of Arunachal Pradesh, at an elevation of 13700 ft above mean sea level and it signals our entry into the Tawang valley. After visit continue to drive to Tawang. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later evening is free to explore the local market. Dinner and overnight stay in Tawang.

On the way to Tawang, at around 14000 ft high (world’s third highest), Sela Pass signals the entering into Tawang valley. The beautiful Paradise Lake considered a very sacred lake is also located here. The beauty of this place is hard to be described. This place is snowed in most of the year and offers excellent and heavenly views all year round. This part of the Eastern Himalayan range is pretty special for the Buddhists as it is believed that about 101 lakes exist in and around Sela pass and each of these lakes has a huge religious significance for the Buddhist community.

05 Day: Tawang

After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Tawang. Tawang Monastery (more than 350 years old founded by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681 in accordance to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso, and has an interesting legend surrounding its name, which means "Chosen by Horse". Interact with the resident lamas (monks). After lunch visit the local Mompa tribal Village. Later return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

TAWANG the world of mystics and enchanting beauties forms the western most district of Arunachal Pradesh is located at the soaring height of near about 10,000fts above MSL sharing boundaries with Tibet in the north, Bhutan in the south west and Sela range of West Kameng the East is the home of Monpa tribe.

06 Day: Tawang – Bomdila (180 kms: 5 hrs)

After breakfast, transfer to Bomdila today; located at an altitude of 8000 ft. Check into hotel on arrival. Time permitting sightseeing of Bomdila town includes visit to Gompas (monastery) and market. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Breathtakingly beautiful, the hill station of Bomdila, situated at 3,500 metres in the Himalayas, is the headquarters of the west Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh. This lofty paradise called Bomdila is snow clad for a major part of the year and makes a delightful destination to get away to in summer. Lush apple orchards that stretch far and wide surround Bomdila. The town of Bomdila itself is tiny, but the area spreads over a wide ridge that straddles a mountain. Bomdila, like other towns in the area, has a strong Buddhist and Tibetan influence. There are a fair number of gompas here and the town has quaint little eating-places where you can savour traditional Tibetan cuisine plus the all time favourites - momos and thukpas.

07 Day: Bomdila – Itanagar (280 kms: 7 hrs)

Today after breakfast check out form the hotel and drive to Itanagar. On arrival check into hotel. Evening time permitting visit local market. Return back to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Itanagar.

Itanagar has been the capital of Arunachal Pradesh since 20th April 1974. Itanagar is situated at the foothills. The township is situated at 350 metres above mean sea level. It comes administratively under Papumpare district. The Nishis or Nishings is the major tribe in Itanagar area. However, Itanagar can be called as mini India, as people from all over the country, live here in harmony.

08 Day: Itanagar – Ziro (110 kms: hrs)

Today after breakfast check out form the hotel and drive to Ziro, enroute visit Nyishi villages on the way. On arrival, check into hotel. In the evening, visit the local markets for shopping. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Ziro: The 5754 ft. (1,780m) high town is almost a level valley enclosed on all sides by pine-clad low stooping hills. This area, also called Apatani Plateau, is famous for Paddy-cum-Fish culture. It is the part of the beautiful whole of nature. Ziro place also comprise of the quietly flowing rivers of Subansiri, Nishi, Apatani, Dafla, and Miri.

Ziro is home to the Apatani tribes and it is located in an extremely picturesque valley called Apatani Plateau surrounded by pine-covered mountais. The Apatani tribes themselves are Ziro's greatest attraction. The older men-folk tie the hair in top-knots and tattoo the faces. Apatani women wear wooden nose plugs and tattooed their faces. However, new generation of Apatani men and women have stopped this practice of tying hair knot, nose plugs and face tattooing since early 1970s. The Apatani are good cultivators and practice both wet and terrace cultivation. Paddy cum fish culture is very popular among them.

09 Day: Ziro

After breakfast, start the sightseeing and photography tour by visiting APATANI villages. Ziro is one of the most traditional areas in Arunachal Pradesh. Dinner and overnight stay in Ziro.

10 Day: Ziro – Daporijo (160 kms: 7 hrs)

After breakfast, check out and drive to Daporijo. On arrival, visit the Hillmiri and Tagin tribes’ villages. These are the main tribes of this area. We will be spending the night in a typical Hillmiri tribal village. Dinner and overnight at Village Guest House.

Daporijo is a picturesque city of Arunachal Pradesh and is beautifully decorated with a collection of flora and fauna and is a happy nesting place for many rare species of faunas. It appears breathtaking when the morning sun illuminates the lush green hills and forests of Daporijo City.

11 Day: Daporijo – Along (165 kms: 6 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Along. On the way, visit ‘Gallong’ villages. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for relaxation. In the evening visit the local markets. Dinner and overnight stay in Along.

12 Day: Along

After breakfast, take your whole day will be in Along, visiting villages of the Adi Gallo. Take a walk from Kabu village to Paya village – a very scenic walk along the River Siang. Picnic lunch on the river bank. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Along in Arunachal Pradesh is a small town with beautiful villages. Along is a most ideal place to spend the hot summer seasons. The picturesque surroundings laced with brilliant plantations makes Along in Arunachal one of the most perfect health resorts of India. The places one can visit at Along are the Mithun and Jersey Cross Breeding Farm at Kamaki 25 kms away from Along.

13 Day: Along – Dibrugarh (190 km: 6 hrs + 45 min by ferry ride)

After Morning breakfast, depart for Dibrugarh in Assam. Visit more beautiful villages along the way. Today we will take a ferry across the mighty Brahmaputra River to reach Dibrugarh. Dibrugarh is known as the tea capital of Assam because of the numerous tea estates that surrounds this town. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Later if time permits, visit the local market. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Situated on the banks of the River Brahmaputra, Dibrugarh is surrounded by tea gardens with the misty outlines of the Himalayas in the background--Dibrugarh is the largest tea exporting town in India. One can go around the tea gardens which are located in and around the town. A large number of tea estates are located along NH-37 covering large area of Dibrugarh district. Sometimes it is referred as the gateway to some districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

14 Day: Dibrugarh – Mon (180 kms: 6 hrs)

Morning transfer from Dibrugarh to Mon. The drive to Mon in Nagaland will be through lush green valley of the tea estates of Assam. Enroute visit the ancient monuments of the Ahom kingdom. This district is inhabited by the Konyak tribe with a sizable number of AO Nagas. ‘Konyak’ are seen by everyone as the most backward of the sixteen Naga tribes. This on the other hand can also be perceived as the most traditional of the tribes. They have given up their head-hunting ways, but still lives in a very traditional lifestyle. Konyak are adept artisan and skilled craftsman; here you can find excellent woodcarving, doas (machete) guns, gunpowder, head brushes necklace etc. On arrival, check into hotel for dinner and overnight in Mon.

Mon has a unique culture and tradition. The town is inhabited by several tribes. The main tribe in the region is the Konyak Nagas. The Konyaks can be seen in traditional clothing that consist of a hear gear, necklaces and head brushes. The people have tattooed faces and they are different. The Konyaks are famous for their wood carving and one can exquisite carvings and artifacts in the place.

15 Day: Mon – Longwa – Mon (Excursion 40 kms: 2 hrs one way)

After a leisure breakfast, commence an excursion to Longwa village perched dominantly on a ridge between India and Myanmar. Later visit the Mon villages. Return to Mon by late afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay in Mon.

16 Day: Mon – Tuensang (170 kms: 6 hrs)

Today morning check out from the hotel and drive to Tuensang which is the homeland of Changs, Yimchungers, Khiamungans, Sangtam and Phoms Nagas. Enroute visit more villages of the upper Konyak tribes. On arrival, check into Govt. Guest House for dinner and overnight in Tuensang.

Tuensang: Situated between Tuensang and Hakchung village, Tuensang is the homeland of the Changs, Yimchungers, Khiamungans, Sangtams, Semas and Phoms. These tribes have a rich cultural heritage and their dresses are very colourful. Their dances and songs are heart warming. This area is known for its handicrafts and handloom products. According to the Chang legend, it is said that their ancestors lived in this place “ Changsang” during the creation of the universe. It says that human existence on earth started when man emerged from a big hole in the earth.

17 Day: Tuensang – Noklak (80 kms: 3 hrs)

Morning after breakfast, drive on to Noklak - the administrative capital of the Khiamungans Nagas. On arrival, check into the circuit house. Later if time permits, we will visit Noklak old village. Dinner and overnight stay in Noklak.

18 Day: Noklak – Day trip to Pangsha

After a healthy breakfast, drive to Pangsha, one of the oldest villages of the Khiamungan tribe. Located on the slope of the hills, it has a commanding view of the neighbouring areas. Walk through the village and see the way of life, interact with the people. Pangsha is the last village on the Indian side of the border. From here we will drive up to a place called Dan, this is a small place which has been set up to promote the trading between the people from across the border. Meet and interact with the people settled in this place. After visit drive back to Noklak. Dinner and overnight stay in Noklak.

19 Day: Noklak – Tuensang

Morning after breakfast visit one or more village in the neighbouring place then drive back to Tuensang. On arrival, check into the circuit house. After relaxation, visit the old Tuensang village of the Chang Tribes. Dinner and overnight in Tuensang.

20 Day: Tuensang – Mokokchung (120 kms: 4½ hrs)

After breakfast drive to Mokokchung. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. The location of this village, high on a hill, is its best feature. Each house in the village looks out on to an unending lush chain of hills, which change colour with the rising sun. The tourist lodge, while situated away from the village, is perfectly positioned to receive the evening sunlight. Time permitting we will visit the AO village of Ungma or Mopunchuket. Dinner and overnight in Mokokchung.

Home to Ao Naga tribe, the district has its headquarters located in the town of Mokokchung. On the north, the destination is surrounded by the state of Assam, while on the south lies Zunheboto. On the other hand, on the east, the place is bounded by Tuensang, while on the west lies Wokha.

21 Day: Mokokchung – Touphema Bawe – Kohima (160 kms: 6 hrs)

After breakfast, check out and drive to Kohima. Enroute visit the old village of Touphema Bawe villages of the Angami Naga. The small and pleasant town of Kohima is surrounded by hills dotted with villages and is situated at an altitude of 5,000 feet. Upon arrival check-into the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Kohima.

Kohima, the capital town of Nagaland in the north eastern part of India is a picturesque town, situated amidst lush green wealth of the nature. Kohima in Nagaland, a typical Naga town is a pretty hill station, with panoramic views of the rugged Naga hills, displaying the exotic tribal culture of the northeast. The home of the brave and daring, yet simple and innocent, Naga tribes, Kohima Nagaland is unspoilt and replete with some attractive sites to see and do. Sheltered in the eastern frontiers of the Himalayan mountain range, Kohima in Nagaland is noted for its unhurried pace of life, calm and serene environs and fresh, unpolluted air, which make a welcome change for an exhausted city sniffers.

22 Day: Kohima – Khonoma – Kohima (20 kms: 1 hr)

After breakfast visits the local market and then drive to Khonoma village (20 kms/1 hr) a place which is renowned for its valour and courage. The Khonoma gate tells the story of British infiltration into Naga Hills. Explore and interact with the villagers. Drive back to Kohima for lunch and visit the state museum (closed on Mondays and govt. holidays) and the famous war cemetery, a symbolic memorial raised as citation for the supreme sacrifice made by the officers and men of the Allied forces during World War II. Return back to Kohima after visit. Dinner and overnight stay at Kohima.

23 Day: Kohima – Dimapur (74 kms: 2 hrs) – Hometown (By Air)

After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Dimapur. On arrival, transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight for Kolkata. On arrival, board the connecting flight for hometown. On departure tour concludes on happy memories.

Tour Package Guidelines:

Since the precise cost of a customized tour is subject to specific accommodation choices, travel period (date/month/year), nos of pax travelling together and other custom preferences. However, to enable you to chalk out your holiday plan, we suggest following budget guidelines (minimum 2 people are travelling together & sharing one double room) for a customized tour:

  1. Premium: $150 - $200 + per person per day
  2. Superior: $90 - $150 per person per day

The Package Inclusive of:

  1. Hotel accommodation on twin sharing with buffet breakfast and dinner.
  2. Aircon car with English speaking driver throughout the tour for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel.
  3. Car services are inclusive of all services; right from pick up from the airport till departure.
  4. Driver allowance (food & Stay)
  5. All toll taxes, entry permit and parking charges.
  6. English/Multilingual guide at the time of sightseeing.

The Package Excludes:

  1. Any international/domestic air/train fare.
  2. Monuments/sightseeing entry charges.
  3. Government tax 5% on the tour package.
  4. Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, tips, phone calls, insurance, portage, soft/hard drinks, meals unless not specified etc.
  5. Anything which is not mentioned in the 'Inclusions' shall not be the part of this package.

Please Note:

  1. As the above is a customized package of a private tour, we can modify the tour and services as per your requirement.
  2. Any specific requirement, special interest tour, conferences, seminar, shopping, national events, fair and festivals, meeting with local people, safaris, excursion, and meal plan, accommodation etc., can be arranged accordingly at additional cost, if any.
  3. During the National Ceremonies, Major Sports Events, New Year, Christmas, Fair and Festivals the package cost will be worked out accordingly.

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