ARUNACHAL EXPLORER – Oct 14th to 22nd’ 2017
Explore the last frontier of India in our ” West Arunachal Explorer “. Arunachal is perhaps the last sanctuary for India’s natural and anthropological heritage with 26 major and more than 100 sub tribes living in the quaint mountain villages and around lush tropical jungles. An ideal destination for the offbeat traveler, we explore tribal villages in beautiful valleys, drives through high mountain passes and visit frozen lakes. On our journey, we visit Monpa tribe villages in far off Zemithang on the Bhutan – China border, cross the Sela pass at 13700 feet, visit high altitude lakes of Pangateng Tso and Tsungatsar, visit one of the most important Monasteries at Twang and pass scenic valleys and jungles on the beautiful drives.
Day 1 October 14th: Saturday: Guwahati to Tezpur ( 205 km / 4.5 hours )
Arrive in Guwahati and transfer to Tezpur. Overnight at Tezpur.
Day 2: October 15th: Sunday: Tezpur to Dirang ( 195 km / 5.5 hours )
After breakfast, we leave for Dirang the land of the Monpa tribe. Dirang is also famous for its apple orchards, sheep breeding farms, and natural hot springs. Enroute visit Tippi Orchid Centre and Sessa Orchid Sanctuary. Most part of the road skirts besides the Kameg river, passing occasionally through thick tropical forests. Overnight at Dirang.
Day 3: October 16th: Monday: Dirang
In the morning visit the historic village of Thembang, whose inhabitants claim direct ancestry from the royal family of Tibet. Walk around the village to learn about the Thembang dzong and its historic significance. In the afternoon drive to Sangti Valley which seems seasonal homes of a black-necked crane that flies across from China. It’s a serene and beautiful place where the Sangti river lazily flows through the valley, patched with paddy fields and pine forests. Typical stone houses built by the Monpa Tribe, lend a very special charm to this place. We visit the Sheep Breeding center and Dirang Dzong at Sangti valley. Overnight at Dirang.
Day 4: October 17th: Tuesday: Dirang to Tawang via Sela Pass ( 130 km / 4.5 hours )
Today after breakfast, depart Dirang for a fascinating drive to Tawang. The road moves along the Dirang River for 10 km and then the road climbs towards Sela Pass. Situated at an altitude of 14,000 ft. this route to Sela Pass from Dirang is sparsely populated and the forest cover is alpine. This famous pass is covered with snow for most of the year as is the Paradise Lake, a small lake. The drive now is bewitching with piercing snow peaks towering above you, waterfalls at every corner and a gushing Nuranang river accompanying you most of the way. We stop at the Nuranang waterfalls, one of the most spectacular falls in eastern Arunachal and spend some time before heading to Tawang. Overnight at Tawang.
Day 5: October 18th: Wednesday: Tawang to Zemithang ( 80 km / 3 hours )
Zemithang at an altitude of 2150 meters, sandwiched between Bhutan and China, lies in the remote and isolated northwestern corner of Arunachal. This region also has high cultural and historical significance. As there has been the very little impact of urbanization in the village, it provides, the immense potential to experience the traditional life style and culture of indigenous Monpa tribe. Numerous water streams and falls are there and one can enjoy the view of Nyamjanchu rivers that meander down below the ranges of mountains of different colors. Spend the afternoon exploring the various villages like Lumpo-Muchat and Kharman-Kyalengteng, to see the traditional lifestyle of the Monpas.At Evening drives towards the Gorsam stupa and enjoy the tranquil setting of the stupa, measuring 120 feet in width and 100 feet in height. Overnight at Zemithang village homestay.
Day 6: October 19th: Thursday: Zemithang to Tawang via Bumla Pass ( 160 km / 6 hours )
After breakfast drive to Tawang via the high altitude route and witness some of the most spectacular high altitude scenery on the way while stopping at the high altitude PT Tso and Tsungatsar Lake. This is an extremely scenic drive with bird’s eye view of Tawang township below. We also visit the Bumla Pass on the Indo – China border and see the line of actual control, the check-posts on both sides and views of China.
Late afternoon we visit Tawang Monastery, an important seat of Mahayana Buddhism. This famous monastery of the Gelukpa was founded during the 17th century and it is also one of the largest monasteries in the world. Spend time at Tawang monastery exploring and experiencing its history and architecture. Overnight at Tawang.
Day 7: October 20th: Friday: Tawang to Bomdila ( 170 km / 6 hours )
After breakfast drive to Bomdila a place of misty mountains, lush forest, apple orchards and Buddhist monasteries. Bomdila, the district HQ of the West Kameng district, is located at a height of 2,530m. Catch up on the sights you might have missed out before. In the evening experience the local flavor – head out on walks and interact with the locals to enhance your experience and visit the Bomdila Monastery. Overnight at Bomdila.
Day 8: October 21st: Saturday: Manali
After breakfast drive down the mountains to the plains of Assam. Evening one can take a river cruise on the Brahmaputra river. Overnight at Guwahati.
Day 9: October 22nd: Sunday: Delhi
After breakfast drop to airport.
Cost: Rs 34,000/- per person
Booking & Discount
- Rs 5000/- ( Booking amount ) to be paid on booking
- Remaining amount can be paid in two installments
- 1st installment – to be paid by 5th September’2017 – Rs 15000
- 2nd installment – to be paid by 5th October’ 2017 – Balance amount
- Mode of payment – Bank transfer / Credit Card / Debit Card
- Discounts are only applicable for Booking amount of Rs 5000/- paid before August 25th’ 2017
- Rs 2000/- Discount ( For 1 person )
- Rs 3000/- Discount ( For 2 to 4 person booking together )
- Rs 4000/- Discount ( For 5 or more people booking together )
Inclusion & Exclusion
- 1 nights stay at Tezpur
- 2 night stay at Dirang
- 2 night stay at Tawang
- 1 night stay at Zemithang
- 1 night stay at Bomdila
- 1 night stay at Guwahati
- Breakfast on all days
- Stay on twin / double sharing basis
- All SUV / Van transpiration charges
- Service charges
- Flight charges from your city to Guwahati and back
- Dinner & Lunch
- Any extra activities during tour
- Entry tickets and camera charges at sightseeing points ( wherever applicable )
- Other than mentioned
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