Arunachal in 12 Days: Dive into Culture, Nature, Tea Bliss. Uncover Northeast’s Hidden Treasures!

Embark on a 12-day journey through the hidden gems of Arunachal Pradesh, where lush landscapes meet vibrant cultures. From the tranquility of Nameri National Park to the cultural richness of Ziro’s Apatani villages, each day unfolds with a new adventure. Discover the craftsmanship of Tagin Haven in Daporijo, delve into the Adi territory in Along, and witness the confluence of rivers in Pasighat. The expedition concludes with a serene cruise through the tea gardens of Dibrugarh, leaving you with indelible memories of an immersive exploration into the heart of Northeast India.

Nestled in the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh, Nameri Nature Oasis stands as a tranquil haven for nature enthusiasts. This enchanting site, located just a scenic drive away from Guwahati, offers a serene escape with its rolling hills, deciduous forests, and the soothing flow of the Jia Bhoroli River. A perfect starting point for any Arunachal adventure, Nameri Nature Oasis provides a pristine environment for those seeking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region.

Nestled in the enchanting landscapes of Ziro, the Apatani villages stand as cultural gems, each telling a unique tale of tradition and harmony with nature. Distinguished by bamboo groves and picturesque settings, these villages provide a captivating glimpse into the distinctive lifestyle of the Apatani tribe. Characterized by traditional housing, terraced fields, and the intricate facial tattoos of women, Apatani villages in Ziro offer a serene retreat for those seeking an authentic cultural experience in the heart of Arunachal Pradesh.

Daporijo, a land of rich cultural heritage, unfolds its charm through the Tagin Haven. This haven is a testimony to the artistic prowess of the Tagin tribe, featuring suspension bridges crafted from bamboo and cane over the Subansiri River. As you explore the Tagin Haven, you’ll encounter a vibrant display of traditional craftsmanship and cultural nuances that make Daporijo a captivating destination for those seeking an immersive cultural experience in the diverse tapestry of Arunachal Pradesh.

Dibrugarh, situated in the northernmost tip of Assam, is renowned for its sprawling tea gardens that weave an expansive green carpet across the landscape. As the gateway to Arunachal Pradesh, Dibrugarh boasts the world’s largest area covered by tea estates. Visitors are welcomed into a serene realm where lush tea plantations stretch as far as the eye can see. The tea gardens of Dibrugarh not only offer breathtaking views but also provide an exclusive insight into the artistry and heritage of tea production. Immerse yourself in the aroma, beauty, and cultural significance of this verdant haven before bidding adieu to this tea-infused paradise.

Arrive in Guwahati. Transfer to Nameri National Park (230 kms/6 hrs) which is situated at the foothills of eastern. Rolling hills, deciduous forests and the river Jia Bhoroli have all added an unique charm to it.

Overnight Nameri National Park.

After breakfast drive down to Itanagar (265 kms/6 hrs). Situated at the foothills, Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Arrive and check into your hotel. Later visit the State Museum where the life-style has been depicted, with help of maps and miniature diagrams.
After breakfast drive to Ziro- the land of Apatani tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of 5754 ft, this high town is almost a level valley enveloped in all sides by pine clad low stooping hills. A small picturesque destination with pine and bamboo grooves, villages, a craft center and a tagin fish farm – it brings in the rustic element to the travel. Enroute visit and explore Nishi Tribal Villages.

Return to your hotel. Overnight at Ziro.

Today after breakfast, explore the Apatani villages around Ziro. Visit the ethnic Hong Village. Hong village is said to be the second biggest and most organized tribal villages in Asia. The uniqueness of Apatani tribe is tattooing on women’s face and its nose plug. Move on to other Apatani villages before returning to your hotel in Ziro. Overnight at Ziro
Today after breakfast, explore Ziro Limekin Nishi tribal country. Overnight at Ziro.
Today after breakfast depart for Daporijo (176 kms/7 hrs). The land of Tagin and Hill Miris, it is located at an altitude of 600 mts and is the Headquarter of the Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.

The small town is endowed with scenic beauty. One can see suspension bridges over Subansiri River made from bamboo and cane – a testimony of rich tribal craftsmanship. Subansiri River is ideal for river rafting, angling and picnic. Enroute visit Nishi & Tagin villages. Arrive and check into your hotel. Overnight at Daporijo.

Today explore Tagin country towards Nacho Lymekin road. Overnight at Daporijo.
Drive to Along (167 km/7 hrs). Along is the HQ of west Siang district, located on the south bank of river Siang. It’s the territory of the Adi tribe, one of the largest tribes in Arunachal Pradesh with lots of subgroups with an altitude of 1020 ft. The Adi tribe has different sub tribes like Adi (Galong, Miniyong, Pasi, Padam, Bori and Borak ) which differs from each other. Afternoon visit Kabo village.
After breakfast, explore the Adi country. Visit a few villages like Jirdin, Kabu, Kaying to get an understanding of the culture and the lifestyle of the Gallong tribe. Overnight at Along.
After breakfast, drive to Pasighat (147 kms/5 hrs). The oldest city of Arunachal Pradesh, this city is the entrance point for Arunachal Pradesh. You could travel to the Siang District or even to unexplored Gelling, which is the confluence point of Rivers Sangpo and Siang. It is also the land of Passi and Minnyiong tribes.

Enroute enjoy the great view of Great Siang and Siyom confluence – the origin of Great River Brahmaputra. Also visit Minnyion villages before moving on to Pasighat.

Arrive and check into your hotel. Overnight at Pasighat.

Drive and then cruise down on the Brahmaputra to Dibrugarh (6 hrs). Situated in the northernmost tip of Assam, Dibrugarh is the gateway to Aurnachal Pradesh. Famous for tea, it has world’s largest area covered by tea gardens. Arrive and check into your hotel. Overnight at Dibrugarh.
After breakfast, visit Tai Phake village near Naharkatia which is 80 kms/2 hrs east of Dibrugarh and revel in the beauty of the people of Tai Ahom with their unique culture. In the afternoon, visit the Borajan wildlife Sanctuary to see Hoolok Gibbon, the only Ape in India.

Overnight at Tinsukia.

After breakfast go for an exclusive tea tour to learn all about tea. Later drive down to Dibrugarh airport for your flight back home.

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