(A 16 Day Tour in Assam & Arunachal Covering Tribes in
Arunachal with a 3 day trek around Along and the Royal Remains
of the Ahom Kingdom at Sivasagar, The Vaishnavite Culture of
Majuli, Tea Tour at Sangsua / Gatoonga Tea Estates and Wild
life Tour at Kaziranga National Park)
Day 01: Guwahati Airport-Nameri ( 250 km/ 05 hr):
Our Tour Manager will welcome you upon your arrival at
Guwahati airport. Later transfer to Nameri National Park.
Overnight at Eco Camp, a camp resort close to the sparkling
Jia Bhoroli river which forms a boundary to the park.
Day 02: Nameri-Ziro (Approx. 350 Km/ 08 hr):
After breakfast transfer to Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh. Enroute
we’ll visit the villages of the Nishi tribe. At 5754 ft., Ziro
is almost a level valley enclosed on all sides by pine-clad
low stooping hills. This area is the home of the Apatani
The traditional Apatani men folk wear their hair in a topknot
with cane helmets & a brass skewer struck through their ears.
The men also have a tattoo mark resembling the English letter
‘T’on the chin, starting below the lower lip. The women folk
could be identified by the wooden nose plugs known as
‘yapinghules’ worn on both the nostrils. Overnight at hotel
Pineridge or similar.
Day 03: Ziro:
Full day excursion to the interior of Arunachal Pradesh. Using
Ziro as a base the entire day is spent visiting the Hong
village, one of the largest tribal villages in Asia & other
Apatani villages like Bulla village.
Day 04: Ziro-Daporijo ( 180 km/ Approx.6-7 hr):
Departing early after breakfast we descend from the Ziro
Plateau & drive along the Kamla river valley through dense
jungle country, passing picturesque villages of the Nishi &
the Hill Miri tribes.
Daporijo is a fairly large village on the banks of the
Subansiri river. It is the junction of three important tribes:
Hill Miri, Tagin & Adi-Gallongs. Overnight at a village
Day 05: Daporijo:
Full day excursion to the interior of Arunachal Pradesh
exploring villages of the Tagins & the Hill Miris or Adi
Day 06: Daporijo-Siyom & Siang Confluence ( Approx. 200 km/
After breakfast we drive to Along in the Siang River Valley.
Upon arrival have lunch. Later we take a short drive to the
Siyom & Siang river confluence. Overnight at camps by the
confluence. From this confluence we shall enjoy a three day
trek to cover some remote villages to get a deeper insight of
the existing Adi tribe with lots of sub groups.
The Adis are very accomplished weavers of cane goods. The
excellence of their cane work shines supreme in the famous
cane suspension bridges of Arunachal Pradesh.
Day 07: Siyom & Siang Confluence –Komsing:TREK:
After breakfast visit Yeksi village. Later trek to Komsing
after crossing the Siang river through a suspension bridge.
Overnight at Komsing in a local house/ Camps.
Day 08: Komsing-Pangi:TREK:
Trek to Pangi village via Karo. Overnight in camps on the
beach of the Siang river.
Day 09: Pangi-Sissen: TREK: Then drive to Pasighat:
Trek to Sissen. Then cross the Siang river through a
suspension bridge and later drive to Pasighat. Overnight at
hotel Oman or similar.
Day 10: Pasighat-Aohali-Pasighat:
After breakfast leave for Aohali to see Idu Mishimi tribal
villages. Later back to Pasighat. Overnight at Pasighat.
Day 11: Pasighat-Dibrugarh-Sivasagar( 5 hrs ferry & 2 hrs
Transfer to Sivasagar, the power centre of the mighty Ahoms
who ruled Greater Assam nearly 6 centuries (1228-1826 AD).
This Ahom rule is the golden era of Assam history where Assam
witnessed a high level of civilization .Sivasagar is dotted
with wonderful Ahom monuments reflecting a powerful empire.
Upon arrival check in at hotel Shiva Palace or similar.
In the late afternoon visit Shiva Dol, an Ahom monument which
is believed to be the highest Shiva Temple in India with its
height of 104 ft. By the side of this temple is the massive
Sivasagar tank, another Ahom monument covering an area of 257
acres of land out of which 129 acres are filled with crystal
Day 12: Sivasagar:
After breakfast, we set out for sight seeing of the remains of
the powerful Ahom kingdom in and around Sivasagar town. We
shall cover Charaideo Maidam(where Tai Ahom royals were buried
in mounds),Gargaon Palace, massive Joysagar tank,
Ranghar(Amphitheatre) & Talatal ghar(palace having under
ground storey & tunnels now kept blocked).
Day 13: Sivasagar-Majuli Island (2 hrs drive & 90 min.
ferry)-Sangsua/Gatoonga tea garden:
Transfer to Majuli Island after early breakfast. Majuli is the
largest river island in the world. It is the centre of Assam’s
famous Vaisnavite form of Hinduism. The religious and cultural
traditions are kept alive by the dedicated monks living in the
monasteries locally known as Sattra. The Sattriya dance of
this sect is the latest entry into India’s recognized
We shall visit some monasteries & interact with the celibate
monks. In the late afternoon we return the same way by ferry
and take an hour’s drive to Sangsua/ Gatoonga tea gardens and
check in at the heritage garden manager’s bungalow.
Unlike many tea producing nations in the world, the Tea
Gardens in Assam are fairly big in size covering several
hectares. Assam tea is known for its Black Teas-Orthodox and
Day 14: Sangsua/Gatoonga tea garden-Kaziranga National
Park(Approx 75 km/ 2 hr):
First half free at leisure enjoying the tea garden. If tea
plucking and the factory works go on we shall take the
assistance of a garden executive to explain us the method of
tea plucking or tea processing.
Later in the afternoon transfer to Kaziranga National Park, a
UNESCO World Heritage Site and the home to the endangered one
horned rhinoceros (2048 rhinos as per 2009 census) . Besides,
the park has several species of mammals and birds. The park
has 70% of the world population of the Asiatic Water Buffalos
& the Eastern Swamp Deer. The park was brought under the
Project Tiger recently for special efforts to protect its near
100 Royal Bengal Tigers. Amongst birds, the park has 25
globally threatened bird species. Overnight at Bonhabi Resort/Jupuri
Ghar or similar.
Day 15: Kaziranga National Park:
Full day at Kaziranga. We start our Jungle Safari on elephant
back early in the morning in the central range of the park for
one hour. Afterwards, back to hotel and breakfast. After
breakfast we take you deep inside the central range of the
park in a jeep. Then, we come back for lunch and rest for two
hours. Again in the afternoon, we take up another jeep safari
this time covering the western range of the park.
Day 16: Kaziranga-Guwahati Airport (240 km/5 hr):
After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport for your
The end of the tour.