TRIBAL TRAIL

Guwahati-Nameri-Ziro-Daporijo-Along-Pasighat-Dibrugarh-Mon-Mokokchung-Touphema-Kohima-Dimapur

(An 18 day visit to Arunachal and Nagaland with 02 nights halt in Assam covering some interesting tribes and experiencing their traditions, beliefs, cultures, colourful attire and warm hospitality)

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 tribe.

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 Ziro Valley Resort 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-Gallong. Overnight at a village lodge/Circuit House.

Day 05: Daporijo:

Full day excursion to the interior of Arunachal Pradesh exploring villages of the Tagins & the Hill Miris or Adi Gallongs.

Day 06: Daporijo-Along (178 km/ Approx.6 hr):

After breakfast we drive to Along in the Siang River Valley. It is the territory of the Adi tribe, one of the largest tribes in Arunachal, with lots of sub groups. On the way to Along, we pass through many small villages (Kabu, Kayin etc.) that we can stop & visit.

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. Overnight at hotel Holiday Cottage or similar.

Day 07: Along:

Full day excursion to the interior part of Arunachal Pradesh. We follow the river Siang in the northern direction & visit the Bori & Pailibo sub groups of the Adi tribe. After having packed lunch at the Bori-Adis village we will hike back to the road head & drive to an Adi- Gallong village.

Day 08: Along-Pasighat (105 km/ 4 hr):

After breakfast drive to Pasighat. Enroute we visit Minyong-Adi villages like Panging. Pasighat, located on the right bank of the river Siang, is the oldest town in Arunachal. Overnight at hotel Oman or similar.

Day 09: Pasighat-Aohali-Pasighat:

After breakfast leave for Aohali to see Idu Mishimi tribal villages. Later back to Pasighat. Overnight at Pasighat.

Day 10: Pasighat-Dibrugarh( Approx.5 hrs ferry & a short drive):

Transfer to Dibrugarh, one of the main tea belts in Assam. Overnight at a Heritage Tea Garden Bungalow.

Day 11: Dibrugarh-Mon ( Approx. 180 km/ 5 hr):

Transfer to Mon in Nagaland. Mon is the home of the Konyak Nagas. They are famous for their accomplished craftsmanship in making woodcarvings, headgears, necklaces etc.
Overnight at a local home/ Circuit House.

Day 12: Mon:

Full day explore the villages of the Konyaks covering Shangnyu and Chui villages. The villages are ruled by the hereditary chief the ‘Angh’.

Day 13: Mon-Mokokchung (via Assam) ( Approx. 220 km/ 7 hr)

Transfer to Mokokchung, the home of the Ao tribe of the Nagas. The Ao Nagas are famous for their colourful dances.

Overnight at a Village Resort or Tourist Lodge. In the evening enjoy an Ao Naga cultural show.

Day 14: Mokokchung:

After breakfast we will drive to Mopungchukit village. Meet village folks, see their culture and custom. In the afternoon go to Ungma village. It is the oldest and biggest Ao village & according to a legend the early Ao tribe settled here after coming from Chungliyimit.

Day 15: Mokokchung-Touphema (121 km/ 5 hr):

After breakfast drive to Longkhum village, a vanguard Ao village during the days of head hunting. One can find exquisite handicraft and handloom items in this village.

Later transfer to Touphema. On the way visit a village of the Lotha tribe near Wokha. Touphema is an Angami Naga village. Overnight at the village resort.

In the evening enjoy an Angami Naga cultural show.

Day 16: Touphema-Kohima( 41 km/ 90 min):

First half with the village folk. Later in the afternoon transfer to Kohima, the Nagaland capital. It is located at an altitude of 1444 meters. It is a beautiful town historically known to the world for halting the Japanese forces in the World War II. The War cemetery is a must see. Apart from that the museum is an interesting place and if you are interested in taking home some mementos then the Govt. Sales Emporium is the place where you will get the rich handloom and handicraft items including the famous Naga Shawls.

Overnight at hotel Japfu /Dimori Cove/ a Heritage Home.

Day 17: Kohima-Khonoma village-Kohima:

Excursion to Khonoma, another interesting Angami Naga village. Located 20 km West of Kohima, Khonoma village is known for the valour, courage and fighting ability of its people in the past. The village is noteworthy for conservation of nature. This is an area where you may see the rare Blyth’s Tragopan, the state bird of Nagaland.

Later back to Kohima and take up some local sight seeing including the famous World War II cemetery.

Day 18: Kohima-Dimapur Airport (74 km/ 2 hr):

Transfer to Dimapur Airport on time for your departure flight.

The end of the tour.

 TOUR PRICE
Groups (4 persons & above) per head EURO 2070.00

Price includes: All transfers, accommodations on twin sharing, meals, entry fees, guide charges, driver charges, royalty to the Govt. of Arunachal, Service Tax to Govt. of India etc.

Price does not include:
Camera fees, Any Insurance Cover, Expenses arising out of sudden extension of the tour due to natural calamities or political strike & any expenses of personal nature such as tips, drinks etc.

Season of Visit : October - April

Prices quoted valid until April, 2017

 
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