Explore the Unknown: Arunachal Pradesh (West)

24 –2 May, 2021 | 9 Days/8 Nights

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Welcome to the Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains.

A mass of densely forested, impossibly steep hills, and snow-capped peaks, Arunachal Pradesh is home to 26 indigenous tribes, from the Monpas of Tawang to the Apatanis of Ziro. Join us as we explore India’s wildest and least explored state, as it is popularly considered.

Much of the state remains beyond the reach of tourists, but certain areas are now slowly being opened to them. We will acquire government-issued Inner Line Permits, which will enable us to visit some of the rare gems of the not-much explored Indian state.

We will start our trip at Bhalukpong the drive first to Dirang and visit the orchid centre. A visit to a Monpa village is also on the cards. In Tawang we will spend time at the Madhuri Lake and the magnificent Tawang Monastery, the largest monastery in India and the second largest in the world, after the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Also visit the Urgelling Monastery, the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, and the Ani Gompa, a nunnery.

We will end our road trip in Arunachal Pradesh by driving to the town of Bomdila, following which we will head back to Assam – first to Tezpur and then to Guwahati where we end our trip.

The entire road journey is filled with breathtaking views, as you pass the many waterfalls and mountain streams, and terraced paddy fields and alpine forests. Surely, the views make up for the bumpy ride!

Come, join Wonderful World on a spectacular road trip across Arunachal Pradesh that only few boast of covering.

NOTES

  • We need a minimum of 5 confirmations to do this tour.
  • All hotels in Arunachal Pradesh are non-star category.
  • It is a beautiful, but a very remote region, especially central Arunachal – please do bear this in mind.
  • Credit or debit cards are not freely accepted.
  • For Arunachal Pradesh, all Indian tourists require ILP (Inner Line Permits). ILP is issued from Guwahati. We will need your identity and address proofs, such as driving licence or passport, at least 10 days before departure.
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PRICE

  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis
  • Meals as mentioned
  • All transfers from Guwahati in an Innova (3 people in 1 car)
  • Inner Line Permits for Arunachal
  • Local Guide for the trip
  • Services of a trip lead from Wonderful World throughout the trip
  • GST at 5%
  • Any air fare/train fare
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic
  • Tea, snacks, and mineral water
  • Any personal expenses, such as laundry, phone calls, portage, etc.
  • Any personal camera fees
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Any other item not mentioned in Inclusions above
  • Any services not mentioned in Inclusions above
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill‐health, land blocks, bad weather, etc.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Saturday, 24th April (includes dinner) Guwahati – Bhalukpong (6 hours)
  • Arrive at Guwahati airport. (Please check flight/train timings with us before booking)
  • Then transfer to Bhalukpong. The drive will take about 6 hours.
  • Check-in to the hotel.
  • Evening at leisure.
Overnight at Prashanti Cottages or Nameri Eco Camp
Day 2 – Sunday, 25th April (includes breakfast & Dinner) Bhalukpong – Dirang (6 hours)
  • Start the drive to Dirang After breakfast drive to Dirang.
  • En route, we visit Tipi Orchid Centre and Sessa Orchid Sanctuary.
The road winds up the Kameng river, through dense forests – welcome to Arunachal! Overnight at Dirang Boutique Cottage
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