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Arunachal and Meghalaya Tour Itinerary

Duration:- 20 Nights & 21 Days

Season:- October to March

Places Visited:- Dibrugarh-Pasighat-Aalo-Basar-Likabali-Ziro-Itanagar-Bhalukpong-Dirang-Tawang-Bomdila-Guwahati-Shillong-Jowai-Mawlynnong-Cherrapunjee-Guwahati.

Tour Highlights:-

  • Tribes:- Adi, Galo, Apatani, Monpa & Khasi
  • Ziro Valley
  • Tawang Monastery
  • Nunnerries
  • Living Roots Bridge

 

Day-1:-Dibrugarh-Pasighat:- Arrive at Dibrugarh airport where our representative will meet you and proceed for Pasighat. The driving hours will be around 2 and half hours. After reaching check into the Hotel or Resort or Homestay. Evening free time.(Overnight in Pasighat)

Day-2:- Pasighat-Aalo:- On this day after breakfast we will drive to a village and will experience some especially arranged Adi war dance which is called Taapu. And later on continue our journey to Aalo. En route lunch and one can enjoy the scenic beauty of river Siang and its surrounding, one can also experience the feelings of crossing the Hanging bridge on the river Siang. Later on proceed to Aalo and upon reaching check into the Lodge and rest. Evening free time.(Overnight in Aalo)

Day-3:- Aalo-Basar:- After breakfast drive for Basar, the headquarter of Lepa Rada district and also the land of Galo’s. The driving will be around 5 hours, en route stop at some Galo villages and see around. Lunch will be on the way and upon reaching check into the Homestay and rest. Evening free time.(Overnight in Basar)

Day-4:- Basar-Likabali:- This day after breakfast walk around the villages and experience more of Galo life and their culture. And return to the Homestay and do the checkout formalities and depart for Likabali. En route lunch and one can enjoy the scenic beauty. After reaching Likabali drive to Malinithan temple and spend some time at the temple and later on check into the hotel.(Overnight in Likabali)

Day-5:- Likabali-Ziro:- After breakfast drive out for Ziro the land of Apatani people. The driving will be around 5 hours, upon reaching check into the Resort or Homestay. Evening free time.(Overnight in Ziro)

Day-6:- Ziro:- This day after breakfast we will explore around Ziro. Firstly we will visit some villages and see around the villages and see the Apatani people doing their daily chores and their traditional style houses. After spending some time at the villages drive to the craft centre and the emporium and see how the handicrafts and handloom are made and later on proceed to the museum and see and learn about the rich history of the Ziro valley and the Apatani people. After spending some time go for lunch and after lunch walk around the market area and explore the local markets . Later on return to the Resort or Homestay and rest.(Overnight in Ziro)

Day-7:- Ziro-Itanagar:- After breakfast drive out for Itanagar, which will take around 5 hours. Upon reaching check into the Hotel and rest. Evening free time.(Overnight in Itanagar)

Day-8:- Itanagar-Bhalukpong:- After breakfast proceed for Bhalukpong, a small border town at Assam and Arunachal Pradesh border. The driving will be around 5 hours. After reaching check into the hotel and rest. Evening free time.(Overnight in Bhalukpong)

Day-9:- Bhalukpong-Dirang:- After breakfast drive out for Dirang, which will be around 5 hours of driving. Enroute one can visit Tipi and Sessa:- TIPI:- 5 Km from Bhalukpong a botanical paradise of the state.It is home to about 450 species of orchids.Some of them are rare and endangered species.There is an orchid museum too.Water falls and its natural beauty are the attractions. SESSA:- 24 Km from Tipi a natural orchid sanctuary amidst chirping birds spread over 10 sq km.over 2600 orchids representing 80 species have been cultivated in natural surroundings.It is exemplary effort of natural resources conservation. After reaching Dirang check into the Hotel and rest. Evening free time.( overnight in Dirang)

Day-10:- Dirang:- After breakfast spend the day exploring Dirang, visit picture-postcard Old Dirang and Monpa village and its winding streams and old fort. One can take a light trek through Sangti Valley and enjoy fantastic views of Dirang. Afternoon lunch, rest of the day to relax or wonder around Dirang.(Overnight in Dirang)

Day-11:- Dirang-Tawang:- After breakfast, start the journey to Tawang, which will be around 5 hours drive. Tawang is one of the most remote Buddhist outposts in India. Rise high above Himalayan clouds and through snow capped peaks, enroute drive via Sela-pass, one of the highest motorable passes at 4400 metres. En route visit Jaswant Garh and Nuranang Falls. Arrive late afternoon and check into the hotel and rest of the day free to relax.(Overnight in Tawang)

Day-12:- Tawang:- Early morning drive to Tawang monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery outside Tibet. Perched majestically on a Himalayan cliff face looking into Bhutan, admire the huge statue of Lord Buddha and the sublime panoramic views. Proceed on to Ani-Gompa(Nunnery) and later on drive to Urgelling Gompa, the birthplace of 6th Dalai Lama,  after that visit the War Memorial at Tawang and return to the Hotel.(Overnight in Tawang)

Day-13:- Tawang:- After breakfast drive to a local monpa village, afternoon visit Tawang market and sales emporium, where one can find Handicrafts of the local people and traditional dress materials etc, Arunachal Pradesh. 2nd option for Tawang for domestic clients can be visit to Bumla pass. Foreigners are not allowed.Emporium close on Sunday.(Overnight in Tawang)

Day-14:- Tawang-Bomdila:- After early breakfast start drive down to the small Buddhist town of Bomdila, which will be around 8 hours drive. Lunch enroute. On arrival check into Hotel and refresh. At dusk, visit the local monastery to see the monks go to prayer. Evening free.(Overnight in Bomdila)

Day-15:- Bomdila-Guwahati:- After breakfast we will drive to Guwahati which will take around 7 hours of driving. On the way we will stop for lunch and continue our journey to Guwahati. After reaching late in the evening check into the Hotel and relax.(Overnight in Guwahati)

Day-16:- Guwahati-Shillong:- After breakfast drive out for Shillong the capital of Meghalaya and also known as the Scotland of the East. The driving will be approximately 3 hours. After reaching check into the Hotel and rest. After taking some rest drive to the nearby market area and explore the market, and later on walk to the Wards Lake and return to the hotel.(Overnight in Shillong)

Day-17:- Shillong-Jowai-Mawlynnong:- After breakfast drive out for Mawlynnong via Jowai, Mawlynnong is the cleanest village in Asia and home Khasi tribal people. En route enjoy the beauty of mother nature. After reaching Jowai drive to the border between India and Bangladesh and spend some time and drive back to the river and do some boating and continue towards Mawlynnong. After reaching check into the Guest house and rest. Evening free time.(Overnight in Mawlynnong)

Day-18:- Mawlynnong-Cherrapunjee:- After breakfast and check out from the guest house visit the Living roots bridge and experience the natures amazing creativity and later on continue the journey to Cherrapunjee. On the way one can visit the Mawsmai cave and get some experience going inside the cave. Lunch on the way and continue to Cherrapunjee. After reaching check into the resort and rest. Evening free time.(Overnight in Cherrapunjee)

Day-19:- Cherrapunjee:- This day will be a challenging one because one will have to trek down to the double deckker living roots bridge and also to the rainbow falls. This activity will require some fitness since it will be of high level activity. After spending the day exploring around trek back to the starting point and drive to the resort.(Overnight in Cherrapunjee)

Day-20:- Cherrapunjee-Guwahati:- After breakfast and check out from the resort drive to another living roots bridge, where one will get see how the local people make the bridge with the help of nature. After spending some time continue towards Guwahati. Upon reaching late in the evening check into the hotel and rest.(Overnight in Guwahati)

Day-21:- Departure:- After breakfast drive to airport/train station depending on the flight/train departure time for further destinations…

You would  be accompanied by a spiritual  therapist  who would be working on past life regression , inner self healing and meditations as well .Also with a culinary expert would be present who would guide you to relish the cuisine on the tour with the locals .