Makyo Festival Tour

Eco Camp - Bhulakpong - Dirang - Tawang - Ziro - Daporijo - Majuli - Kaziranga - Dibrughar
18 Nights / 19 Days
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam

Package Itinerary

DAY 1 : Arrived Ghy Drive to Eco Camp

Arrived Ghy Drive to Eco Camp / bhulakpong 260km 6 hrs drive over/night/ eco camp/ hotel

DAY 2 : Bhulakpong to Dirang 1600M

Drive to Dirang 221 km in 6 hrs. The journey is along a very scenic road traversing forested hills and crossing over the Nichephu pass to the Tanga valley .Traversing the Tanga valley. The road climbs through a series of hairpins to the town of Bomdila, located at 2800m height pass of same name. Here a after the road descend to the picture postcard Dirang valley at 1600m which is our destination for the day. Overnight at hotel in Dirang.

DAY 3 : Dirang to Tawang

Drive to tawang 140km. Our enchanting, journey to tawang continues over the 4150meters high sela pass which was once the battle ground between the India and Chinese armies. Enroute visit, an alpine lake sela pass temple and marvel at scenery there are photo opportunities at every turn and visit the mind hogging road. Over/ night/ hotel.

DAY 4 : Tawang

Explore the 400 years old tawang monastery , and have an audience with Rimpoche in afternoon visit Urgelling Monastery dating back to 1489 followed by the seru monpa village craft center and museum Over/ night at hotel. The famous Gelden Namgyal Lhatsa, popularly known as Tawang monastery was founded by Mera Lama Lodre Gyamsto in year of 1860-81.This Monastery is largest in the Country is the Second and largest in Asia . This Monastery is fountain head of the Spiritually life of Gelukpa Sect of Mahayana school of Buddhism . The inner walls of Dukhang the assembly hall are printed with murals of various divinities and saints the silver casket wrapped in silk containing the thankas of Godess of Sri Devi[ palden lhamo ] the principal deity of monastery ,l is kept here. It was given to Merak lama by Vth Dalai lama. The thankas printed with blood drown from the nose of the Vth Dalai Lama .A colossal richly – gilled statue of Lord Buddha occupies the Middle of the northern side. It is the largest image of the monastery and is about 20feet high.
The urgelling monastery is the birth place of sixth Dalai lama Dalai Lama was deposed in by the 1706. In 1714 the destruction of all Gelukpa Gompa was carried out by Skoda Jomkhar, a Mongolian warrior who involved from Bhutan. During the campaign, the Dalai Lama Original monastery at Urgalling was destroyed. All valued possession of urgelling monastery like scriptures, statues and other were taken to tawang monastery. It was during the ka-gyur[ scripture] written out in gold and silver arrival at tawang monastery , where they preserved to this days. Today modest gompa stands at this.

DAY 5 : Tawang-Zemithang-Tawang(By surface 88 Kms/03 Hrs, one way)

After breakfast full day excursion to Zemithang to witness the Gorsam Kora Buddish festival at Zemithang Gorsam Chorten.This is the largest Buddhist stupa of the entire area. Believed to be constructed in the early part of 12th centur, it is founded by a Monpa monk, Lama Pradhar. On the top of the chorten is a semi-circular dome that rests up on a three-terraced plinth. In addition, on the lower most terrace of the plinth, there are four miniature stupas standing erect on the four corners. We will also visit Pangchenpa tribe which is migrated from China and later drive back to Tawang.

DAY 6 : Tawang-Sela–Dirang to Tezpur/Eco Camp 300km 10 hrs drive

Drive back to eco camp 300 km Over the sela pass to Bhulakpong . On the way stop at jung to explore visit indo – china War memorial Over/ night/Eco Camp.

DAY 7 : 22 Eco camp to Ziro 340km 9 hrs

22 Eco camp to Ziro 340km 9 hrs morning visit Namari national park Visit mari tribal village Drive to Ziro Enroute visit visiting of the Monpa Buddhist Monastery at Itanagar and state measum local market . Driving along the Ranga River , we quickly enter the extensive foothills of the Himalaya . The mountain road cuts through densely forested hills and slowly keeps gaining altitude till we reach the Apatani plateau at 5700 feet. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 8 : Ziro

Using Ziro as a base, the entire day is spent visiting the Hong and other Apatani Villages . Everywhere we go we are warmly welcomed. As E.T. Dalton noted in 1845, “The men do not rejoice in much drapery, they wear a girdle of canework painted red which hangs behind in long bushy tail.” Just as the tail is the distinctive part of the male dress, so is the nose plug peculiar to the Apatani women. It is the ambition of each woman to wear the largest possible nose plugs, which are made of wood. Both sexes extensively tattoo their faces. Each sect has distinctive features. Their hats, clothes, ornaments, language and even physical features are totally different.

DAY 11 : Ziro to Daporijo

Departing early in the morning, we descend from the Ziro plateau and drive along the Kamla River valley through dense jungle country, passing picturesque villages of Nishis and the Hill Miris tribes. We’ll visit Muri Mugli, a Hill Miris tribe, and if road conditions are good we will continue another eight miles on a mountain dirt road to Noori, a small visit o back to ziro over/night hotel

DAY 12 : Ziro to Majuli Island

Enroute visit nishi Tribal village. over/ night/Mapo Agom Bamboo House

DAY 13 : Majuli to Kaziranga 160km 4 hrs.Drive

Morning explore the Majuli Island. The world’s largest River Island is famous for its twenty-two 15th Century "satras". These are Hindu Vaishnev (followers of Lord Vishnu) monasteries functioning as centers of Assamese arts. The worship of Lord Vishnu is through dance, music and poetry. The satras take in young boys and groom them. The daily routine includes working in the fields, tending cattle, prayer, discussion and study. The satras have also nurtured certain art and craft traditions, which can now be found only here. In Natun Samugri satra for instance, one can still find the craft of mask-making; Kamlabari satra still makes the finest boats. We will also explore the villages of Miri tribes who live on this island. Drive to Kaziranga by Ferry 2 hours crossing and drive 3 hrs over/ night /hotel

DAY 14 : Kaziranga/ Elephantride and jeep safari onside the national park

DAY 15 : Kaziranga to Mon

300km 8 to 9 hrs drive over/ night Helasa Resort / helsa cottage

DAY 16 : Mon

Full days to explore this colorful tribal area of Konyak tribes who have been head hunters in the recent past Visit Shangnyu village which is ruled by the Chief Angh and is a prominent village in Mon district. Human beings and other creatures are carved on this monument. Memorial stones are also found in front of the Angh’s Palace. History records that good and friendly relationship existed between the Shangnyu and the Ahom Kings of Assam. Shangnyu Angh use to collect taxes from all the villages under his domain-extending from Sibsagar in Assam to the Wanchos in Arunachal. Also visit Sangha to see head hunting trophies and houses constructed in the true Konyak tradition with palm leaves roofing and the main pillars jutting out.

DAY 17 : Aolling Festival Konyak Tribe


DAY 18 : Visit festival

Visit festival drive to Dibrughar o/ night / Hotel Nat Raj

DAY 17 : Drive to Dibrughar

Early Morning Drive to Dibrughar or Jorhat fly to kolkatta or Delhi By last connected Flight.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Prices Include:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in double occupancy (single occupancy attracts a 15% supplement)
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Dinner)
  • Drinking water
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Transportation by SUV (Innova or Xylo)
  • Inner Line Permit/Protected Area Permit (for Arunachal Pradesh only)
  • Rafting/Camel/Elephant Safari charges
  • Porters and mules during trek
  • Entry fee to all parks/monuments/folk dances
  • English-speaking tour guide

Prices Do Not Include:

  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours or extra meals ordered
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Prices include"
  • Tips, insurance, laundry, phone calls, medication, visa fees
  • Any kind of drinks (alcoholic, mineral, aerated)
  • Connecting flights, trains or other conveyance
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Prices valid from 1st October 2016 to 31st March 2018.
  • Prices valid for minimum 2 and maximum 4 pax traveling together in one vehicle.
  • 50% non-refundable and non-transferrable advance payment to be deposited at the time of booking confirmation with balance due in cash on arrival.
  • November to March Pangong Lake Journey will be done in one-day excursion.
  • In April and October heaters will be provided in accommodation and vehicle free of charge.
  • Our itineraries are conceived for adult travelers above the age of 15. Due to the remote geographical location of our tours, none is suitable for pregnant guests.

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About the Guide

"I'm a woman entrepreneur from Austria and run a resort in Goa, India. I have rarely followed the crowd, have always lived curiously and am unafraid to travel alone. But when the time came for me to explore India, I wanted someone else to put together a fascinating itinerary and look after the logistics for me so that I could totally let my hair down and have fun.

It was a huge stroke of good fortune that I found out about Sange Tsering - The Holiday Scout. Highly knowledgeable about the natural, historical and cultural treasures of Northeast India, well organized and committed to customer satisfaction in his approach, Sange is more than a qualified travel guide.

Given his contagious enthusiasm for discovery, Sange encouraged me to try everything and what started out as a tour quickly became a glorious pursuit of new life experiences which we found and swallowed whole for eleven straight days! Northeast India is a truly mesmerizing region, and I will surely return to travel with The Holiday Scout - the guide makes all the difference."

Erika | Austria | Solo Traveller

How to Book this Package?

To secure a booking for your tour, we ask that you pay a 50% deposit in advance with the balance due in cash on arrival.

For deposit within India, please use IFSC/NEFT - see bank details given on this page.

For deposit outside India, please use SWIFT remittance - see bank details given on this page.

Please note that should you decide to cancel your booking for whatever reason, your deposit will not be refunded or made transferable. The same holds true in case of no-show.

Bank account details
Account Holder: M/S HOLIDAY SCOUT
Account Number: 34892756900
Bank: State Bank of India
Branch: Bomdila
IFSC Code: SBIN0001394
Purpose: Tour Advance
Remarks: Please apply the funds to account 34892756900 which is maintained at your Bomdila Branch in Arunachal Pradesh
City: Bomdila
District: West Kameng
State: Arunachal Pradesh
Address: Near Govt Higher Secondary School,
Bomdila, West Kameng District,
Arunachal Pradesh - 790001