Delhi - Mon - Majuli Island - Ziro - Eco Camp - Indo – China - Kaziranga - Shillong - Guwahati
13 Nights / 14 Days
DAY 1 : Delhi or Kokata – to - Dibrughar
Fly from Delhi or Kolkata – to - Dibrughar / drive to Sibsager over / night / hotel
DAY 2 : Mon village
Early morning start your drive to Mon for 5-6 hours. After going through checking formalities at the border of Nagaland we enter the state. Visit first village at Mon village. It has two great Morungs (men’s dormitories). Also visit Angh’s (chief’s) residence. Overnight at local house / tented camp.
DAY 3 : Sangha
Full day to explore this colorful tribal area of Konyak tribes who have been head hunters in the recent past. Visit LONGWA, which is ruled by the Chief Angh and is a prominent village in Mon district. 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 4 : Mon to Majuli Island
Mon to Majuli Island o/night/ bamboo.
DAY 5 : Majuli to Ziro 5 to 6 hours drive
Early morning drive to Pohumara Ghat (04 hrs approx.) via Lakhimpur to board ferry to cross Brahmaputra River (approx. 30 mins. ride).
DAY 6 : 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 7 : Ziro to Eco Camp / bhulakpong 340km 8hrs drive
Ziro to Eco Camp / bhulakpong 340km 8hrs drive ver/night/ eco camp/ hotel
DAY 8 : ECO Camp (Bhalukpong) to Tawang
Drive to Tawang 320km 10 hours drive. Our enchanting, journey to tawang continues over the 4150meters high Sela pass which was once the battle ground between the Indian 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 9 : 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 and is the second 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 is wrapped in silk containing the thankas of Goddess 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 are 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 1706. In 1714 the destruction of all Gelukpa Gompa was carried out by Sokpa 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 these days. Today modest gompa stands at this.
DAY 10 : Indo – China
Drive back to Dirang 140 km. Over the sela pass on the way stop at jungle to explore another monpa village and visit indo – China War memorial.
Over/ night/ hotel
DAY 11 : Dirang to Kaziranga National Park
250km 6 to 7 hrs drive. Enroute visit Bomdila monastery. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon jeep safari inside the park, over/night kaziranga.
DAY 12 : Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is spread over 850 square kilometers across Golaghat, Nagaon and Sonitpur districts. Kaziranga was also designated a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985. Originally established as a reserve forest in 1908, Kaziranga was declared a sanctuary in 1916 to counter excessive poaching, especially of its most prized inhabitant, the rhinoceros. Kaziranga is a title of a remarkable success story of conservation of the One Horned Rhinoceros and other wildlife in the North East of India. It is not only the homeland of the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, but also provides shelter to a variety of other wildlife. It is one of the significant natural habitats for in situ conservation of biological biodiversity of universal value. Kaziranga National Park remains closed from 01st May to 31st Oct each year.
DAY 13 : Kaziranga - Shillong (290 kms/06-07 hrs approx.)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Shillong & upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Rest of the afternoon free for self exploration & evening free to visit other hotels in town.
DAY 14 : Shillong to Guwahati
Shillong to Guwahati airport. Fly to Delhi by connected flight (180 kms/4-5 hrs approx.).
Inclusions and Exclusions
- 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.
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