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Of Mountain Tribes and Hikes - West Arunachal

Always dreamed of visiting the distant land of Arunachal Pradesh? The valleys and hills, the simple homestays, the farm land, the colourful monasteries, the lush green landscape, the remote villages and the lofty mountains. The Blueberry Trails head to this magical land in October 2016. If Arunachal is on your bucket list, then come away with us on this one. On this trip we travel to western Arunachal.

Reach us at: info@theblueberrytrails/8080122441 for customized Arunachal Pradesh tours.

Customise your trip

For those of you who are looking to getaway from the big city and want to do so with your friends or family, we could Customised Getaways just for you! Weekenders and Longer Getaways alike. Your stays, meals, experiences and travel are aspects that we look into while designing your trip. You can choose your options from below and design an awesome adventure for yourself. Your travel plans, your way with your group of adventurers.

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Highlights of the trip:

  • Explore the Nameri National Park. A morning jungle trek ensues
  • Enjoy rafting on the Jia Bhorelli rapids
  • Visit the Sangti Valley, well known to be the home of the black necked cranes
  • Visit apple farms and kiwi farms of Dirang, go for village walks and visit the Dzong and witness the rural way of life in this high altitude hamlet.
  •  A picnic in Sangti Valley. East Himalayan gorgeousness
  • Cross the Sela Pass at 13700ft+
  •  Visit the high altitude Lake of Sangetsar and the historical BumLa Pass on a day trip from Tawang
  • See the gorgeousness of the Tawang Monastary
  • Ecotourism in Thembang. Stay with the Monpa tribe, learn their way of life. Spend a day in their village and live amidst them. A homestay experience in Arunachal

 

Day1: Guwahati to Nameri

On day one , we start our journey northwards, our first stop if Nameri. Famous for the Nameri National Park, we are staying in an Eco camp. The day is at leisure.
 
Meals: Dinner
 
Day 2: Nameri –Dirang
 
We go for a walk through the hamlet, apple farms and kiwi farms on the way will greet us. A short hike to the Dirang Dzong will give us a glimpse of the local life of this town.
 
Experience: Village walk, apple orchards, local life, visit to the Dzong, rafting (optional) |
 
Meals: Breakfast| Dinner
 
Day 3: Dirang: Sangti Valley tour
Go for a drive 10kms from Dirang to the gorgeous Sangti Valley. A picnic will be organized here. Local sites like Old Dirang and the Kalachakra gompa are beautiful sights to look out for.
Experience: Tour to Sangti Valley| Local picnic | Local sights
 
Meals: Breakfast | Picnic lunch| Dinner
 
Day 4: Dirang to Tawang
 
We start early to head out to Tawang via the Sela Pass. One of the highest motorable roads in the world, the Sela is sacred to the Budhhists.
 
Experience: Visit Sela Pass| explore Tawang on foot
 
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
 
Day 5: Tawang: Day tour to BumLa Pass and Sangetsar Lake (optional) and Tawang Monastary
 
This day is at leisure where you can explore Tawang. Tawang Monastary is legendary in its beauty.
Experience: Day trip to the Sangetsar Lake and BumLa Pass (Add On)| Tawang Monastery visit
 
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner
 
Note that visit to Bumla Pass is subject to weather conditions. This is an optional day trip so a separate car will be arranged for those interested in traveling to Bumla Pass. The car cost is between Rs.5,000-5,500 which can be paid on the spot and split between the those traveling.
 
Day 6: Tawang to Thembang
 
An early morning breakfast will ensure that we reach the culturally rich Thembang village by lunch time. We live in a home stay and experience the Monpa way of life.
 
Experience: Village walk, Living with the Monpa Tribe
 
Meals: Breakfast| Dinner
 
Day 7: Thembang to Nameri
 
Welcome back to Nameri at your lovely resort. Relax here after your long journey.
 
Meals: Breakfast| Dinner
 
Day 8: Nameri to Guwahati
 
An morning exit to Guwahati airport will take us back to the plains, and help us reach the airport by 1pm. We take our flights back home. Please book flights post 4 pm to have enough buffer for this long roadtrip.
 
Experience: Forest hike
 
Meals: Breakfast

WHAT: Roadtrip to Arunachal Pradesh
WHEN: As per your dates (8 days/7 nights)
WHERE: Guwahati-Nameri-Dirang-Tawang-Thembag-Nameri-Guwahati
HOW MUCH: Rs. 26,800 + 9% tax onwards (per head)
WHO:  info@theblueberrytrails.com / 8080122441  

Cancellation policy:

Click here to see our terms and conditions & our cancellation policy:http://www.theblueberrytrails.com/index.php/component/content/article?id=71 

Inclusions:

- Accommodation on double sharing basis. Stays will be in eco camps, hotels, guesthouses and a village homestay
- Transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
- Meals mentioned
- Activities mentioned
- Inner line permit

Exclusions:

- Airfare to Guwahati and back (Please book a flight which reaches Guwahati by 12pm on Day 1 leaves Guwahati post 4 pm on the last day)
- Camera fees and entrance fees at any of the places of sightseeing
- Meals not mentioned
- Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes,resulting in delay of         flights or any other for mode of transport.
- Beverages, room service, laundry, cigarettes, telephone expenses, any personal             expense.
- Bumla Pass and Sangetsar Lake visit (can be added for Rs. 5500 per car which can be split between those traveling)
- Rafting in Jia Bhorelli (can be arranged at Rs.1700 per head)
- Any other item not mentioned in “inclusions” 

*Please note: Activities are flexible and depend on availability

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