07 NIGHTS & 08 DAYS ARUNACHAL!!
DAY 01:- GUWAHATI ARRIVAL – NAMERI ECO CAMP
On arrival at Guwahati Airport, you will be transferred to Eco Camp at Nameri National Park, near the Assam Arunachal Pradesh border. Arrive and check in. Stay in comfortable double bedded tents with a thatched roof canopy. Overnight stays in Nameri.
DAY 02 - NAMERI ECO CAMP – DIRANG
After breakfast, transfer to Dirang, driving through high mountain terrains which form the Eastern Himalayas. Enjoy the panoramic views. At 4910 ft above sea level, Dirang is a beautiful hill station and home to the Mahayana Monpa tribes. En route, visit the old Dirang Village and Dirang Dzong. Check into your hotel on arrival. This evening, visit Dirang town and the local market. Locally known as 'DZONG', the 17th century fort represented the authority of the King/Chief and was an important centre of public administration including the military and judiciary. The strategically located fort was built in 1831. It is a four storied fortified building in which the entire village took refuge. Overnight stays in Dirang.
DAY 03: DIRANG - DIRANG TOUR
After breakfast, visit Sangti Valley, home of the Black Necked Crane, the Sheep Breeding Centre and Dirang Dzong and if time permits, explore the natural beauty of Mandala village. Walk through the village and interact with the villagers to learn about their culture and lifestyle. Overnight stays in Dirang.
DAY 04: DIRANG – TAWANG
After breakfast drive to Tawang at about 10,000 ft. On the way, stop by the Sela Pass at 13,700 ft, the highest motor able pass in the Northeast. Also, visit Nuranang Falls. Check into your hotel at Tawang. Evening, you can walk around Tawang town. Overnight stays in Tawang.
DAY 05: TAWANG MONASTERY - PENGA TENG TSO (PT TSO) LAKE - ANI GOMPA
After breakfast, visit the famous 400 year old Tawang Monastery one of the largest lamaseries of Mahayana sects and the second oldest Monastery in the world after Lhasa. The Monastery is housed with more than 500 monks. This Monastery was founded by a monk Mera Lama Lodre Gyatso a contemporary of His Holiness Fifth Dalai Lama in 17th century AD. Visit Penga Teng Tso (PT Tso) Lake at around 12,000 feet, set amidst fabulous natural beauty and surrounded by snow capped mountains. On the way back to Tawang visit the Brahma-dung-chung Ani Gompa, the oldest Ani Gompa in the area, 8 km north of Tawang town. It was constructed by a Lama Karchen Yeshi Gelek of Tsang province of Tibet in the year 1595 AD. Presently the Gonpa houses 40 Anis (Nuns). Evening, you can visit the market. Overnight stays in Tawang.
Note: Visit to the lake is subject to permission from Indian Army and DC office in Tawang. This permit can be applied locally in person.
DAY 06: TAWANG – BOMDILA
After breakfast, drive down to Bomdila at an altitude of 8000 ft. En route visit Urgelling Monastery believed to have been in existence since the 14th century. It was one of the first three monasteries built by Urgen Sangpo, the youngest brother of Terton Pempalingpa, the famous Treasure-Revealer. In 1683 Tsangyang Tashi, His Holiness the 6th Dalai Lama was born here. Before crossing Sela Pass stop at Jaswant Garh, a war memorial of the 1962 saga. Arrive Bomdila and check into your hotel. Late afternoon, visit the lower Gompa and market. Overnight stays in Bomdila.
DAY 07: BOMDILA – TEZPUR
After breakfast drive down to the plains of Assam and transfer to Tezpur. In the evening, time permitting, visit Cole Park established by Mr. Cole, a Commissioner of Assam under British rule and Agnigarh - small hill of love immortalized facing the river Brahmaputra in Tezpur. Later visit the nearby market. Evening will be at leisure. Overnight stays in Tezpur.
DAY 08: TEZPUR – GUWAHATI
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel and you will be transferred to Guwahati Airport for your return journey.
*THE TOUR ENDS*