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A journey into the heart of Arunachal Pradesh
Discover Arunachal Pradesh, its hidden forests , high altitude lakes, hot springs , eastern Himalayan villages, snow capped mountains, Indo-China border and more

Join Ecohunters as we take you into the heart of Arunachal Pradesh - THE LAND OF RISING SUN. There are but a few names as alluringly romantic as this state’s name: Arun meaning Sun and Aanchal translates to the free end of a Saree signifying the mountain ranges of the state that experience the first rays of the rising Sun in the east, hence giving it the name Arunachal Pradesh.

Note: We encourage responsible tourism. Practice these guidelines while on a trip!

Accomdations

Eco Resorts
Home Stays

Service Level

Half Board

Transportation

Shared
Private

Food

Vegetarian
Non Veg
Eggitarian

Age

18 to 65 years

Difficulty

Moderate

Fitness Guide

No Specific fitness needed for this trip

Note: This is a group tour. Minimum group size is 6 people

Tour Map

Tour Experience

Experience pristine life in the hidden landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh. Hike across shepherd trails in the jungles of the region, live the village life of the eastern Himalayas , wine and dine at a local village home, experience captivating drives and do much more in this adventure to remember !

At Ecohunters we value the effort a traveller puts in, strive to share in a individuals space and ease of travel which is why we curate small group trips so each of you thoroughly experience the adventure at your own pace.

  • Drive through the worlds second highest motor able pass -The Sela Pass @ 13,700 feet
  • Experience beautiful drives along the boundless landscapes of the Eastern Himalayas
  • Explore Tawang
  • Indulge in a high altitude river-side picnic.
  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Tawang
  • Experience village flavours as we share a meal and some Ara (local brew) with the hosts
  • Go on a a scenic hike across the Panchim river
  • Hike to a high altitude lake, 6.5 km from the Indo-China border
  • Explore hidden hot springs and waterfalls along the Indo-China border
  • Go on guided village walks and virgin forest trails
  • Explore apple and kiwi orchards in the region
  • Small group size of 12 guests.

7N/ 8D

Next Departures:
  • Sep 28, 2023
  • Oct 19, 2023
  • Nov 13, 2023
  • Nov 25, 2023
  • Dec 09, 2023
  • Dec 23, 2023

You will be doing:

Hiking
Photography
Village Walk
Jungle Walk
Village Stay
Glacier watching
Monastrey Visit
Meet and Greet
Orientation
Photography
Natural Hot Water Springs
Village hopping in the greater himalayas

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Culture
Village Life
Road Trip

Itinerary

1 Guwahati-Seinthuk

We meet and greet at the Guwahati Airport. After our 12 fellow travellers assemble we leave the plains of Guwahati on a 7 hour (approx) drive to the quiet hamlet of Seinthuk. We encourage a snooze while exiting Guwahati so you can be awake to witness the transition from the urban terrain to jungles and tea gardens.

We will reach the village during the golden hour. As you alight the vehicle you will walk into a pleasant change of scenery and awaken as the fresh cool breeze grazes your face. We have a warm fire and a cold local brew waiting for you.

  • Guwahati
  • Seinthuk
220 km None
Seinthuk
Home Stays
Village Stay
Nature, High Altitude, Village Life
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up to the slow life at the village, and walk in to a fantasy land as you awaken and step out. The village is located in a narrow valley among orchards and fields with a gurgling stream flowing across the village.

After a leisurely breakfast we will spend the day exploring the village and its surroundings. We will delve in to the life of the locals , their everyday practices and explore he hidden spots in the area. If we are lucky we will witness the local seasonal harvest of apples and kiwis. Let's not forget the river side lunch and a barbecue we have planned for you. Towards the evening we return to our place of stay.

None 3 km
Seinthuk
Home Stays
Hiking, Jungle Walk, Village Walk, Photography, Local Interaction
Village Life, Nature, Culture
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

Our drive from Seinthuk to Tawang will bring in a change of weather, altitude and scenery. This epic drive will witness the change of scenery from green foliage to the snow capped Himalayas , yaks, monks and Buddhist flags will dot the road to Tawang.

It will take the entire day for us to reach Tawang, we will reach our destination post sun-set. The days journey calls for an early dinner and a warm bed which await you at your homestay.

  • Seinthuk
  • Tawang
290 km None
Tawang
Home Stays
Drive
Nature, Road Trip, High Altitude
Breakfast

Once you awake in Tawang you will feel as if you are one with the clouds. The atmosphere is simply mesmerising. After a lazy breakfast we will make our way to Sangetsar Tso , an alpine lake believed to be formed centuries ago by an earthquake.

The lake is located at an altitude of 12,165 feet surrounded by grand snow capped peaks towering above it. The temperature is freezing this time around , a warm cup of coffee and food from the army canteen nearby will keep you humming your tunes. After a bite we will walk around the lake. The Buddhist flags and the surrounding alpine forests lend a mystic aura to this lake.

While the sun is warm we make our way to the 16th century monastery which is also the largest in India. We will hop through the old world narrow lanes, explore the museum and library which holds some of the rarest and valuable scriptures from centuries ago. While here will also learn the origins of the name - Tawang and how it came to be.

Whats a day trip without some yummy food cooked in the kitchen run by monks. We will treat ourselves to some coffee and pizza before we make our way to our place of rest.

  • Tawang
70 km None
Tawang
Home Stays
Alpine Lake, Monastrey Visit, Local Shopping
Culture, Spiritual, Adventure
Breakfast, Lunch

A slightly longer day than the previous day , we will start early so lets go !

Our four hour drive towards north of Tawang takes us to the India- China border. . Our first stop is the revered Chumi Gyatse waterfall on the border. We hope to explore this border region and its magical landscape. We will ascend to 15,000 feet and then descent to 11,000 feet to reach this water fall.

We continue towards a nearby border village. One of our favourite experiences in this region is the hot sulphur springs of the Eastern Himalayas. A truly divine experience as these healing waters are a cure for your soul and body. We will indulge in a picnic lunch may be some wine, before heading back to Tawang.

  • Tawang
  • Indo China Border
  • Tawang
140 km 2 km
Tawang
Home Stays
Hike to Waterfall, Natural Hot Water Springs, Photography
High Altitude, Wellness
Breakfast, Lunch

Its a relatively easy day today. Awake at your own pace, after a hearty breakfast we depart for Dirang Valley. Enroute we witness the Jana falls , we stop at the Sela lake at 13,500 feet. Weather conditions permitting we will stop by the lake, take a stroll and sip some hot tea while soaking in the amostophere. From here we will further descend in to Dirang valley.

We advise some rest and leisure. Tomorrow we are going Himalayas hiking!

  • Tawang
  • Dirang Valley
Dirang Valley
Home Stays
Alpine Lake, Village hopping in the greater himalayas
Nature
Breakfast, Lunch

If I had the super powers of Dr. Strange , I would make this day into an endless time loop and instead of Dormammu you would have an endless soothing holiday !

Two hours from our homestay in Dirang is a hamlet / village at the fringes of a forest with about 80- households who inhabit this village. The village is surrounded by rhododendron, oak , pine forests , wild cherry blossom which blooms in November.The Monpa community have been the guardians of this land and its fairy tale setting!

We explore the village and its outlines, after some local interaction ,now its time for some tea, but wouldn't it be fun to savour the tea like royalty during the good old days ! We hike to a picture post card picnic setting though charming farmlands, paddy fields and walnut trees to reach a magical clearing through the woods. As this trail unfolds and comes to an end we reach holy lake and sit in silence. Some of us may choose to take a short nap while some may want to meditate and some reminisce about the days gone by.

Before we head by we will stop by the river for some home cooked lunch along with some Ara ( local wine) . Not a bad loop to be stuck in!

  • Dirang Valkey
  • Bishum Phudung
40 km 8 km
Dirang Valley
Home Stays
Hiking, Village Walk, Jungle Walk, Village Stay
Nature, Culture
Breakfast, Lunch

Your mountain adventure comes to an end. We bid good-bye's to our hosts as well as Arunachal Pradesh. We will drive to Guwahati and mostly reach Guwahati by late evening.

If you are choosing to stay in Guwahati we will drop you to a common point before bidding our good bye to you, else we will drop you to the airport if your flight is on the same night .

We look forward to hosting you for your next chapter to the north east

  • Dirang Valley
  • Guwahati Airport
310 km None

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Dates and Prices

Duration Price for Couple Price for Single Price per Child

Sep 28, 2023 - Oct 05, 2023

₹39800

Oct 19, 2023 - Oct 26, 2023

₹39800

Nov 13, 2023 - Nov 20, 2023

₹39800

Nov 25, 2023 - Dec 02, 2023

₹39800

Dec 09, 2023 - Dec 16, 2023

₹39800

Dec 23, 2023 - Dec 30, 2023

₹39800

Other Details

Inclusions
  • Trip lead through out the trip
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis for 7 nights / 8 days
  • Private shared transport from Guwahati to Guwahati
  • Inner Line Permits
  • Protected area permits to enter close border areas ( For Indian Nationals Only)
  • Local guides on Days - 2 , 4 , 5, 7

Meals :

  • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 8
  • Lunch on Days- 2, 4, 7
  • Dinner on Days- 1 , 2

  • Meals not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Entry fees to sightseeing spots ( INR 10- INR 100 per spot)
  • Protected Area Permit for ( Non Indian Passport Holders)
  • Flight or Train Tickets
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions
  • Personal Expense
  • Any expenditure due to emergencies, flight cancellations, ill health

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When does the trip start and finish ?

We will start the trip at noon in Guwahati from Day 1 and finish it at 7 PM on Day 8 in Guwahati.


Q. Where are we staying ?

We will be staying at homestay's which are clean, hygienic and comfortable


Q. How much will I spend personally ?

Aside from the trip cost you will spend a maximum of INR 1000/- per day which is the upper limit depending on your needs


Q. Do we need any kind of permits to travel to Arunachal Pradesh?

Yes you will need Inner line permits and protected area permits to travel to Arunachal Pradesh. We will be arranging the same for you and these are a part of the cost.


Q. What are ID's I need to share , if any?

You need to share Aadhar card, passport size photo and few other details to obtain the Inner line permits and protected area permits


Q. I am a vegetarian, what do I do ?

Vegetarian food options are in plenty and available. You must try the regional fruits and local vegetables.


Q. Will we see Snow?

While this is weather dependent, you will see snow and sheets of ice at upper reaches and high altitude passes from November to March.


Q. What are things I need to pack?

We will be sharing a list of things once you sign up for the trip


Q. What is the group size?

The maximum group size is 12 persons per group


Q. How many groups for the trip?

We will have 6 groups from September ' 2023 - December ' 2023


Cancellation Policy

  • 30 days prior to the start date of the trip - 75% refund of total trip cost
  • 16 to 29 days prior to the starting date of the trip - 50% refund of total trip cost 8 to 14 days
  • Prior to the starting date of the trip - 25% refund of the total trip cost.
  • 0 to 7 days or less prior to starting date of the trip - No refund

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