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Located in the eastern most corner of the country in Arunachal Pradesh, one of the most scenic locations in the eastern Himalayas, is the Namdapha National Park. A highly protected area and biodiversity hotspot. Cross a beautiful river on a hanging bridge to do an easy hike to a remote village of the Adi tribe. River bathing for those not daunted by the cold waters is a true adventure and drive through vivid landscapes with gorgeous river views.
Stay on tea country, enjoy demonstrations of Tibetan carpet weaving and smoked bamboo tea making and join local villagers for traditional meals of the Tangsa, Khamti and Adi tribes.
This trip has been planned to be family-friendly, so fun games and activities for them can be included. While you get to enjoy bonfires, experience a wonderful part of the country rich in beauty and heritage.
Namdapha National Park – one of the most diverse wildlife reserves in the world in terms of terrain, flora and fauna. It is only park in the World to have the four Feline species of big cat namely the Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Clouded Leopard and a number of lesser cats.
Miao – Nestled on the shores of the beautiful Noa-Dihing River and with the majestic Patkai Bum Ranges of Eastern Himalayas as a backdrop. It has numerous, pristine tribal hill villages.
Namsai – visit the Golden Pagoda monastery.
Pasighat – land of the mighty Siang and indigenous hanging bridges. Visit local Adi villages.
Winter: Day time temperatures will be around 22C and evenings / early mornings around 10 -12C.
Traditionally it does not rain in the winter months, but of course nothing is guaranteed.
Spring: Expect temperatures between 17c and 29C as Spring and summer approaches.
Day 1 – Dibrugarh – Barhapjan
Arrive at Dibrugarh airport and drive to Barhapjan and check into your hotel. Evening walk around the tea estate and a bonfire under the stars.
Day 2 – Barhapjan – Miao
After breakfast check out and drive to Miao. Enroute visit a Tibetan carpet factory set up to support the Tibetan refugees and catch a demonstration.
Later visit a nearby Tangsa tribal village and have lunch with a local family. Take a short walk around the village and enjoy a demonstration on Bamboo tea making process. You will get to taste the traditional bitter tea known as Phalap – khan and see some of their traditional costumes too.
Continue towards Miao. Visit a local market and monastery. Later check in.
Day 3 – Namdapha National Park
This morning drive to Namdapha National Park. Trek to Haldibari for around 4 hours in all. You’ll have a naturalist accompany you, to point out the flora and fauna of this beautiful park. Return to Miao in the afternoon. Evening barbeque, bonfire followed by dinner.
Day 4 – Miao – Pasighat
After breakfast check drive towards Pasighat. on the way stop at Namsai and visit the Golden Pagoda monastery.
Lunch has been arranged in a local restaurant by the Bereng River.
Pashigat, our final destination, we will reach by driving across the 2nd longest river bridge of India over the Dibang River.
Day 5 – Pasighat
Early breakfast and head out to visit a local Adi village. Get off at Yamne River point, and cross the river on a hanging bridge and hike up to the village meet the locals and visit a local Adi house and have lunch.
Afternoon return to camp where you can walk along the banks of the Siang River. Sundowners and a cultural performance will be arranged.
Day 6 – Pasighat – Dibrugarh
Early breakfast and transfer to Dibrugarh airport to connect flight to onward destination.
Travel back with wonderful memories