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Undiscovered Arunachal - 6 Days

Why Visit Arunachal Pradesh?

Arunachal Pradesh is the most north-eastern state of India. Arunachal Pradesh has borders with Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Burma in the east and China in the north. Arunachal Pradesh is predominantly a hilly region located in the Himalayan foothills. It covers an area of 83,743 square kilometers, making it the largest state in northeast India. Land covers 98% of the geographical area, with 80% of that being forest cover and only 2% being water. The Brahmaputra River is fed by a number of river systems in the region, including those from the upper Himalayas and the Patkoi and Arakan Ranges.

Arunachal Pradesh

Many people in Arunachal Pradesh still wear bamboo hats with hornbill beaks, necklaces with wild cat claws, and the ‘Dao,’ a form of machete, as part of their historic tribal culture and traditions. There are at least 30 different languages spoken in the state, not to mention the various dialects, and there are 66 major and sub-tribes scattered out across the state. 

Arunachal Pradesh’s tribes have a long history of artistic skill. Their ceramics, wood carving, and basket making all reflect the artistic essence of tribal art. These tribes’ main occupations include weaving, woodworking, and bamboo crafts.   

Arunachal Pradesh is a developing state, life in towns like Itanagar and Pasighat is similar to that of most developing cities in India. Rural areas have more topography, and life is similar to that of a village, but with gorgeous mountains, rivers, and scenic views. The vast majority of Arunachal Pradesh is densely wooded, with raging rivers. River crossings, forest pathways, mountain roads, and rocky river beds will be experienced in plenty along the route, making it a heaven for adventure seekers.     

Madhuri Lake

Orchids take pride of place among Arunachal’s diverse and colourful flora and fauna. Over 500 orchid species can be found in Arunachal Pradesh alone, out of over a thousand in India. These are vibrant, magnificent, and some have strange names like Sita-Pushpa and Draupadi-Pushpa, which are said to have been worn for decoration by Sita and Draupadi. Some of the orchids are rare and endangered species. For the growth and protection of orchid species, the Arunachal Pradesh Forest Development Corporation has created an Orchid Research and Development Station in Tippi in West Kameng district. For this goal, this centre has created an orchid seed and tissue culture facility.

Arunachal’s wildlife is equally diverse and rich. Elephants and tigers abound, particularly in the grassy foothills, while leopards and jungle cats abound. Red pandas and musk deer can be found in the higher elevations, while white browed gibbons can be found in Tirap and Lohit districts. Both wild and semi-domesticated forms of the ‘Mithun’ (Bos Frontails) exist. This animal has religious significance and is linked to people’s socio-cultural lives. Mithun is a traditional wealth unit that is free to travel around the jungle until it is either used for food on special occasions and wedding feasts, or for barter. The enormous Indian Hornbill – an amazing bird with an inordinately large beak – makes its home in Arunachal Pradesh. In 1979, four wildlife sanctuaries totalling 3000 square kilometres were established at Pakhui, Lali, Itanagar, and Namdapha. In the Sixth Plan, the Mehao wildlife sanctuary was built, and the Namdapha sanctuary was upgraded to national park status in 1983. In 1983, Namdapha also launched ‘Project Tiger.’ In 1986, the Mouling Reserve Forest in East Siang district was designated as a national park, totaling 483 sq kilometres.

Overview

In Summer (March – June)

Arunachal Pradesh experiences an average of 31 degrees high to 10 degrees low temperatures during summer. In Arunachal Pradesh, spring gives way to summer. The delightful cold of winter is blended with the bright splendor of summer in March. In Arunachal Pradesh, March and April are essentially a little Spring season, followed by a real, blue summer. Summer is characterized by cold evenings, pleasant breezes, and sweltering afternoons. Arunachal Pradesh, unlike the winter and monsoon seasons, is accessible to the naked eye. In the summer, national parks, mountain hikes, and waterfalls are all ideal. The summer is the best time to visit the region’s natural treasures.

Arunachal in Summer

In Monsoon (July- September)

Arunachal Pradesh experiences an average of 34 degrees high to 19 degrees low temperatures  during monsoon. The weather during the monsoon is notoriously unpredictable. The skies are filled with heavy dark clouds one minute, then sunny and clear the next. The monsoon is a brief but severe season that brings torrential rain after heavy rain. Summer’s heat and dust are washed away, revealing lush foliage that blankets the land. There’s no denying that the monsoon is a sight to behold. However, Arunachal Pradesh has its own set of dangers during the monsoon season. Roads are frequently washed away as a result of heavy rain. Landslides and major floods can be triggered by heavy rain. Humidity rises as well, making the atmosphere uncomfortably humid. Proceed cautiously.

Arunachal in Monsoon

In Winter (October – February)

Arunachal Pradesh experiences an average of 32 degrees high to 4 degrees low temperatures during winter. The land is blanketed in thick, white layers of snow, frigid winds swish and whirl all around, and the temperature lowers. There’s a surprising amount of green peeking through all that white. In the winter, the weather in Arunachal Pradesh is nice and cold. Temperatures can drop below 4 degrees, and snowfall can be heavy, making some winter activities difficult. This is, nevertheless, the finest season to visit Arunachal Pradesh, especially for snow enthusiasts. The state’s winters are often nice and cold. However, some parts of the country get severely cold. There are additional times during the year when the temperature descends below freezing. During this season, the roads may not be very smooth or suitable to travel, and they may be obstructed by heavy snow. Before going out, make sure to check the weather prediction and speak with locals.

oddessemania Arunachal Trip
Arunachal in winter

Itinerary

Day 1
On the way to Bomdila

Day1
* You will be picked up from Guwahati and directly taken to Bomdila. A long drive of 6 hrs will take you to Bomdila passing through greenery surrounding the roads and other tribal villages of Assam. Enjoy the smooth and breezy drive uphill to Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh.
* West Kameng District’s headquarters is Bomdila. Its craft centres, monasteries, ethnographic museum, and marketplace, among other attractions, are a must-see. Snow-capped mountains, including the Kangte and Gorichen Peaks, the state’s highest peaks, may also be seen from here. Bomdila is well-known for being a photographer’s dream.
* It will be almost evening so you will be tired from the long journey. So head to the home stay or hotel and have a nice sleep after having your dinner.

Inclusion- Stay in Bomdila, Transportation, Sightseeing, Tour Guide

Day 2
Tawang Tour start

* On this day, you have to wake up early and after having breakfast directly you will be taken to Tawang amidst the green terrace fields, valleys etc.
* Tawang is endowed both historically and naturally. Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi hills, Tawang Chu River, and Tawang Valley are all mesmerising in their natural beauty and seclusion. In and around Tawang, there are numerous magnificent glacial lakes with crystal blue waters. During the winter, they remain frozen, but during the summer, they provide a sanctuary for migratory birds.
* On the way, you will explore Sela pass, the very gorgeous Paradise Lake and other lot view points of the place.
* The whole day will pass by exploring the nook and corners of Tawang and its beauty filled with snow.
* Be back to hotel or home stay after the long day. Have your dinner and rest for the night.

Inclusion- Breakfast, Sightseeing, Tour Guide, Stay in Tawang, Transportation.

Day 3
On the way to Bum La Pass

* Wake Up early, have your breakfast as today we will head towards Bum La Pass (India-China Border), Madhuri Lake (Koila Film Shooting has done here).
* Bum La Pass is also one of the four BPM (Border Personnel Meeting) locations between the Indian Army and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. Cultural programmes are also organised by the two sides on specific dates, which are open to the public.
* Come back by evening and take rest at the hotel.

Inclusion- Breakfast, Sightseeing, Tour Guide, stay in Tawang, Transportation.

Day 4
Tawang Sightseeing

* Wake Up early, have your breakfast as today we will head towards Tawang Monastry.
* After that go to explore war memorial where hundreds of soldiers were buried in the time of war, the light house of Tawang, Buddha statue and all the other places such as lakes and valleys.
*After the tiresome day, be back to hotel or homestay to rest for the night.

Inclusion- Breakfast, Sightseeing, Tour Guide, stay in Tawang, Transportation.

Day 5
Dirang Sightseeing

* You bid adieu to Tawang on this day. On the way back we will visit Dirang, the most beautiful place in Arunachal Pradesh.
* Dirang, a lovely hill station, is home to Tribal Mahayana Monapas who share traditions and a heritage comparable to Western Bhutan. Dirang is situated in a beautiful valley between Bomdilla and Tawang, and due to its lower altitude than Bomdila, the weather is more milder and more comfortable, with a continual breeze blowing through the river valley.
* We will visit Dirang , Sangati valley and the iconic apple orchards.
* The drive of 3 hrs will take you back to Bomdila where you will be resting for the night again. It’s not possible to return to Guwahati on the same day. Enjoy the evening under the starry sky.
*Have your dinner and rest for the night.

Inclusion- Breakfast, Sightseeing, Tour Guide, Stay in Bomdila, Transportation.

Day 6
Back to Guwahati

Waking up have breakfast and bid adieu to Bomdila. Also you can buy some souvenirs form Bomdila market to take back as a memory with you. The long drive will take you to Guwahati from where you will head to your homes, sayonara to this happy trip.

Inclusion- Breakfast, Sightseeing, Tour Guide, Transportation

Include

  • . Private Car
  • . Professional Guide
  • . Breakfast on all day
  • . Stay Homestay/Hotel
  • . Medical Safety
  • . Sightseeing
  • . Bumla Pass

Exclude

  • ● Airfare charges
  • ● All food & beverages cost apart from the ones mentioned above
  • ● Trekking shoes ,clothing and rental (Any personal equipment)
  • ● Any camera fees
  • ● Hotel & driver tips if any, (since the locals earn low wages, your tips
  • can show your appreciation)
  • ● Entry ticket fees to Museums, Parks, etc.
  • ● Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
  • ● 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.
  • ● Any Extra Sightseeing on request
  • ● Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Inclusions”
Is Arunachal Pradesh worth visiting?

Yes it is worth visiting. Because you will never find another place that’s as wonderful as that! It has set the bar far too high, the tall Himalayan mountains, fresh rivers, friendly hospitality, colorful temples, and lovely people. Arunachal Pradesh is one of India’s largest states with the fewest population, you can enjoy the space and relax. Every road trip you take will take you through the mountain ranges, and every bend is truly jaw dropping.

Is there an availability of ATMs in the mentioned paces in the itinerary?

Yes, ATMs can be found at those places. You can withdraw your cash at times of need.

How is the food in Arunachal Pradesh?

You will find North Indian and Nepali cuisine as well as local food which is boiled and simple. Pork dishes are readily available at almost everywhere. Chicken dishes are available in limited number of restaurants. However in Bomdila non veg dishes are not easily available.

Do I need to carry high altitude medicines while travelling to Arunachal Pradesh?

Generally, high altitude medicines are not required. But if anyone has motion sickness then its better to consult a doctor and take the required medicine.

Are medical shops available widely across Arunachal Pradesh?

It is better to carry the general and prescribed medicines while travelling to Arunachal Pradesh as many remote off beat areas

Things To Carry

This are the important items you should carry during the trek. Other than this Oddessemania team will provide you the necessary items required during the trek.

CLOTHING
1.  6 Pairs of clothing (t-shirt + trousers)
2.  Woolen Cap, Sun Cap, Face Mask/Buff
3.  Raincoat/Poncho
4.  Normal Jacket & Feather/warm Jacket
5.  Woolen Socks
6.  Thermal wear
7.  Hand gloves
TREKKING
1.  Small Backpack (during trek use)
2.  Trekking shoes
3.  Sunglasses
4.  Sunscreen at least 40+SPF
5.  Lunchbox & Spoon
6.  Water bottle & Mug
7.  Energy bars, energy drink
8.  Extra cloth Bags for wet clothes
PERSONAL
1.  Prescribed Medicine
2.  Camera + Charger + Power bank
3.  Cold Cream
4.  Personal sanitization & essential toiletries
5.  Mask, Id card and Medical Certificate

Is Arunachal Safe To Visit?

Arunachal Pradesh is considered as the safest state in Northeast India. You need to have Inner Line Permit to travel freely. Also the freedom that is available to women there is admirable. It is completely safe for tourists and travelers. The only difficulty can arise from the road network as most of the roads are uneven and not comfortable to drive on. However, in terms of weather of Arunachal Pradesh also comes with its share of risks during monsoon season. Due to heavy rainfall, roads are often completely washed away. The heavy fall of rain can also trigger landslides and deep floods. Proceed with caution.

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Undiscovered Arunachal
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Trip Facts

  • Professional
  • Private Car
  • Trip
  • 5
  • You can join our fixed group departure
  • Hotel/Homestay
  • Medium
  • Guwahati
  • Arunachal Pradesh
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