ARUNACHAL TRIBAL TOUR
DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY FOR 08 NIGHTS & 09 DAYS
Dibrugarh – Khonsa – Wakka – Londing – Pangchau- Changlang-Margherita-Digboi-Dibru Saikhowa National Park-Dibrugarh
Day 1: Dibrugarh – Londing
Arrive at the airport of Dibrugarh. On arrival, start your road journey towards Londing.Bordering Mayanmar in the East, this is the most recently created district of Arunachal Pradesh. The Natural beauty of this area is multiplied many folds by its vibrant people and their culture. Longding is historically been inhabited by the wancho people, who practice Gun making, wood carving and bead making. Oriah is the main festival of the Wancho tribe of Tirap district, celebrated during March-April every year just after snowing paddy in the jhoom plots.This valley forms a part of Patkai ranges. This area is covered with ever-green forests. The area has motor able road upto Pongchao in Longding district. After reaching, check-in at the hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Londing-Khonsa
In the morning, after breakfast, start your journey for Khonsa.On the way witness the lifestyle of people at Local tribal village. Khonsa is the headquarters of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh and is located in the Tirap Valley surrounded by Himalayan ranges. Streams, deep gorges, dense forests and snow-clad hills are some of the features which describe the terrain in Khonsa.At an average elevation of about 1,215 m from sea level, Khonsa is a beautiful little hill-station with natural beauty all around it. Bordering Myanmar in the east and Assam in the south, Khonsa is also an important military area in the North-East. Khonsa’s beauty lies in most of the natural surroundings, however, one could also enjoy a visit to the Khonsa museum to have a glance at the traditional tribal artefacts.Reach Khonsa in the evening for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Khonsa –Wakka- Khonsa
In the morning, begin your road journey towards Wakka. Wakka is a Town in Wakka Tehsil in Tirap District of Arunachal Pradesh State, India. It is located 29 KM towards South from District head quarters Khonsa. On the way, witness the daily activity of the people of the Wancho tribe. Finally you reach Londing. Overnight stay.
Day 4: Khonsa – Pangchau-Khonsa
In the morning, start your road journey to Pangchau . On the way, you will cover Wancho tribal villages such as Boniya, Niausa, Niaunu and Mintong. Night halt at Khonsa.
Day 5: Khonsa – Changlang
Post breakfast, begin your road journey towards Changlang. Changlang district has wide range of latitudinal variation ranging from 200 metre to 4500 metre from sea level sprawling over lush evergreen forests overhauling beautiful hills and rivulets over the Patkai Mountain range in the Myanmar border of northeast corner of India. There are some places, which are situated in beautiful locations. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Changlang-Margherita/Digboi
Post Breakfast,begin your journey for Margherita/Digboi. At the North Eastern corner of the state of Assam, a census town called Margherita is situated. The town was named after the Italian queen consort Margherita. The chief engineer in the rail section, C. R. Paginini named the city so in the 19th century. Earlier it was known as Ma-kum. It is also called the coal queen due to its coal mines. The picturesque town has tea gardens and majestic hills surrounding it, and a pristine River Dehing flowing through it. There is also a well maintained but small golf course at the foothills, and a stream which flows through it. There is the first coal museum of India located in this city, which is called the Coal Heritage and Museum. The Museum preserves the history of coal mining of more than 100 years. The golf course can be seen on the day when the weather is good. The Coal Heritage and Museum is another place of interest for the tourists. Margherita is famous for production of plywood, and the second plywood factory of Assam was established here. You can have a look at the place. The collieries of the area are also quite well known.Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 7: Margherita/Digboi – Tinsukia
Post breakfast, you are going to get transferred to Tinsukia. On the way you will cover Digboi.Assam is a beautiful state in Northeast India that stretches along the Brahmaputra River and it has its own distinctive aromas, festivals, food, and places. One such destination in Assam popularly known as the ‘Oil City’ is Digboi. This place is one of the most important cities in Assam because of its crude oil production and Digboi Oil Refinery is also a popular tourist attraction. Digboi is also famous for other interesting features like handicrafts, textiles, war cemetery,Golf course and wildlife sanctuary.Overnightstay at Tinsukia.
Day 08:Dibru Saikhowa National Park
After breakfast,you will be taken to explore Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. Dibru Saikhowa National Park is one of those places which boast of a rich collection of flora and fauna, many of them endangered. It is one of the few remaining protected sites in the Endemic Bird Area of the Assamese Plains.Dibru Saikhowa National Park is a river island national park and one of the 19 biodiversity hotspots in the world. This National Park is situated 12 km north of Tinsukia in Assam. Of the seven parts of the park, one is a wetland and the rest is mainly covered with grasslands and dense forest. Animal life to be viewed in their natural habitat includes royal Bengal tiger, hoolock gibbons and leopards, it is also home to some restricted-range species, such as the White-winged Wood Duck, Bengal Florican, Lesser Adjutant Stork, spotted-billed Pelican, White-bellied Heron, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Swamp Partridge, Jerdon’s Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill and Striated Grassbird. Marsh Babbler, Swamp Prinia and Yellow Weaver. There are no roads and hence no jungle safari or elephant rides for roaming in the park, so you can explore the park only by boat service which can take you to various spots. Guijan Ghat and Saikhowa Ghat are the national park’s entry points.Return to Hotel for overnight stay at Tinsukia.
Day 09: Departure to Kolkata/Delhi
After breakfast, Set for transfer to to Dibrugarh Airport/Railway Station to board a flight/Train onward to Delhi or Kolkata