12 Days |
An exciting tour covering some of the beautiful destinations of North-Eastern India, the Bicycle Trip to North East India Expedition can be a memorable experience. On the tour, you get to explore the beauty of the region, covering different mountain terrains, uphill and downhill slopes, waterfalls, and mighty rivers.
Your trip would start from Guwahati, Assam, and cover some of the most scenic towns and villages of the neighboring region. Over the trip, you will cover exiting terrains as well as some of the most popular landmarks of the region, including Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, and Jaswanth Garh.
At Tawang, you will be able to explore different facets of the Monpa Tribe – the residents of the region and learn more about their culture and heritage. Any trip cannot be complete without shopping. You can buy local handicrafts and religious items from the artisans living in the region. It would help to promote the local economy as well as gives you a chance to practice responsible tourism.
Bring out the explorer in you, and witness the stunning beauty of these exotic locations.
Welcome to Assam – the land of fragrant tea, one-horned rhinos, and beautiful archaeological sites. You will start your tour from Guwahati, the largest city of Assam, located on the banks of mighty Brahmaputra River.
On your arrival, you would be escorted to your hotel where our representative would brief you on the tour, and its major highlights. After the briefing session, you can either explore this beautiful city on your own or relax at the hotel.
The Day 2 marks beginning of the tour. On this day, you will travel from Guwahati to Bhalukpong by road. Bhalukpong is the entry point of Arunachal Pradesh, and one of the most stunning destinations on our tour. In the evening, a pre-expedition ride will be arranged especially for you, followed by a delicious dinner. Mark the end of the day, with a good night’s sleep. You will stay overnight at Bhalukpong.
After a healthy and hearty breakfast, you will commence the ride from Bhalukpong to Jamiri. You will ride along the Kameng River, well-known for its consistent rapids and deep gorges. Surrounded by the lush forests and snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan Range, you will have the night stay at Jamiri.
You will cover a spectacular route that offers an out of the ordinary experience. You will travel through several uphill and few downhill slopes on this leg of the journey. Along with it, you will explore some off beaten roads, soaking in the natural beauty of North-Eastern India. You will have overnight stay at Bomdila.
Expedition on this day consists of exploring the hilly terrains between Bomdila and Dirang. You will climb a short distance and then cover a downhill ride. After an exciting trip, you will stay at Dirang overnight at a charming hotel/resort.
Before starting one of the most exciting sections of your trip, you will head towards Senge from Dirang. Senge would be the last spot of accommodation, before reaching Jung (a distance of 66 km). The following day would be an adventurous ride over some of the toughest terrains on the tour itinerary, so you are advised to prepare yourself accordingly. You will have an overnight stay at a camp/guesthouse at Senge.
After early morning breakfast, you will start your tour through some of the toughest terrains of Arunachal Pradesh. You will start your journey from Senge, and ride through the Highest Motorable Pass, the Sela Pass, at the altitude of 13,700 ft. After covering the 16 km from Sela Pass, you will arrive at Jaswanth Garh. It is the memorial built in the honor of Veer Jaswant Singh who single-handedly held the Chinese army for 72 hours during the Indo-China war of 1962.
Overnight stay at Jung.
On this day, you will cover the distance of 40 km between Jung and Tawang. Apart from exploring the beauty of the picturesque landscape, you will pass the stunning Jung Falls, on the way. At the end of the day’s trip, you will be stationed at Tawang.
After breakfast head over to explore the scenic landscape of Tawang. The small town, well-known for its charming landscape, is the home to friendly Monpa Tribe. Famous 400-year-old Tawang Monastery (one of the largest monasteries in Asia), and a significant landmark of the region.
Besides this, Urgelling Gompa is an influential site among followers of Buddhism and reckoned as the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama - Tsangyang Tashi.
To appreciate and learn more about the traditional culture of the region, you can visit the Craft Centre of Tawang. The centre displays beautiful artifacts belonging to the Monpa Tribes. You can purchase traditional items like furniture, utensils, religious masks, incense sticks, and other items directly from the craftsmen. Your purchase can immensely help the local economy and promote responsible tourism.
On this day, you will retract back to Guwahati. On the return journey, you will stay at Sangti Valley close to Dirang. The region is a popular destination for bird watching. You will stay overnight at the village in a homestay/tent.
This day, you will drive to Guwahati via Bomdila. On your arrival, you will be taken to your hotel where you will stay overnight.
On the last leg of the journey, you will be dropped off at the airport/railway station for the onward journey.