Duration: 27 Days - 26 Nights
Places Covered: Guwahati - Shillong - Kaziranga - Kohima - Kipfiizha - Dziikuo Valley - Kohima - Khonoma - Jorhat - Dirang - Sela - Chabrilla - Nurarang - Tawang - Bhalukpung - Guwahati
Day 01: Arrival at Guwahati
You arrive in Guwahati by flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representatives would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check in and overnight stay
Day 02: After breakfast visit Kamakhya Temple, a Major Hindu
During the festival of Ambubashi more than a million devotees throng this holy place. Return to hotel after paying homage to the mother godess Kamakhya and drive on to Cherrapunjee (170 Kms) the wettest region in the world receiving highest rainfall. Visiting en-route Borapani Umiam Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills Overnight stay in Cherrapunjee.
Day 03: Explore Krem Mawmluh Cave.
This cave is located half a km west of Cherrapunjee adjacent to the small hamlet of Mawmluh. The cave has five river passage with impressive proportions. The cave has a length of over seven Kms. Also visit the Waterfalls of Cherrapunjee (fourth tallest waterfall-Nohkalikai is at Cherrapunji & Living root Bridges. Overnight stay in Cherrapunjee.
Day 04: After an early morning breakfast walk to the Double Decker
Livng Root Bridge
An engineering marvel of Indegenous Khasi Tribesmen. Who weaved the routes of the ereca tree to make bridges across streams. Return to Chera Tourist Resort after a picnic lunch at the bridge. Evening at leisure to experience the breathtaking views of the Khasi hills and the plains of Bangladesh. Overnight at Cherapunjee.
Day 05: After breakfast drive to Shillong, the 'Scotland of the East".
En-route encounter Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Overnight at Shillong.
Day 06: Morning sightseeing at Shillong, admire the beauty of
Shillong also called Scotland of the East
It is erstwhile capital of undivided Assam; present North-East and home to the Khasi Highland tribes. Overnight at Shillong.
Day 07: Shillong-Kaziranga (280 kms 5 hrs drive)
Early morning drive onto famous Kaziranga National park. Afternoon explore Kaziranga National Park on Jeep Ride. Overnight at Kaziranga National Park.
Day 08: Kaziranga: Elephant Safari, Rhino.
Early morning explore central area of Kaziranga National park on an elephant safari. Ride an Elephant through the park chasing a unicorn rhino along with a wide range of rare species. After lunch again take jeep safari to the central area of the park. Rest of the day at leisure to explore nature. Overnight at tourist Lodge.
Day 09: Kaziranga-Kohima
Drive to Kohima after breakfast (225 kms 4hrs drive). On arrival lunch at Kohima and proceed to Touphema Village Resort (41 kms from Kohima) run by Angami Naga village community. Overnight at Touphema Tourist village.
Day 10: Touphema-Kohima-Hornbill Festival
After breakfast check out of the village resort & drive to Kohima to attend the inauguration of Hornbill Festival (December 1st to 5th). It is a festival where Naga tribes come together and celebrate. All Naga warriors use the hornbill feather as a headgear, which is how this occasion was being named hornbill festival. This five days festival has Cultural Events, Traditional Dances & Folk Songs, display of Handloom & Handicrafts, Ethnic Naga food Stalls, Exhibition of flowers, Arts & Crafts etc. It also highlights traditional and modern fashion show & beauty contests and promotes upcoming young artiste. Post lunch visit the WW II Cemetery, nestled in the heart of Kohima town, where one of the fiercest battles was fought. On a huge stone in in-laid bronze the following famous words remained one of the undoubting courage displayed by the war heroes in order to preserve the freedom of the future generation.
Also visit The State Museum, located at Bayani hill kohima, it gives you a peep into the various aspects of Naga Culture. It displays dioramas of the lifestyle of the Naga tribes. Artifacts, handlooms, & Handicrafts, Tools & Implements, Gems & Jewelry, Coins & Ancient weaponry will give you an idea of the rich Culture and Heritage of the native people. Proceed to Kepfiizha (Kigwema village) and check into Dimori Cove Guest.
Overnight stay at Dimori Cove.
Day 11: Kipfiizha-Dziikuo valley
Morning drive to Dziikou valley via Jakhama village. The drive will end at a point from where one has to trek up to the Dzukou valley, which takes 4hrs. Dzukou valley is at a height of 2438 mts is on the southwest side of Japfu ranges. It is at a distance of 25 kms from Kohima and can be approached from different routes via Jakhoma, Viswema on NH 39. This valley is a place of Solace and Tranquility and provides the right atmosphere for all Eco Adventures, Nature lovers, Trekkers. Bamboo brush, a tough dwarf bamboo predominates the vegetation and it gives an appearance of a fully mown lawn from afar. The serpentine streams & rivulets flows leisurely through the valley freeze during winter. Rhododendrons adorn the hills, rocks during spring. Summer brings its own variety of flowers to the valley, during this season, the valley looks a veritable "Garden of Eden". For all lovers of adventure and trekking, Dziikou beckons with the refrain, which seems to say.
"All you seekers of Adventure, And lovers of tough treks, Come and
be my guest- And drink deep of my beauty."
Overnight in the rest house/rock caves or tents.
Day 12: Dziikou Valley Kipfiizha
Morning Explore Dzikou valley. The call of Dziikou is irresistible for trekkers. This is the best trekking spot in the NE Region. Post Lunch return to Dimori Cove and proceed to Hornbill Festival. Overnight stay at Dimori Cove.
Day 13: Kohima-Khonoma
Morning check out of Dimori Cove & drive to Khonoma (20 kms)Angami Tribal village and the home village of father of Naga Nationalist movement Angami Phizo. This village located on top of a hillock has a pastoral beauty of its own. This was where the Last part of the Anglo Naga War was fought. Return to Kohima for overnight stay.
Day 14: Kohima- Jorhat: Tea Capital of the world, the Thengal
Mansion, Assamese village.
Early in the morning, we will drive to Jorhat (200 Kms 4 hrs), the tea-capital of Assam. On arrival at Jorhat, you will be accommodated in the Thengal Mansion, a historic ancestral house of a Tea Planter amidst an Asssamese village, 15 kms from Jorhat. The 72-year old Thangal Mansion is to answer the queries on Assamese culture and tradition. After lunch and rest, take a walk in a nearby village to see the simplicity of their lives.
Day 15: Jorhat-Dirang
Early morning departure with packed breakfast. Drive through the picturesque tea gardens of Tezpur to reach Bhalukpung (130km), on the foothills of Eastern Himalayas. After entry formalities and lunch we enter Arunachal, bounty of unending natural beauty. Driving for 20 minutes through curly roads overlooking the dancing 'Bhoroli' river you arrive at Tipi, where lies the Orchidarium, a glass house having 7500 orchids. We drive on to Dirang(130km). On reaching Dirang check in the hotel.
Day 16: Dirang-Sela Pass
Buddhist Monasteries, Tribal village, Sela pass. Early morning, we will visit the upper and the lower 'Gompa' (Buddhist Monastery) at Bomdilla. After a leisurely breakfast we depart for Sela Pass (13703 ft). You drive onto centuries old Dirang Basti a 'Dirang Monpa' tribal village, still retaining its old stone made houses and its colourful inhabitants with warmth in their hearts. Dirang town overlooking the fast flowing Dirang river. Camp at Sela pass (13703ft).
Day 17: Sela-Chabrilla (13000 ft) 5 hrs trek
After breakfast we start trekking with packed lunch. Arrive at Chabrilla camp. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 18: Chabrilla-Nurarang-Tawang (12000 ft) 4 hrs trek
After breakfast we start trekking for Nurarang with packed lunch. Arrive at Nurarang High altitude Trout Fish Farm. From Nurarang Drive to Tawang; the blessed land of Monpas. Overnight at Tawang.
Day 19: Tawang
After breakfast, visit 350 years old Buddhist monastery, locally known as Gompa, which seems to be suspended from heaven in an equally ethereal space. Also visit the nunneries locally called Ani Gompa and Urgelling Monastery, 460 years old Monastery established by lama Urghen Sangpo Bhumthang, which is also the birthplace of His holiness 6th Dalai Lama. In the evening enjoy ethnic Monpa tribal dances and dances by Lamas. Overnight at Tawang.
Day 20: Tawang-Dirang
Waterfalls, Sela peak, Scenic beauty. Early morning drive to Jang to encounter the waterfalls, one of the breathtaking sights. Move onto Dirang (150km), another heart pulling place with scenic beauty, en-route stopping at Sela Top (14000 ft). Overnight stay at Dirang.
Day 21: Camping: Trek in the Sangti Valley
Overnight camping in the hills.
Day 22: Trek to the valey to have look at the Rare Black Necked
Cranes Wintering at Sangti.
Return to Dirang Resort for some much needed refreshment. Overnight at Dirang.
Day 23: Dirang-Bhalukpung (130kms)
Early morning drive onto Bhalukpung with packed breakfast. After lunch we raft down Jia Bhoreli river to Nameri national Park. Overnight at Nameri National Park.
Day 24: Bhalukpung-Guwahati (275 kms 5 hrs drive)
Early morning walk inside the National Park on the Tigers Trail. Return for Breakfast. After breakfast another session of rafting on Jia Bhoreli and Elephant ride to National park. Return to Guwahati after picnic lunch. Overnight at Guwahati.
Day 25: Guwahati
Explore this gateway city to North-East India and the riverfront of mighty Brahmaputra River. In the evening set out on a River cruise to watch the sun go down the river and see yourself why the river is locally called 'Luit'- colour of blood.
Day 26: Guwahati
Local Sightseeing in and around Guwahati. Guwahati
Day 27: Depart
Tour concludes. Hi-Life Tours thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to Airport for your onward travel.