Glimpses of Tribal Tour North-East

In this tour of central Arunachal Pradesh, you will visit the areas of Mon in NAGALAND for Konyak Tribe Ziro, Daporijo, Along ,Pasighat & Nameri National Park in Assam. Mon is the home of the Konyak Nagas and it is interesting to see tattooed faces wearing feathers. Konyaks are adept artisans and skilled craftsmen. Here you can find excellent wood carvings, daos (machetes), guns, gunpowder, head brushes, headgear, necklaces, etc. made by these artisans and craftsmen. The most colourful festival of the Konyaks, "Aoling Monyu", which is observed during the first week of April every year, is a spectacle worth watching. Konyaks are the largest tribe among nagas, and speak the local language, Nagamese. They have embraced Christianity and now, Christianity has become the cohesive bond between the Nagas, who, earlier were at constant fight with each other, one who had the maximum skulls of his enemies being considered the mightiest and most powerful. Konyaks still decorate their houses with skulls, hornbill beaks, elephant tusks, horns and wooden statues. In Ziro you will get a chance to meet the people of the Apatani Tribe who have one of most fascinating of cultures. Some of the women wear intriguing huge nasal plugs and have tattoos on the faces and bodies. The Ziro valley is famous for rice cum fish cultivation, where the Apatanis have managed to grow rice and at the same time harvest fish in the farms – an example of sustainable living at its best. In the Daporijo area, you will meet the fierce Tagin Tribe who are equally fascinating. It is in these remote lands that the turquoise River Subansiri makes its way from China to flow into the mighty Brahmaputra River. The river is a great place to fish some fighter freshwater fishes such as the elusive Golden Mahseer. The river also offers a beautiful rafting experience through some spectacular scenery. After spending time interacting and observing the lifestyles and villages of the Tagin Tribe, the journey will continue east into Along area, which are the territory of the once warrior Adi Tribe. The Adis live in beautiful bamboo houses and practice terraced rice farming. A walk through these high Himalayan and remote fields is a memorable and peaceful experience. They form great frames for landscape photography. From the Adi heartland, the road will join the mightiest of all northeastern rivers, the Siang, which after traveling thousands of miles through Tibet eventually becomes the mighty Brahmaputra River when it touches the plains. The Siang on its downhill course in the Pasighat area forms some formidable landscape of gorgeous mountains of farmlands, tribal villages and rainforests. The Siang is great for angling and is considered one of the toughest challenges when it comes to white water rafting and kayaking. You will also come across the Mishmi Tribe in the Siang Valley who are one of the oldest of Arunachal’s tribes. In the last will proceed to Nameri National Park , it is located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, about 40 kilometres from Tezpur and the third national park in Assam. The Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. Together they constitute an area of over 1000 km 2 of semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland along rivers. Nameri is a birder's paradise with over 300 species of birds.

Kolkata

Kolkata

Kolkata

Brahmaputra

Nameri N.P.

Tag 1Arrival Kolkata

On your arrival at international airport in Kolkata and after clearing customs & immigration, our representative will greet you and transfer to the hotel. Kolkata (spelled Calcutta before 1 January 2001) is the capital city of the Indian state of West Bengal. It is the second largest city in India after Mumbai. It is on the east bank of the River Hooghly. When it is called Calcutta, it includes the suburbs. This makes it the third largest city of India. This also makes it the world's 8th largest metropolitan area as defined by the United Nations. Kolkata served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911. Kolkata was once the center of industry and education. However, it has witnessed political violence and economic problems since 1954. Since 2000, Kolkata has grown due to economic growth. Stay overnight at hotel. (Ü)

Tag 2 Kolkata

After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Kolkata. Visit Victoria Memorial, Dalhousie House ( Heritage zone of Kolkata), Mother Teresa Children’s home , College street, Book market including the visit to heritage coffee house. The Victoria Memorial (Victoria Memorial Hall) is a large marble building in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) and is now a museum and tourist destination under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The Memorial lies on the Maiden (grounds) by the bank of the Hooghly river. Heritage walk of Dalhousie Square: Dalhousie Square or BBD Bagh (in the name of three valiant leaders Benoy, Badal and Dinesh) in Kolkata is the former seat of British administration and commerce. The capital of the largest British Empire in the Indian subcontinent. Reflected in the grandiose old buildings, expressed in its Georgian, Victorian, and late Gothic architecture styles. The rich architectural experience and its evolution still stand today. During the walking tour of this heritage square we can visit some important buildings like Writers Buildings, St. John’s Church, Town Hall, Metcalfe Hall, Currency Building, General Post Office & High Court. Later we can proceed to Mother Teresa Childers home where we can host lunch for these children’s & distribute sweets by the group members & spend some little time with them and enjoy the moments. (Also note Mother Teresa missionaries will remain closed on Thursday). After that proceed for lunch at local restaurant, later visit College Street & Coffee house. College Street is an eminent center of Kolkata’s literary crowd. It is second home to the intellectuals, scholars, academicians, students and book lovers of Kolkata city. Also colloquially known as ‘Boi Para’ (book-mart), it houses Kolkata’s most prestigious and renowned academic institutions like University Of Calcutta, Calcutta Medical College, Presidency College, Sanskrit College, Hare School and Hindu School. The place has a unique charm of its own. Dotted with makeshift book stalls constructed with bamboo, wood, canvas and sheets of tin on both sides of the road, College Street is a paradise for book lovers. It’s a one of its kind book market place in the world which draws locals and tourists alike from every corner of the globe. It is a regular place of visit for book trotters. One can get all kinds of book here. The universal availability of books and the large network of shop owners make your book buying experience truly memorable. It is the largest second-hand book market in the world and largest book market in India. The famed Coffee House is located at College Street. It has been the rendezvous place of many illustrious and notable personalities like Rabindranath Tagore, Subhas Chandra Bose, Satyajit Ray, Manna Dey, Amartya Sen, Mrinal Sen, Shashi Kapoor and Aparna Sen etc. Many talented geniuses have penned down pieces of lyrics, poems, story scripts or exchanged brimming ideas related to the world of art and culture in this cafeteria. The Coffee House is a part of the Indian Coffee House restaurant chain in India, run by a series of worker co-operative societies. Presently, the place is regularly thronged by students from nearby premiere institutions, literary intellectuals and enthusiastic tourists. Later return back to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kolkata.(B,L,D)

Tag 3KOLKATA –DIBRUGARH-MON

After breakfast transfer to airport & board flight to Dibrugarh. Meet upon arrival & straight drive to Mon (150 Kms/05 Hours). On arrival check in at lodge. Mon is the home of the Konyak Nagas and it is interesting to see tattooed faces wearing feathers. Konyaks are adept artisans and skilled craftsmen. Here you can find excellent wood carvings, daos (machetes), guns, gunpowder, head brushes, headgear, necklaces, etc. made by these artisans and craftsmen. The most colourful festival of the Konyaks, "Aoling Monyu", which is observed during the first week of April every year, is a spectacle worth watching. Konyaks are the largest tribe among Nagas, and speak the local language, Nagamese. They have embraced Christianity and now, Christianity has become the cohesive bond between the Nagas, who, earlier were at constant fight with each other, one who had the maximum skulls of his enemies being considered the mightiest and most powerful. Konyaks still decorate their houses with skulls, hornbill beaks, elephant tusks, horns and wooden statues. Stay overnight at Mon.(B,L,D)

Tag 4MON-LONGWA-MON

Drive to Longwa in the India-Myanmar border. Experience the rural atmosphere where you will see long palm roofed Konyak houses, old village folk with tattoos on their faces and bodies. Stay overnight at Mon. (B,L,D)

Tag 5MON

Another day in and around Mon visiting Konyak tribal villages. Stay overnight at Mon. (B,L,D)

Tag 6MON-DIBRUGARH

After breakfast drive back to Dibrugarh, on arrival check in at hotel & rest of day free at leisure. Stay overnight at Dibrugarh. (B,L,D)

Tag 7FERRY ACROSS RIVER BRAHMAPUTRA – PASIGHAT

Drive to the river front. The great River Brahmaputra is miles wide here. Board a ferry and sail upstream for appx 8 hours to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. Brief entry formalities at the border and drive short distance to your hotel. Stay overnight at Pasighat. (B,L,D)

Tag 8PASIGHAT – ALONG

Drive to a Adi Minyong tribal village and continue on to Aalo (formerly Along) (140 Kms/05 Hours). Part of the drive is along the Siang River with great scenic views. Marvel at one of the longest cane and bamboo hanging bridges across the river. Afternoon visit an Adi Gallong tribal village. Stay overnight at Along. (B,L,D)

Tag 9AALO

Full day at Aalo including a walk from one Adi tribal village to another going through a hanging bridge. Evening enjoy a local meal at a village while some of the villagers welcome you with a traditional dance. Return to your hotel. Stay overnight at Along. (B,L,D)

Tag 10ALONG – DAPORIJO

Drive to Daporijo(160 Kms/06 Hours). On the way stop at Tagin and Hill Miri tribal villages. Check into hotel. Stay overnight at Daporijo. (B,L,D)

Tag 11DAPORIJO – ZIRO

Drive to Ziro(160 Kms/06 Hours). At 5000 ft this is the highest place on this tour. Afternoon visit Apatani tribal villages, local market. Overnight at hotel. (B,L,D) Stay overnight at Ziro. (B,L,D)

Tage 12 und 13ZIRO

More villages of Apatani and Nishi tribes, museum, handicrafts center. Stay overnight at Ziro. (B,L,D)

Tag 14ZIRO – NAMERI NATIONAL PARK

Transfer to Nameri National Park(320 Kms/7.5 Hours). On arrival check into a tented camp complex called Eco Camp. These are fixed tents with a thatch roof canopy. There are a few huts too built on stilts and all the tents and the huts have en suite bath and WC. Alternatively, accommodation can be arranged at cottages nearby. Dinner and overnight. Stay overnight at Nameri. (B,L,D)

Tag 15NAMERI

Early morning we walk to the river front and take the canoes to cross over to the core area. Start trekking with naturalists and forest guards. There is silence all around except the sound of your own footfalls and, of course, the chirping of the birds. There are a few basic watch towers inside from where you may see few big mammals. Breakfast will be served inside the park carried by your guides. Return to Eco Camp/ cottages for lunch. In the afternoon we throw rubber dinghies on the roof rack of our vehicles and drive off about 25 km upstream of the river. As the boatmen inflate the rafts we put on our life vests and are ready to float! There are mild rapids on the river which you begin to enjoy after a while. We float down for about 2 hours looking for bird life along the way. Disembark and walk/ drive back 2 km to camp/ lodge. Stay overnight at Nameri. (B,L,D)

Tag 16NAMERI – GUWAHATI-KOLKATTA.

After breakfast drive to Guwahati airport(250 Kms/05 Hours). On arrival board flight to Kolkatta. On arrival transfer to hotel for wash & change only. Later transfer to airport & board flight to onward destination. (B,L,D) This is the end of your booked tour.

Unsere Leistungen

  • Übernachtungen wie angegeben in 3 Sterne - Unterkünften (Ü) Verpflegung wie angegeben (FS -Frühstück, L-Lunch, AE-Abendessen)
  • Flüge (Economy class inkl. 15kg Freigepäck) und Flughafengebühren
  • Örtliche indische englischsprachige Reiseleitung
  • In den Parks sind Fahrer und Natur- Guide inklusive
  • Unterbringung in 2 – Bett – Zimmern
  • Einzelzimmer – Unterbringung gegen Aufpreis (auf Nachfrage)
  • Spezial Permit, wo nötig
  • Sämtliche Transfers in geeigneten Fahrzeugen
  • Eintrittsgelder in die angegebenen Objekte

Nicht im Preis enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (Preise ab Europa ab circa 600 €, Stand 01/2017)
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  • Kamera und Video - Gebühren
  • Trinkgelder, die in Indien üblich sind
  • Reiserücktrittsversicherung
  • Dinge des persönlichen Bedarfs
  • Alle Sonderkosten, die hervorgerufen werden durch unvorhersehbare Ereignisse (Naturkatastrophen, Politik, Arbeitskämpfe etc.)
ab 3500€ pro Person

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