Trip to Ziro – Pasighat – Tirap 2017-10-08T17:35:16+00:00

This short tour is a delightful experience covering the quaint valley of Ziro, the mighty Siang and the scenic landscape hidden in the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh. Ziro has been a World Heritage Site for quite a few years now owing to its natural beauty. Ziro is a beautiful valley filled with rice fields and beautiful little villages of the Apatani tribes who inhabit this area. The Ziro Valley is full of uneven hillocks, surrounded by paddy fields. The area is rich in biological diversity owing to the wide variety of flora and fauna. The Apatai tribe who live here worship nature and are very hospitable people.

Pasighat is situated on the banks of the river Siang. Pasighat is inhabited by mixed Adi tribes known for their colorful Ponung dance and war dance called Taapu and it is worth visiting villages around Pasighat. Also visit Museum, Emporium & local market.Pasighat is also ideal for adventure sports activities.

HELP ME PLAN MY TRIP

Planning a visit to Arunachal Pradesh is not a big deal as you can plan it all the year long. Like the rest of north eastern states, Arunachal Pradesh has a healthy and pleasant climate. The state is home to great monasteries, several shrines and pristine lakes which attract thousands of travelers from different parts of the world. Weather wise, the best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh is from October till April, basically the winter months. he maximum temperature reaches up to 35 degree Celsius in summers. Days are quite hot and tiring as compared to night hours. Though, summer is not really good season to travel to Arunachal Pradesh.

Seasons Months Temprature
Summers March to june 18 °C – 35 °C
Monsoon july to September 12°C – 30°C
Winters November to February 8°C – 20 °C

Things to keep in mind before traveling

  1. Every tourist visiting Arunachal Pradesh needs to obtain an Inner Line Permit and a Protected Area Permit which can be collected from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati or Tezpur airports.
  2. The weather in the north-east is pretty unpredictable, so be prepared to have delays due to the bad weather.
  3. Some roads are being converted into double lane so right now they aren’t in the best shape.
  4. Locals are friendly and helpful. Be patient as not everyone will know fluent Hindi or English.
  5. Most cell phone networks don’t work well, so inform your family or friends about your whereabouts whenever possible.
  6. Don’t forget to carry some ready to cook food packets or instant noodles if you’re strictly a vegetarian.
  7. Carry extra batteries, power banks and most importantly warm clothing.
  8. Keep at least a couple of extra days in hand in case of any problems like landslides and bad weather on your way.
Day 01: DELHI or KOLKOTA/ DIBRUGARH:
Morning transfer to domestic airport for flight to Dibrugarh, assistance on arrival followed by transfer to Hotel. Evening visit the Market.

Day 02: DIBRUGARH/ KHONSA(1278 mtrs/ 4193 ft.): (126 kms/ 4 hrs):
Morning after breakfast drive to Khonsa, the district headquarter of Tirap district, the home of Wancho and Nocte tribe.
Overnight Govt. Lodge.

Day 03: KHONSA/ LONGDING (1000 mtr/ 3281 ft.): (53 kms/ 3 hrs)
Morning drive to sub-divisional headquarter of Longding. This area is the land of Wancho tribe, further drive to Pangso the to Konsa village the last Indian village before Myannmar . Overnight Govt. lodge at Longding.

Day 04: LONGDING/ KHONSA: (57 kms/ 3 hrs):
Drive back to Khonsa, visit Kheti village of Nocte tribe where you can still find the human skulls collected in the past by the people of this village during headhunting days in Morung (dormitory). Overnight at Govt. Lodge.

Day 05: KHONSA/ LAJO (1474 mtr/ 4836 ft.)/ KHONSA (38 kms):
Drive to Laju village, the last village of Indo-Myanmar border. Here you can see the Nocte tribal villages, the older people has their face tattoed and many interestingMorungs(dormitory). Afternoon drive back to Khonsa, visit district museum. Overnight Govt. Lodge.

Day 06: KHONSA/ DIGBOI:Morning drive to Digboi, the birth place of Indian Oil, on arrival visit World War II cemetery well maintained by Common Wealth and Oil Museum. Overnight Digboi Tourist Lodge.

Day 07: DIGBOI/ DIBRUGARH/ DELHI OR KOLKOTA:
Morning drive to Dibrugarh airport to connect flight to Delhi or Kolkota.

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Day 08: TINSUKIA/ ROING:
Morning after breakfast drive to Roing. Roing is the district headquarter of Lower Dibang valley district. We will cross one of the biggest river in the world the mighty Brahmaputra on ferry (engine boat) continue drive to Roing, on the way visit some Adi Padam tribal villages. Overnight Circuit house.

Day 09: ROING/ PASIGHAT:
Morning drive to Pasighat enroute visit the village of Aoahali of Idu-Mishmi tribe and Mebo village of Adi-Padam tribe cross Siang river which flow from Mansorover in western Himalaya flow into Tibet as the Tsangpo river traveling for over 1700 kms enters into India and becomes the Siang River. Overnight Hotel Anne.

Day 10: PASIGHAT-ALONG (300m): (101 kms/ 05 hours)
Along is the headquarter of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 300m are the inhabitants of Adi (Gallong) tribes. Adi has different sub tribe, which differ from each other’s like Adi (Gallong, Minyong, Pasi, Padam, Bori, and Bokar). Interesting visit enroute would be the hanging bridge on the Siang river locally made of cane and bamboo around 70 meters long connecting to the others hill tribes. Overnight Hotel.

Day 11 ALONG – DAPORIJO (600m) (168 kms/ 8 hrs)
Daporijo is the headquarter of the Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 600m is an inhabitant of Tagin tribe, theirs faces which resembles to Chinese. Interesting town to walk around and explore.

Day 12DAPORIJO-ZIRO (1560m) (160 kms/ 07 hrs
Enroute you can have visit of Hillmiri tribal villages at Raga (Nishi, Hillmiri and Tagin tribe are more or less similar in their culture customs, tradition, and also slight similarity in their dialogue). Evening visit the local market. Overnight  Resort.

Day 13: ZIRO 
Ziro is the district headquarter of Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh and is a plateau surrounded by Apatani tribe, Hong village are to be counted as second biggest and most organised tribal villages in Asia. The uniqueness of Apatani tribe is tooting in women face and its nose plug, which you will find different from the other tribe. Fish cum paddy culture is another interesting if you visit in the month of August -October. You can visit Tarin Fish farm, museum, emporium and local market. Overnight Resort.

Day 14: ZIRO – ITANAGAR (550m) (167 kms/ 05 hrs)
The capital city of Arunachal is a modern settlement built in the vicinity of the ruin of the 14th century fort old capital. The archaeological remains of this medieval capital comprises of two brick wall ramparts. Itanagar has extremely interesting museum known as Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, time spent here can really acquaint you with the culture and tradition of this region. All prototype of the bamboo and cane architecture of dwelling of different tribes and apparel, design and functional tools and others handicrafts are display here. There is also a Buddhist temple nearby for those interested for some quiet moments. Overnight Abor Mansion.

Day 15: ITANAGAR – KAZIRANGA (260 kms/ 07 hrs) 
Morning drive to Kaziranga National Park, upon arrival overnight stay in the Resort in the park.

Day 16: KAZIRANGA Early morning go for elephant safari in the national park to have a closer look of the great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Kaziranga National Park, with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass, makes it the ideal habitat for the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Declared a National Park in 1974, the swamplands and flood plains also harbour a wide variety of birds and reptiles. In 1999, the World Wildlife Fund-Tiger Conservation Programme (WWF-TCP) chose the Park for the millennium award for the second time in succession, for being one of the best-managed parks in the country come back for breakfast and later go for Jeep Safari, evening Assamese cultural show organized by the Resort. Overnight Resort

Day: 17: KAZIRANGA – GAUHATI(260 kms/ 06 hrs):
Visit the famous Khamakya Devi Temple, a Hindu temple,and one of the holiest site for the Hindus to visit. It is believed that no wishes goes unfulfilled if made at the Temple and also the headquarter of Hindu Tantrikism, visit State Museum.
Overnight at the hotel in Gauhati.

Day 18: GUWAHATI/ DELHI or KOLKOTA
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for onward journey.

End of Tour