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Arunachal Pradesh (East): Watershed of the Brahmaputra | CYCLE TOUR

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Birth of the Brahmaputra Valley

This cycle tour of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh (the eastern most state of India) and Upper Assam takes you to the watershed of the mighty Brahmaputra River. This is where the three easternmost tributaries come together to form one of the mightiest river valleys of the world.

Exciting experiences right from crossing one of the largest rivers of India in Assam to cycling through the riverine areas of the Siang, Dibang and the Lohit Rivers of eastern Arunachal Pradesh, all the while overshadowed by the mighty Himalayan chain . Covering territories of over 10 different tribes with religious beliefs ranging from Hinduism,Theravada Buddhism to Old school Animism. This bicycle tour offers bounties of wide vistas, riding across little known villages, meeting myriads of ethnic groups and visiting some of the better wildlife sanctuaries of the subcontinent. All the while living in some quaint family run guest houses, homestays and camping in beautiful secluded locations .

ROUTE TOPOLOGY

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AT A GLANCE
> Level: Moderate
> Total Days: 6 – 12
> Max. Cycling distance: Upto 450 Km
> Avg. Cycling Distance: 60 Km
> Terrain: 90 % plain
> Altitude variation: 50 to 800 mts

> Best Time: October to March
> Airport In: Dibrugarh (Assam)
> Airport Out: Dibrugarh (Assam)
HIGHLIGHTS
> Watershed of the Mighty Brahmaputra river
> Explore around the Siang, Dibang and Lohit Rivers
> Meet the Animist and Theravada Buddhist tribes of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh
> Visit three unique wildlife sanctuaries
> Indulge in varied local cuisines
> Tea Plantations, River Valleys, Remote Villages
INCLUSIONS
> All accommodation
> All Meals
> Refreshment and water throughout
> SUV backup throughout
> Guide on cycle
> Multi- geared cycles (Scott Aspect 660 / Trek 3700D) with helmets
> FA Kit
> Tools and spares
> Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
> All permits
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS ON THIS TOUR
 > Accommodation: Tea bungalows, Eco Cottages & Camping
 > Meals: As much as possibly we try cover all the local cuisines
 > Refreshments & Water: High energy snacks and Water during activities 

* Our Itineraries are quite unique hence we prefer not to put it up on the site. Please write in to us for the detailed itinerary and cost.

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Bikes

Scott 660 Aspect MTB / Trek 3700 - Fork 80mm travel, Front Derailleur Shimano FD-TX50 / 34.9mm, Rear Derailleur Shimano Tourney RD-TX35 21 Speed (Upgraded), Shifters Shimano ST-EF 41 L / 7R EZ-ire plus (Upgraded), Brakeset Tektro SCM-02 mech. Disc 160F/160Rmm Rotor, Front Tyre 6 26×2.1 / 30TPI, Rear Tyre 6 26×2.1 / 30TPI, Weight 13.6 kg / 29.98 lbs

Terrain & Road conditiions

The terrain is generally fairly flat. Except for a few odd days the roads are generally excellent. This is probably one of the easiest routes to cycle in the Northeastern region, with beautiful views, interesting tribes and excellent road conditions.

Backup

Sturdy SUV’s or Mini-coaches and sturdier drivers will accompany you on every trip. These vehicles are along right from your airport pick up to your drop back to the airport.

Permits

Entry into Arunachal Pradesh requires Indian nationals to aquire a Inner Line Permit (ILP) whereas foreign nationals require Restricted Area Permits (RAP), both of which have a certain fees applicable.

Weather Pattern

Post monsoon months of September- October and pre monsoon months of March-April are very pleasant with blue skies and a fair days. Peak winters are from November to February with the mercury coming down below 15 C in the nights, where as the days are quite pleasant.

Safety

We have a very experienced team which is also local. This reflects in the overall safety of our tours. Rest assured your guides know where extra attention is required and when. All our routes are well known to us, we know where the nearest medical facilities are, we know whom to contact if in case of an emergency, we know all the alternate routes in case of road blockages. We have CASEVAC protocols in place to streamline the process in case of emergencies. You can rest easy knowing that in the outdoors in general and this region in particular you are in safe hands with us.

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