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Arunachal Pradesh (East): Hike, Bike, Raft & Culture | MULTI ACTIVITY TOUR

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Birth of one of the greatest river valleys

This multi-activity tour of eastern Arunachal Pradesh takes us on bicycles, rafts and on foot across the watershed area of the Brahmaputra River valley. This region situated at the foothills of the Mishmi hills the eastern flank to the Himalayan chain, is the land of the Animist and Theravada Buddhist tribes.

Authentic interactions, local cuisine, history and lifestyle of the tribes etc are our focus here. The cycling phase takes us across territories of six different tribes where as the hiking phase takes us away from civilization into two different and unique wildlife sanctuaries. This multi-activity tour of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh also includes rafting on the Dibang and the Lohit rivers, the easternmost tributaries of the Brahmaputra.

AT A GLANCE
> Level: Moderate
> Total Days: 6 to 12
> Max. Cycling days: Upto 6 days
> Max. Hiking days: Upto 5
> Terrain: 50% Hilly 
> Rafting: upto 2 day
> Altitude variation: 50 to 1200 mts

> Best Time: October to March
> Airport in: Dibrugarh (Assam)
> Airport out: Dibrugarh (Assam)
HIGHLIGHTS
> Around the watershed of the Mighty Brahmaputra
> Cycle across territories 6 different tribes
> Hike through dense tropical forests at the eastern edge of India
> Raft the rapids of some the wildest himalayn rivers
> Indulge in a plethora of cuisine
> Explore the Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary
INCLUSIONS
> All accommodation
> All Meals
> Refreshment and water throughout
> SUV backup throughout
> Guide throughout
> Multi- geared cycles (Scott Aspect 660 / Trek 3700D) with helmets
> FA Kit
> Tools and spares
> Activities as mentioned
> All permits
ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS ON THIS TOUR
 > Accommodation: Family run Eco Lodges and 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

The terrain is an even mix of hills and plains. The hikes will include hilly terrain where as the cycling is mainly on even terrain.

Backup

Sturdy SUV’s and sturdier driver will accompany you on every trip. the condition of roads do not allow for larger vehicles, however do our best to provide you the best in comfort in relation to the routes that we ply on. These vehicles are along right from your airport pick up to your drop back to the airport.

Permits

Indian nationals require an Inner Line Permit (ILP) whereas foreign nationals require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP / PAP). These have a govt. charge attached to them. Rest assured we take care of the arrangements.

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 18 C, in the evenings, however the days are still favourable for cycling.

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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