Brahmaputra valley of Assam, is the geographical heart of northeastern India. This region lying perched between Himalayan and Indo-Burmese biodiversity hotspots hosts a string of wildlife parks, home to several threatened mammal species, including the tiger, Asian elephant, greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer , gaur , clouded leopard , hispid hare, pygmy hog, capped leaf monkey , Asiatic black bear, sloth bear and the Gangetic river dolphins among others . This wildlife tour of the Brahmaputra valley takes you to some of the better known wildlife sanctuaries along the Mighty Brahmaputra, indulging in Elephant back, Jeep, Walking and Boat safaris.
. Level: Tough . Total Days: 9 to 15 . Max. Cycling distance: < 650 Km . Avg. Cycling Distance: 60 Km . Terrain: 85% Hilly / Mountanious . Altitude variation: 50 to 4200 mts . Best Time: October to March . Accommodation: Hotels, Cottages & Camps . Airport in: Guwahati (Assam) . Airport out: Guwahati (Assam)
. Some of the highest motorable roads in the Eastern Himalayas . Region of the Buddhist tribes of Arunachal Pradesh . Little used back roads deep in the eastern Himalayas . Tea Plantations, River Valleys, Remote Villages . Wildlife at Kaziranga National Park . Camps, homestays and Lodges
. All accommodation . All Meals . Refreshment and water throughout . SUV backup throughout . Guide (NOLS First aid qualified) . Multi- geared cycles (Scott Aspect 660 / Trek 3700D) with helmets . FA Kit . Tools and spares . Activities as mentioned
Scott 660 Aspect MTB 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
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.
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.
Not to generalize, but accommodation options can be quite limited. However over the years we have taken pains to find quaint places which offer you the relative luxuries of a clean and hospitable premises. Also as much as possible we would prefer local family run establishments as opposed to mega chains run by people who already have a lot.
No special permits required
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.
As far as possible we would prefer local fare when it comes to meals, however we understand the need for comfort food when multiple days of intense exertion is required. Nutritious and palatable foot is always freshly cooked with fresh local ingredients. We provide potable packaged water which we carry in large 20lt cans so as keep plastic to the minimum. Reusable water bottles are provided at the onset of each journey.