North East Mountains Tour (11 Nights/12 Days)
Updated: Feb 18
DAY 1: ARRIVE GUWAHATI
Meet and greet at Guwahati Airport / Railway Station and transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit Kamakhya Devi Temple. Stay overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: GUWAHATI – BHALUKPONG (245 KM / 5 HRS)
In the morning after breakfast drive to Bhalukpong, the sylvan paradise in Arunachal Pradesh. On arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening visit one of Asia’s largest gardens of orchids that houses over 450 rare orchids out of 1000 found in India. You can also visit the snow-fed Kameng River that flows alongside. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 3: BHALUKPONG – TAWANG (275 KM / 9 HRS)
After an early breakfast we will leave for one of the most popular tourist destinations, Tawang. We will be driving through the beautiful valley of Dirang to reach Sela Pass (13703 ft). En-route bubbling rivers and colorful tribals will greet you. On reaching spend some time around the paradise lake, which is the land of the Monpa tribes and a major center of the Mahayana Buddhism. Later, we will continue our drive to Tawang. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening you can visit the Craft Center and traditional Monpa Village. Overnight stay in the hotel.
DAY 4: TAWANG
Post breakfast full day excursion around Tawang. We will visit the famous Tawang Monastery, which was founded by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso. He was a contemporary of the fifth Dalai Lama and founded the Monestery during 17th century A.D. At present it accommodates over 500 monks and houses priceless Buddhist texts and scriptures.
Later, we will go on a short trek to Bramdungchung Ani Gompa, which is the abode of nuns and the oldest Ani Gompa in Tawang. The Gompa is situated in the lap of a far off mountain laced with natural scenery. Evening we will visit Urgelling Monastery, situated 5 km to the south of town. It was here in 1683 Tsangyang Gyatso, the sixth Dalai Lama was born. We will also visit the Monpa Village. Overnight at Tawang.
DAY 5: TAWANG – ZIMTHANG, 92 KM ONE WAY – TAWANG
Today we will start our day a little early for an excursion to Zemithang. We will visit the sky looming stupa which was constructed by Lama Prathar of Kharman village in 13th century AD. There are a number of devotees that visit it during Gorzam Kora festival. Overnight at Tawang.
DAY 6: TAWANG – BOMDILA ( 180 KM / 5 HRS)
Today after breakfast we will drive back to Bomdila. On the way we will stop to visit 1962 Indo-China War Memorial, which is dedicated to Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, of the 4th Battalion of Garhwal Rifles Infantry Regiment. He showed his heroism by fighting and holding the attack of China back for 72 hours all alone. Singh remained at his post at an altitude of about 10,000 feet before succumbing to an enemy bullet during that bloody winter war. The memorial is located 25 km before Tawang and is surrounded by scenic terrain just below the Sela Pass.
After visiting the war memorial, we will continue our drive to Bomdila. En-route enjoy the beauty of snow-clad peaks namely Kangto (7090 mt), Nyegi Kangsang (7050 mt), Gorichen (6488 mt).
Upon arrival at Bomdila, check into the hotel. Enjoy evening at leisure. Overnight at Bomdila.
DAY 7: BOMDILA – TIPI – TEZPUR ( 210 KM / 6 HRS)
Today after breakfast we will drive to Tezpur, en-route visit the Orchid Center at Tipi. Tipi houses over 7500 orchids. On display are some of the finest species like the Dainty Lady’s Slipper or the more formal sounding Dendrobium.
Continue drive to Tezpur. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Fresh-n-up and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tezpur.
The place is also known as ‘The City of Blood’. It is steeped in mythologies and legends. Situated on the north bank of Brahmaputra, this town of magnificent scenic beauty and exquisite archaeological ruins is the head quarter of Sonitpur District. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 8: TEZPUR – SHILLONG (240 KM / 6 HRS)
After breakfast we will leave for Shillong. This morning we will leave for the capital city of Meghalaya- Shillong, fondly known as the Scotland of the East. On the way to Shillong we will stop at the Umiam Lake, which is located just 15 km before to the capital city of Meghalaya. Further continue drive to Shillong. Evening have a leisurely walk in the Police Bazar. Overnight at Shillong.
DAY 9: SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE
Post breakfast leave for Cherrapunjee which is barely 65 kms from Shillong. It is the wettest destination in the world and on your drive to Cherrapunjee. Visit the famous Nohsngithiang Falls, Nohkalikai fall, Mawsmai Cave. Later evening return to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 10: CHERRAPUNJI TO DAWKI AND THE CLEANEST MAWLLYNNONG VILLAGE - SHILLONG
Early morning we will visit the cleanest village in India that is nearly 28 kms from CherrapunjI. Just close to the scenic village, there are interesting sights like the living roots bridge and a beautiful sight boulder balancing on another rock. In the afternoon we will return back to Shillong and en-route we will visit the Elephant falls and Shillong Peak for enjoying some breath taking views. Upon arrival at Shillong, we will transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 11: SHILLONG - GUWAHATI
After breakfast enjoy local sightseeing tour of Shillong, ‘Scotland of the East’. We will be visiting Cathedral Church, Lady Hydari Park, the Orchidarium, Elephant Falls 7 the Golf course. Thereafter, we will drive to Guwahati. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening enjoy sunset boat cruise on Brahmaputra. Overnight at Guwahati.
DAY 12: GUWAHATI - DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward destinations.