TREKS AND WALKS IN NORTHEAST INDIA
Our trekking and walking tours of northeast India are set amidst the magnificent eastern Himalayas and its surrounding hill ranges. In the centre being the sprawled out Brahmaputra valley of Assam , in the north bordering Tibet, lies the giant east Himalayan landmass, in the east the densely forested Patkai bum and Naga Patkai ranges bordering Myanmar take over, running south all the way to Chaifil Tlang and Uiphum Tlang ranges in Mizoram at the juncture between Myanmar, Bangladesh and India. In the south the Jaintia, Khasi and Garo Hills of Meghalaya bordering the rich plains of Bangladesh completes the formation. This region is incidentally the closest that the Himalayan mountain range gets to the coast. This geographical factor added to the fact that this region also receives some of the highest rainfall in the planet has resulted in the one of the greatest diversity in flora and fauna and hence also a diverse mix of people. In all, these 8 contagious states do have much to offer when it comes down to a good walking holiday.
Below, are tours which are all unique and have their own stories to tell.
Meghalaya,’ Abode of the clouds’ is a hilly state jutting out between the vast plains of the Brahmaputra valley on the north and the plains of Bangladesh on the south. Due to its unique geographical location this region has recorded some of the heaviest rainfall on earth. The state is divided into the Garo, Khasi and Jaintia hill districts, for the namesake tribes. This tour will be based around the Khasi hills overlooking the Bangladesh plains.
Arunachal Pradesh, ‘the dawn lit Mountains’ is the easternmost state of India. This tour is based in Eastern Arunachal Pradesh close to the Myanmar and Chinese frontiers. This tour includes a series of walks across the eastern most river valleys that feed the Mighty Brahmaputra River. Walking through wildlife sanctuaries, camping next to pristine lakes, visiting villages, experiencing the local cuisine and authentic interactions to be had in this tour.
This particular trek is situated in Western Arunachal Pradesh, in the states Buddhist belt. This region is inhabited by the Monpa and Sherdukpen people and to an extent also the Brokpa. This route takes you along the Bhutanese border via a region known for its high altitude lakes. The trek starts form the township of Dirang and ends in the Sela Pass, the gateway to the Tawang region.The tour includes some of the important aspects of this region such as the River Dolphins of the Brahmaputra, the Tawang Monastry, Bum la pass and the orchidarium at Tipi. During the trek you will pass through remote settlements of the Brokpa (the yak and sheep herders) and the Monpa tribes. Getting to interact and look first hand into their way of life.