Sample Itinerary Details of your visit to Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh ~.
Day 1: Dibrugarh – Silapathar
Upon arrival at Dibrugarh Airport, you will drive to Silapathar for overnight stay in a standard hotel.
Day 2: Silapathar – Ziro
After breakfast, drive to Ziro, a splendid valley surrounded by farms and pine-conifer filled forests and home to the Apatani Tribe. The drive will be thus enter into scenic tribal hinterlands, through the tropical forested areas of central Arunachal Pradesh. Evening at leisure with campfire. Your stay in a homestay will provide you a glimpse of the lives in these distant lands.
Day 3: Ziro Valley
Spend the day exploring Apatani villages such as Hong, Hari and Dutta, and nearby Nishi village if time permits. In these villages where Apatani build houses adjoining each other, you will get a closer interaction with the locals, especially the tattooed elders who still live a very traditional life. Visit the unique Apatani farms. Interaction session with an Apatani shaman is possible. Visit to the local market can be informative about knowing more about Apatani culture, customs, eating habits, attires and ornaments. Evening will be at leisure. A cultural performance will be organized depicting Apatani culture for large groups. You may also taste their ethnic cuisine over dinner.
Day 4: Ziro – Daporijo
After breakfast, drive from Ziro to Daporijo, which is the headquarters of the Upper Subansiri District. En route you will get to visit villages of the Nyishi, Tagin and Apatani tribes as time allows. Interact in the villages. Evening at leisure. Your stay will be in a standard hotel.
Day 5: Daporijo
Go on a full day tour around Daporijo. Drive upstream the beautiful emerald Subansiri River and through the quaint villages which fill the landscape here. There is a cave and temple in the mountains. Visit the villages of the Tagin tribe and get to know about their simple tribal culture and traditional lifestyle. There are also a few sandy picnic spots located at locations along the riverbank; picnic lunch can be arranged there upon prior request.
Day 6: Daporijo – Aalo
After an early breakfast, leave for Aalo, home to the various Adi sub-tribes and situated near the Siyom River. En route you will visit villages of Tagins and Gallong Adis for cultural interactions. Gallong houses are peculiar as they are built on the stone without the use of nails. Afternoon if time permits, visit museum, craft center and an animist temple of the Donyi-Polo religion. Evening will be leisure. Your stay will be in hotel with budget amenities or in Kabu Village in a homestay.
Day 7: Aalo
Spend the day exploring verdant villages around Aalo of the Adi Gallong Tribe such as Kabu, Jirdan an Kayin. Visit homes and interact with the villagers to gain more insight about the inter-relation of animist cultures present in Arunachal Pradesh. In Kabu cross a cane hanging bridge which are famous for their native ingenuity. Evening will be at leisure at Darka Village, one of the largest Gallong settlement.
Day 8: Aalo – Pasighat
After an early breakfast, you will leave for Pasighat (6-7 hours) which is located again at the plains. The drive will be exceptionally scenic crossing through the valley of the mighty Siang River, known famously as the Brahmaputra. The Adi sub-tribes have since long lived and thrived in this mysterious valley, carving beautiful terraced farms at places. En route visit Adi Minyong villages such as Yaksi and Panging which is one of the largest Minyong villages with more than five hundred houses. The majority of women here are into traditional weaving. Evening will be at leisure.
Day 9: Pasighat – Dibrugarh
After a breakfast, leave for a drive to Dibrugarh, a pretty town located midst the large tea growing tracts of Upper Assam and beside the mighty Brahmaputra River. Evening will be at leisure or walk around the upbeat market area of the town.
Day 10: Dibrugarh
After breakfast, leave for Dibrugarh Airport as per your departure schedule. Tour ends. Bid Adieu!