Cycling - East India
This cycling tour explores Arunachal Pradesh in North East India, a land serene with its picturesque mountains and valleys, inhabited by simple and hospitable people. Visiting a National Park, remote valleys and tribal villages, ancient Buddhist Monasteries, fantastic mountain sceneries and above all, close interaction with the local inhabitants to get a glimpse of life in this remote corner of India.
Day 01 – Guwahati – Nameri National Park (220 km)
Arrive Guwahati. Meet and assist on arrival and drive to Eco-Camp. Eco-Camp has tented accommodation with bed, thatched roof, en-suit shower. Overnight: Tent.
Day 02 – Nameri National Park
After breakfast drive about 14 km to start our rafting starting point, on river Jia Bhoreli, which is a part of the national park too. This rafting takes about 2½ - 3 hrs and this is a very good way to see wild life from the river. There is a very high chance to see some aquatic birds like Ibis bill, Indian Thick-knee, Ring Plover, storks, herons, Egrets, eagles etc. Get down at a designated place and driven to Eco-Camp. Overnight: Tent.
Day 03 – Cycle to Tenga (1100m, 80 km)
After an early breakfast drive to Bhalukpong, 22 km. After entry formalities, cycle to Tenga. Overnight: hotel.
Day 04 – Cycle to Dirang (2200m)
After breakfast cycle to Dirang, 64 km. The distance is not much to Bomdila but it all the way climb up for first 24 km. Cycle over pass at 2600m, down to valley at Dirang, 1500m. On arrival check into hotel Pemaling. Overnight: Hotel.
Day 05 – Cycle to Sange Dzong
Cycle on to Sange Dzong (3200m, 48 km). After 22 km of cycling on gentle slope you will hit climbing up hill and can feel the thin air of high altitude. We will be staying in a government guest house or tent. Overnight: government guest house.
Day 06 – Sange Dzong
Acclimatization day at Senge Dzong. This area is amidst military establishments, so our movements and photography will be a little restricted. Overnight: Government guest house.
Day 07 – Sange Dzong – Sela pass – Jang
Cycle over Se La (4150m, 25 km) and to Jang (2550m, 42 km). Overnight: Government guest house or Tent.
Day 08 – Jang - Tawang
Cycle to Tawang (2850m, 65 km). This morning after a 12 km descent, cycle up a gentle climb to reach Tawang. Overnight: Hotel.
Day 09 – Free at Tawang
A rest day in Tawang. One can visit the famous 400 year old monastery, popularly known as Tawang monastery, Brumdungsung anne Gompa (nunnery), craft centre. Overnight: hotel.
Day 10 – Tawang – Nuranang
Cycle to Nuranang, at around 3000msl, between Jang and Sela Pass. Back track up-to Jang and cross it. There are no other place to stay but in tent. Overnight: Tent.
Day 11 – Nuranang – Dirang
Cycle to Dirang (1800m, 120km). Cycle to Dirang. Morning climb up to Sela pass then descend to Dirang. Total cycling: 120 km. Overnight: Hotel.
Day 12 – Dirang – Mandala – Morsing
Cycle to Mandala (3100 m, 32 km). You will be climbing up after 4 km from Dirang, take diversion and cycle up to Mandala on a forested tourist free road. After Mandala descend to Morsing through villages. Overnight: Government guest house.
Day 13 – Morsing – Tenga
Cycle to Rupa (1500 m, 59 km). Morning descend to Shergaon, ascend to Siripam and then descend to Tenga. Overnight: Hotel. Total cycling: 59 km.
Day 14 – Tenga – Bhalukpong – Tezpur
After breakfast cycle to Bhalukpong, 80 km. On arrival transfer by car to Tezpur, 65 km. Overnight: Hotel.
Day 15 – Tezpur – Guwahati
After breakfast transfer (by car) to Guwahati airport, 200 km. No cycling.
Itinerary may change according to travelling seasons
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