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Mopin Festival

  • Day 1: Delhi/ Kolkata - Guwahati - ECO Camo Namari National Park

    • Guwahati: Met upon arrival and drive to ECO CAM for 5 hours. On the way we will cross Brahmaputra River on one of the two bridges which span this river. Overnight at TENTED ACCOMADATION.
  • Day 2: ECO Camp to Itanager

    • Morning visit Mishing and Assames Village. Drive to Itanager. Enroute visit tea garden. Over/ night/ hotel
  • Day 3: Itanagar - Ziro

    • Early morning visiting the Monpa Buddhist Monastery at Itanagar and State Museum local market. Driving along the Ranga River, we quickly enter the extensive foothills of the Himalaya. The mountain road cuts through densely forested hills and slowly keeps gaining altitude till we reach the Apatani plateau at 5700 feet. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 4: Ziro

    • Using Ziro as a base, the entire day is spent visiting the Hong and other Apatani Villages . Everywhere we go we are warmly welcomed. As E.T. Dalton noted in 1845, “The men do not rejoice in much drapery, they wear a girdle of cane work painted red which hangs behind in long bushy tail.” Just as the tail is the distinctive part of the male dress, so is the nose plug peculiar to the Apatani women. It is the ambition of each woman to wear the largest possible nose plugs, which are made of wood. Both sexes extensively tattoo their faces. Each sect has distinctive features. Their hats, clothes, ornaments, language and even physical features are totally different.
  • Day 5: Ziro - Doporijo

    • Departing early in the morning, we descend from the Ziro plateau and drive along the Kamla River valley through dense jungle country, passing picturesque villages of Nishis and the Hill Miris tribes. We will visit Muri Mugli, a Hill Miris tribe, and if road conditions are good we will continue another eight miles on a mountain dirt road to Noori, a small traditional village of the same people. The Ghansi sect of the Miris that we encounter here are of short stature, scantily dressed with a sleeveless jacket and loin cloths. They will usually carry woven cane knapsacks and a dao (broad sword) along with bow and arrows. The Panibotias, another sect of the Miris that we will meet, are just the opposite: tall, well-built people. Continue driving to Daporijo on the banks of the Subansiri River. Daporijo is the junction of three important tribes; Hill Miris, Tagins and Adi-Gallongs.
  • Day 6: Doporijo - Along

    • Early morning visit Lida village of Adi-Gallong tribes. A short twelve-mile drive brings us to Tajipara, another Adi-Gallong tribal village. Adis are ery accomplished weavers of cane goods. They make baskets, hats, breastplates, shield, but the excellence of their cane work shines supreme in the famous cane suspension bridges of Arunachal Pradesh. “Marvels of untutored engineering skills,” was how a 19th-century British explorer described the bridges. The Adis also excel at weaving intricate patterns for their clothing, and we may see examples of their pottery today.
  • Day 7: Along

      Drive to Lower and Upper Bari village. On the way cross the river Yamgo. From here hike for one hour to Mobuk village which sits pretty on a saddle. Also visit Monku village. We will also organize cultural evening in the village here.
  • Day 8: Along - Pasighat

    • We drive back towards Along before heading east to reach the Brahmaputra River Valley. We continue to drive on a military road downriver to Pasighat. Pasighat is a fairly big town on the banks of the Brahmaputra. Here the mighty river exits the mountains to empty onto the Assam plains. From being a few hundred feet wide, it suddenly grows to six miles across. In the evening visit the local market here.
  • Day 9: Pasighat - Dibrugarh

    • Morning drive to the ferry point and board our ferry for about 4-5 hours as we cross the mighty Brahmaputra. As there are no bridges close by on Brahmaputra, the ferry becomes the life line of trade between northern and southern banks of the river. We will be joined by tribals, milkmen out to sell their milk to the big factories and migrant workers as we gently float on this mighty river. On arrival, transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 10: Dibrugarh - Mon

    • Early morning start your drive to Mon for 5-6 hours. After going through checking formalities at the border of Nagaland, we enter the state.
      Visit first village at Phuktong village. It has two great Morungs (men’s dormitories). Also visit Angh’s (chief’s) residence. Overnight at local house / tented camp
  • Day 11: Mon

    • Two full days to explore this colorful tribal area of Konyak tribes who have been head hunters in the recent past. Visit Shangnyu village which is ruled by the Chief Angh and is a prominent village in Mon district. There is a wonderful wooden monument measuring 8 feet in height and 12 feet in breadth- believed to have been constructed by heavenly angels. Human beings and other creatures are carved on this monument. Memorial stones are also found in front of the Angh’s Palace. History records that good and friendly relationship existed between the Shangnyu and the Ahom Kings of Assam. Shangnyu Angh use to collect taxes from all the villages under his domain-extending from Sibsagar in Assam to the Wanchos in Arunachal. Also visit Sangha to see head hunting trophies and houses constructed in the true Konyak tradition with palm leaves roofing and the main pillars jutting out.
      We will also organize a cultural evening in the village.
  • Day 13: Mon - Kaziranga

    • 7hrs over/ night/ Wild Grass/ Hotel
  • Day 14: Kaziranga

    • Kaziranga/ Elephant ride and Jeep Safari inside the national park drive to Gawahati. Over/ Night/ Hotel
      Morning visit Famous kamakhaya temple drive to airport by connected flight.
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