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14 Days Nature & Culture Trek Tour : The Trail of the Monpa Yak herdsmen
Includes Wildlife Safari at Kaziranga National Park

Itinerary: Version 01

Day 01: Fly to Guwahati and drive to Tezpur

Fly Kolkota / Delhi to Guwahati. Arrive mid day. Transfer by car Guwahati to Tezpur. 181 kms on National Highway in 3.30 hrs. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 02: Drive Tezpur to Dirang, 1600 m

Drive to Dirang, 211 Kms in 06 hrs, The journey is along a very scenic road traversing forested hills, and crossing over the Nichephu pass to the Tenga Valley. Traversing the Tenga Valley, the road climbs up through a series of hairpins to the town of Bomdila, located at a 2800m high passof the same name. hereafter the road descends to the picture postcard Dirang Valley at 1600 m, which is our destination for the day. Overnight at Hotel in Dirang

Day 03: Dirang Valley sightseeing

Today we will spend the day exploring this picture post card Valley. We will be visiting. An ancient Monpa Village and Gompa, the Kalachakra Monastery, Sangti Valley to get a peep into the life styles of the Monpas, and see their unique method of agriculture. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 04: Trek Dirang – Lubrang, 3100 m

After breakfast , drive 6 kms to the road head to start the trek.. Start trekking climbing all the way anong a good trail through forests, cultivation and grazing meadows to the village of Lubrang - a small village set in a meadow and inhabitated by nomadic monpas. Amonst these people a wife is allowed more than one husband. Overnight in camp set at 3100 m. elevation.

Day 05: Trek Lubrang – Naga GG. 4000 m

Short 04 hrs trek to Naga GG ( Grazing ground). The trek up to 4000 m is a steady climb on a good track. Some effects of altitude will be felt as you ascend rapidly. We will arrive at this bowl like grazing ground for yaks, set amidst tree line forests by lunch time. Camp here for acclimatization. Half day to explore surroundings. Overnight in camp.

Day 06: Trek Naga GG to Schumshuk, 4100 m

It is a 06 hrs trek along an undulating ridge along tree line forests to the Indo- Bhutan Border, 4100 m, . Good views of the, valleys in Bhutan, The famous Sela Ridge dividing Dirang Valley and Tawang region, rising up to 4900 m is clearly visible. In the distance can be seen the India -Tibet border ridges dominated by the Gorichen Peak, 7600 m. This is the highest peak of the Eastern Himalayas. Overnight in camp.

Day 07:  Trek Schumshuk to Shivigang, 4200 m.

Today we will continue our trek along the undulating ridge line close to the Indo -Bhutan border, gaining some elevation but remaining below 4200 m. We will be traversing grasslands with thinning trees. It is a long day of 07 hrs of trekking to our campsite for the night.

Day 08: Trek Shivgang to Bankhajang Gompa, 4900 m

06 hrs of hard climbing will get us to the Sela Ridge where this isolated Buddhist temple is located at 4900 m It is a place of pilgrimage for both the Indian and the Bhutanese. The majestic surroundings are covered with alpine flora of Rhododendron bushes and Juniper bushes. In the surrounding area, there are more than 100 Alpine lakes. Overnight in camp.

 

Treeline camping Ridge-line trail Rhododendrons at Sela ridge Natures garden

Day 09: Trek Bankhajung Gompa to Nauranang, 3600 m and drive to Tawang, 3300 m,

Trek down to the National Highway at Nauranag, 3600 m in 04 hrs. Transfer to jeeps and drive 60 Kms to Tawang in 02 hrs.. Overnight at hotel 

Day 10: Tawang, 3300 m:

Full day sightseeing of the Tawang. Explore the 350 years old Tawang Monastery, and have an audience with Rimpoche. In the afternoon visit the Urgelling Monastery dating back to 1489 followed by the Seru Monpa village, and the craft center. Overnight at hotel 

Tawang Monastery Faith Monpa welcome

Day 11: Tawang - Dirang

Drive back to Dirang over the Sela Pass in 05 hrs. Overnight at Dirang.

Day 12: Dirang- Tezpur- Kaziranga National Park

A longish drive of 284 kms in 7-8 hrs to Kaziranga National Park, in 290 kms in 6-7 hrs Overnight at Wild life Resort

Day 13: Kaziranga National Park

Early morning Elephant safari for one horned Rhino and other animals. Thereafter morning and after lunch jeep Wild life safaris in outlying ranges of the park. Overnight at Wild life Resort

Day 14: Kaziranga - Guwahati

After early breakfast drive 240 Kms in 4.30 hrs to Guwahati airport, to board your flight toDelhi or Kolkata.

TOUR ENDS

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