Arunachal Adventures V – The Dibang region drives, walks and climbs. Interacting with nature and her creation in the Dibang encatchment and drainage region. Delightful drives along the Dibang River, great treks along her tributaries in areas where the land and its hill tribes are preserved as if just for us to strive to reach and become one with.
1. Intention. To let the Dibang Valley captivate us as we trek in its foothills and higher reaches in adventures always exciting, of sufficient length and at times mildly demanding. To cherish nature by being with nature and to delight in nature at her un-spoilt best. To revel in natureís grandeur as adventure alone offers us a chance to do in what is surely amongst the planetís last untouched wonders.

2. Duration. 19 days of interesting trekking and drives as we observe the magnificent land and people of the Dibang encatchment in Arunachal Pradesh. Add three to four days for Delhi and visits to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, etc. Though not included in the basic itinerary we strongly suggest that at least three additional days be considered to visit the Namdapha Wild Life Sanctuary as there is little like it elsewhere and just visiting is an adventure by itself. In view of the requirement for us to obtain Restricted Area or Inner Line permits and have them extended it is strongly suggested that registration requests are made at least three to four months in advance as also mentioned in 8 (b) below.

3. Modes of Transportation. By road from Dibrugarh to Roing. Driving and trekking up the Dibang. Return by road to Dibrugarh. If requested then by road for a visit to the Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary and area between Miao and Dibrugarh. Flight back to Delhi.

4. Best time. Oct to May.

5. Age Profile. 18 years upwards, as per fitness.

6. Broad Itinerary.(Refer Map)

(a) Arrive at Delhi, received, halt over at hotel to rest and recoup. Sightseeing in Delhi and a one day outing to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, etc. Flight to Dibrugarh. By road to Roing and night over.

(b) Sub-Part I. The next day we hit national highway 52 and after a brief halt overlooking the Sesseri we leave the road and hike it to Angatsi. The following day we start walking through and circling the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary. On the fourth day from Angatsi, having gone past Alonang, Ahalin and Mrambon we are back on the Dibang at Amilli where we make preparations for the exciting and demanding drives and treks ahead. (6 days in Arunachal Pradesh so far).

(c) Sub-Part II. After a comfortable night in camp at Amilli we drive past the junction where the Ahui flows into the Dibang and then spend four delightful days trekking along the Ahui. Back on the road and we drive to Anini for a pleasant break. From Anini we, as a preferred choice we spend six days trekking up the Dree Valley famous for the Mishmi tribe and in reaching back to Anini, having gone up to Etabe, one of the last Indian hamlets on the Dree. The next day we start the long two day drive back to Roing, bidding adieu to the Dibang and its glorious land and humble people. The last night halt is again at Roing. (13 more days spent on some super-treks and drives in Arunachal Pradesh).

(d) The next day we take the flight back to Delhi from Dibrugarh. If requested (and strongly recommended, having come so close after traveling so far) an additional three days can be spent visiting the Namdapha Wild Life Sanctuary which offers a one of its kind experience on this planet and sightseeing towards Dibrugarh. Three days, at least, are suggested and will have to be specifically asked for. Finally a brief halt at Delhi and the flight back home is taken but with plans for the next adventure trip in other parts of the very special Arunachal Pradesh, or elsewhere in India, already taking shape in the mind.

7. Accommodation and Cuisine. This will be a mix of hotels, camps in tents, the odd home stay where viable. Changes can be made to suit specific participant requirements. Cuisine. Mainly Indian, with due care and regard to sensitivity to spices. Chinese or Tibetan fares are options.

8. Cost of Basic Itinerary above (Delhi airport back to Delhi airport).

(a) Our plans are all inclusive in India and based on a group of about 10 for the basic itinerary suggested above. This includes airport transfers, hotel and basic sightseeing costs at Delhi, Agra and at all halts in Arunachal Pradesh, domestic air fares within India, tips, accommodation (twin sharing), water and all meals. It also includes all costs of treks/rafts including costs of English speaking trek leaders, guides and rafting boat-masters, equipment, porters and ponies, entry fees at various places/parks, road transport in exclusive jeeps, government royalties, and the costs of any special clothing that you want us to arrange for the duration of the trip. This requirement will be indicated to us when registering. However international air-fares, airport taxes, visa charges, duty on any items and personal expenditure such as drinks, laundry, phone calls, tobacco, camera charges where applicable and individual expenses incurred away from the plan for the group are excluded.

(b) Registration. As this is the peak tourist period it is essential that Registration be done at least three to four months prior to arrival. Half the determined costs to be paid on registration and the balance to be paid six weeks prior to arrival.

9. Changes in the itinerary, if requested, can be worked out and costs evaluated separately. Or, any other specified itinerary can be developed to match your interests.