Namdapha Rain Forest Trek

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22-31 Dec 2020 | 10 Days

INR 48,500 + 5% GST

Difficulty:

ModerateActive trips involving hiking over reasonable terrain, within vehicular access, upto elevations less than 4000 meters, or trips with long walking days, multiple rafting days, wilderness camping. Includes more demanding whitewater trips with Class III rapids.

Group Size: 8-16 persons

In the easternmost corner of India lies Namdapha National Park, a biodiversity hotspot, which attracts travellers from all over the world. Covering an area of 1808 square kilometres (core zone) and 177 square kilometres (buffer zone) Namdapha in Arunachal’s Changlang district was declared a tiger reserve as a part of Project Tiger in 1983. The remote location makes it a lesser explored national park in the country.

Namdapha offers an unparalleled experience in nature and plethora of birdlife and wild sightings to nature and wildlife enthusiasts. However, this does not exclude travellers who are seeking to explore the outdoors or looking for a therapeutic getaway with family. There is a lot to do in Namdapha’s forest magic.

Namdapha Rainforest Trek

DAYS 1-3

  • Day 1: Delhi/Kolkata – Dibrugarh – Tinsukia

Arrive at Mohanbari Airport (Dibrugarh), Assam—the second largest city in Northeast India. On arrival you will be transferred to Tinsukia town. Check into a hotel. Lunch and relax for the day. In the evening, we can visit the vibrant Tinsukia market, one of the busiest commercial hubs of the Northeast. Back to the hotel followed by dinner. Overnight at Tinsukia.

  • Day 2: Tinsukia – Dibru Sikhowa – Miao

Wake up early with a hot cup of Assam tea and cookies. Freshen up and proceed to the DibruSaikhowa National Park, one among the richest and most bountiful bird sanctuaries of the world. Our guides take you inside of the national park in a Country boat. The park is bounded by the Brahmaputra River, Lohit River and Arunachal Hills in the north and Dibru River, Debang River, Dibru and Patkai hills in the south, making for beautiful, verdant surroundings. Breakfast will be served at the park.

We come back to the hotel by 1100 Hours. Relax and freshen up. We proceed to Miao Arunachal Pradesh (105 KM/3 hours drive). Lunch enroute. The drive would be a very interesting one through varied landscapes. The initial part of our drive would be through tea gardens and once we cross into Arunachal our drive continues through forests till we reach Miao.

Miao is a small town on the bank of the Noa Dihing River where we stop for the night in Namdapha Jungle camp.

  • Day 3: Miao – Deban – Hornbill

After breakfast, we start our final 20 kms drive to Deban to start our trek. Start with a thrilling crossing of the Noa Dihing River on a bamboo bridge followed by another small river crossing and we enter into the wild rain forest. First leg of the trek is through cane and bamboo forest and then we come across tall trees all around.The forest is alive with the hooting of Hollock Gibbons, deer calls and chirping of the birds like the Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Maroon Oriole, Rusty-bellied Shortwing and Oriental Pied Hornbill.

By evening, reach our campsite. It is located right in the middle of the rainforest, giving you plenty of opportunity to be surrounded by an astounding biodiversity of all kinds of birds, insects, animals, plants, trees, fungi, etc. Overnight at the camp.

DAYS 4-6

  • Day 4: Hornbill Camp – Ranijheel

After breakfast, we continue our walk through the dense rainforest. On our way we are likely to see some rare avian beauties like Red-headed Trogon, Great and Rufous Hornbill, and Grey-cheeked Warbler. We reach Ranijheel – a water body which has now dried up. Overnight at Ranijheel.

  • Day 5: Ranijheel – Firmbase

Today we descend down towards the Namdapha River setting up our picturesque campsite on the banks of the river. On this path, we will cross evergreen, primary, bamboo and secondary forest, and is great for bird watching. One is usually sure to see the snowy-throated babbler on this stretch and if lucky perhaps even a red panda nibbling on some bamboo. On a clear day one can get grand views of the snow capped Dafa Boom range. Overnight in the tents.

  • Day 6: Firmbase – Embeong

Today, trek to Embeong, a nearby village where a community of the Lisu tribe live remarkable sustainable lives. The village is pretty and tiny, has about 10 houses made from natural resources, numerous flowers, fruits and farms growing kinds of organic produces. The initial part of the trek is a bit tiring as we walk on the river bed, over loose boulders. But once we cross the river the path becomes easy on the feet. Overnight in the tent.

DAYS 7-10

  • Day 7: Embeong – Baloo Khat

Today’s trek mainly skirts the bank of the Noa Dihing, traversing through the grassland. And then steep climbs up a hillock to descend down to a stream. From here begins our next climb which descends to our campsite on the banks of the Noa Dihing River. Overnight in another picturesque campsite.

  • Day 8: Baloo Khat – Deban

Today we start with a steep ascent from our campsite through thick tropical forests. On reaching the top our path immediately descends down and from here a final climb gets us on the main Miao – Vijaynagar road, our end point for the trek. Our Vehicles will be there to take us back to Miao. Overnight at the Camp.

  • Day 9: Miao – Tinsukia

After a leisurely breakfast, check out from the Camp and drive to Tinsukia. Check into to a resort. Evening farewell party at the resort followed by a gala dinner.

  • Day 10: Tinsukia – Dibrugarh

Post breakfast transfer to the airport to catch the flight.

Inclusions:
  • All transfers in a non-AC vehicle as per the itinerary
  • All arrangements for staying and camping while on trip
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in tents / hotel
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary & safe drinking water
  • All trip arrangements with India’s most experienced guiding team, camp staff and cooks
  • All common camping and rafting equipment
  • Porterage upto 15kg/person
  • Peak fee / sanctuary fee / royalty / permits where applicable
Exclusions:
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights not included in the above-mentioned cost
  • Any transfers or meals outside of itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Items of personal clothing
  • Expenses of any personal nature (laundry / phone calls / alcohol / cigarettes / insurance / camera fee / etc.)
  • Any expense incurred due to force of nature such as landslides, bad weather or reasons beyond our control
  • Tips & gratuities (we recommend 5-10% of your trip cost- to be distributed among the team) – personal choice
  • Travel & cancellation insurance

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