KI - 22 Hills Tracks Tribal
Arunachal Pradesh is famous for almost 20 tribes and a number of sub-tribes. In fact driving along the tribal hinterland of Arunachal Pradesh in the eastern-most tip of the Great Himalayan Range is an unparallel experience. The interesting aspect of this India package tour is the diversity of tribes one get to see.
For example the Apatanis are already settled agriculturists and inhabit the valley around Ziro-the headquarters of Lower Subansiri district. These tribes can be easily distinguished from the rest as the older men-folk tie the hair in top-knots and have tattoos on their faces, whereas the women wear circular nose plugs and are also fond of getting tattoos done on their face.
Similarly the Adis of Along are democratic in nature and have organised village council called Kebang. What is famous about them is the traditional dance- Ponung. Their women are very good weavers and weave cloth popular for highly artistic designs. What Itourify India always advise their clients is to get in touch with them to know more about these tribes so that together we can plan a memorable destination for you.
Day 01 :
Upon arrival in Guwahati, earlier it was known as Pragjyotishpur (the City of Eastern Light).Having got its name from two Assamese words, “Guwa”, meaning areca nut and “Haat”, meaning market, it is positioned in the north eastern state of Assam. Set amidst the beautiful hills of the eastern borders of the Himalayan mountain range, Guwahati has in the last few years developed into one of the nicest tourist destinations in India. meet and assist and then drive to Eco Camp (220 kms/05 hrs). O/N in Resort.
Day 02 :
Drive to Ziro (330 kms/07 hrs). The day takes you to Jiro (usually spelled and pronounced as Ziro by outsiders) in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, India); the plateau of Apatani Tribe (There are currently no known written records of the history of the Apatani tribe, although it is speculated that, throughout their history, the Apatani had a democratic system of running the society. The village council was known as the Bulyang. They are of Tibetan origin, their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family. Most Apatanis are loyal followers of the Donyi-Polo faith, who pray to an array of spirits and souls for blessing. When a misfortune occurs, they believe that it is caused by certain spirits, and thus they make appeasement sacrifices of chickens and mithuns. The dress of the Apatanis is elaborate and colorful, yet simple in style. Tattooing and the stuffing of large nose plugs were once popular among the women. Originally, this practice started because the women wanted to look unattractive to males from neighboring tribes). Enroute, visit some Nishi Tribal Villages (The largest tribes (population wise) in Arunachal Pradesh. Arrive Ziro in the evening and check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03 :
Morning after breakfast take a tour of Ziro (Ziro is the collection of some of the big villages of Apatani People. The important ones among these are Hija, Hong and Hari which have the maximum population of the Apatani people in Ziro). Apart from the Apatani Tribe, Ziro is very rich in terms of natural beauty. The altitue (Very close to 5000 Feet) and the natural surrounding (Including the Pine Trees) make it entirely different from the other places one could cover in this itinerary. O/N In hotel.
Day 04 :
Drive to Daporijo (160 kms/05 hrs). Morning after breakfast, proceed to Daporijo (600 Meters from sea level, Daporijo is situated on the right bank of River Subansiri and is the headquarters of Upper Subansiri District. This place is mainly the transit point for people willing to visit Ziro which is one of the most beautiful places of Arunachal Pradesh. Daporijo is a place for different tribes of Arunachal Pradesh such as Adi Gallong, Nishyi, Hill Miri but the most living here are the Tagins. Though very similar in culture, custom and tradition Tagin is one of the most unfriendly tribes available in Arunachal Pradesh). En route visit Raga Village of the Hill Miryi Tribe. Arrive Daporijo and check-in at Circuit House for overnight stay. Spend the evening at leisure or walk around the local evening market. O/N in hotel.
Day 05 :
Drive to Along (162 kms/05 hrs). Morning after a relaxed breakfast drive down to Along (The headquarter of West Siang Dristrict (300 Meters from the sea level, Along is a small town on the plains is surrounded by hills from all the sides. The picturesque surroundings laced with brilliant plantations makes Along one best places to spend the summer in Arunachal). Arrive and check-in at your hotel. Spend the evening at leisure. O/N in hotel.
Day 06 :
Morning after breakfast, proceed for a visit to Kabu Village of Adi Gallong Tribe (Like the Adi Minyongs, The Adi Gallongs are also Animists in religion and pray the Sun and the Moon. However, they are much more developed than any other sub tribe of Adi because of political influence). A further walk of 10 minutes through this village would take you to a 70 meters long Hanging Bridge (Made of bamboos and canes) which is a fine example of self dependence of the people residing in this village. O/N in hotel.
Day 07 :
Drive to Pasighat (140 kms/04 hrs). (155 Metres above the sea level, Pasighat is the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh established in 1911 and the present headquarter of the East Siang district. On the eastern side of Assam, Pasighat is the gateway of Arunachal Pradesh for those who wish to travel to the Siang District or even to unexplored Gelling which is the confluence point of River Sangpo and Siang). En route visit Songom (Appx. 60 Kms. from Pasighat) where the Green Waters of Siang met the Blue Waters of river Siom). 10 Kms. from Songom will take you to Pangin Village of Adi Minyong Tribe (Appx. 50 Kms. from Pasighat). Before independence of India Arunachal had only 01 Adi Tribe but during the time of separation these people created their own communities and the Adis were divided into many sub tribes. Minyong is one of the major sub tribes of Adi and Pangin is one of the largest villages of Adi Minyong People. These are Animists in religion and they worship the Sun and the Moon (The Donyi Polos). Cultivation of rice, plantation of Orange and Pineapple, Piggery etc. are some of the sources of income for these people. You will arrive Pasighat in the evening and check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08 :
Drive to Dibrugarh (100 kms/03 hrs plus 05 hours in ferry). Dibrugarh district is situated in the eastern part of Assam with headquarters at Dibrugarh town. It is surrounded by Dhemaji district and a part of Lakhimpur district in the north, part of Sivasagar district and Arunachal Pradesh state in the south, Tinsukia district in the East and Sivasagar dist. in the West. The Brahmaputra River flows in the north.
Day 09 :