Ever thought of taking a bike trip through the Eastern Himalayas? Here is your chance to go for a motorbike trip to Arunachal Pradesh which will take you to some of the most remote motorable roads in eastern India. This state is one of the most unexplored places in India, with very few people knowing that it has some of the most picturesque places in the country. Fondly known as the “land of dawn lit mountains”, Arunachal Pradesh houses the place where India gets its first ray of sunrise, Dong. It is located at the confluence of Lohit and Sati rivers and it’s an absolute bliss witnessing the moment when the village glows orange-red in the morning, simply breathtaking!
Arunachal Pradesh bike tour will take you to some of the unexplored corners of north-east India, and it will do nothing but leave you stunned by its beauty! Starting from Assam, you will travel to some of the highest places in East India. Riding along the Chinese border will be a once in a lifetime experience. Visit Bomdila to take in the scenic beauty of the place and to relish the famous Tibetan cuisine. Then cross Sela Pass which is covered by snow all year to reach one of the most charming monasteries in Tawang. Driving at an elevation of 13700 feet will be an amazing experience. From the Hot water springs of Dirang to exploring the wildlife of Nameri National Park, the trip offers the best of Arunachal Pradesh, all on a motorbike!
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Day 01: Guwahati
Guwahati is the largest city of Assam situated on the banks of Brahmaputra River. Kamakhya Temple is one of the famous spots to explore in the city. Reach Guwahati on your own which is the starting point for this motorbike expedition to Arunachal Pradesh. As it is a major city, flights and trains are easily available. After interacting with the local team at the meeting point, you will be taken to the hotel. After freshening up, there will be a short briefing session on the tour and you will be allocated your bikes. Have dinner before calling it a night.
Day 02: Guwahati to Tezpur (180 KMS|5 hours)
We will start riding east towards the four lane National Highway, ride past Kaziranga National Park, cross over the Brahmaputra River and reach the historical city of Tezpur. We will take a shot stop at Kolia Bhomora Bridge and then take a boat ride to sight the Gangetic River Dolphins. After the boat trip, we will continue riding to Tezpur and upon reaching check in to the hotel followed by a briefing session on next day’s ride.
Day 03: Tezpur to Bomdila (155 KMS|7 hours)
We will start riding towards Bomdila and our first stop will be at Bhalukpong check gate where our permits will be verified. Ride along the kameng River through lush forest and you will be welcomed by the sights of snow-clad Himalayan Range. Roads here are not at their best. After crossing Tenga, we will reach our destination where we will stay overnight.
Day 04: Bomdila to Tawang (170 KMS|7 hours|13700 feet)
We will start riding early morning and move towards Dirang Valley. Start riding upwards to the Sela Pass at an elevation of 13700 feet. Sela Pass is the only way to reach Tawang and it is one of the most picturesque passes. Upon reaching Tawang, you will be welcomed by the panoramic views of Eastern Himalayas of both Bhutan and Tibet. Tawang is known for Tawang Monastery which is the largest monastery in India. We will stay overnight in this beautiful town.
Day 05: Tawang - Bum La Pass - Tawang (75 KMS|8 hours|16500 feet)
Today you can choose to take a ride to Bum La Pass or spend the day at leisure exploring the town on your own. If you choose to ride then it is going to be an exciting and adventurous ride! If the weather is clear, you will be awestruck by the views. Bum La is the border outpost between India and China. If you are staying in the town then you can explore many spots like Tawang Monastery, a Buddhist Nunnery- Ani Gompa and Norbuling Gompa which is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama.
Day 06: Tawang to Zemithang (75 KMS|6 hours)
Today we will cross the Bum La Pass to reach our next destination Zemithang. Enroute we will stop to admire the beauty of Sungatser Lake. It will be a pleasant ride with the marvellous vistas of Eastern Himalayas giving company throughout the way. After riding along the Indo- Chinese border we will reach our destination which is a tri-juncture between Bhutan, Tibet and India. It is the point from where the Dalai Lama entered India.
Day 7: Zemithang to Dirang (210 KMS|9 hours)
Today, we will again cross Sela Pass and ride towards the Dirang Valley. The place is famous for its hot water springs. Reach Dirang by late evening and rest for the night after dinner.
Day 08: Dirang to Nameri National Park (175 KMS|7 hours)
Nameri national Park lies in the foothills of Eastern Himalayas, between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. We will stay at the Eco Camps run by the Angling Association.
Day 09: Nameri National Park
Spend the day at the verdant National park amidst the nature. Go for nature walks and feel close to nature! We will go for rafting today and get our adrenaline pumping. Spend the night at the camps.
Day 10: Nameri National Park to Guwahati (210 KMS|6 hours)
This is the last day of our Motorbike Expedition to Arunachal Pradesh, we will ride on the north of the Brahmaputra river bank and parallel to Bhutan to reach Guwahati. Our tour concludes as we reach Guwahati and return the bikes. Have dinner and stay overnight.
September 2016 – 2nd
Maximum Altitude: 16500 feet
Total distance covered: 1200 KMS
Route: Guwahati - Tezpur - Bomdila - Tawang - Bum La Pass - Zemithang - Dirang Valley - Nameri National Park - Guwahati
Gear required: Heavy duty Rain Gear | Waterproof riding boots | Warm clothes (Multiple layers) | Lots of socks | Sleeping bags
NOTE: Bike Rental charges: INR 16,000 (Without fuel / 350cc Royal Enfield)
Price for SUV (4Pax/car): INR 46,000 / Person