Pioneer Festival Place: Ziro and Mon
Travel Duration: 18 days
Date: 20 March – 09 April
20th March - Day 01: Arrival at Guwahati Airport – Tezpur
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Guwahati Airport. Guwahati is the capital of Assam and also known as Gateway of North East India. Drive to Tezpur (190km / 4 hrs) by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized. Evening leisure. Overnight in Tezpur.
21st March - Day 02: Tezpur – Ziro
After breakfast, drive to Ziro (350km/8hrs). Ziro has located at the altitude of 5700 feet; Ziro is situated in a valley Plateau enclosed by hills covered with dense alpine forests. The culture of the Apatani differs rather from the other tribes in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Apatani to believe that they descend directly of Abotani, first people. There it’s such a 25,000 Apatani. They have a strict social system, which had protect them against hostile tribes such as the adjoining Nishi and Hill Miri. Enroute visits various tribal villages of Nyishi tribe. Overnight at Ziro.
22nd March - Day 03: Ziro
These days we explore the surroundings of Ziro and several villages of the Apatani. The culture of the Apatani differs rather from the other tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. The Apatani to believe that they descend directly of Abotani, first people. They have a strict social system, which had protect them against hostile tribes such as the adjoining Nyishi and Hill Miri. Overnight at Ziro.
23rd March - Day 04: Ziro
Full day celebrate Myoko festival. During running by the streets of Hong, Hija, Bula, Hari or Duta sees ranging you houses with terraces. You are welcomed as a guest and you will improve the occupants to learn know. Especially the face tattooings and the large nose plugging gene of the women will be notable you immediately. This only still occurs at the older generation and is therefore a tradition which will die out slowly. During our stay the Myoko festival take place. This is the annual festival of the Apatani and of the most particular festivals of Arunachal Pradesh. This festival is a type of symbol; the new agrarian season starts. The festival exists also from a type network of social obligations. Each year is another village responsible for the festival. That village ensures the festivities and the meals and invites people of the other villages. Overnight at Ziro.
24th March - Day 05: Ziro – Daporijo
After breakfast drives by a green tropical landscape to Daporijio (170km/6hrs). Underway we visit some Hill Miri villages. Sometimes we must cross old bamboo bridges to reach the villages. The women of the Hill Miri carry large round ear bels. Daporijo themselves lie in a splendid fall slate, located to the banks of the Subansiri River. Daporijio themselves are a small borough with market which by the Tagin and Hill Miri is mostly visited. Overnight at Daporijo.
25th March - Day 06: Daporijo – Aalo
In the morning we will drive to Aalo (170km/6hrs) which is a small town to see a very interesting and colorful tribe called the Galos. On the way we will visit Tagin and Galo villages like Maro, Tipi, Bagra and more Galos villages. They have their own culture and tradion. Overnight at Aalo.
26th March - Day 07: Aalo
After breakfast, take your whole day will be in Aalo, visiting villages of the Galo like Kabu, Podha, Paya and Jirdin etc. Take a walk from Kabu village to Paya village – a very scenic walk along the River yango. Galo people built a house on the stone with using nail and use of bamboo, wood, rope and leaf.
Evening vist local market where tribal women sell vegetable, ornament and traditional dress etc. These tribes are also believed and pray to Donyi-Polo i.e. Sun & Moon, which are a God and Goddess. Overnight at Aalo.
27th March - Day 08: Aalo – Pasighat
Today drive to Pashigat (120km/4hrs). We travel by splendid jungle landscape full sumptuous vegetation with on the context the hum of the jungle. Overnight at Pasighat.
28th March - Day 09: Pasighat
After breakfast, we explore the Adi-Miyong and Idu Mishmi tribal villages. These tribes are also believed and pray to Donyi-Polo i.e. Sun & Moon, which are a God and Goddess. Their house, language, dress, ornament and living system is different from rest of the people. In the surroundings of Pasighat we visit some Mismhi villages. These are splendid villages with large houses of bamboo. The older men have frequently still traditional head with full feathers hang those were used at the time of war sheathing. On the local market of Pasighat you find all kinds of unknown vegetable and fruit types and also naga-peper, hottest pepper in the world. Overnight at Pasighat.
29th March - Day 10: Pasighat – Dibrugarh
After breakfast, we will drive to Dibrugarh (210km/5hrs &1hrs in Ferry). Enroute cross one of the biggest rivers in the world - the Brahmaputra by ferry is a unique experience as we can only gauge the vastness of the river once we are on the ferry. Our destination across the river is the town of Dibrugarh. Overnight at Dibrugarh.
30th March – Day 11: Dibrugarh – Namphake - Dibrugarh
Early breakfast and then move to Namphake village near Naharkatia town (65km/2hrs). It is the largest of the Tai-Phake villages in Assam, boasting 70 odd families, which trace their ancestry to the great Tai race and of Buddhist Religion. The Namphake Buddhist Monastery, one of the oldest and most respected Buddhist Monasteries in Assam. The villagers live in ‘Chang Ghar’, bamboo and wood houses built on raised platforms and are mostly engaged in Agricultures. After that we can visit Singpho Village, Tai-Phake Tribal Village and Tangsa Village. Evening back to Dibrugarh, Overnight at Dibrugarh
31st March - Day 12: Dibrugarh – Mon
We drive to Nagaland in District Mon (140km/5hrs), which is settling by Konyak tribes. Underway we still but tea plantations of Assam see. After the formalities at the province border of Sonari we drive to Mon. Overnight at Mon.
01st April - Day 13: Mon “Aoling Festival”
Full day to explore the Konyak tribal villages. They have face tattoos and carry large horns in their ears. In the afternoon we visit the house of the Angh in Chui. Konyaks are governed still head men who endure confessed as Angh. In Shangnyu we see an unique piece version art. It 7 meters long and 4 meters wide fertility symbol from one piece wood. We enjoy or celebration of Aoling festival of the Konyak tribes. This is one of the most colorful and traditional festivals of Nagaland.
02nd April - Day 14: Mon
After breakfast, drive to Shangnyu village - this village is ruled by the Chief Angh is a prominent village in Mon district. There is a wonderful wooden monument measuring 8 feet in height and 12 feet in breadth- believed to be constructed by heavenly angels. After lunch Chui village – it is situated about 8 kms from Mon. One can see the Angh’s mansion and other house constructed in true Konyak tradition with palm - leaf finished roofing and main pillars jutting out. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Mon.
03rd April - Day 15: Mon – Mokokchung
On the way to Mokokchung (220km/7hrs) we visit several villages. In each village the Morung, the community houses stand, central. This is always the largest and most beautiful house of the village. The weapons are kept and it has frequently splendid decorative. Boys live in the morung as from their eighth year until their marriage. There they are trained by older rural-enjoyed. Overnight at Mokokchung.
04th April - Day 16: Mokokchung – Kohima
After breakfast drive to Kohima (160km/5hrs) is the capital of Nagaland and the hill station which is situated at an altitude of 1444 meters above sea level. Afternoon visit the Kohima museum – rich in traditional arts and craft. Evening visit the local market where Naga Women are selling local goods. Overnight at Kohima.
05th April - Day 17: Kohima
After breakfast, visit War Memorial, Kisema village (12 km from Kohima) - it is a Naga Heritage Village, which comprises of a number of beautifully - built traditional houses and morungs (Naga boys’ dormitories), it is the venue for the Hornbill festival. Afternoon visit Khonoma village, an Angami tribal village, about 20 kms. Towards the west of Kohima. The Khonoma village has its own traditions of valor and courage. The history reveals that Khonoma provided protection to several villages in good old days. The village gate tells the story of the British infiltration into Naga Hills. Overnight at Kohima.
06th April - Day 18: Kohima – Dimapur Airport - Delhi / Major Cities of India
Morning drive to Dimapur and transfer to Dimapur Airport (70km/2hrs) towards Delhi/major cities of India,tour end.
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