Pioneer Festival Place: Tezu and Itanagar
Travel Duration: 17 Days
Date: 12th February – 28th February
12th February – Day 01: Arrival at Dibrugarh Airport – Dibrugarh City
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Dibrugarh Airport. Dibrugarh is known as the tea capital of Assam because of the numerous tea estates that surrounds this town. Drive to Dibrugarh city (18km / ½ hrs) by a private car and transfer to the hotel, whilst the room keys and check-in is organized. If time permits visit Assam Tea Garden. Overnight in Dibrugarh.
13th February – Day 02: Dibrugarh – Namphake - Dibrugarh
After early breakfast drive to Namphake Village. Visit to the Buddhist Monastery and the village. An exotic destination
four kilometers away from Naharkatia (65 kms from Dibrugarh) town in Assam. Spread three-odd kilometers along the bank of the Dihing,
a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra, the picturesque village has an enticing old-world charm. It is the largest of the
Tai-Phake villages in Assam, boasting 70 odd families, which trace their ancestry to the great Tai race.
The village folk speak a dialect similar to the language in Thailand and still follow the traditional customs and dress code of the great Tai race.
The hamlet is also home to the Namphake Buddhist Monastery, one of the oldest and most respected Buddhist Monasteries in Assam. The villagers
live in ‘chang ghars’ – bamboo and wood houses built on raised platforms and are mostly engaged in agriculture. Evening back to Dibrugarh.
Overnight in Dibrugarh.
14th February – Day 03: Dibrugarh – Tezu
This morning drive to Tezu (190km/6hrs). Afternoon we visit Digaru Mishmi & Miji Mishmi tribal villages for their preparations of the Tam Ladu Festival. Overnight at Tezu.
15th February – Day 04: Tezu (Tam Ladu Festival of Digaru Mishmi & Miji Mishmi Tribes)
Full day enjoy Tam Ladu festival of Digaru Mishmi & Miji Mishmi Tribe. After breakfast, drive to main venue to attend the inaugural ceremony of Tam Ladu festival of Digaru and enjoy traditional ritual and folk dance. Overnight at Tezu.
16th February – Day 05: Tezu – Roing
After breakfast, we visit district museum, traditional sale emporium and local market. After that we drive to Roing (130km/4hrs). Enruote we visit Adi and Digaru Mishmi tribal villages and evening visit local market at Roing. Overnight at Roing.
17th February – Day 06: Roing
Full day visit Idu (Mishmi) tribal villages like Abango, Kuruno and Abali. Idu Mishmi are known for maintaining an admirable sense of social bonding and unity among its members through their characteristic socio-religious rituals in daily life, yet providing the individual adequate freedom to integrate aspects of material progress in their life-style. Moreover, visit Adi-Padam tribal villages. Overnight at Roing.
18th February – Day 07: Roing – Pasighat
After breakfast, we will drive to Pasighat (320km/6hrs). Enroute cross one of the second longest bridge in Asia 9.15km and biggest rivers in the world - the Brahmaputra which is a unique experience as we can only gauge the vastness of the river once we cross. Our destination across the river is the town of Pasighat. Overnight at Pasighat.
19th February – Day 08: Pasighat
After breakfast, we explore the Adi-Miyong and Adi-Bori 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.
20th February – Day 09: Pasighat – Aalo
Today drive to Aalo (120km/4hrs). You travel by splendid jungle landscape full sumptuous vegetation with on the context the hum of the jungle. Perhaps we see also the mithun, semi-wild animal, a holy animal for the peoples of Arunachal, what them does not prevent at each festival at least slaughter of mithun. Mithun is a symbol of states animal. Overnight at Aalo.
21st February – Day 10: 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.
22nd February – Day 11: Aalo – Daporijo
In the morning we will drive to Daporijo (180km/6hrs) which is a small town to see a very interesting and colorful tribe called the Tagin, Hill Miri and Galos. On the way you will visit Maro, Tipi, Bagra and more Galos villages. They have their own culture and tradion. Overnight at Daporijo.
23rd February – Day 12: Daporijo – Ziro
Today drive by a green tropical landscape to Ziro (170km/6hrs). Enroute we visit some Hill Miri villages. Sometimes there old bamboo bridges must become crossed to reach the villages. The women of the Hill Miri carry large round ear bels. 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. Overnight at Ziro
24th February – Day 13: Ziro
Full day explore Apatani tribal villages, like Hong - Dutta – Hija – Bulla -Hari etc. The uniqueness of Apatani tribe is tattooing on women face and its nose plug. Here we get a close look at the art of bamboo, cane and weaving. Apatanis are also believed in Donyi-Polo i.e. Sun and the moon as a god and have traditional altar in front of house made up of bamboo and leave. Overnight at Ziro.
25th February – Day 14: Ziro – Itanagar
After breakfast, drive to Itanagar (180km/5hrs), the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. After check in Hotel and lunch we visit the state museum that has a very interesting tribal section - their lifestyles, social customs, dances and handicrafts and local market. Enroute visits various tribal villages of Nyishi tribe. Ziro is situated in a valley Plateau enclosed by hills covered with dense alpine forests. Overnight at Itanagar.
26th February – Day 15: Itanagar (Nyokum Festival of Nyishi Tribes)
Today full day enjoy the Nyokum festival of Nyishi Tribes, which is the biggest tribe in Arunachal Pradesh. After breakfast, drive to Festival celebrating Ground for inaugural ceremony and traditional folk dance, rituals of Mithun and chicken sacrifices to God for welfare for the society as well as for good cultivation infront of the Altar. Overnight at Itanagar.
27th February – Day 16: Itanagar – Guwahati
After breakfast drive to Guwahati (350km/7hrs) and check in Hotel. Evening visit Kamakya temple or Boat Cruise on River Brahmaputra. Overnight at Guwahati.
28th February – Day 17: Guwahati – Guwahati Airport Delhi / Major Cities of India
Breafast in hotel and transfer to Guwahati Airport (22km/½hrs) towards Delhi / Kolkata, tour end.
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