Explore the tribal cultures and hill station life style of India's remarkable frontier with South East Asia

India's Forgotten Frontier

On this discovery style trip we'll be winding our way around the foot hills of the Brahmaputra plain; to tribal centers like Itanagar, Ziro and Along before taking the Brahmaputra ferry down to Dibrugarh and setting off into the Naga Land hills to experience the spectacle of the Naga Hornbill cultural festival. At Kohima and Imphal we can reflect a little on WWII conflicts. Come prepared for endless cups of tea some stunning cultural insights and wildlife encounters at Kaziranga National Park

Talk to us about things to do if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay a little longer.


All inclusive, based on twin share and minimum of 2 travellers.

Escorted by our partner's English Speaking Guide

Trip duration
16 days
15℃ - 20℃
Hotels and guest house
Passenger van
Commence Guwahati
26 Nov 2017
Concludes Imphal
11 Dec 2017
Itinerary at a glance
Day 1 - Arrive Guwahati, drive to Kaziranga
Arrive in Guwahati by morning flight and continue by road (225 kms/5-6 hrs) to Kaziranga National Park, home of elephants & two thirds of the world's remaining Great One-Horned Rhinoceros.

Day 2 - Kaziranga
Today we have planned morning and afternoon wildlife watching safaris in the National Park.

Day 3 - to Itanagar
This morning after breakfast set out for a full day’s drive to Itanagar - the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh. The name Itanagar has been derived from the historical “Itafort”,situated in the heart of the old town.

Day 4 - to Ziro
Start out today with a visit to Jawaharlal Nehru State
Museum and Buddhist Monastery. Later, drive 180km to Ziro, one of the State’s most beautiful hill stations and the headquarters of the Apatani and Nyishi tribal region. Enroute visit Nyishi tribal village

Day 5 - Ziro
Full day excursions in Ziro. Visit the museum, Hong, Hari and Hija Villages to experience to the unique culture of the Appertain people. Also visit the local market.

Day 6 - to Along
Today we have a longer day on the road. It is about 330km to Along but we plan to stop along the way at the Tagin and Hillimiri tribal villages at Daporijo.

Day 7 - Along
Today we will be out and about in the Along district visiting the Adi Gallong tribal villages of Kabu and Darka.

Day 8 to Pasighat
We are off to Pasighart today, the head quarters of East Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. Enroute visit the confluence of the river Siyom and Siang and also the Pangin village inhabited by the Adi Minyong tribe

Day 9 - to Dibrugarh
Our route today will take us to the ferry ghat to take the ferry across the Brahmaputra River. Dibrugarh – The Tea Hub of Upper Assam with lush green environs, and the gateway to eastern Arunachal Pradesh is located on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River. It is the original home of the beverage and the centre for Heritage Tea Tourism.

Day 10 - to Jorhat
Today the road takes us south to Jorhat via Sivasagar where we'll stop for a wander around the Ahom period palaces and monuments. After lunch continue by road to Jorhat just 60km further down the highway.

Day 11 - to Mokochung (Nagaland)
We are off into the heart of the Nagaland hills to day to Mokochung the hill top urban hub and cultural nervecentre of the Ao people which is economically and politically the most important urban centre in northern Nagaland

Day 12 - to Kohima
We will be winding our way along the crest of the Nagaland hills today making our way towards Kohima. The distance is only 150km but the journey will take most of the day.

Day 13 - Kohima - Horn Bill Festival
Today we plan a full day out at the Hornbill festival site where all the varied tribes of Nagaland gather to present an annual cultural festival that is unrivaled in this part of Asia.

Day 14 - Kohima / Imphal
This morning our stops will include the Garrison Hill WWII cemetery and city market before making our way down the road to Imphal. On the way we will pass milestone 109, the spot where British
and Indian forces joined up to end the siege of Impal and drive the Japanese forces back into Burma.

Day 15 - Imphal
Morning visit to the local market and Loktak Lake – the largest fresh water lake in the North-east . Afternoon time to relax at the hotel or for free time in Imphal.

Day 16 - Imphal depart
Today transfer to the airport for your homeward flight

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