Day 1: Sat, 19 Nov '22
Destinations: Dibrugarh Airport to Tengapani
Activity: Transfer 130 km / 3 hrs
Overnight: Tengapani Resort
Arrive at the Dibrugarh Airport. Meet your guide and transfer by road to Tengapani. This region is home to the Tai Khamti tribe, who are one of the three Tai tribes found in India. As followers of Theravada Buddhism, even to this day, their village life revolves around the local Buddhist temples. The Khamti migrated here from northwestern Myanmar about 500 to 600 years back.
Your accommodation for the night is adjacent to the magnificent Golden Pagoda of Namsai.
Day 2: Sun, 20 Nov '22
Destinations: Tengapani to Miao
Activity: Cycle 65 km
Your first day of cycling on this tour takes you through the countryside of Arunachal Pradesh. Your destination for this day is Miao, a small township close to the Myanmar border. For most part of the day you will be cycling through villages inhabited by the Khamti and Chakma tribes. We have a short boat crossing at the end of the day as you arrive into Miao.
Day 3: Mon, 21 Nov '22
Destinations: Miao (visit to Namdapha National Park)
Activity: Cycle 50 km
Today we visit Namdapha National Park, the world's northernmost lowland evergreen rainforest. We cycle in the park riding deep inside this rainforest to the main forest camp at Deban (25 km each way). After lunch, we will return to the lodge in Miao.
Day 4: Tue, 22 Nov '22
Destinations: Miao to Wakro
Activity: Cycle 77 Km
Today we make our towards Wakro, a small settlement lying on the fringes of the Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary. Starting on single track village paths, we head into a secluded forest road and ride along the Namdapha National Park and the Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 5: Wed, 23 Nov '22
Destinations: Wakro to Tezu
Activity: Cycle 75 kms
A beautiful day of riding takes us from Wakro to the township of Tezu lying at the North bank of the Lohit River. The first 50 km can be called as undulating with a 15 km long climb (700 m elevation) towards Hawa Pass. This section has beautiful views all around as we will mostly be along the turquoise blue Lohit River, crossing it at the famous pilgrimage site of Parshuram Kund. Today we have crossed over from the Miju Mishmi areas to the Digaru Mishmi territory.
Day 6: Thu, 24 Nov '22
Destinations: Tezu to Nizamghat
Activity: Cycling 85 kms
The longest day of riding on this tour takes you to the banks of the mighty Dibang River. The route is mostly flat with gentle elevation. Today you will meet the third Mishmi tribe, namely the Idu Mishmi. Enroute you have high chances of spotting the Hoolock Gibbons who frequent the trees along the road.
Day 7: Fri, 25 Nov '22
Destinations: Nizamghat to Pasighat
Activity: Cycling 65 kms
Start the day with an hour long rafting run on the Dibang. Following this we continue cycling, the destination for this day is the historic township of Pasighat. Today we leave the Dibang and head for the Siang river, in essence completing the three easternmost tributaries that make the Brahmaputra river.
Day 8: Sat, 26 Nov '22
Destinations: Pasighat to Dibrugarh
Activity: Cycle 78 km, Transfer 70 km
The last day of cycling takes us back into Assam. Though our final destination is Dibrugarh, we only cycle to a small backwater called Simen Chapori. Here we pack up the cycles and drive to Dibrugarh. Enroute we cross the Bogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra, which is the culmination of the three major rivers that we cycled across coming together.
Day 9: Sun, 27 Nov '22
Destinations: Depart from Dibrugarh
Activity: Transfer 20 km/depart
The Dibrugarh airport lies about a 30 mins drive away from town. This is your port of departure.