Put Your Endurance to the Test with our Northeast Adventure Tours
Northeast India is a Mecca for adventure junkies. The rugged landscape presents an unending vista of uncharted roads and wild streams that offer the best trekking trails and rafting stretches in the country. You will be spoiled for choices here, whatever you fancy. For an instant adrenaline boost try navigating grade IV rapids on the Brahmaputra or make an arduous trek up to the high slopes of Kanchenjungha or a trek up to Tawang Monastery in Arunachal. Explore Mawsmai caves in Cherrapunjee, each with their mysterious engravings and legends of yore. Thrilling but less exerting is the sport of angling with the goal of reeling in the elusive Golden Mahseer. You could even try your hand at archery, a popular local sport in Meghalaya. Whether you’re a pro looking for bigger challenges or a traveller curious to try adventure sports for the first time, here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know about a northeast adventure tour

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River rafting in Northeast

The Brahmaputra River that runs through Arunachal Pradesh and Assam in India is a favoured destination for rafters. The stretch of the Brahmaputra near Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh has some spectacular Grade IV rapids like the Ninguing and Pulsating Pulsi. A rafting trip here takes you through tribal Adi settlements along the way. Here, you can spot the elusive Gangetic Dolphin among various other species of rare flora and fauna that contribute to the flourishing northeast ecotourism. The Kameng River in Arunachal’s idyllic Seppa Valley is another popular place for river rafting in northeast. A sport like river rafting requires specific gear and safety equipment that should be sourced from reliable vendors. Ahom partners with the most trusted adventure sports operators in the northeast to offer you the best thrills while ensuring 100 percent safety.  

Trekking in Northeast

The topography of northeast India is beautiful as it is diverse. From the high mountain grounds of Sikkim to the rolling tea estates of Assam and from the lush meadows of Dzukou Valley to the verdant forests of Meghalaya, the landscape changes as you move from one region to the other, presenting the best trails for trekking in Northeast. The Maenam Hill trek in Sikkim is a popular trek offering stunning views of the Kanchenjungha. This is a moderate-difficulty trek with 9 kilometres uphill climb. Dzukou Valley is one of the best known spots for trekking in Nagaland. This is a 4- 5 day trek that takes you across icy rivers and natural caves in this remote valley. Stay in tents and experience the thrill of the outdoors. Our partner guides are experts in the area and are well acquainted with the terrain and its geography. They know the best routes to take and ensure your safety on a trek. Make sure to pack your bag of must-haves before setting off for a trekking or rafting trip.

Angling and Archery

North east India is home to several prominent rivers that are the mainstay of the people providing drinking water, irrigation, trade, transport and hydro power. The main rivers like the Siang and Brahmaputra also promote tourism with their wide range of options like water sports and luxury cruises. Angling is a sport that is quite popular in the northeast. The Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh has an abundance of the endangered Golden Mahseer. It is good test of skill to reel in the fish that puts up a fight, and to finally release it at the end. Archery is another sport that finds favour particularly in Shillong. Archery Stakes in the capital of Meghalaya combine archery and gambling and are held daily in an open field. It’s exciting to see archers vying for the first spot and is a good sport to try if you’re in the mood for something new.


A great thrill for travellers visiting the northeast is a trip to the caves of Meghalaya. Nine of the ten deepest caves in India are located in Meghalaya. The most popular among these is the Mausmai Cave, a 250m long cave near Cherrapunji with natural stalactite and stalagmite formations growing inside. The limestone cave is lit up with electric torches for the convenience of tourists. The Dainthlen Falls near Sohra derives its name from a legendary ‘thlen’ or serpent of gargantuan size. This snake is believed to have dwelt in an adjoining cave, terrorizing villagers. The monster was finally slain putting an end to its reign of terror. Natural rock carvings on the cave walls depict this story and bear testimony to its veracity. Discover the places and their stories on a northeast adventure tour.

Wildlife and Birding

A northeast adventure tour is incomplete without a tryst with the local wildlife that thrives here. While the endangered one-horned rhino roams freely in Kaziranga, Dibru- Saikhowa National Park is replete with a wide variety of avifauna including the rare Greater Spotted Eagle, Grey Heron, Black-Breasted Parrotbill etc. The northeast is home to seven national parks of which two- Kaziranga and Manas are World Heritage Sites. The flourishing northeast ecotourism owes a lot to the care that is put behind the preservation of animals. For a true sense of adventure spend a night at one of the reserves surrounded by the nocturnal cries of wild animals. The mystique of the jungle compares to no other and evokes a primal sense of fear and excitement in us. It is in the forest that the tables are truly turned and where we, the predators, become the prey.

The northeast in a sense is a microcosm of the diversity that represents India. There is so much to do and see here for every kind of traveller. Whether you’re looking for a romantic honeymoon getaway or a river rafting adventure with your friends, or a solitary retreat in the mountains, the options are endless. Ahom is here to plan the trip you want, guiding you every step of the way for a truly satisfying travel experience. So call us today and let’s head out to the northeast!