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.
Daring Dzongri Trek - Sikkim Adventure Tours A tour of Sikkim goes hand in hand with exploring its trekking trails. With so many fantastic treks to choose from, it’s difficult to zero in on a favourite. Still, the Dzongri trek in Gangtok vies for the top spot on the list of the best treks in Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of 4200m, the Dzongri trek offers a mix of thrill and love of nature. It is part of the longer Goechala Trek that stretches across a 50- kilometre trail usually covered in 7 days. The Dzongri trek is a condensed route that is favoured by trekkers from across the country because of its challenging terrain. Yuksom is the starting point of the trek and continues across Tsokha to finally reach Dzongri. The Dzongri view point offers spectacular views of some of the most famous peaks in the Himalayan range including Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kumbhakarna, and Mt. Rathong among others. If you love adventure and love the mountains then this tour is for you. Best time to visit: March to May / September to November Please Note: This trek is recommended for seasoned trekkers and those who are physically fit. It is a fairly strenuous trek and not recommended for children below 16 years of age and those with any physical impediments like arthritis.
Dzukou Valley bordering Manipur and Nagaland is one of the most pristine spots in the northeast not least because of the remoteness of the location; but also because of the low hanging clouds that cover the valley in fresh due every morning. The valley is replete with wild flowers cascading rivers and verdant forest with some excellent trails for trekking. our five-day tour of Dzukou Valley takes you to the heart of the valley through Vismewa village and gives you a true taste of the outdoors with overnight stay in tents. Best time to visit: September to April Please Note: All travellers must be over 18 years of age to be eligible for this trek. Previous trekking experience will be an advantage, although not mandatory. For first time trekkers, it is advisable to practice stamina- building exercises and undergo a fitness programme prior to the trip. This trek is not advisable for those with any chronic ailments like heart diseases and for pregnant women.
One of the best kept secrets of Sikkim, the Green Lake Trek is a beautiful yet challenging trek that takes you into the heart of the Himalayas. If you love trekking on untrodden trails, crossing glacial streams and rhododendron forests, surrounded by the solitude of the mountains, this trek is for you. The trek begins in Lachen and takes you to the ethereal Green Lake (4935m) via Tallem, Jakthang and Yabuk. Enjoy unrivalled views of Kanchenjunga as you make your way up the rugged terrain of the Himalayan slopes. This is an arduous trek in Zemu glacier that we complete in 14 days with a couple of rest days in between to let you acclimatise to the changing altitude. There are some steep uphill ascents and challenging treks over uneven terrain of boulders and rocky pebbles. You must be mindful of your steps to avoid slipping. One of the highpoints of any trekking trip is setting up camp at the end of the day. After a full day’s exertions, there is nothing better than to retire to the comfort of your tents and spend the night under the stars, by the warmth of a campfire. Best time to visit: April and October Please Note: Due to the strenuous nature of this trek, it is recommended for seasoned trekkers only. Children below 18 years of age are not permitted on this trek.
Northeast India is a Mecca for adventure lovers. From the treacherous rapids of the Brahmaputra to arduous trekking trails across the Himalayas, the region is a treasure trove of thrills guaranteed to get your pulse racing. Unfortunately, most of the northeast remains unexplored even today and so do its thrills. Our Meghalayan Adventure tour takes you on an unforgettable journey to the Land of Clouds to discover some of its hidden gems. Visit the Ranikor Beach Festival for a full day’s adventure with angling, bungee jumping, swimming, rafting and other water sports. Our tour also takes you to the famous David Scott’s Trail. While the full trail is over 100 km, we have tailored it to a day’s trip that can be covered in 5 to 6 hours. Suffering from arthritis? A dip in the sulphur waters of Jakrem hot spring might be just the thing for you. Fancy a night on a secluded island? We’ll travel to Nongkhum Island and spend the night in tents. If you love adventure and love the outdoors, this is a trip for you. Best time to visit: mid- February Please Note: The trek of David Scott’s Trail is recommended for seasoned trekkers and those in good physical fitness. It is not recommended for those under 18 years of age.
The Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh is a hot spot for adventure junkies, offering a wide range of water sports like rafting, angling and kayaking. The river originates in Tibet as the Tsang-po and then flows into Arunachal as the Siang to finally join the Lohit River in Assam. This union of the two rivers forms the mighty Brahmaputra. The Siang is mild in places with some sudden turbulent stretches and includes several Grade IV and V rapids that provide the most thrilling river rafting expeditions. A tour of the Siang valley also introduces you to the Adis, an old indigenous tribe who live in the adjoining hills and forests, in perfect harmony with nature.
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.
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.
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.
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!