Northeast India is a region of great cultural and evolved artistic capabilities. Skills of the indigenous people combined with available natural resources have opened up unique possibilities of artistry and craftsmanship. The distinct design and aesthetics of each community, the rich culture, the fervor to live in close proximity of nature, and the urge to be self-reliant has created this exceptional land of promise. The village lifestyle involves handloom and handicraft for most native tribes making it an integral occupation for many and a fringe activity for few. Cane, bamboo, silk, cotton, metal, wood, seed, stone, clay and many more available resources are used to craft goods and magic weaves. It is also a livelihood for several artisans who have made northeast proud by showcasing to the world its rich traditions. The priceless skills and ethnic practices need conservation and expansion to withstand the impact of modern age. Best time to visit: September to March
Book a Kameng River Rafting Tour in Arunachal Pradesh with Ahom to experience a grand river rafting adventure. The Kameng River, also known as the Jia Bhoreli River in Assam, emerges from a glacier below the Gori Chen Mountain in Tawang district in the Eastern Himalayas. From the Indo-Tibetan border, the river flows through Bhalukpong in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh and moves to Sonitpur District in Assam. The Kameng is one of the most important tributaries of the Brahmaputra and covers a beautiful mountainous landscape in its upper stretch in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It forms a natural divider between the West and the East Kameng Districts and serves as a boundary between the Pakke Tiger Reserve and the Sessa and the Eaglenest Sanctuaries. It is flanked by the Dafla Hills in the east and the Aka Hills in the West. The Kameng, along with some of the other mighty tributaries of the Brahmaputra, offers a delightful rafting adventures for experts and beginners alike. It is a medium-large volume river with challenging rapids at regular intervals, beautiful gorges, and pristine forest-covered hill landscapes. The trip is guaranteed to an experience of a lifetime.
Book an 11-Day Subansiri River Rafting Tour with Ahom to enjoy a rafting experience of a lifetime. Translated as the ‘Golden River’, the Subansiri is the largest tributary of the River Brahmaputra. The transboundary tributary flows from Tibet and enters India through Arunachal Pradesh. It continues to flow through the planes of Assam before joining the Great Brahmaputra in the Lakhimpur District, at the confluence in Majuli. The Subansiri is known for its surrounding rocky terrains and lush green forests. The steep, rugged mountains in the upper course of the river make the landscape nearly isolated and extremely difficult to access. The river presents exciting challenges with its enormous rapids and powerful current. The surrounding landscapes of forests, mountains and picturesque tribal villages in the Siang Valley are exquisitely beautiful. The few inhabitants of this side of the Eastern Himalayas have been living in the hills for over a thousand years, and are friendly and welcoming to the adventurers who come their way. On this short but intense trip, you will experience the riverine valleys of Arunachal Pradesh like never before. Get ready for an exciting, adrenaline-powered rafting experience along the upper-course of the Golden River; we promise it’s worth all your efforts!
The Brahmaputra River Rafting tour by Ahom offers an unforgettable rafting experience in Arunachal Pradesh. Rafting on the Brahmaputra is an experience of a lifetime. One of the greatest and the most important rivers in Asia, the Brahmaputra flows across three countries. Emerging from the Angsi Glacier in the North of The Himalayas, the river flows through Tibet to cut through the Gyala Peri and the Namche Barwa mountain chains to enter Arunachal Pradesh in India. A great adventure awaits you right here. Enjoy the exquisite natural beauty of Assam as you drive through the tea gardens and reach the banks of the massive river. Visit Pasighat, the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh and learn about its culture and cuisine by exploring the local market. Drive to remote hillside villages surrounded by pristine cloud forests, where you will spend the night in quaint rest houses. Drive along rocky terrains and deep valleys with overnight camps in between. Your rafting experience will begin from Purung. Encounter challenging rapids on your journey, as well as float sections that give you ample opportunity to enjoy the pristine beauty of the surrounding valleys. This rafting adventure also offers you warm campfires on the beach, refreshing hikes, and the chance to explore some of the remotest natural spaces in the world. It negotiates the most beautiful big volume whitewater in an area, which is also undoubtedly one of the most inaccessible in the world. Brahmaputra River Rafting is not for the faint-hearted; take a deep breath and plunge into an epic rafting adventure that is worth all the toil!
Tripura is a picturesque hill state in northeast India bordered by Bangladesh in the north, south and west and Mizoram in the east. This erstwhile princely state echoes its monarchal past in the imposing palaces and lakes dotted across the land. Our green and cultural tour of Tripura takes you on a visit to some of these magnificent structures that tell intriguing tales of the land’s religious and social history. Tripura is a land steeped in legend. It’s where the Lord Shiva turned his entourage of Gods and Goddesses to stone, in a fit of rage. The deities stand frozen for eternity in the rock carvings at Unakoti. Tripura is also home to a rich selection of rare flora and fauna and our tour includes a double treat for ornithologists with visits to the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary and Dumboor Lake, both noted places for wildlife and bird watching. Best time to visit: October to February
Royal Agartala trip Agartala is the second largest city in the northeast after Guwahati, and the capital of Tripura. The city is home to some of the best known tourist spots in the state including the royal palace of Ujjayanta and Neer Mahal, a small distance away. This tour lets you explore Agartala and its environs, covering the major points of interest including the Sepahijala Bird Sanctuary and Chaturdasha Temple among others. The tour is a relaxed one where you can take your time learning about the fascinating histories of the places that you visit. The former royals and their legacy are a popular refrain in much of Tripura’s architecture, history and culture and you get to see snippets of this heritage on our tour of Agartala. Best time to visit: October to February
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.
South Sikkim is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. There is much to do and see here. From an imposing 130 ft statue of Buddha to the spectacular sunrise seen from Rayong hill, south Sikkim offers a rich catalogue of things to do to suit all interests. Our tour takes you across Ravangla and Namchi over six days and offers flexibility in terms of itinerary. There’s high altitude trekking for those who love adventure, while a trip to a wildlife sanctuary provides a less exertive option. Best time to visit: March to May, September to January
Our Pelling tour package takes you to Sikkim’s capital city Gangtok and its surrounding areas before advancing to the final stop. The tour offers an extensive trip across west Sikkim with visits to some famous monasteries and waterfalls along the way. The piece de resistance of course is the view of the Kanchenjunga on reaching Pelling. This trip is deal for trekkers and photography enthusiasts as it takes you over rugged terrain, across lesser-known trails to offer stunning views of the landscape. Best time to visit: Around the year