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.
Northeast India is an ornithologist’s paradise. The abundant forest cover and the many pristine lakes in the region make it a popular choice for migratory birds that come to nest here for the winter before flying back to their native lands of Siberia or Southern China. Every year, groups of avid bird watchers travel to the northeast in search of some rare and exotic birds that can be spotted here. Some of these birds are local and exclusive to their natural habitat. The Bugun Liocichla was discovered and christened at Eagle Nest Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh and is not found anywhere else in the world. Our 11- day Bird Watcher’s Delight tour takes to you Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on a quest to find some of these spectacular bird species. Our journey begins in Guwahati and takes you to Kaziranga, Nameri, Dirang, Sela Pass and Eagle Nest Sanctuary. Get a taste of life in the wild and spend the night in tents with just basic amenities at Lama Camp. Drive to Sela Pass and be mesmerised by the beauty of the land of 101 lakes. This is an intensive trip into the hinterlands of the northeast with the promise of great sightings, enchanting locales and an unforgettable adventure. Best time to visit: November to March
Nagaland is one of Northeast India’s most beautiful destinations, brimming with culture. Various tribes have claimed this part of the land as their home. Your tour will include visits to incredibly beautiful places as Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Tuensang, and Mon. Witnessing the tribes’ lifestyles up close, steeped in their own unique traditions, will be of particular interest. You will likely never forget the experience of interacting with the various tribes of Nagaland. Please note: The following itinerary is only our suggestion, indicating one of several possibilities. We cater to your needs when arranging holidays. If you would like to modify or tailor a particular tour, just contact us; we are here to make your Northeast India tour among the very best.
Are you an avid birdwatcher? Do you travel to remote locales in search of that elusive bird that flew in for the winter? Do you enjoy roughing it out for a week or two, trekking in forests by day and camping out in tents at night? If your answer to all three questions is an emphatic ‘Yes!’ then this Tour is just the thing for you. Ahom’s intensive 14-day Namdhapa- Saikhaowa- Kaziranga Birding Tour takes you on a journey into the three national forests of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Over the course of two weeks we explore the forests on foot, by jeep, by boat and even on elephant-back to find as many species of birds as we can. Our tour begins in Dibrugarh from where we drive to Namdhapa National Park in Arunachal Pradesh. After spending the first six days here, our tour continues to Dibru- Saikhaowa and finally to Kaziranga. Our guides are experienced bird watchers determined to get you the maximum number of sightings. The White-cheeked Hill Partridge, Pale- headed Woodpecker, Blue- Naped Pitta, Snowy- throated Babbler, Grey Peacock Pheasant, Slaty-backed Flycatcher, Crested Kingfisher, Beautiful Nuthatch, Northern Lapwing, Black-hooded Oriole, Great Egret, Smoky Warbler, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Spot-billed Duck are just some of the feathered friends you will be meeting on this tour. So pack your bags and let’s go birding! Best time to visit: November to March
Arunachal Pradesh is steeped in spirituality and ancient history. Being the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama, Arunachal is a sacred place for Buddhist devotees who come on pilgrimage to the many monasteries across the state. Each of these has a fascinating history. Our Tawang tour takes you to some of the most famous monasteries in the region. The tour includes a visit to some of the other attractions like the famous orchid garden in Dirang and a trip to a tribal Monpa village. Best time to visit: Around the year
For us at Ahom, travel involves so much more than just visiting places. It’s a journey to discover new cultures, languages, foods, traditions and people. Northeast India is such a rich reserve of diversities. You could be cruising down the Brahmaputra, enjoying exotic Assamese dishes while taking in the enchanting views of the surrounding landscape. Or, make the arduous trek up to the Kanchenjunga base camp crossing virgin forests and pristine glacial lakes on your way. Meet ancient tribesfolk living in remote villages in the Himalayan valley and hear their stories. Visit the cleanest village in Asia and discover the ethos of conservation practiced by the villagers. We partner with the best guides and local partners with proven expertise of the northeast region. Together, we take you to the places and let you live the stories for an unforgettable experience. It may not always be your first choice to travel alone on a private trip. A small group of like minded people travelling to the exquisite and remote lands of the north east India may also be a good option. Check your calendar and match with our fixed departure dates for the journey of your life.