Himalaya, North India - The Eastern Arc

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This tour leads through four of the most northeastern states of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Assam and Meghalaya.

Pricing

Price
per rider with two or three participants €2,449.00 $2,724.41 ?
per pillion passenger with two or three participants €2,149.00 $2,390.67 ?
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Reduced prices with a higher number of participants:
from 4 participants per rider €2,149.00 $2,390.67 ?
from 4 participants per pillion passenger €1,849.00 $2,056.93 ?
from 6 participants per ride €1,999.00 $2,223.80 ?
from 6 participants per pillion passenger €1,699.00 $1,890.07 ?
from 8 participants per ride €1,949.00 $2,168.18 ?
from 8 participants per pillion passenger €1,649.00 $1,834.44 ?
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Single room (supplement per person) €400.00 $444.98 ?
German or English speaking tour guide (surcharge per tour) €499.00 $555.12 ?
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Rental motorcycle included according to choice and availability:
Royal Enfield Classic 350 €0.00
Royal Enfield Machismo 350 €0.00
Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 €0.00
Royal Enfield Himalayan €0.00
KTM 200 Duke €0.00
KTM 390 Duke €0.00

Features

Features
all accommodations - 15 nights
all meals (15 x breakfast, 15 x lunch, 15 x dinner)
Refreshments and water
Tour guide (English-speaking), German-speaking accompanying person at extra charge, see prices
Mechanic
Spare parts, petrol
Rental motorcycle 350 cc Royal Enfield (Classic, Machismo, Thunderbird)
Support vehicle
Entrance fees
Not included features
Everything that is not listed under services
Visa
international flight
Entry permit for foreigners (approx. 70 Euro)
unmentioned food and drink

More details

More details
Number of participants: from 2 persons
Good motorcycle riding skills are required. Sometimes rivers have to be crossed and you have to cross jeeppists and sometimes badly constructed roads. Every day 3-6 hours are spent on the motorcycle.
Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. We will gladly provide binding information upon request.
Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.

We ride through the dense forests of Nagaland, over dried out riverbeds of the State Arunachal Pradesh, through the green hilly tea plantations of Assam and the wettest area in the world in Meghalaya!

The Northeast States have one of the highest densities of different cultures and languages in all of India. During the tour we will ride through the areas of the Galo, Adi, Idu, Khamti, Konyak, Ao, Lotha, Angami, Karbi, Dimasa, Jaintia and Khasi tribes - just to name a few! Each day takes us through a new tribal territory, and each people is very different from the previous one. Great landscapes, unique nature and lots of riding fun await us.

PROGRAM:

Day 1 Dibrugarh

Dibrugarh is one of the largest cities in eastern India and is famous for the surrounding green tea plantations. After you have been picked up from the airport and brought to your hotel, you will receive a briefing for the upcoming tour. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 Dibrugarh - Pasighat (170 km - 5 hours)

We start the day with a one hour ferry ride. Afterwards we ride on wide highways all the way to Pasighat. Today is a little shorter on good roads with perfect conditions to acclimatize and get familiar with the bike and road conditions. Overnight stay in a deluxe tent.

Day 3 Pasighat - Roing (distance: 110 km - 5 hours)

Today we reach the watershed of the Brahmaputra with its tributaries (Siang, Dibang, Lohit), which all join together a little west of here. The first half of the route through the villages of Adi and Idu Mishmi will be on relatively good roads. During the second half of the tour the riding skills will be put to the test a little more because of the river arms to be crossed. You can expect a challenging day with dry riverbeds, sections through mud and over poorly constructed roads. A real riding pleasure. Overnight stay in the inn.

Day 4 Roing - Tengapani (distance: 190 km - 5 to 6 hours)

It goes through the areas of the Tai Khampti, an ethnic group that immigrated to this fertile region from the mountainous areas a few years ago and was known for its prosperity (due to a successful timber trade). Now the trade with the wood was forbidden and the people here live as farmers. Most of the route runs on good roads. Except for a few river crossings, you'll have an easy day of riding. This day will be very varied with a beautiful landscape. Overnight stay in the inn.

Day 5 Tengapani - Deban (distance: 100 km - 3 to 4 hours)

The small community of Deban is located on the banks of the Noa Dihing River on the edge of Namdhapha Nature Reserve. Namdapha is one of the largest protected areas in all of Asia and has a great biodiversity. Today you will ride through the territories of the three Buddhist Theravada tribes Khamti, Singpho and Chakma. A short day on the bikes gives us more time to get in touch with people. We spend the night camping.

Day 6 Deban -Mon (distance: 170 km - 8 - 10 hours)

The city of Mon is the central center of the Konyak Nagas. The Konyaks are widely scattered over parts of Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar. They are a warring people and are still working as headhunters today. Even today, the chief makes decisions for the Konyaks on both sides of the border. It will be a long day on the motorcycles over a plain parallel to the Patkai mountain range. We will ride through the rural Arunachal with its rice fields and through the tea plantations of Assam to the forests of Nagaland. Overnight stay in the inn.

Day 7 Mon - Mokokchung (distance: 160 km - 7 - 9 hours)

Today we go deep into Nagaland. Mokochung is one of the most important centres in Nagaland. Today we will ride on jeep tracks through the forest, as well as on well constructed roads. On the rather muddy roads we will not encounter much oncoming traffic. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8 Mokokchung-Kohima (distance: 160km - 6 to 8 hours)

A good day on the motorbike: We go to the famous city of Kohima via the Doyang Reservoir on village roads. This area is known for the annual migration of the Amur falcons, which eat a layer of fat for 40 days to fortify themselves for the onward flight to Africa. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9 Kohima

For today, leisure time is scheduled in Kohima. For those interested we organize a small tour through Kohima. There is the option of a day hike to the beautiful Dzuku Valley, a visit to the Naga Heritage village or a visit to the "Second World War Cemetery" and ride to the village of Khonoma. Kohima is the capital of Nagaland. It was here during the Second World War that the advance of the Japanese and Indians in the battles at Kohima and Imphal was halted. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 Kohima - Haflong (distance: 290 km - 8 to 10 hours)

We leave Nagaland and return to Assam. Our destination today is Haflong, the only so-called "hill station" in Assam (mountain resorts used by the British to escape the heat in the summer months). It goes through Karbi Anglong and on through the Dimo Hsao district. We will pass settlements of the Karbi, Dimasa and Rengma and spend the second half of the day on a well constructed four-lane road that will later connect India with South-East Asia. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11 Haflong - Jowai (distance: 240kms - 8 to 10 hours)

Another beautiful motorcycle day! We start with a nice ride up to the Jaintia Plateau. On the way we cross the Umranso Reservoir with a spectacular view. The day ends in Jowai, the capital of the Jainta Mountains in Meghalaya. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 12 Jowai - Cherappunjee (distance: 180 km - 6 - 8 hours)

Cherappunjee is famous for the highest rainfall in the world. We will be near the border to Bangladesh, on very good roads with little traffic. In a small Khasi village we will stop for a delicious meal. Cherappunjee has a lot to offer and is especially famous for its "living tree bridges" and deep caves. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13 Cherappunjee

Another rest day with the possibility of a hike to the living tree bridges. The people here have taken advantage of the properties of the strongly rooted Ficus Elastica trees to cross the many rivers. You can visit the caves and bathe in the countless water holes. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 14 Cherappunjee - Guwahati (distance: 200 km 6 - 8 hours)

Our last day on the motorbike takes us down again to the banks of the Brahmaputra, this time to Guwahati, the largest city in the North-East States. On the way we will also visit a forest near Mawphlang which is sacred to the Khasi. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15 Departure

You'll have to say goodbye and be taken to the airport.