GROUP TOUR OF NAMDAPHA NATIONAL PARK
10th to 21st December, 2012.
Namdapha National Park is a mystery of a rainforest. Unexplored and hidden from the world in the eastern most corner of India, with three sides bordering the Union of Myanmar, the forests of Namdapha National Park are a delight to all naturalists, bird lovers and adventure enthusiasts.
The national park is India's largest tract of wilderness and covers an astounding area of 2000 sq. km. This rugged terrain of tropical rain fed forests boasts of an incredible biodiversity. The flora of the park consists of more than 1000 plant species. The fauna is equally fascinating - with over 500 species of exotic birds, and a diversity of mammal life that is steadily increasing. Many of these species are endemic to Namdapha, a result of the national park's unique location and sheer size.
The national park starts at an altitude of 200 meters and reaches to over 4500 meters, with the mighty Dapha Bum Peak being the highest point around. This altitudinal diversity has given rise to different forest zones. The lower altitudes are of tropical wet evergreen forests and bamboo groves. Climbing higher, one gets to see sub-tropical and temperate broad leaved forests. And in the end, the pine forests turn into alpine meadows, and permanent snow and ice. In the highest reaches of the national park, rumors are abound of the elusive snow leopard.
In this once a lifetime tour, you will be trekking for more than 50 miles into the rainforest. The campsites will be out of the world, providing for exceptional views of the eastern Himalayas. Equally fascinating will be your journey inside the rainforest, as you'll encounter a myriad species of plants, birds, tress and animals alike. You will get a chance to battle it out against rough rainforest terrain - consisting of mud, slime, leeches, twigs, spiky plants, animals and the ever dense greenery that only a rainforest can provide. And at the top of it all, an encounter with the hospitality of the local Lisu Tribe will leave you asking for more. Learn about their beautiful sustainable indigenous lifestyles and take part in their daily activities. And you will find out that there is a little tribal in all of us.
For - Tiger Chasers, Wildlife Enthusiasts, Thrill Seekers, Birders, Himalayan Enthusiasts and Explorers.
- Get a chance to trek in India's most mighty rainforest.
- Be a spectator to the exotic wildlife of Namdapha.
- Bird watching where you will end up witnessing hundreds of species.
- Meet friendly tribal people and learn about their sustainable lifestyles.
- Campsites which offer stunning unforgettable views of the Eastern Himalayas.
Minimum Persons - 8
Maximum Persons - 12
Arrive at Dibrugarh Airport. Check-in to a clean and comfortable hotel. Free to explore the tea town of Dibrugarh in the evening. Spend time in a relaxed boat ride in the Brahmaputra River.
After breakfast, leave for Namdapha National Park (6 hours). Overnight will be at eco friendly cottages at Deban. Optional bonfire in the evening.
After breakfast leave for a trek up till Hornbill Camp (3 hours), the best place to witness the majestic Hornbills. Set up camp and relax till lunch. Afternoon spend time bird watching in the surrounding wilderness. Overnight at camps.
Leave for a trek to Ranijheel Camp site (3 hours) after breakfast. En route visit Bulbulia, where you will get to see hot sulfur springs which light up on fire. On the way spot many species of birds. Set up camp upon reaching. Spend the day bird watching and following small trails that have been left by mammals. An expert guide will always be present. Dinner will be served by the bonfire.
Explore Ranijheel and the surrounding areas. Research on the many species of flora and fauna found here, some of which are yet to be identified by the scientific community. Go for a hike to explore the surrounding areas of Ranijheel.
Leave for a 3 hour trek to Firmbase. The path to Firmbase from Rani Jheel is a steep downhill run, and has bamboo and secondary forest, and is great for bird watching. One is usually sure to see the Snowy-Throated Babbler on this stretch. Rest of the day will be free for bird watching in Firmbase. Camps will be setup for the night. Firmbase is probably one of the best camoing spots of the world, and the view from Firmbase is absolutely mesmerizing.
Spend the day relaxing in Firmbase and just taking in the vibe of the incredible scenery. Later, trek to the nearby village of the Lisu Tribe and get a chance to stay with them and learn about the fascinating lives. Enjoy the delicious organic fruits of the villagers and maybe go fishing in the nearby Noa-Dihing River. Overnight in camps.
Trek from Lisu Village (5 hours) to 25th mile camp. Setup camp, and spend the rest of the day exploring the forests.
After breakfast, trek back to Deban (4 hours). Rest of the day will be free for bird watching.
Explore the wildlife around Deban and surrounding forests which are good for birding. Visit the nearby villages of the Lama Tribe and the Chakma Tribe. Interact with them and learn about their unique culture.
After a very early breakfast and leave for Dibrugarh Airport (5 hours) for a flight back home. Tour Ends.
Deban Guest House
Secret camping site inside the rainforest
Price & Booking
Price & Booking Information
All accommodations (1 night hotel, 3 night guest house, 6 nights tents)
Tour guide and wildlife guide
Entry and camping fees for Namdapha National Park
Entry Permit for Arunachal Pradesh
Camera Charges for National Park
*Please read our TERMS OF SERVICE before booking to ensure trust and understanding of our tours and services.
- An encounter with the mother forest. (travelogue)
- Facts about Namdapha National Park. (Information)