THE NAMDAPHA RAINFOREST TREK
9 Nights/10 Days
Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh.
Located at the eastern most tip of the Indian Sub-continent lies the largest national park of India. The Namdapha National Park, covering an area of 2000 sq. km, is situated in the beautiful valley of the Noa-Dihing, and appers like a finger into Myanmar when seen from a satellite. This rugged terrain formed by tropical rain forests of incredible biological diversity, boasts of more than a 1000 plant species, over 500 bird species and a diversity of animal species that is still climbing steeply and includes tigers, leopards, deer, flying squirrels, red pandas, bears. And because of its unique geographic location, the park is home to myriad species of plants and animals, many of which are unique to Namdapha only, and cannot be found anywhere else in the world
Namdapha National Park spans an altitude range from around 200m to over 4500m. This altitudinal diversity has given rise to many different forest types. The lower reaches are covered in extensive Tropical Wet Evergreen forests. At higher altitudes, one witnesses Sub-Tropical and Temperate Broad Leaved forests, and Pine forests, into Alpine Meadows, and permanent Snow & Ice. One goes from the land of the Clouded Leopard to the abode of the Red Panda – and perhaps the elusive Snow Leopard.
For the birding enthusiast, the forest shelters many rare and threatened species found only in the North East within the country such as Grey Peacock – Pheasant, Red Leaded and Ward’s Trogons, Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Snowy throat-ed Babbler, Hill Partridges and beautiful Nuthatch, and five different species of the majestic Hornbill to name a few from the long list. A great diversity of insects, fish, amphibians and reptiles also add to the varied diversity of the forest and rivers of Namdapha.
This exclusive trek is an once-a-lifetime experience thourgh some of the remotest regions of the Himalayas. It is the only genuine rainforest trekking experience available in India, through spectacularly forested terrains of India's largest national park and rainforest, incredible flora and fauna, and off the beaten track tribal cultures. It is also a learning experience where you'lll learn survival skills, live the life of a forest dweller and get to appreciate nature upclose.
- Rainforest Trekking
- Bird watching in a land of more than 500 species of birds
- Wildlife watching
- Camping at breathtaking locations
- Meet remote tribes who live a marvelous sustainable life
- Learn about surviving in a forest
Late October to March
Minimum Persons Required - 2
Arrive at Dibrugarh Airport. Check-in to clean and comfortable hotel. Afternoon can be spent taking leisurely strolls near the scenic riverbank. Free to explore the market area of the town in the evening. O/n in a comfortable hotel.
After breakfast, leave for Namdapha National Park (6 hours). En route cross numerous tea plantations and the fertile countryside of Assam. Overnight will be at a basic guesthouse 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. The campsite is located right in the middle of the rainforest, giving you plenty of opportunity to be surrounded by an astounding biodiversity of all kinds of birds, insects, animals, plants, trees, fungi, etc. Set up camp and relax till lunch. Afternoon spend time bird watching in the surrounding wilderness. Overnight at camps.
Spend the day exploring the forests around Hornbill Camp, escorted by a local guide. Observe the absolutely breathtaking biodiversity of the rainforest. Go for short hikes to different trails around the forest, escorted by a guide without whom you’d be lost. Bonfire in the evening. Listen to thrilling stories from the porters and guides about life in the wild. Overnight at camps.
Leave for a 4 hour trek to Firmbase, one of India's most scenic campsite. En route visit Bulbulia to see hot water sulfur springs. The path to Firmbase will cross evergreen, primary, 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 around Firmbase or to stroll at leisure. Overnight at camps.
Trek from Firmbase (2 hours) to nearby Lisu Village where the Lisu Tribe live a remarkable sustainable life. Rest of the day at village to learn about their culture. Visit their farms, their houses and interact with the kind hearted tribals. O/n at a tribal’s home or tents.
After breakfast, trek to 25th mile camp(4-5 hours). The trek will cross numerous sustainable bamboo bridges, core rainforest area and will be alongside the No-Dihing River. The area is good for spotting some rare wildlife. Setup camp, and spend the rest of the day exploring the forests around. Overnight at camps.
After breakfast trek to Deban (4 hours) crossing various sustainable bridges and deep rainforest terrain. Rest of the day free for exploring the forests around and using to modern facilities of the guesthouse to relax.
Explore the forests at Deban, famous for spotting few wildlife. Visit nearby villages of the Lama and Chama tribes who live simple and heatly lives. By afternoon, leave for Dibrugarh (7 hours).
Drive to Dibrugarh Airport (4 hours) for a flight back. Tour Ends.
Deban Guest House
Secret camping site inside the rainforest
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- Camera traps, tigers and Namdapha. (aaranyak.com)