ChaloHoppo to Dambuk and Pasighat

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It is not every day that you get to visit a geographic location that remains cut off from the rest of civilisation for half the year due to the lack of a motor able land. In winters nature allows you enter Dambuk and use the dry river bed as a road. Hope you have an appetite for oranges!

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, rafting
  • Activity Level Leisurely
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  • Group Size Medium Group
    6
All about ChaloHoppo to Dambuk and Pasighat.

Dambuk is special. You may not have heard about it and it doesn’t yet feature in the traveller’s list of top places to visit in the northeast of India, but the promise of Dambuk is real. Dambuk happens to be a small region in the Lower Dibang Valley of the most unexplored state in the country, Arunachal Pradesh. Comprising mainly of Adis and some Idu Mishmi tribes, Dambuk becomes a prisoner of nature from early April to late October when two rain-fed rivers – Dibang in the east and Sisar in the west – wall it in with water. (a beautiful description we found from a journalist’s notebook) The only way one gets to visit Dambuk in the summer is on a country boat, a helicopter or on elephant back. In the winters however, nature allows you to drive to this magical village using the dry river bed as a road (an experience we can promise is going to thrill you)

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  1. All accommodations on twin sharing basis.
  2. All transport costs ex- Guwahati
  3. Airport transfers
  4. All permits and parking charges
  5. Breakfast on 4 days
  6. One expert tour /route guide wherever necessary
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  1. Airfare charges
  2. All food & beverages costs apart from the ones mentioned above
  3. Trekking shoes and clothing ( Any personal equipment)
  4. Any camera fees
  5. Hotel & driver tips (if any)
  6. Entry ticket fees to Museums, Parks, etc.
  7. Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
  8. Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  9. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Inclusions”.
  1. Day 1 Overnight Train to Arunachal Pradesh

    Land in Guwahati and board your intercity train at 6 10 pm. If time permits visit Kamakhya temple or the Umananda island in Guwahati.

  2. Day 2 Tata Sumos and Siang river

    A 1 hour ride takes you to the town of Pasighat where you get the first glimpses of Arunachali life and market before you cross the glorious Siang river to head to your retreat for the day, a beautiful cottage with a river view! Spend your day trekking to nearby hanging bridge and testing the waters of the Siang. 

  3. Day 3 Driving over dry river bed

    If you love oranges and have a sense of adventure then this drive is going to be memorable as mentioned before. With a total drive time of approximately 2.5 hours which includes a 45 minute off roading stretch where you drive over the dried bed of the Sinekrong stream, you reach the orange town of Dambuk. Have your lunch, take a million photographs, cycle around the village and chill.

  4. Day 4 Rafting on the Dibang

    Though it is optional, it is recommended to raft on the Dibang waters, not for the adrenaline rush of rafting but more for the beautiful view the rafting experience offers.
    Go on an elephant safari (based on availability) since these are non commercial routes we use the elephants that belong to locals. Relax in your resort, have some great food  and leave the resort at 3 pm to board your train from Murkongselek at 8 pm

  5. Day 5 Fly out of Guwahati

    Reach Guwahati and regret the fact that you left the quite town of behind as you off-load your bags from the train onto the platform of a busy city.

Camping

Donyi Hango
You want to feel like you’re camping but with all the luxuries of the usual stay, then you may love it here.

Bomjir
Huts that could lure kings to stay in them. Thanks to the proximity of the Dibang river, you won’t need white noise to put you to sleep.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
The Stay includes

Pasighat:

  1. Access to 24 hour running water supply.
  2. Attached bathrooms
  3. Essentials (towels, bed sheets, soaps, toilet paper)
  4. Parking on premises
  5. Electricity
  6. Common kitchen accessible to guests if they want to cook their own food
  7. Dining room and lounge
  8. Balcony/ sit out area
  9. Hot water

Bomjir:

  1. Access to 24 hour running water supply.
  2. Parking on premises
  3. Generator supported power supply
  4. Common kitchen accessible to guests if they want to cook their own food
  5. Dining room and lounge
  6. Balcony/ sit out area
  7. Hot water (available on request)

 

The Stay excludes

Pasighat:

  1. Internet.
  2. Buzzer/wireless intercom
  3. Cable TV
  4. Pool
  5. Air conditioning
  6. Gym
  7. Bar/ restaurant

Dambuk

  1. Internet.
  2. Buzzer/wireless intercom
  3. Cable TV
  4. Pool
  5. Air conditioning
  6. Gym
  7. Bar/ restaurant

 

30 Days prior to arrival : 50% refund
15 Days prior to arrival : 25% refund
Less than 15 Days prior to arrival : 0% refund

Please carry basic stuff like tooth, brush, shorts, slippers, change of clothes.
1 sweater/jacket as the temperatures will be low, and a sleeping bag (optional).
Do not forget your sports/trekking shoes
Rain coats/ ponchos

We will have pick up and drop facility to and from the Guwahati airport once you share the arrival time of your flight.

Campsite: Please avoid carrying plastic bottles or even buying sealed bottles while at the venue as want to have a litter free zone as much as possible.

the current could pull you in.

Food:  Apart from complimentary breakfast provision for lunch and dinner will be made available on pre order.

Service: Though we will try our best to give you great service, please understand we won’t be able to give you hot towels, bed tea and the like.

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