Best tour packages for North east India 2019 - 2020

ChaloHoppo’s Trip Calendar for 2019 – 2020 | Unique Group Tour Packages for Northeast India – Updated on 17/07/2019

For a very long time, we have refrained from using the term ‘tour packages’ to describe the experiences we create in Northeast India. There is something very traditional and boring about the terms ‘tour packages’ and hence we never wrote a blog titled ‘Best Northeast India tour packages’ or ’12 amazing northeast India tour packages’  etcetera. But we have realised that it is a term that people are familiar with and hence inadvertently one looks up for the search term in Google. The results that throw up are disappointing. That is why we decided to make some difference, in a way that we can.

By writing an article listing out some of the unique experiences one can have in Northeast India. These are experiences which we at ChaloHoppo have curated first hand. There is no plan or shall we say ‘package’ which we have listed because some travel agent connected us to a guy sitting in Tawang who can take you to Bumla pass. No. In fact, this list of ‘unique northeast India tour packages’ that we have listed doesn’t even feature Tawang.

Why? Well simply because so far, in the last 3 years that we have been operational, we have yet not been able to create something unique for Tawang. An experience which sets us apart from the hordes of cliched travel packages available out there. That, however, will change soon and you can expect a ChaloHoppoesque Tawang experience in 2020!

For now, let us proceed to share ChaloHoppo’s trip calendar for 2019 – 2020 which definitely happen to be some of the best northeast India tour packages that one can sign up for.

This is quite a comprehensive list of over 4000 words covering experiences in the northeast Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Sikkim. The only states missing are Assam and Tripura and if you wish to travel to these 2 states then we can always customise a trip for you. You can send us your enquiry here.

The blog has 11 experiential tour packages listed with the different dates on which one can book it.  Each of these 11 tours has again been broken down into the following three parts: 

A) You should book this trip if you: This is to give you an idea of your traveller persona and choose a trip based on the kind of experiences you would like to have.

B) The locations and spots you will get to tick off your list: This gives an overview of the places the trip will cover. It doesn’t specifically mention everything to do in that place.

C) Highlights of the trip: This tells you what experiences we will be crafting for you.

For ease of access, we have created a table of contents and you can navigate within the page using the same.

Tour nameDates of the tourCost of the tour per travellerState(s) you are travelling toMinimum number of travellers(for the trip to happen)Maximum group capacity
Chalohoppo to Dzukou ValleyJun 14-16 | Jul 12-14 | Aug 10-12Rs 7,500/-Nagaland430
ChaloHoppo to Asia's First Green Village, Dzuleke and Dzukou ValleyMay 26-30 | Jun 12-16 | Jul 10-14 | Aug 10-14 | Oct 5-9Rs 17,000/-Nagaland415
ChaloHoppo to an Adventure in the Wet and Wild MeghalayaMay 13-19 | Jun 21-27 | Aug 10- Aug 16| Aug 29- Sep 4Rs 25,450/-Meghalaya48
ChaloHoppo to Meet the Headhunters of Nagaland!Aug 10-14| Jun 26-30 | Oct 5-9 | Jan 11-15 Rs 28,200/-Nagaland410
ChaloHoppo for a Football tour to the wettest part of the worldAug 10-15Rs 42,000/-Meghalaya48
ChaloHoppo to a Meghalayan adventure before ZFM 2019Sep 21 - 25Rs 19,200/-Meghalaya310
ChaloHoppo to the Ziro Festival of Music 2019Sep 25 - Oct 1Rs 10,000/- (starting price)Arunachal PradeshNA150
ChaloHoppo from a Monastic River island to an Alien landSep 30 - Oct 6Rs. 25,250Assam and Nagaland48
ChaloHoppo to meet the headhunters of Nagaland and find peace in Majuli - Post-ZFM SpecialSep 30 - Oct 6Rs. 29,750Assam and Nagaland48
ChaloHoppo to an Unknown Arunachal - MechukaOct 9-17Rs 32,750/-Arunachal Pradesh410
ChaloHoppo to a Mythical MizoramOct 5-13Rs 38,000/-Mizoram48
ChaloHoppo to an Emerald MeghalayaOct 4-9 | Oct 26-31 | Nov 10-15 | Jan 11-15 | Feb 18- 23 | Mar 7-12Rs 21,200/-Meghalaya410
ChaloHoppo to a Frozen Dzukou ValleyDec 13-15 | Jan 10-12 | Feb 21-23 Rs 7,500/-Nagaland430
ChaloHoppo to Celebrate Chapcharkut in MizoramMar 2-7 Rs 26,000/-Mizoram48

List of our trips and their specialities

Chalohoppo to Dzukou Valley

One of the lesser-known valleys of flowers that spreads like a carpet, changing colour with the seasons is a trekkers wonderland. At approximately 8000 feet you can see rivulets, flowers, herbs and shrubs spread across Dzukou’s lap. With the scenic and quaint villages of Zakhama and Viswema serving as bases for starting the trek, your experience of being one with nature starts the moment you arrive in Nagaland. As you trek to the serene valley and pass ‘communitised’ villages along the way, the fragrant flowers will keep your senses mesmerised, if the visual treat alone isn’t enough!

Our dear friend and eminent blogger Vikas Palkkot, one of the co-authors of Beyond The Wall” went on a trip to Dzukou valley with us. Vikas and Divya are known for their budget travels (who doesn’t want to save a few bucks here and there) to beautiful destinations across the globe. You can know more about Vikas’s experience with us here.

Read 12 Things not to do on your trek to Dzukou valley.

You should book this trip if you

  • Ever felt like unzipping your tent to a surreal view of the sun rising over terraced rice fields and stretch your arms wide?
  • Want to camp to one of the best views Nagaland has to offer
  • Have thought of dining on fresh cooked Naga cuisines
  • Like red meat, varieties of smoked and fresh meat, infused with local herbs and generous portions of the bamboo shoot on offer
  • Love trekking and want to see the stunning landscape of Dzukou valley
  • Are not a regular trekker but want to experience it for the first time
  • You have never trekked
  • Want to get introduced to Nagaland
  • Have never camped and this would be your first time
  • Are planning to visit Northeast India and have only a weekend to spare
  • Miss seeing stars and sitting around bonfires

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Kohima
  • Jakhama village
  • Dzukou valley

Highlights of the trip

  • Visiting the war cemetery in Kohima
  • Kohima market walk
  • Traditional Naga restaurant in Kohima
  • Camping in Jakhama village with an amazing view of lush green terraced rice fields (May to September)
  • Swimming in a nearby stream after Dzukou trek (May to September)

You will be provided with a trip leader who will guide you during the Dzukou trips.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
14th June - 16th June3030
12th July - 14th July3030
10th August - 12th August3030

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ChaloHoppo to Asia’s First Green Village, Dzuleke and Dzukou Valley

From breathing in the fresh Naga air of Asia’s first green village to finding solace in the bamboo alien land of Dzukou Valley. From photographing the decorated houses of Dzuleke to capturing thought-provoking graffiti on Kohima roads. From tasting your catch from the fresh stream of Khonoma to tasting authentic Naga cuisine in locally popular Kohima food joints. From walking in the golden rice fields of Jakhama to trekking up to 8,000 ft high to a bamboo wonderland.

Travelling isn’t just about staying in breathtakingly beautiful places but it’s also a way to unleash the inner child in you. Check this wonderful video by Nishit Sharma aka Hopping bug (known for his amazing drone shots) who hopped along with us to Khonoma and see how some of us became kids again and don’t stop there watch till the end and we bet you’ll have a good time.

You should book this trip if you

  • Want to live in Asia’s First Green Village
  • Want to learn how to fish removing boulders and rocks from the locals
  • Want to try making your own catch for lunch
  • Are seekers of isolated villages
  • Are fascinated about history as much as an adventure in the wild
  • Want to explore the exotic markets of Kohima
  • Want to wake up to the view of golden terraced paddy fields
  • Have the talent to photograph the changing colour of the skies during sunset
  • Want to experience the alien valley of Dzukou
  • Are keen to have an affair with clear starlit skies
  • Understand the spirit of surviving in extreme conditions and how everyone from porters to guides to fellow travellers works together

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Khonoma
  • Dzuleke
  • Kohima
  • Jakhama
  • Dzukou Valley

Highlights of the trip

  • Living in Asia’s first green village
  • Go for a heritage village walk to understand the struggle of Nagas with British.
  • Fishing with locals in the jungle using traditional techniques.
  • Having fresh organic veggies plucked from the kitchen garden.
  • Living in a village with only 34 houses
  • Feeding salt to “Mithuns” with your own hands
  • Visiting the underground markets of Kohima, with exotic dishes on offer
  • Camping to the view of terraced rice fields
  • Staying a night in the mysterious Dzukou Valley
  • Stargazing  at 8,000 feet

ChaloHoppo Guy – Vikho will lead the trips to Asia’s First Green Village, Dzuleke and Dzukou valley.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
26th May - 30th May150
12th June - 16th June150
10th July - 14th July156
10th August -14th August158
5th October - 9th October1515

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ChaloHoppo to an Adventure in the Wet and Wild Meghalaya

If you grew up in these villages of Meghalaya, you would never need an amusement park in your life. From serene spots in the jungle to exciting river activities and picturesque lakes, they have it all. Go find a pair of swimming trunks!

You should book this trip if you

  • Loved water parks as a child
  • Love watching videos of people jumping and diving into the water
  • Can’t swim but would be like aqua-man with the life jacket on
  • Haven’t heard of the activity called ‘canyoning’ before today
  • Have confused river canyoning with canoeing
  • Like trekking and pushing yourself to see that amazing waterfall, that one breathtaking view of a valley and more
  • Care about offbeat experiences and will choose a destination which may not be on Google’s list of top places to visit in Meghalaya
  • Have been waiting to see the double-decker living root bridges of Meghalaya
  • Get an adrenaline rush out of crossing wobbly hanging bridges with gushing rivers underneath
  • Love treating yourself to a comfortable stay in the most pristine setting after a hard day’s trek
  • Enjoy classic rock and get joy out of seeing and interacting with passionate musicians as they jam in front of you
  • Have never been to Cherrapunjee
  • Have never heard of a river island called Nongkhnum

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Mawlyngbna
  • Mawphanlur
  • Nongkhnum
  • Nongriat
  • Cherapunjee

To know more about the 2nd largest river island of Asia read our blog here.

Highlights of the trip

  • Stay in the village where the living root bridges thrive
  • Tasting the authentic Khasi cuisine
  • Natural fish pedicure
  • Stay in boutique cottages in Cherrapunjee
  • Interacting with a local band in Cherrapunjee
  • Trekking to see the Rainbow falls
  • River canyoning
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming in natural pools
  • Staying in comfortable cottages in the village
  • Sitting at a comfortable viewpoint and gazing at Bangladesh
  • Camping in the village is also included for those interested
  • Hiking to Weinia falls and Thum falls on Nongkhnum river island
  • Lunch by the riverside in Asia’s second-largest river island
  • Staying in lovely cottages in the West Khasi hills village of Mawphanlur

You may also like to read up on “How to pack your bags for a trip to Meghalaya in the Monsoons?”

One of the ChaloHoppo Guys Abhishek Rawat / Samborlang Thabah or ChaloHoppo Girl Deepika Saincher will lead the trips to Wet & Wild Meghalaya.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
13th May - 19th May100
31st May - 6th June100
21st June - 27th June100
29th August - 4th September107
10th August - 16th August105

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ChaloHoppo to Meet the Headhunters of Nagaland!

Live your dream of living past in present. From conversing with the last surviving face tattooed hunters to buying the dying unique Konyak handicrafts. From sipping tea to the green mountains of India to sunbathing in the Burmese hills. Welcome to the land of Anghs, the Wild East!

Ankita Kumar aka monkey.inc was a part of our Nagaland and Majuli trip in October 2018, where she along with other travellers had the chance of meeting the last face tattooed Headhunter or the king of a Konyak village. Ankita has beautifully penned down her experience. You can read her blog here.

You should book this trip, if you

  • Want to interact with the last surviving face tattooed headhunters of Nagaland
  • Don’t mind getting welcomed with a cup of tea by the last surviving face tattooed king of Konyak tribe
  • Are a collector of antiques, especially the rare Konyak handicrafts made of wood and brass
  • Want to see a gunmaker make a traditional Konyak gun in front of you
  • Are a dog lover and don’t mind petting a fur ball while sitting around a bonfire
  • Want to hop countries without passports or visa
  • Want a picture standing in a house built half in India and half in Myanmar
  • Want to know the intriguing stories of the human headhunting from the hunter’s mouth
  • Are always looking to explore the less explored places and cultures
  • Always wanted to stay in a distant village, with breathtaking views from your windows

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Dibrugarh, Assam
  • Mon Town
  • Hongphoi Village
  • Longwa Village
  • Unknown hills of Burma

Highlights Of The Trip

  • Meeting the last surviving face tattooed King (Angh) of the Konyaks
  • Visiting and observing the rare Konyak art of making antics with brass and wood
  • Visiting the Gunmaker of Longwa village
  • Opportunity to buy the unique and valuable Konyak handicrafts
  • Hiking up to Myanmar (Burma) hills
  • Visiting the King’s house, divided between India and Myanmar (Burma)
  • Luxurious stay around the tea estates of Dibrugarh
  • Cosy homestay in Longwa with dogs around

ChaloHoppo Guy Anyam Gangsha will lead the trips to visit the Headhunters of Nagaland.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
10th August - 14th August1010
26th June - 30th June1010
5th October- 9th October108
11th January - 15th January1010

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ChaloHoppo for a Football tour to the wettest part of the world

Rains in the wettest part of the world. Rains in Cherrapunjee. And Football. With the locals in the village. Locals whose forefathers crafted everliving bridges out of roots. Your team versus theirs. The time of your life, during the holiday of your life, with the people you love and playing the sport you live for.
A unique football tour of northeast india

You should book this trip if you:

  • Love football
  • Love the idea of playing football in the rain
  • Love the idea of playing football in one of the wettest parts of the world- Cherrapunjee!
  • Want to experience Cherrapunjee, its waterfalls and the stunning beauty but not like everyone else does
  • Want to feel like you are on a professional football tour, yet it’s a holiday
  • Love a good swim in a natural rock pool around waterfalls
  • Are excited to see the double-decker living root bridges
  • Your idea of a perfect holiday is indulging in sports, luxurious resorts, boutique cottages and village stays

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Nongriat
  • Double- Decker Living Root bridge
  • Wei Sawdong falls
  • Nohkalikhai falls
  • Dainthlen falls  
  • Umiama lake
  • Shillong

Highlights of the trip:

  • Stay in handpicked boutique stays – the luxurious Jiva resort, the enchanting Sai Mika resort and a village homestay in Nongriat
  • Play your favourite game with locals – Khasi boys from Tyrna and Nongriat
  • Wear your team jerseys as you gear up for the football match
  • Visit the breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls
  • Live classic rock performance by a local band led by Tenny Gregory in Cherrapunjee
  • Fish Pedicure in a natural rock pool next to a waterfall
  • Enjoy massage session after your game while guzzling your beer
  • Sightseeing of Cherrapunjee
  • The feeling of being on a professional football tour with memories sealed forever in the form of participation medal, framed team photographs and more

ChaloHoppo Guys Nishant, John and Chetan will lead the trip of a Football tour of Meghalaya.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
10th August - 15th August88

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ChaloHoppo to Meghalaya before ZFM 2019

With abundant activities like river canyoning, kayaking, zip lining and lots of swimming, this trip is meant for those with an adventurous spirit. A trek that takes you right to the heart of the living root bridges where you live amidst nature’s wonder and then move to challenge the waterfalls of a Khasi village as you trek along its course while jumping, sliding and scrambling. There will be more relaxed times like when you kayak over still waters and enjoy nature walks and camp around a bonfire. This will be a perfect warm-up before you gear up for the enticing Ziro Festival of Music 2019 in Arunachal.

You should book this trip if you

  • Loved water parks as a child
  • Love watching videos of people jumping and diving into the water
  • Can’t swim but would be like aqua-man with the life jacket on
  • Haven’t heard of the activity called ‘canyoning’ before today
  • Have confused river canyoning with canoeing
  • Like trekking and pushing yourself to see that amazing waterfall, that one breathtaking view of a valley and more
  • Care about offbeat experiences and will choose a destination which may not be on Google’s list of top places to visit in Meghalaya
  • Have been waiting to see the double-decker living root bridges of Meghalaya
  • Get an adrenaline rush out of crossing wobbly hanging bridges with gushing rivers underneath
  • Love treating yourself to a comfortable stay in the most pristine setting after a hard day’s trek
  • Have never been to Cherrapunjee

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Mawlyngbna
  • Nongriat
  • Cherapunjee
  • Nongpoh
  • Sai Mika Resort
  • Double-Decker Living Root bridge
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Um Kha koi Reservoir

Highlights of the trip

  • Stay in the village where the living root bridges thrive
  • Tasting the authentic Khasi cuisine
  • Natural fish pedicure
  • Stay in boutique cottages in Cherrapunjee
  • Trekking to see the Rainbow falls
  • River canyoning
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming in natural pools
  • Staying in comfortable cottages in the village
  • Sitting at a comfortable viewpoint and gazing at Bangladesh
  • Camping in the village is also included for those interested

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
21st September- 25th September1010

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ChaloHoppo to Ziro Festival of Music 2019

Good things such as the Ziro festival don’t come easy, and the journey many would tell you is the toughest part of the venture. But with proper planning and guidance, this trip becomes easy.

The moment you enter Ziro your tiredness vanishes, as the golden hues of the paddy fields hypnotize you. Though the festival organizers do their best to make the setting look pretty, nature has done 90% of the job and one needs to witness it to understand it. Since it is an outdoor music festival, the essence of the experience festival lies in camping and bonding over the bonfire. So, even though there are different accommodation options such as homestays and a few hotels, camping is the best way to go. The dates for this year’s Ziro Music Festival are September 26th to September 29th, 2019.

You should book this trip if you

  • Like going to music festivals
  • Have never been to a music festival
  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Like train journeys
  • Have never travelled in sleeper class trains where the entire coach is booked by fellow campers
  • Are fascinated by the photographs you have seen of the Apatani people
  • Have camped before and enjoyed it
  • Have never camped but want to experience it
  • Want to stay up all night and sing classics around bonfires
  • Want to be by yourself and stargaze
  • Want to make friends, or potentially meet the love of your life (we know campers who have met at our camp and got married!!)
  • Are a hardcore foodie, and want to try a new cuisine

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Ziro Valley
  • Hong Village
  • Hija basti
  • Old Ziro
  • Dutta basti
  • Hari basti
  • Bula basti

You may like to read the Top 9 reasons to attend the Ziro festival of music.

Highlights of the trip

  • A guided village walk where you get to interact with, and photograph Apatani people and their lives,
  • An opportunity to try on traditional attire and jewellery
  • Visiting an Apatani home for a cup of tea, local food and stories
  • Fishing in the traditional Apatani style, where we trek to a paddy field, catch the fish guided by locals and carry them back to our campsite to cook it in the traditional Apatani way
  • Camping for 4 nights in the most blissful setting of pine trees and blue hills
  • A chance for jamming with local musicians, and meeting fellow music lovers
  • Drinking the local rice beer – Apong, and if you’re lucky, some local wine
  • Making a group of friends, that will hopefully last for a long, long time

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
25th September- 1st October15095

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ChaloHoppo from a Monastic River island to an Alien land – Post-ZFM Special

Crossing the Brahmaputra to reach a river island that is under the siege of erosion. Observing its fragile beauty and melding with the vaishnavite monks and their traditions. Crossing the mighty river again to delve into the contrasting life of the Nagas and step into their fabled valley.

You should book this trip if you: 

  • Ever felt like unzipping your tent to a surreal view of the sun rising over terraced rice fields and stretch your arms wide?
  • Want to camp to one of the best views Nagaland has to offer
  • Have thought of dining on fresh cooked Naga cuisines
  • Are intrigued by diverse tribal cultures 
  • Love trekking and want to see the stunning landscape of Dzukou valley
  • Are not a regular trekker but want to experience it for the first time
  • like the idea of crossing a river on a ferry with the locals, not just any river but the Brahmaputra
  • Want to get introduced to Nagaland
  • Want to visit the world’s largest river island
  • Miss seeing stars and sitting around bonfires

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Jakhama village
  • Dzukou valley
  • Majuli river island

You may like to read up on Majuli – The Eroding Beauty.

Highlights of the trip

  • Camping in Jakhama village with an amazing view of terraced rice fields 
  • Spending two nights on the world’s largest river island
  • Feasting on a traditional ‘satvik’ meal cooked by vaishnavite monks of Majuli
  • Two-wheeler exploration of Majuli 
  • Tasting the authentic food and fantastic local brew of the Mising tribe in Majuli
  • Experiencing all modes of transport – jeeps, scooters, ferries, trains 
  • Staying in traditional Mising huts, to camps, to homestays 
  • Walking through the beautiful village of Jakhama and interacting with locals
  • Watching the sunrise in Dzukou valley 
  • Crossing the Brahmaputra on ferries 

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
30th September- 6th October88

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ChaloHoppo to meet the headhunters of Nagaland and find peace in Majuli – Post-ZFM Special

It is a rare occasion when, in a span of a week, one gets to explore places and cultures which are so fragile and their existence is a race against time. The journey to the world’s largest river island and then exploring the remote world of the erstwhile headhunters of Nagaland will be an experience to remember.

You should book this trip if you

  • Are intrigued by diverse tribal cultures
  • Are fascinated by tattoos and want to know what different patterns mean
  • Have heard about the erstwhile headhunters of Nagaland and want to meet them
  • Want to go to some of the most remote villages of Nagaland to meet old men who take you back in time
  • Want to visit the world’s largest river island
  • Like the idea of crossing a river on a ferry with the locals, not just any river but the Brahmaputra
  • Want to meet the author of the book titled “The Last of the Tattooed headhunters”
  • Know the joy of camping in a place overlooking tea gardens on hillocks
  • Want to walk to a different country (Burma) for the joy of it
  • Cherish a photo of yours with the last of face tattooed Konyak king (Angh)

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Majuli river island
  • Mon town
  • Hongphoi village
  • Shiyong village
  • Wakching village
  • Longwa
  • Angh’s house split between Burma and India
  • Rang ghar in Sivasagar

Highlights of the trip

  • Meeting the last face tattooed king of the Konyak tribe
  • Spending two nights on the world’s largest river island
  • Tasting the authentic food of the Mishing tribe in Majuli
  • Spending two nights camping in the farmhouse of Phejin Konyak, the author of “The last of the tattooed headhunters”
  • Meeting the gun-maker of Longwa
  • Buying Konyak handicrafts from the artisans home in Longwa village
  • Visiting the king’s home in Longwa split equally between India and Burma
  • Experiencing all modes of transport – jeeps, scooters, ferries, trains
  • Staying in traditional Mishing huts, to camps, to wooden home-stays

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
25th September- 1st October88

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ChaloHoppo to an Unknown Arunachal – Mechuka

From a complete shift in architectural pattern, with wood replacing brick and mortar and herds of stray horses interrupting your path or seen grazing at a distance, replacing the usual cow herds seen on Indian roads, you slowly tend to relate to the deep-rooted Tibetan influence that you have read online about. The trip gets better when you are received by your warm home-stay hosts. Traditional food preparation sessions, long nature walks and exploring Memba heirlooms (the major tribe inhabiting the valley) punctuate your Mechuka experience.

Mechuka turns fluorescent green from May right till August. September marks the beginning of Autumn and everything turns brown and stays that way until December. January brings in snow and then spring comes. Regardless of the season, you visit it in, the place offers breathtaking beauty.

Offbeat travels, uncharted routes, and unexplored destinations are what we seek to provide our guests with. Sometimes enjoying the little moments of unprecedented happenings are what makes the journey worth. Tanya Khanijow went on a tour of Mechuka with us in November 2018.

You should book this trip if you

  • Want to visit a destination that is not on the regular tourist’s map
  • Have 9 days off or want to take 9 days off and go as a far away from the city life as possible
  • Want a holiday where you stay in people’s homes, eat with them and live like them
  • Are looking for places which have less than 1500 hashtag mentions on Instagram (look for #Mechuka) and compare it to #Tawang which has 34,000 mentions!
  • Love hiking to reach viewpoints which take your breath away
  • Crave for organic fruits and can pluck your own oranges and eat them
  • Can chase wild horses roaming in a tableland at 6000 feet
  • Want to feel the chilly winter winds and get soothed by bonfires
  • Stargaze for pleasure with the backdrop of snow-capped peaks shining under the moonlight
  • Don’t mind having any phone connectivity for a week

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Pasighat
  • Siang riverside
  • Kinker Moniyong hanging bridge
  • Along
  • Siko Diko waterfalls
  • Mechuka valley
  • Rinjinling
  • Dorjeeling
  • Menchukha la

Highlights of the trip

  • Momo making sessions with the locals of the Memba tribe
  • Hiking to a 400-year-old monastery
  • Relishing a ‘langar’ in a Gurudwara in the land of the Memba people
  • Staying in beautiful and comfortable homestays
  • Lunching in front of a waterfall, yes right in front of it, as the water sprays over you
  • Travelling on the roofs of Tata Sumos

You might like to read up on the “Top 18 reasons to visit Mechuka.”

ChaloHoppo Guy Nishant will lead the trip to Mechuka.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
9th October - 17th October104

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ChaloHoppo to a Mythical Mizoram

Mizoram a land of majestic landscapes is filled with uncountable mythical folklore. Greet your mornings to a sight of Burma, while tasting the traditional Mizo air. Leave the modern Mizoram, it’s time to head to the land where the stories still reside in distant villages.

You should book this trip if you

  • Always wanted to know about the less known Mizoram
  • Want to live your backpacking dream in Mizoram
  • Want to live, eat, and stay in the far-off eastern villages of Mizoram
  • Are fans of mythical stories and want to live the aura around it
  • Want to get yourself clicked roaming around in the neverending rice fields
  • Feel like challenging the inner Traveller in you, on the bumpy Mizo roads
  • Love to drive away from organised modern city life to the far-off Eastern side of myths
  • Won’t mind a walk along with the small ways in a distant village with kids teaching you the local lingo
  • Want to go for a night crab hunt in the river, to hunt the crabs with the locals.
  • Don’t mind waking up every day to a sight of a series of Burmese ranges.
  • Want to spend time cleaning the small school campus of 119 kids and teach them.
  • Love to sip some Thengpui San (Laal Chaa) while learning how to make Mizo cuisines.
  • Love a story walk up to the Mythical hills of Mizoram
  • Want to just walk in Burma and fancy a pint of Myanmar Beer next to RihDil
  • Want to keep your checklist away, cause it will overflow

The locations and spots you will get ticked off the list

  • Aizawl
  • Champhai
  • Zokhtwar
  • Rikhtwar
  • Rihdil Lake
  • Dungtlang Village
  • Lianchhiari Lunglen Tlang
  • Village Ruins of Dungtlang
  • Vaphai Village
  • Thasiama Seho Nehina.
  • Fiara Tui

Highlights of the trip

  • Capturing the most beautiful night view of a city in North East
  • Tasting the most challenging delicacies present in the North East.
  • Getting to hop onto a two-wheeler taxi.
  • Staying in a distinct village close to Burma, with only 120 households
  • Walking into Burma and exploring the town on the other hand
  • Visiting the pious heart-shaped lake, Rih Dil, in Burma
  • Living, eating and sharing with Mizo families
  • Learning how to make the Mizo cuisines
  • Riding the Mizo Cart with the Mizo Kids
  • Night Crab Hunting with the villagers
  • Knowing and listening to experiences with the Mizo’s of the land
  • Exchanging currencies, shopping and having a local drink in the local shady bar in Burma
  • Meeting the cowboy collector of Aizawl
  • Exploring the second-hand markets of Aizawl
  • Trekking to taste the tastiest water on Earth (according to Mizos)
  • Living a moment with the view of Burmese hills that would give you numb thoughts

You might like reading our “12 Reasons Why Mizoram should be next on your travelling list.

ChaloHoppo Guy Abhishek Rawat will lead the trip to Mythical Mizoram.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
5th October - 13th October88

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ChaloHoppo to an Emerald Meghalaya

A trek that will make you go weak in the knees both literally and figuratively, a village that will make you lose track of time and a river that is filled with as much adventure as fishes will make you wonder if you should cancel your tickets! Nothing is an exaggeration only an expression of what the travellers so far have felt. We haven’t yet mentioned the butterflies that will greet you on your treks and the sweet folks who will offer you kwai. May we say that it would be a food-venture for those who like their meat and those who love their veggies shall not go hungry either.

You should book this trip if you

  • Have the mental fitness to trek down 3600 steps
  • Enjoy water-based activities
  • Are passionate about classic rock and want to hear local musicians jamming to it
  • Are comfortable experiencing different kinds of stay options from tents, to boutique cottages to run down rest houses in the middle of a jungle
  • Prefer experimenting with local food

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Shillong – cafe hopping
  • Shnongpdeng village
  • Dawki viewpoint
  • Nongriat village
  • Nohkalikhai falls
  • Arwah caves
  • Dainthelan falls
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Hidden turquoise rock pools
  • Sai Mika cafe and resort

Highlights of the trip

  • Staying in one of the most remote villages accessible only on foot
  • Tasting the authentic Khasi cuisine and cooking a meal in the open
  • Swimming in turquoise waters
  • Boating on a transparent river
  • Listening and jamming with a local band in Cherrapunjee playing in an equally interesting cafe
  • Travelling on the rooftop of a ‘traveller’

One of the ChaloHoppo Guys Abhishek Rawat / Samborlang Thabah or ChaloHoppo Girl Deepika Saincher will lead the trips to Emerald Meghalaya.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
4th October - 9th October1010
26th October - 31st October108
10th November- 15th November1010
11th January-15th January1010
18th February - 23rd February1010
7th March - 12th March1010

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ChaloHoppo to a Frozen Dzukou Valley

From the frozen rivers in the winters to rare lilies in the monsoons, Dzukou offers the trekker with something they’ll cherish for life. With the scenic and quaint villages of Jakhama and Viswema serving as bases for starting the trek, your experience of being one with nature starts the moment you arrive in Nagaland.

You should book this trip if you

  • Are adventurous enough to camp in extreme cold
  • Can carry your own firewood to camp overnight
  • Understand the spirit of camping and how everyone from porters to guides to guests works as a team to survive the night
  • Want to see and walk on a frozen river
  • Want to see how a normally flowing river transforms into ice overnight
  • Want to see a frost covered Dzukou valley instead of a flowering valley

The locations and spots you will get to tick off the list

  • Kohima
  • Jakhama village
  • Kisama heritage village
  • Dzukou valley

Highlights of the trip

  • Camping in a pristine valley in extreme conditions
  • Learn to pitch tents during the experience
  • Explore Angami villages on foot
  • Visiting the heritage village of Kisama where the Hornbill festival takes place

You will be provided with a trip leader who will guide you during the Dzukou trips.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
13th December - 15th December3030
10th January - 12th January3030
21st February - 23rd February3030

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ChaloHoppo to Celebrate Chapcharkut in Mizoram

Ever wondered what Mizoram is like? A state which has got less recognition in books and lesser on the internet. Leave the stereotypes behind and explore the unexplored! Celebrate the annual festival of Spring, Chapchar Kut with the Mizos!

P.S. We would like to thank Mr Mala Pachuau for allowing us to use his picture for the Chapcharkut festival.

You should book this trip if you

  • Always wanted to explore the less known Mizoram
  • Want to experience living  in a different country within a state
  • Want to challenge your taste buds
  • Think you have satisfied your thirst for adventure
  • Want to sit on thought-provoking mountains
  • Want to board a two-wheeler taxi
  • Want to Celebrate Chapchar Kut, the festival of Spring with the whole of Aizawl
  • Want to chug down pints of the Zufang, Rice Beer
  • Want to drive away from organised modern city life into the airy outskirts of Mizoram
  • Want to walk along with your camera in a small village full of ponds and fields.
  • Witness a waterfall from behind.
  • Want to shop from a shopkeeper less Shop!

The locations and spots you will get ticked off the list

  • Aizawl
  • Reiek
  • Khaungchera Puk
  • Falkawn Village
  • Hmuifang
  • Sialsuk
  • Thenzawl
  • Turi hiau Waterfall
  • Vantwang Waterfall

Highlights of the trip

  • Capturing the most beautiful night view of a city in North East
  • Tasting the most challenging delicacies present in the North East
  • Getting to hop onto a two-wheeler taxi
  • Trekking to the mystic peak of Reiek
  • Living one of the hardest caving experiences
  • Walking into the old traditional Mizo Village
  • Shopping from a shop without a shopkeeper
  • Meeting the cowboy collector of Aizawl
  • Exploring the second-hand markets of Aizawl
  • Beholding the view of the largest waterfall of Mizoram
  • Drive over the longest river in Mizoram
  • Walking on the empty peaks covered with spring grass to pen down your unborn thoughts
  • Meditating while listening to the sound of wind on small hills
  • Capturing the view of a waterfall sitting right behind it

ChaloHoppo Guy Abhishek Rawat will lead the trip to Mizoram to celebrate Chapcharkut.

Trip DatesMaximum Group SizeAvailable Slots
2nd March - 7th March88

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That’s the list of our all the major upcoming trips for 2019 and 2020. If these dates do not match your planned dates then do not worry. You can always get your trips customised. You need to fill in this form and tell us your requirements.

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20 thoughts on “ChaloHoppo’s Trip Calendar for 2019 – 2020 | Unique Group Tour Packages for Northeast India – Updated on 17/07/2019
  • Harshita Gogoi
    5/5

    The calender is well organized and very informative. Just one suggestion - it would be great if the highlights of the trips could be illustrated more through pictures, as they are more appealing and quicker to go through in my opinion :) but do keep up the good work!

    • Nishant Sinha
      5/5

      Hey Harshita, That's a brilliant idea. If not for this calendar we will definitely do it for the next one. I know exactly what you mean. If I get the time before the next trip, I'll certainly do it. Otherwise, the next calendar will definitely feature it.

  • Urmi Chakraborty
    5/5

    A very illustrative and informative calendar altogether. The itineraries and destinations chosen are very appealing. I would love to travel with you guys at least once.

    • Nishant Sinha

      Hey Urmi, Thank you for appreciating the calendar! We are motivated by reading this and want to see you this side soon!

  • Rozalin Nayak Sarkar
    4/5

    Hey this is awesome! I was telling my college friends that we should plan a trip and visit one of these places soon.

    • Nishant Sinha

      Hey Rozalin, Thank you for your appreciation. You seem like a wise person and your friends must listen to you? Choose a trip and we'll see you this side :)

  • Asha Singha
    5/5

    Vicky your guide book is brilliant. I want you to choose a doable trip for me and your papa. I am proud of your work, passion and involvement.

    • Nishant Sinha
      5/5

      Yes, ma, Sikkim is where we will go. Thank you for being so supportive! Couldn't have done this without your support.

  • 5/5

    Dear Mr.Nishant Sinha, Congratulations on your initiative. You have discovered yourselves in doing your passion. 15th August 2001 I had first seen the Double Decker Root Bridge at Nongriat. I had named and started promoting the Living Root Bridge at Umunoi at about 2 km from the Resort since June 2000. When I was exploring a new trek to the river Simtung and Umkynsan for swimming in the river, I…

  • Srinivasan Subramanian
    5/5

    Wonderfully written and can't be more impressive and makes us feel the thirst to visit such a beautiful place that is North East. Best wishes. Will surely catch up with you guys.

  • 5/5

    Wow! Such awesome tips in regard to Chalohoppos trip, I love traveling in different places. My next travel destination is Chalohoppos But I was worried about Chalohoppos travel guide? I was wondering how it is with traveling in Chalohoppos. Actually, I got a lot of information from your blog which you have written your blog. Review this article my confusion is clear, Thanks.

  • 5/5

    How do I sign up for updates on The Mizoram tours?

    • Gargi Sinha

      An email has been sent to you regarding this. Also our 1st itinerary of Mizoram is on the website.

  • Shweta Gupta
    5/5

    Do you have dates finalized for the Mizoram OR Manipur trips?

    • Abhishek Rawat
      5/5

      Hey, this is Abhishek! I will be leading the trips to Mizoram. To know more, you can mail me at [email protected] to get the itineraries of the trips. I am also available on Whatsapp at 8528029534.

  • Mili Malhotra
    5/5

    Hi Are the dates for Ziro music fest out .Saw a,video related to that and would b interested in it . Thanks

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    Your trip guide line is really very helpful for travel. You shared the trip calendar info is very awesome. I like your blog and i get the right information. Thanks!

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