Konyak Tribe in Mon, Nagaland
Mising Tribe in Majuli Island, Assam
Apatani Tribe in Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
These tribes are still in their old attire and still backward and live their life very simple.
Day 1: Kolkata-Dibrugarh FLY-Sibsagar drive (approx. 90 kms/2-3 hrs.) :
Arrive Dibrugarh from Kolkata and straight drive to Sivasagar, was the capital of the Ahom rulers from 1228 to 1826 AD. Sivasagar got its present name from Sivasagar Tank, excavated by the Ahom queen Ambika. The tank was named after her husband, Shiva Singha. Sivasagar tank is also known as Borpukhuri, literally, big lake. Shiva Dol, Vishnu Dol and Devi Dol are the three temples on the banks of Sivasagar.
Arrive Sivasagar and check in at your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Sibsagar – Mon (approx. 145 kms/5-6 hrs.) :
Morning after breakfast drive to Mon after clearing Police/Army & IB check-posts. Arrive Mon and transfer to your Guest House for two nights stay. Evening free to enjoy the silence of the mountains. Overnight in Guest House.
Day 3 : Mon :
After breakfast visit Longwa Village bordering India and Burma. Situated about 40 km from the district headquarters of Mon. Longwa is one of the biggest villages in the district. Some portion of this village lies in India and some in Myanmar. However, it is controlled by a chief known as Angh. Half of the house of the chief falls in India and the other half in Myanmar. The lucky villagers have two citizenships, one from India and the other one from Burma. It is the place where coal mine was discovered in 1907. A visit to the village will acquaint you with the culture of the tribe. They are skilled in making exquisite handicrafts.
Afternoon visit another Konyak tribal village called-Hongpoi Village, here also you will find tattooed Konyaks.
Day 4 : Mon-Jorhat (approx. 200 kms/6-7 hrs.) :
Morning after breakfast drive back to Jorhat via Sibsagar and visit the Gargaon Raj Palace, Rang Ghar–the royal observatory, Talatal Ghar and Shiva and Vishnu Temples & Sivasagar Tank etc.
Drive further to Jorhat for your overnight stay.
Day 5 : Jorhat-Majuli Island :
Morning after breakfast drive to Nimati Ghat (near Jorhat) and then board on local/charter ferry (country boat fitted with motor). Cruise for approx. 1 ½ hrs to reach Majuli.
Majuli is the largest fresh Water mid-river deltoid island in the world. It is situated in the upper reaches of the river Brahmaputra in Assam. This Island, with a population of 1.6 Lakhs, majority being tribal, is endowed with rich heritage and has been the abode of the neo-vaishnavite culture. The island is a bio-diversity hotspot and has rich ecology with rare species of flora and fauna.
On arrival visit Satras, Missing tribal village, Mask making village & local market. All Meals and Overnight at Majuli
Day 6 : Majuli-Ziro (approx. 240 kms/6-7 hrs.) :
Morning after breakfast drive to Jiro (usually spelled and pronounced as Ziro by outsiders) in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, the plateau of Apatani Tribe (There are currently no known written records of the history of the Apatani tribe, although it is speculated that, throughout their history, the Apatani had a democratic system of running the society. The village council was known as the Bulyang. They are of Tibetan origin; their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman family. Most Apatanis are loyal followers of the Donyi-Polo faith, who pray to an array of spirits and souls for blessing. When a misfortune occurs, they believe that it is caused by certain spirits, and thus they make appeasement sacrifices of chickens and mithuns. The dress of the Apatanis is elaborate and colorful, yet simple in style. Tattooing and the stuffing of large nose plugs were once popular among the women. Originally, this practice started because the women wanted to look unattractive to males from neighboring tribes. Enroute, visit some Nishi Tribal Villages, the largest tribes (population wise) in Arunachal Pradesh. Arrive Ziro in the evening and check-in at your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7 : Ziro :
FULL day visit the Apatani villages around this valley. Overnight in hotel.
Day 8 : Ziro-Nameri (approx. 260 kms/7-8 hrs.) :
Morning after breakfast drive down to Nameri via Itangar. Arrive Nameri in late afternoon and walk around the bank of river Jia Bhorali in Nameri. Overnight in Jungle Camp.
Day 9 : Nameri-Guwahati (approx. 220 kms/5-6 hrs.) :
Morning after breakfast jungle trek on the other side of the river