Western Arunachal And Meghalaya Motorcycle Tour
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi international airport, meet and greet transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – Guwahati (By Flight)
Your port of arrival is Guwahati, here you will be met by your local team and transferred further to your designated hotel. After you are refreshed we will take the opportunity to introduce you to your motorcycle following which we have a comprehensive briefing regarding the days to come.
Day 03: Guwahati – Tezpur (180 Kms / 05 Hrs)
Heading out of congested Guwahati as daybreak, we ride east towards the rising sun on four lane national highways. Today we ride to Tezpur, a historic city lying at the north bank of the Brahmaputra. The distance for the day day is 180Km, which should be short work, taking us at the most five hours. The idea is to get used to the new environment and riding conditions gradually. Before getting in to Tezpur we will make a brief stopover at the Kolia Bhumura bridge, where we take a short boat ride to sight the ever dwindling Gangetic River Dolphins. Once at the hotel, we will have a short debrief regarding the day and also brief you regarding the next day’s ride. These evening sessions will be the norm throughout the trip.
Day 04: Tezpur – Bomdila (235 Kms / 07 -08 Hrs)
Today will be our first day on the mountains. Here on we will be riding along the Bhutan border for most of the day. Initially we have dense evergreen forests at the lower altitudes, but as we climb you will notice the vegetation changing and becoming sparse. In relative terms the roads are generally in good condition.
Day 05: Bomdila – Tawang (170 Kms / 07-08 Hrs)
Today will be a long and high road as we pass the 13700ft Sela Pass. We start with a descent towards the Dirang Valley. The next stage takes us up to the Sela pass which is a constant climb. There is always a high chance of finding snow up here, but the Army usually ensure its open throughout the year. From here, a long descent with numerous hairpins takes us to the valley floor only to start climbing again. Situated at 10,000ft Tawang is the last proper town before Tibet in this sector. Tawang, a town famous for its Monastery which is one of the important religious centres of Tibetian Buddhism and its panoramic views of the Eastern Himalayas into Bhutan in the west and Tibet on the North. /in older times this used to be a important town due to its proximity to Tibet and Bhutan.
Day 06: Tawang
This is an optional day, those who want to rest and explore around Tawang can do so. For the ones who want to ride we take you close to the tri-juncture of Bhutan-Tibet and India. Here we will visit the Gorsum Chorten. Gorsum chorten has many interesting stories behind it. Each way is about 75Km, this excursion will take us the whole day.
Day 07: Tawang – Dirang (140 Kms / 06-07 Hrs)
Retracing our route we make our way for the township of Dirang, again we have to cross the Sela Pass.
Day 08: Dirang – Nameri (200 Kms / 07-08 Hrs)
Leaving early we make our way back to the Brahmaputra valley of Assam. Our destination is the Nameri wildlife sanctuary. For most part of the day we are off the main road as we ride on little used roads. Here we will stay in the eco camp run by the Anglers Association.
Day 09: Nameri
We will spend the whole of the next day here indulging in some Wildlife walks, rafting and relaxing.
Day 10: Nameri – Shillong (300 Kms / 07*08 Hrs)
Leaving early we head out towards Shillong the capital of Maeghalaya. A colonial time hill town Shillong still preserves its old charms mixed now with modernity. The roads are excellent and mostly 4 lane till Shillong.
Day 11: Shillong – Dawki (170 Kms / 05-06 Hrs)
We ride on some of the best riding roads of Meghalaya today. We head out first towards Jowai the capital of the Jaintia Hill district. Enroute we visit the Nartiang Monoliths a popular place of visit while in Meghalaya. Our destination for the day is Dawki lying at the border with Bangladesh. Today we will camp on the beach along the topaz blue waters of the river.
Day 12: Dawki – Cherrapunjee (100 Kms / 04-05 Hrs)
A beautiful ride today. The distance of about 130km will take you across deep valleys and interestingly a 30km section along the Indo-Bangla border. For lunch, we stop at Mawlynnong, supposedly the cleanest village in Asia.
Day 13: Cherappunjee
This day offers us a beautiful yet fairly tough hike down to the bottom of the valley. Here, lies the now famous root bridges including the double decker. The hike takes us about 4km each way taking about 1.5 to 2 hrs each. At the bottom we can swim in one of the numerous prestine pools that are in abundance here.
Day 14: Cherappunjee to Guwahati (200 Kms / 07-08 Hrs)
Our last day of the ride will take us back to Guwahati. The distance of 200km will take us about 7 to 8 hrs to cover. Our hotel in Guwahti lies in the city bypass, in close proximity to the transporters, making it easy for those who need to truck their bikes back.
Day 15: Guwahati – Delhi (By Flight)
In time transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the hotel.
Day 16: Delhi + Departure
In time transfer to Delhi International Airport to board flight back to home. Good Bye !