Leave behind the city and the plains of Assam in a comfortable 4×4, drive across the mighty Brahmaputra River and upwards into the green mountains of the Eastern Himalayas, explore its elevated towns and then begin a remote, 8-day, high-altitude trek with ponies to carry your baggage, through a beautiful, near-deserted, landscape.
We head from historic Guwahati across the mighty Brahmaputra River to Nameri National Park. Here we have the option to take both a raft along the Bor-Dikorai River and a trek through jungle on a nature trail.
We next leave the plains of Assam behind and drive up into the imposing mountains of the Eastern Himalayas, through the lofty mountain town of Bomdila and on to Dirang.
There follows an exhilarating eight-day high level trek through the Eastern Himalayas, venturing close to the Bhutanese border, which involves crossing no fewer than seven mountain passes over 4000m (maximum 4787m) and camping at above 3000m on no fewer than seven occasions, including four times above 4000m (maximum 4467m).
Once we have left the trailhead, we will pass through only one village until we return to Dirang. It is highly likely that we will encounter no-one but local yak herders and their families as we rise and fall to cross a succession of summer pastures.
We will finish our trek with a well-earned rest in the splendour of a former British tea plantation bungalow.
Ancient Hindu temples in Guwahati
River rafting and jungle trekking in Nameri National Park
Exploring the mountain towns of Bomdila and Dirang
- 8 days of high-altitude trekking, mostly above 4000m, through the Eastern Himalayas
- A remote, deserted landscape, of high-level peaks and mountain passes, with summer pastures occupied only by yak herders and their families
- A finale in a former British tea plantation bungalow.