EXQUISITE NORTHEAST ESCAPE

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EXQUISITE NORTHEAST ESCAPE

HOLIDAY PACKAGES
27 Nights / 28 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

A MONTH OF EXQUISITE NORTH EAST ESCAPES - this package presents you the travel from Guwahati to Manipur to Nagaland. North East India is a region least explored, most mysterious and arguably the most beautiful parts of the Indian subcontinent. It opens its doors to pristine natural beauty, rare and endangered wildlife and plant species, rich ethnic diversity and unique tribal cultural heritage. The geography of the area is as varied as its people. While the famous one-horned Asian rhinos graze peacefully in Kaziranga’s grasslands beside the mighty Brahmaputra River in Assam, waterfalls thunder down the forested hills and valleys of Meghalaya, and snowy peaks of the Himalayas dominate the northern landscape of Arunachal Pradesh & Nagaland. Indulging in outdoor activities such as trekking or river rafting in your North East trip will prove to be a rare encounter with the wilderness. Every step is a whole new world bursting with life..

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT GUWAHATI

Arrive in Guwahati Airport. Meet and greet with our representative and transfers you to your hotel. Overnight stay will be at Guwahati.

DAY 2: GUWAHATI - SHILLONG

After breakfast transfer to Shillong. Enroute visit Borapani Lake.Shillong - The ‘Gleneagle of the East’ lies in the centre of a plateau surrounded by Khasi hills. The gorgeous city offers amazing tourist spots. The city’s own Ward’s Lake is popular for short garden walks & boating. Overnight in Shillong.

DAY 3: SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE – SHILLONG

After early breakfast proceed to Cherrapunjee. Enjoy a pleasant drive to see water falls & gorges. Cherrapunjee - The wettest place on Earth offers roaring water falls, limestone caves, living root bridge, & galore of water & adventure activities. Witness the gorgeous Seven Sisters falls & visit the Mawsmai cave & Thangkharang Park. Return to Shillong. Enroute visit at Shillong Peak.. Overnight at Shillong

DAY 4: SHILLONG – MAWLYNLONG -SONAPUR

After breakfast trip to Mawlynnong village, this is declared as the cleanest village in Asia. Enjoy the soothing climate and the flora and fauna of this colourful little village.Transfer to Sonapur. Overnight stay will be at Sonapur

DAY 5: SONAPUR– MAJULI

After Breakfast, it will take a 6 hours drive to Jorhat, ( Nimati ghat) cross the Brahmaputra river by ferry , over night stay.

DAY 6: MAJULI - KAZIRANGA

After breakfast visit Hindu Monastery , local village, lunch ,transfer to ghat, cross the river , drive to Kaziranga National park, night stay

DAY 7: EXPLORE KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

We start for elephant safari early in the morning in the central range of the park, for one hour. Afterwards back to the resort for breakfast. After breakfast we take you deep inside the central range of the park in a jeep. Then we come back for lunch evening free.. Overnight will be at Kaziranga.

DAY 8: KAZIRANGA – DIRANG

After breakfast drive to Dirang Valley.Enroute visit Tippi Orchid Centre.Over nighjt stay at Dirang

DAY 9: DIRANG – TAWANG ( The Land of Monpa Tribes)

Today Tour the unique Dirang Valley famous for its monasteries, hot Springs, Apple & kiwi Orchards, sheep breeding farms & charming valleys. Later drive to Tawang. enroute witness the snowcapped Sella Pass at 14000 ft and the Jaswant Garh War Memorial. (Legend has it that Jaswant (Mahavir Chakra Awardee (Posthumous) of 4th Batallion Garhwal Rifles), fought a lone battle against the Invading Chinese during the 1962 war. His spirit is still believed to protect the place). Overnight at Tawang

DAY 10: TAWANG ( to visit Bumla client have to hire local vehicle and permit for which our person will help)

Tawang - The beautiful land of the Monpa tribes with the “GOLDEN NAMGYEL LHATSE” Monestary - one of the largest Lamaseries of Mahayana sects in Asia. The birth place of the 6th Dalai Lama, the Monastery is 350 years old and is adorned with the 18 feet high statue of Lord Buddha. ‘The Land of Dawn-lit Mountains’ at 3500 mts gives you unparallel purity of nature. Visit the monastery and the War Memorial. Evening free for shopping. Overnight in Tawang.

DAY 11: TAWANG - BOMDILA

Drive back over the Se-la pass via Dirang to Bomdila. Enroute stop at villages and take photos of a fantastic waterfall. Overnight hotel in Bomdila.

DAY 12: BOMDILA - GUWAHATI

In the morning visit Rabgyaling Gontse Gompa, Upper Gompa and Thupchob Gatseling Gompa. After that we will leave the mountains and come to the plains of Assam when we drive to Guwahati. Night stay

DAY 13: GUWAHATI AIRPORT - MANIPUR

After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport, fly to Manipur, Meet and Assist at Imphal Airport, then drive to Loktak and overnight in Sendra Resort. Evening free on own and explore the village nearby the lake. Overnight in Loktak.

DAY 14: LOKTAK- IMPHAL

Early morning after breakfast, check out and visit Keibul Lamjao National Park. Later INA Memorial(Indian tri colour was first hoisted here by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army)-opening time: 10 am, Bishnu temple, Japanese War Memorial, Imphal Peace Museum, ISCKON Temple, Common Wealth War Cemetry and the famed IMA Market. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Imphal.

DAY 15: IMPHAL - MOREH

Today we will visit the Myanmar Border town of Moreh (3-4 hrs drive). On reaching there we will visit the nearest town of Myanmar i.e Tamu after crossing the international border. Overnight in Moreh.

DAY 16: MOREH - IMPHAL

Morning Shopping in the Namphalong Border Market. After early lunch we return to Imphal. En route stop at Khongjom War Memorial. Evening free on own. Overnight in Imphal.

DAY 17: IMPHAL-UKHRUL-IMPHAL

Day trip to Ukhrul (3 hrs drive) - a picturesque hill town of Manipur. Enjoy the breathtaking natural landscape while driving. Return to Imphal by evening.

DAY 18: IMPHAL - KOHIMA

Early morning breakfast, we will drive to Nagaland's Capital Kohima (approx 138 Km/ 5 hours drive). In Kohima you can still find the old town gates with their carved motives of headhunting. After freshen up, drive to Khonoma Village (aaprox 20 kms / 1 hour drive). You can go for a walk around the village in the morning and learn about different aspects of their lives. Here, you can witness a unique water system where the water is piped long distances using bamboo. Drive back to Kohima. Overnight hotel in Kohima.

DAY 19: A DAY HIKE IN KOHIMA

Today you can make an easy hike in the paddy fields south of Kohima. Visit two villages of the Southern Angami tribe. You can also visit the world war II memorial and the state museum of Kohima.Another interesting sight is the local market and the war cemetery. Overnight hotel in Kohima.

DAY 20: KOHIMA - TUOPHEMA

After breakfast, we will drive to Tuophema. You can trek for some hours in the mountains near Tuophema (optional).You may attend a cultural show in the evening. Overnight hotel in Tuophema.

DAY 21: TUOPHEMA - WOKHA - TUENSANG

After breakfast we will drive to Wokha. Near this town there is Longsa Village, which is inhabited by the Lotha tribe. Here Longzu (monoliths) are erected that remind of the merits of some ancestors. Thereafter we will continue our drive to Tuensang Village. In this area the Chang, Yimchunger, Khiamungan, Sangtam and Phom Nagas live. In the afternoon visit Tuensang Village. Overnight Tuensang.

DAY 22: EXPLORE TUENSANG

This day you will go to tribal villages in the region of Tuensang. It is an area, where you can also see many mithuns. The most important and still very traditional villages will be Noklak and Pangsha. Overnight Tuensang.

DAY 23: TUENSANG - MOKOKCHUNG

After breakfast, drive to Mokokchung (apporx 82 Km / 5 hours drive). This town is the cultural centre of the Ao Naga tribe. Overnight Mokokchung.

DAY 24: EXPLORE MOKOKCHUNG

Today whole day exploration of Ao Naga tribal villages. In Impur you can walk around the village on the old missionary´s path and visit the local museum with tribal exhibits. In the afternoon we will visit Longkhum, a vanguard village in the days of headhunting. Finally we will go to Ungma Village, the oldest and biggest Ao village. Overnight Mokokchung.

DAY 25: MOKOKCHUNG - MON

Full day drive through beautiful countryside to Mon (approx 205km / 8 hours drive). We are in the heart of the Konyak tribal area. Here former headhunters with their tattood faces and big horns in their ears can still be admired. In the afternoon visit of Angh´s house at Chui. Konyaks are still ruled by heredetary chiefs known as Anghs. Overnight Mon. Later return to Mon. Visit Mon village which is 7 Kms from Mon town. In the village you can meet the King. He ruled 12 villages – Tanhai, Pongkonmg, Longkei, Leangnyu, Hongphoi, L/Shanghah, Phuktong, Oting, Tumei, Lapa, Upper Tiru and Lower Tiru. Also visit the Morung where the village youths are being taught about the way of manly hood. Later pay a visit to a Konyak house to witness the traditional culture. Overnight in Mon.

DAY 26: EXPLORE MON

Full day visit of Konyak tribal villages. First we will drive to Shangnyu, which possesses a unique piece of woodcarving. It is a 20 feet long and 12 feet high fertility shrine made of one piece of wood. In the afternoon you will visit the traditional Mon Village. Overnight Mon.

DAY 27: MON - JORHAT

You will be driven downhill from Mon to Jorhat, on arrival you can check in at the hotel and rest for the day.

DAY 28: JORHAT & DEPARTURE

You will be driven to jorhat airport for your connecting flights towards your destination.

INCLUSIONS:

  • All transfer
  • Accommodation in twin sharing
  • Breakfast,and Dinner in Each Hotel
  • Lunch in local restaurant.
  • All sight seeing & parking fees
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP)
  • All transfer by Exclusive vehicle
  • Sightseeing by Exclusive Vehicle on contract basis
  • Complete tour services
  • Road taxes / Toll taxes
  • Driver’s allowances
  • Parking etc

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Any kind of airfare: international or domestic airfare.
  • Expenses of personal nature like personal beverages, laundry, telephones, Personal insurance,
  • Extra expenses due to accidents/natural calamities/strikes.
  • Camera equipment fees, tips,
  • Expenses incurred by re-routing, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances.
  • Emergency evacuation charges [ Helicopter rescue].
  • Horse / Pony ride.
  • Photography charges in the monasteries and monument.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the INCLUSION

ON REQUEST.

Terms & Conditions


Booking

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Payments

For the services contracted, 40 % advance payment should be made to hold the booking on a confirmed basis and the balance amount should be paid before commencement of your tour. We hold the right to decide upon the amount to be paid as an advance payment, based on the nature of services and the time left for the commencement of the services.

Payment Options

Payment can be made by Bank Transfer, Cash payment to our office or by Demand Draft / Cheque. All payments should be free and clear of any withholding tax and deduction. Bank charges, if any, for remittance (by remitting bank or by intermediary bank) would be strictly borne by payer.

Rights to amend the itinerary if required

Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

Refund

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

Our Liabilities & Limitations

Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.

Mountain Adventure Tours & Travels act only in the capacity of agent for the hotels, airlines, transporters, railways & contractors providing other services & all exchange orders, receipts, contracts & tickets issued by us are issued subject to terms & conditions under which these services are provided by them.

All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.

Our rates are based on the prevailing rates as negotiated by us with the hotels, airlines etc. Hotels and Airlines retain the right to modify the rates without notice. In case of such changes the rates quoted before the modification, can be changed by us according to the modifications by hotels or airlines. All hotel bookings are based on usual check in and checkout time of the hotels until unless indicated in the itinerary.

We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, accident, breakdown of machinery or equipments, breakdown of transport, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures or any untoward incidents.

We shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or damage to person, property, or otherwise in connection with any accommodation, transportation or other services, resulting – directly or indirectly – from any act of GOD, dangers, fire, accident, breakdown in machinery or equipment, breakdown of transport, wars, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, pilferages, epidemics, medical or custom department regulations, defaults, or any other causes beyond our control.

We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.

Passports & Visas

To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.

Health

Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.