The Mishmi Hills Explorer

12 days

This cycle tour of Arunachal Pradesh takes you to the Mishmi Hills, easternmost flank of the Himalayan chain

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the Mishmi hills (Easternmost bit of the Himalayas)

  • Lohit and Debang River Valleys

  • Least populated district of India on sparsley plied upon roads

  • View the birth of the Brahmaputra Valley

  • A myriad of ethinic cuisines

  • Meet the Singpho, Khamti,Chakma, Miju Mishmi, Adi and Idu Mishmi Tribe tribes

  • Cycle through two lush wildlife sanctuaries

The cycle tour of Mishmi Hills takes you to the far eastern flank of the Himalayas, this is where the mighty Himalayan chain ends (or starts). Lying in the eastern Arunachal Pradesh, the Mishmi hills is an untouched wonderland of undending swathes of prestine nature. This is home to the animist Mishmi tribes, some of the smallest linguistic groups of the subcontinent. For most parts we will come in contact with the Idu Mishmi who worship several benevolent and malevolent spirits. Nani-Intaya and Masello Zino are worshipped as creators of mankind and universe as a whole. Mythological characters like SINE-RU a first IGU (Idu Priest) still holds high place and reverence in the minds of the people. The prints of his palm on the huge rocks at Athu Popu near Keyala Pass on the Chinese border, is considered as their shrine.

This cycle tour you will take you riding across diverse conditions on little used backroads, starting from the rainforest of Namdapha and Kamlang to the bamboo forests of Acheso Valley. Enroute you will meet the Therevada tribes that inhabit the plains and the animist tribes that live in the hills, while all along you will be treated to unsurpassed vistas of the high Himalayas and the mighty Brahmaputra Valley.

  • Level

  • Duration
    10 Days

  • Riding Days

  • Total cycling distance
    ~400 Km

  • Altitude variation
    150 to 2655 mts

  • Airport in
    Dibrugarh (Assam)

  • Airport out
    Dibrugarh (Assam)

  • All accommodation

  • All Meals

  • Refreshment and water throughout

  • SUV backup throughout

  • Guide on cycle

  • Multi- geared cycles (Scott Aspect 660 / Trek 3700D) with helmets

  • FA Kit

  • Tools and spares

  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary

  • All permits

  • Meals
    As much as possibly we try cover all the local cuisines

  • Accommodation
    Eco Lodges & Camping

  • Refreshments
    High energy snacks and Water during activities

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