Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most densely forested states of India with tribes such as Adi, Galo, Apatani, Nyishi, Hill Miri and more. This experience in Arunachal Pradesh is not just a sightseeing tour.


It is rather an immersive experience where you can participate in the daily life of the tribes through the activities designed for you.


Take this journey slow and spend ample leisure time soaking in the nature and life of Arunachal Pradesh.


Clean Travel believes that our innovative approach to tourism has the power to revitalise communities and provide financial security for its inhabitants. Find out more about Clean Travel here.

12 days
  • Destination

  • Departure

    Guwahati, India
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.

March to May is one of the best times to travel with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains. While the sky may not be crystal clear as during the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for travelling.


June to August is wet but the land and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. The daily cloud coverage means that mountain views are not guaranteed but as very few people travel during this time it can present the perfect opportunity for people to explore the trails and nature in quiet.


September to November are the busiest months due to predictable weather and mostly clear skies. The landscape and mountain views are spectacular but the most popular trails can become quite busy.


The winter months of December to February are good to travel due to the clear skies and the reduced number of travellers. However, you should be prepared for cold temperatures.

We support you right from your first mail to us, to the planning stage till the time you arrive at the airport in India. Although it’s a custom-designed tour the planning usually does not take more than 2-3 exchange of emails.


Be assured that we will take care of you completely so that you can spend time doing what you are really here for – To enjoy your holiday in India.


Once you arrive at the airport, we will receive you and be with you at various stages of this tour. It will be not just a guide but a person from the local village who has good knowledge, passionate about his work and is friendly.

We will provide comfortable accommodations which will include hotels or homestays. All the accommodations will have sufficient clean bedding, warm water, and either family or staff to take care of you.


The food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, hygienic and safe.


You will have clean western washrooms. WiFi or TV may or may not be available at most of these places are away from city life. However, you can always depend on the 3G connection.

5% of the money is directly given back to the community.


Our guides and custodians of knowledge are from the local community, thus we support their families.


We are discouraging use of plastic bottles on our trips.


We urge you to refrain from giving gifts or money to children or young adults in the village.


All the raw material for meals is sourced from local markets and villages thus reducing the carbon emission by transporting it from a distant city.


The taxis you use will be BS-IV carbon emission standard.


The performing artists and singers are handpicked from the local community rather than being invited from another city.


Your trip has been designed as per the international standards of responsible tourism – Cape Town Agreement 2002. Therefore it ensures that the money you pay has a direct social, economic and environmental benefit locally.

Arunachal Pradesh is the easternmost state of India that gets the first rays of sun every day.


It is surrounded by China on the north, Assam towards the south and Nagaland on the east.


The state has the second largest number of tribes in India after Chhattisgarh. Most of the people of Arunachal Pradesh either follow Buddhism or Donyi-Polo religion.

Travelling in Arunachal Pradesh can be an adventure in itself. However, this experience is designed to be executed at a leisurely pace so that you can experience the local culture.


This is suitable for all age groups including senior citizens. In winters, we will provide you with the necessary heating as it gets quite cold. Most of the tour will involve regular walking or travel by comfortable SUV vehicle.


Day 1 - 2: Nameri National Park & Itanagar

Arrive directly in Guwahati and drive through the smooth highways cutting across rice fields and tea gardens of Assam till Nameri national park. Rest of the day will be available at leisure in your private garden. Nameri national park is the perfect place for unadulterated nature and bird lovers.


Go on a short excursion to Jia Bhoroli River or simply spend time soothing your senses in your luxury accommodation amidst nature.


Next day we depart for Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh after checking your permits. You may choose to visit the Buddhist temple and Ita fort. Your journey over next few days will take you back in time and into the hinterlands of mystic Arunachal Pradesh.


Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Stay: Homestay/ Hotel


Next day we depart for Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh after checking your permits. You may choose to visit the Buddhist temple and Ita fort. Your journey over next few days will take you back in time and into the hinterlands of mystic Arunachal Pradesh.


Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Stay: Homestay/ Hotel

Day 3 - 5: Ziro

The fabled Ziro valley is home to the Apatani tribe, and undeniably one of the most beautiful in Arunachal Pradesh. During your bumpy ride to Ziro valley, you may often find yourself travelling through pristine rainforests without any sign of human habitation.


Ziro valley is a sprawling expanse of green and golden rice fields with much local folklore from Hindu as well as Donyi Polo traditions where they worship Sun (Donyi) and Moon (Polo). During the next few days in Ziro valley, go with us on short trails of Apatani villages, taste local food and learn to cook it. You may also choose to participate in farming depending upon the season or visit the pisciculture farm. Discover the unique stories behind facial tattoos and wooden nose plugs of Apatani women.


Apart from the activities, we also recommend that you spend ample leisure time soaking in the natural beauty of Ziro valley and talking to locals.


Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Stay: Homestay/ Hotel

Day 6 - 7: Daporijo

Daporijo is a small town that lies in the heart of Arunachal Pradesh and is the home of the Hill Miri and Tagin tribes. Over the centuries, the smaller Hill Miri tribe has merged with, the more dominant Nyishi tribe.


We will arrive at Daporijo by evening. Spend the next full day exploring Tagin villages, visiting the houses of Tagin people, and seeing how animals (Pig and Gayal) play an important part in their life.


You may also visit the local fruit, vegetable and meat markets that are mostly run by women. The vegetables and spices found in this part of India are very different. Walk with us into a friendly market with smiling faces where you can even sit and have a chat with any of the ladies. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Stay: Homestay/ Hotel

Day 8 - 9: Aalo

Travel further to Aalo, which is in West Siang district surrounded by China on the north, East Siang and Upper Siang districts on east, and Assam on the south.


It is home to tribes like Galo, Bori, Bokar, Memba and Ramos. Visit the tribal villages or participate in traditional dances.


Participate in the slow rhythmic dances performed by women on auspicious occasions like harvesting, or the aggressive and intimidating dances by men. Taste the traditional food of Adi and Galo tribes.


Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Stay: Homestay

Day 10 - 11: Pasighat

Drive down to Pasighat at the foothills near Siang River. Relax for the day with a soothing view of dense forests and Siang River. Spend the next full day participating in either trekking to Galo and Minyong villages or rafting on Siang river depending upon your preference. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Stay: Homestay

Day 12: Departure

Say goodbye to mystic Arunachal Pradesh and enter Assam once again via a mix of road and boat ride.


The experience of crossing Brahmaputra River on a ferry is truly memorable as you travel with local villagers, fishermen and natives from both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.


Meals: Breakfast

Toggle Directions

The Folk Tales

The Folk Tales India's travel experiences in rural India are handcrafted with special emphasis on making a positive social, environmental and economic impact.


When you take one of our travel experiences, you contribute to local communities in preserving their cultural and environmental heritage, and in living a better life.


Through our storytelling, you experience a deep connection with the place and its people. We do not provide a sightseeing tour, but a culturally immersive experience through the hands-on activities and meaningful conversations.

Their Social Focus

We design all of their tours with the local community in mind. They ensure that they are directly benefiting, economically, socially and environmentally. All of our tours adhere to the guidelines of United Nation's Cape Town Agreement 2002 for Responsible Tourism.


Finalist in the Indian Responsible Tourism Awards for 2016 and affiliated with the WTM Responsible Tourism network.