‘Shangri-La is a mystical, harmonious valley’ or so goes the description in James Hilton’s 1993 novel, Lost Horizon. Hilton went on to describe a Garden of Eden on Earth: a land of milk and honey in a hidden Himalaya valley, where nobody grew old or ugly. Over the years, there’s been no shortage of contenders for the title of ‘Lost Shangri-La’ but now there’s a new kid on the block: Arunachal Pradesh”. The thunderous Himalayan peaks so little-known that few have been named, let alone climbed, plus jungles teeming with life forms that scientists are yet to catalog, delicately tattooed and pierced tribal peoples living in long houses in the forest, magnificent Buddhist Temples and a severe dose of near limitless adventure. Lonely planet’s top 4 regions in the world. Come explore this virginal land with The Wanderers on a 12-day journey. It's essentially a lovely road trip to beautiful parts of Arunachal Pradesh, clients will be given a vehicle throughout and will do a set itinerary. It's all about exploring small hamlets, visiting tribal homes, monasteries, climbing the rope way bridges and enjoying the scenic beauty of the area while they travel up and down the mountains and valleys.
Visit the temple to kick start your road trip from Guwahati, Assam. Kamakhya is a historically significant is a Hindu temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas.
The 300-year-old Monastery, locally called "Gompa" is considered to be the oldest in India and second largest Monastery in Asia after Lhasa in Tibet. The Monastery stands on the spur of a hill over 12000 ft. above the sea level. It accommodates over 500 monks and houses priceless Buddhist texts and scriptures.
Visit the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and explore the history and culture of the region in the State Museum. Pick up tribal souvenirs and check out a tribal Nyishi village to experience the local lifestyle.
Drive to Ziro- the land of Apatani tribes. When walking through the streets of the villages you will see the rows of terraced houses and enter the houses as a welcome guest where you will get to know the people. Especially the face tattoos and the big nose plugs of the women will immediately catch your eye.
Here, one can see suspension bridges over Subansiri River made from bamboo and cane - a testimony of rich tribal craftsmanship. In fact, to visit some villages we will have to cross old bamboo suspension bridges.