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Arunachal Bike Tour

EXHAUSTIVE ITINERARY
Day 1
– Arrival in Guwahati
Day 2
– Guwahati to Tezpur – 180 kms
– Stay in Hotel
Day 3
– Tezpur to Dirang Valley – 195 kms
– Enroute you will cross Bhalukpong check post where the permits will be checked
– Stay in Hotel/Guest house in Dirang
Day 4
– Dirang Valley to Tawang – 195 kms
– Stay in Hotel/Guest house in Tawang
Day 5
– Tawang – Sangetsar Lake – Tawang Monastery – Tawang
– Stay in Hotel/Guest house in Tawang
Day 6
– Tawang to Bomdila – 240 kms
– Stay in Hotel /Guest house in Bomdila
Day 7
– Bomdila to Nameri – 125 kms
– Stay in Hotel /Guest house in Nameri
Day 8
– Nameri to Ziro -300 kms
– Stay in Hotel/Inspection Bungalows/Camp in Ziro
Day 9
– Ziro to Daporijo – 170 kms
– Stay in Inspection Bungalows/Camp in Daporijo
Day 10
– Daporijo to Along – 160 kms
– Stay in Camp in Along
Day 11
– Along to Pasighat – 95 kms
– Stay in Camp in Pasighat
Day 12
– Pasighat to 12kilo(Roing) via Mayodia pass – 160 kms
– Stay in Rafting Camp in Roing
Day 13
– Roing to Dibrugarh – 150 kms
– Stay in Hotel in Dibrugarh
Day 14
– Dibrugarh to Mon(Nagaland) – 170 kms
– Stay in Hotel in Mon
Day 15
– Mon to Kaziranga – 240 kms
– Stay in Hotel in Kaziranga
Day 16
– Kaziranga to Guwahati – 210 kms
– Stay in Hotel in Guwahati

It is advisable to keep buffer days and not rush with a tight schedule.

The Inspection Bungalows do have toilet and bath set up. Hot water will be provided by boiling water in large containers over a wood fire.

Total: 2700 kms approx

This is an exhaustive itinerary and can be customized as per your choice. Various legs can be clubbed into one to save days. Depending on on your plans and moods, you may choose to leave out some places if you wish to. However, if you have time, it would be a sin to leave out anything.

Documents
– Passport (Advisable)
– UID (Advisable)
– Voters ID (Advisable)
– Driving License
– All Bike Documents (Insurance, Pollution and RC in Original)
– 2-3 Copies of each document (Not required but sometimes these are asked at check posts to be submitted so good to have as photocopy shops are not available at these places)

Permits
– Indian tourists need to obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter Arunachal Pradesh. ILP can be obtained at Deputy Residence Commissioner Offices of Kolkata, Guwahati or Tezpur. One needs to provide two copies of passport size photos and two photocopies of valid identity proof.
– If you are an Indian, you can apply personally in advance for a 15 day inner line permit (easily extendable for 15 days) in Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati or the places mentioned in Assam.
– Domestic tourists may also apply for an Arunachal Pradesh Inner Line Permit online from here.
– All DC offices of Arunachal Pradesh Govt, whether in Tezpur or Guwahati or anywhere they are present are closed on Sundays and Public holidays. You won’t get your ILP made on these days.

BIKE RENTALS
– Getting bikes on rent is difficult in Guwahati or after that. You can go with a tour group who will arrange it for you or you can transport your own bikes.

TIME FOR THE TRIP
– October to March
– During the ride you will have to bear anywhere from -5C to 30c. It is advised to have enough warm layers. Generally during this period you can expect warmth under the sun and some serious chill in the shadows.

THINGS TO CARRY
Personal Items
– Camera+Charger+Memory Stick +Tripod, extra batteries etc
– Phone + Charger
– Power Bank (Optional)
– Bungee Ropes
– Elbow and Knee Guards
– Biking Gloves
– Swiss Knife or Small Sharp Knife (Good to have)
– 2 Warm Jackets
– 2 Warm Sweaters,Pullovers
– 2 pair Woolen Gloves
– 1 pair Leather/Waterproof gloves
– Woolen head gear to cover neck and ears
– Sun Cap
– 2-3 Inner Thermals (Upper and Lower)
– Waterproof Boots/Boot Covers (Preferable)
– Spare Light Shoes (For Emergency)
– Slippers (Optional)
– 3 Pairs of Water Proof Socks (Preferable/Optional)
– 3 Pairs of Woolen socks (Depends on Individual/Optional)
– UV Protection Sunglasses
– Rucksack/Haversack
– Waterproof Bag cover
– Rain coat
– Waist Straps to keep Cash, Phones etc (Optional)
– Sun Screen Lotion, Moisturizers, Moov/Iodex/Pain Relief Sprays
– 1 Torch
– Extra bag/rucksack/haversack
– 5 medium Poly Bags + 5 Large Poly Bags
– Small Air Tight container to keep medicines
– Locks for Bags
– Multiplug
– Itinerary Printout
– Map Print out
– Other General Items
– Toothbrush, Paste, Lip balm, Facewash, Soaps, Deos, Shampoo pouches, Razor, Blades, Foam/Gel, Aftershave, Handkerchiefs, Tissues, Towels
– Thermos

Medicines/Eatables
– Chocolates
– Dry fruits
– Biscuits

– Soframycin/ Betadine ointment for cuts and bruises
– Savlon/Dettol for cuts and bruises
– Bandaids for cuts and brusies
– Cotton and Crepe Bandage
– Norflox TZ – 2 strips for Diarrhea and Loose Motions
– Aciloc – 2 strips for Acidity
– Domstal – 2 strips for Vomiting
– Thermometer – 1
– General Meds for headaches, stomach aches – Dispirin 1 strip, Aspirin – 1 strip
– Small Scissor
– Fever medicines Like Crocin, Paracetamol, Combiflam – 1 strip each
– Medicines for cold and cough – Dcold-1 strip, Honeytus-1 Bottle, Vicks Lozenges – 20

Bike Spares
– Spare tube
– Puncture kit
– Clutch wire
– Brake wire
– Chain lock
– Engine oil
– Spark plugs
– Toolkit
– Spare Clutch and Brake Levers (Advisable)
– Spare Handle Bars (Advisable)

– Only BSNL/MTNL Postpaid works in the region. No other Postpaid connection works. Prepaid connection doesn’t even work in Assam. Other Postpaid connections work in Assam. So if you need to be connected while you are there, please don’t visit unless you have a postpaid BSNL/MTNL connection. If you don’t have BSNL/MTNL then be prepared to be disconnected from the point you leave Tezpur/Guwahati till you come back there.

Here is the link to an excel which can be used as a checklist when packing for the trip.
Click Here to Download The Checklist File

Route Map
Arunachal Bike Tour Route Map

Click Here to Download The Map Image

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