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Morungs, Kohima, Nagaland, India

Tribes of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh

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11/16/2016 Days $5,709 ex. flightsJoe Parkes10 AVAILABLE Reserve your place

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Hornbill Festival, Kohima, Nagaland, North East India, India 1

Charismatic Tribes

Privileged visits to the local tribes of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, rarely visited by foreign travellers.

Sunrise view of tea plantation landscape, Assam tea Plantation, India 2

Tea Country

Discover Dibrugarh, Assam’s original tea city, located on the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra River.

Beautiful Valley of Rice Fields in Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh 3

Incredible Scenery

Journey through a variety of landscapes, from mountain passes to riverbeds.

Morungs Tribes,Kohima, Nagaland, India 4


An emerging destination, to be accompanied by a friendly and helpful face from Steppes.

Why we like it

This tour is new and exciting. It offers privileged visits to local tribes who can often trace their indigenous history to faraway places in Mongolia and Southeast Asia. In Nagaland, spend time in the presence of the Konyak tribe, former head-hunters, where you will be able to sit and talk to the elders – an incredible experience. Accompanied by one of the Steppes’ team, this not only means that a friendly face will be there at all times, willing to help out and deal with any issues that might arise, but it also gives us the chance to explore a destination that is just as new for us as it is for you.

Explore our suggested itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
    Delhi - Guwahati - Tezpur
  • Day 3
    Tezpur to Ziro
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
    Ziro to Majuli Island
  • Day 6
    Majuli Island
  • Day 7
    Majuli Island to Pasighat
  • Day 8
    Pasighat to Damro
  • Day 9
    Pasighat to Roing
  • Day 10
    Roing Tribal villages
  • Day 11
    Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
  • Day 12
    Dibrugarh to Mon
  • Day 13
  • Day 14
    Mon to Dibrugarh
  • Day 15
    Dibrugarh - Delhi
  • Day 16
Beautiful Valley of Rice Fields in Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Ziro, India

Arunachal Pradesh

Begin your journey in Arunachal Pradesh, known as ‘the land of dawn-lit mountains’ and a land of supreme natural beauty and rich ancient traditions. This region of India feels like an entire world of its own. Nine large Himalayan rivers flow through this area, on their course to the plains of Assam, and each of these form spectacular valleys inhabited by a variety of fascinating tribes.

Sunrise view of tea plantation landscape, Assam tea Plantation, India


Stretching over 350 miles along the Brahmaputra River Valley, Assam is the largest and most accessible of the Northeast Indian States. It is known for its beautiful vast national parks abounding in wildlife including rhino, tiger, elephants and deer. The archetypal Assamese landscape is a golden-green panorama of rice fields and manicured tea estates, framed by the blue mountains of Arunachal Pradesh in the north and the highlands of Meghalaya and Nagaland to the south. The birthplace of Indian tea, Assam is carpeted in bright-green tea gardens.

Khonoma Tribes, Kohima, Nagaland, India
Khonoma Tribes, Kohima, India


This pioneering journey continues, via Assam, into the state of Nagaland. Among other tribes, Nagaland is home to the fierce Konyak warrior tribe whose facial tattooing and recent history of headhunting make them an extraordinary people to spend time with. Warm and welcoming they will invite us into their homes and meeting halls – an opportunity that will soon vanish as most of these former headhunters are in their seventies.

Morungs Tribes,Kohima, Nagaland, India
Nagaland, India


As with all our other Pioneering Group Tours, this trip will be accompanied by one of the Steppes’ team. This not only means that a friendly face will be there at all times – willing to help out and deal with any issues that might arise – but it also gives us the chance to explore a destination that is just as new for us as it is for you.

This tour is for anybody wanting a fascinating yet sensitive insight into the world of north-east India’s last tribal elders.

Includes / Excludes

Important Information

Activity Level
Very Active
Single Supplement

Travelling on your own? Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places provides security and peace of mind. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a local tour guide on hand throughout to provide advice and help if needed, as well as the expertise of a Tour expert.


To allow flexibility, our group tours do not include international flights as standard. We can arrange international flights on your behalf and the above is an indication of the cost, based on return flights departing from London. All international flights from the UK are ATOL protected.

What is included

  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Internal flights within India
  • Meals as indicated
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accompanied by Joe Parkes throughout
  • Accompanied by a local English speaking guide
  • Entrance to all sites mentioned
  • Hotel accommodation with meals as stated
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers and porters

What is excluded

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature

Why a Steppes expert-led group tour

1.Experience Matters

We have been running insightful and groundbreaking group tours since our inception in 1989. We have worked with institutions such as the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum and run wildlife tours in conjunction with conservation agencies such as Fauna & Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Orangutan Foundation, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Jane Goodall Institute.

2.Size Matters

Our average group size is typically eight to ten people, smaller than other group tours typically offered – a factor which many of our clients appreciate. Travelling as part of a smaller group provides a more intimate, personalised and relaxed atmosphere.

4.It’s about who you know

We have developed an enviable pool of expertise from which to choose our tour experts, who we carefully select based on their knowledge, companionship and personality. Often, these experts can use their influence to facilitate private access to sites not typically open to the public.

3.Like-Minded People

Steppes Travellers are like-minded people – interesting, interested and curious. Our group tours aim to create an easy and informal atmosphere – we have a lot of fun on our tours and many friendships have been formed.

5.Value for money

Our tours are well-priced to ensure you get real value for money. We include gratuities on the majority of our tours and do not pass on currency surcharges. We strive to look after single travellers as well as we can, keeping single supplements to a minimum.

6.Peace of Mind

When you travel on one of our group tours, you will be looked after by our local agents and your tour expert with the back-up of our 24-hour emergency number and duty manager. All our holidays are fully bonded and protected – our ATOL number is ATOL 6495.

Our future tour dates

For further information about any of these tours please call 1 855 2037885

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11/16/2016 Days $5,709 ex. flightsJoe Parkes10 AVAILABLE Reserve your place

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Our travel experts have a wealth of first-hand knowledge, so if you have any questions about this expert-led group tour, please get in touch. They would love to help. We hope you can join us on this tour.

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With an average group size of just eight to ten people our group tour itineraries enable you to travel to some of the most intriguing regions of the world in the company of experts guides in the field and, of course, with likeminded people.

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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