October 3 – 31, 2019
Three incredible treks, five unique cultures and an experience you will never forget.
This trip will rely heavily on local guides and experts to guide us thru the Himalayan jungles in one of the most untouched areas of the world.
This is for nature lovers, adventurers, wildlife photographers and others with a strong body and a stronger will who want a chance to feast their lens on a snow leapard; or perhaps be the feast. Dibang Tourism, headed by Mrs. Tine Mena, the first woman from North East India to peak Everest, will support us with guides and porters as we follow the traditional hunting trails past the Seven Lakes which the are the namesake of this incredible trek thru Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary.
But don’t worry, before we get started on the treks we will take a few days to relax and explore the upper Brahmaputra river at Dibu-Saikowa National Park by boat with with the guys Guijan Eco-Lodge.
When we get to the remote village of Mechuka we will have some personal time to explore the culture and himalayan landscape with several possibilites for day treks.
In Ziro we will stay with a local family and explore the 3-4 night Tally Valley trek with Apatani tribesmen. This area features the distinctive face tattoos of the Apatami as well as unique sustainable farming that combines rice fields and fish farms.
We will finish the trip back at Guwahati with a visit to the infamous Kamakhya temple; the place where Kali’s yoni is said to have fallen after she self-immolated at her father’s botched sacrifice.
The cost of this trip including food, lodging, transpotation porters, security & guides within India is $3800 for 28 days.
Your guides for this trip:
Leadership is provided by Mike Holliday. Mike grew up on the back country trails of Canada and has been traveling India since 2007. His first trip to North East India the following year blew his mind and he knew he had to share this with people.
After over ten years of traveling around India and he started the Sleeping Dog Off Track Adventure Pilgrimage company to bring awareness to the unique cultures that represent the earliest foundation of human communities; to introduce people of the west to a simpler way of life that recognizes the interconnection between human life, the life of planet earth and the movement of stars and solar systems; and to facilite meaningful cultural exchange.
Mike’s interest in tribal cultures stems from his own aboriginal connection that runs thru his mothers line as well as from his own upbringing that kept him close to nature.
When Mike is not wandering off the map somewhere he teaches Vedic Astrology, philosophy and meditation on-line and around the world. He also provides one-on-one philosophical support for yoga instructors, holistic health practitioners, and seekers of truth and purpose.
DibangTourism.com is an innitiative stated in 2011 by Mrs. Tine Mena to provide access to local aboriginal guides in North East India.
The will provode guides, porters and security for 9-10 days of the Seven Lakes trek thru Dibang Wildlife Reserve.
Hagen Dolo will support us with home stay in Ziro valley as well as guides and porters for the Tally Valley Trail.