A Far Away Jungle Retreat
Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and is located in Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. It is also the largest national park in India in terms of area.
It spans an area of 1985 kms with 177 kms in buffer zone and 1808 kms in the core area. The park is located between the Dapha bum range of the Mishmi Hills and the Patkai range with a wide altitudinal range between 200 m and 4,571 m.
The park has one of the largest untouched areas of prime rainforest in the Indian subcontinent. The lush green valley is home to several endangered species of flora and fauna. Namdapha is the only park in India, and probably the world, with four large cat species – tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard.
The thick forests are broken only by azure rivers meandering through the mist laden landscape. The park is home to two main rivers - the Noa-dihing and the Namdapha and several other smaller rivulets that feed these rivers.
Come to Namdapha. Come to a lost world.
- Day 01: Vehicle to Deban from Dibrugarh by Sumo on sharing basis.Max 07 members per Vehicle.
- Day 02 : Trek from Deban to Hornbill Camp (3 Hours, Overnight stay in tents).
- Day 03: Trek from Hornbill Camp to Firm Base Camp. En route visit Bulbulia (4 Hours, Overnightstay in tents).
- Day 04: Trek from Firm Base Camp to Embeong. Visit Lisu Tribe villages on the way. (4 hours, Overnight stay in tents).
- Day 05: Trek from Embeong to Intermediate Camp ( 3 Hours, Overnight stay in tents).
- Day 06: Trek from Intermediate Camp to Deban. Visit Chakma tribe villages on the way and stay overnight in Cottage Huts (3 Hours).
- Day 07: Travel by road from Deban to Dibrugarh 08 hours.End of Package.
Cost : ₹ 22,000*/- (per person) from Dibrugarh to Dibrugarh for group size 9-10 members
Summiters will try to keep an optimal group size of 9-10 to keep the cost to a minimal. The initial fees could be collected assuming a group size of 9-10 people. However, in case the group size is smaller Summiters will inform the participants a month in advance of the departure date, the group size of the program. The participants would be requested to pay "the difference amount" as per the size of the group.
- Guides (two) :Vegetarian meals on the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
- One Basic Mountaineering Course qualified Guide from Summiters
- One Local Guide who has extensive knowledge of the route
- Cooks/Helper and other requisite staff
- Porters/mules for carrying common equipments (like rations/tents/utensils/)
- Equipments - Tents on sharing basis / Sleeping bags / Sleeping Mats
- Basic First aid Kit
- Forest Permits and camping charges
- Transportation costs from Dibrugarh to Deban and back.
- Food during transportation from Dibrugarh to Deban and back.
- 2 nights stay at a lodge in Deban.
- Personal trekking equipments – like trekking poles or sleeping ban liners
- Personal Porters for carrying backpacks of trekkers
- Personal insurance or cost of emergency evacuation
- Purchases of personal natures (like mineral water bottles/bottled or canned beverages/chocolates/dry fruits etc).
- Transportation costs for arrival/departure at Dibrugarh.
- Package doesnot include stay at Dibrugarh..
Any other extra expenses incurred on the trek which is not mentioned in the cost includes section.
Q: How do I get to Dibrugarh from Delhi?
A: You can take a direct flight from Delhi to Dibrugarh or you can take a direct train from Delhi to Dibrugarh.
The same is applicable while returning as well.
- Q: I do not want to carry my rucksack. Can arrangements be made to carry it?
A: We expect the trekkers to carry their own backpack and recommend the same. In exceptional cases where assistance is needed Summiters can help make arrangements for an extra personal porters but this will be extra cost which will be borne by the participants. It is requested that, as far as possible, trekkers inform of this need before the trek.
Q: Will part of my money be refunded if I drop out of the trek mid way?
A: If you drop out of the trek mid-way the money would not be refunded. Also, the individuals would have to bear actual charges that are incurred, like arranging pony/porter/transportation to get you back safely to the trailhead.
Q: Who can do this trek?
A: If you can walk on an average of 5 to 6km without a problem, then you can! If you have specific health issues like asthma, heart issues or the likes, consult your doctor before participating in the trek..
Q: How cold does it get?
A: It depends on where you come from, but from an Indian context – it can get quite cold. The temperature in the higher regions can touch -2 degrees at night. So be prepared and carry warm clothing. Although multiple layers will serve the purpose, it can get quite heavy and uncomfortable. Your best bet would be to buy a professional high altitude jacket.
Q: What should we carry?
A: The following items are a must-carry:
Shoes: A good pair of shoes is a must - a good pair does not mean your Adidas/ Nike/ Reebok/ Puma sport shoe. You need a pair that can withstand the wear and tear of walking for many days. A bad shoe can ruin your trek by causing blisters. Ask us, we can help you in choosing the right one for your budget.
The other things you need to carry are : gloves, a skull cap, a sun hat/cap, your personal clothes and toiletry kit, a good pair of sun glasses, a water bottle and your personal medicines (if necessary).Your sleeping bag, mat and tents will be provided to you by Summiters.
Q: What food do you provide?
A: We provide simple vegetarian food that is light and suitable for trekking. Don’t expect pizza hut or an Anand Bhavan - nor will you have to go hunting. You will have enough and when you are tired – anything served will taste superb!
Q: Is the mountain water safe to drink?
A: Yes. It’s as pure as it can be. But if you are finicky – you can buy mineral water
Q: Can I charge my phone on the trek?
A: The last point where you can charge it is at Dibrugarh but this is subject to availability of electricity during your stay.
Q: How can I prepare myself?
A: Take daily long walks or jogs.
Terms and Conditions
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- Summiters will try to keep an optimal group size of 9-10 to keep the cost to a minimal. The initial fees could be collected assuming a group size of 9-10 people. However, in case the group size is smaller Summiters will inform the participants a month in advance of the departure date,the group size of the program. The participants would be requested to pay "the difference amount" as per the current size of the group.
- Booking must be confirmed 30 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the trek in remote locations. So please give us enough time to make your journey a lifetime’s journey.Confirmation by making full payment.
- All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants. Summiters will not be responsible for the weather or your personal health issues.
- Cancellation policy – We plan everything for you well in advance, so that your trip is hassle-free and as smooth as possible. This means that porter fees, permits, accommodation expenses are all paid in advance. Any cancellation will mean inconvenience and loss to all the people involved in making your journey successful. Therefore, it is only fair to pass on the accrued costs to you. Our policy is:-
- Cancellation prior to 30 days from date of departure : Full Refund
- Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
- Cancellation between 20 days prior to date of departure and departure date:No Refund
- No Show : No Refund