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  • Trip introduction

    The Northeast India motorbiking trip is an enriching 10-day adventure that takes you through the stark landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. This trip takes you between mountains and monasteries as you ride over the high altitude Sela Pass and visit the Chillapam Monastery and Tawang Monastery – the second largest monastery in the world. Other than this, you’ll also ride through the Kaziranga National Park, trek to the Shillong Peak and visit the gorgeous Living Root Bridge.

    Moreover, as your journey progresses and you ride deeper into the Dirang, you’ll get to witness a number of beautiful regions such as the Bum La Pass and the Sangestar Lake. Ideal for seasoned motorcyclists, this journey will have a few testing days, but will have all rewarding days.

    Please note that price displayed is the per person price for a booking for one motorbike rider and one pillion rider.

    Destination

    The northeast region of India mainly comprises of the Eastern Himalayas through landscapes of valleys, high passes and lakes. During this trip, you’ll be riding between the plains of Arunachal Pradesh to Meghalaya as you travel through a plethora of destinations and sites.

    Starting from Guwahati, over the next 9 days you’ll travel to Dwaki, Shillong, Cherrapunjee and the Kaziranga National Park within Meghalaya. Your entry point into Arunachal Pradesh will be through Dirang via Balukpong. After this, you’ll travel to the Tawang Valley, the Sela Pass, visit the Bum La Pass and the Sangestar Lake, Kalakthang and Bomdila before returning back to Guwahati.

    En route your journey you’ll even pay short visits to many smaller destinations such as the Mawlynnong Village, Tenga and Dirang Dzong, whilst exploring the Mawsmai and Elephanta Caves besides the Seven Sisters and Nokhalikai Waterfall.

    Destination highlights

    Catch breathtaking views of the Himalayas during the Northeast India motorbiking trip. | Visit many beautiful destinations and sites every single day. | Drive through many scenic high passes and feel the thrill of riding close to the China border. | Spot rhinos in Kaziranga. | Drive through 2 different States of India and explore the cultural and natural wonders on your ride.

    Activity Details

    Road biking, off road biking

    Yes

    Yes

    180 feet

    13700 feet

    147 feet

    1497 kms

    187 kms

    Experienced road captain, a skilled mechanic with spare parts and a back-up vehicle.

    Royal Enfield

    350/500 CC

    Yes

    Experienced road captain, a skilled mechanic with spare parts and a back-up vehicle.

    Please ensure that vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all documents (pollution check, insurance, driver's licence etc) are in order.

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Arrive in Guwahati

    Arrive in Guwahati today and check into the hotel. Spend the day resting. In the evening, you'll have a session of orientation, followed by briefing about the upcomming trip. At night feast on a delicious dinner and sleep early for your journey tomorrow.

    Overnight in hotel.

    Today you'll arrive in Guwahati. Upon arrival check into your hotel and relax for the day. Today's meal package includes only dinner. You'll be staying in a comfortable twin or double sharing room.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Guwahati

    Guwahati

    10:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Guwahati to Dwaki via Shillong
    Day 3 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Dwaki to Shillong via Cherrapunjee
    Day 4 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Shillong to the Kaziranga National Park
    Day 5 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Kaziranga National Park to Dirang via Bhalu
    Day 6 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Dirang to Tawang via Sela Pass
    Day 7 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Detour Day to the Bum La Pass, Sangster Lake and Tawa
    Day 8 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Tawang to Bomdila
    Day 9 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Ride from Bomdila to Guwahati via Kalakthang
    Day 10 of the Northeast India Motorbiking Trip: Departure from Guwahati
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellations made before the departure of the Northeast India motorbiking trip: the booking deposit of INR 5000 is non refundable.

    All cancellations/refunds on this trip will be processed after a deduction of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next and is applicable for all cancellations.

    Rules on trip

    The motorbike rider as well as the pillion rider are required to wear a helmet at all times while riding the Northeast India motorbiking trip. A safety helmet will be provided to the travellers by the tour operator. 

    Travellers are required to follow all instructions of the road captain at all times during the Northeast India motorbiking trip. 

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the Northeast India motorbiking trip.

    Travellers suspected of intoxication will not be allowed to participate in the trip.

    Travellers getting their own motorbike must ensure that the vehicle is registered to the rider's name and all the relevant documents (pollution check, insurance and driver's licence etc) are in order.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Travellers are required to carry a valid, govt-issued photo ID card and a valid driver's licence for the Northeast India motorbiking trip.

    For any physical damages to the bike during the Northeast India motorbiking trip, the travellers have to incur the expenses.

    If any traveler wishes to exit the Northeast India motorbiking trip mid-way for any medical or personal reasons, an additional charge of transporting the motorbike from the leaving point to the end point will be applicable at INR 10000 per bike.

    The tour operator reserves the right to alter or cancel the itinerary of the Northeast India motorbiking trip due to any unforeseen circumstances to ensure maximum safety of travellers and staff. Costs arising due to such a change in itinerary will be borne by the traveller.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in deluxe hotels on twin sharing basis except on day 2 where you'll sleep in tents

    • Breakfast on Day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10
    • Dinner on Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9
    • Royal Enfield 300/500CC motorcycle
    • Helmet for the rider and pillion
    • Fuel expenses
    • Back-up vehicle with mechanic and spare parts
    • Services of an experienced road captain
    • First aid kit with oxygen cylinder
    • All permits
    • All applicable charges

    Excludes

    • Upgrade to one rider per motorbike without a pillion at a total trip cost of INR 57750 per person

    • Lunch on all days
    • Any monument entry fees
    • Riding gear for the riders
    • Personal expenses (snacks, waterbottles, telephone calls etc)
    • Cost escalation due to natural causes such as strike/taxi-bike union issues/anti social unrest/natural calamities
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Emergency expenses
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • T-shirts/shirts and jeans/track pants
    • Jacket and sweater
    • Inner thermal wear
    • Woollen and cotton socks
    • Waterproof, sports shoes
    • Windcheater
    • Good gripped boots
    • Night clothes
    • Slippers
    • Woollen gloves
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or watches
    • Gadgets
    • Hard luggage
    • Skirts/dresses
    • sari

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Royal Enfield 300/500CC
    • Helmet for the rider and pillion
    • Back-up vehicle and spare parts
    • Fuel
    • First aid kit with oxygen cylinder
    • Camp tents

    You need to get

    • Riding gear: armored jacket, riding pants, riding gloves (preferably waterproof), elbow and shin guards, and sturdy boots with good grip
    • Government issued ID card and driver's license
    • Photo copies of the ID card along with a few passport size photographs
    • Spare cash
    • Water bottle (2 ltrs)
    • Balaclava
    • Raincoat
    • Anti-fungal powder
    • Personal toiletries like tissue paper, toilet paper, wet wipes, etc.
    • Towel and napkins
    • Sunscreen lotion (SPF 40+) and lip balm
    • UV sunglasses
    • Tarpaulin or plastic sheets
    • Leatherman/Swiss knife
    • Small backpack to carry essentials
    • Small torch/head lamp
    • Insect repellent
    • Dry snacks like chocolates, energy bars, biscuits, etc.
    • Camera (optional)
    • Personal medicines
    • Personal first aid kit
    • WD-40 spray
    • Duct tape and zip ties
    • Power bank

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry all specific and prescribed medications.