Talle Valley Trek
Arunachal Pradesh | 6D/5N | 9,000 Ft.
October – April
(Above mentioned cost is for a fixed departure)
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- Vacation Style High Altitude Trek
- Activity Level Easy
- Group Size Medium Group
All about the Talle Valley Trek.
Talle Valley is a beautiful mountain valley in Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, fondly known as the land of ancient tribes. This easy to moderate level trek spans six days. Besides some of the most breathtaking forest trails that wind through dense forests, mountains, and rivers, the trek brings you a beautiful medley of culture and traditions exclusive to the land of Arunachal. The trail snakes through the Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary that stretches over 330 sq.m. and is replete with vibrant floral species and vegetation. Trek along rare and beautiful white bamboo trees under a canopy of pine and fir. Talle Valley trail is a paradise for every nature lover, with its widespread beauty, and abundance of floral and avian species it houses. The most compelling part of the trek is trudging through the iconic rainforests of Arunachal Pradesh, while verdant mountains and hills watch guard over you. It is one of the most beautiful winter treks in India and is known by few.
Max. Altitude – 2,745 m
Duration – 6 days
Level – Easy to moderate
1. The trek grants you a rare opportunity to explore the ancient tribal areas of Ziro Valley.
2. Trekking through the Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, several exotic floral species greet you. (We’re talking to you, botany enthusiasts.)
3. Talle Valley is a visual treat of bird watchers, with flocks of resident and migratory avian species that thrive here!
4. For nature lovers seeking respite in untouched nooks of Arunachal, Talle Valley is one of your best bets.
Day 1 Drive to Ziro
Nestled in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, Ziro is widely applauded for its lush green fields and is well on it’s way to becoming one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. While preserving its beautiful rustic charm, the town has enough facilities and amenities. We reach Ziro by 06:00 pm, and stay overnight.
Time Taken: 5 – 6 hrs drive
Day 2 Trek from Mani Polyang to Pange Valley
We commence the trek after a sumptuous breakfast. The trail unfolds along the Pange river and is spread over a flat path for the most part. We enter the pristine rainforests of Ziro, and walk past tall bamboo trees for nearly 4 hours. Soon, the trail opens up to the PWD guest house, which means our campsite is not far. We camp at Pange valley for the night.
Altitude: 1,890 m
Distance: 9 km
Time Taken: 5 hrs
Day 3 Trek from Pange Valley to Talle Valley
The day is long and considerably tiring as we gain a good amount of altitude. We begin trekking, keeping the Pange river on our right. An hour into the trail brings us to a steep uphill climb which lasts for over three hours. Enroute, we’re greeted by stunning views of Nimapema of Bhutan. The climb soon enters a beautiful forest of rhododendrons, and dips into bamboo forests leading to the campsite. We camp overnight at Talle Valley, cocooned amidst verdant forests and lofty mountains.
Altitude at different points: 2,468 m via 2,745 m
Distance: 10 km
Time Taken: 7 hrs
Day 4 Trek from Talle Valley to Pange Valley River Camp
Leaving the Talle Valley campsite behind, we soon begin descending along a gradual incline, which brings us to a beautiful place called Tragopan point, which is graced by a stunning array of wildflowers which bathe the trail in vibrant hues. The diverse flora and fauna of the valley will stun you here. Capture the postcard worthy moments, and begin descending again. We set camp near the Pangey river.
Altitude: 1,600 m
Distance: 10 km
Time Taken: 7 hours
Day 5 Trek from Pange Valley River Camp to Hong village
This is the final day of our trek. We leave the previous campsite behind, and begin climbing uphill over a gradual trail, which descending for a bit and then ascends yet again right up to Hong village. The day is fairly easy, and once we reach Hong village, the trek comes to a glorious end. For the rest of the day, you can explore around the village, and even meet the Apatani tribe, local to the region. The village exudes major European hillside vibes, and we stay here for the night.
Altitude: 1,975 m
Distance: 7 km
Time Taken: 5 hrs
Day 6 Drive from Hong village to Ziro; drive back to your home
Your four-wheel drive awaits you at Hong village, and takes you back to Ziro.
Distance: 4 km
Time Taken: 25 mins drive
- Accommodation: All accommodation on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel (if mentioned in the itinerary and not mentioned in exclusions) will be in a 2-3 star accommodation unless mentioned otherwise.
- Trek Leader and Guides: A team of an experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek.
- Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
- Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five meal plan including Morning Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You will be provided with clean mountain water from the streams to drink. You can carry water purification tablets if you deem necessary but we advise otherwise.
- Trekking and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
- Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
- A Life Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.
- GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They will be charged once you add the trek in your cart. They are subjected to change according to government rules of India.
- Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport is not included in the package. Transportation from Guwahati to Ziro and vice versa is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
- Personal Trekking Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to that weather and difficulty of the trek.
- Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
- Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures.
- Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, snacks, orders tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides etc) are not included in the package.
- Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.
Whom is the trek for?
The gradient of this trek leans towards easy / moderate, making it ideal for beginners embarking on their first adventure. Despite the easy level, the trek demands, like any other trek, that you stay in good physical shape with good stamina. The trek is also perfect for experienced trekkers who wish to explore the untouched corners of Arunachal Pradesh.
Which is the best season for the trek?
While the trek can be done during anytime of the year, we suggest you do it in winters. The months from November to March see cool, pleasant weather, with give you clear views.
How to reach Ziro?
By Air The nearest airport to Ziro is Jorhat Airport, located 98 km away. Another option is the Guwahati Airport, seated about 450 km away. Though Jorhat may not be as well connected to the other major cities as Guwahati airport. From either airport, take a shared cab to Ziro. By Rail The nearest railway station to Ziro is Nagaralagun, located 100 km away, and North Lakhimpur about 117 km away. You can also opt for Guwahati Railway station, which is well connected to the major cities of India. By Road If you’re travelling by road, your best option is to take a train to Guwahati, and then an overnight bus to Ziro.
What things are needed to be carried?
Rucksack, high ankle trekking shoes, one fleece jacket, one down feather / hollofil jacket, 3 pairs of quick dry T-shirts and trek pants, 5-6 pairs of socks, balaclava, a daypack, sunscreen SPF 50+, scarf, towel, lip balm, headlamp / torch, 2 water bottles of 1 litre, and personal medicines. For a complete list, download the checklist from the footer.