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The Yoksa Ride

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Motorcyle Tour Details

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Tuting is northern most village on the banks of the river Siang, on the Indian side of the Indo-Tibet border. It is truly the end of the road. In March 2018, the Indian Air Force landed their mammoth C-17 Globmaster transport aircraft on the Advance Landing Ground in Tuting. This and another landing in Eastern Ladakh were to demonstrate the ability of Indian Armed Forces to quickly deploy troops in these remote border areas.

Arunachal Pradesh in the North East region of India has always been one of the most elusive in terms of motorcycle adventures. The pristine wilderness, lack of mainstream motorcycle mentions adds to the enigmatic adventure experience.

Eastern Arunachal tops the ranking in terms of remoteness and untouched natural beauty. It is one of the last bastions of the Tribal Way Of Life. These tribal people have lived in harmony with the jungle and are proud of their subsistence life style.

Menchuka” roughly translates to Medicinal Water of Snow. This beautiful valley is located on the Indo-Tibetan border at an altitude of 6000ft. Till recently it did not have road connection with the reset of India. During the Indo-Sino war of 1962, Menchuka was occupied by the PLA for about a month. It was only after this occupation and subsequent retreat of the Chinese Army, that the people of Menchuka, cut 6km stretch of motorable road along vertical cliff face.

The “Yoksa Ride” is a tribute to the men and women of the “Border roads Organisation” who have endured unimaginable hardships to build these remote roads we will be riding on.

This ride is designed for the Adventurer who is keen on seeing what lies at the end of road. For the Biker who does not feel the need to prove anything to anybody, including himself/herself. A biker who is only interested in exploring corners of the world that nobody talks about, let alone visit.

Red Panda Adventures is one of the few established and well-known motorcycle tour operators in this region, catering to local as well as international riders. We have a local team who know this region well, allowing us to serve you and organize our rides with utmost care and planning.

Pricing is based on twin sharing basis (2 riders, 1 room). For single occupancy (1 rider, 1 room), please email us on trips@redpandaadventures.com

Bike Tour Departure & Return Location

Departure & Return Location

Dibrugarh
Motorcyle Tour Pricing

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup & Drop
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Motorcycle Rental Fee
  • Tour Guide & Sweep
  • Fuel
  • All local transportation
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Airport Pickup & Drop
  • Local Permits (Extra fee for Foreign nationals)
  • Motorcycle Insurance* (Please refer FAQs section)
Motorcyle Tour Pricing

Price Excludes

  • International and Domestic Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Tips
  • Room Service Fees
  • Alcohol
  • Additional Meals
  • Personal Insurance
  • Damage compensation for property and life
Price Tag From Rs. 77,500
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Motorcyle Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Day

1
Arrive at Dibrugarh
Meet and greet all riders at the airport and shuttle to the hotel. Introduction to the motorcycle and ride briefing followed by a traditional Assamese dinner.
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Dibrugarh to Aalo
Dibrugarh to Aalo is a 255 kms / 8 hrs ride. We start the ride early so that we can catch the sun raise over the mighty Brahmaputra from on top of the Bogibeel Bridge. After riding for about 2 hours, we will stop for breakfast at a small Mishing tribe dhaba. Soon after the heavy breakfast, we will start climbing up the mountains towards Aalo. The road will largely be good for a brisk ride till we get to Komsing. The 30km from Komsing to Aalo, will put your endurance and patience to test. Consider this as a rite of passage for the paradise that awaits beyond Aalo. Our stay at Aalo will be at a basic but clean resort on the banks of the Siyom River.
3
Aalo to Menchuka
Aalo to Menchuka is a 190km/10 hrs ride. The initial 70km of the road leading out of Aalo is fantastic. After that it’s a proper Adv ride thru narrow mountain roads along the Siyom river gorge all the way up to Menchuka. Breakfast and lunch will be at dhabas on the way. We expect to reach Menchuka by late afternoon. Our stay at Menchuka will be at a traditional, warm home stay.
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Menchuka day trip
Menchuka day trip: We will spend the day visiting some two historical Buddhist gompas, natural wonders and rope bridges across the river. It’s a day to soak in the local culture, food and listen to the local enchanting folk lore.
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Menchuka to Aalo
Menchuka to Aalo is a 190km/10 hrs ride. Having ridden over these roads earlier, you would know what to expect and can afford to take your eyes off the road and enjoy the spectacular mountains and streams.
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Aalo to Yingkiong
Aalo to Yingkiong is a 115km/5 hrs ride. We will ride along the Siyom river for about 45km to Boleng. This is where the Siyom pours in to Siang. The road from Boleng to Yingkiong passes thru dense jungle. Human population becomes sparse as we continue to ride up stream on the right bank of mighty river Siang. Yingkiong is a small town populated largely by the Adi tribe. If we are lucky we can meet Mr. Kishon Tekseng who has climbed Mt. Everest and is currently training local youth to be adventure sports guides. We will be staying at his river side camp.
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Yingkiong to Tuting
Yingkiong to Tuting is a 151km/8 hrs ride. This road runs along the right bank of the Siang river. The river has cut steep gorges in to the mountains. Once you have experienced these dense jungles with giant trees, everything else in comparison will start to look like a garden. Tuting is the end of this road. We will stay in the only lodge in town. This lodge is owned by a farmer who is also a local high school science teacher.
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Tuting day trip
Tuting has some very interesting things to see and experience. Our rest day tour of Tuting will be a day in paradise.
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Tuting to Yingkiong
Tuting to Yingkiong is 151km/8 hrs ride. We will start at first light day, so that we can ride slow and enjoy the sights along the way back to Yingkiong.
10
Yingkiong to Dibrugarh
Yingkiong to Dibrugarh is 280km/7 hrs ride. This ride is on splendid roads with fast winding bends all the way to Pasighat. After that, we will be in the plains and on regular highways till we reach Dibrugarh. At Dibrugarh, we will stay in the same place as on day one
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Depart from Dibrugarh
We will bid our good byes and drop you off at the airport. As you fly away, you will drift in the memories of the sensory extravaganza of the last week.

Tour Review

Jobo Kuruvilla

Friendly and experienced riders. If your’re looking for a premium motorcycle tour/experience and an adventure on two-wheels — hit up Red Panda Adventures. Their rides will help you “escape the ordinary”, and it is worth every penny!

Hetal Trivedi

I totally got more than I had expected on their Enchanting Tawang ride in Feb 2019. With the help of their knowledge of the area, they had selected some of the most exciting routes which resulted in an intoxicating mix of Fun, Pleasure, Thrills on each day of the ride! All that you want out of something that is labelled as an Adventure Ride. The choice of the RE Himalayan as the motorcycles could not have been better either, it just did everything that you expect! Do I recommend Red Panda rides to other riders? - Whole heartedly. Will I take another ride with Red Panda Adventures myself? - Sure. I certainly hope that Red Panda cooks up some more equally exciting rides in that fabulous part of the world, called the Seven Sister states of India (NorthEast India).

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karan singh Sood

What a great experience it's been renting a motorcycle from Red Panda. Inspite of the fact that I'd only signed up for renting a motorcycle, these guys went all out helping me plan the entire ride. Not just that, they were only a call away throughout the 20 days of my trip, helping me sort the minor troubles I faced with the motorcycle while on the road. For anyone who's planning to travel the northeast region of India, I absolutely and wholeheartedly recommend renting a motorcycle/signing up for an organised motorcycle tour with these guys. Thank you so much Bala & team for helping me plan a ride I'm gonna cherish for the rest of my life. Cheers

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arvind kittur

Red Panda Adventures, Thank you very much for giving me an experience of a life time. The entire expedition as I would like to call it was well managed with a lot of passion, enthusiasm and most importantly servicing the smallest need of every participant. Bala ji is a very knowledgeable, kind hearted and a humble person and an excellent host and a great sport, am sure he misses the “Tawang special” we gave him. Big thank you to Hrushikesh for having my back and making sure I completed every obstacle on my way, and not to forget Lama ji a wonderful person with such positive energy. A big shout out to all the people who took care of us in a very special way at all the Home stays. Highly highly recommend Red Panda Adventures

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Birthe Houdelet

I had a great time travelling the north-east Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya in December 2017 with Red Panda Adventures. The motorbike tour was well organized and the whole trip was a great experience. The landscape is fascinating and offers lots of variety. Visits to national parks, offroad biking, elephant riding, relaxing days, bond fire and BBQ, authentic cuisine, visits to villages and meeting the locals, waterfalls, breathtaking views into the canyons, hiking in the rain forest.. all of this is included in the trip! An adventurous trip to this still mainly undiscovered part of India.

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