Namdapha Rainforest Trek
- The Namdapha National Park
- Trekking through tropical rainforests
- Interacting with the Lisu tribe near Imbiong
- Crossing the Namdapha River on crude bamboo bridges
- Birding in the national park
- Driving along the historic Stilwell Road to the Pangsau Pass on the Indo-Myanmar border
- Understand the ecology of a tropical rainforest
- Get a glimpse into the lives of the Lisu and Singpho tribes
If you are looking for Jurassic Park, this is it! Vast undulating stretches of rainforests, muddy tracks snaking underneath a canopy so dense that only slivers of sunlight can stream in, the jeweled wings of butterflies streaking against the velvety green and hoots and calls of wild beasts create a surreal atmosphere. The Namdapha and Noa Dihing rivers flow through the park and from the river bed, the scenery stretches further in the wilderness - the horizon bumping into the snowy Dafa Boom ranges. The trek was tiring but the beauty was impeccable. We also interacted with the Lisu tribes who call these remote jungles home.
About Namdapha National Park
Located in Arunachal Pradesh, Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area (2000 sq. km) in the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot and harbours the world's northernmost lowland evergreen forests at 27°N latitude. A wide diversity of animals and birds call it home. Four species of big cats- snow leopards, clouded leopards, common leopards and tigers live here along with numerous other species like red panda, red fox, yellow-throated marten, elephants, bharals, gibbons etc. Five species of hornbills and the rare snowthroated babbler have been recorded here. The Lisu tribe lives in these remote jungles.