North by Northeast Journeys

Adventure & Culture in the Other India

They are an active holiday company based out of Assam in the Northeastern region of India.

Among other things, we specialize in Cycling. In fact, we are the only out fit running cycling tours in this region, operating cycling tours in this region for 10 years now. As of now, we run tours in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim.

This little-known corner of the Indian Subcontinent sharing international borders with Bhutan, Tibet, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh, constitutes 7 states, popularly knows as the 7 sisters.

This region has some of the densest mix of ethnicities and languages. For example, the state of Arunachal Pradesh has over 26 major tribes with over 100 sub-tribes and clans speaking 50 odd dialects. These tribes provide a cultural bridge between India and south East Asia, China, Inner Asia and Burma by ethnic and linguistic similarities, as most of these tribes migrated here from the North and the East over the centuries. Infact this region is closer to Southeast Asia than South India.
 
Our tours are very experiential in nature; with deep local insights, local interaction and the routes themselves are not being very easy. Generally, this region was the blank spot on the cycling map of India, till we started offering tours here.


Their Tours

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Western Arunachal Pradesh: High Himalayas

10 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
480 Km
avg 60 Km
Guided

This cycling tour of western Arunachal Pradesh takes you all the way to the periphery of beautiful Tawang. The setting of this ride of Arunachal Pradesh is in the Buddhist belt home to the Monpa and Sherdukpen people. Close to the border with Bhut ...

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Trans Meghalaya: The Three Hills

12 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
600 Km
avg 60 Km
Guided

The Trans Meghalaya cycling tour takes us across the three hill ranges of the state. Starting from the west in the Garo Hills, we ride eastewards across the Khasi and Jaintia hills, in essence taking in the best that the state has to offer. The&nb ...

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Sikkim: Monastic Trail

10 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
480 Km
avg 60 Km
Guided

We will generally be in sub alpine rural himalayas, this provides us an excellent opportunity to observe life in these parts, interact with the locals and throughout be accompanied by amazing panoramas of the high himalayas. This tour takes you th ...

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Eastern Arunachal Pradesh: Watershed of the Brahmaputra

8 Day(s)
480 Km
avg 1 Km
Guided

This cycling tour of Arunachal Pradesh, the eastern most state of India takes you to the watershed of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Exciting experiences right from crossing one of the largest rivers in India at Dibrugarh to cycling through the riv ...

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Meghalaya: The abode of clouds

8 Day(s)
Moderate
360 Km
avg 60 Km
Guided

Cherrapunji and Mawsynram both in Meghalaya take their turn recording some of the heaviest rainfall on the planet. On this bicycle and hike tour of Meghalaya we will be riding through the west Khasi and neighbouring Jaintia hills overlooking the p ...

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Eastern Arunachal Pradesh: Mishmi Hills

13 Day(s)
Adv/Challenging
600 Km
avg 60 Km
Guided

This particular cycle tour is set in the lush easternmost state of India, Arunachal Pradesh. The ride takes us to the Mishmi Hills at the far eastern end of the Himalayas. Starting from the Namdapha National Park to the Acheso Valley whi ...

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