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15 day tour from £2695
Fly with Emirates to Kolkata, with a short connection in Dubai.
Upon arrival in Kolkata you'll be transferred to the Peerless Inn (or you could upgrade to either the Oberoi Grand or Taj Bengal hotels for a supplement). The afternoon is free to relax.
In the morning fly to Guwahati, the capital of Assam. Here you'll be met and driven on to Tezpur for a night at KRC Palace.
Start your ascent into the densely forested high Eastern Himalaya today with a drive to Bomdila. Visit the Tipi Orchid centre en route. The night is spent at the simple Tsepal Yangjom hotel. Visit the local monastery and tribal villages this afternoon.
A long but spectacular drive takes you over the high Sela Pass (4,180 metres) and into the almost mythical valley of Tawang. Stay at the simple Tawang Inn for three nights.
The next two days are free to explore the valley with your guide and driver. This will include visits to the Tawang Monastery which houses a collection of priceless artifacts dating back hundreds of years.
Day at leisure in Tawang. There are also many smaller nunneries in the area and the colourful 'Monpa' people with their distinctive head dress.
Leaving Tawang with fond memories you'll retrace the route back across the Sela Pass, this time stopping at the settlement of Dirang. The village still has much of its medieval architecture intact. Spent the next two nights at the Pemaling Hotel.
Dirang is a charming village to relax and spend time visiting the nearby tribal villages and the Shangtey Valley.
Dropping down from the forested hills onto the steamy plains and the rich ecosystem of Nameri National Park where two nights are spent at the Eco Camp.
There are options for nature walks, angling and day hikes. For the more adventurous a rafting trip can be arranged.
Drive back to Guwahai for a night at the Kiranshree Portico. Take a sightseeing tour of the city including the famous Kamakhya Temple.
Fly to Kolkata, known in India as the 'city of culture'; stay two nights at the Peerless Inn.
Visit the sights this morning including the imposing Victoria Memorial, St Paul's Cathedral and the Indian Museum. The afternoon is free at your own leisure.
Fly back to London via Dubai.