Arunachal Impact Expedition

An International Impact Expedition to the remote region of Pemako

today Dates : 30 Oct 2024 to 12 Nov 2024

access_time Duration : 14 Days

Grade : 2

? Grade 1 : Easy
Grade 2 : Moderate
Grade 3 : Challenging
Grade 4 : Hard

place Location : Arunachal Pradesh

Available Slots : 15/20

USD $3000

Brief :

Join a team of 20 leaders from across the globe on a journey of sustainability and impact in the pristine region of Pemako in Arunachal Pradesh. You will be part of an amazing group of participants who will trek to one of the remote villages in the North East part of India to bring access to clean and renewable energy for the local communities. The expedition will span across multiple days of trekking in the mountains and an opportunity to be totally cut-off from the rest of the world. Soak in the hospitality of the villagers and leave behind a legacy of your visit as you truly empower the communities. A perfect mix of Adventure with Impact. 

The Expedition participants are selected through an interview process to curate a group that is unique. A typical group can comprise of members from across the globe with a passion and interest for sustainable development and climate action.  

The financing of the Solar Grid that is setup to make the expedition carbon negative is done by the participants as part of the expedition cost. The expedition fee will include your contribution to the cost of the Solar Panels and Batteries for electrification of village along with all your ground logistics, food and accommodation. The expedition cost will be shared once you apply. 

Trip Highlights

Embarking on an international Impact expedition to the magical but remote Pemako region is an enterprise that not only promises breathtaking natural beauty, but also the opportunity to catalyze positive change. In a manner reminiscent of the open roof of the Rogers Center, which seamlessly bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor spaces, this expedition aims to bridge the gap between cultures, conservation efforts, and sustainable development. Just as the rogers centre open roof provides an adapted environment that embraces modern technology, the Pemaco Expedition represents a combination of ancient wisdom and modern innovation. The open roof concept becomes a metaphor for the team's openness to learning from indigenous communities about their harmonious relationship with nature, as well as introducing modern strategies to preserve the delicate balance of ecosystems. Channeling the spirit of collaboration symbolized by the open roof of the Rogers Center, expedition members aim not only to leave a positive mark on Pemaco, but to bring home lessons that can shape global approaches to conservation and cultural understanding.

  • Multiple days of trekking into the remote valley of Pemako
  • Create an impact on the communities with Solar Energy
  • Partner with fellow travelers from across the globe.
  • Give back to the mountains and the local communities
  • Discover yourself in the remoteness of the mountains
  • A mix of Adventure, Sustainability and Impact

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Itinerary Details :

  1. Day 1 Dibrugarh to Pasighat
    Dibrugarh to Pasighat_Day 1

    You will fly into Dibrugarh from New Delhi. Surrounded by the majestic Brahmaputra River the town of Dibrugarh will be your gateway to the Expedition. You will be picked up by our Trip Leaders and we will begin our 3 hour road journey towards the beautiful town of Pasighat. Here we shall be staying at the Boutique Abor Country Lodge next to the Sian river. The remainder of the day will be spent in getting to know the team and the initiative, along with bonding with your fellow expedition members over a common vision and purpose. 

  2. Day 2 Pasighat to Yingkiong
    Pasighat to Yingkiong_Day 2

    The drive to Yingkiong will be a 8 hour journey from Pasighat. The going will be tough, but the beautiful landscapes and the presence of the breathtaking valleys of the Siang River will be worth the journey. On the way we stop at Damroh river side camp, the team will have its first village experience here which will help them to accommodate for the upcoming journey

  3. Day 3 Yingkiong to Tuting
    Yingkiong to Tuting_Day 3

    Through pristine landscapes, the team will drive to Tuting, which is the last motorable town, near India’s border with South Tibet. It will take 10 hours to reach the destination, but entire journey passes through beautiful rivers, mountains and jungles. The engaging discussions with fellow travelers and the beautiful scenery enroute will make the journey totally worth it. We shall be staying at a Government Guest House / Camp overnight. 

  4. Day 4 Tuting to Nyring and Devkota Trek
    Tuting to Nyring and Devkota  Trek_Day 4

    We will leave early after breakfast. The journey is divided into two legs;  first we reach to the Nyring village by vehicle, then we trek to the Devkota Monastery. The trek will take 3-4 hours depending upon the combined health of the group.  The tropical forest and hanging bridges make it one of the most beautiful trekking routes of the world.  We will stay at the monastery in the homestays for the night. 

  5. Day 5 Trek from Devkota to Silipu
    Trek from Devkota to Silipu_Day 5

    After a good breakfast, we shall pack our tents and begin the trek towards Silipu village, the last settlement of the unelectrified patch. The village is home to the ancient Mishimi tribe. The trekking route passes through dense jungle and hanging bridge which will give you a good idea of the daily struggle of the native population. The tribe is welcoming and eager to learn from the outer world.  We will stay at the village homes and eat with them to experience the culture

  6. Day 6 Village Electrification
    Village Electrification_Day 6

    The team will spend the day on the electrification of the village. We will train the participants on the basics of the Solar grid system and monitor as they proceed with the installation process. The project will be accomplished under the supervision of our engineers and team leaders. The night will end the long wait of the village by bringing light to the lives of the community.  Today is the last day that we spent with our hosts at Silipu. 

  7. Day 7 Silipu to Devkota Trek
    Silipu to Devkota Trek_Day 7

    We start our return journey today. We head back to the village Devkota and stay overnight. The team will learn about the survival mechanism in the jungles from our local guides on the way back. The evening will be spent cherishing the memory of the village electrification and we share our experiences with each other. 

  8. Day 8 Devkota to Nyring trek and Tuting
    Devkota to Nyring trek and Tuting_Day 8

    The next leg of the trek is accomplished today. We trek back to Nyring village, where our vehicles will be waiting for us. The local team will keep their invaluable knowledge of the region, culture and survival mechanism in the tough conditions. We stay in the government guest house or make a camp at a beautiful and scenic location near Tuting. 

  9. Day 9 Local sight seeing at Tuting
    Local sight seeing at  Tuting_Day 9

    We will relax and explore the biggest town of the region today. The team will get some time to visit local market to buy souvenirs. We will also pay a visit to the beautiful monastery and walk on one of the longest hanging bridges of the region. Tonight, we prepare for the arduous return journey to Passighat.  

  10. Day 10 Tuting to Yingkiong
    Tuting to Yingkiong_Day 10

    After a good breakfast, the team shall begin the journey towards Yingkiong. We leave early to make time for some good photographs at the selected locations. We stop at jungles and riverside to capture the beauty of the region.  We stay at a guest house or make a camp on our way to Yingkiong depending upon the overall conditions of the group and journey. 

  11. Day 11 Yingkiong to Passighat
    Yingkiong to Passighat_Day 11

    We return to our base camp today; the beautiful abor country resort awaits us. We spend the evening on the beach of river Siang and share each others memories, personal journeys while we enjoy our food at a beautiful location. 

  12. Day 12 Passighat
    Passighat_Day 12

    We have kept the best tourist experience for the last. We start our day with a breakfast at resort, followed by river rafting in Siang. The second half of the day will be spent in village Rani where the villagers have prepared a war dance, a cultural show and food fiesta for us.  

  13. Day 13 Passighat to Namsai via Roing
    Passighat to Namsai via Roing_Day 13

    Today we bask in the beauty of the region other than Passighat. We start early after breakfast and make our halt at Roing town. The remaining of the day will be spent at Namsai where we visit the Golden Pagoda and rest. 

  14. Day 14 Namsai to Dibrugarh
    Namsai to Dibrugarh_Day 14

    “The mighty mountains beckoned and we answered the call. “

    It’s time to say our farewell all around and make our way back to the airport with the GHE Team Leaders who will assure your safe departure!

Inclusions :

  • All onground transport from Dibrugarh onwards
  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner all days
  • All accommodations including hotels, homestays and camping on shared basis
  • All local transportation including coaches and taxis
  • All meals as per itinerary (excluding drinks)
  • Boiled clean drinking water in Village 
  • Mountain Bikes included

Exclusions :

  • Flight tickets to and from Dibrugarh
  • Visa Fees 
  • Travel Insurance 

Carbon Offset :

The expedition to electrify the village will offset 119 Tons of Carbon from the environment by replacing 1600 Litres of kerosene through setup of 10 Solar microgrids. 
Our estimates suggest that the entire 14 days expedition Carbon footprint, including carbon generated during camping, hotel stay and through the participants return flight tickets, will be around 55 Tons. 

Overall Your trip will be Carbon Negative!

Expedition Essentials :

Important Notes

There are a couple of days of long travel in the taxis on mountain roads. However the jaw-dropping scenery should take away the fatigue of road travel. Since we will be trekking into the valley, it will help if you are at good fitness level overall. Also smoking and drinking is prohibited. The weather can be very unpredictable in the mountains. Kindly refer to the instructions in the Expedition essentials document you will find on this page.The homestay in the village will have very basic facilities, you will being staying with the local community and experience life from their point of view. 

Physical Rating: 2 (Moderate)

The trek will be long and overall the expedition will be moderate. We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the months before you travel. Walking daily and cycling along with doing brisk walks or climbing long staircases with a small backpack is good preparation to enable you to enjoy the trekking to its fullest.

Additional Details 

You can read all the expedition essentials in the document shared below. In case of any questions, please contact us at

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Hear from our Alumni

Paulina - Chile "Coming from South America, I was able to relate to the remoteness of the communities and the challenges faced by them. This was the most beautiful and satisfying experiences for me as a Traveler. Never could I have imagined that I would be able to bring light to someone while taking part on an adventure trek."
Staffan - Sweden "This expedition has been one of the most positive influential experience of my life. Being out there in the remoteness and interacting with the locals gave me a sense of purpose. I was deeply moved on the issue of energy access for remote communities and hope to apply my learnings in this direction. "
Mark Appiah
Mark Appiah - Ghana "I come from Ghana in Africa and I have seen the problems faced by the local communities. The expedition exceeded all my expectations. I have never been so happy when I saw the Happy faces of the villagers seeing light for the first time. I am thankful to GHE for such a professionally conducted expedition. "
Jose Carlos
Jose Carlos - Peru "The expedition with GHE was one of the most life changing experiences I have had so far. I am motivated now to also start a similar initiative in my country."
Ashley - USA "Joining hands in an unknown land to bring electricity to the beautiful people of a remote village was an extraordinary experience; one which not only cultivated strong friendships but also showcased the power of the human spirit when we come together to achieve greater good."
Archi - India "The journey you undertake with GHE, is a journey unlike any other. As you are thrown against the bare and stark backdrop of the Himalayas, you learn to overcome your fears, challenge your limits and appreciate the beauty around you, as you unite with those who were once strangers, to bring ‘light’ to a shared dream"
Rolf - Denmark "GHE was for me an opportunity to bring back focus, dedication and a broader perspective to my life – it was extremely enriching and inspirational to see, live and change the lives of the people in the village. I can urge anyone who feels they want to do more with their life, to take the leap and join the cause of “Impact Tourism"
Ute Marke - Germany "Very seldom are we given the opportunity to make a measurable impact in the world. To be part of a team that helped to set up solar grids in the village and seeing the pure joy on the villagers' faces when we turned on the lights for the first time, is something I will never forget."

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