Pakke Jungle Camp :
Jungle Camp is a community-based tourism model jointly
implemented and run by Help Tourism and the local tribal
self-help conservation group named Ghora-Aabhe. The
project is supported by forest department and a Bangalore-based
conservation NGO named Nature Conservation Foundation and, the
primary goal of the tourism project is to drive and step up
conservation and ensure community ownership.
Spread over a richly forested land, the Jungle Camp
is a cluster of four local style cottages on stilts made
interestingly by the local artisans with local eco friendly
materials such as bamboo, thatch, cane brakes and wood. Each hut
has a Spartan but cozy and comfortable double –bedded room and a
small verandah overlooking the forest canopy. The thatched and
spacious dining area provides a very relaxing atmosphere and one
can spend time watching birds and butterflies within the
vicinity of the camp premises. There is a common bath cum toilet
area consisting of two western style baths and toilets each with
running cold shower.
Elephants pay visit to the surrounding jungle of our
campsite frequently, so there is security fencing at the camp
site to keep the curious pachyderms away to a safe distance
while allowing them to roam freely in their own territory.
Several nature trails and soft trekking routes have been
carefully developed or identified around the Jungle Camp to
provide our guests with an unforgettable wilderness experience.
Trip Package & Activities :
All trips are on Jungle Plan which includes
accommodation, all meals that consist of authentic local
recipes, transfers, guided safaris/game drives, guided nature
walks and birding, cultural experience, village tour.
PTR is a paradise for viewing and photographing four
species of hornbills. The experience of watching hornbills
flying to their roost is a must for every wildlife enthusiast.
Every evening, just before sunset you will be lucky to witness
more than a hundred hornbills flying above the horizon to their
roost sites. In addition, PTR harbours other specialties such as
the Ibisbill and the White-winged Wood Duck. Nestled among hills
and criss-crossed by rivers, Khari is only 13 km away from the
park headquarters at Seijusa. White-winged Wood Ducks are often
sighted in Khari lake, which is a 10 km trek from Khari beat.
A well planned visit to PTR should coincide with some
of the local festivities to have a richer experience of the
local tradition and customs. Every year, from 24th to 27th of
February, Nyokum yullo, the harvest festival is celebrated by
the Nyishi tribe. During Nyokum, all sections of the Nyishi
community get together celebrate this festival pompously at
Bhalukpong and Seijosa. The mithun is a semi-wild bovid which
plays an extremely important role in the cultural, economic and
social life of people around PTR. Mithuns are sacrificed and
offered to the Nyokum goddess. In Bhalukpong on the 4th and 5th
of April, the Adhi tribe celebrates Mopin, the harvest festival.
Mithuns are also sacrificed on this occasion. To greet each
other, people smear a paste of rice on each other’s faces.
Similar to the Nyokum and Mopin festivals, the Miji community of
the Tipi area celebrate Chindang on the 14th and 15th of
If you do miss the local festivities, do not miss a
household visit to see the local handicrafts being made.
Members of most households craft products for personal use and
therefore handicrafts are not available on a commercial scale.
It is incredible to see everyday accessories like market bags
beeing still made of cane and bamboo. The Nyishi oryok (a carry
knife), galles (hand woven wrap around skirts), naraa (cane
woven bags for men), igin (cane woven baskets for women) and
dharees (bamboo mats) are some of the craft specialties of the
area. These handicrafts take many months to finish since they
are made intricately with an eye for detail.
Season & Climate :
November to April is the usual tourism season.PTR has
a subtropical climate with cold weather from November to March.
The temperature ranges from 12° C to 36° C. It receives rainfall
predominantly from the south-west monsoon (May – September) and
north-east monsoon (November – April). October and November are
relatively dry. May and June are the hottest months. Humidity
levels reach 80 % during the summer.
The nearest air-ports are Tezpur (approx. 50 km) and
Guwahati (approx. 280 km).The nearest railway stations are at
Soibari (also known as Dolaibil; approx. 36 km) and Biswanath
Charali (approx. 47 km). Rangapara, another railway station, is
about 60 km (from Seijosa and Bhalukpong).
INR 3500 per person per day on twin share and Jungle