26 September, 2020

Oken Tayeng

Arunachal is unexplored and unmapped, a hotspot of biodiversity and tribal culture teeming with river gorges.

Oken Tayeng
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How did you get started as an adventure tour operator?

I’m very restless. I was on a quest for a very glamorous and reasonably lucrative job where I could meet new people and be in a different place every day. Then I worked for a friend, filmmaker Sanjay Kak, on a documentary film (In the Forest Hangs a Bridge). He said: “Tour guide!” The rest is history and I wouldn’t trade my job for any other.

Is Arunachal Pradesh the next ‘last frontier’ of adventure travel?

Definitely. Arunachal is one of the last unexplored and unmapped places, a hotspot of biodiversity and tribal culture teeming with river gorges and forests ranging from tropical to alpine.

What’s the most beautiful place in Arunachal?

The Siang valley!

Tell us about your most comfortable package.

We have a set of itineraries combining some really great heritage tea garden bungalows in Assam, with adventure activities like rafting and angling and what...

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