Ziro Music Festival-2019

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Route to Ziro Valley

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Festival Ground at Ziro

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Evening stage at Ziro Festival of Music

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Paddy Fields of Ziro

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Sunset from Ziro Festival of Music

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Road leading to festival ground

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Afternoon stage at Ziro festival of Music

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Guests at Ziro Music Festival

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About

Ziro Festival of Arunachal Pradesh is one of the grandest outdoor music festivals of India. Back in 2012, Bobby Hano and Menwhopause guitarist Anup Kutty conceived the idea. The magnificence of the festival lasts for 4 days at Ziro Valley, 5500 feet above sea level. The picturesque view of the mountains around it makes the event all the more alluring for Indians as well as foreign tourists.

It is scheduled for 4 days starting from 26th September - 29th September and is hosted by Apatani tribe of Ziro Valley, one of the many picturesque locations of the state.

Acres and acres of paddy fields matures during Ziro Festival of Music and turns into huge beautiful farmlands of Orange colour. Apart from paddy fields, the valley is surrounded with bamboo plantations, kiwi plantations and thousands of tall Pine trees which adds to the beauty of the valley.

40+ artists of mixed Genres from all over the country come to perform at Ziro Festival of Music. This festival is much more than Music. The scenic drive to Ziro, serenity of the valley, weather, Hospitality of Apatanis, Local Food and Local Wine produces, Campsites, after party jamming sessions etc add so much more to the experience. This is what truly makes this festival different from rest of the music festivals in the country.


Short Itinerary

Meet at Guwahati - 25th September

Naharlagun to Ziro Valley

Day at Leisure , Ziro Festival

Guided tour in Ziro

Ziro Guided Tour - Music Festival

Bid Adieu to Ziro- Till Next time!

Reach Guwahati and Departure

Trip Images

package details

Location

:

Ziro

State

:

Arunachal Pradesh

No. of Days

:

7

Mode Of Transport

:

Train And Sumo

Meals Included

:

Yes

Type Of Stay

:

Camping

Start/End Location

:

Trip Type

:

Music Festival

Route Plan

:

Guwahati - Naharlagun - Ziro

Best Time to Visit

:

September

Cost

:

14500 /-

(GST @ 5% Extra)

Upcoming Event Dates

September

25th Sep to 1st Oct Open

Itinerary

Day 1
Meet at Guwahati - 25th September

We will leave by train from Guwahati on 25th September to Naharlagun (nearest railway station to Ziro) starts at 21:20 hours and we will gather at Guwahati platform by 19:30 hours. 

Our team member/representative will meet you at the station itself. 

Day 2
Naharlagun to Ziro Valley

We board Tata Sumos from Naharlagun and start our 4-5 hours Drive to Ziro Valley. There are many music lovers on their vehicles driving to Festival and it is going to be an exhilarating experience. We will stop for Breakfast and Refreshments on the way.

On reaching Ziro, we settle ourselves at the campsite amidst the pine trees which will be our home for the next 4 days. Freshen up, take some rest. Hot, palatable lunch awaits you in the dining area.

Spend the rest of the day in the festival venue which is 900 meters from the campsite or just chill in the campsite, join the jam sessions, absorb the beauty of nature.

Day 3
Day at Leisure , Ziro Festival

Wake up to a sizeable & mesmerizing breakfast. Go to the festival ground whenever you want. Meet thousands of fellow travelers. Laze around in the hammocks. Do whatever the hell you want whenever the hell you want. This 4 day is your much-awaited break from the hustle bustle of daily life amidst nature and music.

Return to the campsite, enjoy the bonfire, cook, eat, drink, read, dance, sing, jam and enjoy the party to the fullest. No time limit, crash at your own pace

Day 4
Guided tour in Ziro

Join our Local Guide for a guided Village Walk where you’ll get an opportunity to get a sneak peek at an Apatani way of life. Apatanis are one of the sweetest community of people we have come across. See their traditional houses, cooking techniques, learn about their culture and history over a cup of tea and be amazed by Apatani Hospitality.

Return to the festival ground or campsite and Enjoy the rest of the day like you want it.

Day 5
Ziro Guided Tour - Music Festival

Join our local guide and walk to the Paddy Fields where they farm Fishes.

Agriculture and Fish farms have been the main source of livelihood for the Apatanis for ages. They have developed some incredible Ingenious methods of farming and fishing. Spend the morning Fishing with the Apatanis and bring those delicious creatures back to the campsite and assist the best man in our kitchen team over the barbecue and see him create Art.

Day 6
Bid Adieu to Ziro- Till Next time!

After unlimited and delightful breakfast, we pack our bags and prepare to wrap up. Bid goodbyes to new friends and collaborations. Exchange photos and numbers and hugs and kisses.

We start the sumo ride to Naharlagun Station and board the 18:45 hours Train Number 15618 to Guwahati.

Day 7
Reach Guwahati and Departure

We reach Guwahati on 1st October early morning. 

Train Arrives at 04:30 hours at Guwahati Station. We suggest you book flights after 10 am to coverup for uncontrollable delays if any.

With everlasting memories of Ziro Festival. 

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

Package with Breakfast and Dinner on all Days and Lunch on Day 2

Four Nights of Camping + Transport + Inner line permits @ Rs 14,500/person on twin sharing.

Four Nights of Camping + Transport + Inner line permits @ Rs 14,000/person on triple sharing.

4 day Festival Pass : 5000 INR (Extra)

Campsite Inclusions

  • Unlimited Palatable and delicious breakfast and dinner from live Kitchen.
  • Secure Common Room for keeping bags and extra stuffs (Won’t recommend keeping valuable stuffs here).
  • Common Charging Stations near the Luggage room.
  • Clean and Sanitised Bathrooms and Lavatories. Separate for Men and Women.
  • Jamming sessions with Local Musicians
  • Extra Large heat and water resistant 3 men tent with option of twin or triple sharing.
  • Blankets/Sleeping Bags, Pillows and Mattresses.
  • Friendly Hosts cum friends at your service assisting you with absolutely anything you need.

Transport Inclusions:

  • Sleeper Class Tickets from Guwahati to Naharlagun and back.
  • Tata Sumo Pickup from Naharlagun Station to our Campsite and back.
Exclusions

Airfare/ RailFare till Guwahati

Any food and beverage cost apart from the ones mentioned above(Lunch and Dinner is available on request at Rs 300/plate for Veg and Rs 350/plate for Non-Veg)

Any Tips (We encourage to tip the locals. They earn low wages and your contribution will be of huge help for them)

Any personal Expenditure (Shopping, medicines etc)

Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.

Any items/services not specifically mentioned under the head ‘inclusions’.

Cancellation Policy

No refund of booking amount to be provided if customer cancels the booking 10 days prior to departure date.

50% refund if done between 11-20 days prior to schedule departure.

90% refund if done between 21-90 days prior to schedule departure.

100% refund if cancelled 90+ days prior to schedule departure date.

FAQs

The package is with Breakfast and Dinner on all Days and Lunch on Day 2

Four Nights of Camping + Transport + Inner line permits @ Rs 14500/person on twin sharing.

4-day Festival Pass: 5000 INR  (Extra)

 

 

Additional Services:

  1. Shared Taxis will be available in the campsite if you wish to visit Town anytime (6 kms from the Venue)
  2. Guided Village tours where you’ll get to hang out with the Apatanis and probably get invited by them for a cup of tea or Apong (local rice beer) @ Rs 700 per person.
  3. Learn traditional Apatani Fishing technique in their paddy fields and enjoy it over the evening Barbeque at Campsite @ Rs 500/person.

 

Things To Know

Reaching Ziro

By Air

Tezpur in Assam is the nearest airport. However, flights get usually cancelled without a reason and thus, it’s an unreliable option. The better option is the Guwahati airport, which is connected by frequent flights to all major Indian cities.

By Rail

The nearest railway station for accessing Ziro Festival is North Lakhimpur in Assam. The station can be reached by catching Arunachal Express from New Bongaigaon. This is located around 180 kilometers North-West of Guwahati.

By Road

Ziro Valley can be reached through direct buses which are available from Guwahati,Itanagar and North Lakhimpur.

 

 

  • The organisers reserve the rights to evict any camper anytime without any refund if his/her actions violates any camp Rules.
  • Experience Destination is not responsible for your whereabouts or safety if you are outside the camping premises.
  • Any Loss to the camping materials such as tents, pillows, mattress or any property belonging to Experience Destination will is subject to full payment of Product MRP.
  • Experience Destination Wont be responsible for any loss or damage of Goods belonging to the travellers.
  • All guests must carry a Govt issued Valid ID Card.
  • Only campers staying with Experience Destination will be allowed in the campsite and if you intend to bring guests from outside, you’ll have to Pre notify us.
  • Slots at campsite will be confirmed only after receipt of full payment.

Things To Pack

Things to Carry: We recommend you to carry gumboots, raincoat, mosquito repellants, basic toiletries and sanitisers, a warm jacket, torch/headlamps and a good sport shoe.

Day 1
Meet at Guwahati - 25th September

We will leave by train from Guwahati on 25th September to Naharlagun (nearest railway station to Ziro) starts at 21:20 hours and we will gather at Guwahati platform by 19:30 hours. 

Our team member/representative will meet you at the station itself. 

Day 2
Naharlagun to Ziro Valley

We board Tata Sumos from Naharlagun and start our 4-5 hours Drive to Ziro Valley. There are many music lovers on their vehicles driving to Festival and it is going to be an exhilarating experience. We will stop for Breakfast and Refreshments on the way.

On reaching Ziro, we settle ourselves at the campsite amidst the pine trees which will be our home for the next 4 days. Freshen up, take some rest. Hot, palatable lunch awaits you in the dining area.

Spend the rest of the day in the festival venue which is 900 meters from the campsite or just chill in the campsite, join the jam sessions, absorb the beauty of nature.

Day 3
Day at Leisure , Ziro Festival

Wake up to a sizeable & mesmerizing breakfast. Go to the festival ground whenever you want. Meet thousands of fellow travelers. Laze around in the hammocks. Do whatever the hell you want whenever the hell you want. This 4 day is your much-awaited break from the hustle bustle of daily life amidst nature and music.

Return to the campsite, enjoy the bonfire, cook, eat, drink, read, dance, sing, jam and enjoy the party to the fullest. No time limit, crash at your own pace

Day 4
Guided tour in Ziro

Join our Local Guide for a guided Village Walk where you’ll get an opportunity to get a sneak peek at an Apatani way of life. Apatanis are one of the sweetest community of people we have come across. See their traditional houses, cooking techniques, learn about their culture and history over a cup of tea and be amazed by Apatani Hospitality.

Return to the festival ground or campsite and Enjoy the rest of the day like you want it.

Day 5
Ziro Guided Tour - Music Festival

Join our local guide and walk to the Paddy Fields where they farm Fishes.

Agriculture and Fish farms have been the main source of livelihood for the Apatanis for ages. They have developed some incredible Ingenious methods of farming and fishing. Spend the morning Fishing with the Apatanis and bring those delicious creatures back to the campsite and assist the best man in our kitchen team over the barbecue and see him create Art.

Day 6
Bid Adieu to Ziro- Till Next time!

After unlimited and delightful breakfast, we pack our bags and prepare to wrap up. Bid goodbyes to new friends and collaborations. Exchange photos and numbers and hugs and kisses.

We start the sumo ride to Naharlagun Station and board the 18:45 hours Train Number 15618 to Guwahati.

Day 7
Reach Guwahati and Departure

We reach Guwahati on 1st October early morning. 

Train Arrives at 04:30 hours at Guwahati Station. We suggest you book flights after 10 am to coverup for uncontrollable delays if any.

With everlasting memories of Ziro Festival. 

Inclusions

Package with Breakfast and Dinner on all Days and Lunch on Day 2

Four Nights of Camping + Transport + Inner line permits @ Rs 14,500/person on twin sharing.

Four Nights of Camping + Transport + Inner line permits @ Rs 14,000/person on triple sharing.

4 day Festival Pass : 5000 INR (Extra)

Campsite Inclusions

  • Unlimited Palatable and delicious breakfast and dinner from live Kitchen.
  • Secure Common Room for keeping bags and extra stuffs (Won’t recommend keeping valuable stuffs here).
  • Common Charging Stations near the Luggage room.
  • Clean and Sanitised Bathrooms and Lavatories. Separate for Men and Women.
  • Jamming sessions with Local Musicians
  • Extra Large heat and water resistant 3 men tent with option of twin or triple sharing.
  • Blankets/Sleeping Bags, Pillows and Mattresses.
  • Friendly Hosts cum friends at your service assisting you with absolutely anything you need.

Transport Inclusions:

  • Sleeper Class Tickets from Guwahati to Naharlagun and back.
  • Tata Sumo Pickup from Naharlagun Station to our Campsite and back.
Exclusions

Airfare/ RailFare till Guwahati

Any food and beverage cost apart from the ones mentioned above(Lunch and Dinner is available on request at Rs 300/plate for Veg and Rs 350/plate for Non-Veg)

Any Tips (We encourage to tip the locals. They earn low wages and your contribution will be of huge help for them)

Any personal Expenditure (Shopping, medicines etc)

Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.

Any items/services not specifically mentioned under the head ‘inclusions’.

No refund of booking amount to be provided if customer cancels the booking 10 days prior to departure date.

50% refund if done between 11-20 days prior to schedule departure.

90% refund if done between 21-90 days prior to schedule departure.

100% refund if cancelled 90+ days prior to schedule departure date.

The package is with Breakfast and Dinner on all Days and Lunch on Day 2

Four Nights of Camping + Transport + Inner line permits @ Rs 14500/person on twin sharing.

4-day Festival Pass: 5000 INR  (Extra)

 

 

Additional Services:

  1. Shared Taxis will be available in the campsite if you wish to visit Town anytime (6 kms from the Venue)
  2. Guided Village tours where you’ll get to hang out with the Apatanis and probably get invited by them for a cup of tea or Apong (local rice beer) @ Rs 700 per person.
  3. Learn traditional Apatani Fishing technique in their paddy fields and enjoy it over the evening Barbeque at Campsite @ Rs 500/person.

 

Reaching Ziro

By Air

Tezpur in Assam is the nearest airport. However, flights get usually cancelled without a reason and thus, it’s an unreliable option. The better option is the Guwahati airport, which is connected by frequent flights to all major Indian cities.

By Rail

The nearest railway station for accessing Ziro Festival is North Lakhimpur in Assam. The station can be reached by catching Arunachal Express from New Bongaigaon. This is located around 180 kilometers North-West of Guwahati.

By Road

Ziro Valley can be reached through direct buses which are available from Guwahati,Itanagar and North Lakhimpur.

 

 

  • The organisers reserve the rights to evict any camper anytime without any refund if his/her actions violates any camp Rules.
  • Experience Destination is not responsible for your whereabouts or safety if you are outside the camping premises.
  • Any Loss to the camping materials such as tents, pillows, mattress or any property belonging to Experience Destination will is subject to full payment of Product MRP.
  • Experience Destination Wont be responsible for any loss or damage of Goods belonging to the travellers.
  • All guests must carry a Govt issued Valid ID Card.
  • Only campers staying with Experience Destination will be allowed in the campsite and if you intend to bring guests from outside, you’ll have to Pre notify us.
  • Slots at campsite will be confirmed only after receipt of full payment.

Things to Carry: We recommend you to carry gumboots, raincoat, mosquito repellants, basic toiletries and sanitisers, a warm jacket, torch/headlamps and a good sport shoe.

Additional Information on ZIRO MUSIC FESTIVAL

India’s own little Tomorrowland “ZIRO MUSIC FESTIVAL” is India’s greatest outdoor music festival hosted by the Apatani Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh held in the Ziro Valley in Subansiri District of the Northeastern State of Arunachal Pradesh.Ziro Valley is also a UNESCO world heritage site. It is located at a distance of approximately 420 km from Guwahati and it takes around 7 hours to reach.Ziro valley is known for its marvelous scenic beauty, tall green pine trees,rice fields, bamboo forests , trekking trails,quaint villages and freshly brewed alcoholic beverages. Talley Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the major tourist attractions of this valley.Ziro Valley is the home to “Apatanis” referred to the people belonging to the Apatani tribe which is the oldest tribe in the Northeast state, Apatanis are acknowledged worldwide especially their women adorning huge nose piercings and facial tattoos. Ziro festival is a perfect escape from the daily hustle of life and being lost in the music, it is  a four days long festival held every year in the month of September since the year 2012. Ziro Music Festival has around 40 different artists performing on two different stages in the four day duration. Ziro Music Festival is the epitome of independent music scene in India and has gained International fame due to its original and diverse music genres and independent artists that join together to give a lifetime memorable performance for the audience.A vibrant mixture of art,music and culture the Ziro Music Festival (ZMF) has become the go to destination for the youngsters in search of solace and being lost in music. It is the coolest music event held in the hills and the gorgeous landscapes, intriguing culture provides ample opportunities to connect with oneself and other people attending the ZMF, it is a paradise for music lovers who hate to go to overcrowded music festivals as when at ZMF(Ziro Music Festival) one does not need to rush from one stage to another or stand in long queues holding hands with a friend so you don't lose each other in the crowd as in ZMF there is acres of space and there is no overcrowding there are not a large number of people who attend the festival  but the valley ensures an awestruck event for the ones who do. Several bands, solo artists, musicians, rappers perform on a bamboo stage to make the spectators grove and get lost in the music. Ziro Valley is one of the most picturesque locations of Arunachal Pradesh with acres of beautiful farmland showcasing brilliant talent besides music the valley has ample of things to offer like the magnificent natural beauty , locally brewed alcoholic beverages like the kiwi wine and freshly brewed rice beer and unheard delicacies mostly for the non vegetarians. Ziro festival is also known as the India’s own Tomorrowland due to the euphoric camping experience and extravaganza music.

TICKETS:

The tickets of ziro music festival are available on their official website of Ziro Music festival and a budget friendly and customised package to ensure a lifetime experience for you is available at https://www.justwravel.com/package/Ziro-Festival.  The event tickets are available at a cost of Rs 6,000 approx for all four days and the attendee can also purchase the tickets according to line up per day at a cost of Rs 2,000 approx.

ACCOMMODATION:

There are a few hotels and homestays available near the Ziro Music Festival however scheduled campsites amidst pine jungle at a walkable distance from the festival grounds is highly recommendable to experience the true vibes of the festival as one can witness many jamming sessions of the local artists present in the group , a lot of interactive sessions along the bonfire that makes is a mini festival within a festival.

 

HOW TO REACH:

BY ROAD: To reach Zero Music Festival by road one has to take a taxi from Guwahati which is at a distance of approx 470 km and takes 7 hours to reach via NH27 & NH15. Government Buses are also available from Itanagar to Ziro at a reasonable price and one can always drive to the destination.

BY AIR: Likabali & Tezpur are the closest airport but the Guwahati Airport is the more reliable option due to availability of more flights.

BY RAIL: The closest railway station is Nahalagum located at a distance of 3kms away from Ziro.

Ziro Music Festival is the best budget music festival you will ever attend and ensures to provide money’s worth and a bundle of lifetime memories to be cherished. So get ready and your hands on the tickets to a lifetime experience of music,dance,food,laughter and fun.

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