Arunachal Pradesh is endowed with thick evergreen
forests with numerous streams, rivers and gorges and hundreds of
thousands of species of flora and fauna covering more than 60% of the
total area. The five rivers of the state namely Kameng, Subansiri,
Lohit, Siang and Tirap wind their way through the sylvan green of the
hills. Its rivers are ideal for angling, boating and rafting
and its terrain is suitable for trekking, hiking and
holidaying in a serene atmosphere. The upper reaches offer an ideal
landscape for promoting adventure tourism of all kinds and is best
suited for the tourist, looking for such opportunities.
In addition, four major trekking routes have been identified by the Government namely - Pashighat-Jengging-Yinkiong, Bhalukpung-Bomdila-Tawang, Roing-Mayodia-Anini and Tezu-Hayliang.
The first trek starts from the plains of Siang and leads through the thick forest area. The route is a photographer's delight and also a promising tract for catch and release Mahaseer angling.
The second route passes through the Tipi orchidarium to Bomdila. It crosses the crest of the Sela Pass at 14,000 ft. above sea level which runs through a small ridge and along a placid lake called the Paradise Lake. All through the way, the Kameng river roaring down the hill provides excellent scope for angling, trekking and hiking.
The third trekking route located in the Dibang valley district with its highest peak at Mayudia (2443 mtrs.) on the way to Anini, has a picturesque beauty with a unique topography, floral and faunal diversity and a favorable natural setting. The main tourist trekking spots are Mehao lake sanctuary and boating in Salley Lake.
The hills in the Tezu-Hayuliang route are rich in flora and fauna. A large number of migratory species of birds visit this region from the Sino-Himalayan area during the winter. The route is ideal for hiking, trekking and bird watching.