Expanding its Pan-India presence and footprints in the Northeast region of the country, the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India has announced the appointment of a new Chapter Chairman for the Northeastern states (excluding Sikkim and West Bengal). Oken Tayeng, Managing Director, Aborcountry Travels & Expeditions, Arunachal Pradesh will be the new Chairman. Revealing details, Vinayak Koul, [...]
How Oken Tayeng founded Aborcountry Travels & Expeditions, a leading tour operator company in North East India
YC - Tell us about your background - educational, personal & professional. We would also love to know about the team. Oken - I graduated from the University of Delhi in English Literature. Never wanted to get into a regular job despite my parents wishing me to be an “officer” or a lawyer. I worked [...]
It is supposed to rain, but I crawl out of my tent under a bright sky. It has been bright since 4.30 am, daybreak in Arunachal Pradesh—for the love of god, somebody give the Northeast a time zone of its own. I brush my teeth in an endlessly flowing tap near the [...]
DOWNLOAD SIANG RUSH 2018 BROCHURE The Siang is truly transnational, flowing almost 4,000 kilometres across countries, peoples, cultures and through varied topography and terrain. It is majestic and elegant, especially in the almost three hundred kilometres of its journey through Arunachal Pradesh. A tributary of the Yangtze; Brahmaputra river, locally known as Siang [...]
Abor Country Travels & Expedition won the best tour operator award for the second time. The first one being in 2013 and the second one being in 2017. Governor PB Acharya inaugurated the Arunachal Tourism Award 2017 at Indira Gandhi Park, here today. Arunachal Tourism brand ambassador John Abraham, Home minister Kumar Waii, parliamentary secretary [...]
Starting this season, Hussain is also joining forces with Oken Tayeng from Abor Country Travels, for a trip to WWII crash sites in Arunchal Pradesh and Nagaland this October. Also, watch out for tours across the Northeast on vintage Land Rovers.
Arunachal is unexplored and unmapped, a hotspot of biodiversity and tribal culture teeming with river gorges. Oken Tayeng 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 [...]
Visit the original village of the Adi Padam tribe and witness their age-old customs The longest hanging bridge in Arunachal Pradesh at Damro sways gently over a silvery slash of River Yamne as Adi Padam herders head to the forests with their Mithun.
It had been the last journey of his uncle, First Lieutenant Irwin "Zipper" Zaetz, as navigator on the B-24 bomber. Gary proceeded to conduct a small series of ceremonies. His tour guide, Oken Tayeng, offered words of solace. "Gary, you've done your duty. Now their spirits should be happy."
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