Nature has bestowed it's plentiful bounties on Arunachal Pradesh, India's
land of rising sun. The evergreen forests, the virgin floral and faunal
varieties, the turbulent streams and roaring rivers meandering their way
through deep gorges and lush green valleys, the inspiring mountains, and
snow clad peaks - all make the state a unique place offering the tourist
numerous opportunities for rafting, hiking and mountaineering.
Arunachal Pradesh finds it's mention in literature such as the "Kalika
Purana" and in the epics of "Mahabharata" and "Ramayana".
It is believed that sage Vyasa meditated here and the remains of the brick
structure, scattered around two villages in the hills north of Roing was the
palace of Rukmini, the consort of Lord Krishna. The sixth Dalai Lama was
also born on the soil of Arunachal Pradesh.
, a Buddhist pilgrimage site is where the Dalai Lama, the
spiritual leader of the Tibetans, goes to preach and pray. The most striking
building in this Buddhist village is the tall central monastery, the Tawang
Gompa. The 400 year old monastery dominates the valley with a grand view of
the Himalayas. The Tibetan influence here is unmistakable, with the
elaborately painted wooden windows and other motifs. Prayer flags flutter in
the breeze and inside about 500 lamas light lamps, rush about their chores
and drone in joint prayer. An 8 mtr high gilded statue of the Buddha is
here, as are numerous ancient Thankas
or traditional paintings and
Day 0 : Guwahati - Tezpur
Arrival at Guwahati and drive to Tezpur 181 km / 4 hrs drive, evening check
into hotel Luit for an overnight stay.
Day 1 : Bomdila - Tipi
0700 hrs after breakfast departure for Bomdila the district head quarter of
West Kemeng District altitude 8500 ft. 160 km / 6 hrs drive. En route visit
to Orchid Research Centre at Tipi. Aka and Bhugun trivbal village, Nag
Mandir, a Hindu temple, Rupa Valley, a Sherdukpen tribal villages. Evening
check into hotel / Tourist Lodge.
Day 2 : Thembang - Rahung
0700 hrs after breakfast, trek to Thembang altitude 7200 ft., 18 km trek.
The first day of the trek is little tough and hard because Thenmbang is
located in the top of the hills is every step its increase of one feet
height. The main trek start from Rahung onward a 20 km from Bomdila which
has to drive by coach, after crossing Salari river. Thembang is an
inhabitant of Monpa tribe. Evening in the camp.
Day 3 : Semnak
0700 hrs after breakfast, trek to Semnak 15 km altitude of 6900 ft., a
small village inside the jungle. The second day of the trek is easy and
plain one can reach in right time. A dense tropical forest one should be
case of specially leech. Evening in the camp.
Day 4 : Chander - Lagam
0700 hrs after breakfast, trek to Chander via Lagam 18 km altitude of 9000
ft. This day also little tough. Chander is a small village of Monpa tribe
and also is a Base Camp for Mountaineering. Gorichen and Kangto, where one
view the peak if weather is clear. Chander is a famous forhearding of
Chongrey a kind of animal neither cow, buffallo, sheep and yak which gives
milk, you will find more than 500 Chongrey in and around the village, it is
also located in the top of the hill. In the month of January and February
this place is completely covered by snow which last till March and April.
Evening in the camp.
Day 5 : Gorichen - Namshu
0700 hrs after breakfast, trek to Namshu 14 km altitude of an 6800 ft, a
downward trek, Namshu a biggest village of Monpa tribe in West Kameng
District. Evening in the camp.
Day 6 : Sangti
0700 hrs after breakfast, trek to Sangti valley 16 km altitude of an 5500
ft, Sangti valley is a famous for sheep breeding farm (high altitude sheep
farm) one can visit. Evening in the camp or Government Guest house.
Day 7 : Dirang
0700 hrs after breakfast, trek for Dirang 12 km altitude of 5500 ft, reach
early afternoon hot lunch at Dirang. After lunch local sight seeing in and
around the town, Hotel water spring, Local apple garden and Dirang Basti
Village. Evening overnight stay at Government Tourist Lodge.
Day 8 : Tawang
0700 hrs after breakfast, drive to Tawang 160 km / 8 hrs drive by coach. En
route visit to Tsela lake on 14000 ft, near by Tsela pass, Nurnang water
falls and high altitude fish farm etc. Evening check into Government Tourist
9 : Tawang
0700 hrs after breakfast, full day sight seeing in and around the Tawang,
Museum, Emporium and Local Market, Tawang Monastery, Anee Gompa where lady
monk are looking after the temple. If time permit visit to Peng-Teng-Tso
lake, 32 km from Tawang. Check into Government Tourist Lodge.
Day 10 : Bomdila
0700 hrs after breakfast, drive back to Bomdila 180 km / 9 hrs drive.
Evening check into hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11 : Guwahati
0700 hrs after breakfast drive back to Guwahati and check into hotel for
Day 12 :
After breakfast transfer to airport for onward journey.