On this family adventure we take you to Western Arunachal Pradesh, a region bordering Bhutan and Tibet. A mountanious region speckled with gold-and-white gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries), Shangri La awaits at the end of a spectacular route up from the Brahmaputra plains. The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang chu River and Tawang valley are very mesmerizing. The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes except Shyo village which is dominated by people of Tibetian origin.
There are two major religious festivals of the Monpas viz “LOSAR” and “TORGYA”. Both festivals are celebrated once annually. The LOSAR s celebrated to the commencement of New year. Every third year of Torgya, the festival of Dungyur is celebrated. Both “Dungyur and Torgya” festivals are celebrated at the premises of the Tawang Monastery with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm. There are many beautiful grlacial lakes in and around Tawang with crystal blue waters such as Sela lake, P.T.Tso lake, Sangetser lake, Banggachang lake and many more. These remain frozen in winter while in summer they become haven for migratory birds.
This holiday can be tailored to your family’s personal preferences, be it the range of activities, duration or accommodation options. This trip can be driver driven or selfdriven depending on your preference and comfort.
> Travel Type: Off the Grid > Total Days: 7 to 12 > Experiences: Tea, Nature, Adventure, Culture & Cuisine > Terrain: 70% Mountanious > Altitude variation: 50 to 4200 mts > Best Time: Sept-Nov / March-April > Airport in: Guwahati (Assam) > Airport out: Guwahati (Assam)
. Explore in the shadow of the Mishmi Hills . Namdapha, one of the largest protected areas of Asia . Meet the Animist and the Theravada tribes of eastern India . View the birth of the Brahmaputra Valley . Hike to the pristine Mehao Lake . Learn the ways of the Animist Idu Tribe . Camping , Homestays and local lodges
. All accommodation . All Meals . Refreshment and water throughout . SUV backup throughout . Guide (NOLS First aid qualified) . FA Kit . Activities as mentioned
> Accommodation: Tea Bungalows, Hotels & Eco lodges > Meals: As per selected plan > Refreshments & Water: High energy snacks and Water during activities
** Our Itineraries are quite unique hence we prefer not to put it up on the site. Please write in to us for the detailed itinerary and cost.
Totally mountanious once we leave the plains of Assam behind. Altitude range can go up to 4500 mts.
Sturdy SUV’s and sturdier driver will accompany you on every trip. the condition of roads do not allow for larger vehicles, however do our best to provide you the best in comfort in relation to the routes that we ply on. These vehicles are along right from your airport pick up to your drop back to the airport.
Indian nationals require a Inner Line Permit (ILP) whereas foreign nationals require Restricted Area Permits (RAP), both of which have a certain fees applicable.
Post monsoon months of September- October and pre monsoon months of March-April are very pleasant with blue skies and a fair days. Peak winters are from November to February with the mercury coming down below 18 C, in the evenings, however the days are still favourable for cycling.
As far as possible we would prefer local fare when it comes to meals, however we understand the need for comfort food when multiple days of intense exertion is required. Nutritious and palatable foot is always freshly cooked with fresh local ingredients. We provide potable packaged water which we carry in large 20lt cans so as keep plastic to the minimum. Reusable water bottles are provided at the onset of each journey.
We have a very experienced team which is also local. This reflects in the overall safety of our tours. Rest assured your guides know where extra attention is required and when. All our routes are well known to us, we know where the nearest medical facilities are, we know whom to contact if in case of an emergency, we know all the alternate routes in case of road blockages. We have CASEVAC protocols in place to streamline the process in case of emergencies. You can rest easy knowing that in the outdoors in general and this region in particular you are in safe hands with us.