Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A custom made trip to Tawang

For long I have been recieving queries for the best way to enjoy a trip to Tawang from people who intend to visit Tawang. I have realized that almost all visitors make a half baked programme of the visit. This results in a tired spoilt holiday and also end up not seeing the lesser known beauties of Tawang. It is in this light that I have made an attempt to design a whole some trip to tawang with health on the top priority.

From Kolkata:

1. The alliance air flies to Tezpur tri-weekly which is the nearest airport. One can take the flight.
2. From Tezpur drive up to Bhalukpong(1000 ft approx) for 2-3 hrs and halt for a day or two. The area is a typical monsoon forest with the kameng river flowing through it. This is a paradise for adenture sports such as white water rafting and angling. Halt in B'pong also works as a accclimatization programme which is a must before taking the hieghts.
3. From B'pong you can drive to Dirang valley (3000 ft)via Bomdila for 4-5 hrs. Dirang valley is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the beauties of the valley. You can visit the local sightseeing places of interest of which bird watching is a hot favourite .
4. From Dirang driving at the wee hours of the morning with the aim to reach the Sela pass(18000 ft) by sunrise is an effort worth it. the sunrise at Sela is by far the most breathtaking spectacles i have ever seen. One can take a easy drive thereafter to reach Tawang by evening.
5.The next morning you can see the nearby places of interest in and around tawang.This is also to rejuvenate your lost energy after a long drive..
6. Organise a picnic with packed food towards T Gompa, Sangetsar lake to have a close interaction with nature.Enjoy the sight of glacial lakes, the wild golden ducks,yaks etc..the next day.
7. For those who like to stretch things to the limit a long trek to Mago/Thingbu would be icing on the cake. but proper guide a must for this.camping in the wild with tents is a lifetime experience one should not miss...
8. Return and halt at Bomdila(10000 ft approx) site seeing.. and back to tezpur..
This itinery can be further customised to suit individual needs


Diganta said...

Can you estimate the cost as well? You know in cities, the travel agancies ask for too much money. Since we don't have any contacts in those areas, we have to accept their price as a realistic ones ...

smita said...

Hi Sonam,
I am planning to visit Tawang with family(includes Kids), Is it advisable?Can you let me know the weather and any extra precautions we need to take for the visit.

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