QUICK OVERVIEW

Date

April 23 – May 1

Arrival Airport

Guwahati Airport

Accommodation

3 star hotels

Duration

8 Nights

Meals

8 Breakfasts

Group size

18-20

Tawang Backpacking

SHORT ITINERARY :

DAY 01 : ARRIVE AT GUWAHATI

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We start our Tawang group trip from Guwahati (GAU) airport at 12 pm in the noon in our traveler. After a quick lunch, we reach our hotel near the Nameri national park in the evening.

Post freshening up, we spend sometime knowing each other and maybe go out for a walk in the night.

DAY 02 : NAMERI TO DIRANG (7 HOURS)

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Today we move towards the hidden gem of north east India; a quaint village called Dirang. On the way we stop at this beautiful waterfall (its a bumpy detour so fasten your seat belts) which will leave you in a complete awe!

It takes almost 2 hours for us to reach this destination hence making this trip very less crowded compared to many other north east places. 

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DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that Arunachal was deemed as a union territory before being proclaimed as a state?

DAY 03 : VISIT SANGTI VALLEY & MANDALA TOP

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We cannot just bypass the beautiful valleys to reach Tawang, can we? So today we head out to Sangti valley, walk up to the small households and talk to them.

Here, we get a chance to interact with the Monpa tribes, learn about their background and culture, click pictures with the adorable kids around, play with the cutest fur ball pups, drink tea and devouring snacks in the local shop overlooking the valley… a day well spent!! hainaaa!!??

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DID YOU KNOW?

The literal meaning of the state is “The Land of the dawn lit mountains”

DAY 04 : DIRANG TO TAWANG

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Today we reach Tawang… wohooo!! enroute we stop at Sela pass and Paradise Lake (13700 feet above sea level) Its time to remove your down jackets now coz today we touch snow!

There are 101 lakes in this region that are sacred to the Buddhists here… so make sure we leave no human trails behind.  

After a quick stop at a natural hot spring a few kilometres ahead, we spend sometime at Jaswantgarh; a memorial of a brave soldier who single handedly tried to stop the Chinese soldiers from approaching the Sela Pass in the 1962 war.

We shall also see the magnificent and mighty Jung Falls today; a sight so spectacular, yet unknown to many travellers, that will leave your jaw dropped for sure!! We know we approaching Tawang when we see yak herds grazing on the mountainsides 🙂

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DID YOU KNOW?

Nuranang Falls got its name from a little girl who helped a soldier in the 1962 Sino-Indian war.

DAY 05 : VISIT TAWANG MONASTERY AND WAR MEMORIAL

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Today, we are spending the day in Tawang, understanding the rich culture that it has to offer. We shall first go to Tawang Monastery that was built in 1681 as per the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama.

It is a beautiful monastery perched on top of a hill and looks like a fortress that was meant to guard the valleys. It is the largest monastery in India and the second-largest in the world after Potala Palace in Lhasa.

Tawang is a sacred place for the Buddhists as it is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. Formerly a Tibetan territory, Tawang was captured by the Chinese in the 1962 war, but then relinquished later to India. The Chinese still lay claim on the town.

After the monastery, we head to Tawang War Memorial which is dedicated to the Indian soldiers who died in the 1962 war. It is a moving experience and a must for everyone who wants to know a little more about what transpired in the war. If we are lucky, we might even get a chance to play cricket or football in the monastery with the monks.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Tawang Monastery is the largest Monastery in India and the second largest in Asia.

DAY 06 : VISIT BUM LA PASS NEAR CHINA BORDER, SANGETSAR

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Today, we visit Bum La Pass close to the China border. This pass has a strong historical background because it is from here that the Chinese invaders attacked India and one of the fiercest battles took place. 

Also; this is the same pass wherethe Dalai Lama escaped Tibet and fled to India. Closed for many years, this was reopened for civilians in 2006. The Bum La Pass is one of the most offbeat passes in the world, and makes for a great day of visiting.

At 15200 feet above sea level, it is almost permanently under snow cover and can be visited depending on the day’s weather. Make sure that you have your beanies, mufflers, down jackets and gloves here.. or else you shall be a snow man here!! Next, we visit the untouched and pristine Pangang Teng Tso and Sangestar Lake…a perfect setting to just sit, relax, breathe deep and soak in what you see! What a splendid way to call it a day!

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DID YOU KNOW?

Y junction in Tawang is the gateway to the Bum la pass , Indo-China Border.

DAY 07 : DRIVE TO BOMDILA, SEE BOMDILA MONASTERY

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After we say adieu to our blissful three days in Tawang, we head southwards and reach Bomdila by noon, a pretty hill station with apple orchids, monasteries and numerous trekking trails.

After lunch, we head to the Gontse Rabgyaling Monastery. Later we head to the Bomdila View Point for a beautiful sunset, from where you can see two of the highest peaks in Arunachal Pradesh! Post dinner..game night it is…. who wants to be the mafia tonight eeh?

DAY 08 : DRIVE FROM BOMDILA TO GUWAHATI

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We are on our way back to Guwahati. It is a long drive of about 300 odd kilometres. Think of this as a last day of college coz tomorrow you all will be on your on way to your homes  Personally these are the trip that makes great bonds as the drives are long. 

We reach Guwahati by evening. We can all go out for dinner tonight on our last night of the trip, in a place with some lovely ambience! Dont forget to pack something nice! 

DAY 09 : DROP AT GUWAHATI AIRPORT

Our Tawang group trip ends today, sadly. A cab will transfer us to Guwahati airport and from there we go back to our respective cities with beautiful memories and friendships.

I will see you soon in the mountains 🙂

Note :

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  2. Itinerary has pictures from all seasons. The picture of snow are from April trip.
Sukhada - Tawang
Sukhada Bardarpurkar

There is itinerary for every trip and then there is X factor attached with these trips which makes every trip with Vyshakh insane for various reasons. One of the favourite thing with these trips is getting my own space whenever I want to zone out. I still feel I need to read more when he starts talking right from AI efficiency to Parkour training. He is the reason I could do my first Himalayan trek and could reach to the Summit. The kind of efforts and conviction I saw in him that Summit day, I was speechless and I will always have gratitude for that. I hope one day Vyshakh I can make you feel proud by being fit (but till then I know you’ll be there and take care of me, hehe!)

We have come long way Vyshakh through all these trips, knowing each other to becoming a travel family and witnessing our members entering their new phase of lives, says a lot about the bond that we all have developed. I have found a friend, mentor for life in ‘KABIR’ I met in Tawang.

Picking out one memorable moment from these many trips is very difficult, still I would mark our Tawang trip as the one – when we were stuck in a snowstorm for hours, getting stranded in snow near China border, Our precious ride with chickens and playing cricket with monks in Tawang monastery are still the best.

There are so many destinations which are yet to visit and there are so many people who are yet to meet you in their journey of life. Treat this Quarantine as a needed power nap and buck up for leading kickass trips soon.

Lots of love ❤️ – Sukhi

P.S. – I want to come in mountains with Sasha Bella once, please make it happen with a pet friendly trip soon. 🙂

COST ( excluding 5% GST )

Rs. 28,500 / person ( Before 2nd March )

Rs. 30,500 / person ( After 2nd March )

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FLIGHTS CONSIDERATION FOR Tawang group trip :

Onwards : Around 11 am Outwards : After 11 am

TAWANG GROUP TRIP DATES:

SLOTS AVAILABLE :

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HOW TO BOOK A SLOT FOR Tawang group trip?

You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 10,500 INR for this trip either by UPI or by Bank Transfer. As discussed the total amount is 28,500 INR. Once it’s done, please share the payment details with us via the WhatsApp button on right bottom of the site. Choose UPI or Bank transfer by clicking on the tab below.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: TAWANG GROUP TRIP

WHAT ARE THE INCLUSIONS ?

  • Homestay / Lodging
  • Airport Transfers
  • Transportation : Guwahati airport to Guwahati airport
  • Accommodation : 8 Nights in hotels
  • Breakfast Bed tea / coffee with “Wake uuuuup guys” call from me
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • All Permits
  • Government taxes and service charges except tips for tour guides and drivers
  • A Trained Outdoor leader to keep you safe. I Promise 🙂

WHAT ARE THE EXCLUSIONS ?

  • Cost of any Extra Day
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Any expenses due to deviation from itinerary
  • Flight tickets

DO YOU HAVE A CANCELLATION POLICY ?

  • Before 45 days of trip, there will be 25% cancellation charge.
  • Before 30 days and within 44 days of arrival, there will be 50% cancellation charge.
  • Before 15 days and within 29 days of arrival ,there will be 75% cancellation charge.
  • Within 14 days of trip there will be 100% cancellation charges.


All this been said if you or me can find a replacement for the slot. I will be happy to refund the entire amount. 🙂

PACKING LIST FOR TAWANG GROUP TRIP

1. Down jacket or any zero degree equivalent

2. 1 pair of thermals

3. 3 quick dry t shirts full sleeves / equivalent

4. 2 quick dry ( Polyester) pants/ equivalent

5. Wool cap and wool socks

6. 4 wool mix socks

7. Sun cap and goggles

8. Personal medications if any

9. Water bottle

10. Gloves

11. 2 fleece

12. Warmees ( optional )

13. Toiletries ( pack wet wipes )

14. High ankle water proof hiking shoe ( if you already have , else normal sport shoe )

15. 5-7k INR for personal expenses.


Important Luggage Size considerations : Carry only a small size suitcase or 50L backpack equivalent . Large suitcases aren’t allowed since we are moving several hotel in this trip. Refer sizes here


The daypack/ handbag would be kept with you while travelling . So keep that super light too. 🪶 . Ideally a 10L bag .


Please be very mindful about the bag size .

I AM COMING SOLO FOR TAWANG GROUP TRIP . IS THAT A PROBLEM ?

Most people come alone for my trips. About 25% of the people bring a friend or partner.Honestly It really doesn’t matter. I have seen on all the batches I have lead. Most people really gel with everyone, even the ones who thought wouldn’t gel up, surprise themselves always with the way they got comfortable with everyone.

YOUR ITINERARY LOOKS DIFFICULT FOR ME. CAN I DO IT ?

Let me just straight out say , this trip is an easy one. We have a lot of travel involved but there aren’t any inclined hike involved.

Each trek/ trip is rated according to the number of days we spend outdoors . If you aren’t sure where to start, go with an easy trip or trek.

For trips,

I dreamed of trips where we could go out hike , get exhausted , come back to hotel and have a great evening. This is exactly why some of my trips have Day hikes in it. It is a perfect chance for people who have never hiked in their entire life. Don’t worry, We are there :).

For treks,

you can start with Sandhakphu or Chandrashila . You can also benchmark yourself for the treks.

  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3-3.5 km , then you can go ahead with an easy trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 3.5-4 km , then you can go ahead with an moderate trek
  • If you can run for 30 mins and cover around 4-5 km , then you can go ahead with an difficult trek

If you have never done a high altitude trek, then start with a easy or Easy- moderate trek. That way you will understand how your body reacts to high altitude and you can check you cardio strength too.

WHAT ARE TRIPS LIKE ?

Usually, most batch sizes are between 12-20 people who are aged between 16-38. Most people come alone or with a friend. The trip would feel like you are travelling more with college friends than strangers. We tend to do more outdoorsy things than regular trips .

For example : If we find a very pretty waterfall/ a beautiful sunset / Rainbow on the way. We would stop the vehicle right away to catch the beauty of it.

We usually sleep very late on these trips as we play a lot of group games and most people feel they will miss the precious time with the group members and decides to stay awake.

I HAVEN’T HEARD ABOUT THIS COMPANY BEFORE, WHERE CAN I READ MORE ?

Here are few places you can read more about the brand and trips

Tawang Backpacking | One in The Orange Jacket
TAWANG ROAD TRIP Tawang Backpacking,Guwahati,Nameri,Dirang,Sangti Valley,Mandala Top,Tawang,Tawang Monastery,War Memorial,Bum La Pass,China Border,GUWAHATI AIRPORT

Tawang backpacking is an adventurous road trip from Guwahati which one must do in their life at least once to see this hidden hill station.

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