Visit Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh - The Land Of Lamas

This well crafted tour to Tawang region of Arunachal Pradesh offers tourists to explore and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Eastern Himalayas. It also gives a chance to witness and understand the rich culture of the Monpa tribal people who practice the Mahayana sect of Buddhism originated from Tibet. Not only this, but one can also experience the real wilderness of the rain-forests at Nameri and the divine spirituality on the lap of Goddess kamakhya.
Everything comes at a very affordable cost

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$580

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Duration

7 days

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 6 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Accommodation on twin or dbl sharing basis for six nights
    • Daily breakfast at hotel
    • One nature walk in Nameri National Park with park entrances
    • Inner Line Permits for entering into Arunachal Pradesh
    • All parking, toll charges, driver's allowances etc
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Entry/Admission - Nameri National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Entrances to the monuments, parks other than mentioned above
    • Any meals other than mentioned above
    • Service of the guides / group escorts during the tour (drivers can act as guide)
    • Visit to the Madhuri Lake and Bum La Pass (INR 5000 per vehicle / maximum 6 person in 1 vehicle)
    • Protected Area Permit required for the Foreign Nationals (USD 60 Per Person)
    • Any expenses of personal nature i.e camera, laundry, telephone, travel insurance, tips, portages etc
    • Entry/Admission - Madhuri Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Bumla Pass

  • Day 1: Arrive Guwahati / Nameri National Park (255 kms, 5 hrs drive)

    Stop At: Nameri National Park 784001 India
    The Nameri National Park of 200 sq kms area is located in the Sonitpur district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh and it is also the core area of Nameri Tiger Reserve (344sq kms). It is the home of Mammals like Elephant, Tiger, leopard, Sambar,Barking deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar,Gaur, slow loris,gaplangur,Burmese ferret badger, and over 350 species of birds including White-winged Wood Duck, Ibisbill (uncommon), Ruddy Kingfisher, Palla’sfishing eagle,Lesser Adjutant stork , Greater spotted eagle,Rufous necked hornbill, Great pied Indian hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Long-billed Ringed Plover, Sultan Tit, and Yellow-bellied and White-throated Fantails. Another important wild life sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh The Pakhui (Pakke) wild life Sanctuary adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. The river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Kharietc crisscross the park. During rainy season A few jheels (during the rainy seasons) also dot the area. One can enjoy rafting in the Jia Bhoroli river in the south western boundary.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Deluxe Tents (Eco Camp)

    Day 2: Nameri / Dirang (145 Kms, 7 hrs drive)

    Stop At: Thupsung Dhargye Ling, Dirang 790101 India
    Thupsung Dhargye Ling is a temple and learning institute for the study of Tibetan Buddhism by laypeople and monks, located in the Himalayan village of Dirang, India. The name, Thupsung Dhargye Ling was given by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and means: "Place of Flourishing of the Buddha's Speech".
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dirang Dzong (Fort), Dirang India
    Dirang Dzong fort is a representation of the culture of the Monpa Tribes. This fort, built in 1831 AD served as a centre of all the administrative activities of the Monpas during those times. The Fort is set a top on a hill top consisting of a four storied stone building. A wooden gate designed in local architectural pattern adds to the splendid uniqueness of the fort.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel (3 star)

    Day 3: Dirang / Tawang (140 Kms, 6 hrs drive)

    Stop At: Sangti Valley, Dirang 790101 India
    Sangti Valley: At a distance of 12 Kms. beyond Dirang is the famed Sangti Valley, Sangti is dotted with numerous picturesque spots, which are ideal for holidaymakers. One of the prime attractions is a sheep breeding farm. The other one being the Chuskar (traditional water mill), a flour mill system using hydro power, which is used by the villagers to grind the millets. The Sangti valley is the favored tourist destination for avid bird watchers as well as it is home to the endangered back necked cranes during winter months which come to nest here from Tibet.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sela Pass, State Highway Arunachal Arunachal, Tawang India
    The entry point into the Tawang Valley is Sela pass at an elevation of 13700 ft above the sea level.. Legend says that a monpa woman supported sepoy Jashwant Singh during his battle with the Chinese. She brought sepoy Jashwant supplies and used to heal his wounds. When Jashwant got martyrdom she killed herself as an act of loyalty.
    The glimpse of Paradise Lake in the Sella Pass makes your visit worth. Most of the time the lake is covered with thick blanket of snow.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jaswant Garh War Memorial, Cona County, Shannan, Arunachal Pradesh 790105
    Jaswant Garh: The war memorial is located 14 kms from Sella Pass on the way to Tawang. The memorial pay homage to Jaswant Singh Rawat, Mahavir Chakra Awardee posthumous (the second highest award from the Indian Army). In the famous battle of Nuranang against Chinese in November 1962, Rawat and two other soldiers from 4th Batallion Garhwal Rifles were instrumental in killing 300 Chinese soldiers in 72 hours.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel (3 star)

    Day 4: Tawang

    Stop At: Tawang Buddhist Monastery, Tawang Arunachal Pradesh 790104 Nh-229, Tawang 790104 India
    Tawang Monastery about 400 years old, situated at an altitude of approximately 10,000 ft. is the second largest Buddhist monastery in India. It also holds the distinction of being the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. The monastery is the house of more than 700 monks. The monastery was founded by Merag Lama Lodre Gyamtso, in 1681 in accordance to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso. As per the legend, the site of the Monastery was chosen by the horse of Merag Lama. Merag Lama, who had been unable to decide a site to establish the monastery. One day he was praying in cave, seeking a divine guidance. When he came out after the prayers, he found his horse was missing. On search, the horse was located standing quietly on a hilltop. Considering that as the sign of divine blessing he decided to construct the monastery at the very spot. The monastery is also called Galden Namgey Lhatse meaning celestial paradise. There is a magnificent 8 meter high statue of Lord Buddha. The ancient library inside the courtyard has an excellent collection of thangkas, painted with the blood from the nose of 5th Dalai Lama and valuable Buddhist manuscripts mainly Kanjur and Tanjur numbering 850 bundles.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tawang War Memorial, Tawang India
    The memorial is dedicated to the martyrs of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. The memorial is 40-foot-high and like a stupa in design. It is locally called ‘Namgyal Chortan’. The names of 2420 martyrs imprinted in gold on 32 black granite plagues.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gyangong Ani Gompa, Top Of Hillock 5 Km From Tawang, Tawang India
    Ani Gompas, which literally translates into ‘Nunnery’, are run by the women monks.No male monk can be seen near these Ani Gompas and all you can see are sparkle eyed and clean-shaven nuns who are busy managing the day-to-day operations of
    the Ani Gompa. Gyangong Ani Gompa is the oldest Ani Gompa in the Tawang District. It is situated in the lap of a far off mountain laced with natural scenery. This Ani Gompa is under the administration of Tawang Monastery.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tawang Craft Centre, West Kameng District, Tawang 790104 India
    The craft center in Tawang sells beautiful masks, hand woven carpets, jewellery in silver, coral and amber, ‘chubas’ the local dressand delightful affordable mementos.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Urgelling Gompa, 3 Km From Tawang Town, Tawang India
    It is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama who is the only Indian to have risen to such a high position in Gelupka Sect of Buddhism so far. Inside the monastery there are several Stupas (Vihar) and people from all walks of life visit this place during Buddhist new year to get the blessing for the coming year.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Madhuri Lake, Tawang India
    Popularly known as Madhuri Lake, Sangestser Lake is located 35 kms away from Tawang near the China Border. The drive to Sangestser Lake is full of thrill and one can still see the war bankers that had been used during the Chinses aggression in 1962 and the beautiful PTSO lake (Foreign Nationals are not allowed to visit this site, only Indian nationals are allowed)
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bumla Pass, Tawang India
    It is one of the border outpost between India and China and a polular tourist place in Tawang. Only Indian nationals are allowed to visit the place
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel (3 star)

    Day 5: Tawang / Bomdila (180 Kms, 7 hrs drive)

    Stop At: Nuranang Falls, Tawang India
    Also known as Jang falls or Bong Bong Falls, Nuranang waterfalls are located around 40 km from Tawang town. These waterfalls are placed at an elevation of around 6000 feet and are one of the most stunning waterfalls in Arunachal Pradesh state. River Nuranang originates from the northern slope of Sela pass and form Nuranag waterfalls before it meets River Tawang. While on your way to Tawang, do halt at these waterfalls to have a good time with your loved ones. Stop here on your way to Tawang.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bomdila Monastery, dirt road off Chariduar- Tawang Rd Cona, Bomdila India
    Also known as Jang falls or Bong Bong Falls, Nuranang waterfalls are located around 40 km from Tawang town. These waterfalls are placed at an elevation of around 6000 feet and are one of the most stunning waterfalls in Arunachal Pradesh state. River Nuranang originates from the northern slope of Sela pass and form Nuranag waterfalls before it meets River Tawang. While on your way to Tawang, do halt at these waterfalls to have a good time with your loved ones. Stop here on your way to Tawang.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel (3 star)

    Day 6: Bomdila / Bhalukpong (100 kms, 5 hrs drive)

    Stop At: Tenga Market, National Highway 229, Cona, Shannan, Arunachal Pradesh 790116
    Tenga Market is situated in the middle of beautiful and picturesque Tenga Valley. Just before entering the Tenga Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, perched on a small hillock at a vantage point is this temple. The temple is nice and well maintained, and gives a beautiful view of the Tenga valley.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tipi Orchid Reserve, Tippi India
    An Orchidarium at Tipi (5 kms from Bhalukpong) on the way to Bomdila is the Botanical paradise. About 300 species of orchids can be seen in the flora – glass house. Some of them are rare and endangered species. By the side of the glass house there is an orchid museum too.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bhalukpong Helipad, post office Bhalukpong, police station Bhalukpong, Near PWD Colony, Arunachal Pradesh, Cona County, Bhalukpong, 790114
    Situated on the Assam-Arunachal border, 250 kms from Guwahati, Bhalukpong is another picturesque spot for angling and leisurely picnics.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at hotel in Bhalukpong (3 star)

    Day 7: Bhalukpong / Guwahati (243 Kms, 5 hrs drive)

    Stop At: Kamakhya Temple, Nilachal Hill, Guwahati 781010 India
    The origin of Kamakhya Temple is pre Aryan situated atop the Nilachal Hill. The formost shrine of Assam, The Kamakhya is an ancient seat of Tantric and shakti Cults of Hinduism. The original temple was destroyed by the invading Muslims in their crusade against Hindu temples and idols in the early part of 16th century. Ultimately it was restored from ruins by King Naranarayan of the Koch dynasty and rebuilt in its present forming 1665 AD.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    1: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Borjhar, Guwahati, Assam 781015, India
    2: Guwahati Railway Station, Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781001, India
    3: Guwahati, Assam, India
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Group Size

15

Organised by Grand Eastern Holidays

Activity ID: V-74251P1

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