Assam – Arunachal Pradesh Road Trip
Though this route is up to Tawang of Western Arunachal Pradesh, the trip covers only the West Kameng district. Passing through the famous Mandala Birding Sanctuary and walking in and around the villages of Thembang a World Heritage Village and Sangti Valley is an mesmerizing experience. Interact with the Monpa tribe, taste the local cuisine and observe their daily lifestyle.
While returning, get the chance to see the Upper Gompa of Mahayana Buddhism in Bomdila and stay at the Gompa Guest House.
Attractions: Homestay and Lifestyle in Sangti Valley and Thembang Village
Interact with Monpa Tribes
Trek along the beautiful Monpa Villages to Sangti Valley
Gompas and Scenic Mandala of Western Arunachal Pradesh.
Routes: Guwahati / Nameri National Park/ Thembang village/ Sangti Valley / Mandala / Bomdila / Guwahati
After arriving at Guwahati International Airport, drive to Nameri National Park situated in the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh. Overnight stay at Jungle Lodge/Standard
Post breakfast, travel to Thembang village which falls under the Dirang Circle. The awesome scenic beauty will mesmerize everybody during the tour. By evening reach Thembang village which is around 7,000 Feet MSL. Stay at a Guest House/Homestay owned by the Monpa tribe (Basic). Overnight stay.
Post breakfast, roam around the Thembang village. Here, anyone can see the structure of the house which is made mainly of mud and flat stone, having similarities with Tibetan style. Share foods in their typically made kitchen and interact with them. Observe their daily lifestyle. This day avail a short hike up to Pangma and Gonthung village and back to Thembang (around 3 hours). Overnight at Thembang.
Post breakfast, start trekking to Sangti Valley via Chilling, Chander (Yak grazing area and little human habitation) and Khalbog (small village). The journey gives some spectacular views of the Mountains and gorges. In every place, the altitude varies from 5,000 Feet MSL to around 7,000 Feet MSL. Before dark, reach Sangti Valley. Overnight stay at Guest House/Home Stay (Basic).
Full day Leisure. Walk in and around Sangti Valley. The scenic beauty of Sangti Valley is famous for the migratory bird – The Black Necked Crane and due to its altitude (4,900 feet MSL) it’s among the most fertile land of Arunachal Pradesh. Fruits such as Kiwi, Apple etc and corn, eatable Green leaves, and vegetables are readily available during the season time. If luck favours, Taste the local beverage made from Corn.Overnight stay at Guest House/Home Stay (Basic).
Post breakfast, move back to Bomdila via Mandala. Mandala is the highest altitude point here (above 10,000 Feet MSL). It forms the part of Important Bird Area with the contiguous forest tracts of Shergaon and Kalaktang. More than 300 species of Birds have been recorded here. Walk around the Mandala Point and feel Nature at its best. Before dark, reach Bomdila. Overnight stay at Bomdila.
Early morning visit Upper Gompa of Bomdila and post breakfast back to Guwahati. Overnight Stay at Guest House or similar.
Post breakfast, drop at Guwahati International Airport.
The tour ends here.
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