Overview

Unleashing Nature’s Paradise – Monpa Mountains

 

Arunachal Pradesh, often known as "Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains," is the most isolated state in India and the first Indian territory to welcome the rising light. This stunning country, which is situated on the north-eastern tip of India and has borders with China, Bhutan, and Burma (Myanmar), is blessed with a stunning variety of flora and fauna that is guaranteed to entice any visitor. The deep woods of Arunachal Pradesh are home to more than 500 rare types of orchids. The misty hills, glittering rivers, and gushing waterfalls add to this wonderful land's splendour. The Kalika Purana and the renowned Hindu epic Mahabharata both make reference of Arunachal Pradesh. It is thought to be the Puranas' Prabhu Mountains.

Arunachal Pradesh is said to have been the location where King Bhishmaka created his kingdom, Sage Parshuram washed away his sin, Sage Vyasa meditated, and Lord Krishna wed his bride, Rukmini. The Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which has been ruled by numerous strong dynasties and kingdoms, is covered in countless historical monuments and archaeological ruins that attest to its illustrious cultural legacy.

 A revealing journey through one of the planet’s last thriving natural paradise, this trip provides a simple insight into distant lifestyles and cultures of the people. Drive through the dainty pretty towns and wave at the amazing people on your way through the beautiful natural landscapes. Let the gentle, friendly, courteous, industrious, good to nature and amazing people of Monpa, influence you and provide you an insight of the compassionate Lord Buddha. Take a dip in natural hot springs or experience the adrenaline rush as you walk on the suspension bridge above the ferocious Tawang River, the activities offered by nature on your trip to Monpa is way higher than one’s imagination. Free yourself and keep your worries at bay, as you are about to experience nature’s heaven, within the folds of Himalayas.


Please Note : Trikon. Booking refundable air tickets through reputable platforms like Make My Trip or Yatra Portal is indeed a wise choice, especially for flexibility in travel plans. It's important to prioritize peace of mind, particularly in the face of potential last-minute changes or cancellations.

7 Nights 8 Days 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 28 Apr, and more Guwahati, Assam
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Itinerary

Day 1 – Enter the Gateway to North East India

Meet Trikon Team at Guwahati Airport at 10:00 AM. Experience 6 hours of peaceful bliss as you will travel through the plains of Brahmaputra.  Enroute visit Maha Mrityunjay Temple at Nagaon, Assam. It is one of the tallest Shivalinga in world. Reach Bhalikpong by evening. Let the calm blue waters of Jia Bhoroli River welcome you to the serene world of Bhalukpong. Quite interestingly, this river is known by different names in different parts of the state. It is known as Jia Bhoroli River in Assam, the name changes to Kameng River as soon as you enter Bhalukpong. Situated on the banks of this river, this small town will instantly make you feel at ease with its calmed and peaceful environment. Overnight stay

Day 2 – Enjoy the Splendor of Sangti Valley

Begin your day with heavy breakfast and pack enough energy as you will be moving towards the ‘Land of migratory black-necked cranes’- Sangti Valley. Visit wonders of nature in this scenic roadtrip. Visit Nag Mandir built by Indian Army which has an interesting story. By the evening enter into the world of dense forests and graceful rivers flowing smoothly along the silhouettes of this terrain. Not known to many, this small heaven on Earth is surrounded with towering Eastern Himalayas, vast stretches of fruit orchards and an interestingly Tibetan culture. Let your woes melt away as you experience the grandeur of nature’s real beauty. Spend the rest of your day at your leisure and Sangti will not fail to impress you. Discover your paths into this beautiful valley, or read a book by the banks of the river, the splendor of nature will consume you in itself. Experience the culture of this valley by staying with the locals in their style. Overnight stay in riverside cottage

Day 3 – Dirang Sightseeing With Mandala Top

 

Wake up to the rippling sound of sangti river. Spend some time at riverside, you can even dare to take a dip. Have breakfast and let the blurry images of beautiful paddy lands and the never leaving-Kameng River, occupy your mind and soul. Visit the Thupsung Dhargye monastery, Kalachakra Gompa and learn more about the beautiful Buddhist culture of the people. Light a lamp or offer prayers at the prayer wheel, let the spirituality of the place touch your soul. Visit the Dirang market to buy some local artifacts and souvenirs for your loved ones. We can explore Mandala top if time permits. Come back to sangti valley and enjoy the bonfire under the blanket of galaxy of stars. Overnight Stay in riverside cottage.

Day 4 – Drive up one of the highest motorable roads in the world

Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast we shall proceed towards the one of the highest motorable passes in the world – Sela pass. While Khardungla is known for its magnificent height in Leh, Sela Pass, situated at an elevation of 13,700 ft, is known for its enchanted beauty and sacredness. Nestled in close proximity to the Pass, lies the Sela Lake. Flanked by snow covered mountains by all the sides, clouds floating through the mountains tops and the misty environment, shall make you marvel at the God’s creation of this Paradise Lake. Enjoy a cup of tea and some hot maggi as you appreciate the magnificent beauty of the Sela lake. Visit the Jaswant Garh – a war memorial built in the name of an Indian soldier – Jaswant Singh Rawat, who single-handedly fought the Chinese soldiers near the Sela Pass during the Sino-Indian War 1962. Learn more about the love story of Sela Pass and Jaswant Singh Rawat and how it affected the Sino-Indian war in 1962. Pay your dues at the war memorial and continue towards the town of Monpa in the Tawang district. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight  Stay

Day 5 –Visit the oldest nunnery and ancient monasteries

Adios to the hosts at the homestay as we head out towards the Tawang monastery. One of the largest monastery in the world. Later visit Khinmey Gompa, a monastery which belongs to a different sect of Buddhism – Mahayana Buddhism. Get an insight on their culture and spiritual tales as you continue offering your prayers in the Prayer Hall. Explore tawang market. In the evening do visit the light and sound show at the war memorial in Tawang in the memory of thousands of soldiers who willingly laid their lives for the nation during the Sino-Indian War 1962. Return back to Tawang and enjoy your night at the homestay. You can also sip on the local brew like Arak.  Overnight stay. 

Day 6  – Feel Patriotism at the Indo-China Border and take a dip in Sangetsar Tso and other high altitude lakes

Start your day early as you go towards the Bum La pass which is a historic and extremely significant military post. Every year there are border meets conducted at Bum La Pass between India and China. The Commander at the post will run you through all the details and the importance of the Pass for the Indian army. Interestingly, it is also known as Dalai Lama Escape Route when he took refuge in India. Proceed towards the Sangetsar Tso and allow the misty weather to engulf your thoughts. Take a stroll along the lake and enjoy the munchies provided by the cafeterias dotted along the banks of the lake, with a view. Return back to Tawang and enjoy your night at the bonfire. Overnight Stay

Day 7 – Get Low, Down to Bomdila, Home to a magnificent monastery

Post scrumptious breakfast at the homestay, bid farewell to your hosts as we move back down towards Bomdila. As you move towards the Jang town in the Tawang district, you are about to experience the least known and the most spectacular Nuranang Falls. The locals also call it as Jang Waterfalls or Bong Bong Falls. Witness the white gushing water cutting through the dense verdant forests and flowing ferociously into the Tawang River. Do not forget to capture the astounding view of the surroundings created by the mere presence of these falls. After reaching the guest house, Visit Bomdilla monastery. Let the peace and tranquility of the place wash away all your fatigue from the trip. Sit for some time in the Meditation hall or interact with the monks there and get an insight on the history of the Monastery. Spend the evening at leisure and visit the market area for shopping. Overnight Stay

Day 8 – Drive back to Guwahati

On the last day at this thriving town of Bomdila, Get up early and get ready to bid adieu to Arunachal. Enjoy the 4am sunset. Breakfast enroute. Visit the bhutan border on your way back to Guwahati. Fill in your heart with memories from this amazing North-eastern trip as you return back to your routine.

NOTE- Book your return flight post 5 PM.

Please note that at any given point of time if the event has participants count which is 6 or less in number the event might get automatically converted into a customised one, i.e there shall be a local representative from Trikon that will greet you directly at the starting point. 

Booking refundable air tickets through reputable platforms like Make My Trip or Yatra Portal is indeed a wise choice, especially for flexibility in travel plans. It's important to prioritize peace of mind, particularly in the face of potential last-minute changes or cancellations.

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Stay in comfortable, clean and hygienic accommodations & homestays at Arunachal Pradesh
  • All parking, tolls and driver allowances
  • Breakfast and Dinner during the trip
  • Internal Travel made during the trip
  • Traveling from Guwahati to Guwahati
  • Inner Line Permit and Border Area Permit.
  • Trikon expertise
  • 5% GST

Please Note : Booking refundable air tickets through reputable platforms like Make My Trip or Yatra Portal is indeed a wise choice, especially for flexibility in travel plans. It's important to prioritize peace of mind, particularly in the face of potential last-minute changes or cancellations.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Camera charges
  • Lunch on all days
  • Any miscellaneous expenditure incurred during the Arunachal Pradesh Backpack tour
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Highlights
  •  Explore the untamed mountain ranges of North East
  •  Get into the feel of Tibetan Culture
  •  Visit one of the oldest and largest monasteries in India 
  •  Drive through the popular Bomdila Pass during Arunachal Pradesh tour
  •  Get a chance to explore Sela Pass of Arunachal
  •  Stay with super friendly locals
  •  See some high altitude lakes
  •  Click Pictures in orchards and river side
FAQs
  1. What is Arunachal Pradesh known for?

Arunachal Pradesh is known for its natural beauty, with a landscape that includes snow-capped mountains, forests, and rivers. It is also known for its cultural diversity, with more than 26 tribes and over 100 dialects spoken in the state.

  1. I have booked for the Arunachal tour, What will be process after this?

You'll receive a booking confirmation through our website. 10-12 before the trip a WhatsApp group will be created where all the important details will be shared. A group call will be scheduled where our experts will brief you about the tour and help with any last minute queries you have. You'll also receive a message from our team regarding balance payment.

  1. Do we need a permit to visit Arunachal Pradesh?

A permit is necessary to enter Arunachal Pradesh because of its proximity to the international boundary, Though Trikon takes care of securing all the necessary permits for you. Once the WhatsApp group is formed you'll be asked to share necessary documents for permits, Please make sure you share them in time

  1. What will be the mode of local transport, How are the Roads in Arunachal?

Mode of local transport will be Sedan, SUV or Tempo Traveller depending upon group size. Roads in Arunachal are very good as they are built and maintained by Border Roads Organisation, The infra wing of Indian Army. But keep in mind these roads are Hilly roads throughout the journey, People with motion sickness issues must carry Avomine or similar medicines. Our Vehicle will use AC only when driving on flat roads and AC will be turned off on hilly roads.

  1. Can we get veg/Jain food in Arunachal?

Absolutely, On all days of tour for breakfast and dinner, Vegetarian or Jain food will be served though there will be limited options and dishes may get repeated. For Lunch Veg food will be available in restaurants or Army cafes, But there are no pure veg restaurants in Arunachal. Getting Jain food for lunch is bit tricky but basic options like Noodles, Rice are available.

  1. What is the food like in Arunachal Pradesh?

The food in Arunachal Pradesh is a mix of Indian and Chinese influences, with a focus on rice, vegetables, and meat dishes. Some popular local dishes include thukpa (noodle soup), momos (dumplings), and ara (local brew). There are also several local delicacies made from bamboo shoots, wild berries, and other local ingredients, Though availability depends on season.

  1. What type of stays will be provided in this tour?

Stays will be mix of hotels and homestays, We at Trikon believe to make your tour a truly unique experience hence and with homestays at Arunachal you’ll get to know the local culture better, interact with local people and taste delicious homemade delicacies. All stays will be self-contained rooms with attached toilets. Toiletries like Soap and Towels will be provided. Room sharing will be on twin/triple basis. For more details about stays you can get in touch with our team

  1. How is Mobile coverage in Arunachal?

Both prepaid and postpaid sims work in Arunachal. In our recent batch experiences Airtel works best followed by Jio. Vi connectivity is slightly poor. Tawang faces issues of power cuts and during this time mobile coverage also goes down.

  1. What is the local language spoken in Arunachal Pradesh?

The official language of Arunachal Pradesh is English, and it is widely spoken throughout the state. However, there are over 100 dialects spoken in the state, and the most common ones include Apatani, Adi, and Nyishi.

  1. Are there any cultural do's and don'ts in Arunachal Pradesh?

As in any place, it is important to respect local customs and traditions when visiting Arunachal Pradesh. Some specific things to keep in mind include:

  • Dress modestly, especially when visiting temples and sacred sites
  • Remove your shoes before entering someone's home or a place of worship
  • Greet people with a traditional Indian greeting, such as "namaste"
  • Ask permission before taking photographs of people
  • Do not touch someone with your feet, as this is considered disrespectful
  • Do not eat with your left hand, as the left hand is traditionally used for cleaning oneself after using the toilet
  • Do not criticize or make fun of local customs or beliefs.
  1. What is the weather like in Arunachal Pradesh?

The weather in Arunachal Pradesh can vary depending on the time of year and the altitude. In the summer months, from April to June, the weather is generally warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. In the winter months, from November to February, the weather is cooler and dry, with temperatures ranging from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. The monsoon season, from June to September, is characterized by heavy rainfall and high humidity.

  1. Is it safe to drink the tap water in Arunachal Pradesh?

It is generally not recommended to drink tap water in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a good idea to bring a water bottle and refill it with filtered or bottled water, or to use a water purification system if you are traveling to more remote areas.

  1. Which high altitude places we will be visiting? What special precautions should we take for those places?

We will be visiting SE LA(13500 ft)on day 4 and BUM LA(15200 ft) on day 6, Two high altitude passes. Its completely safe to visit these places, Though make sure you are wearing proper winter clothes as advised by tour leader, As it's cold and windy at those places. Make sure you are drinking enough water a day before visiting them. At BUM LA one may feel dizziness for some time, Just walk for a bit and drink some water. Also keep in mind Indian army will be there to help you all the time so you are in safe hands. If anyone has history of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), It is advised to take Diamox tablets with them after consulting with physician.

IMPORTANT:

 ★     Avoid wearing precious Jewelry on event, as Trikon won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.

★     Missing the flight means missing the event, no refunds would be entertained by Trikon

Fitness & Health –

Though backpacking is a fun-filled activity, it demands good amount of physical fitness. If you are under medication, please carry your medicines. During the trip, your Trikon buddy will have over the counter medication for temporary treatment, so do give a heads up to them if you need any medical assistance.

Please Note:

We almost never cancel our events. But in case we cancel a event because of natural calamities (snowstorms, thunderstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes) or unexpected political unrest, curfews, local riots, government orders, unexpected global health issues, Trikon will issue a voucher for the full amount of your event fee. You can redeem the Event Voucher on any of our events over the next one year.


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Things to carry
  • A photocopy of your Identity Proof (Passport / Voter ID Card/PAN Card/Aadhar Card/ Driving License)
  • Backpack or Haversack – If you are unloading your Haversack, you will need a small daypack to carry your basic essentials
  • Good comfortable shoes and a pair of slip-ons, if required
  • 1 Water Bottle (1 litre) – Fill your bottles at each destination to avoid the cost of packaged bottles
  • Woolen or Fleece Gloves and a pair of waterproof gloves
  • Cotton socks and woolen socks (2 pairs each)
  • Balaclava, Woolen scarf – If you do not have a Balaclava, you can carry Monkey cap instead
  • Thermal Inners
  • Fleece Jacket, Snow Jacket or Padded Jacket (1 each)
  • Windcheater or Poncho
  • 2-3 pairs of trek pants
  • 2 collared and full sleeved t-shirts – Do not carry loose t-shirts as they tend to make you feel cold
  • Camera or Binoculars
  • Ready to eat snacks, Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D Powder – Carry nuts, dryfruits, energy bars to munch during the trek. They provide instant energy whenever it hits the lower base.
  • Cap, Sunglasses - Do ensure that your sunglasses are UV Protected. Do not carry reflectors.
  • Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, light towel, lip balm, wet wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer, Mosquito repellent, if required
  • Polythene Bags or Zip-lock Bags – These help to segregate wet clothes or used wet wipes
  • Any medicines that you normally consume - Please consult your doctor in this regard
Pickup point
Guwahati International Airport (GAU), Borjhar, Guwahati, Assam, India View on Map