Pause…think…breathe for a moment! Think about the scenic views of dense trees, breathtaking landscapes, world-famous monasteries, and scenic mountains. All of it while you are on a biking expedition all by yourself or with your group of friends. Does it sound thrill-seeking and adventurous to you? Does it move you and make you long for travel? If it’s a yes, then a biking expedition to Tawang is surely your cup of tea (or coffee) just as you will like it. Now, here’s bringing to you the biking itinerary for Tawang bike trip.
Your Arunachal Pradesh biking trip from Guwahati would make an extraordinary trip. The best itinerary for Tawang includes the places like breathtaking Bomdila, tranquil Tawang, breezy Bum La Pass, and dazzling Dirang. Come on, now let’s begin the biking itinerary to Tawang for 7 days and 8 nights. Can’t keep calm because it’s a biking expedition to Tawang!!
Day 1: Guwahati Arrival | Drive to Kaziranga National Park (191 Kilometers, 4 hours)
Guwahati, also referred to as the “City of Eastern Light”, is located on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River. It serves as both the entrance to all of the northeastern states and the capital of Assam. Its natural visual splendor is enhanced by the surrounding hills, and the rich and varied flora and fauna.
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Pro- tip: Ensure to do the bike’s test run to make sure your vehicle is working fine.
What could be better than driving straight to Kaziranga National Park on the first day? This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to the Great One Horned Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Bengal White Tiger, etc. In the park’s waterways, you can also find South Asian dolphins. You might think about spending the night in Kaziranga. Enjoy its charm and have a good night’s sleep to prepare for the exciting journey that awaits you the next day.
Day 2: Kaziranga National Park to Bomdila (240 Kilometers, 6 Hours)
Go on a Jungle Safari Tour in the midst of nature in Kaziranga to see the wildlife up close. Arunachal Pradesh bike trip is truly incomplete without this safari. Visit a jungle in an open Jeep to look for one-horned rhinos, tigers, elephants, langurs, monkeys, many species of deer, and a wide variety of domestic and migratory bird species. The park is separated into the Central Range and the Western Range. One of your fondest memories of Kaziranga National Park will be seeing these many unique wildlife species.
Jeep Safari Timings: 07:15 AM – 9:45 AM | 01:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Pro – tip: You can book your slot for the safari through the official website in advance.
Then, after taking a moment to breathe, ride your bike towards Bomdila, a tropical paradise.
Day 3: Drive from Bomdila to Tawang (176 Kilometers, 5 Hours)
Start heading towards Tawang, which is well-known for being the home of the largest Monastery in India. Travel via the well-known Sela Pass, a high-altitude mountain pass that connects Tawang to the rest of the nation. Additionally, pay a visit to the well-known site Jaswant Garh, a war memorial honoring the courageous soldier Jaswant Singh Rawat who fought the Chinese Army. Explore Tawang’s nightlife while spending also indulging in cafe-hopping. Enjoy the views as the perfect itinerary for Tawang Bike trip unfolds for you.
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Day 4: Visit Bum La Pass | Drive Back to Tawang
On day four, the goal is to tick off Bum La Pass from our itinerary for Tawang. The Indo-China Border is visible in a dramatic way from there. It is one of the most unusual passes in the world, located at a height of 15,200 feet, and is covered in snow for virtually the whole year.
Return to Tawang after visiting the pristine P.T. Tso Lake and Madhuri Lake, both of which are located in the Eastern Himalayas.
Best time to visit Tawang: The greatest time to see snow-covered landscapes and mountains is from October to February, when the valley is alive with blossoms and greenery, and the weather is pleasant.
Day 5: Tawang Local Excursion
The day brings you the joy of a local sightseeing tour where you could visit the most famous places of Tawang.
Places to visit in Tawang:
- Tawang Monastery: Also known as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse in Tibetan, it is the largest monastery in India.
- Urgelling Monastery: One of the oldest Gompas in Tawang and also the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama.
- The Giant Buddha statue: The 30ft tall statue overlooks the upper regions of Tawang from an elevation of 10,000ft.
- The Chakzam bridge: An iron bridge that is almost 600 years old and is suspended over the Tawang River providing a spectacular top view.
- Tawang War Memorial: A shrine dedicated to the Indian martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the Indo-China War. You can also watch the Light and Sound show that is organized in the memorial every evening.
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Day 6: Drive from Tawang to Dirang (134 Kilometers, 4 Hours)
You might now travel to Dirang, a little hill town surrounded by verdant forests and snow-capped mountains. Visit the Jung Falls on the way there, which gained popularity after appearing in the film Koyla. Visit the Kiwi Gardens and Apple Orchards.
Welcome to gorgeous mountains and winding roads. Today, amid the picturesque hills that surround the river Kameng, you could camp. Enjoy the bonfire with a cultural performance from the area and have fun while trying ARA, the local beverage. Cheers!
Day 7: Drive from Dirang to Guwahati (300 Kilometers, 8 Hours)
You can return to Guwahati after bidding your farewell to the passes of Tawang. En route, you can visit Thembang Village, a fortified village from the 12th century famous for its Monpa homes.
Thembang is a walled city that is located on a hilltop at a height of 2,300 meters and is home to numerous ancient buildings, the most significant of which is the Dzong (fortified building). It has two gates, one for emergency situations at the southern end and the other at the northern end.
Thembang’s main feature is the way its people uphold ecological balance as a component of their socio-cultural existence. The Monpas have used their ancient knowledge systems to preserve the history of their vernacular architecture, preserving their natural and cultural heritage in the process
Day 8: Departure from Guwahati
Have an early morning breakfast and depart from Guwahati with fond memories of the trip as there’s an ending to everything and a beginning that awaits after every ending.
The itinerary ends here but your journey to Tawang is yet to begin. Join us for a super-fun and one-of-a-kind biking and backpacking expedition to Tawang!
It’s time you hold hands with adventure and challenge yourself to meet new landscapes, experiences, people, cultures (lots of local delicacies, of course!), and ways to find yourself while being immersed in the beauty called Tawang.
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