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Bike and Backpacking Expedition to Tawang

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This bike expedition is the holy grail for the bikers in India, the route being so raw and rugged even visitors from around the world come and have a go at it. It takes a certain level of madness and a thing for adventure to rev a bike and go through this route through the “land of dawn-lit mountains”.

We start our 7 nights 8 days Bike expedition to Tawang from Guwahati. Guwahati is known as  'the city of Eastern Light' and it stands on the southern banks of mighty river Brahmaputra. It is the capital of Assam and gateway to the entire north-eastern states. It is surrounded by hills and the Brahmaputra river, rich and diverse flora and fauna enhance its natural scenic beauty.

Dirang is a village in Arunachal Pradesh which lies in the West Kameng district. It is situated on the banks of Jia Bharali river at an altitude of 4900 fts. While in Dirang, you can take a walk through the peaceful village and take in the beautiful and serene environment.

Sangestar Tso or the PTSO Lake is one of the highest altitude lakes in India and the world at a height of 15,200fts. It is located on the way from Tawang to Bumla Pass.The Bum La Pass is located about 37 km away from Tawang, at the Indo-China border above 16,500 ft above sea level. The roads are mostly covered with snow. The road to Bum La is also a historical route; here in Bum La Pass one of the fiercest battles took place in the 1962 Sino-Indian War.

 Up next is Tawang, which lies at an elevation of 10,000fts. Tawang has unmatched natural beauty which will leave you awestruck and some of the iconic places to visit in Tawang are Tawang Monastery, which is the largest monastery in India.

Thembang Heritage Village is one of the unique villages which has been identified by UNESCO as a world heritage site village. Here you are going to have an experience of proper traditional Monpa Houses built of stones.

In the evening, enjoy cultural dance and rituals by a local group. Traditional wine and bonfire will also be there to add some spark to the evening.

The ideal time to visit Arunachal Pradesh would be during summers i.e. April to June where the valley comes alive with wildflowers and greenery and weather is pleasant. If you want to experience Arunachal Pradesh during winters, October to February is the best time to experience snow covered landscapes and mountains.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Guwahati - Kaziranga

2nd Day: Kaziranga to Bomdila

3rd Day: Bomdila - Tawang 140 kms - 6 hrs

4th Day: Tawang - Bumla Pass - Tawang 100 kms - 5Hrs

5th Day: Tawang Local Excusion

6th Day: Tawang - Dirang 140 kms - 6hrs

7th Day: Dirang - Guwahati

8th Day: Departure from Guwahati

Batches

2nd Oct to 9th Oct Open {2nd Oct (Saturday) 09:00 AM to 9th Oct (Saturday) 10:00 AM}

16th Oct to 23rd Oct Open {16th Oct (Saturday) 09:00 AM to 23rd Oct (Saturday) 10:00 AM}

30th Oct to 6th Nov Open {30th Oct (Saturday) 09:00 AM to 6th Nov (Saturday) 10:00 AM}

13th Nov to 20th Nov Open {13th Nov (Saturday) 09:00 AM to 20th Nov (Saturday) 10:00 AM}

20th Nov to 27th Nov Open {20th Nov (Saturday) 09:00 AM to 27th Nov (Saturday) 10:00 AM}

27th Nov to 4th Dec Open {27th Nov (Saturday) 09:00 AM to 4th Dec (Saturday) 10:00 AM}

12th Mar to 19th Mar Open {12th Mar (Saturday) 09:00 AM to 19th Mar (Saturday) 10:00 AM}

26th Mar to 2nd Apr Open {26th Mar (Saturday) 09:00 AM to 2nd Apr (Saturday) 10:00 AM}

Price (Guwahati to Guwahati)


Enfield - 350 cc - Solo
Double Occupancy 37300 / Person
Enfield - 500 cc - 2 Riders
Double Occupancy 35500 / Person
Enfield - 500 cc - Solo
Double Occupancy 38300 / Person
Enfield - Himalayan - 2 Riders
Double Occupancy 36500 / Person
Enfield - Himalayan - Solo
Double Occupancy 39500 / Person
Tempo Traveller
Double Occupancy 33400 / Person

Itinerary (Guwahati to Guwahati)

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    1st Day : Guwahati - Kaziranga

    On your arrival at Guwahati, proceed to the accommodation site where our representative will receive you give a brief description of the route which you will be riding for the next few days.

    Departure for Kaziranga.

    Stay at Kaziranga.

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    2nd Day : Kaziranga to Bomdila

    Post Breakfast we go for Safari.

    Start for Bomdila.

  • 3

    3rd Day : Bomdila - Tawang 140 kms - 6 hrs

    After breakfast, start for Tawang. While en-route, the landscapes will take your heart away. Make a pause at Sela Pass, which is located at an altitude of 13,700ft above sea level. And pay homage to the Jaswantgarh War Memorial and enjoy the valley view.

    On reaching Tawang, check-in to the venue and get yourself refreshed. We will arrange an evening tea/coffee time for you at Café Suburb where a renowned local Lama will tell you about the history and significance of the place, and will also guide you for your next day travel track. Get back to the hotel and stay overnight.

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    4th Day : Tawang - Bumla Pass - Tawang 100 kms - 5Hrs

    After breakfast, leave for Bum La pass on cabs. And your bikes will get serviced at Tawang on this day. The Bum La Pass is located about 37 km away from Tawang, at the Indo-China border above 16,500 ft above sea level. The roads are mostly covered with snow. The road to Bum La is also a historical route; here in Bum La Pass one of the fiercest battles took place in the 1962 Sino-Indian War.

    On the way, also enjoy the beauty of the Heart Lake, the P. T. Tso and the Sangetsur Tso. Here “Tso” means “lake” in their local language. Way back to Tawang from Bum La Pass and reach hotel. Evening you are free for shopping and personal activities.

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    5th Day : Tawang Local Excusion

    Tawang Valley is dotted with monasteries and stupas. One can spend a whole day visiting monasteries in Tawang. Post breakfast, visit the Tawang Monastery, known in Tibetan as the Galden Namgey Lhatse, it is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world. Then visit the Urgelling Monastery which is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama (born Tsangyang Gyatso).

    Then leave for a short adventure ride to Chakzam Village (25 kms from Tawang) where you will find a hanging bridge hand-made of iron wires dating back to 560 years. Also, watch the sound and light show at the War Memorial of Tawang in the evening. After a hard-core exploration of the day, relax in the evening in your hotel rooms

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    6th Day : Tawang - Dirang 140 kms - 6hrs

    After breakfast set out for Dirang and en-route visit the Nuranang Falls at Jang which is a 100 meters high waterfall and Apple Garden, Kiwi Garden, Kameng River at Dirang and stay overnight at our campsite.

    And not much far below, you will see the roaring Kameng River. The experience cannot just be explained in words. Come and feel it.

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    7th Day : Dirang - Guwahati

    This day, after breakfast, we will take you to Thembang Heritage Village which has been identified by UNESCO as a world heritage site village. Here you are going to have an experience of proper traditional Monpa houses built of stones.

    Dirang to Guwahati.

    Overnight stay at Guwahati

  • 8

    8th Day : Departure from Guwahati

    After Breakfast, depart with amazing everlasting memories of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

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Inclusions

ROYAL ENFIELD BIKES (with FUEL, HELMETS, GLOVES & RIDING ARMOUR)

ROAD CAPTAIN

MECHANIC

BACK-UP VEHICLE

MEALS; BREAKFAST + LUNCH + DINNER + EVENING SNACKS

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION.

CAMPING + BONFIRE

LOCAL DANCE-LOCAL DRINK-LOCAL FOOD (with CAMPING)

Exclusions

AIR/TRAIN FARE

INNER LINE PERMIT

BUM LA PASS VISIT & PERMIT (DEPENDS ON AVAILABILITY; INR 1,000.00 per person)

RIDING JACKETS & BOOTS

SIGHTSEEINGS OTHER THAN SPECIFIED

ENTRY TICKETS TO ANY TOURIST PLACES.

CAMERA & VIDEO PERMITS.

ANY EXPENSE OF PERSONAL NATURE LIKE; TELEPHONE, LAUNDRY, MINERAL WATER, SOFT/HARD DRINKS, etc.

TIPS & PORTAGES.

ROOM HEATERS

TRAVEL INSURANCE

ANY OTHER EXPENSES NOT MENTIONED ABOVE.

Cancellation Policy

Things To Pack

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)

First Aid Kit

Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)

Sun Glasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

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