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Tawang is the administrative headquarters of Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh. This quaint town, steeped in religion and history, has a population of around 5,000. Tawang at first appears as a typical town on the Himalayan ranges. A close look however reveals the friendly and warm people and the amazing beauty and natural wonder it has to offer. This small town has a city center and the Tawang Monastery of the Gelugpa sect built by the Mera Lama in 1681, the second largest in the world.

Located approximately 550 km from Guwahati, Tawang requires special Inner Area permit. In fact everyone needs a permit to enter Arunachal Pradesh. The travel to Tawang is full of beautiful stretches of lush green sloping valleys and verdant forest covered mountain peaks. The journey becomes more interesting after crossing the Se La Pass wherein one can halt and sample local meat/vegetable momos and cream buns. The Border Roads Organisation provides ample entertainment throughout the travel with its utterly unintended and ridiculous road signages.

Getting there
The journey to Tawang is an incredible road trip. It is said that four wheels move a body while two wheels move the soul. And keeping this ‘tradition’ in mind, the ideal way to really enjoy the journey to Tawang is on the back of a motorcycle. However, for those of you who either do not know how to ride a motorcycle or would rather prefer the comfort of a four wheeler, there is the option of travelling in one.

Itinerary
The North East is notorious for its heavy rains. And when at high altitude, the snow. All put together this does not make for a very interesting or pleasurable outing. The tentative date for the Tawang trip is end of September when the rains should have abated to a large extent. And the later we get into the season, it will only get colder, and the snow fall heavier. September is a good time to travel to Tawang.

This trip is a total of nine days, Guwahati to Guwahati. It has been designed in such a way that you do not need to lose four days leave! The tour starts from Guwahati on a Saturday and ends in Guwahati the next Sunday. Which means that only leave you will need to take is Monday through Friday.

Things to carry
The trip to Tawang is a high altitude journey and the journey can be very cold indeed. We will send you a detailed checklist of things to carry specific to the Tawang journey once you have booked with us.

How to book
So, if you want to make this journey to Tawang, book yourself now. Once we hear from you, we will let you know all other relevant details like things to carry, how to prepare and the costs.