Day 01: Guwahati - Bhalukpong (255 Kms 6 hrs.) Our representatives will receive guests at Guwahati Airport Railway Station and proceeed for Bhalukpong. On arrival guests will check-in at hotel. Evening will be free for leisure. Night-stay will be at Bhalukpong.
After breakfast we will drive to Dirang. On the way we shall visit Tipi Orchidarium. It is situated on the banks of the river Bharali, a place with over 500 orchids, there are some rare species of orchid. Arunachal has largest range of orchids in the country. We will then take a break to visit Nag Temple. We shall continue our drive keeping our cameras handy to capture the view of beautiful waterfalls and get some spectacular views. On arrival guests would check-in to hotel. In the afternoon we shall visit Apple orchard & Kiwi Farm (depending upon season), Dirang Monastery and Kalachakra Monastery. Dirang is also famous for it/’s hot water springs where people take bath to cure skin ailments. Night-stay is scheduled at Dirang
Note: Every Indian tourist visiting Arunachal Pradesh has to obtain ILP (Inner Line Permit) at Bhalukpong border before entering the state on submission of photo identity card and two copies of passport size photographs
After breakfast we shall proceed for Tawang - Land of Hidden Paradise. On the way enjoy the beauty of Sela Pass (13700 Ft) (a border line between two districts i.e Tawang & West Kameng Tawang), Sela Lake (a small lake which remains frozen for most of the time of the year). Further drive to 10 kms visit Jaswant Garh War Memorial - a memorial to the brave soldier who single handedly tried to hold the Chinese from the pass during the 1962 Indo-Chinese war. Later we shall visit Nuranng Falls (where scenes from the SRK-Madhuri Dixit starrer /“Koyla/” were shot). After arriving guests would check-in at hotel. Evening will be free for leisure. Night-stay is scheduled at Tawang.
After we shall visit Tawang Monstery (world famous seventeenth century Tawang Monastery which is also known as Galden Namgyal Lhatse which overlooks the wide Tawang Valley at a height of 10,000 ft. The monastery is a vast complex of 65 buildings housing Lamas and antique scriptures which are written in gold letters and ancient scripture. The images and has an eight meters high gilded Buddha statue. It is the largest monastery in the Himalayan region and the second oldest monastery in Asia. Five hundred lamas live in its residential buildings). Later we shall visit Urgeling Gompa which is the 6th Dalai Lama/’s birth place who is the only Indian to have risen to such a high position in Gelupka Sect of Buddhism so far. There are several stupas (Vihar) inside the monastery and people from all walks of life visit this place during Buddhist new year to get blessed for the coming year. We shall then proceed for the War Memorial which is dedicated to the martyrs of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. The memorial is 40-foot-high and like a stupa in design. It is locally called /‘Namgyal Chortan/’. The names of 2420 martyrs imprinted in gold on 32 black granite plagues. Guests can also visit the craft center in Tawang. It sells beautiful masks, hand woven carpets, jewellery in silver, coral and amber, /‘chubas/’ the local dress and delightful affordable mementos. Evening can be spent at leisure. Night-stay is scheduled at Tawang.
Day 05: Tawang Local Sightseeing - High altitude lakes and Bumla Pass
Morning after early breakfast guests are scheduled to drive to visit high altitude lake- Shonga-tser Lake, popularly known as Madhuri Lake located 35, kms away from Tawang near the China Border. The drive to Sangestser Lake is very thrilling and one can still see the war bankers that had been used during the Chinese aggression in 1962. It was formed in the aftermath of the 1950 earthquake. Prior to the earthquake, this piece of land had been employed as the grazing ground for the cattle. The evidence of it can still be seen in the protruding trunks of the dead trees from the middle of the lake. The lake has been under supervision of Army men, who have also arranged for a cafeteria nearby. Tourists can also take to trekking around the lake. You can drive further to Bumla Pass which is located about 37 km away from Tawang at the Indo-China border over 15,200 ft above sea level. While returning we can stop at the beautiful PTSO lake enroute (17 kms away from Tawang, Pangong Tang Tso Lake popularly known as PT Tso, an extremely scenic drive with bird/’s eye view of the township below). In the afternoon we shall drive back to hotel. Evening can spent at leisure. Night-stay is scheduled at hotel.
Day 06: Tawang /– Bomdila (170 kms 8 hrs.) After breakfast we shall proceed for Bomdila (8,200 ft.) - the head quarter of West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh which is also known for its Buddhist monasteries. The cool climate is a major point of attraction. On arrival we shall check-in to hotel. Visit Gontse Rabgyaling Monastery (Upper Gonpa), Thub-Chog Gatsel Ling Monastery (Lower Gonpa).Bomdila offers wonderfully panoramic view of Himalayan landscapes and snow clad ranges. In the evening we can visit the local market. Night-stay at Bomdila.
Day 08: Guwahati Local Sightseeing After breakfast we will visit Kamakhya Temple, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Nabagraha Temple, Assam State Museum, State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, Regional Science Centre and Sukreswar Temple (The 6th Jyotirlinga of Shiva). In the afternoon we would suggest an optional tour of Golden sunset cruise on the Brahmaputra (guests can pay directly on their own). Return to hotel for night-stay at Guwahati.