TAWANG TOUR

Day 01: Arrive Guwahati / Nameri National Park (255 kms, 5 hrs drive)
Arrive Guwahati by flight.
Meeting upon arrival and depart for Nameri National Park.
 
Nameri National Park:
The Nameri National Park of 200 sq kms area is located in the Sonitpur district, bordering Arunachal Pradesh and it is also the core area of Nameri Tiger Reserve  (344sq kms). It is the home of  Mammals like Elephant, Tiger, leopard, Sambar,Barking deer, Hog Deer, Wild Boar,Gaur, slow loris,gaplangur,Burmese ferret badger, and over 350 species of birds including White-winged Wood Duck, Ibisbill (uncommon), Ruddy Kingfisher, Palla’sfishing eagle,Lesser Adjutant stork , Greater spotted eagle,Rufous necked hornbill, Great pied Indian hornbill, Wreathed hornbill, Long-billed Ringed Plover, Sultan Tit, and Yellow-bellied and White-throated Fantails. Another important wild life sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh The Pakhui (Pakke) wild life Sanctuary adjoins the Park on its North-Eastern point. The river Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries namely the Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai, Kharietc crisscross the park. During rainy season A few jheels (during the rainy seasons) also dot the area. One can enjoy rafting in the Jia Bhoroli river in the south western boundary.
 
Arrive and check in at Eco Camp.
 
Rest of the time free at leisure
Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 02: Nameri National Park

Early morning go for the nature walk and the bird watching trip into the dense jungle of Nameri National Park with the forest guards.
 
Afternoon you can opt for mild river rafting in Jia Bharali river adjoining to the Nameri National Park. (Optional)
 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp.
Overight at the camp

Day 03: Nameri / Bomdila (125 kms, 4 hrs drive)
Morning after an early breakfast departs for Bomdila by the same vehicle.

En route visit
 
Bhalukpong:
Situated on the Assam-Arunachal border, 250 kms from Guwahati, Bhalukpong is another picturesque spot for angling and leisurely picnics.
 
Tipi Orchid Sanctury and Research Center:
An Orchidarium at Tipi (5 kms from Bhalukpong) on the way to Bomdila is the Botanical paradise. About 300 species of orchids can be seen in the flora – glass house. Some of them are rare and endangered species. By the side of the glass house there is an orchid museum too.
 
Arrive Bomdila and check in at hotel.
 
Bomdila: On the way to Tawang , situated at height of 8500 ft (distance from Tezpur 180 kms), Bomdila is a picturesque town in the foothills of Himalayas and the headquarter of West Kameng District the land of the Monpa, Sherdukpen, Aka (Hrusso), Miji and Bogun (Khawas) tribes. One can see the brilliant landscape and snow-clad Gorichen ranges of the Himalaya on a clear day. With its apple orchards, Buddhist gomphas and a magnificient view of the Kameng Valley Bomdila can be named as a mini paradise. Bomdila is also an ideal place for nature lovers with several trekking and hiking trails are now opened for the adventure seeker. 
Places of interest:
 
Later Visit

Bomdila Monastery: The monastery has been built under the guidance of Dalai Lama. It is a residence of more than 200 Buddhist monks. From the monastery one can have the breathtaking view of the entire Bomdila. The time of pray is in dawn and dusk, attending which, one can have the absolute peace of mind.

Also visit craft center, where very fine wooden carpets of colourful designs and Masks are produced.
 
Bomdila also offers a Bird's eye view of Kangto and Gorichen peaks (highest peaks in the state) amidst the Himalayan landscape and snow clad ranges.
 
Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 04: Bomdila / Tawang (180 Kms, 6 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast ddepart by car for Tawang.
 
En route visit

Jaswant Garh: The war memorial is located 14 kms from Sella Pass on the way to Tawang. The memorial pay homage to Jaswant Singh Rawat, Mahavir Chakra Awardee posthumous (the second highest award from the Indian Army). In the famous battle of Nuranang against Chinese in November 1962, Rawat and two other soldiers from 4th Batallion Garhwal Rifles were instrumental in killing 300 Chinese soldiers in 72 hours.
 
Sella Pass: The entry point into the Tawang Valley is Sela pass at  an elevation of 13700 ft above the sea level.. Legend says that a monpa woman supported sepoy Jashwant Singh during his battle with the Chinese. She brought sepoy Jashwant supplies and used to heal his wounds. When Jashwant got martyrdom she killed herself as an act of loyalty.
The glimpse of Paradise Lake in the Sella Pass makes your visit worth. Most of the time the lake is covered with thick blanket of snow.
 
Arrive Tawang and check in at hotel.
Evening free at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Tawang
Morning after breakfast explore Tawang, visiting
 
Tawang Monastery (Vihar): Tawang Monastery about 400 years old, situated at an altitude of approximately 10,000 ft. is the second largest Buddhist monastery in India. It also holds the distinction of being the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. The monastery is the house of more than 700 monks.  The monastery was founded by Merag Lama Lodre Gyamtso, in 1681 in accordance to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso.  As per the legend, the site of the Monastery was chosen by the horse of Merag Lama. Merag Lama, who had been unable to decide a site to establish the monastery. One day he was praying in cave, seeking a divine guidance. When he came out after the prayers, he found his horse was missing. On search, the horse was located standing quietly on a hilltop. Considering that as the sign of divine blessing he decided to construct the monastery at the very spot. The monastery is also called Galden Namgey Lhatse meaning celestial paradise. There is a magnificent 8 meter high statue of Lord Buddha. The ancient library inside the courtyard has an excellent collection of  thangkas, painted with the blood from the nose of 5th Dalai Lamaand valuable Buddhist manuscripts mainly Kanjur and Tanjur numbering 850 bundles.

Urqelling Monastery: It is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama who is the only Indian to have risen to such a high position in Gelupka Sect of Buddhism so far. Inside the monastery there are several Stupas (Vihar) and people from all walks of life visit this place during Buddhist new year to get the blessing for the coming year.
The Craft Center: The craft center in Tawang sells beautiful masks, hand woven carpets, jewellery in silver, coral and amber, ‘chubas’ the local dressand delightful affordable mementos. 

Tawang War Memorial: The memorial 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.

Sangestser Lake: Popularly known as Madhuri Lake is located 35 kms away from Tawang near the China Border. The drive to Sangestser Lake is full of thrill and one can still see the war bankers that had been used during the Chinses aggression in 1962 and the beautiful PTSO lake
Day 06: Tawang / Dirang (140 kms, 5 hrs drive)

Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Tawang / Dirang (140 Kms, 6 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast depart for Dirang.

En route stop at the Nuranang fa+lls.

Arrive Dirang and check in at the hotel.

Dirang: Dirang 40 kms from Bomdila is situated at an altitude of 1497 meters. It is an ideal hill resort in West Kameng district with beautiful Apple Nursery, Kiwi Farm, Yak Research Centre, Buddhist Gompa, Hot Water Spring and ancient Dirang Jong (Fort). It is the base camp for trekking to Gorichen peak and other bird watching trails

Afternoon visit the natural hot spring, Apple gardens and the Yak Breeding farms.
 
Day 07: Dirang / Bhalukpong (140 kms, 5 hrs drive)

Morning after breakfast return to Bhalukpong.
Arrive and check in at the tourist lodge.

Rest of the time free to explore the nature by your own.
Overnight at tourist lodge.
 
Day 08: Bhalukpong / Guwahati Depart. (255 Kms, 5 hrs drive)

Morning after breakfast depart for Guwahati airport to catch the flight for onward destination.

Tour ends.

Extension to Kaziranga National Park (2 nights / 3 days)

Day 08: Bhalukpong / Kaziranga National Park (135 Kms, 2 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast depart for Kaziranga National Park.

Kaziranga National Park: Kaziranga National Park has become synonymous with successful conservations of Great One Horn Rhinoceros (from the Greek word, "rhino" means nose and "ceros" means horn) / Unicornis (from the Latin word, "uni" means one and "cornis" also means horn) and also a home of may other threatened species including Indian Elephant (Elephant Maximus), Tiger(Panthera tigris), Hoolock Gibbon (Bunipithecus hoolock), Ganges dolphin (Platanista gangetica),Sambar (Cervus unicolor), Barasingha or Swamp Deer (duvauceli), Hog Deer, Indian Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) and Gaur (Bos frontalis)etc.

There are also over 500 species of birds have been recorder in the park including 25 specis of globally threatened category. Over and above there are 21 rare and endangered species. In winter one can observe a large breeding population of Spot Bill Pelicans about one thousand breeding nests are found in a place which has been named as Pelican Colony in the Eastern Range.
 
Among the reptiles  species like Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus salvator), Indian python (Python molurus), Cobra (Naja naja) and  the King Cobra are found.
 
.Arrive Kaziranga and check in at the Jungle Resort.
                                               
Overnight at resort

Day 09: Kaziranga National Park
Early morning enjoy the elephant safari in the central (Kohora) range of Kaziranga. Later return to the resort for breakfast.

Afternoon enjoy the ethnic cuisine in the NATUNDENGA Karbi village adjoining Kaziranga National Park (Optional)

Late afternoon enjoy the exclusive Jeep safari in the western (Bagori) range of Kaziranga.
 
Overnight at the resort.

Day 10: Kaziranga / Guwahati Depart
Morning after breakfast depart for Guwahati airport to catch the flight for onward destination.

Tour ends.

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