A Subtle beauty
Enroute Tawang Day 4
Travelling on the roads, in the midst of mountains felt like, we were crawling infants amidst meditating monks. Green mountains interlocked the valley making the place very scenic. Tt was a pretty steep climb, and we also got sneak peak of snow caps. Each hairpin bend gave us a new view, different face of mountains. With increasing altitude, we saw change in vegetation, Lush green had become dull red bushes with pale patches of green here and there. Pranav and Aarushi were very excited and they use to shout out when they see a snow peak. Couple of people in the vehicle had motion sickness, hence we were little worried about this journey, but this is the only route to Tawang.
Taking curves and bends, finally we reached top of the mountain.
Tawang is been on Avi's bucket list for quite some time now, we actually wanted to do a biking trip to Arunachal, going with a compass north and south ???? as they say, ' Half the fun in the travel is the esthetic of lostness'. But on the way to tawang, if you are feeling 'the lostness', it may be the serine beauty of tawang or the high altitude. ???? so keep yourself hydrated, or take some medicine if you have high altitude sickness.
The culture of Tawang is highly influenced by the Tibetans and the Buddhist way of life, inundated with a number of monasteries. Tawang has a serene and pacifying ambiance. It was a 4.5 hour drive with two major climbs and we had to cross Sela pass which was 13680 ft. Many people travel, Guwhati (180 ft) to Tawang (8575 ft) via sela pass (13680 ft ) in one day, thats' too much of altitude change in a day. As we had infants and senior citizens with us we decided to go slow, acclimatizing ourselves to altitudes, hence less chance of getting altitude sickness.
Most thrilling curves! i call it.