Bike tour to Heaven ( TAWANG ) #northeastphotos

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20th Oct 2018
Photo of Bike tour to Heaven ( TAWANG ) #northeastphotos by Tushar Dabholkar
Day 1

Patiala> Delhi>Guwahati.
I had early morning flight to Guwahati from delhi(5.20am),landed in Guwahati  at around( 7.30am). My friend's joined me on this  bike tour,both of them travelled from mumbai to Guwahati.

Flight to Guwahati

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L. G. B. I. Airport Guwahati

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I rented bike from Guwahati,(Himalayan Phoenix).We reached at Himalayan phoenix office around 9am.The office was uniquely designed.

Himalayan phoenix, Office

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Getting ready for the Ride.

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They provide all the Riding gears, FREE!!!!!

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Yes....Freeee!!!!!!

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RE Himalayan.... My bike

Photo of Bike tour to Heaven ( TAWANG ) #northeastphotos by Tushar Dabholkar

Route:
Guwahati>Nagaon>Tezpur>Bhalukpong>Dahung>Bomdila>Dirang>sela pass>Tawang..
Total distance ...510 kms..
There is an another route via ..Rowta ..preferred route for four wheeler's,since road is in good shape, but if you want some offroad adventure's go via Bhalukpong.

Photo of Bike tour to Heaven ( TAWANG ) #northeastphotos by Tushar Dabholkar
Photo of Bike tour to Heaven ( TAWANG ) #northeastphotos by Tushar Dabholkar

We started our journey around 11am,our target was to reach Bomdila which was 340kms from Guwahati.
  Early morning flight and lack of sleep  hampered our speed while Riding due to which we reached Bhalukpong around 7pm.

Inner line permit.
Bhalukpong is the Entry point to Arunachal pradesh,Inner line permits are checked here.
Apply online(www.arunachalilp.com)
100rs/head. Takes around 2 to 3  working days.
Documents  required are Adhar card ,Pan card and passport size photo.

*After 5 pm authorities rarely allow to travel beyond  Bhalukpong,So we stopped here.
There are plenty of stay option's ranging from 300 to 3000.we got it for 1000 bucks.

On my way to Tezpur

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Arunachal pradesh border,pic was clicked on return journey from Tawang.

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Check post bhalukpong.

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Day 2

Bhalukpong to Tawang. (270kms)
We left bhalukpong around 6am,soon we were welcomed by lush green mountain's &  Waterfalls. Kameng river was following us.

Early start from Bhalukpong

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At bhalukpong

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Getting ready for....offroad adventure's

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Road till tippi village

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Lumum waterfall

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Lush green mountain's, River, waterfalls Close to nature!!!!!!!!!

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Another waterfall.....

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Once we crossed  tippi village ,offroad  was waiting  for us with dust,sludge,land slides. From tippi village to tenga valley, road is in very bad condition with no fuel station and very few place's to eat.So if you are stuck in this terrain, life is gonna be very tough.

Offroad adventure's

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Lost in the jungle...

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Sludge, dust, landslides!!!!!!

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Offroading at it's best????????

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You got to show some riding skills!!!!!!

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Unexpected rainfall,may take the adventure to another level!!!!!!

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Happy to reach Tenga valley

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River near Tenga valley

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Army base, Tenga valley!!!

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Fuel station, Tenga valley.

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Road from Tenga valley to Bomdila is descent.Ride from Bomdila to dirang was remarkable,road was awesome,weather was pleasant,just loved it.

Bomdila

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Bomdila valley

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Dirang

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River flowing near Dirang

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Dirang.....

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Dirang

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Dirang to sela pass is about 60 odd kms,our major challenge was to reach sela top before sunset. Sela pass is at 14000ft altitude and weather is unpredictable. Soon we were battling against fog and cold. My hands became numb and it was difficult  to ride the bike. With visibility at it's least and about freezing temperature we reached at the Sela top. My body was shivering and it was impossible to ride bike any further ,i told my friend's to pull over for some time. Luckily there was a small tea shop, the only one which was open. Tea and Maggie saved us . Soon we were back on the roads but journey was not easy. Last 50 odd kms we were riding  under moon and stars with heart in our mouth,it was adventure at it's peak. We reached tawang around 7pm.

Fog.....

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Sela lake

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Sela top

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Freezing colddddd

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Sela pass

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Approaching... Sela top

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Around 1400ft

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luckily we got good place to stay in Tawang,we were all broken  after around 12hrs bike ride. We had our dinner  and went off to sleep with awesome memories....

Day 3

What happened  in TAWANG!!!!!!

We had a lazy start for the day. We were not sure how to explore tawang. Madhuri lake and Bumla pass are the major attraction of tawang. Problem was that to visit bumla pass  you need to have permit which is issued by DC office Tawang. So we decided to skip Bumla pass and we headed to Madhuri lake.

Our stay

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Tawang monaestry

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Buddha statue

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Road to Y junction

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Madhuri lake is around 40kms from tawang city, but the route is extremely treacherous.
We started our journey around 9am. Tawang is filled with army camps. We visited  PTSO lake which is on the way to Y junction.

PTSO LAKE

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This lake is frozen in winter!!

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Beautiful place to visit

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10kms from main city

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Road is in good condition till Y junction. We had our breakfast in military  canteen near Y junction.

Y junction

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Y junction veiw point

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Canteen

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Road from Y junction till  Sangetsar Tso Lake( madhuri lake),is extremely  offroad .

Road to madhuri lake

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Places to explore

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First View point.... Madhuri lake

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After 2 hrs of struggle with roads we reached madhuri lake. Beauty of this lake is beyond imagination.

Madhuri lake....

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Lake is surrounded by moutains...

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Madhuri lake

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Photo of Bike tour to Heaven ( TAWANG ) #northeastphotos by Tushar Dabholkar

After spending couple of hours we started our return journey.we  reached main city and went out to explore  tawang market and then visited Tawang monastery.

Tawang Monastery

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Photo of Bike tour to Heaven ( TAWANG ) #northeastphotos by Tushar Dabholkar
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Largest monastery

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Photo of Bike tour to Heaven ( TAWANG ) #northeastphotos by Tushar Dabholkar

After monastery we went to Tawang war memorial.

War memorial

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Dont miss the light show.....

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After exploring tawang market, we went to nearby cafe...it was awesome.!!!!!!

Tawang memories, broken headlight

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Cafe

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Day 4

Return journey... Tawang to Bomdila.

We left tawang with plenty of memories to cherish,my mind was not ready for early departure but i convinced  myself with promise to come back in few yrs... For prolonged stay in tawang . We started our return journey  around 9am from tawang.

Our hotel in tawang

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Good bye... Tawang

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Great jaswant rawat war memorial !!¡

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Return journey

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Yak!!!!!!

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This time we decided to reach sela top before 12pm to avoid cold and fog. Return journey was uneventful... We reached sela top and clicked beautiful pics... Up there.

Me..... Route towards sela

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Sela top

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Sela lake

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Selfie with sela lake

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Sela lake

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We exlpored.... Dirang.... And then reached bomdila..

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On our way Bomdila

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Magic moment

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Our stay in Bomdila

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Bomdila

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Tenga market

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Some refreshment.....

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From bomdila we headed towards  kaziranga to complete our rest  of bike tour to northeast India...!!!!

Some Tips:

Avoid Bike trip in Rainy season , if you want to ride in snow u can plan between dec -march...
Oct-nov is pleasant weather for bike tours.

According  to me 7 days are not enough to explore Tawang...do plan accordingly...
What we missed on tawang trip:
Bumla pass,  Nuranang waterfall, Gorichen peak,Taktsang Gompa.

Hope i would cover it nxt time!!

Thank you!!!!

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