"Mechuka" The Unfathomed Paradise

17th Mar 2017
Photo of "Mechuka" The Unfathomed Paradise by Dev Vashisth

North east has been the most untouched mountain range explored by the travellers specially Arunachal Pradesh . There are many waow! places in arunachal pradesh like , Tawang , walong , ziro , changlang , miao Etc . And then comes Mechuka , a small town also known as Mechuka valley which is in west siang district of arunachal pradesh. Its 6700ft above sea level . The Best place a true mountain lover can get . Few miles away from china border .

we had one of the best road trips till now . Mechuka was just Waow! will keep you updating with more unexplored and beautiful places .

Day 1

lets start! My first reaction to my co driver , road trips are the most memorable trips in your life time . we started at 6 in the morning from itanagar . The route to mechuka is like first you have to touch Aalo also known as Along . There are 3 routs to Aalo 1] via ziro 2]via likhabali 3]via passighat we opted the likhabali one as its shorter but if you want waow! scenic view you should go through passighat . it took us Approx 7 Hours to reach there , its Advised to take a night rest in Aalo because the distance from Aalog to Mechuka is 212 kms and it will take more than 6 hrs to reach there and to all those people who love driving in mountains this terrain is one of the best and adventurous . There are places to see in aalo , also like you should must visit siang river . Hear some stories from there local people about the river , the best time to be there is during sunrise and sunset .


Photo of Aalo, Itanagar by Dev Vashisth
Day 2

The real journey starts !

we started at 6 in the morning ! the weather was awesome . scenic view while driving to mechuka is just Waow! small villages , tribal huts , orange trees . on the way we got A huge Waterfall named siko dido waterfall. a must stop place ! there is small cafe which provides Maggie ,coffee and some of the local foods . As we crossed the water fall it took us another 3 to 4 hours to reach mechuka . The breadth of the road kept on decreasing we could see more and more Army trucks .** note [there is not even a single petrol pump on this route] . [If its raining keep your fingers crossed because any time there can be a landslide . keep your stepney tire in good condition]**. As we approached mechuka , 10 to 15 kms before we could see huge mountains covered with snow . After a long refreshing drive of 7 hrs we reached mechuka .

siko dido

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth

siko dido waterfall

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth

opposite view from siko dido waterfall.

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth
Day 3

Mechuka !

The morning is Must Watch ! we took a small trek to a mountain from where you can see the whole mechuka town and the airfield . **[china border is just 29 km away from mechuka but you need to take special permission from the district magistrate a day before. ] we went to china border the same day as there is very strict checking done by the army people . we had some good moments with them and a cup of tea in the cold weather. when we were returning back mechuka , we saw a mountain in which face of lord hanuman is Naturally there since Ages . After this point we went to shri gurudwara sahib , maintained by the Army people . the best lunch you can get! langer || as there is not any stop to eat. There is a Taposthan 1 km from the guruduara its said that Guru Gobind Singh Ji meditated at that point while he was on his Parikrama . {A must Visit Spot . And if you can meditate there for few minutes you will also feel that high energy.} we meditated there for few minutes . it was evening and the Moon was about to come .we were back to our stay **{ There are no hotels in mechuka , there are some home stays and one pwd IB which you have to check if its booked or not , the best option is pwd IB but if its not available home stays are also Good}.

7 kms from China Boarder

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth

20 kms after mechuka .

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth

A small river Near Taposthan.

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth
Day 4

The Next day we had a trek to Texas garden . That is a huge plantation of A medicinal plant used for breast cancer . Owned by An Ex -Army personal. the weather was Awesome little bit of mist and cold breeze . After that we had a hunt on some of the shops in the town and interacted with the local peoples. At last in the evening we went to the old monestry and had A good tym .

4 kms before Mechuka Valley .

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth

Mechuka Valley 

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth

Tribal Huts .

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth

mechuka Airstrip.

Photo of Mechuka Village by Dev Vashisth