North East: The Exceptional Land of Mechuka #northeastphotos

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Mechuka is a charming little town in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. This hidden gem in Arunachal Pradesh can be also called the 'Shangri-La' of North East India.

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Our journey starts from Pasighat to Mechuka by road. This photo of river Siang was captured on the way to Aalo.

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Mystified evening on our way to Mechuka

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The beautiful Town of Mechuka

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Entering the Town of Mechuka

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Visiting the Oldest Gompa, Samden Yangtcha Monastery in Mechuka, this Gompa built in 16th century is older than the Tawang Monastery.

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A peek into the village of Tongkor La from the mountains.

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The village of Tongkor La, the last village of Mechuka Valley.

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The unending rolling mountains of Tongkor La Village.

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The scenic evergreen pine forests on both side of this secluded road is a very beautiful road from Mechuka to Segong.

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Another scenic road from Yorko to Segong.

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Pristine river side in Segong village.

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Love the landscape, can't get enough of the many colors golden, greens, blues and whites in this picture.

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A Summer Trek to the Dorjeeling mountains is the best way to see the entire town from the top.

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The view of Mechuka Town from the Menchuka Laa Trek (Dorjeeling Mountains)

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The charming town of Dorjeeling Village, Mechuka

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The lonely roads of Dorjeeling Village

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Dorjeeling Gompa

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Beautiful statue inside Dorjeeling Gompa

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The beautiful Pine trees of Dorjeeling Gompa

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Trekking to the Rinjinling Mountains from Dorjeeling Village.

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The Lonely Shed House in Rinjinling mountains

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The snow capped mountains seen from the Rinjinling mountains

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Beautiful sunset from Rinjinling mountains

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First rays of sunlight hitting our tents on Rinjinling mountains

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Magnificent view of Mechuka Town covered in fog from Rinjinling Mountains

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Sat there and watched the fog slowly disappearing

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The view of Dorjeeling Village from Rinjinling mountains

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First sign of winter in Mechuka

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Ghee chai served us by an old gentleman at his home in Dorjeeling

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Ghee chai

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Traditional Wine 'Chaang', made from Millet served to us by the gentleman.

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The town of Mechuka seen from the Dorjeeling Mountains

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The road to Dorjeeling Village

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MECHUKA Sign seen from the Town

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Numerous Hanging Bridges are found around Mechuka which is used to connect the nearby villages to the Town

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Mechuka Adventure Festival 2018

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Mechuka Adventure Festival 2018

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Mountain Cycle Riding competition at Mechuka Adventure Festival 2018

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Strolling around the beautiful town of Mechuka

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Furry little friends are everywhere

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Charming Wooden Houses are very common in Mechuka, this guest house with it's rust color roof looks even surreal with that gorgeous mountain backdrop.

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This under construction wooden house looks so beautiful.

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Beautiful rainbow after a mild summer drizzle

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Horses run free and wild in Mechuka countryside

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Camping on the river island of Mechuka

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Local pancake made from Millet

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A traditional Tibetan Homestay, a home far away from home.

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The colorful Tibetan clothes in a local shop of Mechuka

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Saying Goodbye To Mechuka; Siko Dido Waterfall on the way of Mechuka

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