It was a hurried day. The day before was Friday and had to go to the office. I took the print out of the ILP of Arunachal Pradesh. ILP stands for inner line permit. You need to have until and unless you want to get caught while going to Arunachal.
The sheer allure of beautiful Mountains had already captivated my minds since long, I mean very long. I don’t know how I had got to know/first heard about Tawang, but the majesty of the place as I had seen from the photos on the internet has been etched in my mind for the past 4 years.
Tawang is a small district in Arunachal Pradesh sharing border with China on the south and Bhutan to the west. Tawang has been in dispute, with China claiming it to be a part of the autonomous region of Tibet; India denies it. This also created curiosity and interest in me to visit the place and see for myself.
Here is the brief Itinerary we had planned:
We landed in Guwahati on the 29th of April and headed to our Hotel in Kaziranga.
Day 1 – Jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park
Day 2- Elephant Safari in Kaziranga.
Day 3 – On the way to Tezpur via bus, On the way to Dirang via Cab (Shared Sumo)
Day 4 – Morning Thopsung Dhargeyling Monastery visit in Dirang
Day 4 – Cab to Tawang
Day 4 – Visiting the famous Tawang Monastery in the evening.
Day 5 – Bumla pass, P Tso Lake, Shungetsar Lake, War memorial and all the beautiful mountains.