Cycling Expedition To Tawang

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HIGHLIGHTS

Duration: 13 Days and 12 Nights

Riding Days: 8 Days

Rest Days: Day 1 (Guwahati on reporting day) and Day 6 (Dirang).

Places to be covered: Assam & Western Arunachal Pradesh, India

Route: Guwahati – Bhalukpong – Jamiri – Bomdia – Dirang – Senge – Sela Pass – Jang – Tawang – Sangti Valley – Guwahati.

Total Riding Distance: 288 KMS

Average Distance per Day: 48 KMS

Difficulty Level: 4 (Challenging)

Operating Time: October to April

ATTRACTIONS

Bomdila Monastery.

Hot water Spring at Dirang

Sela Pass-The Second Highest Motor able Pass in the World.

Jawswat Garh and Jung Falls

The Tawang Monastery which was founded in the 17 th Century.

Night stay in Sangti Valley.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Guwahati

Nature Hunt representative will meet you on your arrival at Guwahati International Airport and will assist you to check in the Hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Guwahati – Bhalukpong (245 KMS by Vehicle)

Post breakfast, drive to Bhalukpong which is the entry point of Arunachal Pradesh. Late afternoon, we will have a pre expedition Cycle ride in and around the locality. Overnight stay at Bhalukpong.

Day 3: Bhalukpong to Jamiri (61 kms, 5 to 6 hours)

After a healthy breakfast, start riding and continue upto Jamiri. We will be riding along the Kameng River, lush forest and sights of snow-clad Himalayan Range. Overnight stay at Jamiri. Hotel stay.

Day 4: Jamiri to Bomdila (52 kms, 5 to 6 Kms)

This route is a mixture of mostly uphill and Downhill and with mix of forest cover on the way. Check in to hotel and overnight stay.

Day 5: Bomdila to Dirang (44 kms, 5 to 6 hours)

On Day 5, after climbing for a short distance there is a long downhill ride. We will find few small shops on the way to Dirang, it’s a small town situated on the bank of river Kameng and the weather here is pleasant during most of the year. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 6: Rest Day in Dirang

Visit the Hotspring and roam in and around the Dirang locality. Overnight stay.

Day 7: Dirang to Senge (35 Kms, 5 to 6 hours)

Senge is the last town where we will find accommodation before reaching the next destination Jang. There won’t be any option for a stay over between Senge and Jung, which is a distance of 66 km. Next day, would be a tough ride day among all, so need to prepare mentally and physically.

Day 8: Senge-Sella Pass-Jung(66 km, 8-9hrs)

It would be an early morning breakfast as we will have to go for a long and tough ride through the World’s Second Highest Motor able pass with an altitude of 13,680 ft. known as Sela Pass. After riding for about 16 km ahead of Sela Pass, is Jaswanth Garh, a memorial to the brave soldier Veer Jaswant Singh, who single-handedly tried to hold the Chinese army for 72 hours during 1962 Indo-China war. Stay over at Jung.

Day 9: Jang-Tawang (30 KM, 4-5hrs)

On the winning ride towards the final destination, there is a waterfall known as Jung falls on the way to Tawang. After a 30 km happy ride, we will be stationed at Tawang.

Day 10: Explore Tawang on your own.

Tawang, the land of the Monpa Tribe is also famous for the monastery which 400 years old and is the second largest Monastery in Asia. Tawang is also famous for some fine natural lakes viz. Sangetsar (Madhuri) Lake, P Tso Lake etc. Overnight stay at Tawang.

Day 11: Tawang – Dirang – Sangti Valley (138 kms, By Vehicle)

After early morning breakfast you will start your drive back to Guwahati. You will stay at Sangti Valley near Dirang. The valley is encircled with the tall hill ranges. The valley is also suitable for bird watcher. Overnight stay at the village in home stay/tent.

Day 12: Sangti Valley – Bomdila – Guwahati (409 Kms, By Vehicle)

This day, you will drive to Guwahati and on arrival will check in at hotel/resort. Overnight stay at Guwahati.

Day 13: To Guwahati airport

Post breakfast, drop at Guwahati Airport for onward journey.

Tour ends here.

PRICE/INCLUSIONS

INR 78,000 per person + Govt. Service Tax 4.5% extra as per applicable.

Inclusions:

1. Accommodation on twin sharing basis.

2. Breakfast, packed/hot lunch and dinner, snacks at all locations.

3. Mineral Water.

4. Tour guide and mechanic service. There will be a cycle mechanic travelling along with the group.

5. Cycle rent.

6. Support and A luggage vehicle to carry your luggage.

7. First Aid Kit and basic medical and high altitude kit is always available at hand to all the riders.

8. A well marked route.

9. A strong member crew for daily operations.

Exclusions:

1. Parking and entry fees if any during local sightseeing/transfers.

2. Insurance or any back up service charges.

3. Anything not specifically mentioned in above.

4. Any extra meals other than mentioned.

Note:

1. Type of cycle provided: Gaint Rincon D, 3X8 geared mountain bikes with 100mm suspension fork and hydraulic dick brakes.

2. Tour Size: Minimum – 6 PAX Maximum – 12 PAX

Terms and Conditions:

1. If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

2. If cancellations are made 15-20 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

3. If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.

4. In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Grading:

1. Easy Suitable for anyone who can ride a cycle and can manage a bit of exercise. There might be the odd twisty section and a long day, but on the whole – easy!

2. Moderate For the weekend Cyclist who exercises regularly and perhaps goes for a weekend ride. Fitness is more important than technical ability for tours of this level, as the track surfaces will be smooth without any single trail.

3. Active Suitable for reasonably fit people who are confident cyclists. Longer riding days mainly on gravel, with potentially single trail, sand, water crossings but no difficult hill climbs. There may be some rutted hills but not too many.

4. Challenging Long riding days and tougher terrain requiring specific experience of more demanding and technical riding. The routes can contain rough tracks and deep sand so off-road riding skills are a must. You should be confident of your physical condition and bike handling skills. In some cases the distances may be low but due to heat or sand, the riding is still a challenge.

5.Tough Serious expeditions designed for serious riders, which are very long hard tours. Riders should be happy to undertake long tough rides up and down steep hills, deep sand or following very technical trails in testing conditions. A high level of fitness required, as well as proven off- road riding skills.

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