THE BAILEY TRAIL TREK….WESTERN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Duration: 13 Nights/14 days
Best Time: October to May. But during December and January, the temperature gets below 0 degree.
Minimum Persons: 4 heads
Maximum persons: 10 heads
• Visit tribal Monpa Villages
• Panoramic views of Eastern Himalayan
• Trek through Sela Pass at 4,550 meters
• Trek through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests in Eastern Himalayas
• Observe the 2nd Oldest Buddhsist Monastery at Tawang.
About: This historic route was named in the name of British officers Lt. Col. F M Bailey, who with Capt H T Morshed who were commissioned to survey the lands between Arunachal Pradesh and Tibbet during 1911- 12. In ancient days, this route was used for trade in between India, Burma and Tibet. This historic route was named in the name of British officers Lt. Col. F M Bailey, who with Capt H T Morshed who were commissioned to survey the lands between Arunachal Pradesh and Tibbet during 1911- 12. In ancient days, this route was used for trade in between India, Burma and Tibet. The trek connects a series of interlocking valleys, connected through six major passes reaching up to 4550 m. Throughout the trek, the presence of breathtaking landscapes will overwhelm you, and at times, you’ll be able to see the majestic peaks of Gorichen and Kangto, two of northeastern India’s highest peaks. You will traverse through mixed sub tropical forests, coniferous forests, High grasslands, Juniper, Rhododendrons, and desolate high Himalayan pastures. At the finishing of this trek , we will observe the second oldest Buddhist monastery of the world at Tawang.
Day 1: Guwahati Airport to Bhalukpong (5 Hours drive)
Post arrival at Guwahati Airport, move to Bhalukpung situated on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight at Bhalukpong in Hotel.
Day 2: Bhalukpong to Dirang, 1500 meters MSL (6 Hours drive)
Post breakfast, move to Diranga via Bomdila. Dirang is situated at an altitude of 1500 meters MSL.
Remaining is free for you. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Day 3: Dirang to Chander, 2530 meters MSL and then start trek
We start early and drive to the Monpa village of Namshu at 2090 meters. Visit ancient Buddhist Monastery and start trekking through forest, 4 hours steep climb to Chander Village and camp overnight.
Day 4: Chander to Thungri, 3100 meters MSL, 5 to 6 hours trek
We climb up for about 5 hours through forests and yak pastures with superb views of snow clad peaks and the surrounding valleys. Camp overnight at Thungri.
Day 5: Thungri to Changla Pass, 3650 meters MSL, around 6 hours trek
A hard day’s trek with about 6 hours steep climb through coniferous forest with breathtaking views. We will camp just below Changla.
Day 6: Changla Pass to Potak, 4200 meters MSL, around 7 Hours trek
Start climbing early crossing Changla Pass (3650 meters) and then a steep climb of about 2 hours to Pshing La Pass (3950 meters) with breathtaking views. From the passs we descend through forest of juniper and rhododendrons and cross a glacial stream before continuing our climb of another 4 hours to the high alpine pastures of Potak ( 4200 metrs) to camp at a beautiful spot near stream.
Day 7: Potak to Lorthum via Sela Pass, 4550 meters, 6 Hours trek
We climb steadily for about 3 hours to reach Sela Pass (4550 mtrs), the highest point in this trek with superb views of Gorichen and Kangto peaks. Visit to alpine lake near the pass and then descend for about 2 hours into the valley and camp at Lorthum.
Day 8: Lorthum to Mago, 3500 meters MSL, 6 Hours trek
6 hours trek along the river valley through coniferous forests, crossing yak huts along the way to reach tributary of Tawang-chu river and the camp overnight near Mago village.
Day 9: Mago to Thimbu, 3200 meters, 5 Hours trek
4 hours trek along the Tawang-chu river and a steep climb to Thimbu village ( 3200 mtrs). Camp overnight at Thimbu.
Day 10: Thimbu to Tawang via Jung, 3726 meters, 5 hours trek
6 hours trek through forests, crossing the Tawang-chu river and its tributaries several times over log and suspension bridges to reach highway. Drive to Tawang and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Tawang sightseeing
Whole day sightseeing in Tawang. Visit the famous Tawang Monastery located at the top of a hill and overlooking the entire landscape. The monastery is the second oldest in Tibetan Buddhism and is a center for enlightened studies. Evening can be spent exploring the market area fo Tawang and indulging in a little souvenir shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Tawang to Bomdila (6 Hours drive)
Start early morning to Bomdila. Situated at an altitude of 1497 meters, Bomdila is a picturesque town in the foothills of Himalayas and the capital of the West Kameng District. If lucky, one can see the brilliant landscape and snow-clad Gorichen ranges of the Himalaya on a clear day.
Evening check in hotel in Bomdila. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 13: Bomdila to Guwahati (8 Hours drive)
Start morning and back to Guwahati. It requires the whole day journey. By evening reach Guwahati and check in hotel. Overnight in Guwahati.
Day 14: Drop at Guwahati Airport
This day as per flight schedule, move to Guwahati Airport to catch the flight for onward journey