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THE 'BAILEY TRAIL' GROUP TOUR


Schedule

10th - 22th March, 2013.

Description

During 1911-12, two British officers, F M Bailey and H T Morshed, were commisioned by the government to survey the Arunachal Pradesh and Tiber border regions. This trek which is also an ancient trade route between Burma, India and Tibet is today known as "The Bailey Trail', which passes through isolated forests of the Eastern Himalayas filled with pine, oak and rhodendrons. Breathtaking landscape views can be seen while on this trek, with majestic views of the Gorichen and Kangto Peaks, two of Northeast India's highest peaks. The trek will cross the Sela Pass at an astounding 4550 meters, high mountains, glacial rivers, lakes, tribal villages and the end will be a drive to Tawang where the second oldest Buddist monastery is majestically built and located.

Highlights

- Hike through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests in the Eastern Himalayas.

- Majestic views and panoramic landscapes.

- Trek through Sela Pass at 4550 meters.

- Visit tribal villages of the Monpa Tribe.

- Visit the Buddhist hill-station of Tawang, home to the world's second largest monastery.

- Visit a orchid sanctuary which contains many rare species.

Minimum Persons - 6

Maximum Persons - 10

Itinerary

Itinerary


Day 1

Start early morning in a drive of 370 kms from Guwhati to Dirang-Dzong at an altitude of 1550meters. Visit Tipi-research en-route to witness various endangered species of wild orchids along with hundreds others. Stay overnight at a clean and comfortable hotel.

Day 2

Start early and drive to a Monpa Tribe village of Namshu at 2090 meters. Visit ancient Bunddhust monastery and start trekking through forests in a 4 hour steep climb to Chander Village and camp overnight.

Day 3

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 Thingri.

Day 4

A day of hard trek with about 6 hours of steep climb through coniferous forests. The landscape will offer breathtaking views of the eastern Himalayas. Climb till just below Changla for overnight stay in tents.

Day 5

You’ll start climbing early, crossing Changla Pass (3650 meters) where you can see breathtaking views of the eastern Himalayas. Then a steep climb to Poshing la Pass (3950 meters). From the pass, you’ll descend through forests of Juniper and Rhododendrons and cross a glacial stream before continuing your climb of another 4 hours to the alpine pastures of Potak (4200 meters) to camp at a beautiful spot near a stream.

Day 6

Climb steadily for another 4 hours to reach Sela Pass (4550 meters), the highest point of this trek with majestic views of the 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 7

6 hour trek along the river valley through coniferous forests, crossing Yak huts along the way to reach a tributary of Tawang-chu river and camp overnight near Mago Village (3500 meters).

Day 8

4 hours trek along the Tawang-chu River and then a steep climb to Thimbu village (4200 meters). Overnight at campsite in Thimbu.

Day 9

Today will be a long 6 hours of trekking through forests, crossing the Tawang-chu River and its tributaries several times over log and suspension bridges to reach the highway. Drive to Tawang for overnight stay in a clean 3 star hotel.

Day 10

Spend the day sightseeing around the town of 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 11

After breakfast, drive to Bomdila (6 hours) for overnight stay in 3 star hotel. Rest of the day will be free to explore around town and visit the markets.

Day 12

Drive to Guwahati (10-12 hours) in Assam for overnight stay in a 3 star standard hotel.

Day 13

Drive to Guwahati Airport (1 hour) for a flight back home. Tour Ends.

Accommodations

Accommodations


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Tawang Hotel - Arunachal Pradesh

Price & Booking

Price & Booking Information


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Price

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Indians

Rs.38,000/-

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Foreigners

$800

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Inclusions -

All meals

All transport

Airport pick-up and drop-off

All accommodations as per itinerary

Tour guide

Porter charges

Sightseeing as per itinerary

Entry Permit (RAP/PAP) for Arunachal Pradesh

Exclusions -

Personal Expenses

Airfare

Camera Charges wherever applicable


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Route Map

Route Map


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