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The Kall of Kameng

From luxuriant forests to alpine pastures and snow crowned peaks, this is a journey rooted in belief, a voyage in the footsteps of legions of scholars, religious men, traders and explorers. This is the path to Lhasa, trodden for hundreds of years by the faithful. It is also one of the great trade routes into Tibet attracting explorers and merchants alike.

Constructed in the period 1643-47, the Tawang monastery is the spiritual fountainhead of Gelugpa Buddhism in the region, a beacon for the intensely devout Monpa and Sherdukpen people. Located on the spur of a hill, 10,000 feet above sea level, it commands the Tawang Chu valley. Established by Mera Lama, a renounced Buddhist monk, at the command d of the Fifth Dalai Lama, it is one the largest in the Himalayan region, accommodating in residence five hundred lamas.

The sixth Dalia Lama, Tsangyang Gyastso (1683-1706) was born in the Tawang region. In 1689, the young Dalai Lama, accompanied by a retinue of the faithful, set out from Tawang to Lhasa, via Bum La. Two and a half centuries later, in March 1959, the present Dalai Lama did the same route in reverse, fleeing across eh Himalayas to seek sanctuary. The present Dalai Lama was received at Bum La, and escorted to Tawang, where he stayed a few days, before going on the Bomdi La, where he spent a few months.

Bomdi La,Se La, Jaswant Garh, Tawang, Namka Chu, Bum La – the site of some of the fiercest battles of 1962, where ill equipped soldiers of the Indian Army fought bravely. The route covers many of these places, dotted with memorial to the fallen soldiers.


Sky Road of Sela   Tawang Monastery
Sela Lake   Road from Dirang
Prayer Wheels in Tawang Monastery   Yak in Sela Pass
Holy Stone   Road to Tawang


Day 1 - Arrive at Guahati Airport, the gateway of the East of India ! Drive to Nameri eco camp.This camp in located on the banks of Kameng river on the Assam side in the middle of a countryside,surrounded by tropical jungle. Wake up in the morning with birdsong and hornbill flying over.
Day 2 - Drive to Dirang , one of the most beautiful valleys of the region. This place is a fruit lovers paradise. Visit orchards with fruits like apple, peach,kiwi, orange, parcemom,pomegranat, walnut etc. Take a dip in the healing hot sulphur spring in the evening.
Day 3 - To Tawang, en route cross Sela pass at 14,000 ft. This is the site of the Indo-China war of 1962.Visit the Jswant Singh memorial, the valiant soldier who single handedly fought and held off the Chinese army for over 48 hrs. Stay at Hotel.
Day 4 - Early morning visit to the 400 years old Tawang monastry.Attend the prayer session with the months, visit the monastry meuseum. Then visit to the Thukje Chueling Ani Gompa(Nunnery), share few moments with the peaceful way of life of the nuns away from the madding crowd and worldly afflictions. After lunch visit Urgeling the birth place of the renegade Dalai lama the VIth, who was a prolific poet and musician, whos songs are still sung by the locals of the region.
Day 5 - To Gorsam Chorten in Zimithang, on a scenic drive along the Bhutanese frontier .Also following escape route of the present Dalai Lama from Lhasa in 1959. Picnic lunch at Gorsam. Evening back to Tawang.
Day 6 - Drive to Bomdila, the district headquater of west Kameng district.Take a walk in the local market and visit monastries in the town.
Day 7 - Drive along the kameng river to Seppa , the home of the Nishis, trek to an authentic Nishi village.Overnite at the village.
Day 8 - Visit Nishi villages and spent time with villagers and enjoy the Nishi way of life.
Day 9 - Visit the Kaziranga National Park – the abode, and the last habitat of the Great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros. Stay at the Wild Grass Resort.
Day 10 - Early morning elephant safari inside the park where you see the one horned rhino, water buffalo,deer and even Tiger on a lucky day. Jeep safari and the afternoon and end the day with cultural programme and cocktail.
Day 11 - Drive to Guahati airport and fly out to Delhi/Kolkotta.


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