14 Days Nature & Culture Trek Tour : The Trail of the Monpa Yak herdsmen
Includes Wildlife Safari at Kaziranga National Park
- Max Altitude: 4900 m
- Trek Grade: Easy to streneous
- Period Apr and Oct
- Includes cultural tour of Tawang and visiting Kaziranga wild life safari by Elephant & Jeep
- Minimum of 04 persons permitted
Following the ancient trail of the Monpa Yak herdsman, this trek ascends the high ridge on the Western flank of the Dirang Valley to traverse along the high boundary between Kameng in India and Eastern Bhutan, to reach the Sela Ridge at the ancient Bomkajung Gompa and its 108 glacial lakes.at an elevation of 4600 m. Thereafter the trail descends to the main highway to Tawang North of the Sela Pass.
The drive along the lush Assam Valley, and crossing over the Himalayan barriers to the idyllic Tawang Valley is a breathtaking experience, enabling you to see the entire range of flora from sub tropical to Alpine. In the Dirang and Tawang Valley you will be visiting the Tawang Monastery, Monpa villages, and other cultural sites, to peep into the Monpa culture. Finally you will spend a day at the famed Kaziranga National Park experiencing a Elephant safari and wild watch safaris by jeep.
To enable a cross section of trekkers to enjoy the trek, we offer this trek tour in three versions - strenuous, moderate and a pony trek. Depending upon the version you choose, your trek can start at and elevation of 1700 m or 3000 m.
Version 01: Strenuous trek: Starting in the Dirang Valley at 1700 m the trek climbs to 4100 m to reach Naga GG in 02 days. This is the strenuous part. From Naga GG all three versions follow the same route
Version 02: Moderate trek: To avoid the strenuous climb of the first two days as in Version 01, trekkers reach the start point located at Mandala junction, at elevation of 3500 m, and thereafter take two days following an easy ridge line route to Naga GG over 02 days of trekking. Thereafter the route is the same as version 01.
Version 03: Pony trek: This is the same as version 2- but riding ponies are provided to make it easier.