Tawang Backpacking Trip
How about mobile network on my Tawang trip?
We observed signal blackouts in earlier trips only in case of inclement weather conditions (like cyclone, heavy rain).
What are the kind of clothes I should pack as per season?
Tawang is very cold throughout the year. Carry sweaters, monkey caps, sweat shirts and thick socks to protect from chill winds at high altitude. It feels more colder when it rains or snows.
High Himalayan passes like SeLa pass and BumLa pass are extremely cold.
It is advised to check weather forecast and carry a rain proof Jacket or a Poncho.
Please refer “Things to Pack” section on our website for more details.
How many times I can get wet in water?
With the chilling temperature of Himalayan water, it’s not practical to get in water. However, you can put your feet under water at Sangti Valley river and Jung Waterfalls.
Can I get a trolley?
No. Backpacks are recommended.
Trolleys occupy lots of space. Backpacks can be easily arranged at the backside of the vehicle by our Driver.
Will I need to carry my backpack every day?
How long are our journeys on average? Is it very tiresome?
Distance wise, we will be covering 1000+ kilometers in 7 days. But since most of the journey is through the curvy roads of Himalayan mountains, the journeys can be tiring. Having said that, the BRO (Border Roads Organization) has done a fantastic job to build and maintain roads in the best possible way.
Our vehicles are usually comfortable SUVs or Tempos based on number of people. We never put more than 5 people per SUV and 10 people for Tempo.
We will also take ample breaks in between our journey for different reasons like taking photos, Lunches, etc.
Do I need to carry my own Blanket, Pillow or Sleeping Bag?
No. We will provide everything needed at our homestays.
What kind of food is available? I am a pure vegetarian, will I get veggies?
Breakfasts served at our homestays are usually Poori, Plain Paratha with veg curry, or Aloo Paratha and sometimes even Maggy.
Dinners served are both veg and non-veg as per your preference. Our homestays in Bomdila, Dirang usually serve Veg/Nonveg Thali with ample quantity.
But at Tawang homestay (3 nights), we even serve local delicacies for Dinner like Momos, Thukpa, Tea-momos, Veg/Nonveg Noodles, thick soup, Yak-Tea and other varieties authentic to Tawang culture. Our homestay hosts ask your preference before preparing.
Lunches are always on the way at remote areas. There might be limited options, so we need to be flexible and adjust. Our drivers know where to stop on each day as per the speed of the group.
What are the group etiquettes I need to follow?
Help each other and be kind to one another. On a budget backpacking group trip like this, it’s important to put personal priorities aside and go along with the group.
Do not argue with co-travelers or Driver or Locals in Arunachal. If you need anything then please politely request but not demand. Give respect and take respect.
Finally do read “Terms & Conditions” of your Tawang trip. If anyone violates the Terms in a way that causes inconvenience to Co-travelers or hinders smooth running of the trip, the company won’t tolerate and an immediate action will be taken.