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Monpa Trail Trek

An enjoyable trek through the pristine landscapes of West Arunachal with cultural immersions among the local Monpa tribe.
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • 8 Days
  • 11,154 FT
  • Easy

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    Nov-Apr

  • Base Camp

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    Bhalukpong, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Guwahati, India

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • Trek in the remote and flawless scenes of West Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Appreciate all-encompassing perspectives on Arunachal's most noteworthy mountains.

  • Drive to probably the most beautiful chilly lakes in Eastern Himalayas.

Overview

Arunachal Pradesh, a state which will cast you in its charm forever, is a place where you can step into a world of extraordinary beauty and experiences you will not have anywhere of Earth. Remote valleys covered in lush green forests that can be only reached on foot, snow-capped mountains glistening under the sun, gushing rivers carving deep gorges. Arunachalâ??s rugged beauty is sure to charm you like no other. For an amazing holiday, Arunachal Pradesh is your place.


Within this state of beauty, lies an amazing trek that can offer that you ever wanted. Adventure, thrill, beatitude, it's all here in this one trek - Monpa Trail Trek. The region west of the Kameng River, which includes Bomdila and Tawang, is inhabited by the Monpas, a benevolent Buddhist tribe, is one of the most spectacular regions of Arunachal Pradesh. From trekking through its dense forest, grooving into the ever-beautiful views of this place to sharing stories with the local people, enjoying the small tea-sessions with fellow adventurers, this trip is filled with undiscovered nature, culture and life.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Our trek begins when we reach the grandeur city of Guwahati. We leave the city and drive through lush, picturesque road towards Tezpur. Bhalukpong is situated on the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, it is 60 km far from Tezpur. We cruise through the beautifully verdant forests alongside the Kameng River, till we reach Bhalukpong, which also houses a check post of Arunachal Pradesh. We stay in one of the guest houses near the check post. For the rest of the day, we delve into the ethnicity of this beautiful town of Bhalukpong before we begin our enthralling trip the next day.

Time Taken : 6

Since the roads are on a very high altitude and on such altitudes, the weather can turn bad, thus, we will leave early in the morning to avoid any such obstacles which may hinder our trip. However, the adventurers have nothing to worry about. The silver lining is the dense flora on both sides of a lone road whose depth always increases, the delineated landscapes will always be a sight of delight to the onlookers. As we leave Bhalukpong, the roads will begin to climb up the mountains steadily. We will observe plenty of army camps as we make our way through the foggy jungles towards Dirang. On our way to Dirang, we come across a beautiful town of Bomdila, a comely hill town on mountain slopes. This town's beauty is added by the small streams, the beautiful architecture of the homes in this town along with the serene weather. After we take a detour at Munna Camp from Dirang, we leave for our ultimate destination, Lagaam by late in the noon. The road to Lagaam is unpaved and it will definitely seem like a ride for the travelers. The town of Lagaam is situated amongst very dense forests. Lagaam provides for a stunning camping sight under the beautifully lit sky before start our trek into the Eastern Himalayas.

Time Taken : 8
Altitude : 8,858

We hike through the densely green forest trail of this region, moving ahead for the next couple of hours. The setting of the surroundings is so serene and beautiful, the excitement remains constant during this trek. After a few hours of trekking higher altitude, our trail then comes across another beautiful place, Chander. This region is an optional starting point for this trek since it has a motor-able path. This path is used mostly by the army vehicles but it is used by occasional trekkers quite often and locals tread through this route too. The inclination eases out a little from this point. Our today’s destination is only an hour away from this point. While on this trail, we can still have Lagaam, Pangma, and Thembang in our vision as we move farther while our path loses its narrowness and broadens and is decorated by the very homely Tibetan prayer flags. These flags represent peace, compassion, wisdom, and strength. Seeing these flags while trekking along this path instigates enthusiasm. Thungri is a place that serves two motives: a trek's first camping site and as a place to keep livestock for the locals in summer. Since this is a part of the great Himalayas, cold and heavenly scenic beauty is very obvious. The cold increases during the night, thus, after our dinner we must stay inside the tents and get some rest for our next day's trek.

Time Taken : 6
Altitude : 10,498

We hike through the densely green forest trail of this region, moving ahead for the next couple of hours. The setting of the surroundings is so serene and beautiful, the excitement remains constant during this trek. After a few hours of trekking higher altitude, our trail then comes across another beautiful place, Chander. This region is an optional starting point for this trek since it has a motor-able path. This path is used mostly by the army vehicles but it is used by occasional trekkers quite often and locals tread through this route too. The inclination eases out a little from this point. Our today’s destination is only an hour away from this point. While on this trail, we can still have Lagaam, Pangma, and Thembang in our vision as we move farther while our path loses its narrowness and broadens and is decorated by the very homely Tibetan prayer flags. These flags represent peace, compassion, wisdom, and strength. Seeing these flags while trekking along this path instigates enthusiasm. Thungri is a place that serves two motives: a trek’s first camping site and as a place to keep livestock for the locals in summer. Since this is a part of the great Himalayas, cold and heavenly scenic beauty is very obvious. The cold increases during the night, thus, after our dinner we must stay inside the tents and get some rest for our next day’s trek.

Time Taken : 6
Altitude : 11,154

Trek from Chander to Sangti Valley is a downhill. Our trail will be different from our initials days of trekking. The trail may just be steep at some time, it follows through some lush green forests and then comes across some terraced hill fields and some small settlements. Enjoying our time with locals by talking with them, spending time with them, we trek our way down to the road near the river below. Our journey for the day ends when we drive back to Dirang and rest in our guesthouse to get ready for tomorrow's voyage.

Time Taken : 6
Altitude : 8,530

We again make an early start to reach Bomdila since it will take us around 6 to 7 hours to reach. Bomdila is a very appealing and prepossessing hill town, we had just seen a gist of it earlier in our trek. Because of the beauty of this place, spending a day here is necessary. We spend this day visiting monasteries and experiencing Buddhist culture. We eat their local food and converse with the native people of this town.

Time Taken : 7

On the last day of our trip to Eastern India, we travel back to the beautiful city of Guwahati which will take about 8 hours, thus, we will leave at 6 AM in the morning. We reach our destination before the sun sets, so we can watch this phenomenal view peacefully. After this long drive, we enjoy our time in the city before we say goodbye to our fellow adventurers.

We unequivocally suggest putting aside an additional day for this trek. Deferrals are regular amid street travel in Arunachal Pradesh. The additional day can likewise be used for a short climb from Thungri towards Changla, climate and different conditions allowing.

How To Reach


Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once.

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim.


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations:

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary.


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

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