High roads of the Monyul

8 to 12 days

This tour takes you across the tea fields of Assam to the high roads of western Arunachal Pradesh

Tour Highlights

  • The backroads of Western Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Tea Plantations, River Valleys, High mountain passes, Quaint little villages and more

  • The Tawang Monastery, Sungatser Lake, Sela pass, Gorsum Chorten and Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Off the grid farms and Family run guest houses

This Motorcycle / Overland tour takes you to Western Arunachal Pradesh which includes some of the highest motorable roads of the eastern Himalayas. This region is settled by the Tibetian Buddhism related tribes such as the Monpa, Sherdukpen and Brokpa. Historically this region has had close cultural and religious ties both to Bhutan and Tibet due to it being the tri-juncture between these three Kingdoms, infact it was under the protectorate of Tibet uptill 1945.

Enroute you will get as high 4500mts. The Tawang Monastery, Sungatser Lake, Tse la pass, Gorsum Chorten and Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the highlights of this circuit. Riding conditions vary with canging road conditions and the time of travel. Good flat highways of Assam make way for a mix of good road conditions below the treeline and untarred jeepable tracks beyond the treeline.

  • Level
    Moderate to Strenuous

  • Total Days
    8 to 12

  • Riding Distance
    Upto 1400 Km

  • Terrain
    65 % Mountanious

  • Altitude variation
    50 to 4600 mts

  • Best Time
    October to May

  • Airport in
    Guwahati (Assam)

  • Airport out
    Guwahati (Assam)

  • All accommodation

  • All Meals

  • Refreshment and water throughout

  • Pickup truck backup throughout

  • Guide on Bike

  • Choice of Royal Enfield bikes. 350cc, 500cc and Himalayan models.

  • FA Kit

  • Mechanic with Tools and spares

  • Activities as mentioned

  • Meals
    As much as possibly we try cover all the local cuisines

  • Accommodation
    Hotels, Cottages, farmsteads & Camping

  • Refreshments
    During activities we provide you with high energy snacks.

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  • Bikes

    Royal Enfield 350cc, 500cc and Himalayan Models.

  • 4 Wheelers

    We facilitate the vehicle rentals from third party vendors.

  • Terrain and Road Conditions

    A mix of Good tarred roads, gravel and icy conditions at times. Good climbs with long descents, sometimes fairly tricky. This route requires fair amount of expertise on bikes.

  • Backup

    Sturdy Pickup truck and sturdier driver will accompany you on the trip along with the mechanic and related spares,tools.

  • Permits

    Indian nationals require a Inner Line Permit (ILP) whereas foreign nationals require Restricted Area Permits (RAP), both of which have a certain fees applicable.

  • Weather Pattern

    Post monsoon months of September- October and pre monsoon months of March-April are very pleasant with blue skies and a fair days. Peak winters are from November to February with the mercury coming down below 0 C at times.

  • Safety

    We have a very experienced team which is also local. This reflects in the overall safety of our tours. Rest assured your guides know where extra attention is required and when. All our routes are well known to us, we know where the nearest medical facilities are, we know whom to contact if in case of an emergency, we know all the alternate routes in case of road blockages. We have CASEVAC protocols in place to streamline the process in case of emergencies. You can rest easy knowing that in the outdoors in general and this region in particular you are in safe hands with us.

* Our Itineraries are quite unique hence we prefer not to put it up on the site. Please write in to us for the detailed itinerary and cost.

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