TREKKING IN WESTERN ARUNACHAL PRADESH
The Bailey Trail
10 to 12 days
This high altitude trek takes you walking along the Bhutanese border between prestine high altitude lakes
This particular trek is set in Western Arunachal Pradesh, in the states Buddhist belt close to the tri-junction between India, Tibet and Bhutan. This region is home to the Monpa, Sherdukpen and the Brokpa people. Starting from the township of Dirang, the trek takes you along the Bhutanese border via a region known for its high altitude lakes and rhodendrons while ending in the Sela Pass or Jang depending on the duration one chooses.
This region is known as the eastern gateway to Tibet, an age old trading route between India, Bhutan and Tibet. In the duration of tour you will visit and experience some of the important places and aspects of this region such as spotting the River Dolphins of the Brahmaputra, visit the Tawang Monastry, Bum la pass and the orchidarium at Tipi among others. During the trek you will pass through remote settlements of the Brokpa (the yak and sheep herders) and the Monpa tribes , getting to interact and first hand window into their way of life. The trek starts from the sub-alpine forests at about 1500 mts and takes you up beyond the treeline reaching about 4200 mts. The trek takes of through forests of Rhodendrons in a typical Himalayan setting offering views of the high peaks of the Bhutan and Arunachal Himalayas.