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500 Scheduled Holidays, 1000 Tailor Made Holidays & Special Interest Holidays @ Unbeatable Prices & Service Inclusions
The Bailey Trail - Gorichen Trek
Overview

Max Elevation: 4550 m
Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Best Period: April and Oct
Minimum of 04 persons permitted Included visit to Tawang monastery & Monpa tribal villages

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Drive Guwahati to Tezpur Pick up from Guwahati airport. Drive to Tezpur, 181 Kms in 04.30 hrs, overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Drive Tezpur to Dirang, 1500 m via Bomdila Drive in 213 Kms in 06 hours to Dirang at 1500 m. Enroute visit Tippi Orchid research centre.

Day 03: Drive Dirang - Chander, 2530 m and Trek to Tungri, 3100 m Early morning drive to Chander in two hrs. Weather permitting get your first view of the panorama of snows. Start Trekking. Steadily uphill along a good track, through forests for 04 -05 hours to the Camp 1 at a yak pasture. Overnight in camp.

Day 04: Trek Tungri, 3100 m to Chang la, 3650 m A hard trek of 06 hours through coniferous forests with two steep climbs along a ridge to Camp 2, near Chang la pass , 3650 m. Superb views of the Sela range, surrounding valleys and the Himalayan watershed.

Day 05: Changla, 3650 m to Potak, 4200 m Steady climb of 03 hours through scattered coniferous forests, juniper and Rhododendrons to cross over Posing la pass at 3950 meters. Trek continues for another 04 hrs. First we go down hill to cross a glacial stream, and then climb up to an alpine pasture to Camp 3 at Potak, 4200 meters at confluence of two streams.

Day 06: Trek Potak, 4100 m – Tse la, 4550 m – Lortum, 4100m Trek steadily uphill beyond the tree line for 03 hrs to cross the high - Tse la, 4550 m. There is a small Alpine lake below the summit and breath taking panoramic views of the Sela ridge, river valleys, Gorichen (6500 m) and Kangdo,(7090 m) peaks on the Himalayan watershed. During October, whilst descending for 02 hrs to a river valley the trees and foliage presents spectacular fall colours.. Camp 5 at Lortum, 4100 m.

Day 07: Trek Lortum to Luguthang, 4500 m A long hard day of trekking for 08 hours, Begin with a nice leisurely walk downhill with great views . Enjoy the stunning fall colours. Thereafter climb steadily on a near virgin trail for three to four hours to the Khokar la pass connecting the Lortam and Luguthang valleys It is a challenging trek as you encounter many false crests. Once at the top there are wonderful view of alpine lakes and in the far distance can be seen the river valley where Luguthang is located. The descent into the valley and walk down to the campsite is one of the most stunning of the trip. Luguthang – a cluster of half a dozen graziers houses with a gompa, is located high up at 4500 m. From the surrounding ridges you can get good views of the Tawang Chhu Valley. Overnight at camp .

Day 08: Trek Luguthang to Tsonai, 4500 m Another long hard days trek.. Crossing two major high passes, there are ascents and desents. You will be trekking at an average altitude of 4500 m, and affects of altitude combined with the long day make it perhaps the most challenging day. Camp 6 is set in a lovely pasture at Tsonai, 4500 m.

Day 09: Trek Tsonai to Se la, 4267 m. Drive Se la to Tawang, 3048 m Morning reveals stunning view of the great peaks The last days trek is just for 02-03 hrs. There is the last pass to climb – The Kya la before descending to the Sela Pass, 4267 m.. Transfer to our jeeps to descend to the Tawang Chhu Valley at Jang. Steep descent of 31 Kms( 01 hr) through the rugged and narrow Nuranang Valley. Therafter we drive for 44 kms( 1.45 hrs) through picture post card country side, climbing up through a series of hair pins to Tawang, 3048 m. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 10: Tawang sightseeing At Tawang - Explore the 350 years old Tawang Monastery, and have an audience with Rimpoche. The famous Galden Namgyal Lhatse, popularly known as Tawang Monastery was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyamtso in the year 1860-81. It is the fountain-head of the spiritual life of the Gelupa Sect of the Mahayana School of Buddhism. The inner walls of the Dukhang - the assembly hall are painted with murals of various divinities and saints. The silver casket wrapped in silk containing the Thankas of Goddess Palden Lhamo - the principal deity of the monastery, were painted with blood drawn from the nose of the fifth Dalai Lama. A colossal, richly gilded statue of Lord Buddha sitting 26 feet high, occupies the middle of the northern side. In the afternoon participate in a cultural program of songs and dance. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 11: Tawang Sightseeing Visit Buddhist nunnery, crafts center, and Urgelling Monastery dating back to 1489 followed by the Seru Monpa village. The Urgelling Monastery is the birth place of the Sixth Dalai Lama. In 1714 the Dalai Lama’s original monastery at Urgelling was destroyed, during Mongolian invasion from Bhutan. All valued possession of Urgelling monastery were taken to Tawang Monastery. It was during this time that the Ka-gyur (holy scriptures) written out in gold and silver arrived at the Tawang monastery, where they are preserved to this day. Today a modest Gompa stands at this site. After early lunch drive back over the Sela pass to Dirang in 04 - 05 hours.Overnight at your hotel.

Oct 12 / Day 12: Dirang sightseeing Visit Sangti Valley, Yak Research centre, Dirang Dzong and Monpa heritage village. Overnight at hotel at Dirang.

Oct 13 / Day 13: Dirang to Tezpur Drive back to Tezpur, 215 kms in 06.30 hours. Overnight in hotel. Oct 14 / Day 14: Drive to Guwahati airport, 183 kms in 04.30 hrs, for your departure flight to Delhi/ Kolkota.
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