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Enchanting Tawang

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Motorcyle Tour Details

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This winter ride to Enchanting Tawang is a opportunity of a life time to ride on ice and snow. Our expert guides will teach you how to do it safely.  Come prepared and you will make memories and friends for a life time.  There is as much adventure and challenge as there is spirituality waiting to be experienced. Every rider has a paradigm shift after this ride.

The North East region of India has always been one of the most elusive in terms of motorcycle adventure rides. Comprising of ‘The Seven Sister States’ of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura, there is so much on offer here for adventure motorcyclists like us.

Covering an area of 255,511 square kilometres, this region has a halo effect on local as well as international motorcycle riders. Its remoteness, pristine wilderness and lack of mainstream motorcycling mentions is what draws riders to it.

Month of travel is crucial. October rides are to explore and experience the local Monpa Culture. Winter rides in January throws up a frozen road challenge for the hard core adventure rider.

Red Panda Adventures is one of the few established and well-known motorcycle tour operators in this region, catering to local as well as international riders. We have a local team who know this region well, allowing us to serve you and organize our rides with utmost care and planning.

Pricing is based on twin sharing basis (2 riders, 1 room). For single occupancy (1 rider, 1 room), please email us on trips@redpandaadventures.com

Bike Tour Departure & Return Location

Departure & Return Location

Guwahati
Motorcyle Tour Pricing

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup & Drop
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Motorcycle Rental Fee
  • Tour Guide & Sweep
  • Fuel
  • All local transportation (Except the trip to Bumla)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Airport Pickup & Drop
  • Local Permits (Extra fee for Foreign nationals)
  • Motorcycle Insurance* (Please refer FAQs section)
Motorcyle Tour Pricing

Price Excludes

  • International and Domestic Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Tips
  • Room Service Fees
  • Alcohol
  • Additional Meals
  • Personal Insurance
  • Damage compensation for property and life
Enchanting Tawang – North East India
Price Tag From Rs. 80,000
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Motorcyle Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Day

1
Arrive in Guwahati
Meet and greet with all riders at the airport and shuttle to the hotel. Introduction to the motorcycle and ride briefing. Short cultural presentation. Welcome kit distribution.
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Guwahati to Tenzin Gaon
Guwahati to Tenzing Gaon is a 230 kms / 8 hrs ride. We start the ride early, so that we get on to the highways before Guwahati wakes up. After riding for about 2 hours, we will stop at small village named Bordolguri (roughly means village of big drums) for breakfast in a typical local “Dhaba”. Then ride for about 2 hours thru traditional Bodo villages, to reach Balemu. This is where the plains abruptly give way to mountains and we enter Arunachal. We will be constantly ascending for the next 4 hours thru good winding roads. The scenery constantly changing. These temperate evergreen forests are hosts to many exotic birds. We recommend riding at a pace slow enough to soak in the smells & sights of these forests. If lucky get a chance to spot some exotic birds and animals too. Tenzing Gaon is small village that was set up in the early 1970s, to resettle Tibetans who were forced to abandon their homeland and become refugees India. They are very harmoniously integrated in to local society. This is also where the Gyuto Monastery and Tantric University was initially set up. Our stay will be in very rustic but very welcoming homestays.
3
Tenzin Gaon to Dirang
Tenzing Gaon to Dirang is 130kms/6 hours ride. We start early to be able to spend as much time en-route. Roads will largely be good and the scenery keeps getting better. Vegetation changes from tropical to Alpine. At Morshing village, we will take an off road track to climb up to a historically important Gompa. This Gompa’s location is identified as the birth place of “Drowa Sangmo”, The second queen of King Kala Wangpo (7th Century). She is credited with having brought dharma (Buddhism) amongst warring people. From here we head off to Phudung, Mandala top and descend down in to the Dirang Valley. Weather at Mandala top is always unpredictable. So we must target crossing Mandala Top by about noon. We get to stay in resort overlooking the mountains, in Dirang.
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Dirang to Tawang
Dirang to Tawang is 135Km/ 8 hours. Breath taking views while crossing Sela pass at 13700 ft from sea level. Snow covered peak all around, lakes and river flowing alongside. This is a national highway, but due to the difficult shifting terrain, we will encounter broken/graded tracks punctuated with proper sealed roads. Being alert and taking it slow is the only way to enjoy the journey thru these mountains, to Enchanted Tawang.
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Tawang - Local Excursions
This is a well-earned rest day. Soak in the unique culture, local flavours and attractions (Tawang war memorial, Tawang monastery, Nuranang waterfalls 100 meters in height), while the body gets used to the altitude and cold.
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Tawang - Bum La Pass - Tawang
Proper tarmac ends at 8kms from Tawang. From here on the rough boulder strewn track (which is more to show the way than to act as a road) will once again test the endurance of man and machine. Be prepared to fight sub zero temperatures. The reward of getting to Bum La (Pass) (16,500Ft) is beyond words and can only be experienced. This is the old trade road between India and China. Sangestar lake which was created by falling rocks and trees in an earthquake, will remind us of the transience in life.
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Tawang to Dirang Basti
Tawang to Bomdila is 130Km/8 hrs. Having ridden one way, you will now know how to pace yourself. Also now you will be able to see vistas you missed on your way to Tawang. Our stay will be in Boutique cottages on the banks of the river.
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Dirang Basti to Shergaon
Dirang Basti to Shergaon is 95 Km/4 hrs. The ride from Dirang Basti to Bomdila is on well laid out fast twisty roads. This is the only section you will wish the Himalayan motorcycles had little more power. From Rupa to Shergaon, there are two route options. The historic route up in the mountains and less adventurous route in the river valley. We choose the route depending on what our guest bikers want. Shergaon is an ancient agricultural valley. People are generally very prosperous. TheVivekananda Mission, runs a modern school in this valley.
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Shergaon to Guwahati
Shergaon to Guwahati is 237 kms/ 8Hrs. We take the same route via Tenzin gaon. The Ride will take us back to the plains and hustle & bustle of civilization.
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Depart from Guwahati
Home bound with stories to tell. As you look out of the flight window, feel draw of enchanting Tawang.

Tour Review

Jobo Kuruvilla

Friendly and experienced riders. If your’re looking for a premium motorcycle tour/experience and an adventure on two-wheels — hit up Red Panda Adventures. Their rides will help you “escape the ordinary”, and it is worth every penny!

Hetal Trivedi

I totally got more than I had expected on their Enchanting Tawang ride in Feb 2019. With the help of their knowledge of the area, they had selected some of the most exciting routes which resulted in an intoxicating mix of Fun, Pleasure, Thrills on each day of the ride! All that you want out of something that is labelled as an Adventure Ride. The choice of the RE Himalayan as the motorcycles could not have been better either, it just did everything that you expect! Do I recommend Red Panda rides to other riders? - Whole heartedly. Will I take another ride with Red Panda Adventures myself? - Sure. I certainly hope that Red Panda cooks up some more equally exciting rides in that fabulous part of the world, called the Seven Sister states of India (NorthEast India).

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Birthe Houdelet

I had a great time travelling the north-east Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya in December 2017 with Red Panda Adventures. The motorbike tour was well organized and the whole trip was a great experience. The landscape is fascinating and offers lots of variety. Visits to national parks, offroad biking, elephant riding, relaxing days, bond fire and BBQ, authentic cuisine, visits to villages and meeting the locals, waterfalls, breathtaking views into the canyons, hiking in the rain forest.. all of this is included in the trip! An adventurous trip to this still mainly undiscovered part of India.

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karan singh Sood

What a great experience it's been renting a motorcycle from Red Panda. Inspite of the fact that I'd only signed up for renting a motorcycle, these guys went all out helping me plan the entire ride. Not just that, they were only a call away throughout the 20 days of my trip, helping me sort the minor troubles I faced with the motorcycle while on the road. For anyone who's planning to travel the northeast region of India, I absolutely and wholeheartedly recommend renting a motorcycle/signing up for an organised motorcycle tour with these guys. Thank you so much Bala & team for helping me plan a ride I'm gonna cherish for the rest of my life. Cheers

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arvind kittur

Red Panda Adventures, Thank you very much for giving me an experience of a life time. The entire expedition as I would like to call it was well managed with a lot of passion, enthusiasm and most importantly servicing the smallest need of every participant. Bala ji is a very knowledgeable, kind hearted and a humble person and an excellent host and a great sport, am sure he misses the “Tawang special” we gave him. Big thank you to Hrushikesh for having my back and making sure I completed every obstacle on my way, and not to forget Lama ji a wonderful person with such positive energy. A big shout out to all the people who took care of us in a very special way at all the Home stays. Highly highly recommend Red Panda Adventures

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