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Magic Of Menchuka

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MENCHUKA” roughly translates to Medicinal Water of Snow. This beautiful valley is located on the Indo-Tibetan border at an altitude of 6000ft. Till recently it did not have road connection with the rest of India. During the Indo-Sino war of 1962, Menchuka was occupied by the PLA for about a month. It was only after this occupation and subsequent retreat of the Chinese Army, that the people of Menchuka, cut 6km of motorable road on a vertical cliff face.

Arunachal Pradesh in the North East region of India has always been one of the most elusive in terms of motorcycle adventures. The pristine wilderness, lack of mainstream motorcycle mentions adds to the enigmatic adventure experience.

Eastern Arunachal tops the ranking in terms of remoteness and untouched natural beauty. It is one of the last bastions of the Tribal Way Of Life. These tribal people have lived in harmony with the jungle and are proud of their subsistence life style.

The “Magic of Menchuka” is a tribute to the twist of destiny that makes this elusive valley accessible from India. People here are largely Buddhists. The 400 year old “Samten Yongcha Monastery” is a contemporary of the Tawang Monastery and together they are the oldest in Eastern India.

Our ride to Menchuka is to experience, spectacularly beautiful vistas of blue mountains and thick jungles along the tricky narrow mountain road. It is like a rite of passage to reach the hidden valley of Menchuka. The magic of the valley can only be experienced and not described in words.

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

Dibrugarh
Motorcyle Tour Pricing

Price Includes

  • Airport Pickup & Drop
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Motorcycle Rental Fee
  • Tour Guide & Sweep
  • Fuel
  • All local transportation
  • 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
Magic Of Menchuka - North East India
Price Tag From Rs. 60,000
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Motorcyle Tour Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Day

1
Arrive at Dibrugarh
Meet and greet all riders at the airport and shuttle to the hotel. Introduction to the motorcycle and ride briefing followed by a traditional Assamese dinner.
2
Dibrugarh to Aalo
Dibrugarh to Aalo is a 255 kms / 8 hrs ride. We start the ride early so that we can catch the sun raise over the mighty Brahmaputra from on top of the Bogibeel Bridge. After riding for about 2 hours, we will stop for breakfast at a small Mishing tribe dhaba. Soon after the heavy breakfast, we will start climbing up the mountains towards Aalo. The road will largely be good for a brisk ride till we get to Komsing. The 30km from Komsing to Aalo, will put your endurance and patience to test. Consider this as a rite of passage for the paradise that awaits beyond Aalo. Our stay at Aalo will be at a basic but clean resort on the banks of the Siyom River.
3
Aalo to Menchuka
Aalo to Menchuka is a 190km/10 hrs ride. The initial 70km of the road leading out of Aalo is fantastic. After that it’s a proper Adv ride thru narrow mountain roads along the Siyom river gorge all the way up to Menchuka. Breakfast and lunch will be at dhabas on the way. We expect to reach Menchuka by late afternoon. Our stay at Menchuka will be at a traditional, warm home stay.
4
Menchuka day trip
Menchuka day trip: We will spend the day visiting some two historical Buddhist gompas, natural wonders and rope bridges across the river. It’s a day to soak in the local culture, food and listen to the local enchanting folk lore.
5
Menchuka to Monigong
Menchuka to Monigong is a 115km/6 hrs ride. Fresh and strong after the break day, we will be taking on the challenge of getting to Monigong. It is a small obscure village where visitors rarely go. From Tato to Monigong the road passes below waterfalls and is sits precariously on the edge of a cliff. The first road head reached Monigong 2008. This road was made motorable only in 2013 i.e. just 7 years back. Monigong does not have any commercial hotels, restaurants or even home stays. So our stay will be in the home of a dear friend. Staying overnight in remote Indo-Tibet border village at a Boker (tribe) home is an experience that cannot be explained. The next morning, we will ride up to the end of this road at a small settlement called Tadodigi, before riding back to Aalo.
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Monigong to Aalo
Monigong to Aalo is a 210km/8 hrs ride. Narrow twisted mountain roads, will test your ability to focus on the road as well as enjoy the spectacular scenery. It will also be slow and tiring. After spending two days in wilderness and remote little villages, funnily, Aalo will explode like a big city. Our stay will be at the same river side resort
7
Aalo to Dibrugarh
Aalo to Dibrugarh is a 255km/8 hrs ride. Every kilometre away from Aalo will take you closer to the plains and civilization. After the exotic experience of riding in the mountains, this day’s ride will feel slow and lazy. Might even induce sleep. So it’s important to stay alert till the end of the ride. This ride in the plains will give you time to reflect and dream of the Magic of Menchuka. Alternatively, we could decide to take the more adventurous route via Basar. Our stay in Dibrugarh will be in the same hotel.
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Depart from Dibrugarh
We will bid our good byes and drop you off at the airport. As you fly away, you will drift in the memories of the sensory extravaganza of the last week.

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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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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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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