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4N/5D Tawang Backpacking Trip

From₹ 12,600
From₹ 12,600
Plan A | 6 Adults
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  • Plan B | 4 Adults4N/5D Tawang Trip
  • Plan C | Couple4N/5D Tawang Trip
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2nd-6th Oct ‘24
Availability : Private trip Minimum 2+ Adults
Min Age : PG
Max People : 2-15

Arunachal Pradesh bucket list but you can’t get a lot of leave? Then this 4N/5D Tawang Backpacking Trip is the answer to your prayers.


Tawang Backpacking Trip

The trip is for those who don’t mind travelling long distance in a short period of time. The bus journey from Guwahati is 16-18 Hours all the way to Tawang. 2 Nights are in the bus; the first and the last. 2 nights are in the town of Tawang. On this trip

Tawang things to doNorth east infographic

Recommended Airport

Guwahati International Airport, Assam 

Meeting Point

KFC Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati

Price Includes

  • All the travel around Guwahati to Tawang & back to Guwahati
  • Accommodation (3 to 4 in a room depending on room size)
  • Sightseeing
  • Bumla/Sangetsar Permit + Vehicle

Price Excludes

Must Have

  • Valid ID proof with address. (No college ID or PAN card)
  • Backpack. (Mandatory)
  • Cash in Small denominations (₹20/₹50/100)
  • Essentials to Pack
What to Expect

Arguably the most underrated road trip in India. It’s just a place so Far East that not many have even considered giving it a thought. If you have been to Ladakh or Spiti Valley then expect Tawang to take the barren rugged feel a notch higher.

With the Indi-China border at Bumla & SeLa pass to cross this trip has a bit of everything. Imagine sunrise at 4am & sunset at 4pm. The last order for dinner is usually at 8pm in any restaurant in Tawang. It’s a place like none other in India.

The home stays in Tawang will leave you with memories of a life time. The road trip around Tawang where you’ll drive past countless number of frozen lakes. If your looking for a raw rugged experience far away from civilisation then Tawang is the place.

  • Best Time: Nov - March
  • Internet: 4G till Tawang Town.
  • Temperature: -5 to 10°C
  • Must Do: Talk to the Lamas in Tawang.
  • Sunrise at 4:00 HRS & Sunset at 16:00 HRs
  • Plenty of Snow

Day 1Guwahati -> Tawang

– Arrive at ISBT Guwahati by latest 10:00 HRS
– Board a Non AC semi sleeper bus from ISBT Guwahati to tawang by 11:00 HRS. (510km = 12-13 hours)

Day 2Tawang Sightseeing

– Reach Tawang by 6:00 HRS and check into our guest house in the main market area.
– Post Lunch leave by car for sightseeing
– Spend the rest of the evening, strolling through the market area.

Day 3Bumla -> Shungetsar Lake -> P.Tso Lake

– Post breakfast, leave for the high altitude lakes around Tawang.
– First visit the Indo-China border at Bumla.
– Then drive to the famous Shungetsar Lake also known as Madhuri Lake by the locals.
– On the return back, visit the majestic P.Tso lake.
– Return back to Tawang by 17:00 HRS.
– Spend the rest of the evening shopping in the flea market.

Day 4Tawang-> Guwahati | Over Night Bus

– Post breakfast, Check out and walk to the bus stand (300 m)
– Board the bus to Guwahati by 11:00 HRS.

Day 5ISBT, Guwahati

– Arrive ISBT Guwahati by 06:00 HRS.
– Book any return flight or train post 10:00 HRS

Plan A

6 Adults
63,000/ -
  • Budget Hotel
  • 2 Triple Sharing rooms
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Non AC Car
  • 5% GST

Plan B

4 Adults
50,400/ -
  • Budget Hotel
  • 2 Double sharing rooms
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Non AC Car
  • 5% GST

Plan C

Couple=2 ppl
29,400/ -
  • Budget Hotel
  • 1 Double sharing Room
  • Sightseeing as per blueprint
  • Transport: Non AC Car
  • 5% GST

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General questions

Q. Where is Tawang located?
It’s located in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, very close to the Indo-Chinese border.

Q. Is it safe?
Yes, Tawang is safe to travel to. Sometimes, the weather does get bad with offseason snowfall, rains, etc and also sometimes it gets hit by blizzards. Otherwise, it’s pretty safe.

Q. What about India-China ongoing border issues?
The issues with China are an ongoing thing which is at the border where travellers are not allowed to go to. It’s the media who creates a mountain out of a molehill.

Q. Are ATM’s available there?
Yes, there are a few ATMs in Tawang.

Q. How much money to carry and in what denomination?
Amount of money totally depends on your choice. Please carry small and medium denominations like ₹50, ₹100, ₹200. Avoid carrying larger denomination notes.

Q. Is the climate cold?
As Tawang is a Himalayan town, temperatures are cold there. Sometimes they drop below freezing point.

Permit related questions

Q. Do we need a permit to travel to Tawang?
Yes. You will need an ILP (inner line permit) to enter Tawang.

Q What is the link to apply for an ILP?

Q. Where and how can I apply for a permit?
You can either apply online for E-ILP on the Arunachal Pradesh tourism website OR you can directly get a permit at Guwahati airport from the Arunachal Pradesh tourism office.

Q.How much does a permit cost?
For E-ILP, it will cost you between ₹150-₹200.
If you are taking a permit directly from Guwahati airport it will cost you around ₹500. But we would advise you to cross-check on that.

Q. How many days does it take for the online permit?
It takes around 5-8 working days.

Network related questions

Q. Is there proper network coverage?
Yes, there is cell phone coverage in Tawang. BSNL, Airtel and Vodafone postpaid connections work. BSNL and Airtel are the best.

Q.Will prepaid work or postpaid?
Only postpaid network works in Tawang.

Meeting point related questions

Q. What is the starting point of the trip?
It’s in Guwahati – ISBT Guwahati

Q. How to reach ISBT Guwahati?
There are government buses running every 45 minutes from Guwahati airport to ISBT Guwahati. You can hop into one of those.

Accommodation related questions

Q. What kind of accommodation will be provided?
We will be using homestays and guesthouses all along the trip.

Q. Will the accommodation be clean?
Since no one in the world likes to keep their home untidy, it’s safe to say that every place we stay at will be clean and will give you a homely feel.

Q. Will we get a bed, blankets and pillows?
Yes, at every place we stay at, you’ll get a blanket, a pillow and if not a bed then surely a mattress to sleep on.

Q. Will the rooms be based on gender or mixed?
It will be girls in a separate room and boys in a separate room, for all those backpacking solo.

Q. Will there be electricity in the accommodation?
Being a remotely accessible Himalayan town, Tawang doesn’t have electricity for all 24 hours of the day. You can get between 12-18 hours of electricity.

Q. Will we get hot water for a bath?
Every guest house and homestay we stay at will have geysers so you’ll surely get to have a bath at least once a day.

Food-related questions

Q. Why is food not included?
Since this is a backpacking trip we want to leave the eating for you’ll to explore on your own. You’ll never go hungry in the North East.

Q. What kind of food should we expect to get?
You will have plenty of options ranging from Tibetan, Chinese to local cuisines. Tawang has some good restaurants.

Travel related questions

Q. What will be our mode of transportation?
As per the blueprint, it will be a mix of local buses and Private taxi.

Natural Calamity FAQ

What if there is a natural calamity or delay due to an external factor?
-Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances(strikes), or any delay arising due to an external factor etc. (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).

What is cancellation policy?

TLOW, based on the Cancellation Date, shall withhold the following amounts stated in the table below, from the Booking Amount or Trip Price as cancellation charges and refund the remainder to you. The refund shall be paid to you, within (21) calendar days from the Cancellation Date.

Cancellation Date is: Cancellation charges
– Before forty (40) calendar days prior to the date of commencement of Trip, 15% of the Trip Price
– On or after forty (40) calendar days but prior to thirty (30) calendar days day of commencement of Trip,
30% of the Trip Price
– On or after thirty (30) calendar days but prior twenty five (25) calendar days from day of commencement of Trip
50% of the Trip Price
– On or after twenty five (25) calendar days but prior to twenty (20) calendar days from day of commencement of Trip
75% of the Trip Price
– On or after twenty (20) calendar days but prior fifteen (15) calendar days from day of commencement of Trip
100% of the Trip Price

You may claim refund only in case of a confirmed booking where you have paid the entire Booking Amount. Where there is part payment of Booking Amount made the same shall be forfeited and there shall be no refund. The mode of payment of refund amount to you (whether through cash, e-wallets, bank transfers, or cheques), shall be determined at the sole discretion of TLOW.
Notwithstanding anything stated in the Terms & Conditions, there are no refunds of any kind, provided for ‘Camping Trips’.

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