... to the heaven and back

sanuroxz

Super User
Day 8 : Tezu to Walong


Distance : 206 KM

Mode : Shared Sumo

Time Taken : 11 hours


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Got up early morning at 4 AM due to some problem in stomach..Felt like going to toilet.. came out from room it was pitch dark.. What I should do everyone must be sleeping and how I would get the key of toilet from Sharma ji.. even I did not know where the hell he would be sleeping.. but when I saw from balcony the toilets were unlocked .. rushed and finished my job.. still my stomach was not completely stable.. I started cursing the Nepali hotel lady for the food…

Came back to room did not feel like sleeping again.. just lying in bed and started watching TV..for some time then got ready by 5.30 AM..Noticed that the ITBP guys were also getting ready…I decided that to have breakfast til the time they would get ready.. came out to market but nowhere breakfast was ready so just picked a biscuit packet and started munching..

By 6 AM we started walking to the sumo stand with all our heavy backpacks.. they were carrying loads of luggage ..The sumo counter was so crowded with sumos and passengers going Tinsukia,Hayuliang,Roing,Namsai,Pasighat,Itangar all so many places..I looked for my sumo counter guy.. and got him.. He happily told me that vehicle was ready and it would shortly arrive .. I happily hugged him .. yes was proud that my brain and little struggle brought success .. He invite me for a cup of tea.. which might be my award for all those hard work.. and while having tea he appreciated me by saying ‘ziddi bahut dekha hun tum jaisa ziddi pehli baar dekha’ :D

The wait for our vehicle was getting long.. It was 7 Am but there was no sign of our sumo.. The sumo counter guy kept on calling the driver and every time he was getting same response that he was on the way..

The wait was getting longer but somehow he arrived at 7.40 AM..immediately started loading the goods… and that was huge ..yes I meant huge…The sumo counter guy called me to side and gave another pleasant news… and that was also huge.. The entire front seats yes seta number 1 & 2 I would occupy :eek: I was feeling like I would go mad in happiness :D Finally we started at 8 AM .. I was cursing the driver that the route is quite long and why the hell they used to leave late …


We started
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We were approaching mountains
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Road to Walong ...never easy
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Orange trees
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solo house
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We kept on moving on the Tezu plain for sometime and once we left Tezu we entered the hilly region..as usual whenever I used to start climbing any hills my excitement used to get ‘n’ number of times… and exactly that was happening..

In the morning I called Ananya and told her that during my last trip I got a spark in Tuting and fell in love with the place immediately and this time nothing such happened till then… and she replied that there would be a long way to go so who knows which place would win my heart J I bid ananya bye as I knew there would not be any mobile network for next couple of days.. and I promised to call her whenever I will get a phone…

I was enjoying the views again and again.. and I was feeling so comfortable seating in the front seat all alone :D Poor those ITBP guys the sumo counter guy threw them to the last row :p Honestly this happiness one can understand who has travelled in those jam packed sumo…

After sometime the mighty Lohit valley was visible.. it was huge and awesome.. again I remembered that the sunset on the Lohit valley used to mesmerizing and promised myself to try my best to witness while returning.. :)

beautiful Lohit plain
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There were very few civilian vehicles running on that route mostly military vehicles.. and at one place we had to stop on a corner as 20 military trucks passed… I was getting great feeling as I was travelling on the historic road to Walong.. I had read a lot of stories and the sacrifices of our brave hearts for the War of Walong in 1962… I was still remembering one poem by a soldier ..

“The sentinel hills that round us stand
Bear witness that we loved our land.
Amidst shattered rocks and flaming pine
We fought and died on Namti Plain.
O Lohit gently by us glide
Pale stars above us softly shine
As we sleep here in sun and rain”.


So many stories ..so many politics whom to blame..really don’t want to discuss all those here…If someone is interested I can provide loads of stuffs to read…

On the way I spotted the gang who were doing birding on the way to Roing ..were doing the same birding there…We were taking so many unintentional stops due to army trucks.. driver was really irritated… and I got a point to tease him that we should have left early :D


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as i said road to walong is not easy
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Due to all those stoppages we were forced to take a break for lunch as early as 10.30 AM… I ordered Rice dal some veggies chutney and one omelette… the chutney was heavenly.. Driver was forcing everyone to finish lunch as early as possible else some more trucks which were coming in our back would overtake us it will be very tough to overtake them on that narrow road…and Just after lunch I was pressure in my stomach.. and when I asked for the rest room one guy guided me ..I was shocked to see the toilet was almost 400 meters downhill.. I did not have any options.. but finished my job.. and when I came back I saw those friendly ITBP guys commenting me ‘What happened Tapas.. Sharma ji ka Prasad kaisa kaam kar raha hai’.. Ohh my lord till then I was cursing the Nepali hotel lady.. but the actual culprit was Sharma ji.. and they told there similar experience by eating at sharma ji’s restaurant.. The I understood why Sharma ji’s Thali was famous in Tezu :D

By then I was feeling much better… Driver assured me no worries wherever I feel like stopping the vehicle he would be happily stop it… but not my permission needed … we had to forcefully stop at a point where a huge army truck got punctured…

And there someone from the army guy called me by my name :eek: Yes that was the Tripuri guy whom I met in flight from Guwahati to Dibrugarh… Really world is a very small place.. and there I met Mr.Tyagi who is an Indian Army commander taking the entire convey to Hayuliang and then to Walong for training.. And the chain smoker commander got so much friendly to me and told how he took 3 days to reach that place from Dibrugarh.. and he was happy to know that I was from Bangalore.. I gave him my contact number as he was supposed to come to bangalore for some training…

Their truck was ready by then and our greedy driver over took each and every truck like some jet.. Those were 40 trucks yes and Commander Tyagi was taking care of those… That moment we were moving on a good speed… but our speed came to halt very soon another big queue of military trucks and another puncture of a truck.. everyone was cursing their own luck :D we all came out from the vehicle.. I spotted so many beautiful butter flies .. but could not take a single proper picture… an there accidentally I touched some leave ..later I realized that those were itching leave… :D and their effect lasted really long… huh…


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Finally we get rid of those trucks..Driver told that we had not yet reached Hayuliang which was said to be the half distance..and it was 12.30 PM.. so according to my calculation we must be arriving in Walong around 7 PM…and I was scared that I did not have any accommodation.. what if the IB would be full.. and the worst part was I did not know anyone.. and I started making few friends who were travellign with me.. but I did not get any proper encouragement.. One guy was from West Bengal and he was working in the ALG and they would not allow outsiders ..another local his home is some 3 KMs from walong and he was not sure whether he would be going to his that day if it would be late.. and another guy gave me some encouragements that if nothing would be available we had to sleep in some shops… :eek: and remaining two were a lady and a girl.. how could I have asked them :D .. so I was fully ready mentally that worst case I would be sleeping in some shop..

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Mishmi attire
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everything loaded
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again i am repeating
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the beautiful bridge on the way
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one vehicle at a time
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waiting for the turn
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Lohit.. all green
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On the way one board knocked me completely.. “Welcome to Anjaw District.. The most unexploited district of Arunachal” Trust me that feeling was something I cant describe in words… and after sometime I saw the Mighty green Lohit flowing in its own tune… the sight was really wonderful…

We had to stop at a check post by Arunachal Police ..but ILP check was not done ..I met two beautiful lady cops.. and they were ever smiling.. I bid them bye and asked them to meet again on my return leg… and then we were approaching Hayuliang.. It was a beautiful town.. and I decided to spend a day there on my return leg ..I was attracted by the structure and specially Lohit…

And we reached Hayuliang another stop as the driver bought lot of liquor and told that his brother had a wine shop in Walong and there alcohol would be little expensive.. Obviously due to transportation charges… We moved again in few minutes… we were relaxed that atleast there would not be any army truck to stop us as all those trucks would halt in Hayuliang for that day and next day they had to move to walong..

Once we moved out from Hayuliang town I saw very big army camps…and they had some good ideas to hide the trucks inside bushes .. Intelligent army ..and everywhere mentioned Strictly No Photography.. It should be like that only…

Though army truck did not stop us but had to stop again due to some noise coming from sumo engine..i was thinking if we would get blocked there none would be coming in our rescue … :eek: but thankfully it was a minor issue and resolved by removing a plastic piece… and by that time sun was fading light.. The weather in the entire day was so clear.. no sign of cloud which was giving a good mood to me.. We were crossing small small villages .. I must say this part is most remote part..not a single vehicle was moving specially after Hayuliang… On most parts road was in good condition but few patches were really in bad shape… and the route is very prone to landslide.. I saw so many spots where landslide could have easily happened …


my joy knew no bound
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approaching Hayuliang
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its not the Lohit
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see the color its not Green.. tributary to Lohit
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I was talking to driver whether he would be returning to Tezu next day and as expected he replied if he would get passengers then he would return.. also mentioned that Walong is a very small place 80% of the population was army and remaining 20% were civilians… also added that upto Walong the people are Miju Mishmi and post walong till china border people are Buddhists.. Nice information…

It was completely dark by then… we were crossing so many mountains there was no end to it…At a place a lady carrying a baby stopped us though driver was not interested to pick her I insisted to take her and the girl sitting in the middle row joined me in front row… On the way I was clearly hearing the sound of so many waterfalls.. but it was pitch dark by then..

At a small village the driver stopped to give some parcel to a family.. me and those ITBP guys came down from the sumo.. the sky was so clear full of starts.. I had never seen so many stars in my entire life.. I jokingly said those guys that these were indian stars and the other side were Chinese stars :D



Sun started fading
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still some ray of hopes
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from n numbers of waterfalls One
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As expected we reached walong post 7 PM.. the small place was almost sleepy…Most of the people got down in the market I was completely clueless what to do… But the driver relaxed me by saying he would drop me in IB.. so me and the guy was supporting me to stay in shop went to IB which was situated on hill top.. Honestly nothing was visible in that pitch dark.. I was only imagining.. and we stopped at the IB and the care taker came out… and without even asking anything the driver told the care taker that ‘aapke guest aaye hain’ .. and I was relaxed that I got a room there… and I asked my co-passenger to spend the night with me as in my room 2 beds were there… even ordered food for him but he was shy to take all those help from me.. as he did not have much money ..i relaxed him that I would take care… It was too cold in Walong.. when I changed my dress after getting fresh I was literally shivering…got myself covered fully and came outside .. Met another guy who was staying next to my room..He was from Dibrugarh and a part of tourism business came there to inspect and arrange for his future customers… He invited me to kitchen ..and as usual kitchen was the saviour..

Care taker was making dinner.. Menu was egg curry,rice and some veggies..There one more guy was sitting and sipping his rum.. :D I was introduced to him.. He was Captain Sharma from Indian army who had his quarter just next to the IB.. He was from delhi and my very first impression was he was damn friendly and really a great company… Our dinner was ready Captain also joined us though his food was brought from his quarter…

I asked him how to reach Kibithoo.. He told there would not be any public transport either to book a vehicle which is not easy as vehicle in Walong is hardly 3-4 and all travels daily to Tezu or Hayuliang.. The only option was to take lift from the army canteen vehicle or BRO vehicle in the morning .. I thought would see next morning..

We had a long discussion till 10 PM… when I return to my room the guy was already snoring zzzzZZZZZ


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Pandeyshradha

New Member
Day 2 : Roing to Anini

Distance : 238 KM

Mode : Shared Sumo

Time Taken : 10 hours


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WTF .... Yes exactly WTF was the feeling...


I was travelling in a shared Sumo from Roing to Anini enjoying the awesome views all around when our sumo stopped at one gate.. Driver turned to me and asked ‘Sir uss taraf kholega ’ I said ‘what :eek:

Driver explained ‘Sir get down and open the gate so that we can cross it’.. In puzzled state i got down and opened the heavy gate and hold it for sometime once the vehicle passed i closed the gate boarded the sumo.While closing that hit my leg in that cold climate you can well imagine the pain …aww…But I controlled myself … That moment I have so many questions for the driver.. But ignored for a while.. After few kilometers again Sumo stopped and another similar gate: o Ohh No was my feeling.. . That moment was the high time to shoot the suppressed long queue of questions to the driver or fellow passengers…’why are these gates present?’ ,’who made this?’,’why people are not removing those?’ ‘how many more are there?’

Driver patiently explained each of my query.. First wished me ‘Welcome to Mishmi hills’ ... He continued’ Mishmi people used to keep Mithun as pet animal.. Mithun used to live in jungles and they might get lost or go to some other region..so to control them each basti (small villages) made such gates.’I had traveled lot in Arunachal but this was completely new for me. Driver showed me some black soil and told that Mithuns are very fond of eating that black soil. I replied I knew that Mithun loves salt. He smiled and told that those black soil are full of salts.. Ohh great..He added Idu Mishmi people (Mishmi tribe has 3 sub tribes Idu Mishmi, Digaru Mishmi and Miju Mishmi) who are the locals there used to put some marks on Mithun’s body to identify. Often they choose ear of Mithun. Often mithuns come to their owner’s house to eat salt. Whenever they find any female mithun is pregnant they used to keep eye on that and somehow they calculate when it will deliver the baby accordingly the entire family used to go to jungle to find out the mother and the new born and put the same mark on the new born for identification. One rule among them is no one steals or do anything harmful to other’s Mithuns. Disciplined rules.

But.. ‘how many more gates to come?’ I asked anxiously.. Driver replied ‘Sir though I am a regular on this route but never counted’ so I thought lets count it today J and the result came out as 16. :D


After completing Western and Central part of Arunachal Pradesh I have been already a die-hard fan of the land of love. As soon as I completed my annual trip last year I had already planned that explore the eastern part which is the most remote part. As a solo backpacker its not always easy to explore such remote parts and to add that time constraint. Its useless to find any details of this part of Arunachal.Though I knew the routes and all but there were so many things which I was completely unaware of. Getting leave big headache for such long period.. Before informing my manager it took me 2 days to prepare myself how to speak to him :D His reaction was obvious ‘you are going for a month :eek: ’ I politely replied 29 days :D ..Somehow the issue was resolved ;) Immediately just after that I booked all the flight tickets :D

Next is Ananya.. I am really grateful to god for giving me such a wonderful partner.. But the deal was to go on a holiday before this annual trip ..so we moved to Allepey for couple of days.. She encouraged a lot for this trip.. I am so thankful to her .. J

Next was finding even the smallest information.. Which was killing me every day.. each and everyday I was trying my best to find some information. Honestly whatever I collected that was just few drops of water if you compare the water of an ocean.. and one fine day I got someone special Partha da online… I must say he is a genius in the section I was about to explore. Got huge and huge information from him. Discussed almost everyday with him over FB over phone calls. I was much relaxed but not completely. Those discussion were only theoretical .Once I would be I have to perform on my own.

Next hurdle was ILP. This time Pajji came in my rescue. No words for you Satinder pajji. What I will say.I felt they have modified so many stuffs in providing ILP. Pajji got 2 ILPs for me. 1st ILP is for Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang valley and the 2nd one was for Lohit and Changlang :eek: . I did not have any plans to go to Changlang and why no Anjaw :eek: I got confused. But decided will not act anything on this decided I would see there only. And the better thing was the duration was for 20 days .. Yippie

Accuweather App is a waste it was showing that Temperature in Anini and Walong are below zero degree. I was sure that it was not correct. But was worried how cold it would be there so accordingly packed warm clothes.

This time I did not try to book any of the places to stay just left on almighty also I was confident that I would find at least a smallest place to spend night. From my previous trips I learnt a lot of things. Plan was to reach a place then try booking for vehicle or accommodation for the next place .


My very basic plan which I share here in BCMT was below

Another Ambitious Trip


Day 1 : Bangalore - Dibrugarh Flight
Dibrugarh - Tinsukia (Night Halt)
Day 2 : Tinsukia - Roing (Night Halt)
Day 3 : Sight seeing in and near by Roing
Day 4 : Roing - Anini
Day 5 : Anini
Day 6 : Anini (Some treks or Try to reach Mipi)
Day 7 : Anini
Day 8 : Anini - Roing
Day 9 : Roing - Tezu - Hayuliang
Day 10 : Hayuliang
Day 11 : Hayuliang - Walong
Day 12 : Walong - Kibithu (Will try to reach Dong village Trisection of India Myanmar and China)
Day 13 : Walong (Short trek)
Day 14 : Walong
Day 15 : Walong - Wakro
Day 16 : Wakro
Day 17 : Wakro - Tezu - Namsai
Day 18 : Namsai(Parhuram Kund and Tengapani)
Day 19 : TBD
Day 20 : TBD
Day 21 : TBD
Day 22 : Dibrugarh - Bangalore Flight


This time to save couple of days I did not bother to fly in and out to the gateway of Arunachal that’s Dibrugarh. My intention was to spend those saved days in Arunachal .

I had to attend Mr.Morling’s son’s engagement and I could not say No to him so promised him to spend the function . So I booked my flight ticket to Guwahati. I packed 2 bags one for shillong and another for Arunachal.

Finally the day arrived.. Got up at 4 AM in fact could not sleep properly the whole night due to excitement.. By 5 AM I was fully ready .. Taxi arrived on time to drop me in airport. Boarded Indigo flight at 7.45 and it was completely uneventful .. Landed on time in Guwahati at 10.45AM. Thanks Indigo for the direct flight to Guwahati. Guwahati is always special to me. Whenever I land in Guwahati I always feel good something from inside as I know I very near to hills .Before coming out from airport entered AP tourism counter my friend Tripuri lady greeted me with smile and I showed her my ILPs to clarify my queries whether I can enter Anjaw district with Lohit ILP ? As well expected she was blank :D Good news is that now officially you can get ILP in airport without any hassle … Yes its confirmed. Checked the helicopter schedules as well but sadly in eastern part helicopters are not functional after the accident in Changlang.. But for Tawang its functional. Tourism is developing in Arunachal :)

Came out from Airport Mr Morling was waiting outside the airport ..never expected that he would come to receive me. Nothing exciting just a 3 hours journey to Shillong.. great to see the road work is completed and the road is butter smooth… as we entered Shillong the infamous traffic jam of shillong took an hour to reach my hotel. Thanks Morling sir for booking a great hotel in the heart of the City Police bazar.

Spent 2 days with their family got a glimpse of their culture and tradition.Got a day free planning to visit Tura for a day trip but some how its cancelled and headed to Sohra.. Honestly was disappointed .. I have never been a Meghalaya lover. I don’t like to stay in Guwahati during end of each trip in NE so I used to move to Shillong for parties and relaxing.There are couple of rocking places in shillong for party…

Time to leave Shillong and start my actual trip.. I don’t have any words for the hospitality of Mr Morling.

Moved to Guwahati to board the Jet Airways flight to Dibrugarh,another not so eventful an hour flight except made one friend who was working for Indian Army another Tripuri guy. Dibrugarh is just another big assamese town people and vehicles everywhere.Nothing much to do.. simple took rest in Dibrugarh as next day was gonna be a big day and was super excited that I would be entering paradise.


So as usual I will be starting the teaser with the people on this earth having cleanest hearts….

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Day 1 : Tinsukia - Roing

Day 2 : Roing - Anini

Day 3 : Anini

Day 4 : Anini

Day 5 : Anini


Day 6 : Anini - Roing

Day 7 : Roing -Tezu

Day 8 : Tezu - Walong
Super! Amazing pics!
Day 2 : Roing to Anini

Distance : 238 KM

Mode : Shared Sumo

Time Taken : 10 hours


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WTF .... Yes exactly WTF was the feeling...


I was travelling in a shared Sumo from Roing to Anini enjoying the awesome views all around when our sumo stopped at one gate.. Driver turned to me and asked ‘Sir uss taraf kholega ’ I said ‘what :eek:

Driver explained ‘Sir get down and open the gate so that we can cross it’.. In puzzled state i got down and opened the heavy gate and hold it for sometime once the vehicle passed i closed the gate boarded the sumo.While closing that hit my leg in that cold climate you can well imagine the pain …aww…But I controlled myself … That moment I have so many questions for the driver.. But ignored for a while.. After few kilometers again Sumo stopped and another similar gate: o Ohh No was my feeling.. . That moment was the high time to shoot the suppressed long queue of questions to the driver or fellow passengers…’why are these gates present?’ ,’who made this?’,’why people are not removing those?’ ‘how many more are there?’

Driver patiently explained each of my query.. First wished me ‘Welcome to Mishmi hills’ ... He continued’ Mishmi people used to keep Mithun as pet animal.. Mithun used to live in jungles and they might get lost or go to some other region..so to control them each basti (small villages) made such gates.’I had traveled lot in Arunachal but this was completely new for me. Driver showed me some black soil and told that Mithuns are very fond of eating that black soil. I replied I knew that Mithun loves salt. He smiled and told that those black soil are full of salts.. Ohh great..He added Idu Mishmi people (Mishmi tribe has 3 sub tribes Idu Mishmi, Digaru Mishmi and Miju Mishmi) who are the locals there used to put some marks on Mithun’s body to identify. Often they choose ear of Mithun. Often mithuns come to their owner’s house to eat salt. Whenever they find any female mithun is pregnant they used to keep eye on that and somehow they calculate when it will deliver the baby accordingly the entire family used to go to jungle to find out the mother and the new born and put the same mark on the new born for identification. One rule among them is no one steals or do anything harmful to other’s Mithuns. Disciplined rules.

But.. ‘how many more gates to come?’ I asked anxiously.. Driver replied ‘Sir though I am a regular on this route but never counted’ so I thought lets count it today J and the result came out as 16. :D


After completing Western and Central part of Arunachal Pradesh I have been already a die-hard fan of the land of love. As soon as I completed my annual trip last year I had already planned that explore the eastern part which is the most remote part. As a solo backpacker its not always easy to explore such remote parts and to add that time constraint. Its useless to find any details of this part of Arunachal.Though I knew the routes and all but there were so many things which I was completely unaware of. Getting leave big headache for such long period.. Before informing my manager it took me 2 days to prepare myself how to speak to him :D His reaction was obvious ‘you are going for a month :eek: ’ I politely replied 29 days :D ..Somehow the issue was resolved ;) Immediately just after that I booked all the flight tickets :D

Next is Ananya.. I am really grateful to god for giving me such a wonderful partner.. But the deal was to go on a holiday before this annual trip ..so we moved to Allepey for couple of days.. She encouraged a lot for this trip.. I am so thankful to her .. J

Next was finding even the smallest information.. Which was killing me every day.. each and everyday I was trying my best to find some information. Honestly whatever I collected that was just few drops of water if you compare the water of an ocean.. and one fine day I got someone special Partha da online… I must say he is a genius in the section I was about to explore. Got huge and huge information from him. Discussed almost everyday with him over FB over phone calls. I was much relaxed but not completely. Those discussion were only theoretical .Once I would be I have to perform on my own.

Next hurdle was ILP. This time Pajji came in my rescue. No words for you Satinder pajji. What I will say.I felt they have modified so many stuffs in providing ILP. Pajji got 2 ILPs for me. 1st ILP is for Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang valley and the 2nd one was for Lohit and Changlang :eek: . I did not have any plans to go to Changlang and why no Anjaw :eek: I got confused. But decided will not act anything on this decided I would see there only. And the better thing was the duration was for 20 days .. Yippie

Accuweather App is a waste it was showing that Temperature in Anini and Walong are below zero degree. I was sure that it was not correct. But was worried how cold it would be there so accordingly packed warm clothes.

This time I did not try to book any of the places to stay just left on almighty also I was confident that I would find at least a smallest place to spend night. From my previous trips I learnt a lot of things. Plan was to reach a place then try booking for vehicle or accommodation for the next place .


My very basic plan which I share here in BCMT was below

Another Ambitious Trip


Day 1 : Bangalore - Dibrugarh Flight
Dibrugarh - Tinsukia (Night Halt)
Day 2 : Tinsukia - Roing (Night Halt)
Day 3 : Sight seeing in and near by Roing
Day 4 : Roing - Anini
Day 5 : Anini
Day 6 : Anini (Some treks or Try to reach Mipi)
Day 7 : Anini
Day 8 : Anini - Roing
Day 9 : Roing - Tezu - Hayuliang
Day 10 : Hayuliang
Day 11 : Hayuliang - Walong
Day 12 : Walong - Kibithu (Will try to reach Dong village Trisection of India Myanmar and China)
Day 13 : Walong (Short trek)
Day 14 : Walong
Day 15 : Walong - Wakro
Day 16 : Wakro
Day 17 : Wakro - Tezu - Namsai
Day 18 : Namsai(Parhuram Kund and Tengapani)
Day 19 : TBD
Day 20 : TBD
Day 21 : TBD
Day 22 : Dibrugarh - Bangalore Flight


This time to save couple of days I did not bother to fly in and out to the gateway of Arunachal that’s Dibrugarh. My intention was to spend those saved days in Arunachal .

I had to attend Mr.Morling’s son’s engagement and I could not say No to him so promised him to spend the function . So I booked my flight ticket to Guwahati. I packed 2 bags one for shillong and another for Arunachal.

Finally the day arrived.. Got up at 4 AM in fact could not sleep properly the whole night due to excitement.. By 5 AM I was fully ready .. Taxi arrived on time to drop me in airport. Boarded Indigo flight at 7.45 and it was completely uneventful .. Landed on time in Guwahati at 10.45AM. Thanks Indigo for the direct flight to Guwahati. Guwahati is always special to me. Whenever I land in Guwahati I always feel good something from inside as I know I very near to hills .Before coming out from airport entered AP tourism counter my friend Tripuri lady greeted me with smile and I showed her my ILPs to clarify my queries whether I can enter Anjaw district with Lohit ILP ? As well expected she was blank :D Good news is that now officially you can get ILP in airport without any hassle … Yes its confirmed. Checked the helicopter schedules as well but sadly in eastern part helicopters are not functional after the accident in Changlang.. But for Tawang its functional. Tourism is developing in Arunachal :)

Came out from Airport Mr Morling was waiting outside the airport ..never expected that he would come to receive me. Nothing exciting just a 3 hours journey to Shillong.. great to see the road work is completed and the road is butter smooth… as we entered Shillong the infamous traffic jam of shillong took an hour to reach my hotel. Thanks Morling sir for booking a great hotel in the heart of the City Police bazar.

Spent 2 days with their family got a glimpse of their culture and tradition.Got a day free planning to visit Tura for a day trip but some how its cancelled and headed to Sohra.. Honestly was disappointed .. I have never been a Meghalaya lover. I don’t like to stay in Guwahati during end of each trip in NE so I used to move to Shillong for parties and relaxing.There are couple of rocking places in shillong for party…

Time to leave Shillong and start my actual trip.. I don’t have any words for the hospitality of Mr Morling.

Moved to Guwahati to board the Jet Airways flight to Dibrugarh,another not so eventful an hour flight except made one friend who was working for Indian Army another Tripuri guy. Dibrugarh is just another big assamese town people and vehicles everywhere.Nothing much to do.. simple took rest in Dibrugarh as next day was gonna be a big day and was super excited that I would be entering paradise.


So as usual I will be starting the teaser with the people on this earth having cleanest hearts….

@ Anini

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@ Arzoo

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In Burma (Myanmar)

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@ Dong

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@ Etalin

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@ Hayuliang

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@ Hunli

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@ Jagun

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@ Jairampur

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@ Kibithoo

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@ Meshai

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@ Nampong

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@ Namsai

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@ Parshuram kund


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@ Roing

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@ Tengapani

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@ Tezu

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@ Tidding

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@ Wakro

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Day 1 : Tinsukia - Roing

Day 2 : Roing - Anini

Day 3 : Anini

Day 4 : Anini

Day 5 : Anini


Day 6 : Anini - Roing

Day 7 : Roing -Tezu

Day 8 : Tezu - Walong
 
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