Tawang FAQs

Tawang Backpacking Trip

 


🔰 How about mobile network on my Tawang trip?

👉 Jio works better in Arunachal. Airtel & Vodafone are little bit up and down.
👉 At most homestays we get good 4G internet.
👉 But while traveling between places, signal may disappear in the middle for few hours. 
👉 We observed signal blackouts in earlier trips only in case of inclement weather conditions (like cyclone, heavy rain).
 

🔰 What kind of clothes I should pack as per season?

👉 Tawang is very cold throughout the year. Carry sweaters, monkey caps, sweat shirts and thick socks to protect from chill winds at high altitude. It feels more colder when it rains or snows.

👉 High Himalayan passes like SeLa pass and BumLa pass are extremely cold.

👉 It is advised to check weather forecast and carry a rain proof Jacket or a Poncho.

👉 Please refer “Things to Pack” section on our website for more details.


🔰How many times I can get wet in water? 

👉 With the chilling temperature of Himalayan water, it’s not practical to get in water. However, you can put your feet under water at Sangti Valley river (Day 2) and Jung Waterfalls (Day 6).


🔰Can I get a trolley?

👉  No. Backpacks are recommended.
👉  Trolleys occupy lots of space. Backpacks can be easily arranged at the backside of the vehicle by our Driver.


🔰Will I need to carry my backpack every day?

👉 No. We will either put in vehicle or at homestays. There is no trekking involved in this trip.


🔰How long are our journeys on average? Is it very tiresome?

👉 Distance wise, we will be covering 1000+ kilometers in 7 days. But since most of the journey is through the curvy roads of Himalayan mountains, the journeys can be tiring. Having said that, the BRO (Border Roads Organization) has done a fantastic job to build and maintain roads in the best possible way.

👉 Our vehicles are usually comfortable SUVs or Tempos based on number of people. We never put more than 6 people per SUV and 10 guests per Tempo.

👉 We will also take ample breaks in between our journey for different reasons like taking photos, Lunches, etc.


🔰 What kind of stays we have & room combinations?

👉 Tawang is known for it’s cozy Homestays and friendly hosts who serve delicious food. So we mostly prefer homestays during this trip, but sometimes guest houses (hotels) based on availability.
👉 Rooms combination are usually 3 or 4 sharing in Tawang trip. Sometimes we may give 2 sharing based on combinations.
👉 Depending on group setup, our Operations Manager will assign rooms. It’s not possible to take any special requests.


🔰 Do I need to carry my own Blanket, Pillow or Sleeping Bag?

👉 No. We will provide everything needed at our homestays.


🔰 What kind of food is available? I am a pure vegetarian, will I get veggies?

👉 Breakfasts served at our homestays are usually Poori, Plain Paratha with veg curry, or Aloo Paratha and sometimes even Maggy.

👉 Dinners served are both veg and non-veg as per your preference. Our homestays in usually serve Veg/Nonveg Thali with ample quantity. Our homestays even try to serve local delicacies based on possibility.

👉 We only serve main course for Dinner. If anyone wants starters/snacks etc. they need to be ordered and paid by guests.

👉 Lunches are always on the way at remote areas. There might be limited options, so we need to be flexible and adjust. Our drivers know where to stop on each day as per the speed of the group.


🔰 What are the group etiquettes I need to follow?

👉 Please help each other and be kind to one another. On a budget backpacking group trip like this, it’s important to put personal priorities aside and go along with the group.

👉 Please do not argue with co-travelers or Driver or Locals in Arunachal. If you need anything then politely request but not demand. Give respect and take respect.

👉 Finally do read “Terms & Conditions” of your Tawang trip. If anyone violates the Terms in a way that causes inconvenience to Co-travelers or hinders smooth running of the trip, the company won’t tolerate and an immediate action will be taken.