North-east might meet you in another 30 days.
mithun123
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#1
| Maha Guru Member

North-east might meet you in another 30 days.

Standing at the edge of 2012 and just before starting 2013, when I look back, 2012 was an eventful year. Many many plan got cancelled , and many new plan got executed. Started the year with a dream plan to Lakshadweep got postponed, due to last minute voyage cancellation by SPORTS. Started planning for Arunachal in Marh end , which had never got executed. Then had couple of day trips to places nearby Chennai and fortunately got a chance to visit “God’s Own Country” and then there was a grand trip to Himachal Tribal Circuit in August- The remotest Sach Pass , Pangi Valley , Pottan Valley , Lahul, Spiti , Chandratal , Pin Valley , Kinnuar and then back to Chennai once again. And then again a hibernation of almost 4 months.

Many weekend trip from Chennai got cancelled because either I could not manage to get 1 or 2 days leave and sometime due to lack of interest from my co travellers and friends. Why not alone? Million dollar question – probably I am not brave enough or a little uninterested of solo trips.

It’s a new year a new co-traveller, and a trip is long due mostly in January end. Now the question is where should I head on ? - Had word with KS_bluechip sir regarding Arunachal , Mizoram and Meghalaya. Had a grand discussion with adc (thewanderers.in) on Arunachal and a brief chat with our very own moderator theyyamdancer had make me interested on Nagaland. and who knows North-Eastern India better than kshil!!!!!!! Sikkim is like my second home. Initially I thought of Bhutan and Nepal(Pokhara) as well , but most of the places of Northern Bhutan and the pass will be inaccessible during that time. And I want to add a Poon Hills and Muktinath with Pokhra , so both the forign countries out of question now , but surely will do both of these in next 2 – 3 years- they can probably wait for sometime now.

Now regarding Sikkim , I think for a trip to Sikkim don’t need any preparation , more than a dozens of phone calls and a return train ticket(Which I already have). But I have already been to Sikkim for number of times and specially this time of the year , North Sikkim would most likely to be inaccessible. So Sikkim is my last option.

Mizoram and Arunachal , in course of the preparation , thankfully I have got many many friends of Mizoram. If at all I head on to Mizo, I am inclined toward Champhai and Phwangpui. Sesha and all might require a larger travel period.

Arunachal- is the state I am most inclined to and as it’s a pretty huge state- cannot be covered in a single go. I atleast need 4 different trips to cover the whole state , mainly due to lack of its infrastructure.

But as of now , that is the plan ( Dibrugarh- Along- Mechuka- Along- Jenging- Passighat- Dibrugarh) though it still has dependency on many factors. I am yet to book my flight tickets and get my ILP, No hotel/Circuit House/IB booking has yet been done – but quite hopeful of heading to Mechuka in next 30 days. :)

This post is mainly to thank all of the above mentioned gurus and to greet you a very happy new year 2013. I might seek your help in upcoming days, and I am sure I will get all my query answered from this travel enthusiastic forum.

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#2
| It's all Greek to me, but Benglish will do
Hi Mithun,

I am excited for you ! Happy trip planning to you and your new co-traveller. ;)

In advance, Happy New Year. :D
#3
| Maha Guru Member
Thanks TD. That’s the reason we are here , isn't it ? We all love travel , exploring different destinations and encourage others to travel.

I must confess, it was your madness(To beautifully present the details of the place with sublime beauty) that whisper the word "Mechuka" for the first time to my ears. Also heard the beautiful story(Unpublished) of Mechuka and your friend who was located there sometime from you - I would say it really made me nostalgic. And why not? Such a beautiful creation of nature God.

Just a few days back, when I was quietly listening the travelstory of central Arunachal from ADC (The link is here ) it was so very difficult to resist myself from going there.

Till now , not very sure , whether I would be able to make it this time , considering the amount of uncertainty involved in Arunachal as well as few constrain and dependency.

Any date finalized for your Nagaland trip. Take it out of shelf TD , and just be there.
#4
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Great! Have a winderful trip, Mithun!
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid Albert Einstein



Trip reports:

Syalsaur/ Deoria taal/ Chopta trip report, West and South Sikkim trip report , Puri/ Konark trip report
#5
| Maha Guru Member
Thank you so very much Sagarneel . I consider myself so lucky to have buddies like you, who always encourage in all my trips.
#6
| Senior Member
have a wondwrfull trip of ap
#7
| Maha Guru Member
Thank you sachinchuchu.
#8
| Maha Shishya Member
Looking forward to your trip, mithun, with the hope that some day we'll be able to follow your footsteps.

Best wishes.
#9
| Senior Member
hey buddy wish you a nice trip if possible do try to go to changlang district too in arunachal and visit the myanmar border and if you are lucky you may even be given a day to go to market in myanmar with special permission for the day market.Local People are only allowed to go on 10th,20,and 30th every month but do try your chance,I fortunately could make it there.I dont know the dates exactly but every month there are specific days known as myanmar day and India day on on which people can go to the local market of either side.Though the terrain is really difficult to travel but if possible do give it a chance and believe me its a lifetime experience.
#10
| Senior Member
Hello Mithun

Any advice for a foreigner who is very keen to visit AP? I hope to go to Namdapha and Tawang as part of a four week visit. Tried to get there in 2006 but was not given permit for NP

Regards
Mike
#11
| Senior Member

Originally posted by: mithun123 View Post

Thanks TD. That’s the reason we are here , isn't it ? We all love travel , exploring different destinations and encourage others to travel.

I must confess, it was your madness(To beautifully present the details of the place with sublime beauty) that whisper the word "Mechuka" for the first time to my ears. Also heard the beautiful story(Unpublished) of Mechuka and your friend who was located there sometime from you - I would say it really made me nostalgic. And why not? Such a beautiful creation of nature God.

Just a few days back, when I was quietly listening the travelstory of central Arunachal from ADC (The link is here ) it was so very difficult to resist myself from going there.

Till now , not very sure , whether I would be able to make it this time , considering the amount of uncertainty involved in Arunachal as well as few constrain and dependency.

Any date finalized for your Nagaland trip. Take it out of shelf TD , and just be there.

Hello again Mithun.

Have just read some of ADC's travelogue; what a trip. You guys are so lucky not having to travel half way round the world to get there!! Does ADC post on IM too?

Regards
Mike
#12
| Maha Guru Member
Mike,

adc is a member of Indiamike too, but he is not too frequent in Indiamike. Having said that you will find all his travelogues in www.travelstory.in

Getting a RAp for Tawang wont be of too much problem for you. And also there are lots of accommodation available. But not sure whether the foreigners will be allowed till Bum La. Please contact theyyamdancer , as she had already went through this trip, she will possibly be able to help you.

For Napdapha , it is also a comparatively popular tourist circuit. And you probably have to apply them on arrival in Delhi. You can even contact some of the tour operator in Arunachal , listed on their website.
#13
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: heber View Post

hey buddy wish you a nice trip if possible do try to go to changlang district too in arunachal and visit the myanmar border and if you are lucky you may even be given a day to go to market in myanmar with special permission for the day market.Local People are only allowed to go on 10th,20,and 30th every month but do try your chance,I fortunately could make it there.I dont know the dates exactly but every month there are specific days known as myanmar day and India day on on which people can go to the local market of either side.Though the terrain is really difficult to travel but if possible do give it a chance and believe me its a lifetime experience.


Thank you so much heber. Changlang, Anjaw, Lohit, Lower and Upper Dibang all these districts are in my radder( Infact East Kameng , Lower Subansiri, and Kurung Kumey too). But this time due to lack of sufficient time , we had to restrict our movement beside Siang only ( West Siang, East Siang and Upper Siang).

From the shopping in Myanmar perspective Champhai in Mizoram is probably less hassled place to venture on. The boarder is open for 365 days in a year. And the permit(day trip only) takes less than 10 minutes, also there is a beautiful lake there. But , I am bound to agree the surrounding of Pangsu Pass , and the visibilty of Lake of no return is something spectacular. :)
#14
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Originally posted by: mousourik View Post

Looking forward to your trip, mithun, with the hope that some day we'll be able to follow your footsteps.

Best wishes.


Amen....!!! Hope that day comes very soon. We will also be having a visual treat post your trip.

Thank you so much for your best wishes. :)
#15
| It's all Greek to me, but Benglish will do

Originally posted by: mikewill View Post

Hello Mithun

Any advice for a foreigner who is very keen to visit AP? I hope to go to Namdapha and Tawang as part of a four week visit. Tried to get there in 2006 but was not given permit for NP

Regards
Mike


Originally posted by: mithun123 View Post

Mike,

adc is a member of Indiamike too, but he is not too frequent in Indiamike. Having said that you will find all his travelogues in www.travelstory.in

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http://www.indiamike.com/india/aruna...tawang-t79076/
http://www.indiamike.com/india/aruna...ghtful-t79120/