I have heard near nampong of arunachal pradesh is very near of pangsau of mayanmar.. any body can brief about this?
Quote:I am trying to reach there on 5th Jan 2011 if everything works fine for me. I am stuck today in Tinsukia for a 24 hours Assam Bandh and as a result my itinerary got messed up, so not sure what and how much I would be able to cover as compared to my plan. Yes Pangsau Pass is in Myanamar Border barely 15km from Nampong. This is on historical Stilwell Road that was built by Americans during 2nd world war from Ledo in Assam to Kunming in China via Myanamar and considered an engineering marvel in those days because of extremely difficult terrian through Patkai Range and dense rain forests. Out of 1726km of complete road only 61km is within India. That is usually a closed border but locals still do business over there in regular basis. Since 2008 in January Pangsau Pass festival is organized for 3 days when Indians are even allowed to cross this border to visit Mynamar area over the pass upto "Lake of no return". But unfortunately Home Ministry called off this festival for 2011 showing internal security concern. Apart from your usual ILP, you need an additional pass from District Administration, counter signed by Army to visit the pass. Being a disturbed area I was refused ILP from Govt of Arunachal Office, Kolkata for this region. (Changlang District)
Approach is pretty straight, from Dibrugarh /Tinsukia you have to go via Digboi, Margarita, Jagun and take right to Jairampur and then via Nampong to Pangsau Pass.
Anyway would share the details and hopefully some info and snap if I could finally go there as planned.