The Ministry of Tourism’s Dekho Apna DeshWebinar series held its 93rdwebinar titled “Bailey Trail & Gorichen Trek in Arunachal Pradesh” recently. Bounded by the Great Himalayas in the north, it stretches southwards and at the Tropic of Cancer, tapers off into the Indian Ocean between the Bay of Bengal on the east and the Arabian Sea on the west. In this webinar two magnificent treks Bailey Trail and GorichenTrek from Arunachal Pradesh were discussed.
The Bailey Trail in the Himalayan State of Arunachal Pradesh traces the historic route taken by Lt. Col. F.M. Bailey, British Political officer who explored this area while trekking from Tawang to Bomdila via Jan, Mago, Lurtem , Potok, Changla, Thungri and Chander. The Bailey Trail covers a wide variety of terrain, from lowland pastures and serene villages to powerful glaciers and stunning mountain views. Along the way, one will come across hot water spring at Mago, thundering waterfalls at Jang and cross icy rivers and high mountain passes touching almost 16000ft. above sea level.
Another beautiful trek was discussed during the webinar was Seven Lakes Trek of Anini, Dibang Valley. DibangValley is the largest district of Arunachal Pradesh with the lowest density of population in India. One can experience lush-green mountains, heavy rainfall, rivers, sparkling waterfalls etc. Anini is the headquarters of Dibang Valley situated at an altitude of 1968 mtrs (approx.6456 ft) abovesea level. There are many lakes are hidden up in the snow-clad mountain. Seven Lakes Trek is one of Arunachal Pradesh’s best kept secrets.
The Gorichen massif comprises of five peaks with Gorichen Main also known as the ‘White Giant’at 21,410 feet above sea level. In local language the peak is known as ‘Sa-Nga-Phu’which means Ábode of the Guardian Deity’. The route to Gorichen Base camp starts from Tawang via Jang , Mago, Jithang one can reach to Gorichen base camp.
The Webinar was presented by Shri Tsering Wange, Founder & CEO, Himalayan Holidays, Arunchal Pradesh and Shri Himangshu Baruah a Northeast Tourism based Entrepreneur and Educator.