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    Hi All,

    We are planning for a north east india ride by the end of Jan.
    PFB the itinery.

    Day 1(Jan 26th) Leave from Bangalore via flight to Guwahati. Overnight stay at Guwahati
    Day 2(Jan 27th) - Reach Bomdila. Overnight Stay at Bomdila
    Day 3(Jan 28th) - Reach Tawang. Overnight stay at tawang
    Day 4(Jan 29th) - Explore Tawang. Overnight stay at Tawang.
    Day 5(Jan 30th) - Leave tawang and reach tezpur. Overnight stay at Tezpur
    Day 6(Jan 31st) - Reach Kaziranaga. Overnight stay at Kaziranga
    Day 7(Feb 1st) - Visit Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary
    Day 8(Feb 2nd) - Reach Shillong. Overnight stay at Shillong
    Day 9(Feb 3rd) - Visit Cherrapunji and Mawsynram. Overnight stay at Cherrapunji
    Day 10(Feb 4th) - Reach Guwahati
    Day 11(Feb 5th) Leave to bangalore from Guwahati via flight

    Please let me know if the above plan is fine.
    Any suggestions are most welcome.
    Also please let me know about the road conditions.

    regards,
    Toby.

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    Northeast touring query approved.
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    very ambitious my friend --

    guwahati-bomdila = difficult in a day but achievable - have to leave guwahati around 5 am
    bomdila tawang = doable depending on snow at sela.

    no roads exists as soon as you leave balipada which is 27 kms from tezpur junction

    beyond bhalukpong you will continuosly encounter knee deep slush right till you get down from sela pass to other side

    I am not sure but pretty confident that sela would be closed to civilian vehicles & more so for two wheelers for the dates mentioned by you

    donot treat this stretch as you would treat leh-ladakh --this one is much severe in terms of all conditions

    tawang-tezpur == not possible in a day.break this into 2 days.

    other thing related to assam is ok.

    Again cherrapunji & mawsynram fall on two different routes.you cannot do it in a single day & yet plan to stay at cherra.

    instead skip mawsynram & do only cherra & surroundings which are a plenty.

    Have done a 22 day trip a month back so everything mentioned here is about recent conditions only
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    I am from Guwahati. Haven't done Tawang till now coz me and my bike's in Mysore past 3n1/2 yrs. But I'll be in Guwahati for the whole of January (without bike). PM me if you need any help.
    The plan till Tawang is fine. But Tawang to Tezpur in a day will be difficult. Again Cherrapunji and Mowsynram is quite far. You can easily do Shillong-Cherranpunjee- Guwahati in a day. The distance seems to be quite less but the roads aren't that cooperative! Guwahati to shillong is 100 kms but you need more than 3 hours.
    Lastly, you'll need Inner Line Permit to enter Arunachal. You can get it from the offices in Guwahati/Tezpur. If you are a Gazetted Govt official, u can simply flash your ID. BTW, how many of you doing this trip? How many bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by u4tobs View Post
    Hi All,

    We are planning for a north east india ride by the end of Jan.
    PFB the itinery.

    Day 1(Jan 26th) Leave from Bangalore via flight to Guwahati. Overnight stay at Guwahati
    Day 2(Jan 27th) - Reach Bomdila. Overnight Stay at Bomdila
    Day 3(Jan 28th) - Reach Tawang. Overnight stay at tawang
    Day 4(Jan 29th) - Explore Tawang. Overnight stay at Tawang.
    Day 5(Jan 30th) - Leave tawang and reach tezpur. Overnight stay at Tezpur
    Day 6(Jan 31st) - Reach Kaziranaga. Overnight stay at Kaziranga
    Day 7(Feb 1st) - Visit Kaziranga wildlife sanctuary
    Day 8(Feb 2nd) - Reach Shillong. Overnight stay at Shillong
    Day 9(Feb 3rd) - Visit Cherrapunji and Mawsynram. Overnight stay at Cherrapunji
    Day 10(Feb 4th) - Reach Guwahati
    Day 11(Feb 5th) Leave to bangalore from Guwahati via flight

    Please let me know if the above plan is fine.
    Any suggestions are most welcome.
    Also please let me know about the road conditions.

    regards,
    Toby.
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    Thanks for the suggestions.
    We are a group of 5 people from mangalore. We have 5 bikes for this ride.
    Will change the plan according to the given suggestions here.

    regards,
    Toby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkknight View Post
    very ambitious my friend --
    I am not sure but pretty confident that sela would be closed to civilian vehicles & more so for two wheelers for the dates mentioned by you
    Are you sure that sela would be closed??
    Any idea where i can get more details about this?

    regards,
    toby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by u4tobs View Post
    Are you sure that sela would be closed??
    Any idea where i can get more details about this?

    regards,
    toby.
    as of now sela is open

    It was crossed over by pankaj trivedi fro mumbai & surprisingly very less snow--lesser than what we encountered towards the end of october
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    Toby, you have a pm!
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    cherrapunji and mawsynram is possible in 1 day if one leaves shillong at morning 6 and goes to mawsynram and then goes back to cherapunji and stay overnight. i have done a roadtrip in my friends' Maruti Eeco and covered both this places in a single day. just in rainy days take care of road with red mud. thats all

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