The Day, When we were Helpless in Sela Pass, Arunachal Pradesh

The Day, When we were Helpless in Sela Pass, Arunachal Pradesh

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone..”

– Neale Donald Walsch

The Sela Pass (more appropriately called Se La, as La means Pass) is the high-altitude mountain pass located in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh state of India. It has an elevation of 4170 m (13,700 ft) connects the Buddhist city of Tawang Town to Tezpur and Guwahati and is the main road connecting Tawang with the rest of India.


After reading the introduction you have already guessed that this is a chilly place.

Its freezing. We found this place on our way to Tawang from Bomdilla. An army base is also located nearby. Tourists who come here don’t hang around for than 5 mins as it is so cold and remote.But we stayed here for 21 hrs!. Though it’s the worst experience of our tour but it’s too thrilling. Staying for 21 hours in minus temperature disconnected from outside world.


Place to both Heaven and Hell

We were helpless as our car broke down on our way to Tawang. Our driver arranged accommodation for us in a small restaurant while he went to Tawang to bring a mechanic.



We had no contact with the outside world as there was no mobile connectivity in that region.
Snow was falling outside, we were having breathing problems.



There were 8 of us cooped inside 2 small rooms in that restaurant. Truly many things were coming to my mind that if we can return Kolkata safely or not, will the tour be good or not etc etc. Snow fall & rain at night created a different adventure.We were really scared.We spent the entire day eating maggi and watching snowfall outside.


From morning we were waiting when help will come.At last at 4.30, we were relieved to see our driver with the mechanic. Finally the ordeal ended and we left for Tawang.
Though it’s not the place to stay & after traveling so many places we have never faced such situation.For us it was a really tough situation.


Tour Summary :

Kolkata to Arunachal Pradesh 10 nighs and 11 days plan.

Date – 21/10/2010
Tour Members : 8
Tour plan :
Day 1 : Howarh : Night Train to Guhawati
Day 2 : Reached guhawati, Tejpur to Guhawati by car
Day 3 : Guhawati to Bomdila
Day 4 : Bomdila to Tawang
Day 5 : Tawang Sight scene.
Day 6 : Tawang sight scene.
Day 7 : Tawang to Bomdila.
Day 8 : Bomdila to Tejpur
Day 9 : Tezpur to Guhawati, Guhawati sight scene Kamakhya temple and Umanand.
Day10 : Guhawati to Kolkata.
Day11 : Reached Howrah.

Some more info :
Carry list :- Good winter clothes and Camera.
Notes :- Please avoid these place.not to stayed.don’t hang around more than 15 mins..

Arunachal Pradesh tour guide


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