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Pangsu Pass Winter Festival - 2012

December 3, 2012
Photo Courtesy : Arif Siddiqui
The intention of the Pangsu Pass Winter Festival - 2013 is to transcend geographical frontiers by revealing the enigma of amazing Arunachal, including that of mesmerizing Myanmar. It has become a wonderful medium to commemorate the glorious bygone eras of the many lively tribes of the serene state. Pangsu Pass Winter Festival has been successfully scripting the triumphs of tribal heritage and ethnicity of the region.
 
The venue of the event, Nampong, the venue of the Pangsau Pass Winter Festival, is an EAC HQ of Changlang district (situated in the southeastern part of Arunachal Pradesh, North East India). A small hilly town along the Indo-Myanmar border and Namchik basin, it is covered with evergreen tropical rain forest and is designated as a global village as it conjoins the diverse tribes of the North East region and of Myanmar to display their customs and cultures in the broader perspective. The cultural carnival has cut across social barriers, inspiring the secluded regions to celebrate the ethnic existences that strongly bond all the distinct tribes with diverse cultures and different religious backgrounds.
 
Besides illustrating cultures and traditions, this mega event also offers "Kodak Moments" for the awestruck visitors. Located in one of the most peaceful and eco-friendly territories, Pangsau Pass is a nature’s storehouse. As the odyssey of discovery penetrates the heart of the ethnic extravaganza, events spontaneously begin to weave unforgettable memories. The rustic lanes, the endless greenery, the dense foliage obscuring the motor tracks, the plummeting rivulets near the historic Stillwell Road, the birds diving through the tree canopies, the insects in the forest floor, and the galloping animals make a sojourn here worthwhile. 
 
The surprise does not end on the festive ground, though; there is more in the package. As the journey moves into tribal territory, the fragrance of wild orchids enthralls the weary mind, the ballet of colorful butterflies gladdens the heart, the throng of lively birds hypnotizes - and those startling experiences encourage asking for more. The excursion from the mainland of Nampong to the No Man’s Land on the international border is remarkable.
 
During the three-day extravaganza, survive the heady thrill of the folk songs and dances, the ethnic food fiesta, traditional sports, the Pangsau Pass expedition, sightseeing, Burmese culture, as well as visits to the World War-II cemetery, the border bazaar, The Lake of No Return, The Hell Gate, WW-II medical ruins at Wintong, the ethnic museum...the list of pleasures is long.
 
Everything freezes in the memories, the incredible memories of that freezing January. Time halts, memories tumble on to the albums and life smiles. Relive eternally those nostalgic moments created by the ethnic fiesta called Pangsau Pass Winter Festival 2013. 

Join IT Nature Club in exploring this cultural extravaganza during the month of January 2013.

ITINERARY :

19th January 2013 - Arrive at Dibrugarh by flight/train and travel 5 hours to Nampong, the venue of Pangsu Pass Winter Festival. Acclimatize and overnight camping.

20th January 2013 - Attend the festival inauguration and the cultural performance, experience the local cuisine and crafts, mingle with the most colorful indigenous communities of Arunachal Pradesh. Overnight camping.

21st January 2013 - Visit the World War II Cemetery near Jairampur. Jeep expedition to Pangsau Pass and cross into Burma to visit the Burmese village of Pangswa and lake of no return(subject to permission from Army). Return to Nampong. Evening cultural show. Overnight camping.

22nd  January 2013 - Morning optional hike to Tangsa village to soak into their life and culture. Early lunch and transfer to Dihing River Camp. Evening Bihu celebration followed by traditional Assamese dinner. Overnight at Dihing River Camp.

23rd January  2013 - Morning village experience. After breakfast check out.

Cost : Rs.27,400 /- per person

Includes:
01 night at Dihing River Camp
02 nights at PPWF Tented Village
All meals ( Lunch on Day 1 to Breakfast on Day 4)
Inner Line Permits
Permits for Pangsau Pass expedition
English-speaking guide
All taxes
Cost does not include :Entrance/Permit fees not mentioned above
Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours.
Extra Meals Ordered
Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Phone Calls.
Any Kind of Drinks (Alcoholic, Mineral, Aerated)
Any thing not specifically mentioned under the head  "includes”

For the booking confirmation deposit/transfer the as per the following details:

Account Type: Current Account
Account Name: IT Nature Club
Bank: Corporation Bank
Account No. : 128801601000060
Branch: Jigani
Code : CORP0001288
For more information and booking contact :--
IT Nature Club
C/O Avanti Holidays
1922.Nisarga Layout
3rd Main 4th A Cross
Bannerghatta Post
Bangalore-560083
Tel/Fax : 080 - 27824059
(M) : 9845383882 / 9902913882
Email :itnatureclub@gmail.com
Web : http://www.itnatureclub.in

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