Bike trip to Arunachal in July 2018 !

Travel QuestionsCategory: North East IndiaBike trip to Arunachal in July 2018 !
Isha Pandya asked 2 weeks ago

Hi Friends,
I am a female biker and I am planning a bike trip to Arunachal Pradesh in July 2018 along with my partner. Read in lot of blogs and forums that it is unsafe to travel in monsoon.
Can someone please guide me on this? If it is not risky then what all circuits can be covered in 15-20 days?
 

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5 Answers
Soumen Bhowmick answered 2 weeks ago

No no no…..It’s not unsafe….Really not unsafe….Just you need to be practical…
1. You shouldn’t be petrified of leeches
2. Sudden rains shouldn’t spoil your spirit
3. Should know how to respect nature and your limitations
Now about the best things to experience around July in North East
1. When in Rome, be a Roman,…..Been to NE and never experienced it’s monsoon? You should
2. Dusky beauty and Cloudy heaven…..Are cousins
3. Life is tough here but no pains no gains
4. Either be a part of the mass or make a mass. Be here when only selfie is the option and only locals come across and not tourists.
END NOTE:
IT’S NOT UNSAFE, jees

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Isha answered 2 weeks ago

Thanks a lot Soumen for your reply. I was unsure of riding in Arunachal Pradesh during monsoons as a lot of people in various blogs recommended not to do so coz of landslides being a common feature during that time.
Can u suggest me what all circuits can be completed in that month ? How much time would it take if I want to cover whole of Arunachal ? 
If not this, then any other alternative in North East where I can ride to ?
Thanks a ton in advance ! 🙂

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Soumen Bhowmick answered 2 weeks ago

The road worth to be taken will be:
Stilwell Road to Pangsau Pass and the Lake of No Return, Mishmi Hills, Muyudia Pass, Anini, Dambuk, Pashighat, Along, Mechuka, Along, Daporijo, Ziro, and then end with the Tawang circuit. 
To cover the above places you will need little more than a month. You have to be prepared to face the challenges of the monsoon here and be smart enough to know when to stop and when to go. 

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Isha Pandya answered 2 weeks ago

Thank you Soumen for your reply! 🙂
I am on with my research and will make it my best one. I am planning to ship my bike to Guwahati so that I save on the bike rental. While travelling my stays are mostly basic ones (Homestays/basic lodges). So, considering all the fooding, lodging, petrol expenses how much do u think I will require for a month? Just an approx value. This will help me to save accordingly for my travel. :))

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Soumen Bhowmick answered 2 weeks ago

Hi Isha,
It’s always better to carry your own bikes. More for your comfort with your trusted machine than for rentals. And in any way rented bikes are never problem free. 
Coming to the budget, north east is little on the expensive sides compared to other Himalayan regions. Also if you are a vegetarian than you might find some difficulty. You can take about 1500/- per day expense on an average per person. 

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