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“Beautiful Borders”
Review of Bumla Pass

Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Tawang
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed December 8, 2014

Bum La takes you to the LAC China. Some of the most beautiful terrains in the country, the valley with its maroon,green and ice-caped colours are a surreal piece of work by nature. The Army greets you with all its hospitality and gives you a briefing about the history of the Indo-China Border. If you have come to Tawang and not seen Bum La is pointless.

1  Thank MS_Belliappa
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Reviewed November 28, 2014

Bumla Pass is situated 37 kms away from Tawang. The Indo-China border that lies at 16000 ft altitude is the right place for you to assess your fitness level if you love adventure. the ideal time to visit the place to enjoy its limitless beauty would be from May to October. Bumla Pass was the passage used by Dalai Lama to escape from Tibet and to enter India.

Thank RobertFranky
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Reviewed November 16, 2014

Going to Tawang was definitely one of the best experience I had in all these years of travelling across India.
And it is not complete without taking the 36 km long bumpy ride to Bum La that connects India and China (Tibet) the ride is rough but the entire trail is dotted with beautiful lakes as well as the very post from where Subedar Joginder Singh fought valiantly during the 1962 war, its truly inspiring to imagine unde what circumstances they defended our land.

Given that this is a sensitive area only vehicle from Arunachal can go here, so if you hired a vehicle from Assam or other states it wont be of much use here...

The best would be to hire a vehicle for two days in first day you should get the permit from DC and Army officer to visit, it just costs 50 rupees so dont get cheated by people who ask more! On first day you can also finish local sight seeing which should not take more than 4-5 hours, the second full day should be dedicated to Bum La and other lakes in the outer periphery of Tawang. This will ensure that you get ample amount of time to do all, without tiring yourself out.

And yes while at Bum La do not forget to enjoy samosas and jalebis that is offered at very reasonable rate with free coffee by our jawans!

Thank Dhaval_the_explorer
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Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bumla is the site of the 1961 war and is a great reflection of the contrast between India and china in 2014. While the Chinese side has a 4 lane road, the indian side has a dirt track for 50 kms.
With a cold snowy landscape, this place is visually amazing but what makes it truly special is to appreciate and encourage the troops that guard our borders at this remote location.

Thank adityakrishna
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Reviewed October 27, 2014

Snow and the warm hospitality of our Army men. They escort you to the China border and also offer you hot tea (it's too cold..brrr...)

5  Thank Rajarshi D
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