Bumla Pass

Bumla Pass

  • Tawang
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • India

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Bumla Pass, Tawang Overview

The exact meaning of Arunachal Pradesh has been defined as the “land of the dawn-lit mountain”. It is situated in the Eastern part of the Indian territory. It has already emerged as one of the most wonderful holiday getaways. Arunachal Pradesh is home to the verdurous valley and extraordinary aestheticism that you will find difficult to witness anywhere. The state has beautiful waterfalls, stunning lakes, and picturesque valleys, mountains tops that boost the astonishing beauty of this place. Arunachal Pradesh offers a soothing environment and salubrious climate that add to its serenity. Among the several tourist attractions, Bumla Pass is one of the most happening places.


Bumla Pass is located at a height of 5000 meters above sea level. It is worth noting that Bum La Pass also signifies the Indo-China border. It has become a prominent attraction of the state. The place has also emerged as a must-visit place for tourists. However, you need to obtain a special permit from the Office of the Deputy Commissioner in Tawang District, and subsequently from the Indian Army cantonment of the Tawang. You will notice that Bumla Pass immediately induces the feelings of nationalism soon after watching the scores of soldiers protecting the border in such adverse weather conditions. It is interesting to note that it was through the Bumla Pass that Dalai Lama managed to enter India.


You will fall in love with the allure of the Bumla Pass and feel like coming here over and over again with its unmatched beauty and culture. You may find it difficult to believe but the natural beauty of this tranquil tourist place is totally unspoiled. If you have visited the popular tourist place of the North-Eastern state yet, you have not seen the real beauty of mountains in true sense. Bumla Pass has become highly popular among tourists. Avid travelers throng this place every year in the search for some peace from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.


The road to Bumla Pass is of great historical significance for the India-China battle that took place in the year 1962. The battle occurred between the armies of China and India as the Chinese army had attacked the Indian army. Presently, the pass has been serving as one of the four Border Personnel Meeting Point between both Indian and Chinese Armies. Consistent consultations and communications take place between the two giant armies to avoid the scenario of any face-offs or misunderstanding. Bumla Pass has some religious importance as well as a result of the Dalai Lama.


Traveler Tips:


As the place is quite cold, you must ensure that you are carrying woolen clothes in abundance. They will help you feel warm and comfortable. Additionally, you will be able to enjoy your trip to the fullest when you have comfortable winter clothes handy. You must carry adequate water, eatables, thermos with tea as there will be nothing on the way to the summit. It is worth noting that during winters, Bumla pass is covered with snow. In case you have hired a cab driver, you must ensure that the driver is thoroughly aware of the route of the place. He should have expertise in driving during winters when the roads are covered with snow.


Things to Do:


As Bumla Pass has noticed several unforgettable events over the years, the place has emerged historically significant for India. When you happen to visit Bumla Pass, you must ensure that you visit the route from where Spiritual leader Dalai Lama had once entered India to seek refuge. Additionally, there is a popular lake known as Sangestar Tso which has emerged as the must-visit point of Bumla Pass. You must get a photograph captured when you reach there to create a treasure trove of beautiful memories. You also may place a pebble stone in front of the 'Heap of Stone' that will be counted as your tribute to the Indian Army’s brave hearts guarding the border day and night. Many travelers also enjoy watching the Indo-China Border Personnel Meeting also known as BPM point that has become one of the 4 meeting points between these two prominent Armies.


Best Time to Visit:


The ideal time when you should plan a visit to Bumla Pass is of course summers. Generally, one should plan his visit from February to April. You should always avoid a visit during the rainy season. The weather conditions are quite extreme in winters, as the minimum temperature may dip to -15 degrees. Therefore, it is ideal not to plan your visit during winters to Bumla Pass. Many people find it difficult to withstand the extreme weather conditions in winters. The temperature ranges between 5 to 22 degrees in summer while in winter season you will find the temperature between -2 to 5 degrees.


How to Reach?


In order to reach Bumla Pass for vacationing, it is ideal to travel on a day where there is no scope of rain or storm. You may start from Guwahati or Tezpur in Assam to reach Bumla Pass. To reach Bumla Pass, you may hire an SUV as the trek is quite difficult. The conditions of the road may require you to have strong nerves. Considering the kinds of roads, it is of paramount importance to hire a professional driver who will ensure maximum safety.


Nearby Attractions:


There are several nearby attractions that you may visit when you plan your trip to Bumla Pass. Thembang Village, Yak Research center, Bap Teng Kang waterfall have gained huge popularity and many tourists throng these places every year.

Therefore, we may conclude here that Bumla Pass, Tawang will leave you spellbound and wanting for more. Make sure you plan your visit at the earliest and enjoy the raw beauty of the place.




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